National Racing Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day will be the guest speaker at the South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners' and Breeders' Association awards banquet.
(Columnist Kathleen Parker is in vacation, In her absence, Ruth Marcus, a columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group, is featured today.)
Camden children had something to celebrate Dec. 16 as they were released from school for winter break. The McDonald's at 215 DeKalb St. treated youngsters to a brand-new Play Place, face-painting, a ceiling of balloons and Santa hats for every attendee to spread Christmas cheer. Joining to help celebrate was Ronald McDonald, 97.5 WCOS and the Camden Fire and Police departments. All guests at the event were entered in a raffle. Three lucky winners went home with iPods, and an unsuspecting customer won a brand new 32-inch flat screen television. The store was filled with families from 2 ...
Photo cutline -- Brady Williams – pries screening off Alexander Bracey's front door. He was one of 52 volunteers with Lyttleton United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship who spent their Christmas holidays restoring and repairing local homes for neighbors in need.
Funeral services for Betty Hancock Nichols, 81, of Columbia, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church with interment at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery at 1659 Kershaw Hwy., Camden, SC. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel. Memorials may be made to Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church, 1500 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210 or to the charity of ones choice.
A celebration of life service for J. Lee Frost, 55, of Camden, will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow at Malvern Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday January 3, 2012 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Frost's memory to the Arise and Build Fund, c/o Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral service for Florence M. Newman, 99, of Cassatt, was held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The burial followed in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune. The Rev. Raymond Sellers officiated. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Midlands Center, 8301 Farrow Road, Columbia, S.C.
A memorial service honoring the life of Edward David Price, 87, of Camden, will be held at a later date.
Funeral services for Pearl Godwin Tiller, 93, of McBee, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Union United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Steven Todd, Rev. Charlie Short, Rev. Barbee Parsons will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family received friends Tuesday, January 3, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church, 4379 Union Church Road, McBee, SC 29101.
The North Central JROTC teams competed in the U.S Army JROTC Academic Leadership Bowl against all high school JROTC teams in the nation by way of the Internet. Team members were selected based on leadership, academic standin, and online testing. Cadets could only participate on one team -- leadership or academic -- with no crossover.
A memorial service honoring the life of Lewis Shober Truslow, 95, of Camden, will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Mr. Truslow's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.
There certainly are University of South Carolina football fans here in Kershaw County who probably thought the so-called "chicken curse" would never die. There were decades of gridiron mediocrity, a 21-game losing streak back in 1998 and 1999, and even many moments of doubt after USC hired Steve Spurrier, one of the great college coaches of all time. But the curse was laid to rest Monday when the Gamecocks won a resounding victory over Nebraska in the Capitol One Bowl.
Students at Lugoff Elementary School collected more than 1,000 non-perishables for the Fishes and Loaves Food Ministry of Concord Baptist Church. This was for their annual Clemson-Carolina Food Drive. The children in this picture are second-graders in Jewel Hopkins' class. Fishes and Loaves Food Ministry, with a congregation of about 70, feeds around 250 people two Wednesday's a month.
Miss Camden 2011 Sallie Pierce (front, left) and Miss Camden Teen 2011 Blythe Neal (front, right) stand with the 2012 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Contestants. The girls include are (second row, from left) teen contestants Hanna Bowers, Emily Wilson, Morgan Schoolfield and (back row, from left) miss contestants Carley Powers, Charleston Thompson, Lauren Jeffcoat and Bethany Johnson. Absent from the photo are teen contestants Kayla Crim and Brianna Goodson. The 2012 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen pageant will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Camden High School. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from ...
It was another black eye for South Carolina last week when Rep. Bobby Harrell, speaker of the House of Representatives, was indicted by a Richland County grand jury on nine counts, including illegally using campaign money for personal expenses, filing false campaign disclosures and misconduct in office. Harrell suspended himself -- how's that for an oddity? -- and will now face his government accusers. South Carolina certainly doesn't have a monopoly on political malfeasance but the Palmetto State has had more than its share of governmental scandal. We say that fully recognizing that Harrell is innocent until proven guilty.
Citizens groups want lower utility rates
On Sunday afternoon (Sept. 7), my friend was driving south of Jefferson Davis Highway. It was raining, with lots of thunder and lightning. When she got past the BP station, a transformer must have exploded. Her car hit the pole. She suffered some bad injuries.
On Aug. 24, 2013, my brother, Alan Robinson, was cruelly and brutally murdered. The week of Aug. 24, 2014, his killer was tried, found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole for his crime.
Though the calendar has now been flipped to the month of September and autumn is right around the corner, here in South Carolina it is still very much summer according to the thermometer. Days are getting shorter, but lower temperatures don't usually make it to South Carolina to signal the end of summer until well into October. Birds have begun their annual migrations south, but the heat and humidity that still lingers continues to keep snakes very active. Being exothermic, or cold-blooded as I was taught in elementary school, snakes take environmental warmth and warm themselves to activate processes ...
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WASHINGTON -- As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention.
Racers, start your engines! The 24 Hours of LeMons race returns to the Carolina Motorsports Park this weekend, giving less-than-professional drivers in less-than-$500 contraptions the chance to show what they're made of.
With the rain --- which caused a one-hour delay --- followed by the heat and humidity, Saturday was hardly the optimal conditions for a cross country race.
The Cassatt Fire Department will host a high school rodeo on Oct. 10 and 11 on the grounds of the Mid-Carolina Field Trial Club. The club is located at 925 Field Trial Rd. in Camden.
In just their second year of existence, the Camden High girls' golf team can sympathize with the growing pains which their cross-river neighbors are experiencing.
That steamroller which is the North Central High volleyball team showed no signs of slowing down in a 3-1 win over Indian Land in a match played last Thursday in Lancaster.
The latest season of the police procedural "Blue Bloods," about a family of law enforcers, the "Avengers" TV spinoff "Marvel's Agents of "S.H.I.E.L.D." and the latest incarnation of "Doctor Who" lead new television shows on DVD this week.
ORANGE, Calif. -- A bride who knew her father had only weeks to live surprised him by canceling her dream wedding and brought the ceremony to his hospital room so he could give her away and dance with her.