As a child I was taught you have certain priorities in life. When you become an adult it still should have a place in your decision-making. The Kershaw County School District's recent vote to spend up to $1.25 million shouldn't even be on the list. As a taxpayer, I think keeping qualified teachers teaching is of more importance.
NEW YORK -- Pending catastrophe is not an easy notion to entertain, much less sustain. Americans moreover have a low tolerance for doom and gloom. We are the nation of optimism, after all. We elect leaders who promise hope and change. We are the shining city on a hill.
Why would the local school board vote to spend $1.25 million on property for a new district office when they have the land available at both the former Pine Tree Hill School and Camden Middle School properties? How much more money will the new administrative building cost? Is there some other way this money could be spent on children rather than administrative offices?
20 YEARS AGO -- Dec. 5-10, 1990 Photo cutline -- West Wateree Rotary Club members were among the Adopt-A-Highway litter control volunteers that picked up roadside trash last month. In addition to performing a community service, it paid off for one volunteer who found a $20 bill among aluminum cans, empty fast food containers and cigarette butts. Photo cutline -- Green thumb -- King Haiglar Garden Club member Gail West, her 2-year-old ...
The Doby's Mill Elementary School Choraliers -- a part of the Kershaw County Elementary Honors Choir, directed by Dr Susan Wyatt -- recently took part in an event jointly sponsored by the University of South Carolina and Colla Voce, a vocal chamber ensemble of professional musicians in the Columbia area. Elementary and middle schools from around the state were hosted at the event, where students sang in English and Latin.
Fifth-grade students at Pine Tree Hill School recently created pumpkins to represent the main characters of fiction novels. Students displaying their creations are (first row, from left) Abigail Tucker with Amber Billows from "Early Sunday Morning"; Chandler Price with Will from "Shades of Gray"; Cody Brewer with Stuart from "Stuart Little"; (second row) Jarquis Dinkins with Ralph from "Ralph S. Mouse"; Garrett Lawson with Gandolf the White from "Lord of the Rings"; and Kyle Alecia ...
Thomas Sumter Academy's Lower School recently held its first Recognition Rally for the 2010-2011 school year.
Although it's recorded that in 1759 George Washington purchased such exotic sounding toys as "bird on Bellows, turnabout Parrot, Prussian Dragoon, and Man Smoaking," mostly the southern colonial Christmas season was a celebration for grown ups. It was a time of merriment and of thanks; a season of feasts, parties, hunts, horse races, cock fights, balls and visiting, highlighted by church services, mainly Church of England, and special customs.
Mary B. Adams, 97, of Camden, died Monday. Services will be announced by Cooke Funeral Home.
The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its 30th annual Christmas Concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Camden High School's Performing Arts Center. Also performing will be the Handbell Choir from Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The concert will also feature a vocal soloist and Santa Claus will be making a visit. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB is under the direction of conductor Pat Wylie and assistant ...
Mr. Robert "Pa" Belton, 79, of 47 Trinity School Road, Lugoff, SC, passed on Friday, December 3, 2010.
Myron Oscar Fulda, 80, died Monday, December 06, 2010 at 11:55 AM in his home in Camden, SC. His family was with him. He was the son of the late Max Charles Fulda and Nellie Jeanette Vink Fulda. Mr. Fulda was born March 18, 1930 on Staten Island, NY and grew up in Rochester, NY. He received his Associate's Degree in Industrial Chemistry from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY and graduated from ...
Funeral services for Thomas Bobby Jeffers, 80, of Elgin, will be held Thursday December 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Paul Miles and Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p. m. at Powers Funeral Home.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Claude Edward Hancock, 80, of Camden will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 9, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock, Rev. Brent Kendall and Rev. Charles Allen will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be sent ...
High school girl's data on Battle of Camden to be used for class study
WASHINGTON -- If you peruse the news on any given day, the farm bill/food stamp debate produces two general impressions: Republicans are heartless turkey thieves; Democrats are spendthrift welfare caterers. If only neither were a little bit right.
This is a copy of my letter to the Camden Planning Commission and to Camden City Council. I have had many phone calls from people concerned about this proposed ordinance, as well as calls from my neighbors supporting my having roosters. I have been advised that I am grandfathered, but more restrictive covenants, and zoning ordinances are not the answer for Camden. Any noise nuisance noise cases should be handled on an individual basis, ...
"We are Camden, a place surrounded by history. Long a home of Native Americans, we were founded not long after Carolina was separated into North and South. Here, King Haigler, the Catawba chief, worked for peace among natives and colonists along the banks of the Wateree. Here, Patriots suffered one of the worst defeats in the Revolutionary War. Yet, from this place the tide of war would turn and ultimately lead to victory for ...
Rollie Reynolds, son of Gay and Rollie Reynolds, of Kershaw County, recently received the Employee of the Quarter award from the Lexington County Fire Service (LCFS) where he serves as an apparatus operator.
Sixth grade students at Camden Middle School (CMS) recently celebrated Mummy Day, a culmination of a unit of study on Ancient Egypt. During the school day, students traveled to four stations where they participated in cross curriculum activities. Students created life-size sarcophagi, found the surface area of pyramids that they then constructed, participated in a virtual pharaoh's mummification process, and then mummified chicken legs.
INVISTA's annual holiday blood drive will be Tuesday, December 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
One of the many problems in politics today is that many elected officials begin to believe they are smarter than the electorate and feel they should be able to make decisions that contravene public attitudes. They justify this, of course, in a myriad of ways. The recent resignation of a Colorado state senator is the ultimate in arrogance when it comes to ignoring the voters and trying to circumvent ...
Camden High School senior Madison Grant and junior teammate Morgan Wilson were named to the 2013 All-Region 4-AAA Volleyball Team as selected by the conference's seven head coaches.
The 84 children of the Montessori School of Camden anxiously awaited the arrival of their grandparents and extended families for the annual celebration of Grandparents' Day.
Passed away quietly in her sleep on November 26, 2013 in Vista, California at the home of her son, Von.
Herbert Brisbon, Sr., of 69 Brisbon Lane, Rembert, SC, passed on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Benjamin Ashley Lewis Grantham, 40, will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.