Kershaw County School District employees and local residents are invited to learn more about the school district's 2012-13 budget and provide feedback. Superintendent Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson will hold a series of meetings across the county to explain the budget proposal, answer questions and receive suggestions.
Thank you for sharing with your readers the following address which I presented to the Camden City Council during the public forum at Tuesday's meeting.
Several students from the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) participated in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competition held March 7-9 in Charleston. Amber Farmer (first row, left) and Chelsea McDonald (second row, left) won first place for Career Health Display. Brooke Edwards (first row, center), Caleb Reese (second row, second from right) and Ben Blankenship (second row, second from left) won first place in the Health Education category. Thomas "Gunnar" Branham (second row, right) won first place in the Researched Persuasive Speaking. Brittany Baird (first row, right) won third place for Medical Photography.
Hopes for a satisfactory resolution of bringing more and better recreational opportunities to the people of Camden and Kershaw County seem to be fleeing us like clouds in a strong wind.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- As the sun rises and dabs Caesars Palace with morning rouge, irony struts down the strip of casinos, shops and nightclubs.
A memorial service for Vivian Jones, 88, Columbia, will be held at 4:00 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in the club house at Summer's Landing, 651 Polo Road. In addition, a graveside service will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm in Parklawn Memorial Park, 12800 Veirs Mill Rd., Rockville, MD 20853. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.
William C. VanO'Linda, 85, of Columbia, died Monday, March 26, 2012. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel is assisting the family.
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Applications will be accepted through May 2 for the 2012 Thomas E. McLester Scholarship Award, given by Camden First United Methodist Church.
Samuel Bruce Baldwin, 64, Blythewood, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, 4219 Hardscrabble Road, Columbia, SC 29223. He was awesome.
A challenging week led to a pair of uneven finishes for the Lugoff Elgin boys' soccer team.
Belk invites schools and other nonprofit organizations in the company's 16-state market area to participate in its semi-annual Belk Charity Sale from 6 to 10 a.m. April 21. The four-hour, in-store shopping event offers an a fundraising tool for participating organizations and an opportunity for customers to support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts on purchases during the event.
Rick Santorum took the Louisiana Republican presidential primary last week, but Mitt Romney grinds inexorably on, increasing his delegate count and making it more and more difficult for anyone else to become the GOP standard bearer. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich refuses to face the reality of defeat and stubbornly hangs on, and while there is a mathematical chance someone other than Romney could win, the odds are long.
Jackie Sutton has joined First Citizens as retail sales manager. In this role, she will be responsible for implementing sales and business plans and promoting the First Citizens brand in the local market. Sutton will be based at First Citizens' Camden branch, located at 404 E. DeKalb St.
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."
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.
Kershaw County residents are getting ready to face what other voters across the country are going to see in the next few months: an onslaught of political ads, many of them nasty in character, and a high percentage of them paid for not by candidates but by special interest groups which have amassed millions upon millions of dollars to spread their messages. And, of course, the bulk of those messages will be negative. These groups are both Democratic and Republican, conservative and liberal. Altogether, according to news reports, such factions are going to buy $2 billion worth of ad time ...
Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.
Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.
Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.
• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...