As the calendar turns to an election year here in South Carolina, all the usual political suspects are starting to offer up all the usual political rhetoric to try to win your vote, with one side telling you that our state's current economic forecast is cloudy with a chance of Armageddon, and the other insisting that prosperity, or at least whatever passes for it these days, is right around the corner.
January 08, 2014|
By Phil Noble
C-I contributing columnist
As of today, three public officials have decided not to seek reelection. Several days ago, Kershaw County Councilman Stephen Smoak said he would not run again. Today, Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers and Kershaw County Probate Judge Harriett Pierce announce they are not running for reelection, either.
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School qualified nine and Camden Middle School had a pair who punched their ticket into the 2014 Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament following this past Saturday's qualifier held at White Knoll High School.
After leading the Francis Marion University mens' basketball team to a dramatic overtime victory over Armstrong Atlantic State, Camden native Evrik Gary has been named the Francis Marion University Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Jan. 5.
The Kershaw County School District announced Monday that, due to a forecast of extreme cold weather and out of an abundance of caution, schools will open on a two-hour delay for students Tuesday. Staff will report at their normal time. Three- and 4-year-old students in morning classes will NOT attend. Breakfast will be served.
GREENVILLE – Jared Singleton will play one last game as a college player when the former Lugoff-Elgin standout takes part in the 2014 The College All Star Bowl to be played on Friday, Feb.14 at 6 p.m. at Furman's Paladin Stadium.
Prior to invading South Carolina, Sherman stated his intentions in a communication with General Grant. "I do sincerely believe that the whole United States, north and south, would rejoice to have this army turned loose on South Carolina, to devastate that state in the manner we have done in Georgia…."
January 06, 2014|
By Harvey S. Teal
Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society
Ms. Thelma Hargrove, 76, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Born in Kershaw, South Carolina she was the daughter of the late Juanita Hargrove Gaskins. Graveside services were held Saturday, at Bethel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Bethune. Brown's Funeral home, Camden serviced the Hargrove family.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Patricia Thompson "Pat" Johnson, of Camden SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Lakeview Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Hugh McKinney will officiate. Burial will follow in Indiantown Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Hemmingway, SC. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Monday, January 6, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Pat's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill Street, Camden SC 29020, Food for the Soul, 110 East DeKalb Street, Camden, SC ...
• The concept of energy conservation has never been stronger, as the amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes fell in 2013 for the third straight year. Usage is at the lowest level since 2001. Several factors are involved, in addition to Americans being more conscious of saving power: homes are better built; appliances and gadgets are more efficient; insulation has become better and cheaper; and there are nifty new devices such as smart thermostats. It's all a good thing, of course, for this country.