Our mid-term general election is over, and several thoughts come to mind.
So here we are, a few weeks after one of the weirdest election cycles of all time. The optimist in me says, "Oh, look! The people are waking up and realizing they do have the power after all."
Life is a journey that was never meant to be traveled alone -- we would never make it if that were the case. We all need that someone who will never forsake us; that person that will be there until the end of the passage, through the pleasant weather and the storms. This person is what I like to title, the Encourager. These are the people that would rather face the obstacles with you, than leave you to endure life's treacherous and precarious paths on your own. Just like Frodo had Sam, we would never complete our journeys without the ...
Camden resident Mary Margaret Green, a student at Thomas Sumter Academy in Dalzell, was chosen last month by members of her class to represent the ninth grade in the school's homecoming court. Her escort that evening was ninth grade class president Drake McCormick of Sumter. Thomas Sumter's varsity football team trounced Richard Winn Academy 34 to 0 during the homecoming game, a contributing step toward Thomas Sumter's 10-1 season and current SCISA Region AA Championship standing, the school's fourth year in a row.
"Imagination Station" will be the theme for the 2010 edition of the Kershaw County Christmas Parade, stepping off at 10 a.m. Dec. 11.
The Wateree Archery Club is sponsoring a turkey shoot, with bows only, on Saturday, Nov. 20 beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. There will be a cash payout.
Funeral service for Kelley Lynn Hill Brinson, 51, of Lugoff, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Lugoff First Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Greg Sweet and Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Brinson Family Fund c/o Lugoff First Baptist Church or the church building fund.
35 YEARS AGO -- Nov. 14-19, 1975
Infant John Wesley Lee, III graveside services were held Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. He was the son of John Wesley Lee, Jr. and LaTasha Salmond of Sumter.
Cherry Ann Haggins Reeves, 66, of Battleship Road, Camden, died Monday. Friends may call at 311 West Cedar Lane, Bishopville.
Raymond "Norman" Singletary Jr., 76, of Flora Drive, Columbia, formerly of Florence, died Friday, November 12, 2010.
Earlier this month, Americans provided one of the most resounding no-confidence-in-government votes in history, turning out the majority party in nearly unprecedented fashion. Voters in the 5th District, which includes Kershaw County, sent home Rep. John Spratt, a Washington fixture who portrayed himself as a fiscal conservative but was a part of the big-spending Washington culture. Only a few days later, the Bipartisan Commission on Deficit Reduction floated some of its proposals to lower the murderous deficit that both Republicans and Democrats have run up in the past few years. No sooner were the recommendations made public that members of ...
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I was happy to see President Barack Obama continue his outreach to the world's Muslims during his Asia trip. It's important for Muslims overseas to hear that Americans are waging war against terrorists, not Muslims, even though some Americans have a hard time telling the difference.
Palmetto Hearing recently moved to 1001-B Fairlawn Drive, Camden. It will be open Tuesdays by appointment and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The business offers hearing aid fittings and follow up care. It also provides hearing evaluations, swim plugs, assistive listening products, custom ear molds and hearing aid service and repair. "We have been providing hearing health care for 25 years and are proud to be locally owned and operated to assist the residents of Kershaw County and it's surrounding areas." The owner is Cyndi Henderson and the manager is Amanda Henderson. The telephone number ...
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States announced that Ralph Best has achieved All American status as a district commander. Best, commander of District 5, covering Kershaw County as well as York, Lancaster and Chester counties, in the Department of South Carolina, is one of only 29 VFW District Commanders selected worldwide for All-American Commander.
The River Management Society (RMS) recently awarded its 2014 River Manger of the Year award to Mary Crockett, land protection director for the Congaree Land Trust. Crockett received the award during a RMS' workshop in Denver, Colo., earlier this year.
I remember once I was giving a presentation about important conservation properties in the Piedmont. I showed photos of the incredible rock formations on a particular property and happened to mention their age in an effort to describe their grandeur. Afterwards, I was confronted by an indignant man who told me that the age of rocks cannot be known. He accused me of making those figures up out of thin air. Surprised by his vociferous tone, I told him I was sorry to have upset him. While not a confrontational person, I am a teacher, and I began to politely ...
A Camden equestrian, writing under the pen name Vanessa Friedrich, is featured in the latest book in the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series.
Camden Walmart customers know that it's back to school time again when they see the school bus out in front of the store promoting the partnership between the store and the Kershaw County School District to help local needy students receive school supplies. Walmart's annual "Pack A Bus" campaign kicks off Friday and runs for two weeks.
Children with disabilities enjoy rainbow of community activities, programs
WASHINGTON -- "Checked the tax code," wrote a friend who's engaged to a woman from a low-tax country. "Unfortunately, marrying [my fiancee] does not entitle me to a tax inversion like the big U.S. companies are getting. Thanks for nothing, IRS."
Racing Hall of Fame trainer and part-time Camden resident Jonathan Sheppard already has extended his streak of winning at least one Saratoga Race Course race every season beginning in 1969, and on Thursday he will seek to maintain his dominance of the historic track's steeplechase races in the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1).
The sixth annual Springdale 5k at Sunrise will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.
Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.