During this past Tuesday evening's Camden City Council meeting, it was both refreshing and encouraging to see so many folks at the meeting and most particularly to hear from those who spoke during the public forum segment of the meeting. I certainly applaud all who were there. It is the right of every citizen to be able to speak about those things that affect their lives and their community.
It's budget season at City Hall. This is the time of year that we review our previous budget and formulate a new one. I'm proud to say that our 2010-2011 numbers are projected to come in under budget, and our new budget will pass without requiring any tax increases.
Someone sent me an Internet video of two soldiers in Afghanistan demonstrating how to make coffee using a device called a heat pack. It was entertaining though the language was pretty salty, as soldiers' language can be.
The Lugoff-Elgin girls softball program will host a flea market on Saturday, May 21 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School parking lot.
Dear Annie: My good friend "Lara" is three months pregnant with her third child. She recently confided in me that she purposely didn't use birth control. She told her husband, "Joe," that the pregnancy was "an accident."
What would America look like if the Tea Party movement ran it? You can get a good glimpse in Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's budget-balancing plan. Now, I wonder, will Democrats come up with a better plan? Or will they simply wait for Republicans to destroy themselves?
Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Clint Stockman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 27, 2011 at a party with family and friends. Wylie and Betty were married April 5, 1961. They have four children, Timmy Stockman, Lynda Watson (Butch), Becky Whitehouse (Randy), and Jason Stockman (Bridget) all of Lugoff. They are the proud grandparents of eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They will also celebrate with a trip to Memphis, Tenn. in April.
Funeral Mass for Gerardina Corona Cabot, 95, of Camden, will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Father Francis Travis will officiate. The Rosary will be recited on Friday at 5:30 p.m. with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Beverly Farmer Copeland, 66 of Camden will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Copeland's memory to American Diabetes Association of SC, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 205, Columbia, SC 29204.
James Montgomery, 65, of Red Hill Road, Rembert, died Sunday, April 10, 2011.
Peggy Little Sailor, 87, of Camden, widow of George Edward Sailor of California, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2011.
Claudia Mae Hough Smith, of Philadelphia, Penn. and formerly of Bethune, quietly passed away at Springdale Health Care Center on April 10, 2011.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigators were called to the scene of a break-in Monday at the new Jackson School on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden. School officials discovered someone broke into the school during the previous week when school was out for spring break. The thief stole 28 new laptop computers.
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• It was good, if still mixed, news from KershawHealth a week ago that January's financials looked a bit better than they have recently. The healthcare organization still posted a loss for the month -- as it has every month for some time now -- but only of $84,000. Compare that to $902,000 in losses for October 2013 alone and that is very good news. KershawHealth has a long way to go to combat a projected $32 million in operational losses by Fiscal Year 2018, less than five years away. However, last week's meeting also revealed that the KershawHealth ...
Mama had great stories. My favorite was the only one I asked often for her to repeat. It has become something of an anthem in my life.
Funeral service for Reverend Joseph Drakeford, Jr., 73, of 64 Payne Pond Road in Westville will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may visit at 750 Boyd Road in Camden. He died Friday, February 28, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Billy J. Ellis, 75, of 1320 Jones Road, Kershaw died Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Ellis Family.
Funeral services for Grace Eubanks Gainey, 72, of Bethune will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Timrod Baptist Church, Bethune. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Jim Wallace and Jackie Knight will officiate.
Even though the Carolina Cup is more than a month away, reserved parking spaces are selling at a brisk pace.
The Royals AAU youth basketball teams will host tryouts in both Camden and Bishopville for its boys and girls' teams.
Invitations for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races were sent out to those on the organization's mailing list last Friday. And tickets and parking spaces for the event are now on sale.