Photo cutline -- Les Tindal, state secretary of agriculture, chats with Camden Lion Club member Jim Thornton during a Thursday night stop in Kershaw County. Tindal discusses the long-range outlook for the state's growers.
Graveside service for Leonard William Ray, 58, of Cassatt, will be held Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. in Cassatt Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Donnie Dixon will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
The fourth annual Clinic Classic 10k run and 5k walk/run, presented by McDonald's, will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 16 at 8:30 a.m.
NEW YORK -- It is bracing, not to mention annoying, laughable and obnoxious, to hear a White House press secretary lectured by a Russian journalist about the parameters of free expression American-style.
Seven area students were named to the fall 2010 Dean's List at Coker College for earning a 3.75 or higher grade point average.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of John Mark Stokes, 83, of Bethune, will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Sandy Grove United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Gregory Skipper and Rev. Barbara Segars will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday, January 18, 2011 from 5:00 til 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Stokes's memory to Sandy Grove United Methodist Church, PO Box 275, Bethune, SC 29009.
Memorial service to celebrate the life of Margaret Rebecca Cunningham Funderburk Williams of the Camden and the Lugoff area will be held Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. William F. Summers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Mrs. William's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease Research Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd, Ste 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169.
Doby's Mill Elementary School's fourth- and fifth-grade girls running club was recently presented a $1,000 fitness grant and $1,000 in Subway gift cards for being grand prize winners in the Subway Fresh Fit national video and poster competition.The girls, as a group, submitted a video detailing how their activities in "You Go, Girls" help them to stay fit. They were one of 10 groups in the state to place at the grand prize level. The $1,000 fitness grant will be used to make improvements to the school's nature trail, on which the girls ...
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WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin feels victimized by critics who accuse her of helping create an angry political climate that led to the Tucson shootings, and she has a point. She chose a truly unfortunate way to make it, using the phrase "blood libel."
Want to learn how to give back to your community in 2011? Get involved with the American Red Cross! Come by an open house drop-in 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Kershaw County Service Center office, located at 632 W. DeKalb St., Camden, to learn how to volunteer, donate blood, host a blood drive, and other ways to support our lifesaving organization.
The annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program, the $700 million, largest girl-led business in the country, is offering a new cookie and new packaging this year in South Carolina. Door-to-door sales began Jan. 14, and the dates for the sales at local retail locations are weekends from Feb. 25, through March 25. Prices remain unchanged from last year at $3.50 per box.
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.
Many may think marriage in America is on the decline. But recent data from Bowling Green State University shows that compared to the first eight years of the millennia, the marriage rate has remained fairly stable.
You've probably heard that kissing can get you sick. You're right.
Ashley and Nick Nabors are a family of two. But in a matter of time, they'll be a family of four.
I've highlighted some unusual corporate and customer service experiences since launching this weekly column in 2010.
Facebook recently launched "Say Thanks," a quick yet customized way to send thanks in the form of a video card.
A wooden toy, a photograph and a framed doctoral degree reveal the motives of an anonymous donor who has helped fund research into mental illness and Christian faith.
It's a funny dichotomy.