We commented Wednesday on the majesty of presidential inaugurations -- President Obama's, to be specific -- but noted that oath-taking day is one in which all Americans can take pride in the way our government operates. With the exception of Beyonce's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner -- was she lip-synching or not? -- there was little controversy to be observed.
Funeral service for Christine Joy Smith, 96, of 142 Joy Road in Camden will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013, 11:00 A.M, at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 1163 Bishopville Highway, Camden, with burial in the church cemetery. She died Monday, January 21, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Kershaw County State Sen. Vincent Sheheen has been nominated to be part of the Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership Program at the Aspen Institute. Sheheen senator will join 24 other elected officials from around the country who have been recognized as "America's emerging political leaders with reputations for intellect, thoughtfulness, and a commitment to civil dialogue." Fellows include mayors, state representatives and senators and state-wide elected officials.
Sixteen Kershaw County educators -- one first time applicant and 15 renewals -- have earned the highest credential available in the teaching profession, bringing the total number of KCSD teachers who are National Board certified to 125.
Funeral services for William Alvin Hall, 85, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Beaverdam Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Homer Hinson and Rev. Steve Leigh 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 Beaverdam Baptist Church Nursery, 1684 Old Georgetown Rd West, Cassatt, S.C. 29032.
Funeral service for Willie Mae Outen, 73, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Serving as pallbearers will be, Peanut Hendrix, Corey Grooms, Justin Caskey, Chris Williams, John S. Williams and Johnny Williams.
Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), the Internal Revenue Service announced today it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30.
Sheheen, Hancock & Godwin LLP, a leading professional accounting firm in Camden, is pleased to announce that Marc A. Quigley, CPA, has joined the firm. Quigley will develop and manage client relationships with individuals and businesses throughout South Carolina, providing assurance, accounting, tax and consulting services for the firm's growing practice.
Oh, that every day were Inauguration Day. There is little that can compare with a presidential inauguration in this country -- the pomp, the pageantry, the expectancy, and most of all, the feeling of security that democracy marches on in an orderly, peaceful fashion. On Monday, there were no armies pulling coups, no insurrectionists -- just the reassuring sight of the nation's highest-ranking legal officer administering the oath of office to the country's elected chief executive.