Seldom have I witnessed such a gross malfunctioning of local governments as that which has developed in Camden and Kershaw County over the future of recreation programs to serve the citizenry.
The following students received their new black belt and various levels of black belt from Genova Family Karate on May 19. Seated (left to right): Tomas' Herron, Caitlyn Carlo (judge), Marti Bryant (judge) Lea Bryant (judge) Kneeling-Alan Port, William Bobadilla, John Long, Daniel Smith and Joseph Baird. Standing: Jordan Baird, Joseph Ravan, Sarah Cathrine Smith, Benjamin Leslie, Alex Kerr, Felix Arnold, Kathy Raley, Blake Tillman, Mark Leslie, Emily Bobadilla and Mike Genova is in the far back.
Saturday morning, Dr. Aurelio D. Givens of Abundant Life Fellowship Church will be ordained as bishop. Hundreds of people are expected to attend including top officials of the city and some national officials.
The Quilters of Kershaw County is a guild of approximately 65 members from five counties who meet monthly to learn about quilting and to improve their quilting techniques.
John Lewis Cook was born August 29, 1935 in Blythewood, SC. He was one of 11 children of the late Henry Tally Cook and Lenora Jeffers Cook. John was affectionately known as "Snook." He passed into eternal life on June 2, 2012 at the age of 76.
Residents at the Karesh Wing Long Term Care Center and Springdale Health Care celebrated in style the week of May 13-19. Administrators and staff saluted the residents during National Nursing Home Week.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Kids ages 6 to 12, parents and grandparents, come meet Walks With Horses (WWH) and her miniature horse, Great Heart, who often is commercially photographed with kids. WWH will tell about the life of the war pony. She will teach participants about some of the Native American symbols. Kids will get to tell their own stories by choosing and coloring symbols on the take-home horse drawings provided. They will also hear Native American stories about how the rabbit got long ears, the bear got a short tail and others.
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library will hold its annual meeting at Indigo Jones at 6 p.m. on Thursday. After a short business meeting to elect officers for next year, the group will enjoy socializing and playing trivia. All members are encouraged to attend.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said earlier this week what many Republicans staunchly refuse to acknowledge: that their hero, Ronald Reagan, would be out of step with many in the GOP today, that the hard-line ideologists would find him too flexible, too willing to compromise, too amenable to recognizing members of the opposite party and working with them to create legislation that would benefit the country. Bush included his own father along with Reagan, too.
Camden native Donna Stoney got a rare treat as she walked across the stage in May to receive her diploma from Coker College in Hartsville. Her sister, Gertrude Stoney, an adjunct professor at Coker, was sitting among the sea of professors cheering their students on.
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Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS) is the world's leading company devoted to patient-oriented renal therapy. The company provides kidney dialysis treatments to approximately 233,000 patients worldwide in Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Latin America and North America, including Lugoff as Lugoff-Elgin Dialysis.
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.