Never waste time playing the woulda-shoulda-coulda game, a wise man once told me. But I can't help but add my two cents to what everyone says President Barack Obama woulda, shoulda or coulda done better in his first two years -- especially when one of those people is President Obama.
From time to time, especially when the budget and the costs of education are being discussed, a community member will inevitably ask me why our schools do not spend more time on "the basics" -- the three Rs of "reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic." These conversations always seem to harken back to the "good old days," when things seemed simpler and in retrospect, seemed to work better and were cheaper. Unfortunately, the "good old days" are more myth than reality. Even with the greater perceived emphasis on the "three Rs" in the past, U.S. census data indicates that in 1960 just ...
The Family Resource Center (FRC) will host "Let's Talk About IT!" a workshop for women and teen girls to discuss the realities of teen dating violence and the importance of healthy relationships.
South Carolina native Claire Bryant brings New York City's finest young artists including fellows and alumni from The Academy: A Program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute to Camden for a Community Residency, promoting arts education, community engagement, and arts advocacy through Chamber Music. "Claire Bryant and Friends" is a new collaboration between South Carolina communities and New York City's most active and innovative chamber musicians. As young artists of the 21st century, these musicians are dedicated to the importance of community connection, through work in the public schools, retirement communities, health care ...
Terry Alfonso "Scout" Greene, 55, of Camden, died Monday, October 18, 2010. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late Alberta "Bert" Greene Allen and Sherwood "Al" Allen.
Funeral Services for John W. Pate Sr., 62, of Westville, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Oak Ridge Baptist Church with a burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Donald Coppedge, Rev. Dale Myers, and Rev Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Oak Ridge Baptist Church Building Fund or Hospice of Tri-County.
Registration for the Rec Department's youth basketball program will begin in November.
The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County has been caring for uninsured residents of Kershaw County for 12 years. The number of patients with diabetes has steadily increased since 1998 when the clinic opened its doors. The First Citizens Foundation helped meet a growing need to focus on the prevention of diabetes in obese patients. Dennis Stuber, senior vice president, (right) is shown presents the check to Dr. Alice Brooks, (center) clinic medical director, and Tommy Rose, Clinic development volunteer.
In a world where material gain and financial success are held so high, genuine relationships are fast succumbing to the screams for attention from the petty distractions of our day. We live in a world that is too busy updating Facebook and Twitter statuses and texting or e-mailing to notice and appreciate what is right in front of our faces. We are so caught up with trying to connect to the world, we can't connect to those around us; we can't even enjoy the pleasant company of who we are with because we are too distracted by the ...
The 21 annual Hospital Auxiliary golf tournament was held Sept. 17 at White Pines Golf Course. Teams sponsored by businesses and individuals participated in the Captain's Choice competition.
Frequently when one writes the paper there is a level of anger or anxiety. If it is not bubbling up it is not too far beneath the surface. In this case I am happy to say there is neither. This letter concerns the position of Probate Judge and Ned Towell, and no, I am not going to speak ill of Harriett Pierce. I am certain that she has carried out her responsibilities to the best of her ability.
It is a true blessing in our lifetime to stand up for a "cause" or to support people who will breathe life into that "cause" and see it through. I was fortunate to meet so many great citizens in Elgin while going door-to-door campaigning for a seat on the Kershaw County School Board. It was truly an enlightening experience. I believe I must have met over 400 people during this brief journey, all of whom shared their thoughts and opinions with me. Everyone seemed to share the same strong conviction of support for our children's education. I was moved ...
North Central Middle School students read a script accounting the 9/11 events minute by minute. They read the exact time when the first plane crashed into the Twin Towers, the exact time when President George W. Bush was notified, the exact time that the second plane crashed into the towers, the exact time that the Pentagon was struck and more events that occured on that day. Pine Tree Hill students observed 9/11 by wearing red, white and blue, and they had special lessons about the importance of that day.
Rude comments and bad behavior toward overweight people does not inspire them to lose weight, a new study says.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Previously limited to sprinting on a treadmill, an untethered cheetah robot can be seen bounding across the MIT campus in a new video.
About a year ago, I wrote an article titled, "I didn't marry my soul mate." I was very honest about a period of time in my marriage when both of us wondered if we had chosen incorrectly and even if we had settled. During those times I wondered what my life would have been like had I married "the other guy."
LOS ANGELES -- More than 80 percent of Americans profess a belief in God, but Hollywood has been slow to offer content that engages people of faith.
It's already September. Time to go back to school.
The earth is the third rock from the sun. Ireland and Scotland combined are 84 percent of that chunk. Visiting these grand lands confirms that notion. There are so many rocks in these Gaelic territories that everything is made from them. Walls, roads, buildings, more walls, homes, roofs, castles -- did I mention walls? -- abbeys and monasteries all are rock solid.
Fall won't officially arrive until Sept. 23, but don't tell that to purveyors of pumpkin spice.
Single men and women make up roughly one-third of the United States population, a Match survey found.
Banging your head against the wall and murmuring bad words under your breath is counterproductive. Kids are messy. They just are. They have better things to do than pick up their messes. It's all right there in their owner's manual -- in between learn to walk and never play with matches -- make messes.
Pope Francis has been America's darling for more than a year now.
A new 44 country survey by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project found that "a global median of 60 percent (of respondents) see their country's economy performing poorly."
With the Ice Bucket Challenge's cool wave of influence slowing down, a new trend has emerged on Facebook. Friends have tagged users, asking them to name the most important books of their lives in their status updates.
Just three weeks ago, Kathy Taylor received a devastating diagnosis. The mother of five, who was 26 weeks pregnant, was told she had an aggressive form of melanoma that had spread throughout her body.
Marriage is becoming a hot topic among sociologists, who debate if social policy should be encouraging the institution of marriage or focusing on bolstering relationship traits that seem to go along with marriage.