WASHINGTON -- My inner Pollyanna was basking in blissfulness, rolling in the hay of righteous rhetoric, backstroking through the sunny sibilance of aspiration.
• Kudos to Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden, who's been chosen to attend the Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership program, which is conducted by the Aspen Institute, a public policy think tank based in Washington, D.C., and not in Colorado, as its name might lead some to believe. The program annually brings together 24 elected officials from around the country, and one of the things it encourages is civil dialogue and bipartisan cooperation, two things which are in short supply in politics today.
Sometimes the leaders of the National Rifle Association don't seem to know how to take "yes" for an answer.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Kershaw County is having a Valentine's Cancer Survivor Celebration dinner on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lugoff Fire Department located at 892 U.S. 1 South, Lugoff. BBQ pork will be served. Please RSVP by Feb. 6 to Nicole Key, Survivor Chair at 420-5202.
James and Betty Greer of Camden recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married on January 22, 1988 and celebrated their anniversary with a trip to Wateree Lake Campground. Their family and friends honored them with a 25th anniversary plaque and a surprise dinner party at Old South Restaurant on January 27,2012.
The 2013 Little Miss &Teen Miss Camden & Kershaw County Pageants will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Dear Annie: Normally I'm good at minding my own business, but when I see how my granddaughter, "Susie," manipulates her mother (my daughter), I feel the urge to say something.
Mrs. Elise N. Lee, 79, of 2167 Green Hill Road, Lugoff, SC, passed on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Jim R. Rogers will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Reverend Sim Smith and Reverend George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 PM prior to the service. Memorials may be made in Mr. Rogers' memory to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2290 Heath Pond Road, Elgin, SC 29045; Kershaw Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020; or Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday for Kershaw County, along with Fairfield and Newberry counties. The hazard types include freezing rain and sleet, but only expect ice accumulations of less than .05 inch. Rain will freeze on contact in locations below freezing and lead to hazardous travel conditions. Bridges and overpasses will be especially vulnerable to ice accumulation. Temperatures are expected to be in the lower 30s overnight.
Sharneece Gary poured in a career-best 24 points in helping lead the Camden High girls to a 59-56 win over A.C. Flora in a Tuesday night game played in Columbia.
Horses, horses and more horses.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men in connection with the thefts of six vehicles and 25 auto break-ins in the Camden, Cassatt and Kershaw areas. A KCSO press release identified the arrested men as Shawn Michael Cave, 19, and Rick Thomas Kennedy Jr., 17. Deputies are still seeking Jonathan David Bradley, 20, in connection with the thefts and break-ins.
A crew from C. Ray Miles Construction Company begins work Wednesday at the site of Camden's future Chick-fil-A restaurant on a portion of the Seven Oaks Shopping Center near the intersection of West DeKalb Street and Springdale Drive. City officials said construction may last about four to five months and that the restaurant may be open by mid-May. City Building Official John Burns said Chick-fil-A is spending $1.1 million on the construction of the 4,500-square-foot restaurant.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are a Terrier mix black puppy, and Pretzel, a 2-year-old Labrador, Retriever mix female ...
Don't look now but both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin used Friday night baseball wins to stay atop their respective conference standings. North Central, on the ...
Rain and cold weather forced the North Central softball team to postpone games with Lee Central and Westwood early last week. Not having played those ...
Lt. Tyrell Cato, who recently earned the professional designation of Certified Jail Officer through the American Jail Association, was recognized by Kershaw County Council for ...
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Thirty years ago Tom Price, president and CEO of Protective Packaging, Inc., began his endeavor to become a successful custom folding carton manufacturer in a ...
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently purchased eight new automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, thanks to a more than $8,600 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public ...
Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students captured first place in state competition for their community awareness project on fighting hunger in Kershaw County.
We would like to take a moment to applaud and thank the dedicated board and staff of the ALPHA Center for the services it provides ...
As the first Grand Marshall of the -- I hope annual -- Montessori Leprechaun Parade, I'm thinking today might offer an opportunity to comment on the ...
Recently, the U.S. GOP House leaders okayed legislation to restructure our nation's healthcare system. The Affordable Care Act, (ACA), also known as "Obamacare."
If one game is any indication of what is to come, the Region 6-4A baseball season can turn into one heck of a wild ride.
Following a season-opening win, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team has since fallen upon hard times.