NBC's coverage of last weekend's U.S. Open golf championship was notable for two reasons. First, it showcased the masterful performance of Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, who established a new scoring record for the tournament and possibly signaled a "changing of the guard" from the Tiger Woods era (he didn't play because of an injury). Second, the network found itself with a controversy on its hands after it presented videos of American youngsters reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and either edited out or didn't include in the first place the words "under God" in the ...
Barrie "Sarge" Patrick Winch, 67, of Camden, passed this life on June 17, 2011 at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. He was born on November 28, 1943 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada to Roy and Irene Winch. He married Laura Jane Chapman of Lancaster, South Carolina on September 20, 1964. Barrie joined the U.S. Army in January 1960 and served two tours in Vietnam where he was awarded three Bronze Star Medals and numerous other awards and decorations. He retired after almost 23 years of service in December 1982. After retiring from the military, Barrie worked for ...
The third annual KershawHealth Springdale 5K at Sunset will be held Aug. 20 at Springdale Race Course. The 5K Walk/Run is coordinated by the United Way of Kershaw County and benefits the United Way's Health Care Council and its mission of improving the health of everyone in our community.
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It is my understanding from reading the text of S.C. State Code of Laws, Section 6-1-700, that the hospitality tax is to be used for tourist-related activities. The city's plan for opening a YMCA does not meet this criteria. We have empty store fronts due to restaurants/retail stores closing from lack of business. The funds from the hospitality tax would be more appropriately spent on tourism as it is intended … billboards on I-20, advertising, events that draw non-residents to the downtown area to eat, shop, buy gas and spend the night. It would seem to me a ...
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Wonder why Lugoff is beginning to look like Detroit east? A grocery store, dry cleaners, dollar store, fast food restaurant and many more are gone. Take a close look down at your local government building.
John Israel "Corky" McKenzie. Jr., 62, of Lynchburg, husband of Lynette Atkinson McKenzie, died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Tuomey Medical Center.
Mr. Albertis Reddick, 67, of 2366 Hub Kelly Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Monday, June 20, 2011. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sally Chavis at 102 Eddie Watkins Road, Bishopville, S.C.
NEW YORK -- Sunday marked my 24th Father's Day as a columnist, my 26th since my son uttered "Dada," and my 16th since my own father joined the legions of Interesting People in the Hereafter.
Photo cutline -- Reviewing Workbooks -- Teachers at Camden Primary School spent the week of June 13-17 at the district's Educational Building reviewing workbooks used in the district's "Growth through the Arts" program implemented last year at Camden Primary. The educators reviewed teacher workbooks page by page, deleting methods that had not been successful, adding other teaching ideas and retaining the majority of the methods which participants say "worked extremely well." Seated are Mrs. Edna Stradford, Mrs. Christine Swager, Mrs. Helese W. Arthur, Mrs. Eliza Davis, Mrs. Joan P. Strickland, Mrs. Mickey Goodrich, Miss Charlotte Prosser and Mrs. Bennie Blalock ...
The Camden Junior Welfare League announces its 2011 scholarship recipients. This scholarship is awarded to three seniors in Kershaw County that plan to pursue careers in a "helping" profession. These high school seniors will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to help pay for college expenses. Recipients included Julia Belton of Lugoff-Elgin High School, Haylee Gause of Camden High School and Anna Rollings of the Governor's School. The Camden League offers scholarships annually and interested seniors should contact their guidance department for more information
Get ready to rock 'n roll with the sounds of Blue Condition at the June performance of the popular outdoor concert series Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) Scheduled for Friday, this concert promises to be the best yet. The concert will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and will take place behind the Wood Auditorium.
Elgin twins Blaize and Mary-Grace Hill are still making waves in the entertainment industry. The two five-year-olds had the opportunity to meet rapper Lil Romeo and Master P as well as actor Tommy Ford earlier this summer in Atlanta. In July, the twins plan to travel to Pittsburg Pa. where they will attend The Great American Model and Talent search for the opportunity to start in a screen play for a film project held in Los Angles. The twin's faces will also appear in the upcoming movie "UNSPOKEN WORD" playing the role of orphans.
The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.
Kudos to our various law enforcement agencies for working together to get some folks off our streets who needed to be stopped. At the top of our list are Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for arresting two people (and there may be more to come) for the June 23 armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.
(Kathleen Parker wrote this column in advance of President Barack Obama's appearance in Charleston for State Sen. Clementa Pinckney's funeral.)
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.
In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.