Our tax code should be simplified. "Experts" have been saying taxes must be reduced to equal revenue, and then some, to deal with our trillion dollar debt. They are also saying we must reduce all expenditure by $40 billion, $6 billion, etc., and the way to accomplish this is to cut all expenditures as compared to previous expenses (both state and federal) by eliminating redundancies, duplications, and overlap. This is "water over the dam" and only prolongs the problem and increases time and effort expended, both direct and indirect.
Eulogies for David Broder are still tumbling from the fingertips of friends and fans. He was the dean of political journalists, a man both generous and gracious, a reporter's reporter. Humble.
On February 20, 2011 Johnny Miller (center) received The Celtic Cross Award for his outstanding work in scouting and the church. From left, Wateree District Commissioner Jim Bradshaw, District Committee Member Art Graham, Miller, District Committee Member Walter Smith and Wateree District Chairman John Stephenson helped with the presentation.
Keri Anderson and her daughter, Rylee, of Camden First Baptist kindergarten and child care, 1201 Broad St., enjoy ice cream treats at the Ice Cream Truck owed by Brian Kelly.
Denise L. Greer, an artist in Boykin, recently won "Best In Show" out of 79 entries at the Trenholm Artist's Guild (TAG) Show. It is being held at the HoFP Gallery in Columbia. The show will be on display till March 25.
It's time to make your plans for the 2011 Camden Kitchen Tour and Pottery & Garden Sale. Presented by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC), this biennial event takes place on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring a group and tour kitchens in gorgeous homes in Kershaw County. View several homes, have lunch at one of the many fabulous dining establishments and then continue your tour!
Dear Annie: My beloved sister, "Dawn," died last year following a long battle with cancer. Her husband of 43 years was a caring and capable caregiver. At the memorial service held in their church, "John" spoke tearfully of their love.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Marvin B. Davis, of Camden, 91, with Masonic Rites and the Legion Honor Guard will be held Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Davis's memory to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.
John Thomas Mickle, of Kershaw, known as J.T. to many friends and family, passed suddenly at his home on March 12, 2011. He was the son of the late Melton and Ada Shaw Mickle and the husband of Mable Harris Mickle. He was born March 5, 1923 in Kershaw, SC and educated in the public schools of Kershaw. J.T. retired from E.I. DuPont Company in Camden, S.C. with 28 years of service in the chemistry mixture laboratory.
Defending AAA state champion A.C. Flora shot a 19-over par 155 to defeat Lugoff-Elgin (163) and Camden (170) in a Monday tri-match held at the Camden Country Club.
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In a perfect world -- in a political system that functioned more as our forefathers intended rather than how it actually does -- elected officials in Washington would take on issues based on the importance of those matters rather than how the politicians would be affected at the ballot box in their next re-election campaign. But, of course, it's not a perfect world, and sometimes lawmakers can be most productive when they can plow ahead without having to worry about repercussions at the voting booth.
Credit card companies have long found their bread and butter in penalty fees and high interest rates paid by consumers.
WASHINGTON -- The Israeli soldier shot Yousef Bashir in the back in the front yard of his father's house in Gaza. It was Feb. 18, 2004, a week after Yousef's 15th birthday. The bullet splintered into three fragments, severing nerves near the teenager's spine.
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All Kershaw County School District students and parents -- both new and returning -- should plan to attend registration later this month at their children's schools.
For more than 38 years, the Kershaw County Council on Aging (KCCOA) has provided services and programs for residents in Kershaw County aged 60 and above. These services and programs have been delivered in compliance to the Older Americans Act of 1965, the Administration of Aging, the Lieutenant Governor's Office, South Carolina Network's Policies and Procedures, the Santee-Lynches AAA/ADRC Policies and Procedures and all associated laws and regulations.
The Camden Coin Club's annual Fall Coin Show returns Saturday, September 27, at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb St. in Camden. The show will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
American Legion Post No. 17 installed new officers on July 7 for 2014-15 including Commander Clay Carruth; 1st Vice Commander David Fuller; 2nd Vice Commander Bill Haynes; 3rd Vice Commander Charles Moore; 4th Vice Commander John West; Sergeant-at-Arms Perry McCoy; Finance Officer Jimmy Mayor; Service Officer Billy Bell; Adjutant James Rabon; past Adjutant William Barrett; Historian Glen Inabinet; and members-at-large Dennis Belue, Richard Lackey and Ashby Rhame.
Two Camden students, both attending schools outside Kershaw County, are recent recipients of additional National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities.
One of the things I enjoy most about what I do is being invited to cities around the country. Whether I'm speaking at conferences, banding birds or taking part in archaeological digs, I look forward to being able to spend time in places that are different from small town South Carolina. One of the draws for me is getting to see the way other places address conservation issues. I absolutely love seeing the various approaches to environmental issues by municipalities and hearing ideas from diverse groups of conservationists. My most recent trip was no different, giving me hope that ...
The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $350 per share of common stock.
The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.
Althea Floyd Garrison, 90, formerly of Georgetown, S.C., died Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Columbia. She will be buried on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. in Lake City Memorial Park, Lake City, S.C. A memorial service to honor her life will be held at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Georgetown on a day and time in August to be determined. The family will receive friends there prior to the service at the church.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Silvia Szekeres Jonkoff, 83, formerly of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Rev. John L. Hallman, III will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Jonkoff's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020 or the American Diabetes Association of SC, Middleburg Drive, Ste. 205, Columbia, SC 29204.
Attorney General Eric Holder's recent statement that race plays a part in some Americans' opposition to President Obama's policies has stirred strong reaction from both liberals and conservatives, and reaction has highlighted the fact -- no surprise here -- that blacks and whites often look at issues of race differently. We suspect that Kershaw County would mirror the national opinions of a recent Gallup poll in which people were asked whether this country's criminal justice system is biased against blacks. More than two-thirds of whites said no, while about the same percentage of blacks said yes.
School district to use Lexington County plan for teacher evaluations