WASHINGTON -- We're still a few weeks from summer's dog days and the conventions, and already feral rabidity has set in. Add to the long list of psycho-political syndromes the "Romney Derangement Syndrome."
July 18, 2012|
By Kathleen Parker
Washington Post Writers Group
Many teenagers are desperately seeking employment in these times. I joined them many years ago: in fact, I began work at age 11 and was furious when the "powers that be" decided every person under the age of sixteen had to have a doctor certify that the individual was not harming his health. I made the astronomical sum of a dollar a day at the dime store (98 cents when taxes were removed) and hated the thought of having to have the two dollar test to keep my job. My duties included everything from clerking to all types of housekeeping ...
July 18, 2012|
By Jean Pruett
C-I contributing columnist
Rebecca Armentrout, of Cassatt, is one three Coker College biology students who presented research at the 11th European Conference of Fungal Genetics held last month at the Philipps-Universität/Max Planck Institute of Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany. Armentrout and her fellow students were the only undergraduate programs in Coker's biology department.
Politics is often a curious creature, and few things have been "curiouser" than Kershaw County Council's decision to create a commission to explore alternatives for a penny sales tax to help the county's recreation program, and then do an abrupt about-face, terminating the measure. The citizens who served on the commission and worked hard to come up with a decent plan must be wondering why they expended all the effort.
There's an old story about a mule that fell into a hole. The farmer kept shoveling dirt in the hole. The mule packed it down until it got out! The mule rose above its circumstances. Many times we can also rise above our circumstances.
Photo cutline -- Sportsmanship Award -- Pictured here is the Boykin Furniture Co. Softball Team, who ended the season with third place in the girls' ten-to-twelve year class and won the Sportsmanship Award for the Girls' Softball Teams. Team members enjoyed a wiener roast July 7, given by their coaches, Mrs. Doris Hancock and Mrs. Marvin Rabon, at the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Hancock, Jr., Wateree Lake, and another outing July 12 at the Wateree Lake home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd H. Boykin. Members of the Boykin Furniture team are Bunny Norris, Nancy Cooper, Carol Hutchinson, Debbie ...
Food for the Soul, the Camden-based ministry that provides meals to the hungry and temporary emergency shelter and services for the homeless in Kershaw County, is conducting its second annual "Pass the Plate" fundraising campaign. The campaign, which will conclude Aug. 12, asks local civic groups, community organizations, businesses and churches around the county to "pass the plate" to support the organization in its efforts to end hunger and homelessness in Kershaw County.
Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County will celebrate its fourth anniversary this week. For the proud and special occasion, The Habitat Store will have a "Mascot Sale" and introduce its new mascot -- Prissy Britches.
July 18, 2012|
By Porche' Matthews
Special to the C-I
|People & Places
The Camden First Baptist Church Children's saluted the Fourth of July with its annual parade. Heading out at 9:30 a.m. July 3, the center's children and staff -- dressed in red, white and blue and wearing festive hats -- walked through downtown carrying banners and waving flags, inspiring the holiday spirit in business neighbors. In all, 21 teachers and 65 youngsters – infants through fifth-graders – celebrated the patriotic holiday.