When I was a kid way back in the previous century, my favorite attraction at the local county fair was a midway amusement that everyone called "dunk the dimwit" -- or words to that effect.
"That man could crawl through a barrel of fish hooks and not get a scratch on him.'' Troy Stevenson, who retained the wisdom of his mountain upbringing, once used that expression concerning a man we were discussing. The late Highway Patrolman Randy Sanders once described an individual as: "One who could be used to open a bottle of wine."
In 2006, Barack Obama, then a member of the U.S. Senate, voted against raising the "debt ceiling" -- the maximum amount of outstanding federal debt the US government can incur by law.
Applications will be accepted through May 5 for the 2011 Thomas E. McLester Scholarship Award, given by Camden First United Methodist Church.
Cassady Robinson turned in her best pitching performance of the season as North Central downed Region 2 champion Wagener-Salley, 9-3, in Thursday's first round of the District 4-A softball tournament.
Willie Stuckey, 80, of 252 Shivers Pond Road, Rembert, passed on Saturday, April 30. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
On Friday at approximately 3 p.m. Kershaw County dispatch received a 911 call that there was an armed robbery in progress at a residence next to the Shooters bar on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden.
Camden sent its seniors out with a bang in their final regular season home contest with a 9-0 victory over county rival Lugoff-Elgin in a girls soccer match played Thursday at Zemp Stadium.
Since many first round games throughout the state were pushed back a night due to Thursday's inclement weather, the weekend playoff picture for half of Kershaw County's four playoff entries would not be decided until Friday night.
Come out for a doggone good time at Grace Episcopal Church's 75th annual Spring Dog Show, to be held Saturday in Rectory Square in Camden.
Giving a sneak peek at a limited-number special edition binding of "A History of Kershaw County, South Carolina," to be unveiled Sunday at the Kershaw County Historical Society (KCHS) meeting, are KCHS President Steve Reynolds (left) and Publications Chairman Harvey Teal. Only 100 copies will be available of the leather-bound, navy-blue edition bearing a classic King Haiglar image and lettering in gold, designed to complement vintage "Historic Camden" volumes. Each copy is numbered and signed by authors Joan A. Inabinet and L. Glen Inabinet, whose history appeared in regular binding in January. The KCHS will meet at 3 p.m ...
Irvin S. Naylor's Decoy Daddy set almost all the pace in the $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3) and pulled away to a 3 1/2-length victory over Riverdee Stable's Dictina's Boy at the 90th annual Middleburg Spring Races on Saturday, April 23.
With one eye cast to the sky and another watching his team, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak was hoping for a quick match against undermanned Sumter at the CHS courts on Tuesday.
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.