Navy Seaman Ariea S. Jackson, Seaman Apprentice Jennifer L. Denis and Seaman Recruit Gregory J. Jones all recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
The Kiwanis Club of Camden has joined with the Kershaw County Recreation Department in putting on the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick contest, which is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Field 2 at the Larry Doby Athletic Complex in Camden.
North Central romped past Lewisville in three games, 25-7, 25-6 and 25-9, in a Region 3-A match played Thursday night in Richburg.
The three-game sweep was the third in a row for Andy Johnson's Lady Knights who improved to 12-1 overall and 4-1 in conference play.
Tuesday: Camden at Hartsville (GTEN – 4:30 p.m.); North Central, Camden Military Academy at Camden (XC – 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Dutch Fork (GTEN – 5 p.m.); C.A. Johnson at North Central (VB – 6 p.m.); Dutch Fork at Lugoff-Elgin (VB – 7 p.m.);
In honor of International Walk to School Day, Lugoff Elementary School (LES) students walked around their school Wednesday morning. LES Principal Melissa Lloyd said that because few students walk to school, staff thought it would be a great idea to "have the entire student body get a bit of morning exercise while walking around the entire school." PTO Board member Molly LeGrand cheered students on and high-fived her daughter, Taylor, as she walked around the school.
While the United States' bond rating has been lowered and the outlook for the non-profit health care segment is bleak, KershawHealth has maintained its investment-grade bond rating. Standard and Poor's has reaffirmed the health care system's "BBB" rating, and Fitch has reaffirmed its "BBB+" rating. Both ratings indicated the outlook for KershawHealth is stable.
Since 1980, members of Grace Episcopal Church Women have produced an annual calendar with drawings of residences and other significant structures in Camden. Local artists have generously donated their time and talent to produce the pen and ink representation in the calendar. This year, the theme is "memorials and monuments." Tootie Mackey (left) and Eve Montgomery stand in front of the Dinkinson Monument in Monument Square, which is featured on the cover of this year's calendar. Calendars can be purchased for $8 at the church office, Historic Camden and other local businesses. All proceeds from the calendars are donated ...
They're mad -- mad as hell! -- and they're taking their anger to the streets.
Candace "Brooke" Kardack, daughter of Candy Kardack and Bobby Kardack, has received a "Silver Medallion" award from the University of South Carolina, Sumter for the 2010-11 academic school year on Sept. 23. In order to qualify for this award, a student must have completed at least 30 hours on campus and achieved a 3.5 – 3.94 GPA. Brooke completed the year with a GPA of 3.93. She was also named on the Dean's List for the fall and spring semesters.
• We couldn't help but be a bit wistful last week upon reading that DuPont is making a $500-million plant expansion at its Moncks Corner facility, which produces Kevlar. We recall fondly the glory days of DuPont in Kershaw County, when the May Plant had more than 4,000 people on the payroll in high-paying, steady jobs. The company, like most large corporations then, transferred many people frequently, which led to an influx and egress of talented, interesting people into and out of this area. Many have remained here in Camden even after DuPont sold its May Plant -- we're ...
On Feb. 4, 1904, the Camden Chronicle and the Wateree Messenger were joined by a third newspaper in Camden, the People, whose editor was J. A. Shrock. In his first issue editor Shrock introduced a serial feature, "Graded School Compositions," which appeared in almost every issue until late May 1904. Shrock explained, "The editor was unfortunate … to secure only a limited education, and feels the keenest interest in assisting others who were more fortunate than himself."
Over the past few months, two dedicated reading enthusiasts bring reading to children, early and often, provides the key to lifelong success. Through a federal grant provided by the Institute for Museum and Library Studies, Cindy Bolin and Stephanie Hamrick, have visited numerous churches, mobile home parks and apartment complexes to reach out to parents who may be unfamiliar with the library, unable to get there, or unable to attend during scheduled summer children's programming.
Thank you, Kershaw County Councilmen, for your service to the citizens of our county. It's a sometimes thankless task, but one that consumes much time and energy which, fortunately, you are willing to extend.
Running minus the services of Davis Goodrich, the Camden High boys' cross country team still managed to finish second in a four-team meet hosted by Region 6-AAA foe Darlington on Tuesday.
What gift are you looking most forward to receiving this holiday season?
As we celebrate the holiest day of Christendom, we pause to wish our readers of all faiths a joyous season, and we hope the yuletide spirit will be pervasive throughout Kershaw County. For Christians, it is always comforting to read the Christmas story from the second chapter of Luke, and we pass that along to you, from the King James version of The Bible:
State budget to be austere
WASHINGTON -- If I were a cartoonist, a phrase cartoonists are loath to hear, I'd sketch a chubby imp donned in a diaper, sporting a chia mohawk and munching the last Big Mac on earth, while straddling a nuclear-armed missile that bears a striking resemblance to Dennis Rodman.
I wish to applaud Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford for her letter "Urges support for Marketplace Fairness Act." I agree wholeheartedly with everything she said. Ever since the state started requesting the total amount of out-of-state purchases be added to the state tax return, I have compiled and included this on my return. I keep a list of the out-of-state businesses and amount I spent during the year so the total will be given to the CPA who prepares my taxes.
Here in South Carolina, the era of economy is not working for most of the working class. No one should be satisfied with the pace of our state's progress.
Once again, the proceeds of the local Jingle Bell Run are being used to benefit local schools. Now in its seventh year, the 5K run/walk sponsored by the Fitness Zone took place Dec. 5. This year, five Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools are receiving $1,500 to be used for health and physical education projects.
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Two chemicals found in various American household products may harm fetal development and possibly lower a child's IQ, according to new research.
Weak growth, foreign competition and technological change have caused many Americans to be out of work, but men are handling unemployment harder than women, according to a new survey.
While President Obama launched a $1 billion dollar public/private push to expand early childhood education this week, some are arguing that better preschool, however helpful, may be too little too late for many kids.
One lie, two lies, three lies. If your children are lying more after you have punished them for being dishonest, one problem may be that you need to talk to them instead.
The numbers of students being "held back" a grade, known as "grade retention," have tumbled in recent years, according to a new study by the American Educational Research Association.
Parents everywhere wish there was some type of manual to help them raise their kids. The best strategy most have is their own upbringing or even advice from others. While this can be useful it has its limits because kids and our relationships with them are so varied.