When former Sen. George McGovern died last week at age 90, there were probably many Kershaw County residents who might have remembered him only as the presidential candidate who got crushed in one of the largest landslides in history, winning only one state plus the District of Columbia against President Richard Nixon in 1972. McGovern's campaign was somewhat dysfunctional -- he fired his vice presidential running mate, Thomas Eagleton, after revelations that Eagleton had been treated for mental disorders -- and never had a chance against a president who was popular at the time and hadn't yet been trapped by ...
On Friday, October 12, I was in Kershaw County. My Dad had ridden with me. He suffered a fairly serious stroke shortly after 2 p.m. He is now at MUSC in Charleston recovering.
Halloween is a festive time when kids enjoy dressing up and getting treats. What will you be doing on Halloween… taking your kids trick-or-treating, passing out treats to little neighborhood ghosts and goblins, or hosting a party?
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night from deadly smoke and fire alarms buzzing. You frantically wake your family and try to escape from the overwhelming black smoke. Feeling frazzled, you stumble down the stairs only to realize that the fire is blocking your escape out of the front door. What is your next step?
Like a squeamish movie-goer at a slasher film, Camden Military Academy head football coach Will Rice could not bring himself to look at the video of his team's 42-0 loss to previously winless McBee in a game played last Friday night in Chesterfield County.
All three Kershaw County volleyball teams will host state tournament opening round matches tonight and Tuesday.
Getting payback and the top seed for the state playoffs all in the same night: It could not get much better for the Camden High volleyball team.
Monday: Buford at North Central in first round of AA Upper State volleyball tournament (6 p.m.)
Mrs. Gloria Dubose Smullen, 65 of 505 Lyttleton St, Camden, entered into rest Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Agape Hospice House in Columbia.
The family will hold a memorial service, Monday, October 22, 2012, at The Cross and the Sword Church, Kershaw to celebrate the life of Norman Eugene Welch, 74, of Westville.
Funeral service for Hester Sue White, 87, of 407 Revere Circle in Camden will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. She died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Pearlene White Wright, 116 North Gate Drive, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Born in Pontiac, South Carolina, she was the daugther of the late David L. and Sallie Bell Thomas White. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, at Gethsemance Baptist Church, Mitchellville, Maryland, with burial in Maryland National Memorial Cemetery. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden and J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home, Landover, MD are serving the Wright family.
Did the Taliban overplay their hand when they shot a 14-year-old Pakistani girl simply because she wanted to go to school? We can only hope.
Each of us has various benchmarks in our life.
Have you taken advantage of the milder weather this week?
Former Kershaw County Councilman Stephen Smoak is now a member of the Heritage Community Bank Board of Directors.
Savage, Royall & Sheheen LLP named Michael D. Wright a partner of the firm, effective January 1, 2015. With the addition of Wright, the firm now has seven attorneys serving the community, continuing its commitment of building long term relationships with clients while finding sensible solutions to complex issues.
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Sen. John McCain of Arizona have been buddies for a long time, and they're cut out of the same cloth: moderate Republicans who are willing to cross the aisle to get legislation passed. The far-right wing of the GOP makes a lot of noise about whacking Graham down to size, but he keeps winning elections by sizeable margins. That suits us fine. We'll have to admit we thought it was pretty funny recently when McCain said he'd like to see his "illegitimate son, Lindsey Graham" make a run for the ...
WASHINGTON -- Forget E.F. Hutton. It's P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen.
I have been a member of IPTAY (Clemson University's athletic fundraising organization) for the last 26 years. Needless to say, I support and generally agree with the manner in which Clemson is operated. Recently, however, I am in disagreement with its president's call for more diversification. Generally, when someone makes such a call, they simply want more hyphenated Americans.
Journalists did not need the atrocity of the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris to know ours is a risky business. But it has made the rest of the world aware of the price of exercising free speech.
The Rev. Grahame Butler-Nixon, 82, died Monday, January 19, 2015 at Agape Hospice House in Columbia, SC. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM with interment in the church's Memorial Garden following the service.
Beulah Monroe Bowen, 91, went to be with her Heavenly Father, Saturday, January 17, 2015. Born on April 12, 1923 in Blaney, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Gillyard Percival and Pearl Goff Monroe. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of more than 72 years, Murdic Bowen. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family and is also survived by her three daughters, Beverly Nates (Larry), Glenda Morris (Mike, deceased), and Lynn Nelson (Mike); six grandchildren, Gina Nates Henderson, Kristin Nates McGee, Kim Morris Gaines, Lisa Morris Dutton, Seth Nelson, and ...
Gov. Nikki Haley was recently sworn in for her second four-year term and a new legislature convened in the State House. This seems like an appropriate time to look back on their record over the last four years.
All that Glitters is Miss Green and Gold
Anne Cushman Prettyman passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on January 17, 2015 following a five-year illness. Services will be held for Anne on Wednesday, January 21 at 11:00AM at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church at 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, Ooltewah, TN 37363. There will be a reception following the service at the church.
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