In the past year, my wife and I visited, toured and stayed in the towns of Aiken, Mount Pleasant and Greenville in South Carolina and Asheville, Blowing Rock and Highlands in North Carolina.
The many thousands of Atlanta Braves fans here in Kershaw County are no doubt hanging their heads in despair after the team blew a 10-and-a-half game wild-card lead in little more than a month to end up missing the National League playoffs. Ironically, the Boston Red Sox had a similar run of futility, failing to hang on to a nine-game wild-card lead they held Sept. 4. The Braves and the Red Sox share one common thread: they're both regional franchises, with Atlanta commanding huge hoards of fans in the South and the Red Sox the favorite of nearly every ...
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Get ready for one of South Carolina's favorite festivals -- the 15th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival. With 44 performances, featuring 21 performers in 15 different venues, music lovers will enjoy this annual festival. Scheduled for Oct. 6-8, the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.
God's Helpers will celebrate its 10th annual Mother/Daughter Banquet, Saturday, at 5 p.m. at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. A love donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years of age is requested. The guest speaker will be Rev. Tiffany Knowlin (left) of College Place United Methodist Church, Columbia. For tickets or additional information, contact Mary E. Smith at 425-7883 or Viola Engram at 713-0928.
The Kershaw County Literacy Association was one of 10 South Carolina non-profit organizations recently chosen as the beneficiary of free marketing and creative services. The services were provided by Riggs Partners of Columbia, during its 14th annual CreateAthon event.
The most unforgettable wedding of the year will take place at the 18th annual Boykin Christmas Parade! Get married in the largest country Christmas parade in the South!
Mass service for Alada Geretta Carlos, 102 years old, of Knights Hill Road, Camden, will be held Saturday at noon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Camden, with burial at a later date in Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, New York.
Mary Eva Johnson Gilchrist, 95, widow of Wilson Chandler Gilchrist, of Sumter, died Monday, September 26, 2011 at a local nursing home.
A memorial Mass for Norma De Howitt, of Camden, will be held Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. John Neumann Catholic Church on Polo Rd. in Columbia. Father Sandy McDonald will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at St. John Neumann Social Hall. Mrs. De Howitt died Friday, September 23rd. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association – Mid State – SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169.
Ida Bell Patterson, 72, of Elkwood Lane, Camden, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. Family and friends may call at the residence.
Myesha Jasmine Richardson, 20, of Vineyard Drive, Camden, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.
The Kershaw County Historical Society will unveil its latest roadside historical marker Sunday at the site of the Tiller's Ferry community in Bethune.
A private memorial service for Dianna Jones Watson, 56, of Camden will be held at a later date.
Water is a firefighter's friend, so a little rain Saturday morning didn't stop the fire trucks from rolling down Broad Street in parade formation to the 16th annual Fire Fest at Rhame Arena.
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
It was another black eye for South Carolina last week when Rep. Bobby Harrell, speaker of the House of Representatives, was indicted by a Richland County grand jury on nine counts, including illegally using campaign money for personal expenses, filing false campaign disclosures and misconduct in office. Harrell suspended himself -- how's that for an oddity? -- and will now face his government accusers. South Carolina certainly doesn't have a monopoly on political malfeasance but the Palmetto State has had more than its share of governmental scandal. We say that fully recognizing that Harrell is innocent until proven guilty.
Citizens groups want lower utility rates
On Sunday afternoon (Sept. 7), my friend was driving south of Jefferson Davis Highway. It was raining, with lots of thunder and lightning. When she got past the BP station, a transformer must have exploded. Her car hit the pole. She suffered some bad injuries.
On Aug. 24, 2013, my brother, Alan Robinson, was cruelly and brutally murdered. The week of Aug. 24, 2014, his killer was tried, found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole for his crime.
Though the calendar has now been flipped to the month of September and autumn is right around the corner, here in South Carolina it is still very much summer according to the thermometer. Days are getting shorter, but lower temperatures don't usually make it to South Carolina to signal the end of summer until well into October. Birds have begun their annual migrations south, but the heat and humidity that still lingers continues to keep snakes very active. Being exothermic, or cold-blooded as I was taught in elementary school, snakes take environmental warmth and warm themselves to activate processes ...
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WASHINGTON -- As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention.
Racers, start your engines! The 24 Hours of LeMons race returns to the Carolina Motorsports Park this weekend, giving less-than-professional drivers in less-than-$500 contraptions the chance to show what they're made of.
With the rain --- which caused a one-hour delay --- followed by the heat and humidity, Saturday was hardly the optimal conditions for a cross country race.