After having been involved in the political and governmental life in South Carolina since 1963, when I accepted a position on the staff of Gov. Donald Russell, I am still constantly amazed at how long awful ideas persist in our State.
Food for the Soul, the Camden-based ministry that provides meals to the hungry and homeless in the Kershaw County area, will formally dedicate its new facility which includes a soup kitchen and emergency shelter Tuesday.
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I am writing this letter as a retired Kershaw County deputy, in reference to statements made by our new sheriff. First of all, I want to wish him the best in his new job. Sheriff Matthews has made several statements that the people in the past in Kershaw County did not do their job.
On Saturday Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church will hold its 13th annual Springfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. The event will featuring a mega tag sale in the gym, bake sale including breakfast items and drinks, plant sale (honoring Bill Singleton) and youth car wash. The car wash will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Items from the mega tag, bake and plant sale can be purchased anytime during the event. For the second year in a row, Chick-fil-a will be offering $7 lunches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m ...
On April 26 at 6 p.m. at Hall's in Lugoff, the Lugoff-Elgin High School faculty and staff will gather as they have during the past 12 years for their spring reunion. All current and former faculty members are invited. Attending from last year's reunion are (front from left) Margaret De Groat, Kay Roberson, Jean Boan, Emily Finley, Caroline Connare, (second row from left) Wendy Campbell, Agnes Slayman, Hebron Lyell, Evelyn Gibson, Sara Maltby, Ollie Thompson, Pat Soloman, Beverly-Ray Dowey, (third row from left) Darcella Pindar, Annette Wertz, Theresa Muldrow, Sandy Fitts, Becky Maples, Daphne Clonts, Liz Simon ...
The Hobkirk Hill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will be commemorating the 230th anniversary of the Battle of Hobkirk Hill on Sunday, April 17 at 2 p.m. at Kirkwood Common. The public is invited.
Dear Annie: I'm a 47-year-old father of four kids. My oldest, "Janet," is 24 and lives on her own. I adopted Janet when she was 2. Her mother made it clear that Janet is to never know that she is not my biological child. Janet's mother and I are now divorced, and I have moved on to a happier life.
Monday: Camden at Hammond (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at Chesterfield (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at North Central (TEN – 4:15 p.m.); Blythewood at Camden (TEN - 4:30 p.m.)
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees has voted to accept the state's forgiveness of two inclement weather days. According to the updated calendar, May 26-27 will be half-days for students. May 27 will also be the last day for students.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Cox of Lugoff announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Megan Nicole Cox of Lugoff, to Mr. Charles Matthew Warren of Columbia, son of Mrs. Konnie Jordan of Columbia and Mr. Charles Warren, Jr. of West Columbia.
The Kershaw County Special Olympics will be held April 21 at Camden Military Academy.
The Boykin Spring Fling Untimed Trail Ride will return May 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Red Bank Farm in the Boykin community.
According to health and safety experts, sleep is serious business -- footie pajamas and fuzzy slippers aside.
This is the time of year we reflect on our lives. We think about all we've accomplished in one year. We think about the things we should have done -- but didn't.
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A loud thud comes from my son's room. I fling open the door. His head is cradled in his arms. "I'm done. I can't do this anymore," he exclaims through tears of frustration.
Labor groups and observers are wondering how employers will implement a recent Supreme Court ruling that found Amazon does not have to pay workers for time spent going through mandatory anti-theft security checks.
Baron DeKalb, North Central JROTC recognized in national publication
Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.
During nine weeks of training, Army Pvt. Devin W. Bracey studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
I'm sure everyone is abreast of all the hullaballoo over interrogation techniques used by the CIA to get information from the Guantanamo detainees to assist in avoiding another World Trade Center disaster. Dianne Feinstein, along with Obama and most of the congressional Democrats, insisted on "confessing," as they put it, despite the secretary of state urging against it, terming it detrimental to our interests and safety abroad. So, immediately, China and Korea termed us "bad boys," and why not -- didn't the current administration essentially say that?
What's your favorite Christmas movie?
Recently, I had lunch with three old friends. All of us are proud South Carolina natives, amateur history buffs and great fans of barbecue (BBQ). We decided to meet at a new BBQ joint that we were all anxious to try.
With police behavior having been in the news recently because of incidents in which white officers killed unarmed black citizens, there has been much discussion -- rightfully so -- about whether some officers are acting recklessly. Racial profiling, of course, has been a part of this discussion, as it should be. It's interesting, then, that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an opinion earlier this week giving some leeway to police who make "reasonable mistakes" in enforcing the law. Of course, reasonable mistakes don't include the right by officers to act without provocation or to use undue force. And ...
The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.
Lugoff native, 2nd Lt. Adam Truesdale was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 as part of Francis Marion University's Army ROTC program.