WASHINGTON -- Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Except less regulated.
This year was one of the best for my honeybees. At the beginning of spring, I never would have predicted such productivity. We had several surprises, but I'll discuss one in particular. Each spring, a beehive tends to "swarm." Most of us have heard of a bee swarm, but you may be amazed by the biology behind this bewildering bee business.
Bicentennial picnic scheduled
Are you enjoying the change in weather?
The United Way of Kershaw County will host its 4th annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, November 8th at the Town Green in Camden.
Funeral services for Gladys Wright Andrews, age 84, who passed away October 6, will be held Wednesday at 5:00 at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville. Visitation will be Tuesday 5-7 pm at the Funeral Home. Mrs. Andrews was born in Chesterfield a daughter of the late Virgil Oscar & Frances Poston Wright. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, sister and was loved by all who knew her. Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy (Rev ...
The husband-wife team of Dale and Victoria Goff from Lugoff are the National 2014 Anglers of the Year for the American Bass Anglers Couples Series.
Mr. William "Bill" W. Carlos, 85, 125 Northgate Drive, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Camden First United Methodist Church in Camden, SC. Burial was held at Cedars Cemetery in Camden, SC. Nelson-Haile Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Ida Pollard Brisbon, 87, of 109 Stuckeytown Road, Rembert, South Carolina, passed on Friday, October 3, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Joshua Baptist Church in Dalzell, SC. Burial will be at the Joshua Baptist Church Cemetery in Dalzell, SC. Nelson-Haile Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Racing on a course over which the Region 4-AAA cross country championships will be held Oct. 22, the Camden High cross country teams continued their string of strong finishes in a multi-team meet hosted by Chapin High School last Wednesday.
Deborah Davis has announced that she is seeking election as a Camden City Council member in November 2014.
Larry DiBiase celebrated the 25th anniversary of his State Farm Insurance agency by holding a fundraising cook-out, complete with radio broadcast, games and door prizes at the agency's revamped offices on West DeKalb Street. All proceeds from the event -- $600 -- went to the KershawHealth Foundation to benefit oncology services at KershawHealth.
Hengst of North America Inc. will expand its Kershaw County manufacturing facility for the third time in less than a decade.
Real estate transactions
Kershaw County 2014 seniors' SAT average composite score jumped 29 points in the same year that the percentage of test takers rose from 46 to 54 percent. According to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), his was the largest increase by any school district in the Midlands.
Parents who favor one child over another may increase the chance at least one of their children will abuse substances, according to new research that also says a child's perception of favoritism matters more than whether it's actually true.
This past summer, women ruled at the box office. Hits like "Lucy," "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Maleficent," each earned north of $40 million during their respective opening weekends, Box Office Mojo reports.
Women save a larger percentage of their incomes for retirement than men, but men end up saving more, says a new study by Vanguard. But no matter the gender, Interest.com found that only Nevada retirees are collectively prepared for retirement.
New York City's small high schools apparently boost graduation rates and college admission rates, and do so at a lower per pupil cost than traditional high schools, according to a study just released by MDRC, a major nonprofit education policy research firm.
Ah, mornings. Sometimes they go smoothly and my day is lovely. Other times, I feel like I'm behind before I've even begun. If your house feels like a staging zone for a major event as you try to get everyone ready and out the door each day, these ideas for changing your family's routine will leave you smiling.
When the Pakistani Taliban survivor Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize this month, it was widely noted that she was an education advocate and that her father was a "headmaster." But the Western media ignored an intriguing angle on this story, argues James Tooley, a professor at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.
Ebola has been in the news. But much of the news has not offered background information about the disease.
Everyone knows reality TV isn't actually reality, right? We know an hour in real life is never that entertaining. There is a lot of editing, slicing and dicing behind the scenes to put those shows together.
A new Three Stooges collection on DVD this week includes a short that has long been lost, and making their disc debuts are vintage titles starring George Arliss, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)
The highly touted BBC miniseries "The Honorable Woman" makes its way to DVD this week, along with a variety of recent TV series.
• Thanks to I-20, two U.S. highways and several state highways, we have a lot of commercial vehicles passing through Kershaw County on a daily basis. While most of those vehicles are likely carrying goods for sale here and elsewhere across the country, there's also a good chance hazardous materials are being trucked through as well. So, it's a good thing Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County Fire Service have joined forces to create a Special Operations Team (SOT) to deal with any "HazMat" accidents that may occur. According to LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer, the team ...
It's a funny thing. That's what Mama used to say when something baffled her. Like Mama, I prefer that things make common sense. Otherwise, I'll ponder, figure, study, and try to decipher that funny thing until it's somewhat sensible.
In early September, I attended a meeting of superintendents in Greenville. A major area of discussion was the development of a workforce that would attract sustainable industry to South Carolina and how K-12 education fits into this puzzle. To underscore this discussion, the meeting included a tour of the BMW plant in Spartanburg. Wow! This facility absolutely reflects what a 21st century workplace looks like and what many of our students will need to be prepared to enter. I talk a lot about preparing students for their future and not our past. The BMW tour reminded me why this is ...
On Nov. 4, Kershaw County citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the Kershaw County School District facilities referendum. Because of legislation passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, voters will be able to decide whether or not a penny sales tax that would be collected for 15 years could be imposed in the county and used by the school district to fund the projects in the referendum.