Across South Carolina, Democrats have had a tough go of it during the past decade. The party holds only one congressional seat and has no constitutional officers. Republicans control both houses of the General Assembly. It's a different story here in Kershaw County, as Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk and Sen. Vincent Sheheen have both proven popular with voters though the GOP generally carries the county in other races. Now, former Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian has announced he'll run for the party's top party post later this month, and if nothing else, his candidacy will add a ...
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Actions of our Camden cty government raise questions about the long-term direction of city plans. This is not to imply any personal attacks since I respect the individuals involved. However, major changes in policy and plans have long-term impact and therefore require much more understanding and justification.
In celebration of Camden's history and horses, the Boykin Spring Fling Untimed Trail Ride will be held at Red Bank Farm in the Boykin community from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Billie Cline, 78, of Ridgeway, will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel with burial to follow in Centerville Cemetery. Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday, April 19, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM in the Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Cline's memory to El-Bethel Faith Community Church, 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
James Willie "Duck" Montgomery, 65, of Red Hill Road, Rembert, died Sunday, April 10, 2011.
Memorial service for John Daniel Shaw, Jr., 69, of Leesville, will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Wednesday at St. James Lutheran Church (Summit) with the Rev. Norman Deal officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund, 308 Church St. Leesville (Summit) SC 29070 or to Friends of the Animals, 321 E. Columbia Ave., Leesville, SC 29070. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic Batesburg-Leesville Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Both the North Central girls and boys track teams finished third in a multi-team meet at hosted by Lugoff-Elgin last Thursday night.
Skipper Branham scored a hole-in-one while playing a round of golf at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden last Thursday.
Monday: Camden at Blythewood (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Timmonsville at Camden Military Academy (BB – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Columbia (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); North Central at A.C. Flora (SB – 6 p.m.); Providence Athletic Club at Lugoff-Elgin (BSOC – 6:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Chapin (BB – 7 p.m.); Dreher at Camden (GSOC – 7 p.m.); Camden, Lugoff-Elgin in Hartman Invitational Golf Tournament (TBA)
Can prominent right-wingers like Newt Gingrich and Grover Norquist get along with the very liberal NAACP? Yes, they can, at least on the high cost of prisons.
One person died Saturday morning in a single-car accident on Black River Road.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will present The Upton Trio on Tuesday, and finish out the week with a delightful children's show, "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" on Saturday.
Army Pvt. Neono B. Thompson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who's never been accused of being circumspect, went over the top last week when he accused President Obama of not loving his country. Giuliani has refused to back down from his comments, and some in the GOP have defended him while others have said they wouldn't have made the same statement. Politics, of course, is involved, as both Democrats and Republicans are already jockeying for position for 2016.
Republicans seem ceaselessly enamored of litmus tests, but the newest one -- Do you believe President Obama loves America? -- makes birthers seem witty.
On Feb. 5, around 1:15 p.m., students at the University of South Carolina (USC) received a text message warning "SHOTS FIRED" -- two words which would send chills and panic through the large campus that is home to nearly 32,000 students.
I wish to complement your columnist, Josh Arrants, for the wonderful articles he has written for the Chronicle. I have read only three of his articles, but I have truly enjoyed each one. In the last one, he said he was leaving Kershaw County and I could only think of the loss to your paper.
Wunderkind: Charleston mayor to address chamber next week
Due to the threat of inclement weather on Thursday, the Camden Bulldog Club has moved its winter and spring sports "Meet the Bulldogs" to Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Regardless of what the weatherman says, Kershaw County's four high school baseball teams will open their seasons with a trio of pre-season tournaments starting Saturday and continuing throughout next week.
Camden Elementary School has announced its honor-rolls for the second nine weeks period
Kershaw County landowners are encouraged to apply to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to be considered for part of $100 million the program is making available to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.
The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a pair of umpire certification clinics for those seeking to work Dixie Youth and/or Dixie Boys baseball games this spring and summer.
The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, and the Camden Family Care one-mile run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.