North Central High School (NCHS) recently received a $750 grant from the S.C. Arts Commission (SCAC) for the 2014 fiscal year. The support, funded in part by the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, will allow NCHS to expand its visual arts program by purchasing a kiln for firing ceramics.
Each year, the first week of May is Goodwill Week. This week is a time to recognize the people in the community that make Goodwill's work possible and celebrate Goodwill's long history of putting people back to work, which began when Methodist minister Edgar Helms founded Goodwill Industries in Boston in 1902.
May 07, 2014|
By Jeffrey Graham
C-I guest columnist
Everyone knows the weather is an acceptable source of discussion. Politics, religion and family, however, are fraught with danger when a person talks or writes. As I was listening to the news and awaiting information about a recent impending storm, my mind wandered back to a number of years ago when Hurricane Hugo was a problem.
May 07, 2014|
By Jean Pruett
C-I contributing columnist
Tink had been in Los Angeles for a week so that morning before his plane left LAX, it occurred to me that a good wifely thing to do would be to welcome him back to the Rondarosa with a home cooked meal.
May 05, 2014|
By Ronda Rich
Miss Sarah Elizabeth Creed and Mr. Adam Lawrence Bradley were united in marriage at half past six in the evening on May 3, 2014, at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden, South Carolina. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by The Reverend James Barnhill. Following the ceremony a reception hosted by the bride's mother was held at Springdale Hall Club.
Earlier this year, American Legion Post 17 presented plaques to recognize law enforcement and fire safety personnel who were selected by their respective departments. The plaques were designed and crafted by Legionnaire Butch Lilly. Photos were taken by Post 17 Historian Glen Inabinet
Efforts to improve navigation of the Wateree River along the Kershaw County area of the river dates from just after the Revolutionary War. From 1818 to 1828, South Carolina funded extensive internal improvement projects along most state rivers, including the Wateree/Catawba. Locks and canals were built to facilitate passage through shoals and other impediments to navigation.
May 05, 2014|
By Harvey S. Teal
Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society
South Carolina is known as a "red state" and a "conservative" state, and so one might be led to believe it's a place where non-"progressive," free-market policies reign. Certainly, South Carolina has a reputation for being a "low tax state." But the reputation is unearned. A brief look at the legislature's record on tax policy -- perhaps the most fundamental free market issue -- reveals a profound disconnect between reputation and reality.
May 05, 2014|
By Shawn McNamee
S.C. Policy Council
Mrs. Eloise Barnes Mitchell, 86, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Flora Dixon Mitchell and the wife of the late Leroy Mitchell, Sr. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Ten a.m., at Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Lugoff, with burial in Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Mitchell will be placed in the church at Ten a.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Mitchell family.
Funeral service for Agnes Shirley Sinclair, 98, formerly of Camden, will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 11:00-1:00 p.m. prior to the service at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church 1875 Antioch Road, Camden, S.C. 29020 or Liberty Baptist Church, 651 East Main Street, Timmonsville, S.C. 29161.
• After months of work by KershawHealth employees, administrators and trustees -- and a lot of speculation by the public -- the KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted a week ago to adopt a new strategic plan it hopes will stem a long-running tide of red ink. The plan does not call for any cutbacks in service, but rather the opposite: new facilities in Elgin and Camden in order to expand and strengthen existing services. Some may be surprised that KershawHealth leaders are willing to move forward to transform the former Burndale Plaza shopping center or that a new Karesh Long Term Care facility ...
Former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint addresses an audience from across South Carolina at the Robert Mills Courthouse during The Buckley School of Public Speaking's recent biannual Disciplined Thinking Seminar. DeMint's topic concerned the centralization of big government. Fourteen graduates of the Buckley School participated in a debate following DeMint's presentation, with the three-day seminar functioning as a question and answer session followed by debate, further talks and a roundtable discussion. The school's founder, the late Reid Buckley, would select an issue interesting to politically-involved persons and then select a relevant speaker.