There's a bumper sticker that I've seen a number of times and saw again just recently. It says, "If you can read this, thank a teacher." That's well said and actually, it's not said enough for many reasons beyond reading. As I thought about what to write for the month of November, a time for giving thanks, I thought it would be appropriate to ask our teachers and other staff to talk about a teacher whom they would want to thank. I sent out an email to this effect and got more responses than I could ...
In my first installment I discussed that I was assigned to the 304th Military Police Battalion in Nashville, Tenn. So why am I writing an article for the Camden Chronicle? I am a Kershaw County resident and have lived in Kershaw county on and off since 1972 when my dad, John Baird Sr., retired from the Army here. When someone writes a résumé in the Army, we call it an autobiography. I will give you a short synopsis of my military and civilian career and how I ended up in Nashville as an Army Reservist. I graduated from Lugoff-Elgin ...
NEW ORLEANS -- It is tempting, oh so tempting, to unleash the snark as the script unfolds: Real Housewives of Tampa. Or is it Real Generals of Kabul?
Saturday's 43rd running of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup is more than just about the racing on the Springdale Race Course.
The KC recreation Instructional Volleyball League is for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up. Learn basic volleyball skills and be introduced to rules and game play scenarios. Registration dates are Nov. 13th through Dec. 5th at the KC Recreation Department. There is a $32 registration fee. The first practice will be December 5, 3:45 pm at the City Arena. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 425-6009
On November 9, I had the privilege of speaking to a wonderful group of people in the gym of Belin United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet. I am not often called on to speak in public and although I am not the most gifted orator, I was honored and even excited to be there. This particular event was the Veterans Day Program held by the church in honor of veterans of the congregation and of this wonderful community. I was invited to speak by Charlie Nash who also planned and hosted the event. If you know anything about Charlie, I ...
Ninety-five percent of the ratings issued this week on the South Carolina's Annual School District Report Card for schools within the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) are "excellent," "good" or "average."
The Thanksgiving holidays are near. Many are preparing for family gatherings, celebrations and other traditional ways to give thanks. Some will prepare a meal with turkey and other delicious fixings. The key to a great holiday meal will be the preparation of the food, especially the turkey.
Every October, the HIV/STD Division of the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) conducts its annual HIV/AIDS conference in Columbia.
The South Carolina Committee of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (SCTRF) is hosting its first open house at the SCTRF barn at Wateree Correctional Institute on Tuesday, November 20 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. The open house will showcase more than a dozen retired thoroughbred race horses which are currently available for adoption. The public is invited to attend the open house to meet the horses and learn more about the unique Second Chances groom training program housed there.
Dear Annie: My cousin "Tyler," who had a host of problems as a teenager, became a policeman at age 23. He was a jerk before he joined up, but now he's become a bigger jerk.
Every once in awhile we take to jousting at windmills, posing situations that we know will never become reality but advocating for them, nevertheless. This year's elections, and the massive amount of money spent on them, spur us to do a bit of windmill tilting today. We all know, of course, that President Obama and Mitt Romney spent billions of dollars during their presidential campaign, but over the years, other races have gotten more and more expensive. Those filter all the way down to the local level.
Volumes of political spin bump up against hard facts on Election Night.
It was incorrectly reported, Nov. 9, that bicycles for Alesha Hudson's Outreach Bicycles for Needy Children ministries could be delivered to the United Unity Methodist Church. While the bikes will be distributed at the church on Dec. 15, all bike donations need to come to 1434 Baldwin Road, Lugoff. Donations can also be made to First Palmetto Savings. Call 420-4730 for more information concerning donations for the bicycle drive.
Karl and Kay Allen of Black River Rescue, and Lucy, part of their four-legged family and co-workers, present a special children's program at the Kershaw County Library. The program included information on their dogs' special talents and what the Allens and their dogs do. The Allens taught the children to "hug a tree" if they ever happen to become lost in the woods because body scents populate and remain trapped under limbs and branches, which can help bloodhounds find and rescue them. Bloodhounds not only have super-sensitive noses -- more than 4 million scent cells -- they also have floppy ears ...
Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) student Paisley Beam walks in the Belk's KidFest fashion show in late March. Paisley was one of several PTHS Bullpups featured in the fashion show. During the show, Belk Stores presented PTHS with a $4,154 donation. The store offered customers an opportunity to support local Title I elementary schools during Angel Days, a holiday fundraiser, and 100 percent of the proceeds were given to the school. Belk chose PTHS from among Title I schools in Richland and Kershaw County school districts. A portion of the proceeds will go toward a 21st Century ...
Bethune Elementary School recently announced its honor roll for the fourth and final nine weeks of the school year.
Mrs. Clara Nelson Wood, 90, of 530 Longtown Rd, Lugoff, SC passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, June 22, 2015. She was a graduate of Benedict College and she retired as a teacher from the Kershaw County Public School System. Funeral services for Mrs. Wood will be held at 11 a.m. today, June 26, 2015 at Sutton Branch Baptist Church, 420 Sutton Branch Road, Lugoff, with interment in the church cemetery. Public viewing was Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 2-7 p.m.
Mr. Terry Anthony Pough, 39, of 1463 Wells Road, Camden, South Carolina passed on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be anounced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Mr. Milton Jones, 78, of 225 Crescent Circle, Camden, South Carolina passed on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday, June 27 in New Hope Baptist Church, Bishopville. The family will be receiving friends at the home.
Memorial services for Milton Loman Griswold, age 50, of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, Georgia will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 3 p.m.from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Anthony Rabern officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the memorial service from 1-3 p.m.
Funeral services for Douglas Matthew "Doug" Gordon, 42, will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Buster Morris will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the American Heart Association.
In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.