While the Kershaw County School District persistently attempts to squeeze every last dime they can muster from families who struggle to pay their bills, our neighbors in Richland County are getting tax breaks from their local school district.
Most Kershaw County residents will breathe a sigh of relief this morning because they'll no longer be subjected to the constant bombardment of negative political ads which have dominated the airwaves for the past couple months. The so-called political operatives who run campaigns insist negative ads are used because they're effective. We challenge that; such commercials might have worked a few years ago, before they were used by nearly every candidate, but we'd wager that for most voters, they have lost their power.
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NEW YORK -- It's always risky to appear onstage with a comedian. Not only are funny guys funny but they're aggressive.
Political correctness may be the biggest stealth issue in this political season, partly because people are afraid to talk about it.
A memorial service for Cynthia Maples Christopher, 55, of Lugoff, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Rev. Evan Smith and Rev. Ron Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice.
Funeral service for David Allen Frost, 70, of Camden will be held Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 7:00 until 8:30 pm at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Frost's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020
Nathaniel Miller, 56, of Saxton Road, Rembert, SC died on Monday, November 1, 2010.
Stephen Pearson, 95, of Flat Rock Road, Camden, SC, died on Saturday, October 30, 2010.
The funeral for Mr. Otho Singleton Pool, Sr., 92, of Columbia, was held 11 o'clock, Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at Smyrna United Methodist Church, 16 Smyrna Road, Elgin, SC, officiated by The Rev. Joanne Lockard-Hawkins. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military honors. The family received friends Monday evening from 5 until 7 o'clock at Shives Funeral Home, 5202 Colonial Drive, Columbia. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International, Post Office Box 1025, Blythewood, SC 29016 or Smyrna United Methodist Church, Post Office Box 66, Elgin, SC 29045. Shives Funeral Home is assisting the family.
They may not agree on many issues, but one thing both Democratic and Republican party leaders could come together on Tuesday was that voter turnout was extremely strong.
Camden Elementary School students participated in a mock election for governor Oct. 19. Students received voter registration cards, were assigned to different precincts and placed their votes electronically in a real voting booth. Vincent Sheheen, the Democratic candidate, came out on top with 447 votes. Republican opponent Nikki Haley received 157 votes. Here, student Faith Outlaw casts her ballot in the voting booth while Martha Jones and Tyona Barnes wait in line.
Camden High School celebrated Homecoming on Oct. 15. Above is the Homecoming Court and Escorts, (From left) first runner-up Tyler Smith escorted by Will Hough, represented senior player Alvonta Jenkins; Homecoming Queen Kenya Wilson escorted by Bryan Williams, representing senior player Jerrod Beaufort; second runner-up Shaniqua Gray escorted by Mitchell Forrest, representing senior player Jeffery Belton.
Lugoff-Elgin High School celebrated Homecoming in October. The Homecoming Court included (from left) Caressa Samuel, first runner-up; Kayla Portee, Homecoming Queen; Rachel Gogan, second runner-up; Spirit Princess, Jana Morse and Hannah Spears, Spirit Queen. Not pictured are Darius Custard, Homecoming King; Justin Tucker, first runner-up; and Tripp O'Cain, second runner-up.
• It was good, if still mixed, news from KershawHealth a week ago that January's financials looked a bit better than they have recently. The healthcare organization still posted a loss for the month -- as it has every month for some time now -- but only of $84,000. Compare that to $902,000 in losses for October 2013 alone and that is very good news. KershawHealth has a long way to go to combat a projected $32 million in operational losses by Fiscal Year 2018, less than five years away. However, last week's meeting also revealed that the KershawHealth ...
Mama had great stories. My favorite was the only one I asked often for her to repeat. It has become something of an anthem in my life.
Funeral service for Reverend Joseph Drakeford, Jr., 73, of 64 Payne Pond Road in Westville will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may visit at 750 Boyd Road in Camden. He died Friday, February 28, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Billy J. Ellis, 75, of 1320 Jones Road, Kershaw died Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Ellis Family.
Funeral services for Grace Eubanks Gainey, 72, of Bethune will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Timrod Baptist Church, Bethune. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Jim Wallace and Jackie Knight will officiate.
Even though the Carolina Cup is more than a month away, reserved parking spaces are selling at a brisk pace.
The Royals AAU youth basketball teams will host tryouts in both Camden and Bishopville for its boys and girls' teams.
Invitations for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races were sent out to those on the organization's mailing list last Friday. And tickets and parking spaces for the event are now on sale.