Dear Readers: Today is Veterans Day. In honor of our veterans, here is a piece written by John Alton Robinson of West Monroe, La.
Medicare beneficiaries sometime tell me they are entitled to Medicare benefits because they earned them by contributing to the system for their careers.
Funeral service for Mamie Lou Taylor Pierce, 91, of Elgin, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Blaney Baptist Church with burial to follow in Sandhill Heights Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Philip Blankenship, the Rev. Doyle Roberts, and the Rev. Evan Smith will officiate. The family receives friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital.
Reginald E. Stone, 44, of Sawmill Road in Ridgeway, died Wednesday, November 9, 2011.
Emmy award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Rita Cosby will be a special guest at this year's 42nd annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup steeplechase race in Camden. As part of the Nov. 19 event -- billed as "military appreciation day" -- Cosby will be presented the first-ever Major General Baron de Kalb Award which she will accept for -- and on behalf of -- her father, Richard Cosby, 85.
Today, Nov. 11, 2011, marks 93 years since the Armistice was signed that ended the hostilities of World War I, "the war to end all wars." Hostilities were ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th month 93 years ago. To commemorate the Armistice and the return to peace, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11, 1919, as Armistice Day.
Registration for the youth basketball program is underway.
A new check-cashing scam that relies on using big-name businesses is one of the best frauds that Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says he's seen.
U.S. Army Col. William "Mark" Kehrer will be the keynote speaker for the Veterans Day program Friday at the American Legion James Leroy Belk Post 17 home in Camden.
Mrs. Daisy Bell (Dootsie) Blanding, of Elgin, mother and grandmother, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6 2011 at KershawHealth in Camden, S.C. Born on Nov. 15 1934, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Lawson of Elgin, SC.
Janie Louise "Peaches" Blyther, 46, of Salem Church Road, Camden, SC, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.
Funeral service with military honors for Daniel Lee Collier, 68, of Elgin, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Blaney Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, S.C. 29045.
Graveside service for Brenda Sue Owens, 67, of Camden, will be held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Hugh McKinney, Rev. Todd Horton and Rev. Wayne Flowers will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Lakeview Baptist Church.
The marketing class at Lugoff-Elgin High School is selling hoodies to show off school spirit and to put the skills acquired in the class to a practical use.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and the Columbia Children's Theatre will present Zombie Prom, a Youth Theatre Production, November 10-13 in the Wood Auditorium. Evening shows start at 7 p.m., with the Sunday matinee starting at 3 p.m.. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors and military. Zombie Prom is sponsored by Modern Turf.
It's already September. Time to go back to school.
The earth is the third rock from the sun. Ireland and Scotland combined are 84 percent of that chunk. Visiting these grand lands confirms that notion. There are so many rocks in these Gaelic territories that everything is made from them. Walls, roads, buildings, more walls, homes, roofs, castles -- did I mention walls? -- abbeys and monasteries all are rock solid.
Fall won't officially arrive until Sept. 23, but don't tell that to purveyors of pumpkin spice.
Single men and women make up roughly one-third of the United States population, a Match survey found.
Banging your head against the wall and murmuring bad words under your breath is counterproductive. Kids are messy. They just are. They have better things to do than pick up their messes. It's all right there in their owner's manual -- in between learn to walk and never play with matches -- make messes.
Pope Francis has been America's darling for more than a year now.
A new 44 country survey by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project found that "a global median of 60 percent (of respondents) see their country's economy performing poorly."
With the Ice Bucket Challenge's cool wave of influence slowing down, a new trend has emerged on Facebook. Friends have tagged users, asking them to name the most important books of their lives in their status updates.
Just three weeks ago, Kathy Taylor received a devastating diagnosis. The mother of five, who was 26 weeks pregnant, was told she had an aggressive form of melanoma that had spread throughout her body.
Marriage is becoming a hot topic among sociologists, who debate if social policy should be encouraging the institution of marriage or focusing on bolstering relationship traits that seem to go along with marriage.
Spiritual experiences don't just happen in the pews.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops in the lungs. It is caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral fiber the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says was once "added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance."
A father raised thousands of dollars on Kickstarter with three successful projects, allowing him to not only fulfill a lifelong dream, but also to support his family during a period of unemployment.
If you're ever in Salt Lake City and want to go for a good hike, Rattlesnake Gulch is just a few minutes off I-80.
Funeral service for Mr. Robert Lamont Demary, 33, of 2404 Salmond Street in Camden, will be held Thursday, September 18, 2104, 2:00 P.M. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Monroe Street in Camden with burial Friday, September 19, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. He died Thursday, September 11, 2014. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements