The Kershaw County Library in Camden has expanded its hours of operation.
In August, more than a dozen young high school men from Kershaw County participated in the Palmetto Boys State leadership program.
Funeral Mass for Armando Gonzalez Jr., 23, will be celebrated on Thursday at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Father John Zimmerman will officiate. The Rosary will be recited on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. followed by visitation until 7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Thomas A. Iwancio, Sr., 55, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM today at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Bill Dulaney will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Thomas' memory to American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
Mr. Henry Lewis, 73, of 219 Doby Street in Camden died Monday, September 1, 2014. Friends may visit at 1905 Medfield Drive in Camden. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
I'm ready to move on to other matters, so I thought I'd close our evolution series with a few interesting artifacts of evolution that we experience everyday.
When it comes to possible presidential candidates for 2016, nobody -- even Hillary Clinton -- seems to raise more emotion, both favorable and negative, than New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Supporters love his brash, take-no-prisoners demeanor, while detractors claim he's just a bag of hot air, a bully who stomps on every opponent in his path. Christie's path to the White House is much more difficult than it was a year ago because of the scandal in New Jersey in which some blame him for tying up traffic on a freeway in order to punish those who didn't agree ...
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Kershaw County Board of School Trustees members Coach Ron Blackmon (Seat 9) and Louis Clyburn (Seat 3) recently earned certificates of achievement for obtaining Level Two status in the S.C. School Boards Association's (SCSBA) Boardmanship Institute Training Program.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees submitted necessary paperwork to the Kershaw County Board of Elections in August to seek voters' approval on the November ballot to build five new school facilities and renovate five others. Total cost for construction is approximately $130 million.
The city of Camden is kicking off its Commerce Alley parking lot and alleyway construction project between DeKalb and Rutledge streets this week.
If you're ever in Salt Lake City and want to go for a good hike, Rattlesnake Gulch is just a few minutes off I-80.
Funeral service for Mr. Robert Lamont Demary, 33, of 2404 Salmond Street in Camden, will be held Thursday, September 18, 2104, 2:00 P.M. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Monroe Street in Camden with burial Friday, September 19, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. He died Thursday, September 11, 2014. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements
It was another black eye for South Carolina last week when Rep. Bobby Harrell, speaker of the House of Representatives, was indicted by a Richland County grand jury on nine counts, including illegally using campaign money for personal expenses, filing false campaign disclosures and misconduct in office. Harrell suspended himself -- how's that for an oddity? -- and will now face his government accusers. South Carolina certainly doesn't have a monopoly on political malfeasance but the Palmetto State has had more than its share of governmental scandal. We say that fully recognizing that Harrell is innocent until proven guilty.
Citizens groups want lower utility rates
On Sunday afternoon (Sept. 7), my friend was driving south of Jefferson Davis Highway. It was raining, with lots of thunder and lightning. When she got past the BP station, a transformer must have exploded. Her car hit the pole. She suffered some bad injuries.
On Aug. 24, 2013, my brother, Alan Robinson, was cruelly and brutally murdered. The week of Aug. 24, 2014, his killer was tried, found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole for his crime.
Though the calendar has now been flipped to the month of September and autumn is right around the corner, here in South Carolina it is still very much summer according to the thermometer. Days are getting shorter, but lower temperatures don't usually make it to South Carolina to signal the end of summer until well into October. Birds have begun their annual migrations south, but the heat and humidity that still lingers continues to keep snakes very active. Being exothermic, or cold-blooded as I was taught in elementary school, snakes take environmental warmth and warm themselves to activate processes ...
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WASHINGTON -- As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention.
Racers, start your engines! The 24 Hours of LeMons race returns to the Carolina Motorsports Park this weekend, giving less-than-professional drivers in less-than-$500 contraptions the chance to show what they're made of.
With the rain --- which caused a one-hour delay --- followed by the heat and humidity, Saturday was hardly the optimal conditions for a cross country race.
The Cassatt Fire Department will host a high school rodeo on Oct. 10 and 11 on the grounds of the Mid-Carolina Field Trial Club. The club is located at 925 Field Trial Rd. in Camden.
Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, current leader in the National Steeplechase Association's 2014 earnings standings, will meet 2013 Eclipse Award winner Divine Fortune on Thursday in Belmont Park's $150,000 Lonesome Glory Handicap.
In just their second year of existence, the Camden High girls' golf team can sympathize with the growing pains which their cross-river neighbors are experiencing.