Across South Carolina, Democrats have had a tough go of it during the past decade. The party holds only one congressional seat and has no constitutional officers. Republicans control both houses of the General Assembly. It's a different story here in Kershaw County, as Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk and Sen. Vincent Sheheen have both proven popular with voters though the GOP generally carries the county in other races. Now, former Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian has announced he'll run for the party's top party post later this month, and if nothing else, his candidacy will add a ...
40 YEARS AGO -- April 19-23, 1971
Actions of our Camden cty government raise questions about the long-term direction of city plans. This is not to imply any personal attacks since I respect the individuals involved. However, major changes in policy and plans have long-term impact and therefore require much more understanding and justification.
In celebration of Camden's history and horses, the Boykin Spring Fling Untimed Trail Ride will be held at Red Bank Farm in the Boykin community from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Billie Cline, 78, of Ridgeway, will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel with burial to follow in Centerville Cemetery. Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday, April 19, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM in the Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Cline's memory to El-Bethel Faith Community Church, 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
James Willie "Duck" Montgomery, 65, of Red Hill Road, Rembert, died Sunday, April 10, 2011.
Memorial service for John Daniel Shaw, Jr., 69, of Leesville, will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Wednesday at St. James Lutheran Church (Summit) with the Rev. Norman Deal officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund, 308 Church St. Leesville (Summit) SC 29070 or to Friends of the Animals, 321 E. Columbia Ave., Leesville, SC 29070. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic Batesburg-Leesville Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Both the North Central girls and boys track teams finished third in a multi-team meet at hosted by Lugoff-Elgin last Thursday night.
Skipper Branham scored a hole-in-one while playing a round of golf at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden last Thursday.
Monday: Camden at Blythewood (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Timmonsville at Camden Military Academy (BB – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Columbia (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); North Central at A.C. Flora (SB – 6 p.m.); Providence Athletic Club at Lugoff-Elgin (BSOC – 6:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Chapin (BB – 7 p.m.); Dreher at Camden (GSOC – 7 p.m.); Camden, Lugoff-Elgin in Hartman Invitational Golf Tournament (TBA)
Can prominent right-wingers like Newt Gingrich and Grover Norquist get along with the very liberal NAACP? Yes, they can, at least on the high cost of prisons.
One person died Saturday morning in a single-car accident on Black River Road.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will present The Upton Trio on Tuesday, and finish out the week with a delightful children's show, "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" on Saturday.
In early 1967 the Kershaw County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary purchased a heart monitor/defibrillator and donated it to the hospital. On June 23, 1967, it was used for the first time to save the life of an eight-year old Camden girl who had accidently received a lethal electric shock about 2:15 that afternoon.
In their denouncements of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women -- the so-called "Beyoncé voter" demographic, as one Fox News commentator sniggered.
First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment but a simple geo-political fact.
Having waded through Sheriff Jim Matthews recent letter as published regarding his endorsement of a "Proposed Firearms Ordinance," I note that the main point (as quoted) "It prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 300 yards;" that's 900 feet!
Black Americans in the state of Mississippi understand their time is at hand for their voting solidarity and economic self-reliance. Black Americans in South Carolina should also know their time is also at hand for them to learn and run for the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters in Mississippi.
William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...
Camden native helps rescue Haitians with USCG
Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.
All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.
The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.
Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.
Top Striker, winner of the $50,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase in Camden last March, is part of an 11-horse field which is expected to meet the starter's flag in Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.
We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.
The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.
Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.