WASHINGTON -- Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Except less regulated.
This year was one of the best for my honeybees. At the beginning of spring, I never would have predicted such productivity. We had several surprises, but I'll discuss one in particular. Each spring, a beehive tends to "swarm." Most of us have heard of a bee swarm, but you may be amazed by the biology behind this bewildering bee business.
Bicentennial picnic scheduled
Are you enjoying the change in weather?
The United Way of Kershaw County will host its 4th annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, November 8th at the Town Green in Camden.
Funeral services for Gladys Wright Andrews, age 84, who passed away October 6, will be held Wednesday at 5:00 at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville. Visitation will be Tuesday 5-7 pm at the Funeral Home. Mrs. Andrews was born in Chesterfield a daughter of the late Virgil Oscar & Frances Poston Wright. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, sister and was loved by all who knew her. Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy (Rev ...
The husband-wife team of Dale and Victoria Goff from Lugoff are the National 2014 Anglers of the Year for the American Bass Anglers Couples Series.
Mr. William "Bill" W. Carlos, 85, 125 Northgate Drive, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Camden First United Methodist Church in Camden, SC. Burial was held at Cedars Cemetery in Camden, SC. Nelson-Haile Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Ida Pollard Brisbon, 87, of 109 Stuckeytown Road, Rembert, South Carolina, passed on Friday, October 3, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Joshua Baptist Church in Dalzell, SC. Burial will be at the Joshua Baptist Church Cemetery in Dalzell, SC. Nelson-Haile Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Racing on a course over which the Region 4-AAA cross country championships will be held Oct. 22, the Camden High cross country teams continued their string of strong finishes in a multi-team meet hosted by Chapin High School last Wednesday.
Deborah Davis has announced that she is seeking election as a Camden City Council member in November 2014.
Larry DiBiase celebrated the 25th anniversary of his State Farm Insurance agency by holding a fundraising cook-out, complete with radio broadcast, games and door prizes at the agency's revamped offices on West DeKalb Street. All proceeds from the event -- $600 -- went to the KershawHealth Foundation to benefit oncology services at KershawHealth.
Hengst of North America Inc. will expand its Kershaw County manufacturing facility for the third time in less than a decade.
Real estate transactions
Kershaw County 2014 seniors' SAT average composite score jumped 29 points in the same year that the percentage of test takers rose from 46 to 54 percent. According to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), his was the largest increase by any school district in the Midlands.
Lee Ann Parker (right) speaks with family friends (from left) Pastor Gene Rollins and, his wife, Linda, as Parker's husband, Sampson, signs a copy of "Unthinkable Choice" at Books on Broad on Oct. 18. The Parkers, who live Harrisburg, N.C., co-wrote the book with Thomas Smith about Sampson's decision to cut off his own arm after getting it caught in a corn picker on his "hobby farm" in Kershaw County on Sept. 11, 2007. The book also chronicles their lives afterward as Sampson recovered from his ordeal.
A truck driver suffered injuries after his tractor-trailer overturned on S.C. 34 in Lugoff just west of Richardson Boulevard around 4 a.m. Tuesday.
For some, Halloween means dressing up as a witch, zombie or vampire. For others, especially this year, Halloween means dressing up to contain Ebola.
It's been 12 years since President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind with a beaming Ted Kennedy by his side. According to the terms of the law itself, every public school was now supposed to be adequate.
The little girl and three of her siblings had been sexually abused by a relative. Her parents agreed to let me talk to the girl, 10, and two of the older siblings, as long as I did not identify them in any way.
Last week, Apple and Facebook announced new plans to help female employees freeze their eggs, according to Forbes.
"Think pink" is America's mantra in October, as breast cancer awareness takes center stage in sports stadiums, advertising campaigns and even religious worship services.
Someone with at least $3,650 in net worth -- including the value of their home, car and investments, but excluding debt -- is among the world's wealthiest half, while the other half owns less than 1 percent of total global wealth, according to this year's Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse.
Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, Florida, has created a petition against the popular toy store Toys 'R' Us for selling action figures of the characters from AMC's "Breaking Bad."
A new debate over same-sex marriage in Idaho may come down to a single point: whether ordained Christian pastors can only be protected when they perform marriage ceremonies in a church.
One day after news that Houston city attorneys had subpoenaed sermons and emails from church leaders presumably opposed to a local human rights ordinance, the civil liberties questions remain.
A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other "treats" would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you drink a soda, then you'd need to run for 50 minutes to burn the calories off.
Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus? In the U.S. there has been three patients with the disease. Reading the headlines one gets the impression that the whole nation is overrun with this horrific modern day plague. Sadly, we know that Ebola kills at a frightful rate. Unfortunately we overlook the danger of rumors.
For the past five years, Mitch Hescox has served as president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. For 18 years before that, he served as a local church pastor. And for 14 years before that, he worked in America's coal industry.