• Poor Charles Rangel. Though the 20-term Congressman was found guilty of breaching 11 different ethics rule in the U. S. House of Representatives, including failing to pay taxes on a vacation villa for 17 years, and despite the fact that he will receive a rare U.S. House of Representatives censure, he said last Monday that he wasn't a crooked politician and he wanted to restore his reputation. Rangel is like the other politicians ...
Ask any 10 voters what motivated them to go to the polls, and you'll probably get 10 different answers. Taxes, unemployment, government spending -- Americans had a lot on their minds as they approached the ballot box.
Now that the elections are over, the real work begins. The election season is generally a time when rhetoric trumps reality. Now, reality takes center stage. In a nutshell, here's the reality. The state budget has shrunk by over $2.5 billion over the past two years. State support for K-12 education has shrunk by almost $730 million during this period. (There are folks, bless their hearts, who have been using creative math to make ...
"Refudiate," a word Sarah Palin created by conflating "refute" and "repudiate" in a Twitter tweet, has entered the New Oxford American Dictionary. It could also serve as her party's new congressional battle cry.
What is the worst ordeal a family can endure? What event could cause you the most anxiety, stress, or heartache? For one local family, the heartache was tripled in just a few days.
The Camden Junior Welfare League announces the tour sites for the 34th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 3 to 8 p.m. Twelve sites are featured on the tour and proceeds benefit children in need in Kershaw County.
The Kershaw County School Board accepted the resignation Nov. 16 of Midway Elementary School Principal Jewell Stanley effective Dec. 31. Stanley will take a position in the S.C. Department of Education's (SDE) federal and state accountability office overseeing Title I programs.
Ronald O'Bryon Armstrong, 73, passed away on November 15, 2010, in Raleigh NC. He was born in New Castle, England, in 1937, and came to this country in l964 to further his career as a steeplechase jockey. He rode for trainers Burley Cocks, Charlie Cushman, Ronnie Houghton and Bobby Davis, just to name a few. He retired from his riding career in l972 and in l978 began training, primarily for Alfred H. Smith Jr. In ...
The Lugoff-Elgin Middle School Media Center recently became a competitive arena with students battling to see who would win Clemson or Carolina. The students – including Jonathan Lowder, Corey Bledsoe, Bobbie Schermbeck , Erin Carraway, Angela Hill and Austin Teague -- put together their team's puzzle before and after school and at lunch time. While the competition was heated and close, Carolina won by about 35 pieces.
Mr. James E. Blanding, 76, of 2389 Greenhill Road, Camden, passed on Friday, Nov. 19. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Mrs. Louvenia Barnes McClinton, 80, or 1777 John G. Richards Road, Camden, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. at Good Hope AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may visit at 1781 John G. Richards Road. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Anna N. Gilmore, 85 of 1424 Campbell St., Camden, passed on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Judith Hunt Hildebrand Stanford, 67, of Elgin, SC, died Saturday morning after valiantly battling cancer for more than three years.
Sixth grade All A Honor Roll -- Chandler Barrett, William Blankenship, Makayla Bradley, Eryn Cameron, Katelyn, Elyard, Amelia Erwin, Savannah Harvey, Sophia, Holland, Chloe Horton, Dalton Jordan, Dakota Kelly, Jacob Kidd, Sidney Kull, Tyler Matthews, Austin McAvoy, Madison McKin, Sydney Miyaski, Tessa Ortiz, Tirek Pate, Williams Pryor, Sean Riester, Bryan Robinson, Caroline Rowell, Samuel Sims, Taylor Sinay, Trey Stevens, Jenna Sulzer, Katelyn Swails, Alexis Taylor, ...
The Kershaw County Farmers Market will bustle with extra energy Saturday in celebration of its annual Farm Day.
Crystal Johnson, a 2003 graduate of Camden High, who was a volleyball and basketball standout for the Lady Bulldogs during her high school career, will be the guest speaker at the Camden High School Athletic Banquet to be held on Tuesday, May 21, in the school gymnasium.
Well, this is a fine mess.
There will be a skateboarding competition Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Hayes Creek Subdivision in Elgin. The event is sponsored by Salty's Board Shop in Columbia. The proceeds from the competition will go towards purchasing skateboarding gear for the park in an effort to keep kids off of drugs and keep them off of the streets.
Dear Annie: I have an 8-month-old puppy, and I take her to a local dog park so she can run off leash and play with the other dogs, which she loves. In the three months I have been taking her, "Phoebe" has never been attacked or fought with another dog. That was until last night, when Phoebe approached another dog that was on a leash and that dog attacked her.
Camden High Graduates Busch Twins Parting After Earning Degrees
Kershaw County public safety is at a crossroads. The sheriff's office is greatly understaffed and deputies are compensated for their mandatory overtime work by an antiquated and grossly unfair payment system. The solicitor's office is working with half the staff it needs to properly prosecute the cases it receives every month and the jail is barely able to keep sufficient staff to meet state standards. <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: ...
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested two men Monday after discovering a fully assembled methamphetamine lab in an outbuilding on Cricket Hill Drive in Lugoff.
Funeral service for Carl Isaiah Grandon, 84, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
Funeral services for Joseph Louis Ruffing, 75, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Rowan Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Phil McCoy will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rowan Presbyterian Church.