Maybe the Tea Party folks were right about the corrupting influences of Washington. Two years after the Tea Party radicals hit their high point with a wave of mid-term House elections, Republicans are pointing fingers at one another and bickering so much that it is hard to tell them from Democrats.
While President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner continue negotiations in an attempt to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, Americans across the country -- including, of course, many right here in Kershaw County -- are voicing their concerns about the irresponsibility of the federal government. But surveys of voters show a curious trend, and if we Americans want to look at one cause of the huge national debt and the dysfunction of Uncle Sam, we need look no further than ourselves.
I wish to thank the Chronicle-Independent for its recent series of articles and columns surrounding the anniversary of Michael Smith's murder and the community reaction which followed. As the Project Director of the Safe Schools / Healthy Students Initiative, I'd like to commend your excellent coverage as well as add a few items:
Local forester recognized
Robert Lowry Rhame, Jr. was born December 21, 1943 in Camden, South Carolina to the late Robert Lowry Rhame, Sr. and the late Wilma Miller Sill Rhame, both of Camden. Bob was a resident of Charleston, SC at the time of his death. He died of CHF at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Friday, December 7, 2012.
Mrs. Georgia "Betsy" Lockhart Douglas, 96, died Friday, December 7, 2012 at Kershaw Health in Camden, SC.
The U.S. government has never been known for efficiency, as indicated by the staggering amount of red ink under which Uncle Sam is struggling. And there's no easy way to reconcile changes that will bring the deficit under control. But there's one action that's extremely simple and effective: changing the way the government measures inflation, which affects how fast government payments rise under a variety of programs.
WASHINGTON -- Americans are justified in feeling numbed by the car alarm of Washington politics.
Lake Wateree area businessman and former Clemson football standout Stacy Seegars was inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame in a weekend celebration held on campus earlier this fall.
Allen Jenerette, Jarelle Hannah and Chris Jackson, all with championship performances, led the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team to a sixth place finish in the Beef O'Brady's Championship held at Fort Mill High School last Friday and Saturday.
One of the great political highlights of the 2008 elections did not take place in Washington, DC or Columbia, South Carolina, but in the City of Camden, South Carolina. The election of 26 year old Jeffrey Graham brought a pleasant spin to local politics. Many of us saw Jeffrey Graham as a "fresh, interesting, and inspiring" young man who epitomizes the spirit of a new breed of politicians. We looked forward to his leadership. He did not disappoint us.
Have you taken the time to walk behind the center of town to the "Town Center" (editors note: Town Green)? My husband and I parked on Broad and walked the alley to the new town square and were confronted with a breath-taking view of King Hagler and Joseph Kershaw -- if you listened very quietly, you could almost hear them speaking. From the top of their heads to the beadwork on King Hagler's moccasins, this statue is wonderfully realistic. Just behind the statue is another beautiful Christmas tree with the blue and red and green lights of Christmas. What a ...
It saddens me to read (Editor Martin L. Cahn's) views regarding Sen. Jim DeMint relating to his service in the U.S. Senate. He served faithfully and honorably, completely the opposite of what you alluded to in your editor's piece. It gladdened my heart to have a truly righteous man as a senator from our state. I am a "Southern boy," born and raised in the South, and still rejoice that we elect people of character who you say "hurt this country." The values that many of we Southerners hang on to, which apparently you "progressives" believe are ...
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Phyllis Mays Davis, 68, of Bethune, SC will be held Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Bethel United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Gary Romines will officiate. The family will receive friends today, May 27, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel from 6:00-7:30 PM.
Mr. James Odell Cooper, 87, of Camden, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Cooper family.
Kershaw County recently received a $500,000 grant from the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (SCRIA). The money will be used to complete a water line to Governor's Hill Industrial Park, according to Kershaw County officials.
Lugoff-Elgin High School's Beta Club recently donated food, toys, treats and supplies to Kershaw County's Walter M. Crowe animal shelter. The Beta Club is a service club for high school students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. "We focus on service in the community and in the school. We look for ways to help, especially in the community. One of the things the kids wanted to do was to help out the animal shelter," L-EHS Beta Club advisor Patricia Joyner said. Students collected various items to help with caring for the animals at the shelter. "We ...
Camden City Councilwomen Alfred Mae Drakeford and Laurie Parks were recently appointed to National League of Cities (NLC) committees and councils.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating an alleged case of embezzlement in which a Lugoff woman is accused of stealing nearly $117,000 from her employer, a Lugoff medical clinic.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces its summer camps and activities for both children and adults beginning in early July of 2015. Enjoy favorite standbys such as dance, clay, and visual art, along with several new and exciting camps this summer. The camps will take place on the campus of the FAC located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks and cash are accepted.
Heritage Community Bank participated in Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness.
The weather is heating up and Americans are heading outdoors to soak up the fun. Warm weather enthusiasts should keep safety on the top of their minds when they're out camping, boating and barbecuing.
• We hope the community will join us in cheering on five Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadets who will travel in June to the University of Maryland to enter their National History Day performance piece into competition. The play is based on events from the 1950s and '60s surrounding the Civil Rights movement in Summerton, just an hour south of Camden. It's not just a matter of grabbing a few quotes off the internet and slapping together a script. The cadets, lead by CMA Dean of Students John Heflin, extensively researched the events leading to the landmark Briggs v. Elliott ...
My people, as I have long said, were raised up on hard times in the Appalachian foothills. I don't know that I had a grandparent who ever saw the sum of $500 at one time or even held a $100 bill in hand.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ina Rebecca Cofer Wright, 79, of Lugoff, S.C., will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff, S.C. Rev. Michael Leonhardt will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Wright's memory to a charity of one's choice.