Voters in Kershaw County and nationwide have been bombarded with news during the past few days regarding the compromise between the Obama administration and Congressional Republicans on tax policy. Democrats in Washington, who for nearly two years have been accusing the GOP of obstructionism, are the people in this instance who are throwing up roadblocks. To listen to them tell it, lower-income Americans are being saddled with a lion's share of the American tax ...
Having recently had surgery at KershawHealth, I would like to compliment our hospital and staff. How fortunate we are in Kershaw County to have a facility that provides excellent, compassionate care. What could have been an uncomfortable Thanksgiving Day was actually a pleasant experience thanks to the staff at KershawHealth. Each person I encountered was careful and caring, and each was absolutely committed to the job at hand, and certainly to the patient. As ...
The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 17, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend. SEAGUL classes will not be held.
I love this time of the year! Riding through town, seeing the Christmas Lights, and seeing the hustle-and-bustle of holiday shopping, but most of all, I love the Christmas music. I don't know what it is about that type of music, but it seems to always put people in a better mood. After doing some reading on traditional Christmas music, I found some very interesting facts.
Lugoff-Elgin High School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.
Kershaw County voters, like their counterparts throughout the county, should take heart in the fact that Democrats and Republicans finally came together in Washington Monday to forge what looks to be a workable compromise on economic matters. They came up with a measure that will keep income rates at their current pace for another two years and will also extend unemployment taxes; the measure will also reduce the payroll tax on Social Security, instantly ...
As a child I was taught you have certain priorities in life. When you become an adult it still should have a place in your decision-making. The Kershaw County School District's recent vote to spend up to $1.25 million shouldn't even be on the list. As a taxpayer, I think keeping qualified teachers teaching is of more importance.
NEW YORK -- Pending catastrophe is not an easy notion to entertain, much less sustain. Americans moreover have a low tolerance for doom and gloom. We are the nation of optimism, after all. We elect leaders who promise hope and change. We are the shining city on a hill.
Why would the local school board vote to spend $1.25 million on property for a new district office when they have the land available at both the former Pine Tree Hill School and Camden Middle School properties? How much more money will the new administrative building cost? Is there some other way this money could be spent on children rather than administrative offices?
20 YEARS AGO -- Dec. 5-10, 1990 Photo cutline -- West Wateree Rotary Club members were among the Adopt-A-Highway litter control volunteers that picked up roadside trash last month. In addition to performing a community service, it paid off for one volunteer who found a $20 bill among aluminum cans, empty fast food containers and cigarette butts. Photo cutline -- Green thumb -- King Haiglar Garden Club member Gail West, her 2-year-old ...
The Doby's Mill Elementary School Choraliers -- a part of the Kershaw County Elementary Honors Choir, directed by Dr Susan Wyatt -- recently took part in an event jointly sponsored by the University of South Carolina and Colla Voce, a vocal chamber ensemble of professional musicians in the Columbia area. Elementary and middle schools from around the state were hosted at the event, where students sang in English and Latin.
Fifth-grade students at Pine Tree Hill School recently created pumpkins to represent the main characters of fiction novels. Students displaying their creations are (first row, from left) Abigail Tucker with Amber Billows from "Early Sunday Morning"; Chandler Price with Will from "Shades of Gray"; Cody Brewer with Stuart from "Stuart Little"; (second row) Jarquis Dinkins with Ralph from "Ralph S. Mouse"; Garrett Lawson with Gandolf the White from "Lord of the Rings"; and Kyle Alecia ...
Thomas Sumter Academy's Lower School recently held its first Recognition Rally for the 2010-2011 school year.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Lewis Edward. Keyes, Jr. 74, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Dr. William F. Summers will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mr. Keyes memory to Sam A. Karesh Wing, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
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.
The Camden High School Athletic Banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 21, in the school gymnasium.