On November 27th, the city of Camden acknowledged the defeat of the referendum vote regarding the recreation facility by passing a resolution accepting those results. The Camden Recreation Referendum Coalition (CRRC) extends congratulations and gratitude to every voter who made that happen and who confirmed our belief in the democratic process. We reflect with great satisfaction on staying the course, facing every challenge, and fighting boldly and assertively to let your voices be heard and to prove that the system works. You did it, and we thank you.
Nobody here in Kershaw County or anywhere else in the country would rationally assert that President Obama's victory last month transformed the United States into a one-party country. After all, Obama won by a skinny percentage (though by a wider margin in the antiquated Electoral College), and the U.S. House of Representatives is still controlled by the GOP, as are a majority of governorships. However, the protocols of presidential politics are creating a more difficult path for Republicans to win the White House unless the party steps back and takes a fresh look at itself.
A Nov. 16, 2012, op-ed by Lucian Truscott IV published in The New York Times declares that our post-World War II military leadership has traded true fighting spirit for "talk shows and photo spreads" and "military-spec business suits" and, therefore, has failed to succeed in battle since "the stalemated Korean War." Truscott's linkage between alleged military failures and a general officer population of "strutting military peacocks" is readily contradicted by the two men he invokes, George Patton and Lucian Truscott Jr., his own grandfather.
Good things come to those who wait. And in this story, the good things are truly wonderful and have emerged as being undeniably worth the wait. At times, this "wait" was home to several Mr. Wrongs and one or two Prince Charming wannabees. But over the years, the reservoir of patience reached a high and its depth paid off in an unexpected way. You see, my sister, two years my junior, is getting married this weekend. Her patience is the victor here, and life, the joy decided to happen, as she was busy making other plans.
Camden ART (formerly Camden Art Association) will open its fall show in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) today with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. just prior to the Edward Arron & Friends Chamber Music concert. Light hors d'ouevres and a cash bar will be available. The opening reception is sponsored by First Community Bank. The Camden ART exhibit will be on display in the Bassett Gallery until Jan. 18, 2013.
The Kershaw County School District will dedicate a walkway near Jackson School and honor two retiring school board members Tuesday.
Camden High School and the Kershaw County Recreation Department are presenting the Stephen Carmon Baseball Camp to be held on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.
For the second year in a row, Pikeville University specialist and former Lugoff-Elgin High School standout Grayson Quick has been named both first-team and honorable mention All-Mid-South Conference East Division.
The Palmetto State Rizers of the American Basketball Association split a pair of games over the weekend as the Camden-based team hiked their record to 3-2 after the first quarter of their inaugural campaign
Six Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestlers kicked off the 2012-13 season by winning championships at Saturday's Midlands Invitational, held at Dutch Fork Middle School.
Jarelle Hannah's fourth-place finish in the 182-pound division helped the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team to a 10th place finish in last weekend's Steadman Hawkins Southern Slam tournament hosted by Eastside High School.
The officers and members of the Liberty Hill Civic and Improvement Association (LHCIA) are delighted to report that the fundraising event held on October 27 was a complete success. The event coincided with the Community Center building's 75th anniversary. The building, located just off highway 97 in Liberty Hill, was built under the Works Progress Administration in 1937 with help from the Citizens of Liberty Hill Committee: Chairman John G. Richards (former governor of South Carolina), C.D. Cunningham, L.P. Thompson, H.L. Higgins, E.L. Jones and W.L. Cunningham -- all prominent citizens of the community at ...
WASHINGTON -- Much speculation has followed the private luncheon between President Obama and Mitt Romney, about which little is known.
At the beginning of my mayoral race, we conducted a survey to identify the concerns of Camden voters. Given our apparent community division about recreation, we found to our surprise that voters were mainly concerned about jobs. Recreation was fifth on the list.
An assistant principal from Blaney Elementary School will become the new principal of both Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools.
Mrs. Janie Ruth Hough Thomas, 84, of 2780 Best Road, Bethune, passed on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Mr. Henry Robinson, Jr., 66, of 857 St. Paul Road in Camden (Knights Hill Community), died Saturday, May 2, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
A funeral service to honor the life of William Stanley Melton, 64, of Cassatt, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM today, May 4, 2015 at Beaverdam Baptist Church in Cassatt. Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00-6:30 PM, Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Stan's memory to Kershaw County Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020, Beaverdam Baptist Church, 1684 Old Georgetown Road W., Cassatt, SC, 29032 or the American Cancer Society, Relay for ...
Funeral service for Juanita Brown Jordan, 84, will be held on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friend one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Women's Auxiliary.
A celebration to honor the rich life of Richard Alexander Holmes will be held at the Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 5:30 p.m., where a Communion Service will be conducted by The Reverend William Owens of Mary Magdalene Anglican Church followed by a Wake to be held at Sam Kendall's on Broad Street in Downtown Camden.
Liverpool FC America will hold soccer tryouts for boys and girls ages 8-18 on May 11 and 12 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department soccer fields located along Highway 1 in Lugoff.
Lawyers, court officials and others who end up spending time in criminal courtrooms in Kershaw County and elsewhere have no doubt heard many defendants' attorneys try to burnish their image after they've been convicted of crimes. The purpose, of course, is to try to grab a bit of leniency from the judge or jury which is going to hand down a sentence. "He's a good boy" is one of the favorites, often portraying the convicted person as a high knight of society who just happened to make a mistake, perhaps murder or armed robbery. "I just snapped" is ...
The 32nd annual Take a Child Fishing Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 16 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.
A very special day is fast approaching, a day we should put on the top of our list and certainly always remember. We should celebrate it to no end. This day is not a holiday, but it should be. This day is indeed only one day long, only 24 hours short, but this day should and can last forever. We can make this day last forever in our hearts, for this is where it belongs. This day is the best day. It will not end, so live it forever.
WASHINGTON -- True words are often said in jest, it has long been said. But a harsher idiom has been taking shape in recent years: Jest is becoming the only way to express truth.
The Camden Community Concert Band will present its Spring Concert at 3 p.m. May 3 in Rectory Square Park at the corner of Lyttleton and Chesnut Streets in Camden. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB will be accompanied by members of the 282nd Army Band.
The Knight's Hill community will ring in the spring with the annual Mayfest celebration, scheduled for Saturday, May 9.
I wanted to share with you selections from recent speeches I delivered in and around Camden, two on April 11 and one on April 18.