As Camden City Council moves past first reading of the 2011-2012 budget and on to second reading May 24th, it is important for our community to understand how we budget and where our priorities originate.
I was very disappointed in your recent Noted and passed comments criticizing Gov. Haley for being insensitive in not making appointments to minorities in the proportions that you felt appropriate. I would have thought that you, as I, would have wanted her to choose the best available for the job regardless of the category into which they fell. Whether she did or not, only time will tell.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a short-haired domestic kitten and an 8-week-old male border collie hound-mix puppy. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The shelter ...
The Kershaw County Aquatic Center will open for the season May 21; registration for aquatic center programs will also be accepted at this time. The pool will be open on a half-day schedule May 21-June 5, shifting to a full-day schedule June 6. The aquatic center will be closed Memorial Day and July 4.
Five years ago, former Pine Tree Hill School teacher Ann Marie Taylor wanted her special education students to be more involved with extracurricular activities.
A service to celebrate the life of William Benjamin "Bill" Catoe, 55, of Camden, will be held Friday, May 13, at 4:00 p.m. at Baker Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Keith Coates and Mike Vinson will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the Funeral Home and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at the home of his sister; 1368 Sunnyhill Dr., Camden. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Baker Funeral Home, 210 E. Hilton Street, Kershaw, S.C. 29067 to help with funeral expenses.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies broke up two theft rings that have plagued Kershaw County for the past several months. Sheriff Jim Matthews announced the arrests of three men: Cody Jackson, 20; Dylan Johnson, 18; and Kasey Dinkins, 19.
Julia Kathleen Brown Shannon, 87, of Columbia, died on May 12, 2011. A funeral service will be held at 11 o'clock, Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel. The family will greet friends prior to the service, beginning at 10 o'clock. Burial will follow at Logue Cemetery, Hopkins, SC.
Ernest Edward Gonzales, Jr., 71, of Rembert, husband of Ruby Moore Gonzales, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at his home.
The Kershaw County Ministers Association is proud to sponsor the annual community Lenten services each year. This has been a tradition of long standing.
The Larry Jeffers American Legion Post 195, along with the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD), will host a flag disposal ceremony at 7 p.m. May 28 at the Elks Lodge off U.S. 1 in Lugoff.
The rooms rented to bed and breakfast customers at the Greenleaf Inn were housed in two of Camden's most historic homes: the Joshua Reynolds House, built around 1805-1810; and the Thomas McLain House, built in 1885-1890.
Camden High School Class of 1991 is planning their 20-year reunion to be held on Saturday, June 11. The cost is $30 per person/ $60 per couple. To purchase a ticket, contact the group on Facebook or send your check to: Lisa Frost Long, Class of 1991, PO Box 1551, Camden SC 29020.
On Sunday New Day on Mill will host a fifth anniversary drop-in from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1207 Mill Street, Camden. New Day is a transitional housing program for homeless women and their families. There will be a short program at 3 p.m. featuring some former residents. Tours of the cottages will be hosted by current residents and members of the New Day Advisory Board. For more information, call 432-5456.
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The Auxiliary of KershawHealth began its annual "Lights of Love" fundraising project Nov. 15 and it will run through Jan. 1, 2015.
Fred J. Florian and Pearl Polinski Florian of Camden Celebrated 60 years of marriage Nov. 20. The couple married in 1954 at St. Hilary's Catholic Church in Washington, Pa. They have five sons: Fred. M, Tony, Robert, Bill and Chris. The couple has four grandchildren: Derick, Thomas, Kayla and Rachel.
Howard and Cornelia (Keys) Joy celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 25. The couple was married in Camden and together they have five children: Audrey Joy of Allentown, Pa., Howard Joy Jr. (Nancy) of Dover, N.J., Karen Joy-Wilson (Isaac) of Piscataway, N.J., Michael Joy of Kanas City, Mo. and Gregory Joy (Dana) of Bonaire, Ga. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild: James, Sheena, Joy, Jazmin, Asha, Kier and Izaiah. The couple plans to celebrate the special occasion with their children and grandchildren at a later date.
On Sept. 28, 1789, according to a government website, the First Federal Congress passed a resolution asking President George Washington recommend to the nation a day of thanksgiving. The site goes on to describe what happened: a few days later, Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday, Nov. 26, 1789, as a "day of public thanksgiving" -- the first time the holiday was celebrated by our fledgling country.
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It has been said practically every major issue that passes through our GOP-elected officials' state house -- from education to healthcare to the selection of judges -- has racial undertones. And our GOP-elected officials may have passed the crossroad beyond which to get these evil spirits that loom over our state house in order.
Gov. Haley recently took an 11-day trip to India. There are some who are grumbling, calling her trip just another post-election junket by a politician.
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WASHINGTON -- By now, most Americans probably have formed an opinion about what comedian Bill Cosby did or didn't do sexually to or with at least 16 women beginning in the 1960s.
MaryEllen J. Ellis, formerly of Cassatt, S.C., passed away Nov. 20, 2014. She is survived by her son, Walter Davis of Cassatt, South Carolina; daughters, Denise Thomas of Liberty, Missouri, and Jean Garrison of Cassatt, South Carolina; 9 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren, and 4 Great-Great Grandchildren. MaryEllen was preceded in death by her Father, Walter Vernon Jones, Sr. in 1983; her mother, Ethel Juanita Hammonds Jones in 1989; brother, Walter Vernon Jones, Jr. in 2009; and a son, Paul Jackson Davis in 2007. MaryEllen had done many things in life, but enjoyed being a Farmer and around horses on ...
Funeral service for Elton Newman, 81, will be held on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Timrod Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 3:00-4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Timrod Baptist Church, 4227 Timrod Road, Bethune, S.C. 29009 or to KershawHealth Hospice.