The S. C. Confederation of Local Historical Societies held its 2011 annual convention in Walterboro April 14-16. Its conventions consist of a business meeting, presentations on historical topics, tours of local historic sites, and an awards banquet. The theme of this convention was the Revolutionary War.
• We had hope that the "Gang of Six," a bipartisan group of U. S. senators which was examining ways to cut the deficit by trying to overcome the political logjam in Washington, could make progress. But Sen. Tom Coburn's decision to leave the group -- he and other members have been vilified by the far left and right, depending on whose ox was getting gored -- reduces the chance of success. Meanwhile, elected officials in the nation's capital continue to rail against each other while the deficit grows and threatens the fiscal survival of the nation. It's pitiful.
Bethune Town Council has conducted business during meetings in March, April and May.
A recommended 10 percent increase in the county's budget was the hot topic during Kershaw County Council's work session Thursday.
Native American Chief King Haiglar (left) and Camden founding father Joseph Kershaw exchange gifts in this model of life-size statuary that will be installed on the Town Green next year. Like similar statuary of baseball Hall of Famer Larry Doby and philanthropist Bernard Baruch being installed at the Camden Archives and Museum, Haiglar and Kershaw will be sculpted by Mariah J. Kirby-Smith. The model was unveiled during Camden City Council's work session Thursday. City Manager Kevin Bronson said the statuary is being commissioned by John Argis Hagins Jr. in his late father's memory. John Argis Hagins Sr., who ...
Miss Mary Evelyn Kalutz and Mr. Robert Ashley Fontaine were married at 4:00 in the afternoon on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Edisto Beach Baptist Church, Edisto Beach, SC. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Reverend Robin Heath. A reception followed the service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elledge.
The Spirit of Camden race team will have a female's touch at this weekend's 24 Hours of LeMons races to be held at the Carolina Motorsports Park in Camden beginning Saturday and continuing through Sunday.
Boys and girls ages 8 to 13 will learn the fundamentals of baseball or improve their skills at this baseball camp.
A Boater's Education Class is being offered in conjunction with SC Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the Kershaw Conservation District.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old short-haired domestic cat and an 8-week-old shepherd mix puppy. 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. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail email@example.com. The shelter's ...
Funeral service for Stevenson Wood, 68, of Trinity School Road in Lugoff, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011, at James Chapel AME Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Allen Preston Peters of Camden, South Carolina has passed away at the age of 56. He lost his long hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer on the morning of May 17, 2011 at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Hospital in Columbia. Born May 10, 1955 in Ronceverte, WV, he was the son of Betty Shires Peters and the late Louie H. Peters. Mr. Peters spent his childhood and teenage years in Oak Hill, WV. He attended Collins High School where he was quite athletic. He was the quarterback all 4 years and lettered in every sport he played including ...
Storage One has opened its second Kershaw County location at 338 U.S. 521, behind Black River Shell in Camden. The facility and the original Storage One location, at 187 U.S. 601 S. in Lugoff, are owned by Josh Denton. Ann Marie Holland is the manager. The Storage One facility in Camden offers 24/7 access through an automated kiosk. This "automated self storage" kiosk allows customers to handled payments or obtain rentals. The office is also open from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The phone number is 713-9912. Denton was joined by family, friends, elected ...
Gloria "Pretzel" Lint Shirley of 211 E. Hill Street, Warsaw, N.C., passed away May 17, 2011 after a long and courageous battle against Alzheimer's disease.
Wateree District Scouts (Kershaw and Fairfield Counties) will be holding its annual Cub Scout Day Camp for all Cub Scouts June 13 – 16 at Harvest Baptist Church. Day camp gives Cub Scouts a chance to have a great time, meet new friends, experience new things and pass advancement requirements, all while having the time of his life.
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.