The welfare state is now omnipresent in every part of the United States. The federal budget is dominated by entitlement spending, with 45 percent of federal spending in 2012 going to Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare (among other health care entitlements). Simultaneously, states are struggling under the fiscal burdens imposed on them by mandatory entitlement programs: for example, spending by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (primarily on Medicaid) has averaged $1.21 billion over the last three budget years.
The Duke Endowment recently awarded a two-year, $500,000 grant to KershawHealth to expand Access Kershaw's community network of care for low-income, high risk patients in Kershaw County, many of whom are uninsured. Access Kershaw is a strategic partnership between KershawHealth, Kershaw County Community Medical Clinic, Sandhills Medical Foundation, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, S.C. Department of Mental Health, and the ALPHA Center.
Bobby Joe James, Sr., age 76, husband of Deborah D. James, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at AnMed Health Medical Center.
Louise Beck Pittman, 101, of Camden, SC, formerly of Greenwood and Seaford, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at KershawHealth in Camden, SC.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of George Donald Stokes, 71, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock and Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:00 PM, Monday, December 9, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in his memory to Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1975 Antioch Road, Camden, SC 29020.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Frances Arledge Truesdale, 78, of Bishopville, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church in Bishopville, SC. Rev. Sim Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, Camden, SC. Memorials may be made in her memory to VNA California Riverside Hospice at 6235 River Crest Drive, Suite P, Riverside, CA 92507.
What if I told you that it's the 11th hour, and that the proof is Warsaw, Kiribati and South Carolina?
Mrs. Minnie Tucker Belton, 86, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at KershawHealth.
Funeral service for Thomas "Poochie" Boykin, 70, of 705 George Wright Street in Camden will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 2:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home chapel with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. He died Thursday, December 3, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Betty Jean Scott Hatfield, 69, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 9, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, Camden, SC. Rev. Richard Cameron and Rev. Burch Kelly will officiate. Burial will follow in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P. O. Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101.
• A new study shows that dementia is going to be even a bigger problem than originally thought, estimating that 135 million people will have the disorder by 2050; that's a 17 percent increase above previous predictions. Dementia -- with Alzheimer's Disease being the best known type -- has stubbornly fought the best efforts of scientists to discover a cure or a way to slow the progression. These new figures are a stark reminder that for all its advances, medicine is still an inexact science.
There's nothing glamorous about being a farmer, nothing charming, little endearing and certainly few things easy about it. It is either a calling or a curse, depending on how one looks at it. Some are born into it and some just can't find a way to escape it for it's all they've ever known.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a black male cat and Marley, a four month old male terrier. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call ...
Wateree Elementary school students from Mrs. Joni Baker's class LB Benavidez, Evelyn Register, Ashtlyn Landy, and Marshall Bullock dressed as Native Americans and Pilgrims to celebrate Kindergarten's "First Thanksgiving."
Eleanor Edith (Guzzi) DelPo died Saturday from complications due to Alzheimer's Disease. She was 85. Eleanor was born in Newton, MA, on January 21 ...
Lugoff-Elgin rolled to the championship in the inaugural Kershaw County Wrestling Jamboree held on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
Camden closed its preseason wrestling schedule by competing in Saturday's Officials' Pre-Season Wrestling Tournament held at River Bluff High School.
Mount Sinai A.M.E. Church in Elgin may be overlooked when you are travelling on Smyrna Road, but on their 195 church anniversary on ...
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for many reasons. It's a time to spend with family, eat great food, and reflect on what ...
It's that time of the year again – time for good food, family gatherings, holiday cheer, counting of the blessings, all that.
By the time you guys put on your peepers to read this, I will be in Summerville either sleeping hard or my mother will be ...
WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump's flirtation with Mitt Romney as a possible pick for secretary of state has injected a sliver of hope and change ...
There is an organization that meets every third Wednesday of the month at noon that believes in collaborating with each other to better aide Kershaw ...
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of their own: Mali, a K9 narcotics dog.
A-Fee-In-Lieu-Of-Taxes agreement and proposal to sell property to an incoming new industry were among a number of items, including meeting times and holiday schedules, that ...