The Memorial Day weekend is approaching and drivers should expect more traffic on the road. Memorial Day is the start of the "100 deadly days of summer." Our fatalities tend to rise during this time because of more vehicles traveling across our state. This year alone in Troop 1 which covers Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter and Clarendon counties, our communities have experienced 63 traffic fatalities. These fatalities are the result of speed, alcohol, and occupants not wearing seatbelts, pedestrians and motorcyclists. Memorial Day weekend of 2011 there was one fatality in Troop 1.
I'll say this for the Supreme Court's decision to open the floodgates to big money by independent groups in political campaigns. It will be illuminating and, I am certain, often entertaining to watch the big money trip over itself.
Memorial services for Pastor Vincent Francis Halter, Jr. (Ret. Col. USAF), 80, of Lake Wateree, will be held Friday, May 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Sumter. Rev. Michael Henderson and Rev. Larry Brown will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home,Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Pastor Halter's memory to Kairos Prison Ministry of South Carolina, P.O. Box 6211, Columbia, SC 29260, or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair ...
David A. Partin of Camden has been selected as the 2012 Direct Service Volunteer award winner by the S.C. Association for Volunteer Administration (SCAVA).
Mrs. Elease Lanier of Camden passed away May 23, 2012 at age 83. Arrangements are incomplete. Services entrusted to Cooke Funeral Home.
There are countless reasons that our system of government in Washington is broken so badly, but there's one concept -- it's in effect in many states, already – that would effect immediate change and would help solve our crisis in government: term limits. Of course it's not a new concept, but limiting people to a particular number of terms, whether in the House of Representatives or the Senate -- would help free many elected officials to make decisions based on what's best for the country rather than on getting re-elected.
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An anonymous donor recently left an antique dollhouse as a gift to the Kershaw County Habitat for Humanity Store. The staff (pictured) at Habitat auctioned the dollhouse to the highest bidder earlier in May.
I, along with most other Kershaw County residents, was surprised and stunned by Kershaw County Council's recent idea to shift control of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office from the voters to themselves. I thought the idea alone was ridiculous. Then some councilmen raised the bar from ridiculous to ludicrous with explanations that their intent was to "…take the politics out of county law enforcement…" What?! Take the politics out of county law enforcement by having county politicians run it? And make no mistake, whatever is said now about control of the proposed county police department, it would be ...
We're glad to see that automakers in the United States are getting serious about producing vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG), a fuel that is readily available in this country and much cheaper than gasoline. It's estimated that the U.S. has more than a 100-year supply of natural gas presently on hand, and prices have been falling, as opposed to the costs of gasoline. And, of course, running vehicles with a native fuel lessens dependence on the Middle East and its volatile politics. As we pointed out recently, we're enthusiastic about the fuel-efficient diesel-powered ...
Historians will view this 2012 president's race as a watershed moment in the history of the Latino political community.
American Legion National Commander Fang A. Wong (center) paid a visit to the American Legion Department of S.C. on his annual visit. While in the Columbia area, American Legion Post 195 of Lugoff was the host post, taking the commander on a tour of the FN gun factory in Columbia. The group – which included (from left) Post 195 adjutant Bill Heil, Department of S.C. adjutant Jim Hawk, Bill Collins with Post 195 and Post 195 vice commander Jerry Schuler -- also toured the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, and the commander visited Dorn VA Hospital. Wong, who addressed the S ...
Camden High School has reported its honor roll students for the third quarter.
WASHINGTON -- A presidential race recently focused on high school has come to resemble a popularity contest of the same vintage.
In a rare bipartisan compromise, the House of Representatives passed a reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant program Monday. The Senate passed its version in March, and the compromise means President Barack Obama will see the final bill before the end of the session.
How many times have you heard if you just … "go on vacation, lift your legs above your head, adopt, relax -- you'll get pregnant." Those suggestions are hard enough to get out of your head, but how do you know when you're ready to get off the treatment merry-go-round and move to third-party reproduction, change paths to adoption, or live child free?
While parents take seriously the task of teaching children values, a new Pew Research Center survey released Thursday shows a gulf between how conservatives and liberals, women and men, young and old and different races order the values they believe children should be taught.
Much discussion has been raised in recent weeks about why those suffering from domestic violence both stay and leave their spouses and loved ones despite (or because of) the darker nature of their relationships. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in four women experience domestic violence during their lives. And there are people who suffer from domestic abuse but may not even realize it.
After his parents' divorce, a 17-year-old boy goes to live with his father. The father informs his son that he will treat the boy like an adult, which thrills the boy. But after school and football practice, the son often comes home to a quiet house. No warm dinner or conversation awaits him. His dad usually works or is out with friends. No tabs are kept on the son's whereabouts. The boy stops going home after practice. He starts staying out late with friends which makes him too tired for football. He quits the team. Soon, he stops waking ...
Ah, young people. What an intriguing life they're living.
The world can sometimes be a scary place in which to live and raise our families. There's no shortage of war, violence, poverty and disease out there. But responding to that turmoil by shutting down and pulling away, rather than by reaching out, only adds to the existing problem. Rather than fearing the dark, we can be the light that penetrates the darkness, driven by our sense of faith and optimism. We can remain open hearted in the face of turmoil.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Marvin Olasky sits at a table on the screened-in porch of his modest home here, speaking calmly, but with conviction, about topics close to his heart: faith, freedom, and the role of journalism in America.
Tired of the same old thing for dinner every night? Well, have you ever thought that she might be tired of you, too? Joking aside, we've culled the latest food journals and websites to bring you 7 of the best ways to make each meal at home a memorable event. These are meals you won't forget, or forgive, for a long time:
Oh, siblings. You've got to love them.
North Central Middle School students read a script accounting the 9/11 events minute by minute. They read the exact time when the first plane crashed into the Twin Towers, the exact time when President George W. Bush was notified, the exact time that the second plane crashed into the towers, the exact time that the Pentagon was struck and more events that occured on that day. Pine Tree Hill students observed 9/11 by wearing red, white and blue, and they had special lessons about the importance of that day.
Rude comments and bad behavior toward overweight people does not inspire them to lose weight, a new study says.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Previously limited to sprinting on a treadmill, an untethered cheetah robot can be seen bounding across the MIT campus in a new video.
About a year ago, I wrote an article titled, "I didn't marry my soul mate." I was very honest about a period of time in my marriage when both of us wondered if we had chosen incorrectly and even if we had settled. During those times I wondered what my life would have been like had I married "the other guy."
LOS ANGELES -- More than 80 percent of Americans profess a belief in God, but Hollywood has been slow to offer content that engages people of faith.