• We haven't been very impressed with the "Occupy" protestors at different sites across the United States -- most don't appear to have much of an idea of what they're protesting -- but unless there is something that doesn't meet the eye, police officers at the University of California-Davis used poor judgment in directing pepper spray at students who appear to be passively sitting on the ground. Further examination might provide new evidence warranting the officers' actions, but at first blush it appeared inexcusable.
An old joke says that a camel is a horse designed by committee. That's more than I can say for the congressional "supercommittee." It was supposed to come up with a proposal to cut the deficit. It didn't even produce a camel. Just a lot of the stuff horses and camels leave behind.
Lugoff-Elgin High School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-week period.
The holiday season is upon us, and while we may see, hear and read admonitions and tips for healthy holiday eating, I'd like for us to think about healthy eating in terms of a healthy South Carolina economy. According to Dana Beach with the S.C. Coastal Conservation League, "…less than 10 percent of what we eat in South Carolina is grown in the state. The rest is imported." For the holidays and everyday, we should be serving up foods that create jobs for South Carolinians, and not send our food dollars out of state or even out of ...
Miss Dorothy Jean Davis and Mr. John "Buddy" Allen Furniss Jr., both of Camden, were united in marriage September 17 at Beulah United Methodist Church in Camden. John D. Howle officiated the 5 p.m. double ring ceremony. A reception was held afterward at the Elks Lodge in Lugoff.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mitchell Watson of Columbia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Boland Watson to Mr. Alexander Ryan Kubas of Columbia. He is the son of LTC and Mrs. Peter Alan Kubas of Columbia.
Hydeia Broadbent was abandoned at birth at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas where Patricia and Loren Broadbent adopted her as an infant. Although her HIV condition was congenital, she was not diagnosed as HIV-positive with advancement to AIDS until age three. The prognosis was that she would not live past the age of five. Now at the age of 27, Hydeia spends her time spreading the message of HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention by promoting abstinence, safe-sex practices (for people who choose to have sex), and the initiative "Knowing Your HIV/AIDS Status."
The Family Resource Center (FRC) announced applications are being accepted until December 21, 2011 for volunteer Board of Directors positions.
Beautiful voices will fill the air as the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC) performs its annual Christmas Concert on Friday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) General admission tickets are $5.
Mr. Jean M. Dunlap, Jr. and Mrs. Joseph Crowley, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeanita Marie Dunlap, to Tyler Scott Pinkerton, son of Mr. Scott Edward Pinkerton of Lexington and Ms. Tracey Michele Pinkerton of Lugoff.
Essie L. Williams, 82, of Connecticut, formerly of Camden, died Wednesday, November 23, 2011. Friends may visit at 362 Elders Pond Circle in Columbia. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral service for Joe Thomas "Tommy" Taylor, 39, will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Powers Funeral Home.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Charles William McGuirt, 74, of Camden will be held Saturday November 26, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery with Masonic Rites. Rev. Steve Patterson, Rev. David Weaver and Rev. Frank Griffith will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, November 25, 2011 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel.
A celebration of life service for Joann Daley "Jo" Lackey will be held Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday, November, 26, 2011 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Camden Building Fund, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020, The American Cancer Society, C/O Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or a charity of one ...
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold a new and exciting fundraiser, the Canine Classic for the Arts, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Meeting Place in Cassatt, located at 1166 State Road S-28-354.
Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, winner of three Grade 1 races in 2014, was crowned Saturday as the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Champions Award winner as the year's leading earner.
Celebration of Life Service for JoAnn King, 75, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Funeral service for Gregory Matheson Hailey, 41, will be held on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Flowers will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 1:00-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 311 East Main Street, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512 or a charity of one's choice.
An Elgin man is now commander of the S.C. Highway Patrol's training division.
An exhibit on World War I is now on display through June 2015 at the Camden Archives and Museum.
Operating under the simple premise that citizens have a right to know as much as they can about how their government officials operate, and how that affects governmental agencies as a whole, we almost always favor laws and regulations which require transparency in government. Transparency, of course, is an overused word, but it basically means that government agencies must operate in a way that allows citizens to observe what's happening, and even to have input about what's taking place.
The committee to study whether or not Kershaw County should enact some type of firearms discharge ordinance finally came back with its finding. As I fully expected, there will be no ordinance of any kind to deal with this growing problem. William Tetterton, a criminal defense attorney, former prosecutor and friend of mine chaired this committee. Mr. Tetterton was against any kind of firearms discharge ordinance from the beginning, so it seems a little disingenuous that a man who was strongly opposed to any firearms discharge ordinance would chair a panel deciding on whether or not one should be enacted.
The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.