"We the People." These important words are celebrated as the opening salvo in a historic experiment in constitutional democracy, an experiment that we in this state live every day. We are partners in this strong process.
Every year around the time of the NBA Draft, the top sports outlets like Sports Illustrated and ESPN try to predict which players in high school, college and overseas will be the next stars of the NBA.
Doby's Mill Elementary School is one of seven South Carolina schools to win a prestigious Exemplary Writing Program Award.
The Veggie Station, located on 2406-B Broad St., recently opened shop. The owners, Chris and Ann McCormick of Cassatt, originally started with a vegetable truck making stops around Camden to sell produce two years ago. The business has now expanded to it's new location which is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The McCormicks still operate the truck around town occasionally. The Veggie Station sells produce and specialty items such as jams, jellies, fruits, vegetables, hot sauces, glazes, Charleston tea, Blenheim ginger ale, Amish noodles ...
At the Town Green event a couple of weekends ago, I had a lengthy conversation with Councilman Pat Partin about council's vision to grow Camden. He suggested that I get a copy of the Camden vision plan, so I would be informed. At his suggestion, I got a copy and I studied the plan recommendations which, as Mayor Jeffrey Graham stated in the Chronicle-Independent, "It encapsulates hours of citizens input along with the opinion of professional city planners. It is a combination of where our citizens said they want our city to go and what steps we should take ...
A call to help hostages being held at his neighbor's house backfired on the man who reported it.
I saw some pictures from the royal wedding. The bride was very pretty. But she was out-done by some of the guests. These ladies wore hats that were -- well, different. Someone explained to me that one of the important things is for the ladies to wear a hat. It must be different from the one she wore to the last wedding she attended. I guess that she will wear a dress, perhaps even a new one. But the hat is the thing.
Photo cutline -- Tullie Fellers helps Paul Woodward with his tennis swing as his brother, Nathan, looks on. Fellers, who recently graduated with a perfect 4.0 average from Clemson with a double major in chemistry and German, was also awarded Clemson's highest non-academic award, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, for public service.
Her name is synonymous with gardening. Through her work with Master Gardeners and as a gardening author and columnist, Margot Rochester enriched the lives of many both in and beyond Kershaw County.
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School recently saluted its South Carolina Junior Scholars. Students achieve Junior Scholar status by either scoring 50 or higher in verbal, math or writing on the PSAT or by participating in Duke University's Talent Identification Program (TIP) during their seventh-grade year. The honored students included (first row, from left) Mallory Register, Aubrey Edgerton, Evelyn (McCrae) Watson, Hannah Ranson, Jessica Stockman, Mary (Matheson) Deese, Makayla Rippy, (second row) Jousha Hinson, Connor Tully, Zane Nayfeh, Daniel McAvoy, Christopher Wilder, Stephen Christianson, (third row) Steve Berry, Chandler Brittian and Austen Haney.
Beulah Marsh Branham, 92, widow of William D. Branham, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at McCoy Nursing Home.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present its 10th annual Jazz at the Center Music Festival, April 25-27, in historic downtown Camden. The featured concert this year takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday in Wood Auditorium, following a cocktail reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the lobby. Maddy Winer and Vince Lewis and the Jazz All-Stars will provide entertainment from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz standards that are sure to please jazz lovers of all tastes. Their new CD "Crossroads" was hailed by Just Jazz Magazine as "first rate" and "…the musicianship ...
The Boy Scouts of Wateree District recently held their annual Awards Banquets, hosted by Lyttletton St. UMC. The district awards went to:
Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of the Christian Holy Week, leading up to the celebration of Easter. Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a donkey to celebrate Passover the week that he died. Kevin Shaw (portraying Jesus in photo) leads members of area churches down Mill St. in Camden.
Longtime Camden resident Reid Buckley died Monday night in a Columbia hospital, only days after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer.
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Allison Hill is a 21st century woman embarking on a promising future in nursing with an assist from women who were born in the nineteenth century.
Ten Kershaw County schools were among 592 schools statewide recognized by the State Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2013.
• The news that the city of Camden plans to install an elevator at Camden City Hall is quite welcome. It is especially so to the city's disabled citizens who have found it difficult to come to court or attend Camden City Council meetings, both of which take place on the second floor. Many years ago, the city installed a chair-lift system attached to a railing of the building's main stairwell. It hasn't always worked and some people find its appearance a bit daunting. Installing the elevator -- which will also allow employees and visitors to reach offices and ...
Recently, I attended the Congress on Healthcare Leadership presented by the American College of Healthcare Executives, and I was most impressed by one presentation: Building the New Healthcare Delivery System. In particular, I was struck by the fact that healthcare executives from across the country were focused almost exclusively on this new world of healthcare and its impact on how the organizations they lead are designed.
She was not a pretty woman in the days of her youth. Her lips were too thin, her forehead too high and her eyes so round that they seemed to bulge into the lens of the glasses she wore.
The road diet -- what a mistake. Even the mayor admits it could be a mistake. When the mayor was running for office he led me to believe that he was against the Broad Street diet. Two years later, he has flipped his opinion about the diet project. The mayor's vote, along with two of the previous council members, is what placed this mistake in motion. The urgency for the vote was to apply for a grant. A grant is federal tax dollars and not free money as some believe. This type of attitude is one of the reasons our ...
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.