Hundreds of people filed into Camden's First Baptist Church earlier this week to witness the swearing-in of Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, and it was good to see that it took Matthews only a few minutes to sign mutual assistance pacts with the sheriffs of five neighboring counties, signaling a new day of cooperation among the local department and those of surrounding areas. It was appropriate that a large number of law enforcement officials ...
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Blanche Edna Brannon, 87, of Bethune will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Bethune Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in Brannon Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made in Miss Brannon's name to Bethune Presbyterian Church, PO Box 326, Bethune, SC 29009.
Good morning, and please step into my office. I'm Dr. Tucker. Are you feeling bummed out by the colder-than-normal temperatures? Left shivering by nights in the teens and days that don't get out of the 40s? Weary of winter and ready for spring? Not so fast. You're not just weary of winter; you're sick. As in "ill." What's that, you say? You might have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which ...
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old dilute calico cat and a 10-week-old male retriever puppy 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 ...
Mrs. Pauline Futrell Drakeford, 68, of 1314 Gordon Street, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, December 31, 2010.
A memorial service for Mildred Wiles, 84, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, 1496 Springvale Rd, Lugoff, SC 29078.
Of all the scientific studies that came out this past year, the most intriguing to me confirms an old theory: Adult politics are really an extension of which clique you joined in high school.
In part two, I continue to recount my trek through Wyoming's Wind River Range. If you didn't catch part one, I will briefly get you up to speed: This past August, while looking to recharge mental strength and energy, I connected with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and its Rocky Mountain Light and Fast Backpacking Course. Our team, eight students and two instructors, hiked 140 miles in 13 days through the remote Wind ...
As we start 2011, let's take time out to thank your county leaders and administration for a great year in 2010.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Mrs. Nancy Langston. The house is a sprawling ranch with an open floorplan making it perfect for a meeting. The program this month is all about living with orchids. The speaker will be Mr. Stan Hutto who is the past president of the South Carolina Orchid Society.
The January meeting of the King Haiglar Garden Club will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. Cathy Moss will host the group at 314 Chestnut Street, Camden. Marguerite Glascow and Nancy Wylie will co-host. Garden maintenance for January will be done by Jan Tilford and Frances Hendrix. An informative program titled "Farm to Table -- Make the Connection" will be presented by Jodie McCord. The arrangement theme for January is "A Time to embrace -- ...
The chance to learn the Electric Slide and other popular steps is here. And with the addition of morning classes, there's a session to fit almost any schedule.
WASHINGTON -- Mr. Speaker, please don't. Go ahead, if you must, and cut taxes. Slash spending. Repeal health care. I understand. Elections have consequences. But BlackBerrys and iPads and laptops on the House floor? Reconsider, before it's too late. The current House rules bar the use of a "wireless telephone or personal computer on the floor of the House." The new rules, unveiled recently, add three dangerous words. They prohibit any device ...
There was no better way to wrap up what was a memorable 2010 for the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team than to end the past year with a championship.
For the 60th consecutive year, student-athletes at Camden High school were honored by The Bulldog Club at the organization's annual awards banquet on May 21.
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For the past couple of years, Kimbrell's has been considering closing its Camden furniture store due to the declining downtown foot traffic. Recently, the CEO of Kimbrell's met with Camden officials and, upon hearing of our plans to revitalize Camden, committed to renovate the interior and exterior of their store at the corner of Broad and Rutledge. For those who want to see the eventual results of the ongoing renovation, check out Kimbrell's in ...
For the third year in a row, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office will host three summer camps designed for young people who will be in the fifth through eighth grades. The S.T.A.R.S camps, which stands for Self discipline, Teamwork, Attitude, Respect and Selfless Service will give participants a positive, meaningful week of exposure to: crime scene investigations, police K9 demonstrations, fire safety, basic first aid by EMS personnel, Internet safety, anti-bullying, goal setting, team ...
William Burnett Collins, 74, of Lugoff, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff, Elgin, Chapel.
Lucy Glancy Kauffman, 85, of Elgin, SC, died Saturday, June 8, 2013. Her memorial service will be private. Memorials may be made in her memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral Mass for George Stephen Saho, 78, will be celebrated on Friday at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Francis Travis will officiate. Farewell Prayers and Final Commendation will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to SECU Family Center, 1970 Balwin Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
Mrs. Ellen Miller Goodwin, 90, of 711 George Wright Street, Camden, died Sunday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later day by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Goodwin Family.
Dear Annie: I have a friend who has a divorced daughter with two children. The ex-husband has a good job with the government.
Joan A. Inabinet recently received the Robert N. Pryor Volunteer Service Award from Confederation of Local Historical Societies (CLHS) at its Landmark Convention in Spartanburg. Presenting her with the award were CLSH President J.R. Fenell and Ex-Officio Mike Scoggins.
NEW YORK -- It was never quite clear what feminizing the workplace would mean when women en masse invaded corporate America a generation ago.
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The use of prescribed fire as a land management tool has deep and ancient roots in South Carolina's heritage. However, conducting prescribed burns is becoming increasingly challenging due to a variety of factors, according to a state wildlife biologist and forester.