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Referendum is honorable way to decide hospitality tax use

Thank you for the opportunity to tell the citizens of Camden of the petition drive that is calling for a referendum on the use of hospitality taxes. I have no question that our elected officials are good people with good intentions. However, many citizens have been outraged at the city council and city administration's process in making a decision on a sports complex. During the last few weeks many citizens have written letters to the editor in opposition to the city's handling of the controversial decision. Others have spoken at the public forums before each city council meeting ...

September 21, 2011 | James E. Parrish Jr. Camden | Letters


Real estate transactions -- Sept. 21, 2011

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:

September 21, 2011 | | For the Record


Yesteryear -- Sept. 21, 2011

Photo cutline -- Mary Jones, principal of Lugoff Elementary School, and Mrs. Richard Riley, the First Lady of South Carolina, talk with children at the school during Mrs. Riley's visit to Kershaw County Tuesday. She was here only a few hours before returning to Columbia.

September 21, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Morningside celebrates National Assisted Living Week

National Assisted Living Week began on Grandparents' Day, Sept. 11 and continued until Sept. 17. Many assisted living residents are the people who made significant contributions to the community. They have been the teachers, business people, civic leaders, public officials, parents, and now grandparents, who have contributed so much to the Kershaw County community. This week gives locals a chance to honor these citizens' contributions along with staff, families, friends, and volunteers of the community.

September 21, 2011 | | Localife


Miss Camden Scholarship Program accepting applications for contestants

The Miss Camden Scholarship Program and Miss Camden Teen Program are seeking contestants for their 2012 pageant to be held Jan.7, 2012 at Camden High School. Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen are official preliminaries to Miss South Carolina/Miss South Carolina Teen and Miss America/Miss America's Outstanding Teen.

September 21, 2011 | | Localife


FAC presents ‘Follies’ Beach, Global Village Photographer solo exhibit

The "girls" are hitting the beach in tonight and tomorrow's production of the popular Fine Arts Follies! Through the miracles of make-up, some fine tuning in the wardrobe department and some "shifting of shape," local business and professional men from across Kershaw County are "transformed" as they showcase their, er, talents, as the Camden Community Theatre (CCT) and the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) present the return of the riotous Fine Arts Follies tonight and tomorrow evenings at 8 p.m.

September 21, 2011 | | Localife


16th annual Fire Fest scheduled Saturday

The 16th annual Fire Fest 2011 will take place Saturday at Rhame City Arena in Camden. The event will kick off with a parade at 9 a.m. through downtown Camden. This family event will also include skydivers, vendors, kids' games, food, exhibitors and firefighter competition. The sky divers will enter around 9:45 a.m. and the opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Activities for children will include bounce-arounds, pony rides and games.

September 21, 2011 | | Localife


Pancake breakfast to be held for L-EHS journalism dept.

The Lugoff-Elgin High School journalism department will host a pancake breakfast at the FATZ in Camden, located at 212 Wall Street on Sept. 24. From 7:30 to 10 a.m. FATZ will open its doors to members of the community and transform into a hotspot for hotcakes to raise money to support the L-EHS journalism department. Proceeds from the breakfast will be used to help the students of the yearbook team pay to attend local and regional scholastic journalism conferences where they can receive in-depth instruction from professionals and nationally recognized journalism teachers.

September 21, 2011 | | Localife


St. John’s UMC accepting vendor applications for fall bazaar

St. John's United Methodist Church is accepting vendor applications for the annual Bazaar to be held Nov. 19. Applications can be picked up at the church office, located at 45 Roseborough Road, Lugoff or one can be mailed to you be calling 438-6349.

September 21, 2011 | | Localife


Habitat 8th Annual Golf Tourney set for Oct. 13

The 8th annual Habitat Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Camden Country Club. To register, call 432-4222. The cost is $260 for a foursome, $65 individual.

September 21, 2011 | | Localife


Bank of America donates money to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The Young Leadership Committee of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is organizing a poker run to raise money for type 1 diabetes. The poker run, "Hawg-Wild for the Cure," will be held on Oct. 15.

September 21, 2011 | | Localife


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Blythewood (GTEN – 5:30 p.m.)

September 19, 2011 | | Sports


Open hearth cooking focus of archives session

Everyone loves good food, and our 18th century counterparts were no less interested in it than folks today. They just cooked in a different time and place.

