This old coach has followed with interest the comments of many who have offered legitimate questions about a proposed new recreation facility. To make a long story short, neither the city of Camden nor Kershaw County needs a second youth recreation program. Plain and simple, the area does not have the finances to entertain such extravagance. In light of today's on-going national economic meltdown, neither government should be contemplating the construction of new buildings for any reason, especially when in this case, there are excellent, existing, centrally located facilities that meet and exceed any and all plans the city ...
Photo cutline -- Lugoff-Elgin High School Principal Willie Mickle and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School Principal Larry Patrick check out their inner tubes in preparation for the ninth annual Wateree River Rat Regatta Saturday.
If you love "to see the flaming forge, and hear the bellows roar," plan to visit the Blacksmith Shed located on the lower grounds of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during the museum's annual Battle of Camden Remembrance Day on Saturday.
Willie Benson lives on Longtown Road in Lugoff. He started his family garden about the last week in March from seed. The growth started from his mulch pile and 10-10-10 fertilizer. The garden had cabbage heads growing to about 10 inches wide at first. While he was in Washington, DC for a month, the plants grew to stand 40-36 inches tall.
Earlier this summer the National League of Junior Cotillions Camden Pre-Cotillion Chapter held a summer camp for local children to learn proper manners.
The cousins' duo of John Asay and David Joseph captured the Camden Country Club's Members Four-Ball golf tournament, played over the Donald Ross-designed layout on July 29-31.
Camden High School head football coach Jimmy Neal has announced starting/meeting times for the Bulldogs' junior varsity and ninth-grade --- "B" team --- football squads for the 2011 season.
Camden City Council is wise to consider the role and development of city boards and commissions, and an overall restructuring of the process would be a good idea. City Manager Kevin Bronson, at council's last meeting, laid down several guidelines that should be followed in appointing boards and commissions, all of which made sense. But it was an off-hand remark by Council member Walter Long that perhaps was most cogent of all -- that the city is not receiving minutes from some boards because they aren't meeting regularly. And therein lies a premise: that the city doesn't need ...
The countdown has begun for the Camden Coin Club's annual fall coin show, slated for Sept. 24 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 W. DeKalb St., Camden.
Jimmy Crissman, owner of Camden Gold & Silver, located at 8 E. DeKalb St., Camden, recently added U‑Haul truck and trailer rentals to the gold and silver exchange business he has been operating since 2010.
Ms. Shelia M. Alexander, 43, of Dicey Ford Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, August 6, 2011.
The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:
Four local youth turned their attention to field and farm this summer.
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.