Voters soundly defeated the 1 percent sales tax increase. Imagine my surprise to read in The State Nov. 28 the backers still want to increase our tax expenses when so many people are having a hard time making ends meet just for normal living expenses. Our unemployment is still very high and is not coming down anytime soon.
This past August, I embarked on a journey encompassing 140 miles in 13 days all on foot. Yes, on foot. There were not many close to me that could appreciate my aspirations for chasing this "outward boundish" type charge, and rightfully so. There were hurdles to get over before ever reporting for my chosen wilderness course. There was the burden of leaving my family for 16 days which would prove to be an emotional ...
She made it all the way to the finals -- farther than anyone expected -- with the help of votes pouring in from her vast, underestimated fan base, only to lose in the final vote tally to more experienced professionals.
Upper elementary and lower elementary students at Doby's Mill Elementary School partner up each month to share reading and writing experiences. Fourth-grader Abigail Tate recently shared her love of horses with second-grader Carrie Gartman as they read a book about the famous racehorse, Barbaro.
An orientation for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the post's home on West DeKalb Street in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject to be used for oration and explain the contest rules.
After reading the story, "Lemonade for Sale," second-graders at Lugoff Elementary School made and sold lemonade at the school. The funds generated -- $151.83 – were donated to Relay For Life. Here, second-graders Aneesa Williams and Christopher Parmely serve Samara Mok, Alexia Hopkins and Brayton Boone.
Retired school administrator Theodore Jackson was appointed by the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Tuesday to serve as the interim principal for Midway Elementary School effective Jan. 3.
U.S. Air Force Airman Jon L. Williamson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
November was American Diabetes Month, a time to realize the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control.
Dear Annie: Three years ago, my father had a big fight with his sister, my "Aunt Joan." Aunt Joan did some things that were truly selfish and hurtful, and all of the family agrees that her actions were inexcusable. She has since cut off all contact with the family.
The Carolina Cup Racing Association's "Salute to the Military" at this year's Colonial Cup proved to be a flag-waving event in more ways than one with the unveiling of a mural of "Old Glory" sponsored by McDonald's. It was sent to the Kershaw County based unit of the South Carolina National Guard currently deployed in the Middle East.
Lugoff firefighter Ben Hinson checks the proper installation of a car seat at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD). The department has earned national recognition as a child safety seat fitting station. Parents and guardians may visit the LFD headquarters at any time to have a certified child seat technician perform a safety inspection of a car seat. The technicians will train parents and guardians how to properly install a car seat to ensure safe transportation ...
After a pair of second-place finishes in their first six tournaments, the West Wateree-based Demon Dogs' 10U travel baseball team came home with the biggest piece of hardware in winning their final tournament of the year, which was played in Hartsville.
When I was a younger man, I believed that progress was inevitable -- that the world would be better tomorrow and better still the day after. The thunder of war, the stench of concentration camps, the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb are, however, not conducive to optimism. All our tomorrows for years to come will be clouded by the threat of a terrible holocaust.
Funeral services for Mark Steven "Steve" Catoe, 44, of Bethune will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 1, 2010 in Harmony Baptist Church, Bethune. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Paul Stephens and Homer Hinson will officiate.
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.