It didn't come as a surprise to many people in Kershaw County when former County Administrator Bobby Boland and current Utilities Director Russell Wright filed a federal wrongful arrest lawsuit recently against Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Capt. David Thomley. The resolution of the suit -- whatever that might be -- will bring to an end an unfortunate chapter in Kershaw County politics and law enforcement.
Ever wonder why college tuition is going up so rapidly while the economy is in the doldrums and inflation is non-existent?
It was, or so I thought, a dandy column idea: an imaginary, missing chapter of George W. Bush's "Decision Points," in which the former president would admit to having made the wrong call on taxes.
Our mid-term general election is over, and several thoughts come to mind.
So here we are, a few weeks after one of the weirdest election cycles of all time. The optimist in me says, "Oh, look! The people are waking up and realizing they do have the power after all."
Life is a journey that was never meant to be traveled alone -- we would never make it if that were the case. We all need that someone who will never forsake us; that person that will be there until the end of the passage, through the pleasant weather and the storms. This person is what I like to title, the Encourager. These are the people that would rather face the obstacles with you, than ...
Camden resident Mary Margaret Green, a student at Thomas Sumter Academy in Dalzell, was chosen last month by members of her class to represent the ninth grade in the school's homecoming court. Her escort that evening was ninth grade class president Drake McCormick of Sumter. Thomas Sumter's varsity football team trounced Richard Winn Academy 34 to 0 during the homecoming game, a contributing step toward Thomas Sumter's 10-1 season and current SCISA Region AA Championship ...
"Imagination Station" will be the theme for the 2010 edition of the Kershaw County Christmas Parade, stepping off at 10 a.m. Dec. 11.
The Wateree Archery Club is sponsoring a turkey shoot, with bows only, on Saturday, Nov. 20 beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. There will be a cash payout.
Funeral service for Kelley Lynn Hill Brinson, 51, of Lugoff, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Lugoff First Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Greg Sweet and Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Brinson Family Fund c/o Lugoff First Baptist Church or the church building fund.
35 YEARS AGO -- Nov. 14-19, 1975 Photo cutline -- Don't Drive Drunk -- The South Carolina Alcohol Safety Action Program's (ASAP) mobile breathalyzer van will be at the Colonial Cup on 11-15 to conduct free and non-binding breathalyzer demonstrations for the public. The van will be parked in front of Paddock on Saturday from 11 to 5. According to Bill Higgins, director of the Kershaw County Commission on Alcohol and Drug, the van ...
Infant John Wesley Lee, III graveside services were held Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. He was the son of John Wesley Lee, Jr. and LaTasha Salmond of Sumter.
Cherry Ann Haggins Reeves, 66, of Battleship Road, Camden, died Monday. Friends may call at 311 West Cedar Lane, Bishopville.
Raymond "Norman" Singletary Jr., 76, of Flora Drive, Columbia, formerly of Florence, died Friday, November 12, 2010.
NASHVILLE -- On a spectacular afternoon of racing at the 72nd annual Iroquois Steeplechase, Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative edged past Divine Fortune at the finish line to win Saturday's $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1) by a head.
Led by a third place finish from its 4 x 100-meter relay team, the Camden High boys' track team finished in 12th place at last weekend's South Carolina High School League State Championships held at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins.
There are jokes aplenty about the Internal Revenue Service, but the latest revelations about that agency's conduct in targeting conservative groups is no laughing matter. In reality, it's not about conservative groups or liberal groups or apolitical groups. It's about the abhorrent idea that the IRS would single out any kind of organization or individual to harass -- and indeed it is harassment. <p class="MsoNormal" align="left" style="text-align: left; text-indent: ...
Deacon Marion Jenkins, 68, of 5545 Pisgah Road, Rembert, died Sunday. Friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the family.
Mrs. Josephine G. Warner, age 90, of Lugoff, SC, (formerly of Clarksburg,WV) passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Myrtle Beach Manor in Myrtle Beach, SC, following an extended illness. She was born in Philippi, WV, August 14, 1922, a daughter of the late Herbert Edward Golden and Grayce Booth Golden.
The University of South Carolina (USC) Libraries is now home to a collection of more than 5,000 images, plus correspondence, sketchbooks, and even early elementary-school artwork Camden's Oscar Jackson "Jak" Smyrl, The State newspaper's first staff artist, who passed away in 2007.