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Rick Perry's cowboy certainty

Quite a few people were shocked to hear the audience burst into applause at Rick Perry's first Republican presidential debate after they heard that the Texas governor leads the nation in executions. That's why we have debates. They teach you things, not only about the candidates but also about their voters.

September 19, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Noted and passed

• The leaders of a bipartisan congressional committee charged with finding $1.2 trillion in savings apparently understand the importance of their mission, with Sen. Patty Murray saying, "I don't see this as a party issue. I see success as bringing some confidence back to the American people that despite our differences, we can find some ways to move forward." Indeed, about four in five Americans say they have no confidence in Congress. Committee members of both parties have an opportunity to make a difference; let's hope they will take their duties seriously rather than hewing to a rigid ...

September 19, 2011 | | Editorials


The challenge of 'Constitution Day'

Declaring your independence is risky, but it's relatively simple. Figuring out how to function as an actual nation is more complex.

September 19, 2011 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Robert Ariail -- Sept. 19, 2011

September 19, 2011 | | Ariail


Snapshots of nature

Nature-seekers and history buffs took a closer look at the wild life that surrounds them during a recent two-hour walk through Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site and its nature loop which passes by Pine Tree Creek. Naturalist Josh Arrants, who led the walk, shared his field notes from the excursion, which was organized by the Kershaw Conservation District.

September 19, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


PTHS chosen for Title I honor

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School is one of three schools statewide to be honored by the South Carolina Association of Title I Administrators for closing the achievement gap. Of the more than 500 Title I schools in South Carolina, Pine Tree Hill ranked in the top three in improving student achievement among students who have historically scored lower than their peers.

September 19, 2011 | | Education


Nicholas Rivers

Haile's Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Nicholas Rivers, 20, of 1106 Gary Road, Camden. He passed on Friday, Sept. 16.

September 19, 2011 | | Obituaries


Patricia Wilson

Haile's Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Patricia Wilson, 42, of 2525 Thomas St., Camden. She passed on Friday, Sept. 16.

September 19, 2011 | | Obituaries


John Williams

Haile's Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Williams, 72 of 1591 Bradly Road, Camden. He passed on Friday, Sept. 16.

September 19, 2011 | | Obituaries


Miss Comer, Mr. Martin wed

Miss Kasey Marie Comer of Jonesville, South Carolina, and Mr. Michael Philip Martin of Lugoff, South Carolina, were united in marriage September 17, 2011 at the Mitchell House & Gardens in Lexington, South Carolina. Gary Pozsik officiated the 7:00 p.m. garden ceremony.

September 19, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Barnes, Mr. Childers plan spring wedding

Channing Elizabeth Barnes and Steven Trey Childers are happy to announce their engagement. Miss Barnes is the daughter of Kathy Barnes of Camden, SC, and the late Joel Barnes. Mr. Childers is the son of Steve and Sarah Childers of Rock Hill, SC.

September 19, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Mitchell, Mr. Glover set fall wedding date

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher L. Mitchell of Camden and Mr. and Mrs. William L. Glover of Camden announce the engagement of their children, Samantha Ann Mitchell of Camden and William Edward Glover of Camden.

September 19, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Crutcher visits Kershaw County

Award winning author Chris Crutcher will speak at the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center on Tuesday. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., followed by a talk at 6:30 p.m. This event is hosted by the Kershaw County Library.

September 19, 2011 | | People & Places


Patriotic Week salute

September 16, 2011 | | Education


Larson leads VFW Ladies Auxiliary delegation to national convention

Marianne Larson of Elgin, South Carolina department president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), led the state delegation to the 98th national convention held Aug. 27-Sept. 1 in San Antonio, Texas.

September 16, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


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Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


NC rallies from 9-run hole to take down Cheraw in 10

Small ball led to an overthrown ball, leading to a wild pitch which was all it took for North Central to come away with a 10-9, 10-inning win over visiting Cheraw in a Tuesday night game in which the hosts overcame a 9-0 deficit after three and a half innings of play.

March 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Demons cruise past Redhawks, 11-1

Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.

March 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrants speaks to CCTC students

Josh Arrants, naturalist and C-I columnist, speaks to students in Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Natural Resources Management program Feb. 26 about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker Restoration Project at Fort Jackson. Arrants, a 2002 CCTC graduate, is a member of the S.C. Wildlife Federal Board, a Fort Jackson Wildlife Technician and former Camden resident who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He is returning frequently to work on the Fort Jackson project and continues to write his column. The students listening to Arrants' lecture are in NRM Department Chair Joshua Castleberry's class.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Honoring their own

The Kershaw County Democratic Women's Organization recently made a donation to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County to honor the contributions of several of their former members. Tributes were read and a check presented in their honor for Virginia Furman, Louisa Watkins and Pat Watts. FAC executive director Kristin Cobb accepted the donation at the meeting. "All of these women were very special to this community and certainly the Fine Arts Center. I am honored to accept this donation in their memory," Cobb said. Pictured from left are Mollye Robinson, member; Kristin Cobb, executive director, Fine Arts Center ...

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Bethune High grad is ZEL Engineers president

Stacey Gordon, a Bethune High School graduate, recently received a promotion to president of ZEL Engineers Inc., based in Augusta, Ga. Gordon is the son of Doby and Suzanne W. Gordon of Cassatt.

March 27, 2015 | | Business


BES announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its school-wide A an A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Master Gardeners offer scholarship

Kershaw County Master Gardeners will be offering a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a deserving Kershaw County School District Senior to assist in their post secondary education in the pursuit of Agriculture and/or Horticulture Sciences. Applicants must be a Kershaw County School District graduating senior. Scholarship focus will be awarded on your vision to impact of the Agriculture and/or Horticulture industry.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - March 27, 2015

Anyone ages 6 to 13 can participate in a Spring Break Baseball Camp offered by CHS and KCPR, Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. at American Legion Baseball Field.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - March 27, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Conner, a 1-year-old Basset hound/Lab mix dog, and Bunky, a 6-year-old neutered male domestic short-haired cat. 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 ...

March 27, 2015 | | Pets


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