WASHINGTON -- Rick Perry's rapid lead over previous Republican front-runner Mitt Romney was predictable. But it is not a good sign for Republicans hoping to reclaim the White House and further highlights the crucial battle within GOP circles: Who is the godliest of us all?
With Hurricane Irene having come and gone, and with Kershaw County and South Carolina having been spared, the second-guessers in other parts of the country are coming out of the woodwork. When it comes to hindsight, there's perhaps no area more fertile than weather -- specifically, severe storms. It's easy to assess blame after the fact, whether it's for lack of preparedness or over-reaction, and there is no shortage of people who are willing to do so.
Does anyone remember this? "It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentleman may cry, 'Peace, Peace!' -- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? ...
Sha'nyla Annette Danzy, daughter of Ebony Danzy of Bethune, has been selected as a finalist in the Pre-Teen South Carolina Scholarship and Recognition Program to be held Sept. 3 through 5, at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville.
The Camden Community Concert Band will kick off their 2011-12 concert season with its first practice on Monday, Sept. 12. The CCCB, directed by Pat Wylie and assisted by Robert Wertz, is open to anyone who plays or has played a musical instrument in the past. The band needs to add players in ALL sections of the band, but especially percussion. No auditions are required and the rehearsal atmosphere is informal.
Once again the Kershaw County Master Gardner's Association is holding a Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Homemakers Building at Dekalb and Church Streets in center city Camden.
Kershaw County educators Mary Hayes, Kiersten Ross, Elma Shannon and Marilyn Shuler were among the 50 educators from across the state who recently completed a rigorous week learning about the importance of family farmers and domestically produced food, fiber and fuel at the S.C. Farm Bureau (SCFB) 2011 Summer Ag in the Classroom Teacher Institute in Aiken.
Funeral service for Jennie Williams, 86, of Cool Springs Drive in Camden will be held Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at noon at Shepherd Chapel Ministries Camden, with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden.
A gentle nudge … an inquisitive sniff … your dog or cat's nose can be used to communicate as well as inquire. But what other telltale signs can your pet's nose convey?
Ike Byrd has been named regional director of external affairs for Kershaw County by AT&T. He succeeds Buddy Bateman, who has retired.
Jesse Woodford scored the first hole-in-one since he started playing golf while playing a round of golf at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden over the weekend.
This fall, Camden Media Co. will launch a new magazine called The Camden Horse. The magazine, which will be printed on slick, glossy, magazine-quality paper, will be published quarterly and will utilize full color throughout the publication.
Photo cutline -- Work on the new Lugoff Elementary School is progressing on schedule. The new school, which is expected to be around January 1, 1967, will cost in the neighborhood of $442,695 and will have 20 classrooms. The school is located on S.C. Highway 34, near the entrance to Drakeford Park. The new school will accommodate 300 students.
Tuesday: Camden at Richland Northeast (GTEN – 4:30 p.m.); Camden at Irmo (VB – 5:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at White Knoll (VB – 5:30 p.m.); Buford, Lancaster at North Central (VB – 6 p.m.)
Former Lugoff-Elgin football standout Jared Singleton was one of seven Wofford College student-athletes to be named to All-Southern Conference football teams.
Funeral services for Donnie Patrick Joyner, 70, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Marthers will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International.