WASHINGTON -- I've been wallowing in exit polls and poring over debt- reduction plans, so perhaps you'll forgive a brief walk on the low-brow side.
We had hoped, as no doubt all Kershaw County residents had, that the economy during this Thanksgiving season would be more vigorous than it actually is -- that fewer people would be unemployed, that the housing market would have rebounded, that small businesses would be prospering more than they are and that the stress caused by economic turmoil would have eased. But even under present circumstances, we have much to be thankful for.
With Thanksgiving past, the yuletide season beckons. Prepare to count down the days of December with holiday events across Kershaw County.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 2-month-old male dachshond-chow mix puppy and a 1-year-old orange tabby male cat. 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 ...
It's hard to figure us Yanks out, my British friends say. We still go simply gaga over royal weddings like the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Yet we historically rejected royalty -- and increasingly we're even rejecting marriage.
Alice Boykin, John Carmichael and Hank Kerfoot, the organizing committee of the Boykin Christmas Parade, announce the 17th Parade on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m.
I am very sorry that Kristie Alvey was "terribly upset" by my letter contrasting Richland School District Two's recent decision to lower taxes to Kershaw County School District's continued attempts to raise taxes.
The Girls in Action (GA's) from Springvale Baptist Church in Lugoff collected 534 pounds of food for the new emergency shelter (Food For The Soul) scheduled to open in December. During October their study focused on helping the hungry so, with the help of their church members, they surpassed their goal of 300 pounds of food. The girls also helped out at the Mt. Moriah Soup Kitchen with a Saturday meal. This is the first food donation for the new shelter.
Civilian Zachary T. Wilson, son of George Denson Jr. of Elgin, recently enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps under the Delayed Entry Program with Marine Corps Recruiting Station, Columbia.
During this holiday season, I'm thankful for:
Students at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) collected a whopping 907 jars of peanut butter during Red Ribbon Week in October as a part of ATEC's annual project to benefit the food bank of Christian Community Ministries. Students were asked to bring jars of peanut butter which had red either on the label or on the top. The total easily surpassed the previous high of 614 jars. Students in the protective services, nursing and automotive technology programs collected the most jars and earned a pizza party and ice cream for their efforts. Showing off a portion of the ...
The North Central boys basketball team rebounded from Saturday's loss to Lakewood to beat rival Andrew Jackson in Monday night's second round of the Buford Invitational pre-season basketball tournament being played in Lancaster County.
Camden High School and the Kershaw County Recreation Department are presenting The Michael Kohn Pitcher/Catcher Camp on Sunday, Dec. 12 at American Legion Park in Camden.
The little girl and three of her siblings had been sexually abused by a relative. Her parents agreed to let me talk to the girl, 10, and two of the older siblings, as long as I did not identify them in any way.
Last week, Apple and Facebook announced new plans to help female employees freeze their eggs, according to Forbes.
"Think pink" is America's mantra in October, as breast cancer awareness takes center stage in sports stadiums, advertising campaigns and even religious worship services.
Someone with at least $3,650 in net worth -- including the value of their home, car and investments, but excluding debt -- is among the world's wealthiest half, while the other half owns less than 1 percent of total global wealth, according to this year's Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse.
Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, Florida, has created a petition against the popular toy store Toys 'R' Us for selling action figures of the characters from AMC's "Breaking Bad."
A new debate over same-sex marriage in Idaho may come down to a single point: whether ordained Christian pastors can only be protected when they perform marriage ceremonies in a church.
One day after news that Houston city attorneys had subpoenaed sermons and emails from church leaders presumably opposed to a local human rights ordinance, the civil liberties questions remain.
A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other "treats" would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you drink a soda, then you'd need to run for 50 minutes to burn the calories off.
Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus? In the U.S. there has been three patients with the disease. Reading the headlines one gets the impression that the whole nation is overrun with this horrific modern day plague. Sadly, we know that Ebola kills at a frightful rate. Unfortunately we overlook the danger of rumors.
For the past five years, Mitch Hescox has served as president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. For 18 years before that, he served as a local church pastor. And for 14 years before that, he worked in America's coal industry.
Parents who favor one child over another may increase the chance at least one of their children will abuse substances, according to new research that also says a child's perception of favoritism matters more than whether it's actually true.
This past summer, women ruled at the box office. Hits like "Lucy," "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Maleficent," each earned north of $40 million during their respective opening weekends, Box Office Mojo reports.
Women save a larger percentage of their incomes for retirement than men, but men end up saving more, says a new study by Vanguard. But no matter the gender, Interest.com found that only Nevada retirees are collectively prepared for retirement.
New York City's small high schools apparently boost graduation rates and college admission rates, and do so at a lower per pupil cost than traditional high schools, according to a study just released by MDRC, a major nonprofit education policy research firm.