Our tax code should be simplified. "Experts" have been saying taxes must be reduced to equal revenue, and then some, to deal with our trillion dollar debt. They are also saying we must reduce all expenditure by $40 billion, $6 billion, etc., and the way to accomplish this is to cut all expenditures as compared to previous expenses (both state and federal) by eliminating redundancies, duplications, and overlap. This is "water over the dam" and only prolongs the problem and increases time and effort expended, both direct and indirect.
Eulogies for David Broder are still tumbling from the fingertips of friends and fans. He was the dean of political journalists, a man both generous and gracious, a reporter's reporter. Humble.
On February 20, 2011 Johnny Miller (center) received The Celtic Cross Award for his outstanding work in scouting and the church. From left, Wateree District Commissioner Jim Bradshaw, District Committee Member Art Graham, Miller, District Committee Member Walter Smith and Wateree District Chairman John Stephenson helped with the presentation.
Keri Anderson and her daughter, Rylee, of Camden First Baptist kindergarten and child care, 1201 Broad St., enjoy ice cream treats at the Ice Cream Truck owed by Brian Kelly.
Denise L. Greer, an artist in Boykin, recently won "Best In Show" out of 79 entries at the Trenholm Artist's Guild (TAG) Show. It is being held at the HoFP Gallery in Columbia. The show will be on display till March 25.
It's time to make your plans for the 2011 Camden Kitchen Tour and Pottery & Garden Sale. Presented by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC), this biennial event takes place on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring a group and tour kitchens in gorgeous homes in Kershaw County. View several homes, have lunch at one of the many fabulous dining establishments and then continue your tour!
Dear Annie: My beloved sister, "Dawn," died last year following a long battle with cancer. Her husband of 43 years was a caring and capable caregiver. At the memorial service held in their church, "John" spoke tearfully of their love.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Marvin B. Davis, of Camden, 91, with Masonic Rites and the Legion Honor Guard will be held Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Davis's memory to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.
John Thomas Mickle, of Kershaw, known as J.T. to many friends and family, passed suddenly at his home on March 12, 2011. He was the son of the late Melton and Ada Shaw Mickle and the husband of Mable Harris Mickle. He was born March 5, 1923 in Kershaw, SC and educated in the public schools of Kershaw. J.T. retired from E.I. DuPont Company in Camden, S.C. with 28 years of service in the chemistry mixture laboratory.
Defending AAA state champion A.C. Flora shot a 19-over par 155 to defeat Lugoff-Elgin (163) and Camden (170) in a Monday tri-match held at the Camden Country Club.
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In a perfect world -- in a political system that functioned more as our forefathers intended rather than how it actually does -- elected officials in Washington would take on issues based on the importance of those matters rather than how the politicians would be affected at the ballot box in their next re-election campaign. But, of course, it's not a perfect world, and sometimes lawmakers can be most productive when they can plow ahead without having to worry about repercussions at the voting booth.
Credit card companies have long found their bread and butter in penalty fees and high interest rates paid by consumers.
So much for a "ho-hum" victory over Westwood.
Wooden bats make their return to high school baseball this week with the Kershaw-Richland Spring Break Baseball Tournament which begins today and runs through Thursday.
• The news that the city of Camden plans to install an elevator at Camden City Hall is quite welcome. It is especially so to the city's disabled citizens who have found it difficult to come to court or attend Camden City Council meetings, both of which take place on the second floor. Many years ago, the city installed a chair-lift system attached to a railing of the building's main stairwell. It hasn't always worked and some people find its appearance a bit daunting. Installing the elevator -- which will also allow employees and visitors to reach offices and ...
Lugoff-Elgin followed its 157-178 win over Camden on Tuesday by splitting a tri-match with West Florence (154-160) and Hartsville (154-146) on Wednesday.
Of all his team's losses this season, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak said this one stung the most.
Things started on an ominous note for the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team on Thursday and they would not get better that evening.
Recently, I attended the Congress on Healthcare Leadership presented by the American College of Healthcare Executives, and I was most impressed by one presentation: Building the New Healthcare Delivery System. In particular, I was struck by the fact that healthcare executives from across the country were focused almost exclusively on this new world of healthcare and its impact on how the organizations they lead are designed.
She was not a pretty woman in the days of her youth. Her lips were too thin, her forehead too high and her eyes so round that they seemed to bulge into the lens of the glasses she wore.
The road diet -- what a mistake. Even the mayor admits it could be a mistake. When the mayor was running for office he led me to believe that he was against the Broad Street diet. Two years later, he has flipped his opinion about the diet project. The mayor's vote, along with two of the previous council members, is what placed this mistake in motion. The urgency for the vote was to apply for a grant. A grant is federal tax dollars and not free money as some believe. This type of attitude is one of the reasons our ...
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Chris Makla, 33, of Laurens, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 12, 2014 at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church in Camden, SC. Rev. Bill Owens and Rev. Charlie Walton will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Boykin Spaniel Society, 2631 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020, in honor of his beloved companion, Hanna.
Mrs. Eula Bell Pollard Shields, 81, of Bethune, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Born in Boykin, she was the daughter of the late Elias "Sport," Sr. and Mamie Kirkland "Teeta" Pollard and the wife of Clarence Shields. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Service will be held Monday, April 14, 2014 at Twelve p.m., at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Rembert. Mrs. Shields will be placed in the church at Eleven a.m. for viewing. Viewing will be held Sunday Twelve-Seven p.m. at Brown's Funeral ...
A memorial service to celebrate the life of James Alan Underwood, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, 1112 Fair Street in Camden. Burial will be in Moultrie, GA. Memorials may be made in Alan's memory to the charity of one's choice.
Mr. Terry Gregory Drakeford, 56, of 1707 B Street, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Wednesday April 2, 2014. Funeral services will ce conducted on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Parker Baptist Church in Camden S.C. Burial will be at Parker Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden, S.C.
Tyler Bowers pitched and hit North Central to a 13-3 win over visiting Eau Claire in a Region 3-AA baseball game played Tuesday night in Boonetown.