Unlike 1994, when a Republican landslide was somewhat of a surprise, Tuesday's GOP tsunami had been widely predicted by pollsters, nearly all of whom had detected a wave of discontent among voters weary of partisanship and a stagnant economy. Kershaw County voters reacted as did their counterparts across the country, helping to toss out longtime 5th District Congressman John Spratt. Camden's Vincent Sheheen was one of the few Democrats to fare well here, along with county officials Harriett Pierce and Robin Watkins.
Musings after an election season that lasted far too long:
Last month, the Camden Garden Club had a fabulous meeting. It was a perfect day in a perfect setting. The home had large picture windows from every room creating an open airy feeling as you looked out over Colonial Lake.
Dear Annie: I've known my 26-year-old stepdaughter, "Monica," since she was 5. She never spent much time with her father, but when the first grandchild was born, she came by more often because she wanted a babysitter. Her dad and I were together 21 years before he passed away six months ago.
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Michael L. Floyd graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 12-week-old female retriever mix puppy and a 1-year-old domestic short-haired male cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The ...
Mr. Herschel Sherman Blackerby, 92, of Winnsboro, SC died Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Born in Herrick, Illinois, he was the son of the late Oswald and Minnie Smart
Funeral services for Laura H. Burris, 77, of Lugoff, will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Bill Dulaney will officiate. The family received friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or KershawHealth Hospice.
On Wednesday, November 3, 2010, Mary Hall, 95, of Camden, SC went home to be with the Lord after a long illness. In the months of her illness she was surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and beloved "grand-dog" at the home of her daughter in TN.
The Celebration of Life Service for Alvin Wayne Hunter, 89, of Camden will be held Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 2:00 PM in Hermitage Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Dr. Donald West and Rev. Dr. Condy Richardson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Arise and Build Fund of Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, SC 29020.
Nathaniel "Bub" Miller Jr., 56, of Saxton Road, Rembert, died on Monday, November 1, 2010.
Deacon Stephen Pearson, 95, of Flat Rock Road, Camden, died on Saturday, October 30, 2010.
Funeral services for Frank James Rabon Jr., 64, of Lugoff, will be held Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 3:00 PM at El-Bethel Faith Community Church, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. Rev. Joe Stines, Rev. Richard Cameron and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to El-Bethel Faith Community Church, 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Sarah Hammond, Camden Junior Welfare League president, presented Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd with the community service award at the fall dinner meeting on Oct. 4 at the Mill Pond Steakhouse in Boykin.
Take 10 unassuming athletes, add an untiring and resolute coach, and you have the ingredients of one spirited and determined boys cross country team at Camden High School. For the first time in the school's history, the Region 6-AAA trophy will take up residence in her trophy case. Head Coach Jerry Stokes shares in the team's victory with his accolade of conference coach of the year. Coach Stokes trains, you could say, with old school ideology. He encourages his runners at a distance, giving them the space needed to develop their own style, though nearby to provide the ...
In their denouncements of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women -- the so-called "Beyoncé voter" demographic, as one Fox News commentator sniggered.
First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment but a simple geo-political fact.
Having waded through Sheriff Jim Matthews recent letter as published regarding his endorsement of a "Proposed Firearms Ordinance," I note that the main point (as quoted) "It prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 300 yards;" that's 900 feet!
Black Americans in the state of Mississippi understand their time is at hand for their voting solidarity and economic self-reliance. Black Americans in South Carolina should also know their time is also at hand for them to learn and run for the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters in Mississippi.
William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...
Camden native helps rescue Haitians with USCG
Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.
All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.
The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.
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.
Top Striker, winner of the $50,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase in Camden last March, is part of an 11-horse field which is expected to meet the starter's flag in Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.
We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.
The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.
Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.