My students often ask me if the items we find in the woods are edible. I answer in the affirmative, explaining that anything they can fit down their esophagus is edible. The question is whether the item of interest will kill you. I get asked this a lot about mushrooms. Members of this kingdom are especially difficult to identify, and for every safe species, there is another, almost identical species that could be deadly. And so it is my standard practice to avoid consumption of any mushroom I find outside of the supermarket shelf.
Recently, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his retirement. White House Spokesman Josh Earnest acknowledged that Holder's tenure had become increasingly difficult, saying (there were) a large number of issues … many of them very complicated, some of them, maybe controversial.
A graveside service for Edna Gardner Bradley, 84, will be held on Nov. 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. She passed away on Nov. 3, 2014 at KershawHealth in Camden, S.C.
A Camden man called the Camden Police Department (CPD) on Sunday to report his mother for allegedly taken a table lamp reportedly valued at $50,000 from his grandmother's Camden home.
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Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Deputy Julia Locklear graduated Oct. 31 as a Class I law enforcement officer following 12 weeks of training at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy.
The Kershaw County Diamonds step team will headline, but not compete in, Saturday's step show and competition. Doors open at 5 p.m. at Camden High School's gymnasium with the show starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Top Striker, flashing the talent that carried him to a commanding Carolina Cup victory in March, took control at the third to last fence of the Steeplechase at Callaway's $50,000 AFLAC Supreme Hurdle and gradually pulled away to a 7 1/4-length victory on Saturday.
There were better days to run 3.1 miles than this past Saturday.
This is being written prior to Tuesday night's election returns, so with results unknown, we can only voice our hope that following the tallying of the votes, this country's leaders will do more to move the nation forward than they have in the past. The constant wrangling of past years has left voters irritated and worried about the direction of the United States. Indeed, a national news story noted that despite some good signs -- including an economy that's improving, though slowly, and gas prices below $3 a gallon for the first time in four years -- there is ...
Betty L. Speedy passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at her home in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. She was born on December 24, 1945 in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Gracie B. Atkins Alspaugh and the late Loyd Alspaugh. She worked for the United Sates Government in Arlington, Virginia before moving to South Carolina where she lived in Columbia, Camden and Mt. Pleasant.
George William "Bill" Supplee died peacefully on Thursday, October 30, in Camden, SC, at the age of ninety. Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joyce Tucker Supplee of Camden, SC, children Tucker (Carrie) Supplee of Muskegon, MI, Bonnie (Steve Garrett) Supplee of Atlanta, GA and Donny (Sharon) Supplee of Camden, SC, 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Supplee Jongewaard of Wesley, IA, Jean Supplee Crider of State College, PA, and a brother, Robert Lamberton Supplee of Orange City, IA.
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Louise McElveen Wilson, 86, widow of the late Garris McElveen and the late John R. Wilson, died Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Kershaw Health in Camden.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold a new and exciting fundraiser, the Canine Classic for the Arts, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Meeting Place in Cassatt, located at 1166 State Road S-28-354.
Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, winner of three Grade 1 races in 2014, was crowned Saturday as the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Champions Award winner as the year's leading earner.
Celebration of Life Service for JoAnn King, 75, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Funeral service for Gregory Matheson Hailey, 41, will be held on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Flowers will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 1:00-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 311 East Main Street, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512 or a charity of one's choice.
An Elgin man is now commander of the S.C. Highway Patrol's training division.
An exhibit on World War I is now on display through June 2015 at the Camden Archives and Museum.
Operating under the simple premise that citizens have a right to know as much as they can about how their government officials operate, and how that affects governmental agencies as a whole, we almost always favor laws and regulations which require transparency in government. Transparency, of course, is an overused word, but it basically means that government agencies must operate in a way that allows citizens to observe what's happening, and even to have input about what's taking place.
The committee to study whether or not Kershaw County should enact some type of firearms discharge ordinance finally came back with its finding. As I fully expected, there will be no ordinance of any kind to deal with this growing problem. William Tetterton, a criminal defense attorney, former prosecutor and friend of mine chaired this committee. Mr. Tetterton was against any kind of firearms discharge ordinance from the beginning, so it seems a little disingenuous that a man who was strongly opposed to any firearms discharge ordinance would chair a panel deciding on whether or not one should be enacted.
The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.