As we approach a new year, one of the best presents the State of South Carolina could receive from the General Assembly would be a comprehensive tort reform measure that would make the state's business climate friendlier and would spur economic stability. Texas has been a leader in tort reform, and Gov. Rick Perry is pushing a new proposal that would take that state a step further.
When I retired from the Kershaw County School Board in 1998, it was not a retirement from continuing to seek the best that our educational institution had to offer to our youth. I thought, surely the technological system would take over since each student in ninth grade was given a computer to aid in their educational advancement and achievement. This is/was not so for many students.
Amazing how the school board can find money for their purposes, isn't it. Well, here's what they can do with that money (because it can only go to "facilities"): Sort through the files that are "necessary" and "unnecessary" and the furniture they want to keep, take it to a storage unit, then implode the building and rebuild on that same piece of property a more efficient plan or whatever it is they feel is ...
Andy Denton was recently helping his mother Miriam move some furniture when they came across a bulletin from the First Baptist Church which was distributed on Father's Day in 1945. The bulletin was arranged in newsletter form and filled with information concerning events surrounding the end of the war and updates on many of your friends and neighbors who were serving in the military.
I have a number of favorite Christmas stories which I have told you over the years. This is one of my favorites; I related it to you long ago, but it is worth repeating as Christendom's most holy day approaches.
As I watched the sad sight of Rep. Charles Rangel, a decorated Korean War veteran, stand in the well of the House to be humiliated by Speaker Nancy Pelosi with resounding censure like a misbehaving schoolboy, I was reminded of a joke I once heard about a critic's review of a singing cat: "It is not that the song was done well that mattered, but that it was done at all."
Funeral services for Gene Adam Taylor, 93, of Elgin, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in God's Lighthouse Church Cemetery. Rev. Dave Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Rev. Dr. Willie Wells, Jr. 81, of Black River Road, Camden, SC, died Wednesday, December 15, 2010.
Karen Tolliver, classroom director of the primary C class (ages 3-6) at the Montessori School of Camden (MSC), has been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Central Carolina Technical College in recognition of her academic achievement.
A Kershaw County student was among those honored when Francis Marion University's Leadership FMU program recently held its fourth graduation to recognize and celebrate student leadership.
If Speedy Johnson were a betting man, he would have been richer this week than he was a week ago.
A special award for the best use of mud in an entry will be presented at the Boykin Christmas Parade's 17th edition Sunday. This year's festivities, which begin at 2 p.m., will also feature a first-ever event -- a marriage ceremony during the parade. The parade will also showcase its traditional country-themed lineup while emphasizing the "Spirit of Boykin." For more information, call parade co-chairman Hank Kerfoot or parade administrator Chris Amerson at 713-8873.
The students in Christie Whitehouse's Honors Spanish 3 at Lugoff-Elgin High School researched a famous Spanish speaker in the areas of history, art, literature and music. Students then introduced themselves and interviewed the other guests at a meet-and-greet. Students taught their classmates about the significance of their person through presentations, videos, artwork and other visual aids. Students and their characters included (first row, from left) Zach Smith (Francisco Pizarro), Julianna Cobb (Francisco Franco), Justin Gilstrap (Fidel Castro), Logan Benns (Simon ...
Funeral services for Donnie Patrick Joyner, 70, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Marthers will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International.