The cause of centrism in the U.S. Senate took another nosedive this week when Sen. Olympia Snow of Maine stunned everyone with her announcement that she wouldn't seek another term. Snowe, who won her 2006 re-election bid with a whopping 74 percent of the vote, said she was tired of the partisan bickering in the Senate. "I do find it frustrating … that an atmosphere of polarization and 'my way or the highway' ideologies has become pervasive in campaigns and in our governing institutions," Snowe declared.
After having opened play in its May Plant Credit Union Baseball Bash with a bang, North Central fell in its second two games to drop into Thursday's consolation game against Camden Military Academy.
The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Feb. 5-9:
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Liggit, a very gentle 1-year-old female pit mix dog, and a female domestic short-haired white and orange tiger cat. 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 ...
I applaud S.C. Sens. Joel Lourie and Vincent Sheheen for having the wherewithal to speak out about our South Carolina government. It is atrocious. Not one layer of government knows what the other layer is doing and doesn't seem to care as long as they receive their paycheck!
Matt Hudson, formerly of Liberty Hill, was named one of The State's "20 Under 40" honorees recognized as "rising business stars under the age of 40 in the Midlands who are committed to bringing a brighter future to South Carolina's capital city."
WASHINGTON -- Politicians say the darnedest things, especially when their lips are moving.
How has an election year that was supposed to be all about economic recovery suddenly become all about sex? Critics blame the media. They have a point. The media keep reporting what the candidates are saying.
The fifth annual Clinic Classic will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 21, at 8:30 a.m.
The Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) A1 bond rating has been reaffirmed by bond credit rating service Moody's, which has o removed the "negative outlook" that had been attached to it, KCSD officials report.
The Quilters of Kershaw County, an affiliate of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, conducted its second annual Quilter's Retreat at Camp Longridge in Ridgeway Feb. 10-12.
One of the tightropes politicians walk is finding ways to take credit for things that go right while blaming opponents for things that go wrong.
Tracey Lee Moore, 47, of Lugoff, died Sunday, February 26, 2012. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Thomas Edgar and Mildred Elizabeth Joyner Moore.
LaBria Charne' Turner, a senior majoring in elementary education at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C., was included on the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester.
Photo cutline -- A Scene From 'Oliver" -- Scott Brown ('Oliver') is prone and Libby Bair, Linda Higginbotham, Dennis Jones, Bob Brown, and Lloyd Brewer gather around in a scene from 'Oliver' which opens a two-night run Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28.
There are some things you might want your boss to know about, like scientific research saying managers who have better relationships with their employees are less stressed. But there are some things that might be worth hiding from your boss. So mum's the word -- we've listed a few of them below.
Two generations of pop-rock music collide in the new music video mash-up "Truly Brave," as Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper combine two of their biggest hits to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Hoda Kotb, a cancer survivor and anchor for NBC's TODAY, brought Bareilles and Lauper together with the vision of creating an anthem for children with cancer.
When asked to think of their favorite TV family, many viewers over age 30 might point to "The Waltons" or "The Cosby Show," where the parents were firm and fair authority figures.
If you're ready for Halloween, "The Boxtrolls" is a perfect movie to usher in the season.
It's too bad the road to cinematic success isn't paved with good intentions.
Recently, I had a couple of sweet granddaughters for a sleepover. It was long-anticipated and long overdue. They were so happy to see each other, one being six and the other seven. I wanted everything to be perfect. I planned the snacks, the games, the movies, the activities and everything down to a tee. The one thing I didn't factor in was their needs.
A mix of faiths, belief systems and values saturate the American cultural climate. It's been that way for a while, and it's something that people navigate every day.
Second graders at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School participated in a project-based learning experience about their local community.
The South Carolina State Guard and the Sandhills chapter of the American Red Cross joined forces Sept. 20 to host the 2014 State Guard Hurricane Hike. Aside from the hike, the day consisted of several activities including: family day events, a performance of the National Anthem and speakers. There were around 200 participants, volunteers and guests. The hike began at the Camden National Guard Armory where participants had to sign-in and have their backpacks weighed before the 10k hike. Winners were presented with awards.
The concept of term limits became popular a number of years ago, but has since waned. Limits were enacted in many states across the country and in many of those, were repealed either through legal challenges or political considerations. Of course, it's not a new idea; the 22nd amendment to the constitution, ratified in 1951, prescribes that no person can serve more than two terms as president. It was passed largely because Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected four times and much of this country felt such longevity wasn't good for the country -- too much power invested in one ...
• My friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County tells me that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Palestine.
The election for two new members of the Camden City Council is on the ballot for Nov. 4. Voters should be reminded to vote for two of the three candidates. Two of the three candidates will be elected. Candidates for the office include Bob Williams, life-long resident of Camden and owner of Bob Williams Auto Body Repair; Deborah Davis, manager of the Habitat for Humanity Store; and Jeffrey Graham of Graham Realty and former mayor. The new council members will replace Walter Long and Willard Polk who have provided excellent service to the citizens for many years.
WASHINGTON -- Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fee.
Mr. Keith Thomas Carney, 57, of 425 N. Kings Hwy. Rembert, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday September 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. at 1st Kershaw Baptist Church in Kershaw SC. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.