WASHINGTON -- New Hampshire Republican Judd Gregg could reel off a list of problems with the debt-reduction blueprint produced by the president's fiscal responsibility commission -- beginning with the fact that, as Gregg sees it, the plan doesn't do nearly enough to reduce the debt: By 2020, in the unlikely event that all the recommendations are enacted, the debt would still stand at an unhealthy share of gross domestic product, between 60 percent and 70 percent.
Did you ever cut apple slices and a few minutes later find them all turning brown? When an apple is cut, and air gets to the inside, it turns brown. That's what apples do. The apple is probably still safe to eat, but it's not pretty!
The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:
A new furniture store is just about ready to open in Camden.
In an effort to educate youth on the importance of planting and caring for trees, Jackson School held several events last week in honor of Arbor Day.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of two Christmas parades this weekend.
Monday: Camden Military Academy at Eau Claire (WR – 5:30 p.m.)
Mr. and Mrs. James Leroy Creed, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Sarah Elizabeth Creed of Camden, to Mr. Ryan Keith Bock. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall George Raymond Bock, Sr. of Camden.
Graveside funeral services celebrating the life of Mary Ellen Cunningham, 95, of Liberty Hill, will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Chruch Cemetery. Dr. Eugene Rollins will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial may be made in Ms. Cunningham's memory to the Kershaw County Historical Society, P.O. Box 501, Camden, SC 29021 or a charity of one's choice.
A service to celebrate the life of Earl Dean Freeman, 51, of Bethune, will be held at 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 7, 2010, in Pineview Baptist Church, Kershaw. The Revs. Gregory Gunter and Todd Gandy will officiate.
Miss Lindsay Marie Martin of Lugoff, and Mr. Mark Douglas Millonzi of Spartanburg, were united in marriage December 4, 2010 at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina. Steve Vickers officiated the outdoor sunset Scottish ceremony at 5:00 p.m.
Great quotations aren't what they used to be. History is marked by signature lines like "We shall overcome" and "Give me liberty or give me death." To those, the age of YouTube adds, "If you touch my junk, I'll have you arrested."
• We're glad to see that the U.S. Congress has passed a bill which will prohibit television networks from jacking up the volume when commercials are shown. For decades, viewers have been forced to reach for the remote control device when the sound spurted during ad pitches. We also propose a tongue-in-cheek amendment to the new law: that whenever politicians appear on TV with too much blathering, the volume gets automatically cut down to zero.
Dr. Mara Virginia Parker Holland of Lugoff and Jeffery Adam Junior Watts of Elgin were united in marriage on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. The Reverend Sheila D. Rogers officiated at the 6:00 pm double-ring ceremony.
A Camden equestrian, writing under the pen name Vanessa Friedrich, is featured in the latest book in the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series.
Camden Walmart customers know that it's back to school time again when they see the school bus out in front of the store promoting the partnership between the store and the Kershaw County School District to help local needy students receive school supplies. Walmart's annual "Pack A Bus" campaign kicks off Friday and runs for two weeks.
Children with disabilities enjoy rainbow of community activities, programs
WASHINGTON -- "Checked the tax code," wrote a friend who's engaged to a woman from a low-tax country. "Unfortunately, marrying [my fiancee] does not entitle me to a tax inversion like the big U.S. companies are getting. Thanks for nothing, IRS."
The sixth annual Springdale 5k at Sunrise will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.
Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.
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 ...
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 ...