I've always had a special fondness for community newspapers.
Over the past few months, in this newspaper and others, you have read a number of columns and op-ed pieces written by administrators and supporters of various programs that receive government funding and are facing the specter of budget cuts.
Could NPR survive without public funding? That depends on which NPR you're talking about.
Funeral service for Eloise Roberts Robinson, of Cassatt, 77, will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Cassatt Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Don Coppedge, Rev. Ernest Rabon, and Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Cassatt Baptist Church or Hospice of Tri County.
The Kershaw County American Cancer Society Relay for Life Mike McClendon Team will host a different fundraiser this year.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old male tabby cat and an 11-week-old male Boykin Spaniel 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 ...
For the first time since implementation of the state report cards in 2001, 100 percent of the Absolute ratings issued for the Kershaw County School District and all of its schools are Excellent, Good or Average. Statewide, 85 percent of high schools achieved this level for Absolute ratings and 82 percent for elementary and middle schools.
Mary Elizabeth Pitts Hough, 91, passed into the presence of her Lord JESUS CHRIST on March 16, 2011 at home in Lugoff with her husband, Harold, by her side.
As Mayor, I am honored to have the opportunity to tell the story of Camden -- to highlight our strengths and boast about our community. Today I have the chance to tell that story to a brand new audience.
Mary Kirkland, 95, of DeKalb School Road, Camden, SC, died Tuesday, March 4, 2011.
A celebration of life service for Jessie Lee Moore, 66, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Caitlyn and Amanda Coleman placed first in their age/grade category for the essay topic, "Youth Leadership: The Key to Advancing the Dream."
Mr. Rick, also known as Rick Benton of Fun Time Clowning and Magic, recently visited Midway Elementary School where he delighted the students and faculty with his performance that mixed sleight of hand with lessons on good character and getting along in life. Here, Mr. Rick has help from student Naveed Kashmiri.
Mass of Christian burial for Duncan Everett Clarke will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM. The Rite of Committal will be in Quaker Cemetery. Father Francis Travis will officiate. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM on Friday, March 18, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with visitation to follow until 7:30 PM.
The Leslie M. Stover Middle School Band program reports an outstanding season. The band began the year with a successful winter concert performance, which featured instrumental soloists and seasonal music. This year, 50 Stover band students won chairs in the All-Region Band, more than any other school in the region. The school also had six students win chairs in the prestigious All-State Band: (bass clarinetist) Andrew Place; (snare) Andrew Walker; (trumpet alternate) Ansley Potter; (trumpet alternate) Erin Blizzard; (trombone alternate) Jessica Lumpkin; and (tuba alternate) Amber Vance. Band members are looking forward to this year's SCBDA State Concert Band ...
Baron DeKalb, North Central JROTC recognized in national publication
Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.
During nine weeks of training, Army Pvt. Devin W. Bracey studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
I'm sure everyone is abreast of all the hullaballoo over interrogation techniques used by the CIA to get information from the Guantanamo detainees to assist in avoiding another World Trade Center disaster. Dianne Feinstein, along with Obama and most of the congressional Democrats, insisted on "confessing," as they put it, despite the secretary of state urging against it, terming it detrimental to our interests and safety abroad. So, immediately, China and Korea termed us "bad boys," and why not -- didn't the current administration essentially say that?
What's your favorite Christmas movie?
Recently, I had lunch with three old friends. All of us are proud South Carolina natives, amateur history buffs and great fans of barbecue (BBQ). We decided to meet at a new BBQ joint that we were all anxious to try.
With police behavior having been in the news recently because of incidents in which white officers killed unarmed black citizens, there has been much discussion -- rightfully so -- about whether some officers are acting recklessly. Racial profiling, of course, has been a part of this discussion, as it should be. It's interesting, then, that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an opinion earlier this week giving some leeway to police who make "reasonable mistakes" in enforcing the law. Of course, reasonable mistakes don't include the right by officers to act without provocation or to use undue force. And ...
The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.
Heading into Saturday's inaugural Battle for the Belt wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe's mission for his team was two-fold. First, they wanted to win the 16-team event and the other objective was to avenge a loss to Sullivan Middle School, which snapped the Leopards' 60-match win streak two weeks earlier.
With two of its wrestlers winning titles and six others placing in the top four, South Pointe High School captured this past weekend's 23rd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament hosted by Lugoff-Elgin.
Lugoff native, 2nd Lt. Adam Truesdale was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 as part of Francis Marion University's Army ROTC program.
William G. Blake, 91, of Camden, SC, died Monday, December 15, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
WASHINGTON -- First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.
Kershaw County businessman Frank Lee kicked off an effort to purchase replacement bulletproof vests for Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies. Lee donated funds to do so through the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF).