Republican leaders from Mitt Romney on down are urging Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri to withdraw from his U. S. Senate race against Claire McCaskill; it's a seat the GOP hopes to win in its effort to control the Senate. Akin, of course, is the one who made ridiculous statements about rape during a campaign appearance. He's being urged by nearly every Republican bigwig from Romney to Karl Rove to Sen. John Cornyn, chairman of the Senate Campaign Committee, to step down.
The top five finishers from a spirited edition of the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1) return at a new distance on Thursday, Aug. 23, in the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (Gr. 1), the richest steeplechase race on Saratoga Race Course's 2012 schedule.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Carson Anderson Douglas, 85, of Camden, will be held Friday, August 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Faith Baptist Church, Camden Hwy., Bishopville with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Jerry Gardner and Rev. Brett DeYoung will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 6:00 -8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be sent in Mr. Douglas memory to the American Heart Association of SC Memorials & Tributes, P.O. Box 4216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.
I've been doing this work for a pretty long time. The coming school year will be my 38th, which probably qualifies me for "dinosaur status." A lot has changed in education since I walked into my first classroom in 1975. One of the most significant areas of change has been the way in which schools and school districts interact and communicate with families and the general public.
Bert Goolsby and his most recent titles, "The Trials of Lawyer Pratt" and "Familiar Shadows," will be featured Thursday, Aug. 23 at the newly-opened Books on Broad. The writer will discuss his experiences and sign his books from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Bert Goolsby, a Citadel graduate with a law degree from the University of South Carolina and an advanced law degree from the University of Virginia, is a former chief deputy attorney general of South Carolina. He recently retired as a judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
Dear Annie: I am a single mother of six children, the youngest of whom is 12. I divorced their father 10 years ago. I am the custodial parent and receive child support. I don't have any issues with my ex's financial responsibilities. It is visitation that is the problem.
Mr. and Mrs. George "Stick" Elmore of Bethune celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11th. They have lived in Bethune almost all of their married life. Mr. Elmore retired from DuPont in Lugoff. Mrs. Elmore is a homemaker. They have two daughters. Jean (Bobby) Helms lives in McBee and Kathy (Jeff) Prescott lives in Nashville, Tenn. They have two granddaughters, Lisa (Rocky) Sellers of McBee and Candy (Craig) Wyrick of Hartsville, four great-grandchildren, Robbie and Grant Sellers and Katie and Maddie Wyrick.
Join the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) along with neighbors and friends at the 2012 Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds, located at 810 Lyttleton St., Camden.
Do you know what Maryland gives its welfare recipients so they can access cash and food benefits? An "Independence Card."
• The Kershaw County School District has made a good move in establishing a dress code for teachers; that's a subject that has been on the minds of school officials across the country. Teachers must be presentable, and in an age of increasing informality, it's important that students be able to look up to the person running the classroom. Inappropriate appearance detracts from the effectiveness of teachers.
An Elgin man ended up in the hospital after being shot the morning of Aug. 14 by S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) troopers in Columbia following a chase on I-20 that ended in Columbia's Five Points district.
Personally I don't like lying! I made remarks to my brother (now deceased) about Obama lying during the last presidential campaign! His answer was politicians have been lying since the very beginning of politics! This may be true! My mom told me many years ago, (be sure your sins will find you out). I don't like lies or lying and would not vote for a Democrat often as I know now!
Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department:
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Annie, a 2-year-old female domestic shorthaired cat, and Wheat, a 2-year-old male yellow lab mix dog. 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. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas ...
State officials recently awarded gold status to the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA.) ATEC is one of only nine high school organizations in the state to receive such recognition.
Doby's Mill Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period
Bethune Elementary School recently reported its honor for the third nine-week period.
Funeral services for Gloria Theresa Welch, 79, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The SPCA.
As we noted Monday, the Camden Planning and Zoning Commission was scheduled to hear a proposal Tuesday night for a rezoning request for the Beechwood property on Knights Hill Road, a move which could lead to a retirement community being built there which would be a tasteful and feasible addition to the Camden community. We hope the project moves forward.
WASHINGTON -- You know we're off to the races when the first slip of the tongue by the presumed Republican presidential front-runner consumes the news for days and launches the primary race in earnest.
Susan Amos, 21, a 1984 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, was crowned Miss Spartanburg on April 18 in Spartanburg.
More than 60 percent of us who live in South Carolina today were born here. As native South Carolinians, we grew up imbibing the history, heritage and myths of the South. And there is no stronger myth of the South than the myth of the Lost Cause, as beautifully and brilliantly portrayed by the 1939 romantic historical film epic, Gone With the Wind.
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Ja'Varis Crim, a Camden native and rising junior at the University of South Carolina where he is a political science major, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with South Carolina congressional leaders in an effort to advocate for children.
Lugoff Elementary school recently reported its third quarter honor rolls.