First Lady Michelle Obama was in Columbia last week to highlight the problem of childhood obesity and the effect of decreased physical activity on military recruitment; the lack of physical fitness is making it more difficult for the Army and other service branches to fill their ranks at a time when the country needs good soldiers. Her visit was coincidental with a conversation this newspaper's primary editorial writer had with an Army veteran who ...
In a recent op-ed, the writer stated that Sara Palin was getting tiresome with her remarks about the Tucson shootings. Yes, it is true that she is a politician and may be a presidential candidate, but she has the right to give her opinion just like all the people on the left who jumped on the "anti-right, they-are-to-blame-for-all-ills-in-the-world" bandwagon. She is entitled to defend herself when attacked, even verbally attacked by the left. The wording ...
I would like to applaud Sheriff Matthews for the honor and courage he brings to Kershaw County and surrounding communities. His qualifications and experience far exceed our comprehension as law-abiding citizens.
This is a new year. A new beginning. A time to think about family, friends and acquaintances. A time to think about how much they mean to you.
20 YEARS AGO -- Jan. 30--Feb. 4, 1991
Funeral service for Willie B. McClinton, 82, of John G. Richards Road in Camden, will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Good Hope AME Zion church with burial in the church cemetery.
Bessie Campbell Parker, returned to be with her creator on Monday, January 31, 2011. A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Parker, 91, of Elgin will be held Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM in Blaney Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Parker's memory to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.
A service to celebrate the life of Joan Sowell Vincent, 79, of Kershaw, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 3, 2011, in First Baptist Church where she was a member .
Funeral service for Ellen R. Jackson, 72, of Gary Street in Camden, will be held Friday, February 4, 2011, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Funeral service for Leroy Jackson, 68, of Ebenezer Church Road in Camden, will be held Thursday, February 3, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Clayton Lamar "Skip" Carmean, 61, of Camden, died Sunday, January 30, 2011. Born in Hudson, Michigan, he was the son of Melvin and Betty Carmean.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Viola Bowers Anderson, 82, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 2, 2011 in Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Louie Anderson and Rev. Gene Stokes will officiate. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Anderson's memory to a charity of one's choice.
The Camden Junior Welfare League is now accepting applications for grant money to be awarded to 501 (C)(3) organizations specifically dealing with children in the Kershaw County area. Grants range from $250 to $2,500. The application is available for download at www.camdenleague.com and completed proposals should be mailed to CJWL, P.O. Box 578, Camden, SC, 29021. Proposals must be received by April 1, 2011. If you have any questions, you may contact Nikki Ingram at ...
Funeral services for William Burnett Collins, 74, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM at Lugoff First Baptist Church, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Dr. Albert Allen and Rev. Dave Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.
A federal jury is hearing testimony this week as the trial begins of a lawsuit brought against Camden Military Academy (CMA). In the trial's first days, attorneys for a former cadet have brought forward testimony and evidence they say show that, in 2008, other CMA students raped the then 13-year-old boy, according to news reports. The former cadet, listed in the lawsuit only as "JBC," is now 18.
Following a season in which a young Lugoff-Elgin softball team finished third in Region 4-4A play, post-season honors came the way of four members of the Lady Demons' program.
For the 60th consecutive year, student-athletes at Camden High school were honored by The Bulldog Club at the organization's annual awards banquet on May 21.
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.