WASHINGTON -- You've likely heard by now that the presidential election may pivot on the unlikely "controversy" of birth control.
It's ironic that after years of declaring the United States' antiquated tax system needs overhauling, members of Congress now appear ready to effect substantive changes -- in the midst of the most partisan rancor that has been seen in Washington in years. President Obama has already proposed a cut in the corporate tax rate to make U.S. companies more competitive, offsetting some of the cuts with an elimination of specialized tax breaks that have been ludicrous over a number of years.
A bill that would allow South Carolinians to get copies of public documents faster and less expensively is heading to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
Funeral service for Lila LeGrand Kirkland, 85, Lugoff, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. David Sturgeon and the Rev. Matt Galloway will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Concord Baptist Church Building Fund.
Bertram E. Van Horn, Jr. 94, died February 24th, 2012 in Southern Pines, NC. He was the son of Bertram Earl and Mary K. Benner Van Horn. Born in Philadelphia, PA, June 8th, 1917, he graduated from Northeast High School and did further study at Temple University. When WWII broke out he served in Naval Intelligence.
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The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its Winter Concert on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. Admission is free. Soloists Mike Clyburn and Robert Wertz will be featured in a duet of "With You I Am Born Again" -- a piece arranged by Wertz. This concert will feature some guest conductors, guest musicians and the hand bell choir from Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Pictured is CCCB director Pat Wylie directing the band during a recent rehearsal.
There is getting off to a good start and then, there is what Grayson King did on a wet and chilly Monday evening.
For the second consecutive year, the North Central High School (NCHS) Tourism Management team was declared the winner of the South Carolina Lodging Management Program Championship.
The family of Darlene Eve Alderman, 56, of Elgin, will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Graveside service will be private.
Funeral service for John Lawrence Carey, 83, of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Fire Department.
It's OK to make fun of your own crowd, according to old wisdom, but nobody else's.
Tuesday night I attended the Kershaw County Sheriff Office's community update in the West Wateree area. I want to echo what one of your readers expressed some time ago. We are indeed blessed to have Sheriff Matthews and his committed deputies protecting us. I have lived in Elgin for 13 years. Several of my neighbors and I have been victims of home invasions or car break-ins. Over the years, I have watched little, peaceful Elgin begin an evolution into the Wild, Wild West, but there is truly a new sheriff in town!
Parents who favor one child over another may increase the chance at least one of their children will abuse substances, according to new research that also says a child's perception of favoritism matters more than whether it's actually true.
This past summer, women ruled at the box office. Hits like "Lucy," "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Maleficent," each earned north of $40 million during their respective opening weekends, Box Office Mojo reports.
Women save a larger percentage of their incomes for retirement than men, but men end up saving more, says a new study by Vanguard. But no matter the gender, Interest.com found that only Nevada retirees are collectively prepared for retirement.
New York City's small high schools apparently boost graduation rates and college admission rates, and do so at a lower per pupil cost than traditional high schools, according to a study just released by MDRC, a major nonprofit education policy research firm.
Ah, mornings. Sometimes they go smoothly and my day is lovely. Other times, I feel like I'm behind before I've even begun. If your house feels like a staging zone for a major event as you try to get everyone ready and out the door each day, these ideas for changing your family's routine will leave you smiling.
When the Pakistani Taliban survivor Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize this month, it was widely noted that she was an education advocate and that her father was a "headmaster." But the Western media ignored an intriguing angle on this story, argues James Tooley, a professor at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.
Ebola has been in the news. But much of the news has not offered background information about the disease.
Everyone knows reality TV isn't actually reality, right? We know an hour in real life is never that entertaining. There is a lot of editing, slicing and dicing behind the scenes to put those shows together.
A new Three Stooges collection on DVD this week includes a short that has long been lost, and making their disc debuts are vintage titles starring George Arliss, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)
The highly touted BBC miniseries "The Honorable Woman" makes its way to DVD this week, along with a variety of recent TV series.
• Thanks to I-20, two U.S. highways and several state highways, we have a lot of commercial vehicles passing through Kershaw County on a daily basis. While most of those vehicles are likely carrying goods for sale here and elsewhere across the country, there's also a good chance hazardous materials are being trucked through as well. So, it's a good thing Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County Fire Service have joined forces to create a Special Operations Team (SOT) to deal with any "HazMat" accidents that may occur. According to LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer, the team ...
It's a funny thing. That's what Mama used to say when something baffled her. Like Mama, I prefer that things make common sense. Otherwise, I'll ponder, figure, study, and try to decipher that funny thing until it's somewhat sensible.
In early September, I attended a meeting of superintendents in Greenville. A major area of discussion was the development of a workforce that would attract sustainable industry to South Carolina and how K-12 education fits into this puzzle. To underscore this discussion, the meeting included a tour of the BMW plant in Spartanburg. Wow! This facility absolutely reflects what a 21st century workplace looks like and what many of our students will need to be prepared to enter. I talk a lot about preparing students for their future and not our past. The BMW tour reminded me why this is ...
On Nov. 4, Kershaw County citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the Kershaw County School District facilities referendum. Because of legislation passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, voters will be able to decide whether or not a penny sales tax that would be collected for 15 years could be imposed in the county and used by the school district to fund the projects in the referendum.