Suddenly, Campaign 2012 is looking like deja vu all over again. Remember how President Barack Obama's fast rise to the White House was boosted here and there by remarkably unlucky opponents? The Republican challengers to his reelection seem almost determined to help him to get lucky one more time.
• We've commented all along that a pending bill to require South Carolina voters to present a photo ID at the polls was no big deal, though some opponents claimed it would be unfair because some people don't have ready access to such identification cards. The state has offered the estimated 178,000 Palmetto State residents without a card free transportation to a DMV center to have one made at no cost. Only 600 people have taken the state up on the offer, indicating to us that the rest don't have much interest in voting, anyway.
Two nights after suffering their first conference loss in more than two years, the North Central volleyball team released their frustration on McBee to the tune of a 3-0 shutout win at The Castle on Thurday.
The Kershaw County Clemson Club will host a viewing party of Saturday's football game between the Tigers and Virginia Tech in Blackburg, Va.
During the 1730s, when the Township Plan was devised to entice interior settlement via offers of free land (Fredericksburg, later Camden, being one), a group of Welsh Baptists from New Jersey were granted land to settle either side of the Pee Dee River. The settlement became known as the Welsh Tract. Johannes Kolb, a German farmer who had emigrated to New Jersey in 1704, was among those who acquired land in the tract in the late 1730s.
The Camden High School Cass of 1986 will hold a class reunion at Camden Country Club, located at 111 Knights Hill Road, Nov. 5. The cost is $40 per person or $80 per couple. Send check or money orders to Hank Green at 1204 Broad St., Camden, SC 29020. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 14. For more information, email CamdenHighSchool86@gmail.com.
Last season, the only pimple on North Central's unbeaten run through Region 3-A volleyball play came when Chesterfield took one game from the Lady Knights, which went 23-1 in games played in eight conference matches.
Under a blanket of glittering night sky, the Harvest Moon Concert made its debut Saturday at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. In an intimate setting in the garden of the Kershaw-Cornwallis House, homegrown talents Kelly and Patrick Morris of The Mobros entertained the audience with original and cover songs, followed by Tennessee musician Michael Jacobs. A Native American of the Cherokee Nation, Jacobs played flute and guitar and sang original tunes.
Ida Bell Patterson, 72, of Elkwood Lane, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 25, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Sam and Hester Mae Clark Patterson.
Joe Louis Scott, 69, of Fairfax Drive, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. He was the son of the late David, Sr. and Mamie Boulware Scott and husband of Madeline Carrington Scott.
This year is the 80th anniversary of the social sorority Beta Sigma Phi. There has been a chapter of this organization in Kershaw County for more than 50 years. The current members of Beta Siigma Phi will host a Sunday Tea Oct. 16 around 2 p.m. to celebrate this occasion. The tea will be held at Julie Trott's home on Sarsfield Road, Camden. If you are a former member and would like to attend, call Barbara James at 432-4968 and leave a message that includes your name, address, phone number and email address; or email her at Jamesbf ...
John Drakeford, 102, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 1:00 P.M., Parker Baptist Church, Camden, SC, Rev.Walter Allen will officiate. Burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, September 30, 2011 from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM Crawford Funeral Home Lancaster, SC
"I am innocent," Troy Davis declared moments before he was to be executed for the killing of a security officer in Savannah, Ga., in 1991. How many times have we heard these words? Most of the inmates in jails and prisons across America would confess their innocence of a crime. And some may actually be. But what makes Troy Davis' claim different? Is it because his case has drawn national and international attention? Is it because his cause has the support of Pope Benedict XVI, former president of the United States Jimmy Carter, the president of the NAACP, Benjamin Jealous ...
If you've done any highway driving in South Carolina recently -- and most people have -- then you're aware of the pathetic condition of many roads throughout the Palmetto State. In numerous places, they're literally crumbling, with chunks of concrete or asphalt falling off onto the shoulders. Potholes, which are not only dangerous but also have the potential to cause expensive damage to cars, are common. Everybody agrees something needs to be done to repair the state's highway system, but the government in Columbia is as dysfunctional on this issue as Washington is on many matters.
WASHINGTON -- One can understand why The Weekly Standard's William Kristol would try to nullify Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy, but smearing all baby boomers in the process seems a stretch of veracity in the service of a blank page.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Bailey, a 1-year-old female domestic shorthaired cat, and Betsy, a 1-year-old female shepherd/hound mix. 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 wcas@camden ...
Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.
Funeral service for Mrs. Debra A. Robinson, 55, of 1636-C Brewer Springs Road in Camden, will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 P.M. at Saint John Baptist Church, 1315 Springhill Road, Camden, with burial in the church cemetery. She died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Frankie Louise "Tiny" Johnson Kelly, 59, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
Bruce Yates Jackson, 72, of Horatio, SC, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Mr. James Odell "Coop" Cooper, 87, of Camden entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Born in Gable, S.C., he was the son of the late Eddie Odell and Sarah Wheeler Cooper.
Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department:
Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.
The John D. Kennedy Chapter #308, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans held a memorial service on May 9 at the Unknown Soldiers plot in Quaker Cemetery. There are more than 200 Confederate soldiers resting in Quaker Cemetery, including 19 in the unknown plot. The memorial marker states: "The final resting place of 19 Confederate Soldiers who died in the Camden Wayside Hospital and were cared for by the citizens of Camden."
Members of Camden City and Kershaw County councils joined representatives of SC Works for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its new office at 1111 Broad St. in Camden. SC Works recently moved from its original Camden location on East DeKalb Street. Managers Qualisha Belton and Marvin Jackson said SC Works is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It is part of a nationwide network of one-stop career centers supporting job seekers and businesses, they said. "SC Works is here to help job seekers find a job and businesses find ...
Camden Mayor Tony Scully (front, third from left) and Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton (second row, far right) joined other local officials for a ribbon cutting for J Dog Junk Removal & Hauling recently. J Dog, 1751 Ridgeway Road in Lugoff, is owned by T.R. and Melanie Hoffman. The business is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to noon. J Dog handles commercial and residential cleanouts, junk removal, local hauling and delivery. "We do business the military way -- with respect, integrity and trust," T ...