Emma Jane Gaulke was recently crowned Thomas Sumter Academy's 2012 Junior Miss General at TSA's annual pageant held May 5, 2012.
Every year in May, a community member named Bob Watkins invites me to speak to the Golden Club, a really fun group of local retirees that meets for breakfast once a week. Generally, I use this opportunity to talk about the accomplishments of school year. I thought I'd share some of the same highlights in this month's column. It's been another great year! Our students and our staff continue to achieve at an impressive level. Following are just a few examples:
It's 5:30 p.m. and you just got home from work when there is a knock at the door. It is a police officer explaining that you have 15 minutes to evacuate your family and pets from your home as a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed close to your property. What could you grab in your house in 15 minutes that is necessary for your family and pet's livelihood?
In his own words, Camden Police Department (CPD) Detective James Heming describes his recent win in the Open Class Revolver Championship at the South Carolina Police Combat League's Palmetto State Classic Pistol Competition as, "Truly a highlight in my career -- with years of shooting competition under my belt it is amazing to me that I was able to come out on top of 68 other competitors in the main event revolver match, and then to be able to win first place in the Two-Man Team competition with teammate Earl Berry was more than exciting, to say the least."
• Federal officials made the right call last week in choosing not to attempt to re-prosecute former Sen. John Edwards, whose recent trail for campaign finance fraud ended with a hung jury on most counts. The case was terribly complicated, and many legal experts predicted from the outset that a conviction would be difficult. The decision not to re-try Edwards doesn't mean he's innocent; it just means Uncle Sam recognizes he probably couldn't be convicted.
Youth olleyball and golf camps are on scheduled for next week in Kershaw County.
Gene Weymouth's homebred Wild for Gold battled through Parx Racing's stretch and got up in the final strides to win a $30,000 optional allowance hurdle by a head on Tuesday for Hall of Fame trainer and part-time Camdenite Janet Elliot.
Humorist Will Rogers once said he didn't belong to an organized political party; he was a Democrat. That appears particularly true now that the S. C. Democratic Party's primary for the new seventh Congressional District seat is mired in controversy over whether or not the votes for a candidate who had withdrawn should be counted. Complicating the situation is that the fate of the favored son of the party's hierarchy hangs in the balance as officials – and, later, probably lawyers – try to unravel the mess.
Anyone who boasts of the slightest degree of compassion must pray for the president of these United States, whose plight is beyond description.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Penny, a 9-month-old female retriever mix puppy, and a female calico 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 shelter ...
S.C. Senate -- Republican primary (District 35 -- Lee, Kershaw, Richland, and Sumter Counties)
Financially, the city of Camden is in great shape. Stockpiling citizen tax revenue is neither good for the citizen paying the tax or for the city not investing accordingly. Financial stability is not about how much the city collects, but about how well the monies are used. Without increasing your property taxes, the city has made significant progress by assessing requirements and strategically planning without taxing and spending.
Having faced each team in League IV play, at least, once, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith figures it is time to release the puppies from their pen and let them fend for themselves.
A funeral service for Frances Louise Summer Bowen, 84, of Elgin will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel with burial to follow in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30-12:30 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
Walt Disney Animation Studios announced the arrival of a girl named Moana in a new CG-animated film hitting theaters in late 2016.
According to The Associated Press, the Ottawa Hospital in Canada received three patients with gunshot wounds Wednesday morning from a reported shooting at the National War Memorial at Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa.
Imagine a world where religious freedom is respected as a non-debatable, fundamental human right. That's the world The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty strives to create.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter is Brownie, a 4-year-old female Beagle/Corgi mix. She is very sweet and laid back. Another animal for adoption is Benny, a 6-month-old male domestic short-haired 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or ...
Mr. Craig Clyburn Team, 69, of Lugoff, SC, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
WASHINGTON -- If politicians preying upon your attentions this season fail to inspire, you might seek common cause with the beasts -- the four-legged variety rather than those running for office.
I am writing this letter about the concerns of the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. Our animal shelter has its pros and cons. The benefits of an animal shelter is it provides protection for those individuals that cannot afford the proper care for their animal. Think about it: what would our city look like if we did not have an animal shelter? There would be dogs and cats running around freely. Every day I ride down Hwy. 1, I see a helpless dog on the side of the rode with its ribs sticking out from lack of nutrients.
We've always believed the United States government works best when power is divided -- that is, with a president from one party and a Congress controlled by the opposite party. As of now, of course, we have a Democratic president and a split Congress, with the House of Representatives controlled by Republicans and the Senate dominated by Democrats. There are multiple forecasting models out there for the upcoming election, with most of them giving the GOP a better-than-even chance of gaining a majority in the Senate while retaining control of the House.
Trees are fascinating biological wonders. From ancient bristle cone pines and towering redwoods out west to our widely diverse Southern forests, the life cycle of a tree provides us with year-round interest. One of the most intriguing and beautiful results of a tree's life cycle is autumn color.
The Kershaw County Recreation Department along with SAFE Federal Credit Union and Kimbrell's Furniture will host Trick or Treat Trail, a "Boostastic time for the whole family" Friday, October 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rhame City Arena located on 517 Broad Street. There will be family activities, candy and more. Contact the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation office at 425-6009
Stover Middle School teachers Cassandra Mickle and Jane Gari wrote a grant offered through the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) called Strategic Planning/Special Project Grant. The purpose of the grant was to invite "Artists at Stover." Mickle established the "Creating a Learning Environment for Me" initiative to encourage student involvement in creating permanent works of art that would appeal to the all students at Stover.
Mrs. Mamie Blakely, 86, of Newark, NJ, formerly of Camden, SC entered into rest on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Newark.
Ms. Teresa Cooke McCray, 49, of 1027 Pine Tree Drive, Cassatt, South Carolina passed on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Broom Hill Baptist Church in Camden, SC. Burial will be at Broom Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden, SC. Nelson-Haile is serving the family.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Joseph Jackie "Joe" Wallace, 53, of Lugoff, SC, will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, in Camden, SC. Rev. Angela Jennings will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, SC. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 26, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Wallace's memory to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 1301 Mill St., Camden, SC 29020.