After learning of the four civil lawsuits filed against our newly elected Sheriff Jim Matthews I decided to research some of the facts. I discovered that Sheriff Matthews has a very distinguished career in law enforcement serving this state and this country. He was a peace officer with the city of Columbia, Lexington County and Richland County, and was one of the first three South Carolina law officers to be selected to serve with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration. He was an instructor for many years at the FBI academy on several subjects; he taught classes on surveillance, undercover surveillance ...
Registration for the youth basketball program is underway.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a kitten and a 2-year-old male cattle dog mix. 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. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail email@example.com. The shelter's Web site ...
An outraged liberal group has called for MSNBC to fire Pat Buchanan for what it calls "white supremacist" views. I'd rather leave Pat and his views free to discredit themselves.
The Lugoff Optimist Club has updated and installed a new sign located on U.S. 1 South on the right side of the road as one drives across the Wateree River bridge from Camden.
Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Bessie P. Gibson, 82, of Lugoff will be held Monday, November 7, 2011 at 3:00 PM in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be sent in Mrs. Gibson's memory to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
Memorial services celebrating the life of Given Boyd Webster, 82, of Camden will be held Friday, November 4, 2011, at 2:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Chaplain Joseph Kliebert will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in Mr. Webster's memory to the James Leroy Belk Post #17 American Legion Endowment Fund, PO Box 456, Camden, SC 29021.
Students in Sharon White's second block World History class at Lugoff-Elgin High School concluded their study of the Enlightenment Period by attending White's Chocolate House. Students began the project in the library media center researching a specific topic from the 1700s. Each student created a newspaper with their topics being the focus of the front page. For the back page, students wrote advertisements for newly developed products. During the chocolate house, students shared information with each other to create five new articles for the inside of their papers. "I had a great time getting and sharing info with ...
Two weeks ago, Camden dispatched of Chapin in three straight games in a non-region volleyball match.
Right from the start of the season, Camden Military Academy head football coach Will Rice knew the 2011 season could be an interesting one for the Spartans.
Hickory Tree Stables' Gustavian, ridden by champion jockey Paddy Young, launched a formidable move on the final turn of Ford Conger Field and overtook front-running Baltic Shore to win the $25,000 Budweiser Holiday Cup, feature race of the 20th annual Aiken Fall Steeplechase on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The Boy Scouts of American Indian Waters Council will be hosting a Camporee Nov. 4 to 6 at the North Camden Plantation. The theme of the weekend is the Amazing Race.
Moneta Earline Hawkins Harrell, daughter of Earline Roach Hawkins and the late Dan Levi Hawkins, Sr., was born on December 25, 1944 and departed on October 27, 2011.
For several months I have followed the debate about a new YMCA in Camden. To date, however, only City Council and the director of the YMCA in Columbia have formulated a plan to build and operate a new facility here. There are possible alternatives. Therefore, I am proposing the following as a means to accomplish the same objective:
WASHINGTON -- On perfectly beautiful days such as these, it is impossible to conceive of conflict.
Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.
A Funeral Mass for David Lawerence Kelly Jr., 43, will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Camden, S.C. The Rev. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Quaker Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A celebration of life service for Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr., 55, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers funeral home. The Rev. Reece Byrd and the Rev. Ann Byrd will officiate.
The governing board of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site would like to express its sincerest appreciation to Mayor Tony Scully and the members of Camden City Council for approving recommended changes to a much needed sewer project that crosses portions of our historic site. City Manager Mel Pearson, Public Works Director Tom Couch and Deputy Director Sam Davis are to be commended for working tirelessly with numerous individuals to find a solution to installing the sewer lines in a timely manner while protecting parts of the archaeologically rare and nationally significant colonial site of early Camden.
Those of us who jump for joy when we hear that Governor Haley is deeply concerned about education and is planning to dedicate $160 million in new spending for education might consider, as we bow heads in hope and tenuous gratitude, that such concern on her part is coming awfully late but just in time for her possible re-election. Better late than never? Perhaps! But better earlier, for sure. The S.C. education budget has been reduced for the last three years by more than the proposed budget raises -- $110 million in her first year and $140 million stimulus money ...
WASHINGTON -- After writing close to 3,000 columns, I've learned that people sometimes read what they're looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote.
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.