• Poor Charles Rangel. Though the 20-term Congressman was found guilty of breaching 11 different ethics rule in the U. S. House of Representatives, including failing to pay taxes on a vacation villa for 17 years, and despite the fact that he will receive a rare U.S. House of Representatives censure, he said last Monday that he wasn't a crooked politician and he wanted to restore his reputation. Rangel is like the other politicians ...
Ask any 10 voters what motivated them to go to the polls, and you'll probably get 10 different answers. Taxes, unemployment, government spending -- Americans had a lot on their minds as they approached the ballot box.
Now that the elections are over, the real work begins. The election season is generally a time when rhetoric trumps reality. Now, reality takes center stage. In a nutshell, here's the reality. The state budget has shrunk by over $2.5 billion over the past two years. State support for K-12 education has shrunk by almost $730 million during this period. (There are folks, bless their hearts, who have been using creative math to make ...
"Refudiate," a word Sarah Palin created by conflating "refute" and "repudiate" in a Twitter tweet, has entered the New Oxford American Dictionary. It could also serve as her party's new congressional battle cry.
What is the worst ordeal a family can endure? What event could cause you the most anxiety, stress, or heartache? For one local family, the heartache was tripled in just a few days.
The Camden Junior Welfare League announces the tour sites for the 34th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 3 to 8 p.m. Twelve sites are featured on the tour and proceeds benefit children in need in Kershaw County.
The Kershaw County School Board accepted the resignation Nov. 16 of Midway Elementary School Principal Jewell Stanley effective Dec. 31. Stanley will take a position in the S.C. Department of Education's (SDE) federal and state accountability office overseeing Title I programs.
Ronald O'Bryon Armstrong, 73, passed away on November 15, 2010, in Raleigh NC. He was born in New Castle, England, in 1937, and came to this country in l964 to further his career as a steeplechase jockey. He rode for trainers Burley Cocks, Charlie Cushman, Ronnie Houghton and Bobby Davis, just to name a few. He retired from his riding career in l972 and in l978 began training, primarily for Alfred H. Smith Jr. In ...
The Lugoff-Elgin Middle School Media Center recently became a competitive arena with students battling to see who would win Clemson or Carolina. The students – including Jonathan Lowder, Corey Bledsoe, Bobbie Schermbeck , Erin Carraway, Angela Hill and Austin Teague -- put together their team's puzzle before and after school and at lunch time. While the competition was heated and close, Carolina won by about 35 pieces.
Mr. James E. Blanding, 76, of 2389 Greenhill Road, Camden, passed on Friday, Nov. 19. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Mrs. Louvenia Barnes McClinton, 80, or 1777 John G. Richards Road, Camden, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. at Good Hope AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may visit at 1781 John G. Richards Road. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Anna N. Gilmore, 85 of 1424 Campbell St., Camden, passed on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Judith Hunt Hildebrand Stanford, 67, of Elgin, SC, died Saturday morning after valiantly battling cancer for more than three years.
Sixth grade All A Honor Roll -- Chandler Barrett, William Blankenship, Makayla Bradley, Eryn Cameron, Katelyn, Elyard, Amelia Erwin, Savannah Harvey, Sophia, Holland, Chloe Horton, Dalton Jordan, Dakota Kelly, Jacob Kidd, Sidney Kull, Tyler Matthews, Austin McAvoy, Madison McKin, Sydney Miyaski, Tessa Ortiz, Tirek Pate, Williams Pryor, Sean Riester, Bryan Robinson, Caroline Rowell, Samuel Sims, Taylor Sinay, Trey Stevens, Jenna Sulzer, Katelyn Swails, Alexis Taylor, ...
The Kershaw County Farmers Market will bustle with extra energy Saturday in celebration of its annual Farm Day.
Henry Alonzo Johnson, 57, of 907 Market Street, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 4, 2103, 2 p.m., Gethsemane Deliverance Church, Camden. Burial will follow at Cedar Cemetery, Camden.
Amanda Harris, a fourth grade teacher at Jackson School, is the 2013-14 Reading Teacher of the Year. The Kershaw County Reading Council named Harris its teacher of the year during its annual recognition program at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School. Each school in the district had the opportunity to nominate a reading teacher of the year who submitted an application to be critiqued by an external judge.
"The Community Medical Clinic (CMC) held a festive 15-year anniversary party on November 14 at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Four hundred community supporters were invited to a red carpet awards show. Their collective efforts represent a community resolve that has provided health care to more than 5,000 Kershaw County patients from 1998 to 2013. This event was a thank you to clinic volunteers who have unselfishly given their time and financial assistance.
Camden ART's annual fall show will be on exhibit at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County beginning Friday and lasting until Jan. 16. A reception will be held Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery coinciding with the annual performance of The Nutcracker. (The FAC is closed for Christmas break from Dec. 23 until Jan.) A special viewing of the show during this time can be arranged by calling the FAC at 425-7676.
The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its annual Christmas concert on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. The show begins at 3 p.m. and admission is free.
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Mrs. Geneva Windham Brisbon, 57, of 41 Egypt Road, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Friday, November 29, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2 p.m., at Mt. Calvary Holiness Church, Rembert, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Former Lugoff-Elgin football standout Jared Singleton was one of seven Wofford College student-athletes to be named to All-Southern Conference football teams.