There are lots of Kershaw County residents who no doubt are wondering exactly when "investing" became a synonym for "spending." Politicians -- especially free-spending ones -- no longer want to talk about increasing spending, couching it instead in the "investing" light. President Obama took that tack Tuesday night during his State of the Union speech, advocating a series of spending measures on education, research, transportation and technology. Obviously, with the economy still struggling ...
WASHINGTON -- Discretionary spending, the part of the federal budget that is not on autopilot and is subject to annual appropriations, generally constitutes less than 40 percent of federal spending. Take out defense spending and that share drops to well under 20 percent. So if your goal is to slash government spending and your approach is to go after discretionary spending without touching the military, it will require punishing, drastic cuts to make any ...
Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland (far left) applies water as a work crew prepares to lower the first of eight oak trees Monday into the interior of the city's new Town Green. Three more oaks were planted that morning; four more were expected to be planted today. Another 12 trees of various types will be planted in outlying areas of the green, expected to be completed by March 24.
Mrs. Sallie Louvina Wright Martin, 92, of 5763 Lucknow Road, Bethune, SC, passed on Monday, January 24, 2011.
At Monday's meeting of the KershawHealth of Board Trustees, members and hospital administrators said good-bye and expressed thanks to Don Trippell. Trippell served as KershawHealth's vice president and chief financial officer for approximately one year. He is returning to his former position as chief financial officer for Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, N.C.
Taylor Reedy Jr., 52, of Lugoff, died Monday, January 24, 2011. He was born in Savannah, Ga., on February 16, 1958 to the late Taylor Reedy, Sr. and Carrie (Singleton) Reedy.
Baseball, softball registration starts Feb. 1
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 3-month-old male hound mix puppy and a 1-year-old male orange tabby cat. 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. ...
The following area students were named to the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for maintaining at least a 3.5 grade point average for the fall 2010 semester:
At this midpoint of his first term, it is too early to say what President Barack Obama's legacy will be. We don't even know whether he will get a second term. But we're beginning to see more clearly the outlines of what that legacy might be: In a contentious age of left-versus-right, he's a center-left pragmatist -- and he's beginning to make it pay off.
William Preston Miles, of Elgin, passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. He was born in Blaney, SC on June 8, 1938. William was the son of the late Walter L. Miles and Lillie E. Owens Miles.
The Wateree Chapter Ducks Unlimited Sportsman's Banquet will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road.
Pat and Jack Deal are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on January 28, 1961 in Camden at historic Bethesda Presbyterian Church.
Trailing visiting Irmo by 11 points with five matches left to go in a key Region 4-4A wrestling match last Thursday night, Lugoff-Elgin rattled off 34 unanswered points to come away with a 40-27 win.
Training for a private applicator license in order to purchase, use or supervise the use of any agricultural pesticide labeled "for restricted use only" will be held Monday in Bishopville.
"The Community Medical Clinic (CMC) held a festive 15-year anniversary party on November 14 at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Four hundred community supporters were invited to a red carpet awards show. Their collective efforts represent a community resolve that has provided health care to more than 5,000 Kershaw County patients from 1998 to 2013. This event was a thank you to clinic volunteers who have unselfishly given their time and financial assistance.
Camden ART's annual fall show will be on exhibit at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County beginning Friday and lasting until Jan. 16. A reception will be held Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery coinciding with the annual performance of The Nutcracker. (The FAC is closed for Christmas break from Dec. 23 until Jan.) A special viewing of the show during this time can be arranged by calling the FAC at 425-7676.
The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its annual Christmas concert on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. The show begins at 3 p.m. and admission is free.
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Mrs. Geneva Windham Brisbon, 57, of 41 Egypt Road, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Friday, November 29, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2 p.m., at Mt. Calvary Holiness Church, Rembert, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Mary Elizabeth Robinson Brevard died on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will announced at a later date by Sunset View Mortuary, LLC.
Ms. Geneva Windham Brisbon, 57, of 41 Egypt Road, Camden, passed on Friday, November 29, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Mr. Dewayne Courtney Demeary, 36, of 735 Tremble Branch Road, Camden, passed on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 2 p.m., at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Camden. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Funeral services for Robert Lee Evans, 50, were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Lugoff First Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Albert Allen and the Rev. Greg Sweet officiated. The family received friends Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lugoff-Elgin High School ABLE Club.
Grace Danielle Cunningham of Camden and Phillip Michael Messer of Kershaw were joined in marriage on September 7, 2013 at 3 p.m. Their wedding was held at Rock Bottom Pond Ventures of Ridgeway and the ceremony was traditional double-ring. The officiating clergyman was Jack Cobb, Jr.
Oh, the stories people tell. Not always good ones, mind you but the kind that will make you fall down on your knees and thank the good Lord up above that you don't have a story like that.