Don't take this personally, but if you don't like chocolate, you're a little bit weird.
At last there's a hint of hope from Washington -- a tiny but palpable sign that just maybe, lawmakers are getting the message that people are weary of the logjam which prevents decent legislation from being passed. Democratic and Republican members of the Joint Select Committee On Deficit Reduction have agreed to name a longtime Senate staffer to assume the job of running the panel. The man they've chosen is Mark Prater, chief counsel ...
If you make a donation to a charity this year, you may be able to take a deduction for it on your 2011 tax return. Here are the top nine things the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants every taxpayer to know before deducting charitable donations.
I always thought hospitality was freely given without even thinking about it by the one who gives. It seems odd to me that the word tax would even be combined with it. Sadly, taxes have become burdens that we pay out of a grudging obligation to governments who would have us believe they know what's best. We vote, hoping those we elect will help change things for the better and represent all fairly and judiciously.
The Kershaw County Democratic Party has a new slate of leaders effective immediately, with Cindy NeSmith at the helm as chairman.
In the wake of Hurricane Irene, thousands of people have turned to the American Red Cross for help. Many communities from North Carolina to New England are suffering from significant flooding, wind damage and widespread power outages.
Is she still here? I can't say for sure. What odd map does she follow? Does she feel secure?
Karissa Tolliver, a junior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, earned a third place award for her graphic design in the Graphic Arts Education Reseach Foundation (GAERF) 2011 Student Design Competition. Karissa is a student at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) in Camden.
The new website for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has a fresh look and feel and uses a new web content management system.
It is poignantly appropriate that the Martin Luther King Memorial has stirred controversy. After all, so did Dr. King.
On behalf of Food for the Soul, its executive committee and board of directors, thanks to all who participated in our "Pass the Plate" summer fundraising campaign. Churches, civic clubs, community organizations and businesses throughout Kershaw County "passed the plate" to support our soup kitchen ministry and emergency shelter for the homeless. The financial support and volunteer efforts of the people of Camden and Kershaw County have enabled us to meet growing needs as ...
Recently much has been said about the DPZ plan with respect to the use of the Mather Academy property and recreation. When one reads the plan's recommendations several facts become very evident despite all of the rhetoric.
Where did it come from? Ever wonder where apple pie comes from? My mother made them. First she melted 1/4 cup of butter in a big skillet. A farmer raised cows and made butter from the cows' milk. Next she opened a small package of lemon Jell-O, and put it in with the butter. Jell-O has gelatin and flavoring and sugar. Somebody raised the sugar cane and someone else cooked it down ...
Regarding recreation centers under fire, there's a larger picture we need to look at.
The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:
The following students have enrolled at USC Upstate for fall semester: Sudesna Baral of Elgin, Sierra Benson of Camden, Markeis Murphy of Camden and Latrell Richardson of Camden.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Reed Keller Price, 72, of Bishopville, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Antioch Baptist Church in Camden. Rev.'s David Robinson, Ken Bouldin, and Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:30 PM, on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in his memory ...
Funeral service for Herbert Lee Griswold, 80, will be held Thursday at 3:00 pm. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Everett Recconu will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Carolina Autism Society, 806 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169 or the American Cancer Society, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
Graveside services to celebrate the life of Samuel Michael "Mike" Ogburn, 54, of Camden will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Quaker Cemetery. Rev Buster Morris will officiate. In lieu of flowers this Christmas season, please donate to a needy child or family.
JAYSION TYRELL JONES
WASHINGTON -- We have reached a new level of political absurdity when the right is mad at the pope and the left wants to anoint his head with oil.
The state of Alabama recently took a step towards righting one of the most egregious miscarriages of justice ever perpetrated in this country, issuing posthumous pardons to three members of the "Scottsboro Boys," who were wrongly accused in 1931 of raping two white women on a train. Eight of the nine charged were swiftly convicted and sentenced to death by an all-white jury, with a mistrial being declared for ...
North Central Middle School students in Mrs. Stogner's seventh grade science class had a guest visitor from the University of Notre Dame. Emily Amenson, a Ph.D candidate in Analytical and Physical Chemistry at Notre Dame, challenged students to learn all while having fun doing it. "The students loved learning more about acids and bases using indicators (litmus paper, ph paper and phenolphthalein) in order to determine relative ph," said Stogner.
Holidays bring excitement to Jimmy Golden's tree farm
The King Haiglar Garden Club will celebrate holiday season with their annual Christmas tea and ornament exchange.
The much anticipated Blaney-Elgin history book, A Sand Hills Revelation by Elgin author Madge Black Strickland, will debut with a book signing at Elgin Town Hall in downtown Elgin.