Kershaw County Council was scheduled last night to hear presentations from 18 different candidates who wish to serve on the board of directors of KershawHealth, and then to question those candidates. What just a few years ago was a fairly humdrum appointment -- important, of course, but without a lot of fanfare -- has morphed into a visible process because of recent controversy at the hospital.
Business news: in the second quarter, South Carolina outpaced the nation in manufacturing growth -- 2.7 percent, above the national average of 2.5 percent and the Southeast average of 2.1 percent, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce. Columbia is now the hottest high-tech city in the South, recently ranked No. 2 in the U.S in high-tech employment growth.
September 04, 2013|
By Mayor Tony Scully
C-I contributing columnist
Funeral services for Thomas Earl Rasberry, 70, will be held Monday at 12:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Joe Stines and The Rev. Dr. Charles Everett will officiate. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service from 11-12 at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Down Syndrome Association of the Low Country in honor of his granddaughter Breanna.
Everyone gets frightened of something or someone from time to time, and animals are no exception. Fear is an emotional response to danger and causes our survival instincts to kick into high gear. Even the most loving and docile of pets can lash out when put in a threatening situation, and the results can often be dangerous. In order to prevent an attack, there are a few things you should always look out for when interacting with any animal.
September 02, 2013|
Texas A&M University
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
• We voters here in Kershaw County and across the country can get ready for another debt-limit controversy in October. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is already warning of rattled financial markets if the vote to call the government to borrow more money doesn't pass smoothly, and there will be Republicans who say they won't go along. This is becoming a tiresome exercise and it would be nice if Congress would adopt reasonable fiscal policies that would help avoid this kind of mess.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) recently received a nearly $400,000 U.S. Department of Education grant to expand its counseling services for elementary and middle school students. Kershaw County is the only school district in South Carolina and one of only 35 across the nation to be awarded a grant as part of a $12.3 million program to establish or expand counseling services.
As a part of the centennial of the Civil War, in 1959 the South Carolina Archives Department published Military and Naval Operations in South Carolina, 1860-65. In the portion of the book treating Sherman's march through South Carolina, the department named a military action with little or no combat, an "Affair." That name describes this event at Flat Rock.
September 02, 2013|
By Harvey S. Teal
Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society