WASHINGTON -- The legacy of 9/11 can't be fully measured even now, but perhaps the most damaging aspect can be found in our national discourse.
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Sept. 11th marked a day of reflection for us as Americans, perhaps also a moment to ponder the lessons learned from that day and the many days that followed.
Do you hate sharing the highway with trucks? I thought I did, too. The big 18-wheelers travel, loaded with tons of stuff. They creep up the hills so slowly that you try to get around them. But then they get to the top of the hill. They barrel down so fast you can't catch them.
Photo cutline -- Lugoff Elementary School teachers Fran DiBiase and Carol Stokes and kindergarteners Michael Lewis, Brittany Hudon, Terrence Ruff and Jill Loury feel the texture of a dried rattlesnake skin that Mrs. Stokes skinned herself.
Williamsburg Academy served as little more than a tune-up for Tuesday's match with rival Wilson Hall as the Thomas Sumter Academy junior varsity girls' tennis team rolled to a 9-0 victory last Thursday.
Kelli Murphy, a sophomore at Lugoff Elgin High School, won her second major junior tournament of the summer by capturing the Joe Cheves Junior Invitational at Mimosa Hills Country Club in Morganton, N.C., on Aug. 28.
Funeral services for Lewis Elvyn Josey Sr., 95, will be held Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Greg Sweet and the Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:30-4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial may be made to Lugoff First Baptist Church, 106 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Annie Ruth "Rudy" Owens, 95, of Camden will be held Thursday September 15, 2011 at 4:00 PM at DeKalb Baptist Church,a family viewing will begin at 3:00 PM, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. Memorials may be made in Ms. Owens's memory to DeKalb Baptist Church, P. O. Box 2122, Camden SC 29020.
More than 250 runners and walkers laced up their shoes for the third annual KershawHealth Springdale 5K at Sunset Aug. 20 at Springdale Race Course.
Auditions for a teen production at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) are fast approaching! "Zombie Prom," a collaboration with the FAC and Columbia Children's Theatre will be held Thursday and Sunday in the Douglas-Reed House at the FAC starting at 6:30 p.m. Zombie Prom will be directed by Jerry Stevenson, artistic director of the Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT.) Children ages 10 and up are encouraged to come and participate. There is no audition fee.
Led by top six finishes from Davis Goodrich and Clark Joseph, the Camden High boys' cross country team finished second in a six-team meet which was contested at Historic Camden last Thursday afternoon.
A celebration of life service for Mary Louise FitzGerald, 81, will be held Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. David Stratford will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
A recent front-page article in the New York Times revealed that many foreign governments now make large donations to U.S. think tanks, which in turn help those governments gain access to U.S. policymakers, largely by producing and disseminating research that is friendly to those governments.
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.