There's one presidential political fact that's abundantly clear: most voters today favor "none of the above." Fewer than half of all Americans believe President Obama is doing a good job, but the field of contenders for the Republican nomination isn't exactly drawing rave reviews. Those observers who enjoy a good political free-for-all are no doubt watching that GOP race with interest, as there's already a host of hopefuls, and others are eying the race.
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As coaches of the Kershaw County girls' 12 and under state fast-pitch championship softball team, my husband, Joey, and I would like to thank the players, the parents and all the local businesses who contributed to this special event.
Take a group of a dozen girls, the best 12 and under fast-pitch softball players from throughout Kershaw County, bring them together for nine practices leading up to a weekend tournament and what do you get? Try state champions on for size.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Aladdin, an 8-week-old male domestic shorthaired kitten, and Mackey, a 3-month-old tan and white hound mix puppy. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail ...
Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) science teacher Holly Sullivan has been selected as a South Carolina state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Dr. Robert Edward Davis, Jr., 78, of Camden will be held Friday, June 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Lakeview Baptist Church with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Hugh McKinney and Rev. David Weaver will officiate. The family received friends Thursday, June 16, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Dr. Davis's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill St. Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral service for Walter Bruno Geloewski, 74, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazerene, 901 Saint Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29210. The Rev. Paul Johnson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to First Church of The Nazerene.
Darren "Boogie" Hickmon, 40, of Beaver Dam Road, Camden, SC, died Monday, June 12, 2011.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Chalmers E. "Chank" Hornsby, 88, of Camden will be held Friday, June 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Brent Kendall will officiate. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Center beginning at 10:00AM. Memorials may be made in Mr. Hornsby's memory to First Baptist Church of Camden, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Graveside services for Howard Melton, 75, of Bethune, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2011 at Bethune Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Michael L. Parnell, Sr. will officiate. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is serving the family. The family received friends Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services for Barbara E. (Sellers) Peebles, 47, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Everett Reconnu and The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church.
Morgan Wilson has come a long way from the little third-grader who joined her mother's Camden Volleyball Club team.
Sarah Elizabeth Hilton, 9, took part in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program for third-grade students. The program offers students a hands-on gardening experience by giving them the tools to grow colossal cabbages. Sarah's cabbage grew to a whopping 24 pounds. After tending to the cabbage, Sarah made the decision to donate her large leafy produce to Food for the Soul to help feed those in need. Sarah is the daughter of Steve and Patti B. Hilton and is a student at Pine Tree Hill
Race relations have undergone a curious flip-flop. Polls show that blacks feel more optimistic about the nation's future than whites do, despite the Great Recession that's giving everybody the blues.
• We are comforted when justice is served, and we believe that happened Thursday afternoon when a jury found 33-year-old Willie Thomas Starnes, of Bethune, guilty of armed robbery and murder. The jury found Starnes guilty of deliberately using his vehicle a year ago to knock Alan Thomas Robinson, 67, also of Bethune, off his moped, stealing and loading that moped onto his vehicle and then turning around and running Robinson over. Robinson died the next day. Starnes is then accused of selling the moped for money he used to buy drugs. In fact, Starnes was under the influence of drugs ...
A while back, a messy problem loomed ahead. I don't like confrontation. If that makes me less than a person then consider me to be itty bitty. Life, I figure, is too short for squabbling. My motto is "whenever possible, step out of the way."
Recently an inquiry came to the South Caroliniana Library from the Adirondack Museum in Saranac Lake, N. Y., concerning an Edward T. Start (1867-1952) photograph in their collection. Along with the inquiry came a copy of the photograph and Start's obituary from the February 5, 1952, Adirondack Daily.
Runners sprint off the start line at the 2013 Race to Read event. It's almost time for this year's KershawHealth 10th Annual Race to Read, which raises money for early literacy efforts in Kershaw County. The race will be held Saturday, September 27 at 8 a.m. at Doby's Mill Elementary School in Lugoff. There is a 5 mile road race, that features a beautiful course, utilizing a mixture of surfaces. There is also a 1 mile fun run on the school's freshly paved fitness trail. Focusing on the importance of hydration, 5 mile participants will ...
Kershaw County will kick off a Lake Wateree Flood Study with a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St.
Funeral service for Nancy F. Hudson, 74, was held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin. The family received friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Elgon Congregation, 1106 Wildwood Lane, Elgin, S.C. 29045.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Virginia Ward McCaa, of Lugoff will be held today at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Phil McCoy will officiate. The family will speak to friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McCaa's memory to Rowan Presbyterian Church 818 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or The Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29169.
A memorial service for Janet B. Rogers, 67, will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
While the Kershaw County School District employees were meeting at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Aug. 12, some of the retired faculty and staff members from Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (formerly on Lakeshore Drive) socialized at Hall's Restaurant in Lugoff.
Blaney Elementary's Principal, Mr. Ed Yount, is a man of his word. He challenged Blaney's teachers and students to raise $1500 for the United Way during the first week of school, and if the challenge was met, he would come to school dressed as a woman. As of Friday, August 22, $1530 was raised and Mr. Yount kept his promise by arriving on August 29th in costume.
Camden native, Frances Newman recently completed her college degree from Emmanuel College in Franklin, Ga., at the age of 73 with a 3.4 GPA. She was also awarded the president's award for Certification of Accommodation.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is now offering an adult dance class.
Owner-trainer Jonathan Sheppard's Brilliant Match turned back a determined challenge by Cat Feathers to win Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths last Thursday afternoon.
Tuesday: Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley (G – 4:30 p.m.); Camden, Camden Military Academy at Great Falls (XC – 5:30 p.m.); North Central at Buford (VB – 6:30 p.m.)