Can America's defense budget be cut? Yes. Unfortunately, President Obama is going about it exactly backwards.
One of the groups I meet with on a regular basis is Student Cabinet, which is made up of student leaders from each of our three high schools. It's always energizing and informative for me to hear the insights, opinions and perspectives from this very impressive group of young people.
• The attempt by Walt Disney Co. to trademark the term "Seal Team 6" following the killing of Osama bin Laden by a team of Navy Seals was a shameless money grab. Critics and comedians ridiculed Disney for its attempt and the company later said it was abandoning its effort "out of deference to the Navy." Whichever Disney executive advanced that bungled idea should be shown the door.
A juvenile who was a member of a fire department Explorer group and three adults have been arrested for arson in connection with starting woods fires so that the youth could participate in firefighters' efforts to put them out.
Jeremy Simmons of Lugoff attended Premiere Day at Charleston Southern University (CSU) April 2. He is a CSU prospective student and has been awarded the Dr. Jairy C. Hunter Jr. Scholarship.
Tornadoes and flooding have ravaged the mid-states in recent weeks. The Red Cross has been working overtime and its resources are stretched to meet the challenge. The Kershaw County community can help.
Most county residents have seen stark images of nature's recent wrath -- communities obliterated by tornadoes or inundated by floodwaters. Many local residents recall their own angst in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo in 1989.
I have a friend who works in the television business out in Los Angeles. She's employed by the host of a late-night talk show, so meeting celebrities is an everyday occurrence for her as she deals with them on matters regarding the program.
I recently learned of another attribute of being the middle child -- family historian. How wonderful, I thought; I've been looking for more to do in my day. Besides, I'm the sibling in the middle; you know, the pleaser, the inventive one. I suppose this could be fun, maybe rather interesting, I announced with the slightest of sarcasm. So I accepted the 15-plus boxes with a smile.
Learn the fundamental skills of fastpitch softball or improve softball skills at this camp offered June 13-17 at the Camden High School softball field.
Service for Jeffrey Myers, 52, of Lugoff, will be private.
Robert Sharp Watkins, M.D., 87, of Camden, South Carolina, died peacefully Wednesday, June 1, 2011 with family at his side. Born in Greenville, SC in 1923, he was the son of the late Wister Royden and Mary Fisher Watkins. He graduated from Dreher High School and received his Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Dr. Watkins received his Medical Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, which he attended through the United States Army. He interned with Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Dr. Watkins practiced family medicine ...
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Joyce Self Motley, 64, of Elgin, will be held Friday, June 3, 2011 at 4:00 PM at Sawney's Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Charles Miller and Rev. Evan Smith will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Motley's memory to Sawney's Creek Baptist Church, 14605 Highway 34, Ridgeway, SC 29130 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte ...
Bill and Brenda Haynes of Lugoff were married on June 4, 1960 in Camden. They will celebrate their fifty-first anniversary on June 4, 2011.
Mandatory tryouts for the "Lite'em Up" girls' 8 and under coaches' pitch travel softball team will be held on Saturday, June 11 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the youth fields at the Larry Doby Recreation Complex in Camden.
The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13
• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...
It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.
As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.
Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...
I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.
Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.
Ms. Ellna Marie Porter, 51, of 17 Aspen Court, Elgin, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM at Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Camden, SC. Burial was at the Haven of Rest Cemetery in Camden, SC.
Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District are invited to participate in the district's 14th annual Teacher Career Fair Saturday, Jan. 24.
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold a new and exciting fundraiser, the Canine Classic for the Arts, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Meeting Place in Cassatt, located at 1166 State Road S-28-354.
The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.