The Columbia Blowfish Baseball Team is trying to help Kershaw County elementary schools make a home run.
On Tuesdays at Midway Elementary School, second-grade classes are often found being led by a special instructor. Kershaw County Deputy Mechelle Cobb enriches the students' usual social studies lessons with instruction on the importance of law enforcement in the community and strategies for dealing with conflict and bullying. Cobb also serves as a mentor for students. She works with students YaKeem Knox, MaKhi Holmes, Summer Martin and Matty Stephens. Cobb and students Summer Martin, Yakeem Knox and Chris Crane visit with K-9 deputy Hailey and Lt. Ty Cobb.
James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recognized several public safety officers during a ceremony March 5. In appreciation for their service to the community, Post 17 presented each of the officers with a custom-made plaque crafted by Legionnaire Butch Lilly.
South Carolinians shouldn't be surprised to see the state rank poorly in yet another survey. It seems the Palmetto State is forever being relegated to the bottom tier in all kinds of indicators. Some of them, of course, don't have much validity. But the latest one, in which only five states are ranked lower than South Carolina in susceptibility to political corruption, is particularly unnerving because it's one that could be avoided with a modicum of care from legislators.
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors has been named a Platinum level firm by the Cartus Broker Network in four of its Carolinas' markets, including the Midlands, Charleston and Sumter markets in South Carolina and the Charlotte market in North Carolina. Platinum is the highest of the Excellence Award recognition levels presented to qualifying principal brokers. Only 17 percent of the network's principal brokers received Excellence Award recognition for 2012.
A memorial service for Richard Paul "Ricky" Taylor, 23, Lugoff, will be held Tuesday at El-Bethel Faith Community Church. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 2:30-4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.
North Central High School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.
As with much of the mainstream media, your edition March 9 is a poster child for what is wrong with the mainstream media and possibly a plausible explanation as to why printed media has fallen onto hard times. A previous editorial by Martin Cahn wherein he rather pompously pronounced that his opinion -- he is a journalist whatever that is -- is vastly superior to the great unwashed's opinion. A fair presumption would be those that are not "journalists."
Into every life, they say, a little rain must fall. And a little snow as well. In fact, here in Washington, some are rooting for snow before spring arrives.
Photo cutline – The guest bedroom at Aberdeen features magnificent old furniture and a beautiful antique quilt. Lovely width its pink color scheme, it has welcomed several Miss South Carolinas and two Miss Americas. This 1810 vintage home will be on the JKA Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens April 11.
South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean H. Toal (left) stands with retiring 5th Circuit Court Judge J. Ernest Kinard Jr. following the unveiling of a commemorative portrait at the Kershaw County Courthouse Thursday afternoon. Kinard has served on the bench for 24 years. Toal said Kinard is the "gold standard" of circuit court judges and her "go-to judge" for tough cases. "He's one of the brightest minds to serve in South Carolina," Toal said. "He can hear complex cases, absorb and understand all the details and then make a decision."
AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative had net earnings of $33.3 million during 2011.
The 'Cue, as Charlotte Thompson locals call it, has been an annual community event since 1958.
Faith has been said to move mountains.
In today's world, where a normal and beautiful physique is valued above almost everything else, it is difficult for someone to face the fact of their own physical imperfections. Perhaps they are plain-looking, or short, or have some other physical defect that makes them think they cannot achieve their full potential -- all because they don't exactly "fit the mold." We can all take heart from the following stories of Hollywood celebrities who rose above their physical challenges to become beloved cinema legends:
A new app released by the American Red Cross Tuesday will put "the power to save lives in the palm of your hand," said Kimberly Houk, spokeswoman for the Red Cross.
This summer we returned to my mom's hometown in the Northwest. One afternoon we stopped by good old Crown Park, a place my mom took me to play when I was a child.
Faith groups have joined with immigration activists to speak out against President Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after midterm elections, criticizing the president who may remain the movement's only hope for action.
The old saying has it that "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow." Have you ever noticed that sometimes a very small action leads to amazingly large results?
In preparation for an upcoming assignment, Ms. Anne Lemieux and Mrs. Wendy Mullis invited Mrs. Norma Young, retired media specialist, to speak to the Teacher Cadets Class about the characteristics of effective children's books.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will open its 2014-15 Bassett Gallery season with an exhibition of the works of Michael Story. Landscapes & Jazz Greats will open with a catered reception Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. just prior to the Mary Tatum Piano Room Dedication and Concert.
Folks in Kershaw County were excited a year or so ago when Chick-fil-A opened a store between Camden and Lugoff. The fast-food restaurant is one of the favorite quick eateries in the United States, especially in the South, where fried chicken has been a staple for centuries. We note that Truett Cathy, the founder of the 1,800-outlet chain, died recently at the age of 93.
United way campaign kicks off with agency fair
Customers can be so demanding.
About two weeks ago, my son was married in Kershaw County. The Southern hospitality that was extended to our family was exceptional. I have been to weddings in many states and this location here was one of the best venues I have ever seen. The location was Rock Bottom Pond -- they have a great website (rockbottompondadventures.com) that shows what they have to offer. Instead of people going to Columbia, Florence or Charleston, spending their money in another county, I believe they would find it right here. George Speedy and his lovely wife, Donna, streamlined the process with Donna coordinating ...
As I write these words, I'm sitting on a rustic dock overlooking a beautiful, placid pond on a coastal South Carolina island. I'm surrounded by nothing but God's creations and natural beauty.
AN IKEA NEAR YOU -- Ikea is known for selling gobs of affordable Swedish-style furniture and giving odd names to all its products, but it isn't particularly known for clever advertising.