Running over a challenging course on a hot and muggy Tuesday afternoon, the Camden High girls' cross country team returned home from Great Falls with its first win in the initial meet of the season.
A Toys for Tots charity golf tournament to be played at Beech Creek Golf Club in Sumter on Friday, Sept. 12.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the new year on Sept. 8 at the home of Kate Denton.
The Kershaw County Library in Camden has expanded its hours of operation.
In August, more than a dozen young high school men from Kershaw County participated in the Palmetto Boys State leadership program.
Funeral Mass for Armando Gonzalez Jr., 23, will be celebrated on Thursday at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Father John Zimmerman will officiate. The Rosary will be recited on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. followed by visitation until 7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Thomas A. Iwancio, Sr., 55, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM today at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Bill Dulaney will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Thomas' memory to American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
Mr. Henry Lewis, 73, of 219 Doby Street in Camden died Monday, September 1, 2014. Friends may visit at 1905 Medfield Drive in Camden. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
I'm ready to move on to other matters, so I thought I'd close our evolution series with a few interesting artifacts of evolution that we experience everyday.
When it comes to possible presidential candidates for 2016, nobody -- even Hillary Clinton -- seems to raise more emotion, both favorable and negative, than New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Supporters love his brash, take-no-prisoners demeanor, while detractors claim he's just a bag of hot air, a bully who stomps on every opponent in his path. Christie's path to the White House is much more difficult than it was a year ago because of the scandal in New Jersey in which some blame him for tying up traffic on a freeway in order to punish those who didn't agree ...
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Kershaw County Board of School Trustees members Coach Ron Blackmon (Seat 9) and Louis Clyburn (Seat 3) recently earned certificates of achievement for obtaining Level Two status in the S.C. School Boards Association's (SCSBA) Boardmanship Institute Training Program.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees submitted necessary paperwork to the Kershaw County Board of Elections in August to seek voters' approval on the November ballot to build five new school facilities and renovate five others. Total cost for construction is approximately $130 million.
Men and women are both entering the workforce.
"ULTIMATE DINING HALL HACKS," by Priya Krishna, Storey Publishing, $10.95, 127 pages
"If this page was still loading, would you still be here?"
Best-selling Christian author Jen Hatmaker probably meant well when she said, "You will never have this day with your children again, tomorrow they'll be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift, breathe and notice, smell and touch them; study their faces and little feet and pay attention. Relish the charms of the present. Enjoy today, mama. It will be over before you know it."
You walk into a house.
Debating who deserves the arbitrary title of "The Greatest Living Band in the World" is futile, principally because tying down such a subjective distinction on a group that all music fans agree with is impossible. There is, however, a canon of contenders. Whether judged by influence, record sales, concert revenue or critical acclaim, certain bands routinely appear atop examinations of "The Best Ever."
As more parents and grandparents embrace Facebook, teens seem to gravitate towards newer forms of social media. They are weary of mom posting old photos of them and telling family stories, no matter how cute and adorable their parents think they are.
Now that the worst summer for movies in nearly two decades has come to an end, it's time to look forward to the fall movie season.
The board game 7 Wonders by Asmodee Games has won more gaming awards than any other game I know of. It is a simple card game but complex to master. Players represent leaders of ancient civilizations. The goal is to build a civilization that scores the most points by game end by gathering resources, building structures, raising a strong military and mastering commercial endeavors represented by cards.
Despite the frantic pace of life, we can feel fulfilled and even rejuvenated by consciously choosing to do small and simple mindful practices.
On Feb. 6, 1958, the team plane for Manchester United's professional soccer team landed in Munich, Germany, to refuel. Onboard were players, managers, staff personnel and journalists, who were returning home from a European Cup match.
The recent "Captain America" sequel (the second-biggest moneymaker of the year, so far) arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with a bevy of other movies new to home video.
Elgin is certainly not the same community that it was a few decades ago. The sleepy little crossroads that existed then has now become the primary growth area in Kershaw County, with housing developments having sprung up all over West Wateree. The area is populated not only with citizens who were born and raised in Kershaw County but many who have moved across the county line from neighboring Richland County, and others who have found their way there from throughout the United States.
You've heard of grade inflation? Welcome to the world of degree inflation.