What could be more American than encouraging a robust debate on one of the most controversial issues of the day? The answer -- for some on the left, anyway -- is: lie about your opponents and make a pathetic effort to discredit them.
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Rose Etta Lloyd Johnson, 70, of 813 18th St. in Camden, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Plans well be announced by Collins Funeral Homes.
Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Hinson were married 50 years on April 10, 2012. The couple began their celebration with a renewal of vows at Mt. Hebron Church followed by a reception with family and friends, all given by their children and grandchildren with love.
Several candidates in Kershaw County may be left off the June 12 primary ballot after failing to file their candidacy and economic interest statements on time. The S.C. Supreme Court recently ruled that about 180 candidates across the state are ineligible for the primary election.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is offering a heads-up regarding the end-of-year schedule.
Lugoff Elgin's boys' soccer team struggled in their three match-ups last week which capped the regular season.
A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy has been acting as Bethune's police chief since not long after the late Larry Davis resigned following his diagnosis of terminal cancer in February. Bethune Town Clerk Janice Hunter confirmed former deputy Jimmy Miller is acting as chief on a temporary basis.
Funeral Service for Mr. Adam Davis, Sr., 68; husband of Mrs. Maggie B. Davis, of 717 Chestnut St. in Camden, will be held Thursday, May 10, 2012, 3:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral service for Heather N. Branham, 23, of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mayor Jeffrey R. Graham, first elected to the city's top leadership post in 2008, has announced his intent to seek a second term as Camden's mayor.
Annie Lee Taylor Bradley, 74, of West Columbia, died Saturday, May 5, 2012. Born in Camden, SC, September 26, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Randall N. and Nettie E. Taylor. Annie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who was known for her sweet smile and sacrificial service to others. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Columbia.
Kelli Murphy finished third in last weekend's Carolinas Golf Association's seventh annual Vicki DiSantis Girls Championship golf tournament played at the Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte.
There will be a strong North Central presence at this weekend's class A South Carolina State Track and Field Championships to be held at Harry Parone Stadium on the Spring Valley High School campus in northeast Columbia.
For many a year, Lib and Tommy Phillips were fixtures on Lake Wateree, working their family-owned Clearwater Cove Marina and playing host to a wide variety of fishermen and fishing tournaments.
On Tuesday, Nov. 4, residents of Kershaw County will have the chance to cast their vote for chairman of Kershaw County Council. I am honored to announce that I am endorsing Julian Burns for this position. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Burns over the past few months, and one thing that I have come to admire about him is his desire to serve his community.
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A Camden accountant will spend more than four years in prison after being convicted in a June trial on four counts of interstate transportation of stolen money.
Robert M. "Bob" Williams recently announced he is running for one of two open seats on Camden City Council in the upcoming election Nov. 4.
Funeral service for Mae Estelle Anderson, 73, will be held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Leigh will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Providence Hospital Foundation.
Funeral services for Jimmie McRay Cherry, 85, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Worship Center, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.
The Blaney-Elgin Museum & Historical Society are selling Christmas wreaths through Wreaths Across America for the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The placing of wreaths on veteran's graves are a great tribute to the men and women who have given so much for the freedom enjoyed each day. This year, the Fort Jackson Cemetery needs 3,500 wreaths to cover each veteran's graves. The Wreath Laying Cemetery will be held at the cemetery on December 13, 2014, at 12 Noon.
The 20th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K road race and the Vonnie Holliday Foundation 5K run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, Oct. 25.
With the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races a little more than a month away, patrons who had reserved parking spaces for last year's Camden fall classic have until Friday, Oct. 10 to assure they retain those spaces. All unsold spaces will be placed for sale to the general public.
A sure sign that fall and cooler weather is around the corner occurred last Friday with the mailing out of invitations to those on the mailing list for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.
The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.