• If you don't think things change rapidly in the political world, you need look no further than Herman Cain, who was a mere blip on the Republican radar a few weeks ago and is now leading the polls. Only time will tell whether his star will fade, and there are many who criticize his "9-9-9" economic plan, advocating 9 percent income tax, 9 percent corporate tax and 9 percent sales tax. But one thing's for sure: the U. S. tax code is so burdensome and unwieldy that it needs a complete revamping. We wish other candidates would give ...
S.R. Johnson turned in a perfect sheet and correctly selected all 15 winners in last week's Chronicle-Independent weekly football contest.
Thursday night, the North Central volleyball team took on Chesterfield for the lead atop the Region 3-A standings.
One hallway at Bethune Elementary School was transformed into a South Carolina history lesson recently. Art teacher Renee Robinson and muralist Russ Petty collaborated to help students paint a variey of murals down the hallway of their school. Murals included images of various regions and landforms found in the Palmetto state as well as other state emblems, like the Yellow Jasmine and the Palmetto tree. Carrie Eubanks (left) and Khole King, both third graders, work on painting the Yellow Jamines with Petty's direction. Visiting artists in the schools are sponsored by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's ...
The Kershaw County Literacy Association will hold its third annual 'Can You Spell Better Than A Fifth Grader? Spelling Bee' on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church Family Life Center in Camden. Fifth graders from Kershaw County schools will compete against local community and business leaders for prizes and bragging rights. Last year's winner, Corey Sweetenburg of Midway Elementary School, is shown with Mz. Buzzbee (a.k.a Hope Robertson, KCLA Executive Director). Corey topped 31 other fifth graders and community and business leaders; Robert Arial, nationally syndicated editorial ...
Type 1 diabetes affects approximately 3 million Americans, and that number is growing rapidly. Every year, 15,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. That's more than 40 children a day with this permanent non-reversible disease that prevents the body from being able to produce insulin. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has a sole purpose of helping find a cure for type 1 diabetes and is the largest funder of type 1 diabetes research. JDRF has annual fundraisers such as the "JDFR Walk to Cure Diabetes," the "JDRF Gala" and the "JDRF Golf Tournament." These events are organized ...
Are you interested in learning more about gardening and the Master Gardener program? The Master Gardeners are hosting an orientation session for Kershaw County applicants Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Extension Homemakers Building on the corner of Church and DeKalb Streets in Camden. Amanda McNulty from "Making it Grow" will be the guest speaker.
Mr. Adam "Mr. Rabbit" Dennis, 84, of 7575 Bennett Drive, Rembert, SC, passed on Monday, October 10, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted 12:00 P.M. Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Camden, SC. Burial will take place at Good Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rembert, SC.
Funeral service to remember the life of Hunter Lee Hornsby, 16, born in Camden on October 15, 1994, will be held Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with entombment to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Pastor Charles Roark and Pastor Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in Hunter's name to Camden Free Will Baptist Church, 1205 Gardner Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Ms. Keziah Sha'von Schofield entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Carolina Medical Union in Monroe, North Carolina.
Years ago, when non-traditional license plates were first authorized in South Carolina, they were called "vanity plates" because many people who bought them put their initials on them. Since then, the specialty plate trend has grown to the point that the Palmetto State has more than 300 different varieties, ranging from NASCAR fans to Boykin Spaniel owners to Jimmy Buffett mavens. Law enforcement officers are finally starting to say enough is enough, the problem being that the plethora of plates is aborting the original mission of having them: to identify cars.
As I write this column, my plane is taking off from Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport to bring me back home. It was a special visit to Taiwan -- one that helped put so many earlier visits into a larger perspective.
News media depict presidencies as long-running soap operas. The story doesn't end, but it goes through changes.
Let Freedom Ring, even though our focus on national and national security issues, would like to support the Paddy Bell letter to the editor Citizens Won't Be Silenced By Actions, Words of City Leaders dated September 16, 2011 in which she spoke about the procedures that occurred during the City Council meeting on September 13, 2011. The members of the council need to remember they are elected members by the people which mean they are answerable to the people not each other as was cleverly devised by the founding fathers. Elected officials at all levels work for the people ...
Accidents happen, and pets can get burned for one reason or another just like their owners can. When this happens, it is best to have a hands-off policy and leave the treatments to the professionals.
Both Democrats and Republicans in South Carolina will have advisory questions on their June primary ballots -- votes that will not be binding but are intended simply to provide some feeling for what Palmetto State residents are thinking about particular issues. As you would guess, such questions often revolve around issues particularly important to one party or another, and they're sometimes done to help provide leverage for the parties to push certain projects.
James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State to be held June 8-14 at Anderson University. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citzenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25 percent of their class. Applications are available from guidance counselors at high schools or may be obtained from Richard Lackey at 432-9527. Above, Palmetto Boys State chairman Lackey dines and chats with Girls State delegate Margeaux Laschanzky and Boys State delegate Riley Kohn when the two youths visited Post 17 to share their experiences from ...
Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.
A Funeral Mass for David Lawerence Kelly Jr., 43, will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Camden, S.C. The Rev. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Quaker Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Now this is how you end a drought.
With their head coach missing the match due to a knee injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team tried to help in Edward Rickwood's recovery by dousing visiting Richland Northeast, 7-0, in a Region 4-4A match played on Tuesday.
A celebration of life service for Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr., 55, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers funeral home. The Rev. Reece Byrd and the Rev. Ann Byrd will officiate.
First-year schools and their athletic teams are not supposed to be this good.
Lugoff-Elgin tuned up for its Thursday night battle with conference-leading Blythewood by handing visiting Richland Northeast a pair of losses in a Tuesday night Region 4-4A doubleheader.
The governing board of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site would like to express its sincerest appreciation to Mayor Tony Scully and the members of Camden City Council for approving recommended changes to a much needed sewer project that crosses portions of our historic site. City Manager Mel Pearson, Public Works Director Tom Couch and Deputy Director Sam Davis are to be commended for working tirelessly with numerous individuals to find a solution to installing the sewer lines in a timely manner while protecting parts of the archaeologically rare and nationally significant colonial site of early Camden.
Those of us who jump for joy when we hear that Governor Haley is deeply concerned about education and is planning to dedicate $160 million in new spending for education might consider, as we bow heads in hope and tenuous gratitude, that such concern on her part is coming awfully late but just in time for her possible re-election. Better late than never? Perhaps! But better earlier, for sure. The S.C. education budget has been reduced for the last three years by more than the proposed budget raises -- $110 million in her first year and $140 million stimulus money ...
WASHINGTON -- After writing close to 3,000 columns, I've learned that people sometimes read what they're looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote.
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.