Reigning Eclipse Award winner Demonstrative began the defense of his North American championship with a game neck victory over Mr. Hot Stuff in the $150,000 Calvin Houghland Irouqois, the signature race of Saturday's Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville and the richest race on the National Steeplechase Association's spring schedule.
There is little information taught in schools nowadays that is more important than social studies. That term is an old one, but it is still an apt description of the subject matter covered -- civics, history, geography. Those are basic subjects which make for an informed citizenry and electorate, and being well versed in social studies is, to many, a necessary component of a healthy country. Yet we're doing an awful job of educating students in these basic areas. One news report recently gave the sad news: nationally, the share of students scoring at or above proficiency in history is ...
WASHINGTON -- The recent spectacle of Pamela Geller, the erstwhile journalist who organized a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest in Texas, gives pause to even the most passionate defenders of the First Amendment.
May 13, 2015|
By Kathleen Parker
Washington Post Writer's Group
One hundred years ago, a 29-year-old bird named Martha sat in an enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. This bird had lived in captivity her entire life and, during the last four years of her life, had become the last of her kind. In a cage on September 1, 1914, the last known living Passenger Pigeon breathed her last and, with that final breath, the last remaining Passenger Pigeon was gone. The last of a species that numbered nearly 5 billion at the time of the European settlement of North America died, and the most numerous bird species on the face ...
May 13, 2015|
By Josh Arrants
C-I contributing columnist
The family of Julius Clyburn Connell has been selected as the Kershaw County Family of the Year by a committee composed of state agencies in the area. This family will compete for the title of South Carolina Family of the Year.
Girls on Track at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School finished the spring season by completing a 5K with a running buddy in Cayce on Saturday, May 2. Girls on Track is a program for girls in grades 6-8 regardless of their athletic ability, and focuses on important aspects such as team building, developing support systems, boundary setting, and decision making.
Jeff Redmile, 69, beloved husband of Joan McLain Redmile, ended his courageous battle with brain cancer on Thursday May 7, 2015 at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, SC. Jeff and Joan were married for almost 47 years.
Funeral service for Thomas Harvey LeGrand, 91, will be held on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Sawney's Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Dean Reynolds will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
A celebration of life service for Allen Leroy Conrad, 57, will be held today at 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Larry Wilson will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.
Services for Eleanor Hancock Barnes will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at St. John United Methodist Church, Spring Hill Road in Rembert, with burial beforehand in the church cemetery. The Rev. Marion Watkins and the Rev. Patricia Amick will officiate. The family will receive friends 4-5:30 p.m. in the St. John fellowship hall.
A memorial service to honor the life of James Landrum "Jamie" Trotter, 73, of Camden, SC, will be held at 5:00 PM, Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Jamie's memory to Agape Hospice Foundation, 434 N. Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150.
Mr. Robert Lee Williams, Sr., 64, of 6345 Heirs Drive, Rembert, SC, passed on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 2:00 PM at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church of Rembert, SC. The burial will be at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Rembert, SC.
The Wateree Football Officials Association and the South Carolina Football Officials Association are looking for anyone interested in becoming high school football officials for the South Carolina High School League Football Officials Association and the Santee Wateree Football Officials Association.