September 19, 2011 | | Camden


James Richard Holmes

Haile's Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Richard Holmes, 88 of 1657 Cassatt Road. He passed on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Services will be conducted Monday, Sept. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Haile's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Cedar Cemetery.

September 19, 2011 | | Obituaries


Rick Perry's cowboy certainty

Quite a few people were shocked to hear the audience burst into applause at Rick Perry's first Republican presidential debate after they heard that the Texas governor leads the nation in executions. That's why we have debates. They teach you things, not only about the candidates but also about their voters.

September 19, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


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Annie Mae Peebles Lee

Funeral service for Mrs. Annie Mae Peebles Lee, 88, of 127 Pine Drive in Bethune, will be held Saturday, September 13, 2104, 1:00 P.M. at Catoe's Chapel Church of God in Christ, 2297 Bethune Road in Bethune with burial in the church cemetery. She died Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.

September 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Cory Marshall Sullivan

Funeral service for Mr. Cory Marshall Sullivan, 37, of 1324 Old River Road in Camden will be held Monday, September 15, 2014, 4:00 P.M. at Bingham Chapel AME Zion Church, 3116 Kershaw Highway, Westville. Public viewing will be held at the funeral home Sunday from 12:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. He died Sunday, September 7, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Annie Lee Sumpter

Mrs. Annie Lee Sumpter, 89, of West Columbia, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the wife of the late Aaron Sumpter. A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held Friday, September 12, 2014 ar 6 p.m. at Brown's Funeral Home, Chapel of Rememberance. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Sumpter family.

September 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Donald “Don” Dean Wink

A Going Home service for Donald "Don" Dean Wink will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lugoff First Baptist Church.

September 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


David Eugene Wooten

Funeral services for David Eugene Wooten, 68, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Lugoff, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Doug Huntsinger and the Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

September 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Unusual talent or ability? Don't go to school in D.C.

A Washington Post writer has stirred up a hornet's nest, reporting Monday that a 13-year-old Washington, D.C., piano prodigy was flushed out of the public school system and into homeschooling because the district was bureaucratically unable or unwilling to accommodate her unconventional training and performance schedule.

September 11, 2014 | | National


'Offender-funded' programs in cities like Ferguson squeeze the poor

Some St. Louis County towns have found a way to boost local revenue -- penalizing residents for petty offenses, especially ones that impact the poor, and raking in millions in revenue for local government.

September 11, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


Weeping wallets: Economic recovery has skipped most income groups

Upper-income folks have experienced rich economic recovery, while low- and mid-income families continue to lag, and consumer confidence is weak, according to recent reports that highlight a post-recession widening gap in the way differently situated households have fared.

September 11, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Financially failing: 4 things millennials are bad at

Millennials may have their elders beat on the computer, but they have a few things to learn about finances. Here are four areas where millennials fall short economically.

September 11, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | National


Water skiing can create great memories

A flood of nerves rushed over me as I floated in the cool water of Lake Powell, waiting for my dad to bring the ski rope to me.

September 11, 2014 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | National


Picture books and novels can prepare young readers for school days

It may be time to put away flip-flops and summer hats, but there's still plenty of time to enjoy a book about school days. Following are some suggestions of books about children who are attending class for the first time, have trouble with homework or daydream their way from their bed to their school desk.

September 11, 2014 | Marilou Sorensen Deseret News | National


The Clean Cut:

Friday night at Fenway Park, a young man impressed many after he received a foul ball and immediately gave it to a girl sitting behind him.

September 11, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | National


Education may not be the great equalizer, author says

In 1982, Johns Hopkins sociologist Karl Alexander began tracking 790 Baltimore schoolchildren when they entered the first grade -- and he followed them for the next 30 years of their lives.

September 11, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


Reports on cost of raising children discourage potential parents

Here we go again. Yet another report has been circulating recently that claims it costs a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child to age 18. And this, the report ominously warns, does not even count the crushing cost of college!

September 11, 2014 | Linda and Richard Eyre Deseret News | National


Movies that inspire us to do good

HELPING HAND LAND -- Movies are one of the most inspirational forms of entertainment. Here are a few movies that can inspire us to do some good in the world.

September 11, 2014 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | National


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