On Sept. 15, I had the misfortune of falling in a parking lot. I tripped over some broken pavement. I damaged both knees, knocked my front tooth out (partially, which required a root canal), busted my nose, injured my right hand which required stitches, and bruised my arm. I was bleeding profusely from my nose and hand. Two ladies came to my aid. They called an ambulance. We waited 25 minutes for its arrival. Then a man came up to us and demanded they move me out of his way. He wanted me moved immediately. "This woman may have broken ...
Over the last few months I have been meeting with people in this great community that I call home. I have been in people's homes, on the streets and in businesses talking about the direction in which the city is heading.
If you suddenly lost electric and gas power, could you cook? A group that gathered at the Camden Archives and Museum recently for an open fire cooking demo could. A demonstration led by Katherine Richardson, newest staff member at the archives, netted roasted chicken, venison burgers, steamed root vegetables, corn fritters and an apple pie by the hands of Deborah Watts and Mel Welch. The visiting, open fire chefs from the Sumter County Museum delighted the gathered crowd of more than 50 spectators with their clothing, preparation and tastings. School children made butter in an old-fashioned crock churn. They made ...
I read with interest of author Chris Crutcher's visit to the Abbeville County Library and Abbeville Rotary Club last month.
Tea partiers are delighted that their support for Herman Cain proves they don't hate black people. Unfortunately, judging by some of his statements, Cain doesn't seem to like black people very much, either.
Camden's boys tuned up for Thursday's Region 6-AAA cross country championships by running off with last week's three-team meet hosted by Lancaster High School.
Old McCaskill's Farm is opening its doors to the public Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. The event will include quilters, a spinner and a working saw mill. Kids activites will include a cake walk, face painting, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing, making apple cider and more. Admission for adults is $2, for children $3 and covers all activites on the farm. A new attraction will be a combine simulator, designed to give the feeling of driving a combine through a field. Music will be provided by Jeff Clark and Paul Hayes. Lunch will also be available for purchase ...
The Camden High volleyball team celebrated its annual "Dig Pink" night with a sweep over Irmo and Cardinal Newman last Wednesday night inside the Dog Pound at CHS.
Betsy McLeod picks out Birthday Book Club books for her two grandchildren, Connor and Caleb McLeod, during Camden Elementary School's Grandparent's Day. Launched by Camden Elementary Partners/PTO years ago, Birthday Book Club is an ongoing effort to add new books to the school's library. Grandparents purchase a book in honor of their grandchildren, and the book is then donated to the school's library. A placard is placed in the book and presented to the student on his or her birthday during the school's WISE TV morning show. The student is the first to check ...
As most Kershaw County residents realize, there's a huge fight going on in Washington over how to solve the immense budget deficits that are plaguing the country. Those on the far left seek large tax hikes -- that's no surprise -- while those on the far right want nothing but spending cuts. Lawmakers in the middle, who are more and more scarce these days, realize that there has to be some compromise if the country is going to thrive economically.
WASHINGTON -- By the time Steve Jobs' Wikipedia page had been adjusted to past tense, eulogists had added a footnote to his biography of success. Failure.
Photo cutline -- Festive bands -- Some 40 high school bands marched across Zemp Stadium Saturday during the Southern States Band Festival. Among those earning ratings of 'superior' were the Scarlet Regiment of Camden, with Heather McAdams among the musicians, and the Marching Pride of Lugoff-Elgin, whose flag girls led the way.
As an ongoing community service project, the Quilters of Kershaw County have donated their hard work to local children in the foster care system.
The Kershaw County chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Alpha Psi will celebrate its 25th anniversary Monday at Carolina Café at 6 p.m. The silver anniversary dinner will honor past and present sorority members for their service in education to the community.
The laboratories of democracy are blowing up.
Labor Day … is a special time of year for this senior citizen. In my working years, the corporations of America let their faces shine on the working class. In that era, I was blessed to be taught to see not only utility in labor, but beauty and dignity.
I have many colleagues who are of the turf persuasion and we have come to an understanding to agree to disagree. I think grass is a weed, they think a tree is a weed -- in nature the two aren't meant to meet. This is why only grass grows on the Great Plains and only trees grow in the forest. But since we aren't on the Plains or in the forest, we try and get plants to co-exist in arranged landscape designs we like to see.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is hosting its 2014 Arts Open House and Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds.
The Kershaw County School Board selected a local native to serve as an assistant principal at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS).
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I never played high school football. My glory days ended with the little league Lions and the gridiron of my youth is now a stand of depressingly mature pine trees across the old, worn foot bridge in Woodward Park. Like many, I now enjoy the pleasure of watching and cheering on younger generations and look forward to each new season as it plays out on our home field at Zemp Stadium. It is my opinion that we, as a community, should keep Zemp and prepare the old facility for the future.
Silent prayer joins morning regimen at county schools
While it may be overly ambitious to tackle academia and government at the same time, to some extent, that is what I'm going to do. And in doing so, heaven forbid I assume an Obama level of arrogance required to advise you what to do. I simply am saying what I am going to do and give reasons for my decision.
WASHINGTON -- Lego's groundbreaking female-scientists set sold out almost immediately after it was released this month. But never fear, fans of feminist toys: A new Barbie doll, now in stock, is also shattering the plastic ceiling.
The unemployment rate here in Kershaw County and across South Carolina, as well as the rest of the United States, remains disappointingly high. The economy is still mired in slow growth, and too many people are out of work. Yet a recent study by a national newspaper shows how ineffective government jobs programs can be and points out that many people who have tried to take advantage of them end up worse off than they were before starting them.
Patricia Ann Haynes Cassady passed away peacefully on Friday August 15, 2014.
Funeral Services for Betty Anne Kea, 66, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lake Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, Timmonsville, S.C. The Rev. Richard Cameron, the Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Larry Newman will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Gideons International.
When he left Camden High School following his graduation in 2009 to continue his academic and basketball pursuits, Evrik Gary needed only to hop on I-20 East and head for Florence and Francis Marion University. Among the reasons he chose to attend FMU was the school's proximity to his home and family in Camden.