• President Obama, despite his love of government spending, is making an attempt to drift toward the political center since his party got battered in last November's election, a pragmatic approach yet one some doubted the president would be able to do given his philosophy. His latest appeal to the middle came with his naming of General Electric chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt as chairman of Obama's outside panel of economic advisers. Immelt will give the administration an establishment figure that will signal more openness to business. We do, however, hope Immelt will do a better job of advising ...
Ms. Jan Helms Dye and Mr. and Mrs. David W. Smith announce the engagement of their daughter, Britta Smith of Greenville, to Brevard "Boykin" Bell, Jr. of Camden. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brevard B. Bell of Camden.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Calvin Myers Jr. of Alpharetta, Georgia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Meredith Royall Myers of Richmond, Virginia to Mr. Parkes Browning Coggins, also of Richmond. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Parkes Coggins of Newberry, South Carolina.
Post 17 contest chairman Richard Lackey congratulates Daniel Northcutt as post-level scholarship winner of the American Legion High School Oratorical Contest. Northcutt, a home-schooled junior, will represent Post 17 at the Zone Four contest to be held in Camden Feb. 19. The winners of the four zone contests will compete at the state level. State winners earn a trip to Indianapolis to vie for the national title which carries an $18,000 scholarship award.
Junior Leadership Kershaw County students received a course in formal dining etiquette from cotillion facilitator Sara Fakoury during a recent session hosted by the Millpond Steakhouse in Boykin. Fakoury guided the class of high school juniors and seniors through a session of dos and don'ts as they enjoyed a five-course meal prepared by Mark Price and Jamie Hecker of the Millpond Steakhouse. Servers included Kershaw County School District superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and several other local business men and women. Students from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central High Schol and Camden Military Academy were asked to dress up for ...
Graveside funeral services celebrating the life of Sadie Louise Freitag, 92, of Camden, will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, February 1, 2011 in Quaker Cemetery. Reverend Sheila Rogers will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7-9 PM Monday, January 31, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Miss Freitag's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair St., Camden SC 29020.
Ellen R. Jackson, 72, of 521 Gary Street in Camden died Friday, January 28, 2011.
Funeral services for Betty "Becky" Parker Phillips, 77, of Kershaw, was held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 30, 2011, in Kershaw Second Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Kershaw City Cemetery.
This columnist recently acquired a letter from Elijah Dix Green (1769-95) in Camden dated March 28, 1793, to his brother, Dr. John Green of Worcester, Massachusetts. The letter contains much new information previously unavailable to local historians or others. For that reason, excerpts from it are carried below.
Clayton L. "Skip" Carmean, 61, of Camden, died Sunday, January 30, 2011. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Amy Chua's not so tough. The Yale law professor's new memoir, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," has touched a raw national nerve with its descriptions of her tough "Chinese way" of parenting, a way that shows all of the warmth and charm of a Marine Corps drill instructor.
Using a 22-point second quarter to break open what was a low-scoring first eight minutes, the Lugoff-Elgin girls basketball team snapped a 10-game skid with a 42-39 victory over host Richland Northeast on Tuesday in Columbia.
The two ladies were dressed in a manner which would allow them to attend either a football game or a funeral.
I ended up at lunch recently with Wife Nancy and a few of her friends. I'm still trying to figure out how they found time to take a bite between the non-stop chatter. Words were flying faster than shotgun pellets at a turkey shoot.
Both Democrats and Republicans in South Carolina will have advisory questions on their June primary ballots -- votes that will not be binding but are intended simply to provide some feeling for what Palmetto State residents are thinking about particular issues. As you would guess, such questions often revolve around issues particularly important to one party or another, and they're sometimes done to help provide leverage for the parties to push certain projects.
James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State to be held June 8-14 at Anderson University. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citzenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25 percent of their class. Applications are available from guidance counselors at high schools or may be obtained from Richard Lackey at 432-9527. Above, Palmetto Boys State chairman Lackey dines and chats with Girls State delegate Margeaux Laschanzky and Boys State delegate Riley Kohn when the two youths visited Post 17 to share their experiences from ...
Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.
A Funeral Mass for David Lawerence Kelly Jr., 43, will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Camden, S.C. The Rev. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Quaker Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Now this is how you end a drought.
With their head coach missing the match due to a knee injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team tried to help in Edward Rickwood's recovery by dousing visiting Richland Northeast, 7-0, in a Region 4-4A match played on Tuesday.
A celebration of life service for Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr., 55, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers funeral home. The Rev. Reece Byrd and the Rev. Ann Byrd will officiate.
First-year schools and their athletic teams are not supposed to be this good.
Lugoff-Elgin tuned up for its Thursday night battle with conference-leading Blythewood by handing visiting Richland Northeast a pair of losses in a Tuesday night Region 4-4A doubleheader.
The governing board of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site would like to express its sincerest appreciation to Mayor Tony Scully and the members of Camden City Council for approving recommended changes to a much needed sewer project that crosses portions of our historic site. City Manager Mel Pearson, Public Works Director Tom Couch and Deputy Director Sam Davis are to be commended for working tirelessly with numerous individuals to find a solution to installing the sewer lines in a timely manner while protecting parts of the archaeologically rare and nationally significant colonial site of early Camden.
Those of us who jump for joy when we hear that Governor Haley is deeply concerned about education and is planning to dedicate $160 million in new spending for education might consider, as we bow heads in hope and tenuous gratitude, that such concern on her part is coming awfully late but just in time for her possible re-election. Better late than never? Perhaps! But better earlier, for sure. The S.C. education budget has been reduced for the last three years by more than the proposed budget raises -- $110 million in her first year and $140 million stimulus money ...
WASHINGTON -- After writing close to 3,000 columns, I've learned that people sometimes read what they're looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote.
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.