WASHINGTON -- Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Except less regulated.
This year was one of the best for my honeybees. At the beginning of spring, I never would have predicted such productivity. We had several surprises, but I'll discuss one in particular. Each spring, a beehive tends to "swarm." Most of us have heard of a bee swarm, but you may be amazed by the biology behind this bewildering bee business.
Bicentennial picnic scheduled
Are you enjoying the change in weather?
The United Way of Kershaw County will host its 4th annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, November 8th at the Town Green in Camden.
Funeral services for Gladys Wright Andrews, age 84, who passed away October 6, will be held Wednesday at 5:00 at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville. Visitation will be Tuesday 5-7 pm at the Funeral Home. Mrs. Andrews was born in Chesterfield a daughter of the late Virgil Oscar & Frances Poston Wright. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, sister and was loved by all who knew her. Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy (Rev ...
The husband-wife team of Dale and Victoria Goff from Lugoff are the National 2014 Anglers of the Year for the American Bass Anglers Couples Series.
Mr. William "Bill" W. Carlos, 85, 125 Northgate Drive, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Camden First United Methodist Church in Camden, SC. Burial was held at Cedars Cemetery in Camden, SC. Nelson-Haile Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Ida Pollard Brisbon, 87, of 109 Stuckeytown Road, Rembert, South Carolina, passed on Friday, October 3, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Joshua Baptist Church in Dalzell, SC. Burial will be at the Joshua Baptist Church Cemetery in Dalzell, SC. Nelson-Haile Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Racing on a course over which the Region 4-AAA cross country championships will be held Oct. 22, the Camden High cross country teams continued their string of strong finishes in a multi-team meet hosted by Chapin High School last Wednesday.
Deborah Davis has announced that she is seeking election as a Camden City Council member in November 2014.
Larry DiBiase celebrated the 25th anniversary of his State Farm Insurance agency by holding a fundraising cook-out, complete with radio broadcast, games and door prizes at the agency's revamped offices on West DeKalb Street. All proceeds from the event -- $600 -- went to the KershawHealth Foundation to benefit oncology services at KershawHealth.
Hengst of North America Inc. will expand its Kershaw County manufacturing facility for the third time in less than a decade.
Real estate transactions
Kershaw County 2014 seniors' SAT average composite score jumped 29 points in the same year that the percentage of test takers rose from 46 to 54 percent. According to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), his was the largest increase by any school district in the Midlands.
For only the second time in its history, the Chronicle-Independent is endorsing a candidate for political office. And, as we did four years ago, we are, again, wholeheartedly endorsing State Sen. Vincent Sheheen for governor of South Carolina.
NC stork delivers sugar babies
ASPEN, Colo. -- One of the challenges that advocates are discussing here at an anti-poverty conference in Aspen -- yes, I realize the irony -- is getting buy-in from the private sector. How do you convince companies that social spending and government "handouts" are good for the bottom line?
On Tuesday, Nov. 4, residents of Kershaw County will have the chance to cast their vote for chairman of Kershaw County Council. I am honored to announce that I am endorsing Julian Burns for this position. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Burns over the past few months, and one thing that I have come to admire about him is his desire to serve his community.
Real estate transactions
A Camden accountant will spend more than four years in prison after being convicted in a June trial on four counts of interstate transportation of stolen money.
Robert M. "Bob" Williams recently announced he is running for one of two open seats on Camden City Council in the upcoming election Nov. 4.
Funeral service for Mae Estelle Anderson, 73, will be held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Leigh will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Providence Hospital Foundation.
Funeral services for Jimmie McRay Cherry, 85, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Worship Center, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.
The Blaney-Elgin Museum & Historical Society are selling Christmas wreaths through Wreaths Across America for the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The placing of wreaths on veteran's graves are a great tribute to the men and women who have given so much for the freedom enjoyed each day. This year, the Fort Jackson Cemetery needs 3,500 wreaths to cover each veteran's graves. The Wreath Laying Cemetery will be held at the cemetery on December 13, 2014, at 12 Noon.
The 20th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K road race and the Vonnie Holliday Foundation 5K run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, Oct. 25.
With the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races a little more than a month away, patrons who had reserved parking spaces for last year's Camden fall classic have until Friday, Oct. 10 to assure they retain those spaces. All unsold spaces will be placed for sale to the general public.
A sure sign that fall and cooler weather is around the corner occurred last Friday with the mailing out of invitations to those on the mailing list for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.