It's ironic that after years of declaring the United States' antiquated tax system needs overhauling, members of Congress now appear ready to effect substantive changes -- in the midst of the most partisan rancor that has been seen in Washington in years. President Obama has already proposed a cut in the corporate tax rate to make U.S. companies more competitive, offsetting some of the cuts with an elimination of specialized tax breaks that have been ludicrous over a number of years.
A bill that would allow South Carolinians to get copies of public documents faster and less expensively is heading to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
Funeral service for Lila LeGrand Kirkland, 85, Lugoff, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. David Sturgeon and the Rev. Matt Galloway will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Concord Baptist Church Building Fund.
Bertram E. Van Horn, Jr. 94, died February 24th, 2012 in Southern Pines, NC. He was the son of Bertram Earl and Mary K. Benner Van Horn. Born in Philadelphia, PA, June 8th, 1917, he graduated from Northeast High School and did further study at Temple University. When WWII broke out he served in Naval Intelligence.
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The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its Winter Concert on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. Admission is free. Soloists Mike Clyburn and Robert Wertz will be featured in a duet of "With You I Am Born Again" -- a piece arranged by Wertz. This concert will feature some guest conductors, guest musicians and the hand bell choir from Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Pictured is CCCB director Pat Wylie directing the band during a recent rehearsal.
There is getting off to a good start and then, there is what Grayson King did on a wet and chilly Monday evening.
For the second consecutive year, the North Central High School (NCHS) Tourism Management team was declared the winner of the South Carolina Lodging Management Program Championship.
The family of Darlene Eve Alderman, 56, of Elgin, will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Graveside service will be private.
Funeral service for John Lawrence Carey, 83, of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Fire Department.
It's OK to make fun of your own crowd, according to old wisdom, but nobody else's.
Tuesday night I attended the Kershaw County Sheriff Office's community update in the West Wateree area. I want to echo what one of your readers expressed some time ago. We are indeed blessed to have Sheriff Matthews and his committed deputies protecting us. I have lived in Elgin for 13 years. Several of my neighbors and I have been victims of home invasions or car break-ins. Over the years, I have watched little, peaceful Elgin begin an evolution into the Wild, Wild West, but there is truly a new sheriff in town!
Camden City Council will take the next step at its meeting Tuesday toward putting the question of construction of a proposed recreation facility to voters.
Linda Ann Johnson Wages, 63 formerly of Holt, Mo, passed away September 15, at her home in Lugoff, South Carolina. She was born on April 22, 1951 to Cletis and Loraine Johnson.
Since last year, the world's billionaire population has grown by 7.1 percent, according to the "Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014."
It seems like everyone is in a race to be the best -- the best parent, the best spouse, the best neighbor, the best PTA president. To become the best, people often lose sight of the things that really matter. Unfortunately, I've even seen this in my own life. As my husband worked toward a law degree, I pushed forward, day after day, trying my best to be a supportive wife -- the best homemaker, the best mom, the best neighbor, etc. But I often found myself burned out and discouraged. At times, I just couldn't do it.
"ANATOMY OF A MISFIT," by Andrea Portes, HarperTeen, $17.99, 336 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)
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A "modern-day" Western and the latest season of "Scandal" lead these TV shows on DVD released this week.
"SANCTUM: An Asylum Novel," by Madeleine Roux, HarperCollins, $17.99, 343 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)
The 1960s "Loopy De Loop" cartoons make their DVD debut this week and the New York-to-Paris race car farce "The Great Race" gets a Blu-ray upgrade.
If Robison Wells could have any one superpower, it would be perfect recall.
If you are a childless couple yearning to be parents, adoption may be the perfect plan "B" for you. My husband and I were such a couple. From the beginning, our plan "A" included bringing children into the world. We were each raised in families that provided us with siblings, so we not only wanted a child, we wanted siblings for our children. As children, we loved our brothers and sisters. As adults, we love them even more.
Finding a doctor can be hard work when there are hundreds to choose from. A good family doctor, one you will see more than any other, is especially hard to find. He will see you for flu shots, yearly check-ups and all things in-between that arise. He is the one who will refer you to specialists and advise you on your overall health. Finding just the right doctor to fit your family's needs is extremely important. You need to feel comfortable with him, trust him and feel safe taking your health concerns to him. It took me a lot ...
Judaism may be getting a boost from a very worldly phenomenon: hipster culture.