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I am not sure who chooses the artwork of the editorial page, but I have to question the taste and integrity of the piece published on Monday, December 1, 2014, where the elephant is beating the "dead" donkey labeled "Benghazi."
Mr. Larry Knox, 53, of 63 Smokewood Dr., Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Lugoff, SC with burial in Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Margarette June Severs, 94, formerly of Camden, SC died peacefully on Dec. 1, 2014 in Nashville, TN.
Mr. Eugene Lawhorne, 63, of 110 Geddings Road, Sumter and formerly of Camden died Monday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Lawhorne Family.
Mr. Marvin Jerome Carter, 59, of 1288 Red Hill Road, Camden, South Carolina passed on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM at St. Matthew United Methodist Church,
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Douglas "Doug" Halton Branham, 50, of Lexington, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Mel's Chapel Holiness Church in Camden. Rev. Ann Chavis will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Doug's memory to Mel's Chapel Holiness Church, 614 Stokes Road, Camden, SC 29020.
Mr. Ronald Joe, 60, of 1816 Summit Ridge Dr., Camden, South Carolina passed on Thursday, November 27, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Nelson-Haile Funeral Home Chapel, Camden, SC.
Funeral service for Roger Mack Fortner, 70, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Buster Morris and the Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 12:30-2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation.
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.
Mrs. Queen Elizabeth Clinton, 85, of 604 Cooper Street, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted today, December 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Canty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Nelson-Haile Funeral Home is in charge.
Funeral service for Norval Eugene Eash, 78, was held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial following in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin. The Rev. Gene Brown officiated. The family received friends Sunday 12:30-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Ida Washington Graves, 55, of Camden, entered into rest on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at her residence.
Mr. Larry Knox, 43, of 63 Smokewood Dr., Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Lugoff, SC with burial in Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Funeral service for Charlie L. McLaughlin, 82, was held on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Freedom Outreach Baptist Church with burial following in Cassatt Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Trent McLaughlin and the Rev. Robert Ridley officiated. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Freedom Outreach Baptist Church, 1113 Hwy 1 North, Cassatt, S.C. 29032.
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.
Heading into Saturday's inaugural Battle for the Belt wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe's mission for his team was two-fold. First, they wanted to win the 16-team event and the other objective was to avenge a loss to Sullivan Middle School, which snapped the Leopards' 60-match win streak two weeks earlier.
With two of its wrestlers winning titles and six others placing in the top four, South Pointe High School captured this past weekend's 23rd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament hosted by Lugoff-Elgin.
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.
William G. Blake, 91, of Camden, SC, died Monday, December 15, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
WASHINGTON -- First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.
Kershaw County businessman Frank Lee kicked off an effort to purchase replacement bulletproof vests for Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies. Lee donated funds to do so through the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF).
Foster Care Review Board 5E members (from left) Mary Long, Sandra Inabinet and Chair Laurie Parks helped host 50 Camden women on Dec. 10 for what it is calling the First Annual Girls' Night Out Christmas Party." The "party with a purpose" collected donations for 13 Kershaw County foster children ages 2 to 18 years old. The ladies collected more than $2,300 in toys, cash and gift cards, which were used to purchase clothing and other specific items on the children's wish list. In 2012, Board 5E became the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care ...
Each Nov. 11, a ceremony is held at the gravesite of U.S. Gen. John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War I. For the first time in Arlington National Cemetery's history, officials chose a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) unit to lay a wreath at Pershing's gravesite.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested and charged a Lancaster man with grand larceny, DUI, driving under suspension and failure to stop for blue lights Sunday after he fled in a stolen truck from a KCSO deputy.