I've always had a special fondness for community newspapers. The newspaper you hold in your hand helps strengthen your community. Weekly and other non-daily publications boost the local economy -- both through advertising and in news coverage. They showcase local businesses at a time we should be shopping locally, investing in the community and protecting local jobs. Community newspapers bring us "good news" -- news of Cub Scout projects, civic fundraisers, little-league ...
Over the past few months, in this newspaper and others, you have read a number of columns and op-ed pieces written by administrators and supporters of various programs that receive government funding and are facing the specter of budget cuts.
Could NPR survive without public funding? That depends on which NPR you're talking about.
Funeral service for Eloise Roberts Robinson, of Cassatt, 77, will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Cassatt Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Don Coppedge, Rev. Ernest Rabon, and Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Cassatt Baptist Church or Hospice of Tri County.
The Kershaw County American Cancer Society Relay for Life Mike McClendon Team will host a different fundraiser this year.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old male tabby cat and an 11-week-old male Boykin Spaniel puppy. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. ...
For the first time since implementation of the state report cards in 2001, 100 percent of the Absolute ratings issued for the Kershaw County School District and all of its schools are Excellent, Good or Average. Statewide, 85 percent of high schools achieved this level for Absolute ratings and 82 percent for elementary and middle schools.
Mary Elizabeth Pitts Hough, 91, passed into the presence of her Lord JESUS CHRIST on March 16, 2011 at home in Lugoff with her husband, Harold, by her side.
As Mayor, I am honored to have the opportunity to tell the story of Camden -- to highlight our strengths and boast about our community. Today I have the chance to tell that story to a brand new audience.
Mary Kirkland, 95, of DeKalb School Road, Camden, SC, died Tuesday, March 4, 2011.
A celebration of life service for Jessie Lee Moore, 66, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Caitlyn and Amanda Coleman placed first in their age/grade category for the essay topic, "Youth Leadership: The Key to Advancing the Dream."
DogFest: A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday, March 19 at Camden High's baseball/softball complex.
Mr. Rick, also known as Rick Benton of Fun Time Clowning and Magic, recently visited Midway Elementary School where he delighted the students and faculty with his performance that mixed sleight of hand with lessons on good character and getting along in life. Here, Mr. Rick has help from student Naveed Kashmiri.
Mass of Christian burial for Duncan Everett Clarke will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM. The Rite of Committal will be in Quaker Cemetery. Father Francis Travis will officiate. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM on Friday, March 18, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with visitation to follow until 7:30 PM.
King for a day
Registration is open for runners and walkers for the 5th Annual Springdale at Sunset 5K Run & 1-lap walk to be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.
People in this country -- no doubt many right here in Kershaw County -- are angry with the Internal Revenue Service and its heavy-handed methods. Of course, the IRS has never been popular, and probably wouldn't be if the agency did everything by the book. But its recent targeting of conservative groups has spotlighted the venom with which overzealous bureaucrats can operate. Adding to it are recent revelations about ...
With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.