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.
Five-time World Championship Wrestling Tag Team champion Buff Bagwell will headline a star-studded Saturday evening's (April 26) card at Camden Mania II, an SWA Wrestling extravaganza that supports community programs, at Camden's E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena.
Fairfield Central spoiled North Central's chance of playing for the Region 3-AA softball title as the host Griffins handed the Lady Knights a 7-6 loss in Monday's conference finale.
Bennie James Clinton was born September 11th, 1942 to the loving late parents John Clinton Jr. and Maybell Clark Clinton. His religious upbringing was at Red Hill Baptist Church in Cassatt South Carolina under the leadership of his grandfather the late Rev. J.C. Clinton. He married Clara Arlene Barksdale on April 19th, 1965 and from this union one daughter Sherri Alisa Clinton was born.
Mrs. Polly Davis Dinkins, 92, of 714 George Wright Street, Camden died Sunday. Family and Friends may call at 307 Doby Street, Kirkwood Community, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Dinkins Family.
Mrs. Addie Mae Wood Jones, 93, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 11, 2014. Born in Blaney, S.C. on March 28, 1921, to the late Dixon, Sr. and Carrie Martin Wood. Grave Side Services were held Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Ten a.m., at Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Jones is survived by her sons, Von and John Henry Jones; two sisters, Alberta W. Addison of Elgin, S.C. and Eloise W. Jones of New York City, N.Y., Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, served the Jones family.
Funeral service for Mr. Arthur Herbert Stewart, Jr., 66, of 1802 Kennedy Drive in Camden will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 P.M. at Edwards Chapel AME Zion Church with burial Monday, 2:00 P.M. in the Ft. Jackson National cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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 Trinity Baptist Church, 201 12th Avenue SE, Moultrie, GA 31768.
The city of Camden recently installed this new playground equipment at City Arena Park at the corner of Bull and Market streets across from Zemp Stadium. A $23,526 S.C. Parks and Recreation Department grant, along with $5,881 in matching city funds, paid not only for the play structure but a new swing set, timber borders and fall-zone mulch. "We are excited to provide all these needed improvements for the neighborhood children and are thankful to our local legislators for supporting our grant applications for this project," Camden Mayor Tony Scully said. Improvements to Edgewood Park at Elmore ...
Recently, I was listening to a talk radio host railing about how public schools "no longer teach values." This issue seems to be a mantra of sorts for some folks in the media, many of whom I suspect haven't been anywhere near a public school in years. As someone who is in public schools every day, I can't for the life of me figure out what this view is based on. I know it's not based on reality.
It is each of the many Easters of my life that I remember more clearly than any other holiday. Christmases blur together with only a few standing out in my memory such as the one when it snowed all day, the year I lost my voice completely, and the two times that I wasn't home – one working in Washington, D.C. and another in London.
Monday: Lugoff-Elgin in Anderson Brothers Bank Tournament at Florence (G- 1 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (TEN – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Trinity-Byrnes (BSOC - 6 p.m.); North Central at Fairfield Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)
** Thomas Ravenel, the former state treasurer who served prison time for cocaine distribution, now stars in a reality television show called "Southern Charm." Ravenel stumbles through the show in a haze of alcohol and bad judgment. He and his girlfriend, who's 30 years his junior, recently had a baby in Florida. Ravenel says he intends to revive his political career by running for the U. S. Senate from the Palmetto State. The guys in Vegas would probably lay some long odds on his chances for success.
More than 100 local fiends joined the family of Margaret H. ("Peggy") Lloyd to celebrate her life at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County earlier this month.
A large group of friends and family gathered April 2 with Evelyn Johnson to help her celebrate her 100th birthday with a party at Pinedale Residential Care. Many attendees traveled from out of state to join the celebration of this impressive milestone.
The Kershaw County Swim team will have registration April 21 through May 9.