It seems you can't open a newspaper or turn on the television these days without being clobbered with "bad news" -- news about tragic natural disasters, sky-rocketing gas prices, national unemployment rates that continue to climb, and political strife in Washington. It's an unfortunate fact that positive things are overlooked too often.
Following the city of Camden's recent purchase of a portion of the former Mather Academy property, we commented that we favored the move and that if the city chose to replace the outdated Rhame Arena, then the Mather property could certainly be a suitable site. Though we didn't say so at the time, we felt all along that the city would be justified in replacing Rhame Arena, perhaps with updated amenities, but that the city didn't need to get into the business of offering a full-fledged gym or fitness center; that's better left to private enterprise ...
"Raise our taxes!" Can you imagine chanting such a slogan at a public rally? Neither could most Americans.
What initially appeared to be a fatal automobile accident on Black River Road last month may actually have been a homicide.
Funeral service for Andrew Jacob Magazine Jr., 63, of Bishopville, will be held Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Elizabeth Baptist Church, with burial in church cemetery, Bishopville.
Mr. Charles "Charlie Cool" Lee, 55, of Bronx, New York and formerly of Camden died Monday. Friends may call at 1325 Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Lee family.
Robert M. Marsh, Sr., 81, of Camden died Monday, May 9, 2011.Born in Kershaw County, he was the son of the late Edgar McLean, Sr. and Sarah Mickle Marsh. He attended Kershaw County schools. Mr. Marsh joined the National Guard and was called to active duty in 1950. After a tour in Korea, he returned to Camden and married Polly Padgett in 1952. He worked with DuPont for 7 years and returned to full time farming in 1961. Farming was the love of his life. During these years, he was a Sunday school teacher, Cub Scout leader, and in ...
U.S. Army PFC Michael A. Robinson Jr. has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., as an Honor Graduate and received a Letter of Commendation.
NEW YORK -- It seems nearly heretical to say so, but the termination of Osama bin Laden feels oddly anti-climactic.
COLUMBUS, Ga. –- University of South Carolina Aiken junior shortstop and Camden native Stephen Carmon was chosen to the Peach Belt Conference All-Conference second team at a banquet on the eve of the 2011 PBC Baseball Championship at Golden Park on Saturday.
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Photo cutline -- Patsy Lewis, who spearheaded the Palmetto Balloon Classic, casts a hopeful eye towards the sky as balloons waited to take off Saturday near Historic Camden. The weather didn't cooperate in the morning, but the balloons were able to take off late Saturday afternoon.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is pleased to announce plans for the 11th Annual Camden Cup Polo Match on Sunday. Gates will open at 11 a.m. with the match starting at 1:30 p.m. The Polo match will take place at the Camden Polo Field, the third oldest in the United States. Built in 1898, the field is held in perpetual trust by the Palmetto Conservation Foundation and has been declared a National Landmark.
Funeral service for Eunice Elizabeth Gainey, 87, will be held today, May 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery in Cross, S.C. The family will receive friends on Thursday 4-9 p.m. at the home and one our prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Funeral service for Mrs. Joan E. Collins, 76, of 1801 Lovett Road, Camden, will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:00 P.M. at Sweet Home Baptist Church with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. She died Monday, April 27, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
NRT LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., recently purchased Coldwell Banker United Realtors, including its office in Camden. According to Elise Ramer, NRT's senior public relations specialist for the Southeast, more than 400 Coldwell Banker agents are affected by the purchase. Other Midlands offices include Blythewood, Chapin, Irmo, Lake Murray, Lake Wateree, Lexington and Sumter/Shaw, Ramer said.
Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) plans to make its campuses 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free by Fall 2016, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Legacy. Legacy is the organization responsible for the national "truth" smoking prevention campaign. Through the grant, CCTC plans to encourage students, faculty and administrators to adopt the 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policy, according to a press release from the college.
First Palmetto Bank, headquartered in Camden, announced Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to purchase two South Carolina branch locations from South State Bank. According to a press release, the new branches are in Loris and Little River, and expands First Palmetto's presence in Horry County.
In the last 42 years, Kershaw County has had a number of sheriffs, some of them who performed more efficiently than others. Over that entire period, nearby Lexington County had only one -- James Metts, who was sentenced to prison Monday after pleading guilty to taking money in return for letting two illegal immigrants out of jail. Though he had no direct connection to Kershaw County, many here were familiar with him through his long service in another Midlands county and a great deal of publicity he received.
BISHOPVILLE -- Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina's largest maximum-security prison, gets plenty of bad press -- from a riot and a lockdown in February to drone-delivered contraband a few days ago.
On April 14, I was getting ready for work when I received a phone call stating that I did not need to come to work because we were closing for good. I thought my friend was joking. After realizing he wasn't, I got in my car and drove to the restaurant. What I witnessed was truly shocking and devastating. All of the daytime employess were sitting on the patio, banned from going inside. One employee was sitting in her car, just crying. The police were at every entrance and the IRS swarmed inside. I can't even tell you ...
The saying goes, "You only have one chance to make a first impression." Unfortunately, my first impression of the choice for the relocation of our (Kershaw County) Farmers Market at the southern edge of Historic Camden was a very, very bad one.
It is part of a long-standing pattern whereby the North Charleston criminal justice system surveiles, harasses, profiles, threatens, tickets, endangers and incarcerates Black American members of society. The Holocaust remembered comes to mind. All human life deserves protection.
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Wateree Elementary School (WES) faculty and staff members volunteered to enter WES' Relay for Life Kryptonite War. The event and others like it, organized by Chairperson Kathy Cassady, helped WES raise over $7,500 for Relay for Life. The person with most money placed in his or her jug won the contest. The fearful five finalists (pictured left to right) -- 5th grade teacher Traci Simmons, 4th grade teacher Libby Davis, 1st grade teacher Krissi Butler, Principal Gail Stehle, and Jennifer English -- patiently waited for the winner to be announced while former queens/kings Bob Snell, Melissa Smith, Christie Turbyfill, Franco ...
MADELYN BROOKE ALLEN-WADDY