Our great country has won many of its battles and countless wars, but the never-ending war we can't seem to win is the war on drugs. This war was embarked upon some several years ago, when the president at the time, community leaders, and citizens of the general public became alarmed at the impact these said drugs were imposing on society.
The Lugoff Elgin Varsity Volleyball team is hosting its annual Dig Pink JV Jam Tournament on Oct. 15 at Lugoff Elgin High School (L-EHS). The team chose to use the tournament as a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and have already raised more than $1,000 for the cause.
Keeping true to a promise he made to a group of fifth-graders at Bethune Elementary School in 2005, Clifton Harryton Anderson (first row, second from right), a retired mental health professional, volunteer mentor and the recipient of the Order of Silver Crescent, the state's highest honor for volunteer and community service, has made unannounced regular visits with students each year since 2005.
Bre'Anna T. Hayes of Camden has been awarded the title of 2011 Miss South Carolina Heart of America, for Miss Heart of America, LLC, producers of the nationally recognized Miss Heart of America Pageant Program. She will be representing her state at the 2011 Miss Heart of America Nationals on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Orlando, Fla. where she will be competing for a $5,000 scholarship along with other titles and prizes.
A memorial service for Charles Terry Carson, 83, of Camden will be held at a later date in Lillington, NC. Mr. Carson died Oct. 5, 2011. Born in Sanford, NC, he was the son of the late Herbert Allison Dale Carson and Belle Terry Carson. He was a United States Navy veteran having served in the Korean War. Mr. Carson retired after 30 years as an Oceanographer with NOAA. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a member of the Silvertones Choir and also a member of the Golden K and the James Leroy Belk Post ...
A funeral service for Torrence Ezell Gaines, 91, of Blythewood, will be held 1 p.m. Oct. 10, 2011 in Columbia Memorial Gardens of Mausoleum with military honors. Officiating will be Pastor Penny Baker. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia. Memorials may be made to Warriors Walk c/o WJB Dorn VA, 6438 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209.
Graveside funeral services for Inez Gardner Ogburn, of Camden, will be held on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC 29020. Inez G. Ogburn, widow of Lucius B. Ogburn, died Tuesday morning at Fountainview Nursing Home in Atlanta, GA. She was born in Camden, SC, on August 10, 1912 and lived here her entire life. She graduated from Camden High School in 1929. Upon completion of business school in Columbia, she worked for Kershaw County Health Dept, now the Dept. of Social Services, for 40 years. She was a member of the First ...
A car clocked at 99 mph on I-20 Tuesday afternoon set off a pursuit by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic unit into Lee County and the eventual arrest of a Fort Lawn man on parole for burglary and wanted on multiple assault charges from Cayce.
South Carolina Republicans have long taken pride in the fact that the state's first-in-the-South primary has attracted a great deal of national political attention, and indeed, Palmetto State GOP voters have had an uncanny knack for picking the eventual party candidate. So it gives the state a great deal of clout among Republican candidates who want to gain momentum as they head into the election season's final year. As we've noted before, we aren't keen on the fact that candidates for the White House announce soon after a president has been chosen, setting up what is ...
From the mailbag:
Dark clouds have been lifted, giving way to blue (and white and orange and black and garnet) skies -- football season is back. For this, fans of every age and team color are grateful. And with immense pride and bliss, they don the jersey of their beloved team; their team that will go all the way this season. At least that's what we, the fans, want to believe; it's what we hold on to year after year as if "it" was the winning lottery ticket; a victorious season in our clutches. Fans want to believe this is the moment ...
It is fitting that I write this on my one-year anniversary date working for the city. The year has gone by so fast and I am grateful for your support. It has been a pleasure meeting so many wonderful people and groups along the way as well as getting your thoughts and suggestions for improvements.
The Swing takes center stage this month with ballroom dancing classes offered by the Kershaw County Recreation Department.
Former Camden High two-sport standout Robert Council was named as the most outstanding player in Morgan State University's 14-9 win over Howard in the 40th annual New York Urban League Football Classic played on Sept. 25 at MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands in New Jersey.
Dr. Emily Hoppmann is the new owner of Elgin Veterinary Hospital, located at 1240 Pine St., Elgin. Elgin Veterinary Hospital is a small animal and exotic animal clinic, providing full-service medical and surgical care for pets. As a full service hospital, the facility offers a multitude of services which can be viewed on its website at www.elginvethospital.com. Laurie Young is practice manager. "Elgin Veterinary Hospital strives to offer premier service at reasonable prices in a warm family-like environment," said Hoppmann. "We look forward to meeting you and your beloved pet soon." The phone number is (803) 408-0383. Office ...
There are certain phases of childhood that each parent goes through with their children, but when you are a parent of twins, the normal is different. There are some things that only parents of twins will understand.
According to health and safety experts, sleep is serious business -- footie pajamas and fuzzy slippers aside.
This is the time of year we reflect on our lives. We think about all we've accomplished in one year. We think about the things we should have done -- but didn't.
"THE COPERNICUS LEGACY, Book 1: The Forbidden Stone," and "THE COPERNICUS LEGACY, Book 2: The Serpent's Curse," by Tony Abbott, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, $16.99, 410 pages and 481 pages (ages 9-12) (f)
A loud thud comes from my son's room. I fling open the door. His head is cradled in his arms. "I'm done. I can't do this anymore," he exclaims through tears of frustration.
Labor groups and observers are wondering how employers will implement a recent Supreme Court ruling that found Amazon does not have to pay workers for time spent going through mandatory anti-theft security checks.
Baron DeKalb, North Central JROTC recognized in national publication
Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.
During nine weeks of training, Army Pvt. Devin W. Bracey studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
I'm sure everyone is abreast of all the hullaballoo over interrogation techniques used by the CIA to get information from the Guantanamo detainees to assist in avoiding another World Trade Center disaster. Dianne Feinstein, along with Obama and most of the congressional Democrats, insisted on "confessing," as they put it, despite the secretary of state urging against it, terming it detrimental to our interests and safety abroad. So, immediately, China and Korea termed us "bad boys," and why not -- didn't the current administration essentially say that?
What's your favorite Christmas movie?
Recently, I had lunch with three old friends. All of us are proud South Carolina natives, amateur history buffs and great fans of barbecue (BBQ). We decided to meet at a new BBQ joint that we were all anxious to try.
With police behavior having been in the news recently because of incidents in which white officers killed unarmed black citizens, there has been much discussion -- rightfully so -- about whether some officers are acting recklessly. Racial profiling, of course, has been a part of this discussion, as it should be. It's interesting, then, that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an opinion earlier this week giving some leeway to police who make "reasonable mistakes" in enforcing the law. Of course, reasonable mistakes don't include the right by officers to act without provocation or to use undue force. And ...
Cary Phillips has been the head coach of the North Central boys' basketball team for all of five games. But he already knows his team needs to get off to better starts to avoid beginning behind the 8-ball.