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A first step

Kershaw County voters, like their counterparts throughout the county, should take heart in the fact that Democrats and Republicans finally came together in Washington Monday to forge what looks to be a workable compromise on economic matters. They came up with a measure that will keep income rates at their current pace for another two years and will also extend unemployment taxes; the measure will also reduce the payroll tax on Social Security, instantly putting money into the pockets of working Americans as the country tries to pull out of its long economic tailspin.

December 08, 2010 | | Editorials


School district should review priorities

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.

December 08, 2010 | Lynne Mastantuno Camden | Letters


America's reality show: gloom and doom

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.

December 08, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Land purchase for new district offices 'poor decision'

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?

December 08, 2010 | Alvin V. Hooper Camden | Letters


Yesteryear -- Dec. 8, 2010

20 YEARS AGO -- Dec. 5-10, 1990

December 08, 2010 | | Yesteryear


The voices of youth

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.

December 08, 2010 | | Education


Novel approach

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 with Odysseus from "Odysseus."

December 08, 2010 | | Education


TSA salutes local students during 'Recognition Rally'

Thomas Sumter Academy's Lower School recently held its first Recognition Rally for the 2010-2011 school year.

December 08, 2010 | | Education


Queen of reading

December 08, 2010 | | Education


Historic Camden takes visitors back to past during annual colonial Christmas celebration

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.

December 08, 2010 | | Localife


Mary B. Adams

Mary B. Adams, 97, of Camden, died Monday.

December 08, 2010 | | Obituaries


Ring the bells

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 conductor Robert Wertz. From left, Emily Catoe, Melinda Kane, Diane Fulcher and Paula Bordner practice with their handbells for Sunday's concert.

December 08, 2010 | | Localife


Robert "Pa" Belton

Mr. Robert "Pa" Belton, 79, of 47 Trinity School Road, Lugoff, SC, passed on Friday, December 3, 2010.

December 08, 2010 | | Obituaries


Myron Oscar Fulda

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 Iowa State University, Ames, IA with a BS degree in Chemical Technology and a MS degree in Analytical Chemistry. Mr. Fulda was a retired ...

December 08, 2010 | | Obituaries


Thomas Jeffers

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.

December 08, 2010 | | Obituaries


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Rec. Notes: KC swim team registration

The Kershaw County Swim team will have registration April 21 through May 9.

April 18, 2014 | | Kershaw County


“Robert Mills: Designs for Democracy”

Robert Mills was the first American born and trained architect. He called himself "Robert Mills, Architect of Public Buildings." Indeed, Mills established a new scale and standard for public buildings in Washington, D. C. when he designed the Treasury Building, the Patent Office, and the General Post Office in the 1830s and early 1840s. In other parts of the country, Mills designed buildings that were sensitive to regional values and local architectural traditions. Always his attention was on permanency and fireproofing for his public buildings.

April 18, 2014 | Katherine Richardson | Columns


Fergus Reid Buckley

Fergus Reid Buckley passed away in Camden, South Carolina on April 14, 2014. He was the younger brother of conservative figure William F. Buckley, Jr. and of the Honorable James L. Buckley, former U.S. Senator from New York and Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

April 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


FAC presents Seasons of the South

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present an original Earth Day celebration, Seasons of the South, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Wood Auditorium.

April 18, 2014 | | Localife


Charlie Horace Olive

Charlie Horace Olive was born December 31, 1914, in Cataula, GA and passed away peacefully on April 14, 2014, in LaGrange, GA.

April 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Richard Lee Porter

Mr. Richard Lee Porter 47, of 937 Berry Road, Bishopville, South Carolina, passed on Friday, April 11, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Elizabeth Baptist Church in Bishopville, SC. Burial will be at Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery in Bishopville, SC. Hailes Funeral Home is serving the family.

April 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Erasing the race card

WASHINGTON -- One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe.

April 18, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | Columns


Trio of Grade I winners eye Temple Gwathmey

Three Grade 1 winners, 2013 winner Decoy Daddy, and a formidable front-runner will line up on Saturday for the $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3), featured race of the 93rd annual Middleburg Spring Races.

April 18, 2014 | | Equine


These lovable furry friends need homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Boyd, a 7-month-old neutered male cat and Sophie, a 6-month-old female terrier mix. She is very energetic, playful and friendly. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

April 18, 2014 | | Pets


Clinic Classic hits the streets on April 26

The seventh annual Clinic Classic 10K run and 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 26.

April 16, 2014 | | Sports


SCSU's Pough to be guest speaker at CMS sports gala

Tickets are now on sale for Camden Middle School's inaugural Sports Gala to be held on Friday, May 23 at the school beginning at 6 p.m.

April 16, 2014 | | Sports


Elliott to talk USC football at Gamecock Club event in Camden

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

April 16, 2014 | | Sports


A scorned South Carolina hero

April 11, 2014 was a very important day in the history of South Carolina. Few people noticed that anything much happened – but I would argue that this was the day we as a state did two very important things.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Noble | Columns


The Colbert Report

WASHINGTON -- In selecting Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as host of the "Late Show," CBS has waged war on America's heartland -- or so proclaims that Palm Beach font of heartland mirth, Rush Limbaugh.

April 16, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | Columns


Thank you to the CPD and KCSD

On behalf of the Tour de Camden bicycle ride I would like to thank the Camden City Police and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department. On Saturday April 12, 2014 we held the Tour de Camden with the ride beginning en masse from Historic Camden. We had about 150 riders of all levels of ability.

April 16, 2014 | | Letters


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