The daffodils are nodding their pretty yellow heads all over town. To me, they are the harbingers of spring, blooming long before the weather is really warm. They give us hope the warm days really will return soon. In my yard, they pop up in the bed by my yard's Victorian cast iron fence -- in the bed I meant to transform into a perennial cottage garden wonderland. Twenty-one years ago, when we moved in, I dug a vegetable plot in the back yard and the long border bed out front. Back then, when I was doing historic preservation consulting ...
The controversy encircling former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her use of private email to conduct public business provides our latest example of government in the shadows, a situation we know well in South Carolina.
Dr. LaShaune Smith (center), the daughter of Mary Smith of Camden and Nathaniel Smith of Blythewood, is hooded by her doctoral committee chairperson, Dr. Jan Yow (right) and Dr. Murray Mitchell, associate dean of the University of South Carolina's (USC) Graduate School on Dec. 15, 2014 at the Koger Center in Columbia. Smith earned her doctoral of philosophy degree in secondary education. She received her bachelor of science degree in 1996 and her masters of industrial science in 2002, both from USC. She is also a 1992 Camden High School graduate. Smith taught high school mathematics for three and ...
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Jenny, a 3-month-old female Lab mix, and Danica, a 2-year-old spayed female calico 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 email@example.com ...
SAFE Federal Credit Union recently launched a newly designed website, www.safefed.org. The new website is devoted to providing current and future members the opportunity to learn more about SAFE's products and services.
On a night when he recorded his first high school win, Lugoff-Elgin pitcher Justin Dorton was accorded an even bigger honor following Tuesday's 7-3 victory over host Spring Valley.
For ninety years, seven months and ten days, Thomas Britton White, Jr. of Camden had a very good run. Sadly, it ended on Saturday, March 14, 2015 with Andy and Debbie by his side. After a courageous, decades-long battle with pigweed, he succumbed to a brief bout with lymphoma. He left us convinced that if that pesky weed is, in fact, present in Heaven, there will also be a herbicide that is 100% effective against it. Further, he did not expect to find squirrels there when he arrived last Saturday evening.
Funeral services for Shirley Industrious Thorn, 51, will be held Tuesday, March 24 at 11:00 am at Greater Faith and Joy Tabernacle. The Rev. Vivian Norwood will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Evangelistic Community Center at 1408 McRae Rd, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral service for Purvis Willie Morgan, 68, will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, Elgin with burial to follow in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. Steve McCoy will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, 200 Donehoo Street, Statesboro, Ga. 30458.
Thomasina Edwards, 61, of Philadelphia, PA, formally of Rembert, SC, passed on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held for Sierra Dale Carlson, 18, of Lugoff, SC and her unborn daughter, Alli Lynn Mitchell, at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Mr. Joe Connell and Mr. Donnie Mitchell will preside. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua Mitchell, Donnie Mitchell, Alex Williams, Hunter Crim, Ryan Sanders and Justin Yasmine Memorials may be made in Sierra and Alli's memory to MUSC Children's Hospital, 169 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425.
WASHINGTON -- On March 2, the story broke Hillary Clinton had possibly violated email regulations while secretary of state.
The Kershaw County Library Elgin branch is providing classes on money topics with the help of Mid Carolina Credit Union.
One of the oldest continuing horse shows in the country and one known for family participation, the Camden Horse Show, will hold its 106th show on Sunday, March 22 beginning at 9 a.m., at Dale Thiel Stables located on Firetower Road in Camden.
There are many things we like about Gov. Nikki Haley, chief among them being her determined focus on economic development. Haley has been a tireless campaigner for South Carolina when it comes to attracting business to the Palmetto State, and it's paid off in lots of jobs and significant tax revenue. We also like the fact she's a female of Indian descent who helps the diversity picture in South Carolina.
WASHINGTON -- President Obama got it two-thirds right when he said the delayed confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is owing to Senate dysfunction and Republican stubbornness.
Spring is here in the City and the Bradford pears look so pretty.
If I had to list the drivers people have asked me about over the years, Kurt Busch wouldn't be in the top 10.
Former KershawHealth Board of Trustees member Paul Napper (center) shows off a gavel and plaque presented to him during Monday night's board meeting. Napper recently resigned from the board in order to join the Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Commission. Napper joined the board in October 2012 and served as its chair for a time. Current Chair Karen Eckford said Napper "has always dedicated himself to the people of Kershaw County, and especially to the employees of Kershaw Health." She said KershawHealth's loss is CCTC's gain. During his tenure, Napper helped navigate the retirement of former CEO ...
You can't say Randy Stokes didn't warn you.
Receiving a total of 18 personal-best performances, the Camden High boys and girls' track teams ran to sixth and seventh place finishes, respectively, in Saturday's 15-team Silver Fox Invitational at Dutch Fork High School.
Despite peppering the Dreher goal, the Camden boys' soccer team could not find the back of the Blue Devil nets with any of their shots as the visiting Blue Devils downed Camden, 4-0, last Friday night at Zemp Stadium.
The annual Take a Child Crappie Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 11 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.
Doby's Mill Elementary School first grader, Falan Rhoads received an amazing visit at school last Friday. Her mom, who has been stationed in Afghanistan, overwhelmed her with a surprise visit.
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In this day of polarized politics, you rarely hear a member of one party criticize a member of the same party, and you seldom hear a compliment thrown towards a candidate from someone who resides in the opposite camp. But earlier this week, as Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas kicked off his 2016 presidential campaign, Rep. Peter King of New York, a Republican just like Cruz, was free in dismissing Cruz as "a guy with a big mouth and no results." Going on to liken Cruz to a carnival barker, King verbally eviscerated the Texas senator. Of course, there's ...
WASHINGTON -- I'm standing in the Starbucks line behind 10 other sleepyheads waiting to order my tall skinny cappuccino, otherwise known as a shot of coffee described as I wish it to be.
While the city of Camden is busy cleaning the streets and sweeping the bridges for the upcoming Carolina Cup, I wish they would extend the area of cleaning to outside the city limits.