COPD, which stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., having recently passed stroke. COPD is a lung disease usually caused by years of cigarette smoking, often 10 years or more. The latest information on tobacco use in S.C. shows that about 720,000 adults are smokers and each year more than 6,000 persons die from smoking. Almost 50 percent of S.C. adults are current or ex-smokers, thus are at risk for COPD. The good news is that smoking rates are much lower than in the 1960s ...
Junior Leadership Kershaw County kicked off its 24th year Aug. 26-27 with a two-day retreat for the 2011-12 class that included conquering a high ropes course.
The following are excerpts of letters from Camden High School students Mayor Jeffrey Graham read into the record during Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting. Per a request from the Kershaw County School District, the students are only being identified by their first and last initials.
A new traveling exhibit on loan from the South Carolina State Museum is ready for public viewing in the Whiteley Room at the Camden Archives and Museum, 1314 Broad St., Camden. The 28 exhibit panels provide a comprehensive overview of the pre-Revolutionary period in South Carolina.
Mr. James Richard Holmes, 88, of 1657 Cassatt Road, Cassatt, SC, passed on Tuesday, September 13, 2011.
Funeral services for Janet Joann Grimes Shull, 68, of Elgin will be held on Friday, September 16, 2011, at 1:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff Elgin Chapel, with burial to follow in Sandhill Heights Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Lanny Brisendine will officiate. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the graveside service. Memorials may be made in her memory to Hospice of Kershaw County, 2001 W. DeKalb St. Camden, SC 29020.
Mrs. Vera DuBose Walker, 73, of 4416 Bonnie Forest Blvd., Columbia, SC, formerly of Cassatt, SC, passed on Friday, September 9, 2011.
The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Sept. 19-23:
Funeral service for Andrew Lemuel Carraway, I, 72, of Cassatt, will be held Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Atkerson and the Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
Due to the anticipated long lines at the gates for fans attending Friday night's Lugoff-Elgin at Camden football game, officials at Camden High School have placed advance tickets on sale at both schools in order to alleviate crowding problems at the entrance gates to Zemp Stadium.
Nearly a half-century after the death of President John F. Kennedy, there remains a fascination with him and his family. The young Massachusetts senator won a narrow victory over Richard Nixon in 1960, and his brief administration has become known to many as "Camelot," a reference to the verve, idealism and sense of idyllic happiness that surrounded his time in office and the mood of the country at that time.
We're used to hearing bad news from the education front -- poor test scores, falling literacy, slipping standards. But the new academic year brings a welcome change: school-choice programs have expanded significantly in recent months. Indeed, The Wall Street Journal has already dubbed 2011 "The Year of School Choice."
WASHINGTON -- The legacy of 9/11 can't be fully measured even now, but perhaps the most damaging aspect can be found in our national discourse.
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Sept. 11th marked a day of reflection for us as Americans, perhaps also a moment to ponder the lessons learned from that day and the many days that followed.
On a night when he recorded his first high school win, Lugoff-Elgin pitcher Justin Dorton was accorded an even bigger honor following Tuesday's 7-3 victory over host Spring Valley.
The Kershaw County Library Elgin branch is providing classes on money topics with the help of Mid Carolina Credit Union.
For ninety years, seven months and ten days, Thomas Britton White, Jr. of Camden had a very good run. Sadly, it ended on Saturday, March 14, 2015 with Andy and Debbie by his side. After a courageous, decades-long battle with pigweed, he succumbed to a brief bout with lymphoma. He left us convinced that if that pesky weed is, in fact, present in Heaven, there will also be a herbicide that is 100% effective against it. Further, he did not expect to find squirrels there when he arrived last Saturday evening.
Funeral services for Shirley Industrious Thorn, 51, will be held Tuesday, March 24 at 11:00 am at Greater Faith and Joy Tabernacle. The Rev. Vivian Norwood will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Evangelistic Community Center at 1408 McRae Rd, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral service for Purvis Willie Morgan, 68, will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, Elgin with burial to follow in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. Steve McCoy will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, 200 Donehoo Street, Statesboro, Ga. 30458.
Thomasina Edwards, 61, of Philadelphia, PA, formally of Rembert, SC, passed on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held for Sierra Dale Carlson, 18, of Lugoff, SC and her unborn daughter, Alli Lynn Mitchell, at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Mr. Joe Connell and Mr. Donnie Mitchell will preside. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua Mitchell, Donnie Mitchell, Alex Williams, Hunter Crim, Ryan Sanders and Justin Yasmine Memorials may be made in Sierra and Alli's memory to MUSC Children's Hospital, 169 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425.
WASHINGTON -- On March 2, the story broke Hillary Clinton had possibly violated email regulations while secretary of state.
Thanks to a second-place finish behind unbeaten Dortmund in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, Prospect Park will next try for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4.
(7 p.m.); 13 – at Buford; 16 – at Chesterfield; 18 – Andrew Jackson; 20 – Indian Land (7 p.m.); 24 – Cheraw; 27 – at Central
With three weeks and a day to go before the 2015 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden, reserved parking spaces are starting to fill up.