PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Sitting under the lush palms and blue skies of the richest Americans' favorite resort -- during off-season when the rich wouldn't be caught dead here, I hastily add -- I naturally couldn't wait to watch Mitt Romney's PowerPoint presentation on health care.
Photo cutline -- Winners in Vandervort Show -- Mrs. Z.S. Touloukian holds a check to present Buddy Watts for his winning entry, "Lion," from the Middle School division for the best animal portrait in any medium. Mrs. Touloukian, Buddy Watts, Cindy Webster, Mike McKay, and Steve Price, Cindy, Mike, and Steve also placed in the Lee Vandervort Show. All are pupils of Mrs. Sally Ashley.
Michael L. Hayes, 39, of Sandspur Road, Camden, died Monday.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Ruth Jennings Shumate, 89, of Camden will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday, May 17, 2011 from 5:00 -7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Shumate's memory to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Pinedale Residential Center, 798 Hermitage Pond Road, Camden SC 29020.
Stevenson Wood, 69, of Trinity School Road, Lugoff, died Monday, May 16, 2011.
Found guilty in February of using excessive force on a man in his custody, former Kershaw County Sheriff's Sgt. Oddie Tribble was sentenced Monday to just more than five years in prison and three years of supervised release.
Irvin S. Naylor's Tax Ruling set almost all the pace in Saturday's $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1), fended off a challenge by Eclipse Award champion Slip Away, and drew away his second consecutive victory in the richest race on the National Steeplechase Association spring schedule.
More than 10,000 pounds of non-perishable food was donated to Christian Community Ministries (CCM) through the Letter Carriers Food Drive. CCM officials want to give a special thanks to all the letter carriers who take their time each year to generate this food drive.
There was strength in numbers for the North Central boys' track and field team which finished third in last weekend's state class A state championships held at Harry Parone Stadium on the campus of Spring Valley High School in Columbia.
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It's all the buzz these days. You must not call your dog or cat or canary "a pet." There are lots of words that nice people don't say anymore. Usually they are put-downs against certain people. Who gets hurt when a dog is called a pet? Is it hurtful to call a dog a dog? A cat a cat? If so, who does it hurt -- the dog or his owner, person or friend?
In the last few years, the public has come to better appreciate the efforts and sacrifices made by law enforcement officers -- those who serve in small towns, large cities and rural areas across the country. That makes it difficult for everyone when an officer steps outside the bounds of acceptable conduct, as former Kershaw County Deputy Oddie Tribble did in beating a handcuffed prisoner in August of 2010. Tribble was sentenced earlier this week to serve more than five years in prison for the incident.
Cadet Derek Hunt Stanley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Derek Stanley of Camden, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy – West Point May 21.
Jarrod Hughes, a senior from Camden, has been accepted to attend Coker College in the fall of 2012.
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.
Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, winner of three Grade 1 races in 2014, was crowned Saturday as the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Champions Award winner as the year's leading earner.
Celebration of Life Service for JoAnn King, 75, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Funeral service for Gregory Matheson Hailey, 41, will be held on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Flowers will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 1:00-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 311 East Main Street, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512 or a charity of one's choice.
An Elgin man is now commander of the S.C. Highway Patrol's training division.
An exhibit on World War I is now on display through June 2015 at the Camden Archives and Museum.
Operating under the simple premise that citizens have a right to know as much as they can about how their government officials operate, and how that affects governmental agencies as a whole, we almost always favor laws and regulations which require transparency in government. Transparency, of course, is an overused word, but it basically means that government agencies must operate in a way that allows citizens to observe what's happening, and even to have input about what's taking place.
The committee to study whether or not Kershaw County should enact some type of firearms discharge ordinance finally came back with its finding. As I fully expected, there will be no ordinance of any kind to deal with this growing problem. William Tetterton, a criminal defense attorney, former prosecutor and friend of mine chaired this committee. Mr. Tetterton was against any kind of firearms discharge ordinance from the beginning, so it seems a little disingenuous that a man who was strongly opposed to any firearms discharge ordinance would chair a panel deciding on whether or not one should be enacted.
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.