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The future ain’t what it used to be…

As hard as it might be to believe, I was a French major in college. Through my coursework, I studied the great French thinkers and philosophers: Descartes, Montesquieu, Voltaire and others. However, I usually end up going back to that noted American philosopher, Yogi Berra. More often than not, Yogi hits it right on the head. Yogi was once quoted as saying, "the future ain't what it used to be." I think that pearl of wisdom relates very well to the topic of the relationship between education and economic development.

October 15, 2012 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Deadline to renew Cup parking spaces is today

Last year's reserved space holders have until 5 p.m. today in order to secure their same space(s) for the Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races. All spaces not renewed will be put on sale to the public.

October 12, 2012 | | Equine


Saturday golf tourney benefits girls' soccer team

The Lexington County Soccer Club's (LCSC) Kershaw 95 Lady Strikers Soccer Team, a first-year girls U-17 soccer team made up of varsity and junior varsity players from both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin high schools, is hosting a fundraising golf tournament to benefit the fledgling program on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the White Pine Golf Club in Camden.

October 12, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Knights pick apart Shamrocks

Not to be superstitious, but the North Central volleyball team probably did not want to be stuck on 13 wins for any longer than they had to be there.

October 12, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Thomas N. Burns

Mr. Thomas N. Burns, 51, of 714 George Wright Street, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 13, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at Haile's Funeral Home Chapel, Camden, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.

October 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Shirley Garnder McFarland

Shirley Gardner McFarland, 76, of Camden, died Thursday, October 11, 2012.

October 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Author’s Tea

Midway Elementary School student Madison Hensley, 7, was chosen to tell her story about the rewards of being kind during the school's first Author's Tea of the school year Tuesday. Madison helped a student who dropped her books and the student rewarded Madison by talking about her kindness on Midway's morning news show. "It was scary, but it ended up being OK," said the second-grader of her news show debut. Each month, students from kindergarten through fifth grade read their best written work for family and friends, followed by a catered lunch. "Parent's come and enjoy ...

October 12, 2012 | | Education


LiveWell Kershaw to kick off with Olympic torch

Dr. Steven Blair, professor in the Arnold School of Public Health at University of South Carolina (USC), will be the featured speaker at the launch of LiveWell Kershaw, an ambitious plan to make Kershaw County the healthiest county in South Carolina. The event Oct. 17 will take place in the Camden High School auditorium starting at 5:30 p.m.

October 12, 2012 | | Healthcare


Time limits

Kershaw County Council made a reasonable decision earlier this week in limiting to 10 minutes the amount of time people have to speak when addressing issues during public hearings. Having the right to be heard is fundamental, and it's important that council didn't attempt to do away with that, but anyone who's ever attended hearings before -- or any type of public forum, for that matter -- knows that some people can get carried away with the sound of their own voices.

October 12, 2012 | | Editorials


Obama’s second-term blahs

After scraping around for something -- anything -- good to say about President Barack Obama's debate performance, I came up with this much: at least he didn't look at his watch.

October 12, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Willie Canty

Mr. Willie Canty, 86, of 30 Chestnut Street, Norwalk, Conneticut and formerly of Camden died Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Family and friends may call at 730 Knights Hill Road, Knights HIll Community, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Canty Family.

October 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Thomas N. Burns

Mr. Thomas N. Burns, 51, of 714 George Wright Street, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 13, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at Haile's Funeral Home Chapel, Camden, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.

October 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Miriam Johnson

Miriam Johnson, 65, of New York, New York, formerly of Camden, died Monday, October 8, 2012. Friends may visit at 42 Peartree Loop in Elgin. Plans will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home.

October 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Shirley Garnder McFarland

Shirley Gardner McFarland, 76, of Camden, died Thursday, October 11, 2012.

October 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Suzanne Miller McKenzie

Funeral services celebrating the life of Suzanne Miller McKenzie, 80, of Camden, was held at 11:00 AM , Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Bethel Worship Center, in Camden. Pastor Raymond Sellers officiated. Burial followed in Quaker Cemetery. The family will received friends at 6:00-7:30 PM, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Suzanne's memory to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277.

October 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


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