There's one presidential political fact that's abundantly clear: most voters today favor "none of the above." Fewer than half of all Americans believe President Obama is doing a good job, but the field of contenders for the Republican nomination isn't exactly drawing rave reviews. Those observers who enjoy a good political free-for-all are no doubt watching that GOP race with interest, as there's already a host of hopefuls, and others are eying the race.
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As coaches of the Kershaw County girls' 12 and under state fast-pitch championship softball team, my husband, Joey, and I would like to thank the players, the parents and all the local businesses who contributed to this special event.
Take a group of a dozen girls, the best 12 and under fast-pitch softball players from throughout Kershaw County, bring them together for nine practices leading up to a weekend tournament and what do you get? Try state champions on for size.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Aladdin, an 8-week-old male domestic shorthaired kitten, and Mackey, a 3-month-old tan and white hound mix puppy. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail ...
Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) science teacher Holly Sullivan has been selected as a South Carolina state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Dr. Robert Edward Davis, Jr., 78, of Camden will be held Friday, June 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Lakeview Baptist Church with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Hugh McKinney and Rev. David Weaver will officiate. The family received friends Thursday, June 16, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Dr. Davis's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill St. Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral service for Walter Bruno Geloewski, 74, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazerene, 901 Saint Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29210. The Rev. Paul Johnson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to First Church of The Nazerene.
Darren "Boogie" Hickmon, 40, of Beaver Dam Road, Camden, SC, died Monday, June 12, 2011.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Chalmers E. "Chank" Hornsby, 88, of Camden will be held Friday, June 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Brent Kendall will officiate. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Center beginning at 10:00AM. Memorials may be made in Mr. Hornsby's memory to First Baptist Church of Camden, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Graveside services for Howard Melton, 75, of Bethune, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2011 at Bethune Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Michael L. Parnell, Sr. will officiate. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is serving the family. The family received friends Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services for Barbara E. (Sellers) Peebles, 47, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Everett Reconnu and The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church.
Morgan Wilson has come a long way from the little third-grader who joined her mother's Camden Volleyball Club team.
Sarah Elizabeth Hilton, 9, took part in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program for third-grade students. The program offers students a hands-on gardening experience by giving them the tools to grow colossal cabbages. Sarah's cabbage grew to a whopping 24 pounds. After tending to the cabbage, Sarah made the decision to donate her large leafy produce to Food for the Soul to help feed those in need. Sarah is the daughter of Steve and Patti B. Hilton and is a student at Pine Tree Hill
Race relations have undergone a curious flip-flop. Polls show that blacks feel more optimistic about the nation's future than whites do, despite the Great Recession that's giving everybody the blues.
Everyone knows reality TV isn't actually reality, right? We know an hour in real life is never that entertaining. There is a lot of editing, slicing and dicing behind the scenes to put those shows together.
A new Three Stooges collection on DVD this week includes a short that has long been lost, and making their disc debuts are vintage titles starring George Arliss, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)
The highly touted BBC miniseries "The Honorable Woman" makes its way to DVD this week, along with a variety of recent TV series.
• Thanks to I-20, two U.S. highways and several state highways, we have a lot of commercial vehicles passing through Kershaw County on a daily basis. While most of those vehicles are likely carrying goods for sale here and elsewhere across the country, there's also a good chance hazardous materials are being trucked through as well. So, it's a good thing Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County Fire Service have joined forces to create a Special Operations Team (SOT) to deal with any "HazMat" accidents that may occur. According to LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer, the team ...
It's a funny thing. That's what Mama used to say when something baffled her. Like Mama, I prefer that things make common sense. Otherwise, I'll ponder, figure, study, and try to decipher that funny thing until it's somewhat sensible.
In early September, I attended a meeting of superintendents in Greenville. A major area of discussion was the development of a workforce that would attract sustainable industry to South Carolina and how K-12 education fits into this puzzle. To underscore this discussion, the meeting included a tour of the BMW plant in Spartanburg. Wow! This facility absolutely reflects what a 21st century workplace looks like and what many of our students will need to be prepared to enter. I talk a lot about preparing students for their future and not our past. The BMW tour reminded me why this is ...
On Nov. 4, Kershaw County citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the Kershaw County School District facilities referendum. Because of legislation passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, voters will be able to decide whether or not a penny sales tax that would be collected for 15 years could be imposed in the county and used by the school district to fund the projects in the referendum.
I want to voice my support for Jeffrey Graham in his pursuit of a seat upon Camden City Council. I think Jeffrey is a unique candidate with a perspective we need. He is a family man with young children, and because of this I think he can represent the needs of many other young families in the Camden area. While all of the current council members have important and impressive qualities, the direct representation of our younger generations is imperative, and with Walter Long leaving, we do not have such a voice on the council if not for Jeffrey Graham.
I am supporting David Reuwer for probate judge in the coming election. In any election, voters must ask a couple of things: does the candidate know what he or she is doing, and does the candidate possess the proper attitude to best serve the people of Kershaw County. Well, Mr. Reuwer is a practicing lawyer and Elgin municipal judge experienced in probate matters including the new, revised probate code. Mr. Reuwer is a hardworking man dedicated to the protection, conservation, and celebration of the historical legacy of Kershaw County. He has a strong need to help others; it seems to ...
I see signs appearing throughout the county imploring you to "Vote Yes Twice" regarding the school referenda. If you favor tearing down perfectly good schools and Camden High's football stadium, construction new ones to replace them, to the tune of $130 million plus interest; and if you want to pay higher taxes on everything you buy, then by all means vote yes.
Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Doris Jeane Grady Seabolt, 82, of Elgin, SC will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, October 20, 2014 in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin, SC. Rev. Daniel Griffin will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Seabolt's memory to SC Oncology SCOA foundation, P.O. Box 2046 West Columbia, SC 29171.
Ms. Teresa McCray, 49, of 1027 Pine Tree Drive, Cassatt, South Carolina, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
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.