Politics in South Carolina has always had its seamy side, but the current dust-up between Bobby Harrell, speaker of the state House of Representatives, and Attorney General Alan Wilson is especially intriguing. Harrell, a Charleston Republican, is being investigated for corruption, including possible misuse of campaign funds and possible misuse of his legislative position, charges that grew out of a grand jury proceeding. Law enforcement sources say Harrell's attorneys have been secretly trying to get a state judge to remove Wilson as the chief prosecutor.
One out and one strike away from getting out of the sixth inning with a 4-1 lead over two-time defending AAA state champion A.C. Flora, Camden saw its lead evaporate with one swing of the bat from Donald Gillepsie.
With the gusting wind virtually turning the tennis ball into a badminton shuttlecock, Camden overcame the conditions and some unsettling play in the second set to come away with a 6-0 home court win over 4A Sumter on Wednesday.
The Family Resource Center has launched a campaign to engage men and boys in ending sexual violence and child abuse. The 100 Men Strong Campaign is asking 100 men to stand strong and declare that violence against women and children must end. Men who are interested in joining our movement can do the following:
Due to winter weather conditions, the previously scheduled program by Josh Castleberry at the Kershaw County Library Camden branch has been rescheduled. It will be Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Castleberry will be discussing the natural history of native animals.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Paul Elmer Kramer, 86, of Lugoff, will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in Camden. Rev. Angela Jennings will officiate. Memorials may be made in Paul's memory to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 1301 Mill Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Christ Lutheran Church, PO Box 4, Mahanoy City, PA 17948.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Bobby Ennis, 76, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Ernest Rabon will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, March 14, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Funeral service for Russell Graham, 49, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson and the Rev. Eric McAvoy will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Charles Everett speaking at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Cranial Technologies Inc. or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Kershaw County schools are celebrating March as Red Cross Month by holding their annual Million Penny Drive to benefit the American Red Cross Sandhills Chapter. The coin collection takes place during March at all Kershaw County public schools.