• Spin is a way of life in Washington, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi carried it to new heights last week. When George Bush was president and Democrats controlled the House, she blamed everything in the world, maybe even including bad weather, on Bush. Now that Barack Obama is president and the economy is still struggling, she blames all the world's woes on Republicans, who have a majority in the house. "They hold the power," Pelosi says. Right.
Some Americans act as if Congress and the president have a jobs-making switch somewhere they can flip to help the economy. If only. No modern economy is that simple. And the factors that affect employment can be complex.
I stopped by the Farmer's Market on Memorial Day weekend, and I ran into a neighbor who said something to me about how it must be nice in the summer when things slow down. Admittedly, summer does provide the opportunity for some rest and recharging. But in reality, our school district remains unbelievably busy over the summer. Getting ready for a new school year is a monumental and complex task.
Clemson University awarded a record 2,713 degrees at its May 13 commencement ceremonies. Local graduates included the following:
Joan Reconnu was named Kershaw County Literacy Association (KCLA) Volunteer of the Year.
The Camden High School African American Alumni Association will host a reunion weekend July 22 through 24 at the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse, located at 607 Broad St. Camden.
Food for the Soul has announced the names of regional coordinators for their Pass the Plate fundraising campaign. The campaign is underway and will conclude Aug. 14.
Amanda Rembert McMaster of Barnwell and Carl Douglas Capell, Jr. of Camden were united in marriage Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Owen Pavilion at Clemson University's Madren Center in Clemson.
A number of Kershaw County students were named to the spring 2011 Dean's List at Coastal Carolina University.
Miss America 2008 Kristen Haglund (third from left) visited Camden Wednesday after being invited by local caterer Jack Brantley (second from left). Brantley owns and operates Aberdeen Catery in Camden and has been involved with the Miss America pageant for more than 30 years through his service with the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Camden Jaycees. Haglund is visiting the state as part of the 2011 Miss S.C. pageant. Brantley also invited the judges from the pageant. Standing on the steps at Aberdeen are (from left) pageant judges Teri Galver, Annabelle Laroque, Parker Dearborn and Morihiko Nalchara, Brian ...
Funeral service for Wayne Anthony Wright, 41, of Rembert, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, at Community Baptist Church.
Funeral service for Sarah Jones Anthony, 90, of Church Road in Westville, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, at Ebenezer AME Zion Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Bessie Mae Boykin, 85 years old, of Camden, passed away on June 26, 2011. She is the wife of the late Henry Boykin Jr. and daughter of the late Handy and Dollie Mae Carter.
Funeral Services to celebrate the life of Ida Lee Smith Caskey, 89, of Camden will be held Friday, July 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM in First Baptist Church, Camden with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Center of First Baptist Church. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Caskey's memory to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral service for Alberta Goodwin Gallant, 80, of Camden, were held Thursday at Household of Faith Holiness Church Convention Center, Rembert. Burial was in Cedar Cemetery, Camden.
My grandmother -- Daddy's mother -- was sometimes called "crazy" by others who didn't quite understand her eccentric ways. Of course, in the South, we are proud of such a label for it means that we are interesting and worthy of being the center of coffee and cake conversation.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Leonard M. Davis, Jr. 69, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, July 21, 2014 at Hermitage Baptist Church in Camden. The Rev. Jason Fletcher will officiate. Burial with Masonic rites will follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the church Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be made in Leonard's memory to Hermitage Baptist Church, Arise & Build Fund, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, SC 29020 or the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes ...
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Devon Davis Graham, 72, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Trinity Baptist Church in Lugoff, SC. Rev. Dr. Chuck Everett and Rev. Dean Reynolds will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, July 21, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Devon's memory to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P O Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101.
• It looks like it's full steam ahead for KershawHealth and its strategic plan. In recent weeks, we have reported on the creation -- after several years of hard work -- of a general surgery division; the recruitment of a new orthopedic surgeon; the signing of an agreement with Orthopedic Advantage to create a top-level orthopedic center in Kershaw County; and an already established agreement with Team Health to transform KershawHealth's emergency department in order to fast-track non-emergent patients allowing staff to focus on those in true emergency situations. Dr. T. Chris Tran, the new orthopedic surgeon, joined Camden Bone & Joint ...
Summer dance students will have the opportunity to audition for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA) Junior and Senior Camden Crew Dance Teams, Friday, July 25 in the FAC Dance Studio. Times are set by dance styles and are as follows:
Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing on and consider third and final reading of an ordinance approving the development of a joint county industrial park with Chesterfield County. The public hearing and consideration of the ordinance are scheduled for council's meeting Tuesday evening.
The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.
The third and fourth installments of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling camp are scheduled over the next two weeks.
The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.
With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.