Local government offices will observe individual schedules for the Christmas holiday.
NEW YORK -- Words matter.
When President Barack Obama turned over his news conference to President Clinton like a tag-team wrestler and left the room to attend a Christmas party -- leaving Clinton to take questions from reporters about Obama's tax-cut deal -- he gave the astonished chattering classes plenty to chatter about:
Katherine Rose LaRoche of Camden, and Jesse Darrell (Justin) Ross II, of Lugoff, were united in marriage on October 16, 2010, at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden, S.C. The Reverend Charles E. Seastrunk, Jr., Chaplain of the South Carolina House of Representatives, performed the five o'clock p.m. ceremony. Music was provided by Mrs. Kitty DeLoach. A reception immediately followed at Louise C. Proctor Hall in Camden.
• It's been much colder than normal here in Kershaw County and many people are ready for an easing of the temperatures. But one friend suggested recently we should be thankful; he had checked weather information on-line, and for a recent week in Fairbanks, Alaska, the high temperature -- the high -- was negative 28 degrees. The low was negative 51. Those readings make our recent nights in the teens seem absolutely balmy.
For whatever reason, while I was doing yard work during the Thanksgiving weekend, I started thinking about my favorite Christmas memories from my own school days. (This probably qualifies as ancient history for most people.) The daydreaming made the raking and mulch-spreading a lot more pleasant.
WASHINGTON -- I could write more about the tax deal, but you're probably tired of hearing about it, and, to be honest, I've been too busy playing iPad Scrabble.
Food for the Soul Soup Kitchen and Emergency Shelter will open the doors of its new 5,000-square-foot facility at 110 E. DeKalb St. in Camden to serve its first meal Friday, Christmas Eve. The public is invited to join in the meal and to tour the new center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A refurbished 1921 Seagraves pumper truck cruises down Broad Street carrying a crew from the Camden Fire Department during the Kershaw County Christmas Parade Dec. 11. Onboard the pumper were Camden Fire Chief John Bowers and his wife, Gwen. Capt. Johnny Mullis was at the wheel, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter, Savannah.
Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Baron DeKalb Elementary School completed various activities including the Trust Walk (visual); Muffled Directions (auditory); Mirror Reading (learning); and Mouth Writing (physical). These activities and others are designed to give students and teachers the opportunity to experience some of the challenges encountered by people with a disability. "Awareness: The Key to Friendships," is an educational program sponsored by Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc. This program teaches understanding and sensitivity towards people with disabilities. Fifth grade students commented that they enjoyed the program and wished they could have visited all eight stations. Here, students Clay ...
The Marching Knights placed seventh at the S.C. Band Directors Association's 1A State Championship at Batesburg-Leesville High School. This was the first time in eight years North Central has been represented at the state level and this was the highest placement in the school's known history. The North Central Marching Knights were the only marching band to represent the Kershaw County School District at the state level this year.
The kindergarten students at Pine Tree Hill School made and decorated instruments for the school's annual Veterans Day parade. The students marched in honor of all veterans ,especially those who attended the second-grade program. Parents and community members joined in the red, white and blue salute to thank veterans.
Elizabeth Marie Parrish of Fayetteville, N.C., and Captain Benjamin Mark (Ben) Balazs, of Fayetteville, were united in marriage on September 11, 2010, in the garden of the Camden House Inn, in Camden, S.C. The Reverend Kevin Cauley, pastor of Darlington Presbyterian Church, performed the seven o'clock p.m. ceremony. Soloist was Mrs. Elizabeth Pacheco Rose and music was provided by the Herringbones of Charlotte, N.C., and bagpiper Mr. J.V. Hudson of Raleigh, N.C. A reception immediately followed the ceremony at the Camden House Inn.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Carr Reynolds of Camden, SC, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Marie Reynolds of Southport, NC, to Richard Sandford Parrotte. He is son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edward Parrotte, Jr. of New Bern, NC.
Beulah Marsh Branham, 92, widow of William D. Branham, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at McCoy Nursing Home.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present its 10th annual Jazz at the Center Music Festival, April 25-27, in historic downtown Camden. The featured concert this year takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday in Wood Auditorium, following a cocktail reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the lobby. Maddy Winer and Vince Lewis and the Jazz All-Stars will provide entertainment from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz standards that are sure to please jazz lovers of all tastes. Their new CD "Crossroads" was hailed by Just Jazz Magazine as "first rate" and "…the musicianship ...
The Boy Scouts of Wateree District recently held their annual Awards Banquets, hosted by Lyttletton St. UMC. The district awards went to:
Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of the Christian Holy Week, leading up to the celebration of Easter. Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a donkey to celebrate Passover the week that he died. Kevin Shaw (portraying Jesus in photo) leads members of area churches down Mill St. in Camden.
Longtime Camden resident Reid Buckley died Monday night in a Columbia hospital, only days after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer.
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Allison Hill is a 21st century woman embarking on a promising future in nursing with an assist from women who were born in the nineteenth century.
Ten Kershaw County schools were among 592 schools statewide recognized by the State Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2013.
• 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 ...
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 ...
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.