The conviction earlier this week of Michael Jackson's physician on a charge of involuntary manslaughter brings to an end one of the most spectacular-yet-bizarre careers ever witnessed in the glitzy world of show business. Jackson was an immensely talented individual whose life became increasingly eccentric as time went on, with well-publicized incidents which highlighted his abnormal behavior as an entertainer and in his private life.
For Savannah (left) and Sonya Cary, community service comes as second nature. The girls, both Stover Middle School students, recently organized a "pack-a-pick-up" to benefit local animal shelters, including the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. Other shelters benefiting were SQ Resque and Pets Inc.
WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain searched his memory for details about what might have caused a woman in the 1990s to accuse him of sexual harassment.
The week of Nov. 13-20 is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The United Way of Kershaw County and partnership agencies want to bring awareness to solving the problem of hunger and homelessness in Kershaw County.
Morningside of Camden has a new executive director, Daryl Orage, who comes to the area from Charleston.
AgSouth Farm Credit, which has an office in Lugoff, had net earnings of $9.3 million during the third quarter of 2011. Year-to-date earnings for the customer-owned cooperative total nearly $26.4 million and were below 2010 earnings by approximately $3 million.
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Sara Isabel Smith of Camden graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of the South during commencement ceremonies held in May.
You might wonder how KershawHealth meets the health and wellness needs of our community. After all, creating a healthier community is an integral part of our mission. How do we provide the education, support and activities that will accomplish this worthy goal?
Photo cutline -- Brownie Troop 424, which meets at Grace Episcopal Church, recently held Investiture Ceremony. The troop includes 13 new Brownies and 4 second-year Brownies. Troop Leaders are Cissy Lachicotte, Sandra Cooper and Rosalea Kovac.
Augustin Stables' Port Morsbey surged to the lead at the next to last fence of the $75,000 AFLAC Supreme Hurdle on Saturday, and gained a hard-fought victory over All Together in the featured race of the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.
Jordan Marturano, the granddaughter of Rosalie Jordan Marturano of Camden, and a University of South Carolina freshman, finished the 2011 triathlon season as the number one female triathlete for her age group in South Carolina.
North Central's cross country teams both came home with top 15 finishes while the Camden boys' squad finished in the top 20 in their respective divisions at Saturday's South Carolina High School League state cross country championships.
Funeral service for Clarence Branham, 88, will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Eric Boone and the Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
Betty Lou Griffith Blackwell of Kershaw, South Carolina, 80, the beloved wife of Dr. Danny Reese Blackwell, was the only child born to Ella Elizabeth Griffith (Nell) and Robert Earl Griffith on October 26, 1934, in Pageland, South Carolina. She was an alumna of Columbia College and College of Charleston.
Mr. Melvin Bellamy, 88, of 1607 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 12 Noon Saturday, April 25, 2015 inHyco Baptist Church, Cassatt, with burial in the church Cemetery.
The Republican presidential field is already getting crowded, and the South Carolina GOP primary is often viewed as a bellwether for White House hopefuls. Because this is a conservative state, candidates in past years have often moved to the right while campaigning here. But a new poll shows Republican voters in South Carolina might be moving away from some of the hard-line social issues they have embraced in the past. As a side note, many political observers believe the party "had better get out of people's bedrooms if it wants to broaden its appeal."
WASHINGTON -- Here we go. If you're a woman who might prefer someone other than Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States, you're a self-loathing, anti-woman traitor.
Much has been made in the last few years about the disconnect between children and nature. Richard Louv popularized the issue in his best-selling book, Last Child in the Woods. While the trend isn't necessarily intentional, it cannot be ignored either. The awareness we are attached to something more is a key component to our continued existence upon Earth. Fortunately, I think the roots of this respect are already planted in the passions of the most perfect people, our children.
Gil Johnston's Mr. Hot Stuff and jockey Paddy Young returned to the races in the Middleburg (Va.) Spring's $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3) on Saturday, and together they denied Irv Naylor's Decoy Daddy a third straight victory by a neck. All Together finished third, and Staying On claimed fourth money.
Lake Wateree will be awash with the sight of sails billowing in the breeze as the Wateree Sailing Club (WSC) will host its second annual Spring Midlands Multihull Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.
The ABLE Club of SC will host the Run to the Press Box 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 2 at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
After having been rained out last Thursday night, Camden and North Central's baseball and softball teams' re-scheduled games had to be "re-re-scheduled" due to unplayable conditions and inclement weather on Monday night.
Kershaw County-based Carolina Family Karate took part in last month's AAU North Carolina State Karate Championship and returned home with 27 medals. The competition team is coached by Matthew Smith and competed in the disciplines of Kata, Kumite and Kobudo.
Camden High School is offering free physicals for all prospective student-athletes who plan on participating on any of the school's athletic teams throughout the 2015-16 school year.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Jockey Chris Antley, trainer King Leatherbury and the racehorses Lava Man and Xtra Heat have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in the contemporary category.