The numbers are in. They show that workers in Europe have more vacation days than Americans. In Italy, the average worker is allowed 42 days of vacation every year. In France it's 37 days. In the United Kingdom, it's 28 days. The U.S. is near the bottom of the list. People here average 13 days of vacation a year.
It is a warm summer day as I sit on my veranda sipping sweet tea with a light breeze blowing through the trees. I gaze out over the sweeping gardens and terraces of lush flowering bushes and shrubs and overstuffed pots and containers. Ahhh, life is good! Then, POOF! I open my eyes and face reality! In the shade it is probably 110 degrees, there is NO breeze, the humidity is hovering around 100 percent. I don't have a veranda and I am not sipping any tea. I am guzzling water in an attempt to stay hydrated. As for ...
The third annual Autumn Attic Sale to benefit the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County will be held Sept. 15 to17, in the former Gifts on Broad, located at 1041 Broad St., next to Sam Kendall's restaurant in downtown Camden.
The Camden Art Association (CAA), an affiliate organization of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold their first meeting of the new year at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12 in the Bassett Gallery at the FAC. The group will host Colt Shirley as the guest speaker. The Bassett Gallery is located at 810 Lyttleton St. in the Bassett Building. There is no charge for the program and the public is invited to attend.
We're glad to see that work sessions of Camden City Council will be recorded from this point on; the change was made after council member Willard Polk requested clarification on the state's Freedom of Information Act. Jay Bender, the pre-eminent FOI expert in South Carolina, said work sessions, even though official votes aren't taken, constitute a meeting under the statute's provisions and that such sessions should be subject to the law. City Attorney Charles Cushman had earlier opined that work sessions didn't fall under the purview of the state's FOI Act because they were ...
WASHINGTON -- What if the president gave a major speech and no one heard it?
Serna A. Bell, 83, of Ellerbe Mill Road, Rembert, died Monday September 5, 2011. Family and friends may call at the residence.
Funeral service for Prophet William Drakeford, 78, of 1546 Kershaw Hwy. in Camden will be held Wednesday, September 7th, 3:00 P.M. at Parker Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Wake service was Tuesday, 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home with the McCaskill Lodge #308 performing their rites. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Lula B. Lane, 66, of Watts Hill Road, Lugoff, SC, died Sunday, September 4, 2011.
John O. "Jackie" Magee, 70, of Camden, will be held Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Jackie's memory to a charity of one's choice.
Dr. Linda Campbell has joined Sentinel Health Partners Primary Care Elgin.
Crazy Crab, a seafood market and bait and tackle store, has opened at 442 Longtown Road in Lugoff.
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Funeral service for Dianne Bowers Napper, 53, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church.
The Iota Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Vonnie Holliday Foundation invite all students ages 11 to 18 to the second annual Camden Community Youth Summit on Saturday, Oct. 4.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the ALPHA Center invite the public to the third annual "Un Día de Campo entre Amigos" -- A Celebration of the Hispanic Culture. The event will be held Sept. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. on the FAC grounds. The festival is free of charge and will include a celebration of culture with fun, great food, and the showing of the feature presentation "Huapango," a view of the Hispanic culture.
The 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, presented by the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is just around the corner.
Everyone has a guilty pleasure when it comes to movies. Maybe it's a soft spot for romantic comedies or nostalgia for old childhood favorites, but for many it's for movies that are just plain bad. Here's five that are the best of the worst.
A Christian rapper appeared on late-night TV. The artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, who is a Muslim, is bringing the peace train back to North America. And, the music in American worship services is sounding a little different these days.
ATLANTA -- Evangelical Christians may hold to a theology of equality between the sexes before God, but a study released Friday, Sept. 19, revealed colleges and nonprofits in the evangelical realm lag significantly behind secular nonprofits in placing women in leadership positions and on their boards of directors.
Another version of the story of Noah is headed to the big screen from Unified Pictures, and while it's unclear whether it will be any more faithful to the biblical source material than the recent sci-fi/fantasy-inflected version by Oscar-nominated auteur Darren Aronofsky, it's nabbed a director that should go down better with family audiences.
Disney Interactive is set to release the latest version of its "Infinity" video game franchise, this time featuring Iron Man, Hulk and other superheroes.
As a film student in the 1970s, producer David Latt reveled in the work of Hollywood directors like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola.
You only live once.
My family loves to play games together. It is a tradition in my husband's extended family to spend a lot of time playing games. We've continued this tradition in our own family, spending weekend nights and vacation time playing party, card and board games. My husband and I host regular games nights, and my teenager has started having her friends over for games too.
Life is messy. As a parent, that day will come when you walk into a giant mess created by your "angelic" children. When you see the mess, your first reaction is to yell and get upset. But, in many situations your children don't even realize they are doing anything wrong. Whether you have frosting all over the couch or flour all over the floor, you have to do something about the situation at hand. Here are a few ideas of what to do when you don't really know what to do.
Lists can rule over us like dictators who sport perfectly coiffed hair, pterodactyl brooches and high heels. Many of us know what it's like to be governed by our own to-do lists, driving some of us to become "anti-list-ivists" who refuse to write anything down. This scenario, however, can be just as counterproductive as the other.
Ten percent of middle-aged Americans have their wages slashed by debtors, NPR reported last week, and over $50 billion in consumer credit card debt will likely be added to America's existing debt in 2014, according to a recent study by CardHub.