Last week, the House of Representatives approved a proposed state government budget for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 by adopting and sending to the Senate H.3700, this year's general appropriations bill, and H.3701, the joint resolution making appropriations from the capital reserve fund. The proposed $5.4 billion budget includes widespread cuts for state government agencies made necessary by the declines in state revenue in recent years and by the absence of federal stimulus funds that have been used to help offset shortfalls. Evidence of economic recovery can be found in the availability this year of $350 million above ...
South Carolina agricultural vendors, restaurants and artisans are invited to a Kershaw County Farmers Market (KCFM) vendor open house to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the FCL (Extension Homemakers) Building, 634 W. DeKalb St., Camden.
The Bethune Chicken Strut pageant will be held on Thursday and Friday April 28 and 29.
Saturday is the final day to purchase reduced price, advance tickets for the 79th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races at the Springdale Race Course on Saturday, April 2.
Andrew Jackson scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to come away with an 11-10 win over visiting North Central in a non-conference game played Monday night in Kershaw.
As he watched Dreher go through its pre-match warm-ups on Wednesday, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak thought to himself that the visiting Blue Devils were not all too impressive.
Continuing an early-season trend, the Camden High offense remained in high gear with a 16-hit attack which led the way to a 14-0 thumping of host Crestwood on Tuesday night in Columbia.
Dear Annie: My neighbor "Linda" has been single and lonely for years. A few months ago, she told me that she was communicating with a man she met on a personals website. I was initially happy to hear this, but quickly changed my mind.
I would first like to thank everyone personally that supported the North Central and Lugoff Elgin marching bands as they traveled to Disney World in February to march in Disney parades. Both ensembles had great performances and both were very well complimented by the Disney staff, parents, and visitors to the Disney parks. Thank you again to everyone that financially supported these two ensembles.
The James Leroy Belk Post 17, American Legion, recently responded to two flag-related requests in the community. The Lugoff Fire Department asked the post for a replacement flag to fly at the station and Midway Elementary School requested a new halyard (rope) to replace the worn one on its flagpole.
At the invitation of Walt Disney World of Orlando, Fla., the North Central High School March Knights performed at the EPCOT Center Disney Theme Park Feb. 20. In addition, band drum major Dylan Sims made first chair at the Limestone Band Clinic and won the Limestone Scholarship Contest. Members of the Marching Knights expressed thanks to their supporters this season. Those who would like to financially support the Marching Knights are asked to contact the president of the band booster club or the director of the band.
The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County will hold its fourth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run and 10k run on April 16 at 8:30 a.m.
Funeral services for Mary Ella Gotto, of Camden, age 93, will be held Friday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kornegay Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Hancock officiating. Burial will follow at Quaker Cemetery.
Payback, thy name is Andrew Galuppi.
Kershaw County residents are getting ready to face what other voters across the country are going to see in the next few months: an onslaught of political ads, many of them nasty in character, and a high percentage of them paid for not by candidates but by special interest groups which have amassed millions upon millions of dollars to spread their messages. And, of course, the bulk of those messages will be negative. These groups are both Democratic and Republican, conservative and liberal. Altogether, according to news reports, such factions are going to buy $2 billion worth of ad time ...
Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.
Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.
Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.
Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.
The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament continues today through Wednesday at Riley Park in Sumter.
• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...
In the quest to answer the many questions I receive about trees, see below for part three in the continuing series.
After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
A memorial service celebrating the life of Patricia Gail Alger-Benson, 68, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM. at Blaney Baptist Church. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, July25, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.
Funeral services for Sammie F. Thomas Jr. will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Divine Mortuary Chapel, 5620 Hillandale Dr. Lithonia, Georgia 30058.
Funeral services for Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N., 76, will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, July 25, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.