'Tis the season, it appears, for Newt Gingrich to show his dual political personalities: naughty and nice.
Public pensions have been much in the news since the economic downturn began, especially during the last year. The battle in Wisconsin over public employees' collective bargaining rights and pension plans has been the most publicized, but the same arguments have been occurring across the country. The South Carolina General Assembly has now taken the first step to deal with a $13-billion deficit in the state retirement pension fund, and though it involved difficult decisions on the part of a House subcommittee, it was the right thing to do. The recommendations still must go to the House Ways and Means ...
Hattie Mae "Hatchet" Caldwell, 61, of Pine Drive, Bethune, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.
Carrie G. Ford, 55, of Sherwood Court, Lugoff, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.
George L. Massey, 66, of Church Road, Westville, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.
Funeral service for Ralph C. "Butch" McLeod, Jr., 59, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Church of the Nazarene with burial to follow in St. United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Crandall and the Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Youth Department.
Mr. Wade Henry "Buck" Parker, Jr., 85, of Kershaw, widower of Jessie Lee Anderson Parker, passed away Monday, December 12, 2011 at WJBD VA Medical Center in Columbia. He was born July 17, 1926 in Camden, a son of the late Wade H. Parker, Sr. and Nannie C. Watkins Parker.
Harry Van Ness, 88, of Flat Rock Road, Camden, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.
Lugoff-Elgin opened play in Region 4-4A basketball by splitting a Tuesday night road doubleheader at Richland Northeast High school.
After having added to their lead with each passing quarter, North Central hit a speed bump in the final eight minutes of Friday's game with visiting Buford.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Linda Wade Strickland Smith, 46, of Camden will be held Friday, December 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Grace Episcopal Church with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Michael Bullock will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Linda's memory to MCG Foundation, Inc., BMT-Leukemia Educational Fund, 1120 15th Street, BA 5407, Augusta, GA, 30912.
Robert Ariail, popular political cartoonist, recently donated an original piece of artwork for the promotion of the Fine Arts Center Follies. The artwork depicted local businessman and Camden resident, Johnny Deal as a surfer catching the waves on fictional "Follies' Beach."
For the second time in three years, a member of the Lugoff-Elgin High School student trainers' staff has been selected to be a student athletic trainer for the South Carolina Shrine Bowl football team.
University of South Carolina Aiken men's basketball player and Camden native Sterling Council was named the South Carolina Education Lottery USC Aiken Athletic Department Student-Athlete of the Week on Dec. 11, 2011.
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.