Dear Annie: I have been caring for my disabled husband while working full time and raising two children. I haven't had time alone in 15 years.
CBS anchor Katie Couric startled some listeners when she suggested a Muslim "Cosby Show," but the idea has merit. It's hard for us to be afraid of the people we see on TV sitcoms every week.
Baron DeKalb and Doby's Mill elementary schools are among 12 South Carolina public schools to be named to the S.C. School Improvement Council's (SC-SIC) 2011 Honor Roll for their significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education.
The book was a project of the historical society, for which Teal serves as publications committee chairman. The book, which made its official debut during a launch party/program Jan. 16 at Camden First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, spans Kershaw County's prehistoric to present times. The book may be purchased at the historical society headquarters, 811 Fair St., Camden, from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays; Camden Archives and Museum; Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site; Elgin Town Hall; and various local vendors in the area. It may also be ordered from the University of South Carolina Press, Amazon, and ...
Mr. Kenneth E. Herman and retired Lt. Col. Debbie W. Herman, both of Camden, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Olivia Rose Herman of Camden, to Mr. Robert Shaun Cobb of Camden. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Cobb of Camden.
Mr. and Mrs. David McLaurin Pittman, Sr. of Lugoff announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Megan Ada Pittman of Lugoff, to John Terel (J.T.) Munn of Camden. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Munn of Camden.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Michael Watson Jr. of Leesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Leslie Anne Watson of Columbia, to Mr. Jordan Macdonald Myers of Columbia. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Banks Myers of Camden.
This February will see big changes for library users in Kershaw County, when the county library joins South Carolina Libraries Sharing Resources, SC LENDS, a group of libraries that share a common catalog and library materials. By becoming a member of SC LENDS, anyone with a Kershaw County library card will be able to request material from 15 other libraries statewide, which will then be routed to a local library, usually within 48 hours. Requesting material from other libraries will be free to patrons, and as easy as clicking a button. By joining forces with other counties, the collection available ...
The Camden Music Association, in conjunction with the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, announces the Brevard Music Scholarship Competition will be held Saturday, Feb. 5. With three different scholarship opportunities, winners will be awarded money toward further study or may spend the summer at the prestigious Brevard Summer Music Camp. The scholarships are funded by the Upton Foundation and the Fran Shealy Scholarship Fund.
Monday: Dreher at Camden (WR – 6 p.m.); North Central at Lewisville (BB – 6:30 p.m.)
• We're glad to see Davis Love III picked as the captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team for the 2012 matches. Love, who grew up the son of a highly regarded teaching pro in Charlotte, is one of the best-liked players on the PGA tour and has won 20 tournaments, including the PGA Championship. The 2012 matches will be played at Medinah Country Club near Chicago, and Love will be trying to stem a tide that has resulted in the Americans losing six of the last eight matches to the Europeans, including last fall's defeat in Wales.
All Kershaw County boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in Saturday's Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Shootout.
Camden was held to a season-low 31 points as the Bulldogs saw their six-game win streak come to an end in a 55-31 loss to host Lakewood in a Region 6-AAA contest played Tuesday night in Sumter.
The Camden wrestling team opened Region 6-AAA competition by splitting a pair of matches Wednesday night in Darlington.
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.
• 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.
We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...