• We're happy to see Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk selected by her peers to serve as chair of the S.C. General Assembly Women's Caucus. We'll agree with Funderburk when she decries the fact that South Carolina is last in the nation in female elected officials, and we'd like to see more women elected to serve not only in Columbia but throughout the state. We're confident she'll do a great job leading the Women's Caucus at the State House.
Leave it to the famously politically incorrect Bill Maher to get to the heart of what's bugging President Barack Obama's supporters these days:
The game was a beat-down of epic proportions. It was actually close at the beginning, both teams knotted at a touchdown, but the wheels of my team soon began to lose their grip from the proverbial axle. I would not say that the wheels "fell off" necessarily. This would imply that they simply came loose and rested in place. They actually flew off at quite an alarming rate and at last sight were still making their way down the street, women and children scattering in their wake.
Funeral services with military honors to honor the life of William Audie Mangum, 56, of Camden were held Sunday December 12, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Southside Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Ed Stokes will officiate. The family received friends Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Mangum's memory to Southside Baptist Church, 200 York Street, Camden, SC 29020 or the American Heart Association of SC, Memorial & Tribute, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.
Mr. Willie Porter, 63, of 112 Radcliff Pond Road, Cassatt, passed on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Cantey Hill Baptist Church, Cassatt. Burial will take place at Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery in Bishopville.
Lenora Anita Taylor, 70, of 1813 Kennedy Drive in Camden died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Plans will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home.
Members and friends of the various Jackson High School Chapters throughout the United States attended their 2010 reunion on a Bermuda Cruise on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas, Oct. 9 -14, which sailed out of Cape Liberty, Bayonne, N.J.
As the holiday season approaches, there is an increased excitement about adorning our homes with the traditional decorations of Christmas trees, ornaments and garlands. Holiday decorations, as beautiful as they are, can also be an added home fire hazard. Statistics provided by the National Fire Protection Association reveal that a candle fire in the home is reported to a fire department every 30 minutes and each year, fire departments respond to roughly 260 structure fires caused by Christmas trees.
The Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and the John D. Kennedy Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), will conduct a ceremony this weekend in Camden honoring Sergeant Richard R. Kirkland, Co. E, 2nd SC Infantry, a Confederate soldier, who is also known as the "Angel of Marye's Heights."
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Dr. Richard Bell. This will be the "Holiday Tea and Celebration of Membership." It is sure to be one of the best meetings of the year. Not only will everyone be in a joyful and festive mood but the term "Deck The Halls" will not be taken lightly. Paddy will have her home exquisitely decorated with fresh garland, holly and greenery, ribbons and bows, and who knows what else she can dream up. It will be like walking into a winter wonderland.
The annual Christmas Tea for the King Haiglar Garden Club will be held on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Linda Shaylor will host guests and members at 1201 Lyttleton St. Camden. Margie Lane and Nancy Fisher will co-host with Linda.
Willie Porter, 57, of Radcliff Pond Road, Cassatt, died on Wednesday, December 8, 2010.
In honor of Arbor Day, the children and staff of The Montessori School of Camden (MSC) celebrated, in a small ceremony, by planting a tree and enjoying a poem recited by the Lower Elementary children (ages 9-12) entitled "Trees" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer.
Sixth-grade students at Camden Middle School recently enjoyed Mummy Day, the culmination of an Ancient Egyptian unit. Students spent the day engaged in Egyptian activities across the curriculum. They mummified chicken drummettes, made life-sized sarcophagi, created pyramids, virtually mummified a pharaoh and played Ancient Egyptian games. Here, students Avery Barnes and Zoe Smothers use a triple beam balance to mass their chicken drummette before the mummification process.
Services for Mother Mary Boyd Gaines Adams, 96, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Burial will be in Cedar Cemetery. She was the widow of Authur F. Gaines, Sr. and Richard Adams, Sr. She was the daughter of the late Johnny and Leila Boyd.
Lt. Justin Steven Freeman, of Bethune, recently completed flight school for the Marines. Freeman entered the United States Marine Corps in Oct. 2011 and was named a second lieutenant that same month. He completed aviation preflight training in Nov. 2012 and primary flight training in Dec. 2012. Freeman began advanced helicopter training Feb. 2014 and was designated as a naval flight officer Aug. 22. He is set to fly the UH-IY (Huey), which is equipped to provide all six Marine Aviation functions.
I noticed a disturbing trend in my family photos while I combed through them recently to make my annual scrapbook: I don't exist!
After his cancer diagnosis, U.S. reggae singer is spreading a message of peace and optimism for others fighting cancer.
Depression is something millions of people across the world struggle with on a daily basis.
Whether you are a bride to be or still playing the singles game waiting for Mr. Right, you've probably thought about what your wedding day will look like.
Americans feel less confident about their financial status in spite of widely reported gains in the national economy, a new study shows.
I was watching my granddaughter play a game on my phone and marveling at her dexterity and intuition. She appreciated my praise and began teaching me the game (a snail crawling around and finding exits to different situations) and then having me try each level after she had completed it.
Rather than being entertained at Turner Field with the traditional "kiss cam," Atlanta Braves fans have been enjoying the "Simba cam."
Role models are important for kids.
Of all the relationships we build at work, the one we develop with our boss is perhaps the most unique and challenging -- and, potentially, the most rewarding.
A month ago, a friend asked Alicia Keys a question: Why are you here?
Pregnancy is supposed to be a time of joy. But for women who suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum, it can be deadly for both mother and baby.
I was sitting at a table in a mall sipping a lemonade, mind wandering, when the conversation at the table next to me caught my attention.
A majority of Americans -- 72 percent -- see religion's influence in society waning, and many say that's a bad thing, a study released Monday reveals. The number is the highest since the Pew Research Center began measuring the question in 2001.
Shortly before he died in 2011, Steve Jobs famously told President Obama that Apple would have located 200,000 iPhone manufacturing jobs in the United States, rather than China, if he could have found 8,700 qualified industrial engineers in the U.S. This exchange and others like it led to a widespread belief that American technology education was in crisis and that the U.S. was hemorrhaging jobs because our students couldn't or wouldn't do the hard math.