My wife and I moved here four years ago. I moved back home, and in her words, she moved home for the very first time. We noticed others doing the same, both then and still now. Just yesterday I received a call from a classmate who had finally landed a job close enough to allow him to live in Camden. I've often pondered this anomaly. What is it that so often brings people back? Many reasons come to mind: the people, the incredible sense of community, the horse races, the beautiful parks, the "walkable" streets, and the safety provided ...
Do AMC's "Mad Men," ABC's "Pan Am," NBC's "The Playboy Club" and BBC America's "The Hour" exploit society's barely suppressed appetite for a more sexist, racist and conservative era? Fear not. The underlying message in these depictions of the bad old days is clear: We should be better than that now, even when we aren't.
Forty-two years ago, Wife Nancy -- she was Girlfriend Nancy back then -- gave me an etching of a little boy standing on a rocky shoreline in Maine.
Kershaw County non-profit organizations are invited to participate in the semi-annual Belk Charity Sale from 6 to 10 a.m. Nov. 5. The four-hour shopping sale directly benefits non-profit charities and schools, allowing them to keep 100 percent of each $5 ticket sold, while providing shoppers an opportunity to save 20 to 70 percent off purchases that day.
Funeral services for Charles C. Cameron, of Camden, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Cameron and the Rev. Tim Shirley will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 3-5 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society.
I, like many others, have listened, watched and read about this YMCA/sports complex. It all started with a real estate listing on 1/7/2011, a contract on 2/7/2011 and a closing date later in March. Wow! That was a fast real estate transaction. Discontent and suspicions started then and have continued. Shortly after the closing, there was talk of a possible YMCA partnering with Columbia. Now I am not here to oppose a Y. My children learned to swim at the Y, my husband was president of the board and was even instrumental in obtaining the ...
Time to stretch your legs and get on your bike! Are you an avid cyclist or are you more likely to go on a leisurely weekend ride with the kids? Whatever your preference, you may want to consider signing up for the 7th annual Tour de Camden bicycle ride.
Camden High School held its Homecoming Ceremony Sept. 23. The Homecoming Court included (from left) Mary Kohn, first runner-up escorted by Kevin Collins; Tyler Smith, Homecoming Queen escorted by Javaris Crim; Richanda Heriot, second runner-up escorted by Jalen Loney.
In the past year, my wife and I visited, toured and stayed in the towns of Aiken, Mount Pleasant and Greenville in South Carolina and Asheville, Blowing Rock and Highlands in North Carolina.
The many thousands of Atlanta Braves fans here in Kershaw County are no doubt hanging their heads in despair after the team blew a 10-and-a-half game wild-card lead in little more than a month to end up missing the National League playoffs. Ironically, the Boston Red Sox had a similar run of futility, failing to hang on to a nine-game wild-card lead they held Sept. 4. The Braves and the Red Sox share one common thread: they're both regional franchises, with Atlanta commanding huge hoards of fans in the South and the Red Sox the favorite of nearly every ...
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Get ready for one of South Carolina's favorite festivals -- the 15th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival. With 44 performances, featuring 21 performers in 15 different venues, music lovers will enjoy this annual festival. Scheduled for Oct. 6-8, the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.
God's Helpers will celebrate its 10th annual Mother/Daughter Banquet, Saturday, at 5 p.m. at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. A love donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years of age is requested. The guest speaker will be Rev. Tiffany Knowlin (left) of College Place United Methodist Church, Columbia. For tickets or additional information, contact Mary E. Smith at 425-7883 or Viola Engram at 713-0928.
The Kershaw County Literacy Association was one of 10 South Carolina non-profit organizations recently chosen as the beneficiary of free marketing and creative services. The services were provided by Riggs Partners of Columbia, during its 14th annual CreateAthon event.
The most unforgettable wedding of the year will take place at the 18th annual Boykin Christmas Parade! Get married in the largest country Christmas parade in the South!
Mr. Craig Clyburn Team, 69, of Lugoff, SC, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
WASHINGTON -- If politicians preying upon your attentions this season fail to inspire, you might seek common cause with the beasts -- the four-legged variety rather than those running for office.
I am writing this letter about the concerns of the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. Our animal shelter has its pros and cons. The benefits of an animal shelter is it provides protection for those individuals that cannot afford the proper care for their animal. Think about it: what would our city look like if we did not have an animal shelter? There would be dogs and cats running around freely. Every day I ride down Hwy. 1, I see a helpless dog on the side of the rode with its ribs sticking out from lack of nutrients.
We've always believed the United States government works best when power is divided -- that is, with a president from one party and a Congress controlled by the opposite party. As of now, of course, we have a Democratic president and a split Congress, with the House of Representatives controlled by Republicans and the Senate dominated by Democrats. There are multiple forecasting models out there for the upcoming election, with most of them giving the GOP a better-than-even chance of gaining a majority in the Senate while retaining control of the House.
Trees are fascinating biological wonders. From ancient bristle cone pines and towering redwoods out west to our widely diverse Southern forests, the life cycle of a tree provides us with year-round interest. One of the most intriguing and beautiful results of a tree's life cycle is autumn color.
The Kershaw County Recreation Department along with SAFE Federal Credit Union and Kimbrell's Furniture will host Trick or Treat Trail, a "Boostastic time for the whole family" Friday, October 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rhame City Arena located on 517 Broad Street. There will be family activities, candy and more. Contact the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation office at 425-6009
Stover Middle School teachers Cassandra Mickle and Jane Gari wrote a grant offered through the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) called Strategic Planning/Special Project Grant. The purpose of the grant was to invite "Artists at Stover." Mickle established the "Creating a Learning Environment for Me" initiative to encourage student involvement in creating permanent works of art that would appeal to the all students at Stover.
Mrs. Mamie Blakely, 86, of Newark, NJ, formerly of Camden, SC entered into rest on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Newark.
Ms. Teresa Cooke McCray, 49, of 1027 Pine Tree Drive, Cassatt, South Carolina passed on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Broom Hill Baptist Church in Camden, SC. Burial will be at Broom Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden, SC. Nelson-Haile is serving the family.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Joseph Jackie "Joe" Wallace, 53, of Lugoff, SC, will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, in Camden, SC. Rev. Angela Jennings will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, SC. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 26, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Wallace's memory to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 1301 Mill St., Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral service for Frank L. Clayton Sr., 85 will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to El-Bethel Faith Community Church 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078 or Agape Hospice, 700 W Dekalb St, Camden, SC 29020.
In the aftermath of last Friday's post-game fight with Dreher, while the two teams lined up to shake hands following Camden's 39-30 win over the visiting Blue Devils, Camden High School principal Dan Matthews announced a new post-game policy for players and fans beginning with tonight's home game with Richland Northeast.
Two kids are wrestling over the toy clown their aunt made, voices rising as each demands the right to sleep with it.
Lindsey Stirling's latest YouTube video has garnered nearly 1 million views in a single day. The video features Stirling facing off in a Wild West shootout in which she doesn't use a gun but rather her most powerful weapon: her violin.