Officials at the Obama White House have been making calls to primary care doctors in this country, trying to make appointments in an effort to find out how difficult it is to do so if they're new patients. There's just one problem: those making the calls aren't identifying themselves and are basically "mystery shoppers" who are trying to ferret information from the doctors and trying to find out whether different answers are being given if they are paying privately or have public insurance such as Medicaid.
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It is all-star baseball tournament time in Kershaw County with four Dixie Youth and a pair of Dixie Boys' squads preparing to play in Sub-District and District tournament play, respectively.
What is the well-dressed Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy wearing these days? A new custom-measured bullet-proof vest. Four large boxes containing 38 bullet-proof vests manufactured by GH Armory Systems arrived at KCSO headquarters last week, the fulfillment of a goal set by Sheriff Jim Matthews to provide all officers with up-to-date body armor. "I looked into grants and we established a Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation to collect tax exempt donations, specifically for body armor," said Matthews. Michael Letts with Invest, a company that provides body armor to law enforcement agencies at no cost, heard about the need ...
Alberta Goodwin Gallant, 80, of Collins Circle, Camden, died Sunday.
Funeral service for Kyle Adam Kelly, 11, of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Lugoff with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Matt Galloway will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, the Kershaw County Recreation Department or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.
Stephanie Denise Robinson, 38, of Castel Rock Drive, Clinton, Maryland, died Friday.
Services for Janet Lee Clark, of Camden, were held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Brownsville Baptist Church in Blenheim with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Monday at Cooper Funeral Home in Dillon.
Sarah J. Anthony, 90, of Church Road in Westville, died Monday, June 27, 2011.
The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) arrested Elgin Town Councilman Larry Risvold in February for driving under the influence (DUI) after a trooper observed him driving on the wrong side of the road when turning right on Blaney Road from U.S. 1.
Funeral service for James Franklin Baker, 75, of Lugoff, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church with burial to follow in Providence Baptist Church, Cassatt. Rev. Joe Stines and Rev. Donnie Barrett will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Bessie Mae Boykin of Camden died June 26, 2011.
The S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) recently recognized several employees in the Camden office. SCDMV Executive Director Kevin Shwedo visited Camden to present an award for excellence examiner Monica Brown.
The library is one of my favorite places. The workers there are friendly and helpful. I grew up in a very small town. The library was one, small room. That room had books and a desk -- that's all. The librarian checked out books, with a rubber stamp. The library wasn't much to look at. But there I explored new worlds in books.
Team building with the right mix of fun and learning will be part of Camp Alpha Summer, to be held July 11-15 for youngsters ages 8 to 12.
Both Democrats and Republicans in South Carolina will have advisory questions on their June primary ballots -- votes that will not be binding but are intended simply to provide some feeling for what Palmetto State residents are thinking about particular issues. As you would guess, such questions often revolve around issues particularly important to one party or another, and they're sometimes done to help provide leverage for the parties to push certain projects.
James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State to be held June 8-14 at Anderson University. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citzenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25 percent of their class. Applications are available from guidance counselors at high schools or may be obtained from Richard Lackey at 432-9527. Above, Palmetto Boys State chairman Lackey dines and chats with Girls State delegate Margeaux Laschanzky and Boys State delegate Riley Kohn when the two youths visited Post 17 to share their experiences from ...
Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.
A Funeral Mass for David Lawerence Kelly Jr., 43, will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Camden, S.C. The Rev. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Quaker Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Now this is how you end a drought.
With their head coach missing the match due to a knee injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team tried to help in Edward Rickwood's recovery by dousing visiting Richland Northeast, 7-0, in a Region 4-4A match played on Tuesday.
A celebration of life service for Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr., 55, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers funeral home. The Rev. Reece Byrd and the Rev. Ann Byrd will officiate.
First-year schools and their athletic teams are not supposed to be this good.
Lugoff-Elgin tuned up for its Thursday night battle with conference-leading Blythewood by handing visiting Richland Northeast a pair of losses in a Tuesday night Region 4-4A doubleheader.
The governing board of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site would like to express its sincerest appreciation to Mayor Tony Scully and the members of Camden City Council for approving recommended changes to a much needed sewer project that crosses portions of our historic site. City Manager Mel Pearson, Public Works Director Tom Couch and Deputy Director Sam Davis are to be commended for working tirelessly with numerous individuals to find a solution to installing the sewer lines in a timely manner while protecting parts of the archaeologically rare and nationally significant colonial site of early Camden.
Those of us who jump for joy when we hear that Governor Haley is deeply concerned about education and is planning to dedicate $160 million in new spending for education might consider, as we bow heads in hope and tenuous gratitude, that such concern on her part is coming awfully late but just in time for her possible re-election. Better late than never? Perhaps! But better earlier, for sure. The S.C. education budget has been reduced for the last three years by more than the proposed budget raises -- $110 million in her first year and $140 million stimulus money ...
WASHINGTON -- After writing close to 3,000 columns, I've learned that people sometimes read what they're looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote.
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.