Welcome to Tucker's Christmas Mart, the store where you purchase gifts that seem like a good idea at the time but end up on the junk pile by the time New Year's Day arrives.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Season, a 6-month-old male Shar-Pei/fox terrier mix puppy, and a gray and white tabby kitten. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas ...
The Compassionate Friends Midlands Chapter No. 2260 invites the public to participate in the Worldwide Candle Lighting. This event is to remember all children who have died too soon. Known as the largest candle lighting, this event is part of a 24-hour wave of light around the world. Candles burn around the world from 7-8 p.m. in every time zone. As candles are blown out in an area, the wave of light travels on.
The term "flip-flop" has come to be one of the most caustic charges that can be thrown at a political candidate, and rightly so. It's hard to like a candidate who appears to bend his views to suit whichever audience he's addressing, and candidates who insist on taking one position one day and another the next day don't appear to be serious. But sometimes we as voters and political observers take this position to an extreme, pushing people into never changing their positions lest they be termed flip-floppers.
Want to learn the sport of volleyball? Give it a spin with the KC Recreation Instructional Volleyball League for girls ages 8 and older.
Eleven Kershaw County educators -- three first-time applicants and eight renewals -- have earned the highest credential available in the teaching profession, bringing the current total number of district employees who are National Board certified (NBC) to 139.
Unlike their barnyard brethren, pot-bellied pigs are commonly found as pampered pets living indoors with their owners these days. Native to the country of Vietnam, a full grown potbellied pig averages roughly around 120 to 150 pounds.
Doris Elizabeth Coe Waller died Friday, Dec. 2. She was the daughter of Flagler Coe and Bessie Richardson Coe. She was born in Darlington Co., SC. She was a member of the First Church of Love, Faith and Deliverance Church in Philadelphia, Pa.
A memorial service for Vera Lee Nunnery Long, 86 of Columbia was held 10:00 am Thursday December 08, 2011 at Wildewood Downs officiated by Dr. George Crow, III. Burial will be held at later date in Winston-Salem, NC. The family received friends after the service. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Northeast Presbyterian Church, 601 Polo Rd. Columbia, SC 29223 or to a charity of one's choice. Kornegay & Moseley Funeral Home & Cremation Service is in charge.
John Henry Legrand was born on January 12, 1919 in Mt. Gilead, N.C. and entered into eternal life on November 17, 2011 in Stanford, Conn. John married Ruth Watkins at an early age and they moved to Stanford, Conn. From that union they had two sons, Thomas J. Legrand and Anthony Legrand. His wife and two sons all preceded him in death along with one grandson, Thomas J. Legrand, Jr. Additionally, three brothers; James Legrand, Wyatte, and Kenly Legrand and two sisters: Rose Curry and Josephine Bentley all preceded him in death.
The Ladies VFW Auxiliary, Post 5928, would like to thank the businesses that allowed us to collect donations for disabled veterans at the Tucker Center Long Term Care, Veterans Hospital, Columbia.
The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its annual Holiday Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Children are encouraged to attend as Santa Claus will be making an appearance. Come and enjoy some Christmas favorites and a few surprises! Admission is free. New band member Alyssa Robinson is pictured as she practices her flute in preparation for Sunday's concert. The CCCB is under the direction on conductor Pat Wylie and associate conductor Robert Wertz. This concert will mark the band's 31st annual holiday concert.
When Deirdra Young and Jody Atkinson, longtime sweethearts, heard broadcaster Dave McIntosh on KOOL 102.7 FM announce that the Shotgun Wedding Committee was looking for volunteers to be married during the annual Boykin Country Christmas Parade, Deirdra shouted, "That's us!"
U.S. Army Chaplain Jerry Johnson (right), son of Gerald and Carolyn Johnson of Cassatt, has been awarded the Bronze Star for his work while deployed to Afghanistan for his second tour of duty. Making the presentation was Capt. Wes Cannon. Johnson, who is stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y., was also awarded the Bronze Star after his first tour. He and his wife, Carrie, have four sons, Bradley, Jeremy, Tommy and Jimmy.
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Kershaw County residents are getting ready to face what other voters across the country are going to see in the next few months: an onslaught of political ads, many of them nasty in character, and a high percentage of them paid for not by candidates but by special interest groups which have amassed millions upon millions of dollars to spread their messages. And, of course, the bulk of those messages will be negative. These groups are both Democratic and Republican, conservative and liberal. Altogether, according to news reports, such factions are going to buy $2 billion worth of ad time ...
Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.
Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.
Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.
Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.
The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament continues today through Wednesday at Riley Park in Sumter.
• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...
In the quest to answer the many questions I receive about trees, see below for part three in the continuing series.
After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
A memorial service celebrating the life of Patricia Gail Alger-Benson, 68, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM. at Blaney Baptist Church. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, July25, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.
Funeral services for Sammie F. Thomas Jr. will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Divine Mortuary Chapel, 5620 Hillandale Dr. Lithonia, Georgia 30058.
Funeral services for Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N., 76, will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, July 25, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.