The relationship between the United States and France since World War II, when American soldiers saved the country, has sometimes been tense. The French have a tendency towards arrogance, and this often afflicts its leaders; certainly, Kershaw County residents who have visited Paris have seen "French attitude" first-hand among city denizens and businesspeople. Those who live in the countryside are generally more welcome and still appreciative of the long friendship between the two countries.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has promised to introduce his "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" in the Senate in the next few weeks. This is an unconstitutional attack on women's rights and healthcare. In 1973, the Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, allowed women to terminate a pregnancy based on the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. That amendment guarantees the right to privacy. It is the law of the land.
Here we are in the first days of 2015. Happily, I am beginning this new year by looking forward to the next chapter as I finally move from a house and location I outgrew years ago. As part of selling my house and moving, the process of packing has become a gigantic task of both what to keep and where to put it all. I never knew I had so many useless items until I filled garbage bags with high school yearbooks and other things I can neither assign memory or value. What I dearly love about nature, though, is ...
Melissa Brazell (Emmons) has a love for her community and a passion for public service. Those shining qualities were apparent when I encountered her when I was campaigning for chairman of Kershaw County.
WASHINGTON -- If we can be serious for a moment: The president made an error in judgment by not sending someone with a higher profile than our ambassador to join world leaders Sunday at a solidarity rally in Paris.
She's ready for the runway, Miss Camden set for state pageant
Robert Edward Craig, 90, of Camden, SC, died Sunday, January 11, 2015. A funeral service for Mr. Craig will be private. Memorials may be made in Mr. Craig's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020. Mr. Craig was born in Newport News, VA, the son of the late Earnest Ervin Craig and Addie Bell Smiley Craig. He was retired from DuPont, was in the Army Air Corp and was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Robert will be remembered for his love of family and active involvement in their lives. He especially ...
A funeral mass for Patricia Ann Wilson Dozier, 76, will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father John Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, or Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
A memorial service to honor the life of Robert Lindsay King, 83, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, January 12, 2015 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. David Weaver and Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Memorials may be made in Robert Lindsay's memory to Kershaw County Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020, Abbey Road Hospice, 5429 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212 or Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral services for Mildred Miles McDonald, 82, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Eric Boone, Rev. Doug Whitfield and the Rev. Paul Miles will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund.
A visitation for Thomas Melvin Hudson III, 60, was held Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
James Earl Mangum born July 15, 1956 died January 9, 2015. He was the son of the late Charlie W. Mangum, Sr. and the late Kathleen B. Mangum. He is survived by two sons James (Jim) E. Mangum, Jr. of Patrick and Matthew (Matt) E. Mangum of Bethune. Two brothers Charlie (Billy) W. Mangum, Jr. of Bethune, Christopher (Chris) R. Mangum of Hartsville, a sister Betty M. Small of Bethune. A memorial service will be held Wednesday January 14, 2015 at Harmony Baptist Church at 2 p.m. in Bethune
Mrs. Carrie Lee Sumpter Bracey, 77, of 224 Tap Boot Road, Rembert, South Carolina passed on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Union Baptist Church in Rembert, SC. Burial will take place at Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Rembert, SC. Nelson Haile Funeral Home is serving the family.
A graveside service for Blanche Evelyn Sanders, 95, will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Steve Lee will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice house.
The Lugoff-Elgin High School boys' soccer will host its annual alumni soccer game on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
Even though the calendar just turned to January and cold weather is on the way, it is not too early to be thinking about the warmer days of spring.
Dec.: 5 – at Governor's School (6 p.m.); 10 – at Heathwood Hall (6 p.m.); 11 –Australian traveling team (6 p.m.); 15 – at Gray Collegiate (6:30 p.m.); 16 – Great Falls (6:30 p.m.)