WASHINGTON -- If George W. Bush had ignored the views of his Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel to avoid complying with the War Powers Resolution, Democrats would be going berserk. Barack Obama, I suspect, would be going berserk.
Recently in response to Governor Haley's attempt to force the South Carolina State Senate to do her bidding to reform state government, Senator Glenn McConnell in an editorial commentary made a convincing and timely statement with respect to deliberative legislative process and to the respect for constitutional law and the processes of orderly government. While one may not always be in agreement with Senator McConnell, what he had to say in this matter should be a tenet for guiding not only us who serve in government but should be a guiding principle for all of us in going about ...
In the late 1980s, the fight against global communism entered a crucial phrase. President Ronald Reagan publicly pressed Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. Pope John Paul II and Lech Walesa gave Polish workers the courage to rise up against their communist masters. The Velvet Revolution sprang up in Czechoslovakia.
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. Members of the graduating class at Blaney High School who received their diplomas in June 1949 included (first row, from left) Ollie Dixon, Ollie Mae Branham, Betty Aldrich, Lois Branham, Evangeline Hunter, Betty Lou Dowey, (second row) Clinton Goff, Thomas Goff, Ray Strickland, Clayton Campbell, Olin Goff, Marvin Campbell and Preston Goff. Not pictured were Fred Duckett and William Cessar.
SUMTER -- The last time the American Legion baseball teams from Dalzell-Shaw and Kershaw County met at the Crestwood High School field, the result was a 30-24 victory for Post 17 in a 5 ½-hour marathon.
Nothing succeeds like success, but don't sell failure short.
Can the federal government's spending spree last forever? Of course not. Even when economic growth is strong (hardly the case now, of course), it's foolish to keep spending more than we take in. Congress is going to have to make some serious cuts. Otherwise, we'll face a day of serious financial reckoning -- and sooner than we think.
Students at Grace Church kindergarten and preschool recently explored all kinds of fun sea creatures during a summer camp themed "Under The Sea." During the camp, students made handprint crab T-shirts that the children painted. The camp included 15 children ages 3 to 5 years old. A second summer camp will be held at Grace Church from July 11 through 14 and the theme will be "Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!"
Wilhelmenia "Bill" Anderson, 87, of Lugoff, Kershaw County, South Carolina, died Friday 24 at North Shore University Hospital.
A funeral service for Fay Keller Nowlen Elliott, age 94 of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM Mon. June 27, 2011, at First Baptist Church, Camden, SC. The Reverend Bruce Hancock will officiate. Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel is in charge of arrangements. The family received friends at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel between the hours of 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM on Sunday June 26, 2011.
Miss Anna Leigh Taylor of Lugoff and Mr. Cory Graham Alexander of Clover were united in marriage June 25, 2011 at Trinity Baptist Church in Lugoff. Rev. Dr. Charles R. Everett officiated at the 5:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony. A reception followed at TenEleven Galleria in Camden.
Blaney Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-week period
• Young people have great resiliency, and we enjoyed a quotation from pro golfer Rory McIlroy after he ran away with the U.S. Open recently. Asked if his last-round collapse in the Masters tournament last spring was weighing heavily on his mind as he approached the final round in the Open, he replied, "Honestly, I don't know what all the fuss is about, because at the end of the day it's just a golf tournament and I'm 21." That's what we call keeping your perspective.
Freedom of information (FOI) issues don't make for juicy reading, as some things involving the General Assembly do. They're fairly mundane and generally don't attract the interest of too many people. But such issues are extremely important, and there are several of them which are surfacing in the legislature for the coming year.
Women deserve more seats in the highest corporate echelons. But a mandate is the wrong way to get there.
When this appears in print, it will be the day after Christmas and I hope the day was a meaningful one for you. The candlelight church services will be over, meals will have been eaten, the presents opened and the relatives come and gone (or not). What still remains, though, are the "hanging of the greens." This includes wreaths, door drapery, mantel mounds, banister baubles and of course the Christmas tree. Whether your greenery is real, artificial or some of both, its use and display are steeped in tradition from centuries ago.
Every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights. You should be aware of these rights when you interact with the Internal Revenue Service.
The Knights of Columbus recently presented a check for $3,997 to the Kershaw County Disabilities Foundation (KCDF). The money was from the proceeds of the Knights 2014 Tootsie Roll Drive. Pictured from left to right are, Fred Florian, TITLE Thoyd Warren, KCDF TITLE Valerie McKelvey, Peter Furlong, Jim Pontius and Mike Williams. Pontius and Florian were co-chairmen of the Tootsie Roll drive.
S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers took an inside tour of Wateree Farm in Rembert on Dec. 18.
From Grinches to Santa, colorful characters, bands and floats greeted local residents lined up in Boykin, Bethune, Camden and
Buford used a 20-12 third quarter run to break open a close game and went on to a 68-54 victory over visiting North Central in last Thursday's Region 4-AA boys' basketball opener.
Lugoff-Elgin capped an eventful week of wrestling by taking third place in last weekend's six-team Gator Invitational held at River Bluff High School.
Both the Camden and North Central high school wrestling teams were ranked in the top 20 in their respect classifications in the scmat.com poll for the week ending on Dec. 19.