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With election day now in the rear-view mirror, all Kershaw County residents from the staunchest, most bleeding-heart Democrat to the most rabid, reactionary Republican probably agree on one matter: that campaigns at every level last too long, are too expensive and focus too much on negative advertising. It won't be more than a few days before national pundits will begin speculating on which candidates are so-called front-runners for the 2016 election, and we'll be subjected to endless political chatter once again.
Almost all former teachers have gifts from their pupils -- notes, pictures, jewelry, household dishes. I have an inordinate amount. One I gave back to the presenters because it was so precious: a counted cross stitch picture with a beautiful teacher dedication. You see, three students from the same family were involved. The male from the family had demanded that he be included when his sisters did the work, so he gave money to purchase it. When I retired, I thought they would have better use for it in their classroom. Only seamstresses have any idea how much work is involved ...
Son, Father, Husband, and Friend.
The Kershaw County Election Commission partnered with North Central Middle School to pull off a very successful Mock Student Election which was held in the school library on Thursday, Nov. 1. Ten actual voting booths, borrowed from the Election Commission, were set up for students who simultaneously participated in a larger National Student Mock Election through vote.myvoicemyelection.org. Here, pictured from left to right, are sixth grade social studies students, preparing to vote, in Mr. Pollock's class: Brainna Bell, Regan Atkinson and McKenna Arrants.
Col. Dale Hall, chief of staff of the S.C. National Guard (SCNG) and a Camden native, will be the guest speaker for Camden's annual Veteran's Day event Friday at James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17.
Former Camden Training Center residents Noble Tune and Mr. Commons took their turns on the turf in Saturday's second day of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and the City of Camden are pleased to bring you a great evening of entertainment to kick off the Colonial Cup weekend on Friday, Nov. 16. This free, family friendly event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with food vendors and music on the Town Green, so bring your blankets and chairs and help us celebrate the beginning of a great fall weekend in Camden. The Root Doctors, a popular cover and dance band will take the stage at 7 p.m. Participating vendors include: Old Armory Steak & Seafood Restaurant, Venue ...
(Kathleen Parker's column was written Friday, prior to the election.)
Approximately 602 Kershaw County children who are currently eligible for South Carolina's Medicaid program but are not signed up will be enrolled and immediately able to receive services through a coordinated care health plan, the South Carolina Department of Health Human Services (SCDHHS) announced today. This is part of the initiative of SCDHHS to enroll 65,000 eligible children state-wide.
Funeral service for Margaret Ida Powers Cameron, 93, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Bethel Worship Center with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Willard Cox and the Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to New Life Christian Outreach Building Fund, c/o William Dickey, 61 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Dr. Ralph Allan Cain, an educational innovator respected for his leadership, community volunteerism and church service, entered into his Heavenly home on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. He was 65.
The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.
Kudos to our various law enforcement agencies for working together to get some folks off our streets who needed to be stopped. At the top of our list are Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for arresting two people (and there may be more to come) for the June 23 armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.
(Kathleen Parker wrote this column in advance of President Barack Obama's appearance in Charleston for State Sen. Clementa Pinckney's funeral.)
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.
In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.