WASHINGTON -- I come from a family where the "joke," if you came home with a 97 on a math test, was to ask what happened to the other three points. The punch line, if you scored 100, was to ask whether there was any extra credit.
Every year, the Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) collects gently used prom dresses and accessories for their annual Belle of the Ball, an event designed to provide dresses, shoes and accessories to girls who couldn't afford them otherwise.
Howden, North America Inc., a world supplier of fans, rotary heat exchangers, compressors and gas handling equipment for the power generation petrochemical, steelmaking, mining and cement production industries, donated $3,847 to Mt. Moriah Soup Kitchen.
Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" comes to life on the stage of the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) Thursday at 8 p.m. "To Kill A Mockingbird" runs through Sunday. Shows are at 8 p.m. nightly; with the Sunday matinee set for 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and military. This production is sponsored by Powers Funeral Home.
NEW YORK -- As a longtime champion of greater civility in public discourse and one who has led the charge for dialed-back rhetoric, may I respectfully take most of it back?
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is one of the few lawmakers in Washington who's willing to forge compromises, and that sometimes lands him in hot water with hard-right conservatives in the Palmetto State. Now, with Graham realistically saying that in order to stem the horrific budget deficits the country is running that we must look at the possibility of changing the Social Security retirement age, he's also catching heat from the left.
Playing for the first time in 12 days, the Camden Military Academy basketball team lost a 73-68 overtime heartbreaker against Heathwood Hall in a game played in Columbia on Wednesday night.
The Montessori School of Camden will hold its annual Winter Gala and fundraising event at the Robert Mills Court House from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. The event is sponsored by Sentinel Health Partners, South Carolina ENT, Louise and David Cutler, Farber Family Associates, Heritage Community Bank, McDonalds of Camden, Protective Technologies, Inc., and the Conder/Heaton Families.
31 YEARS AGO -- Jan. 23, 1980
Kershaw County middle schools will join the nation next month by recognizing Groundhog Shadowing Day Feb. 4. Seventh- and eighth-grade students will be allowed to go to work with a parent, relative or neighbor to learn more about the workplace and potential careers.
With the passage of Act 81 of 2009, the General Assembly took an important step to confront the antiquated and faulty tax structure that has been cobbled together over the decades, and that is now breaking down in the modern economy. The legislature created the South Carolina Taxation Realignment Commission to conduct a "thorough assessment of the State's current tax structure to determine its 'adequacy, fairness, and efficiency' and to ensure that our State remains an 'optimum competitor in its efforts to attract business and individuals to locate, live, work, and invest' in South Carolina."
B.J. Culp holds a plaque with a photo of her late husband and former Camden High girls basketball coach and CHS history teacher, Mike Culp, after Friday night's ceremony renaming the basketball court at Camden High as the Coach Michael G. Culp Court. Surrounding Culp are her daughter-in-law and son, Ashley and Kevin Culp, along with her oldest son, Michael Culp. Pictured behind the Culp family is a permanent plaque, which will be affixed to the wall for fans to see as they enter the gym.
A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Victor Lee "Vic" Mays, of Camden, was held at 4:00 pm Sunday, Jan 23. 2011 at Powers Funeral Home in Lugoff, S.C. Visitation and Refreshments for family and friends followed the service.
Faith's influence in the realm of science-fiction isn't anything new. Some of the most popular moves in recent years, like the 2013 summer hit "Man of Steel," have actually taken cues from faithful stories and used them as a way to promote a powerful message.
Lil Wayne halted the hounding sounds of the crowd with a single finger. Then he spoke quickly into a microphone placed between his tattooed hands and said, "Before we go, we have to do four things."
Conversation heard between two parents standing in line at Giganto-Mart:
One doesn't have to wear 3-D glasses to see how big 3-D has gotten.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A soft, wearable robot that mimics leg muscles could soon help soldiers and people with physical disabilities.
PANEM -- Lionsgate keeps feeding its hungry audience with snippets of the newest installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, and the newest trailer has been the biggest tease so far, showing more of the underground District 13 as well as the embattled districts.
"GOOD CHEAP EATS: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less," by Jessica Fisher, Harvard Common Press, $16.95, 320 pages
Information for parents about the film "Dolphin Tale 2."
"Dolphin Tale 2" is a harmless, family-friendly film that offers a few nice moments but lacks the follow-through to make you remember it a week after you watch it. In other words, it's a telling example of the state of September 2014 cinema.
The best board games have a blended combination of great theme and great mechanics that create an engrossing gaming experience. That's what you will find in City of Iron, a board game for two to four players by Red Raven Games.
TECH CITY -- With the announcement of the next iPhone and the Apple Watch, we thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the best high-tech gadgets from the movies.
The news has apparently been floating around the Internet for a week or two, but I didn't realize until I opened Leonard Maltin's newly published "2015 Movie Guide" and read his introduction that this one will be the last.
Four-year-old Hailiee Davis disappears behind her father Brady's leg when Wonder Woman asks to see her costume.
EIGHTIES NATION - An Internet-based musician covered 1980s hit "99 Luftballoons" (or "99 Red Balloons") using nothing more than actual red balloons, and it's making all your '80s dreams come true.