Dear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I first wrote a letter to you in 1998, 30 years after your death and explained where we were in society then. Now I am writing 43 years since your death on April 4, 2011. I decided a long time ago there should be something to mark April 4, 1968 (the day you were killed). I wrote in my letter to you before and have said it many times ...
• Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, who never met a television camera he didn't like, didn't realize a microphone was turned on when he started dispensing advice to his Democratic colleagues on how to picture Republican policies as "extreme." Schumer's pointers give one indication of why everything is endlessly "spun" in Washington. Of course, it's not only Democrats who do this, as Republicans are just as guilty. But Schumer's the one who got ...
After serving 12 years in the Camden Seventh-day Adventist Church, on Boykin Road, I bid fair Camden farewell.
Donald Trump has joined the "birthers," the odd movement that questions President Barack Obama's Hawaii birth certificate. That's a good way for the celebrity billionaire to sound like he's making a serious run for the Republican presidential nomination, which he says he is considering. It also makes him sound like a secret agent for the Democrats.
One spring evening 50 years ago, Buddy Small hit a baseball that his friends and teammates can vividly recall. This home run is a standalone legend. Against Columbia High, at the old Legion Field next to Zemp Stadium, Buddy turned a fast ball into a towering drive that either brushed or cleared the lights in left field. Anything traveling that high and fast should have a stewardess handing out peanuts and Cokes.
Solid Ground Christian School of Camden announces the Director's Honor Roll for the semester. Those students included Emilie Lawrence, Jordan Broadway-Skaggs, Jaidyn-Elise Grantham, Helena Rauch, Sara Grantham, Hunter Grantham, and Marco Escalante.
WASHINGTON -- In his speech last Monday night to a public thoroughly, and understandably, befuddled about U.S. policy in Libya, President Obama began to fill in some important blanks. The White House would dispute this assessment, but Obama's remarks came unfortunately late. Rallying the public behind "kinetic military action," my favorite new phrase, requires explanations sooner rather than later. This is especially true when it is a kinetic action of choice, not necessity; in ...
Line dance in the morning, line dance in the evening
Being a teenager means getting lumped into a category labeled that all teenagers are rebellious, reckless, and absolutely can't wait to get away from their parents. Some may be like that, but it's not fair to put a label on those who aren't. Why is
George Keys, of Camden, died March 31, 2011. Arrangements to be made by Cooke Funeral Home.
Ellen McGee, 75, of Dixon Road, Elgin, died Thursday, March 31, 2011. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Sulina Parker Prather, 86, of Camden will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family received friends Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Prather's memory to the American Cancer Society, C/O ...
James Darrell Stephens, age 77, of Lamar, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at KershawHealth Center. Funeral services will be Friday, April 1, 2011 in the Chapel of Belk Funeral Home in LAMAR with interment in Lamar Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a trio of lovebirds and a 10-week-old male Labrador-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. ...
Camden High Graduates Busch Twins Parting After Earning Degrees
Kershaw County public safety is at a crossroads. The sheriff's office is greatly understaffed and deputies are compensated for their mandatory overtime work by an antiquated and grossly unfair payment system. The solicitor's office is working with half the staff it needs to properly prosecute the cases it receives every month and the jail is barely able to keep sufficient staff to meet state standards. <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: ...
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested two men Monday after discovering a fully assembled methamphetamine lab in an outbuilding on Cricket Hill Drive in Lugoff.
Funeral service for Carl Isaiah Grandon, 84, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
Funeral services for Joseph Louis Ruffing, 75, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Rowan Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Phil McCoy will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rowan Presbyterian Church.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Lewis Edward. Keyes, Jr. 74, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Dr. William F. Summers will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mr. Keyes memory to Sam A. Karesh Wing, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
NASHVILLE -- On a spectacular afternoon of racing at the 72nd annual Iroquois Steeplechase, Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative edged past Divine Fortune at the finish line to win Saturday's $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1) by a head.
The inaugural Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for the facility, will be held on Sunday, May 19 at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden.
Led by a third place finish from its 4 x 100-meter relay team, the Camden High boys' track team finished in 12th place at last weekend's South Carolina High School League State Championships held at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins.