Quite a few people were shocked to hear the audience burst into applause at Rick Perry's first Republican presidential debate after they heard that the Texas governor leads the nation in executions. That's why we have debates. They teach you things, not only about the candidates but also about their voters.
• The leaders of a bipartisan congressional committee charged with finding $1.2 trillion in savings apparently understand the importance of their mission, with Sen. Patty Murray saying, "I don't see this as a party issue. I see success as bringing some confidence back to the American people that despite our differences, we can find some ways to move forward." Indeed, about four in five Americans say they have no confidence in Congress. Committee members of both parties have an opportunity to make a difference; let's hope they will take their duties seriously rather than hewing to a rigid ...
Declaring your independence is risky, but it's relatively simple. Figuring out how to function as an actual nation is more complex.
Nature-seekers and history buffs took a closer look at the wild life that surrounds them during a recent two-hour walk through Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site and its nature loop which passes by Pine Tree Creek. Naturalist Josh Arrants, who led the walk, shared his field notes from the excursion, which was organized by the Kershaw Conservation District.
Pine Tree Hill Elementary School is one of three schools statewide to be honored by the South Carolina Association of Title I Administrators for closing the achievement gap. Of the more than 500 Title I schools in South Carolina, Pine Tree Hill ranked in the top three in improving student achievement among students who have historically scored lower than their peers.
Haile's Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Nicholas Rivers, 20, of 1106 Gary Road, Camden. He passed on Friday, Sept. 16.
Haile's Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Patricia Wilson, 42, of 2525 Thomas St., Camden. She passed on Friday, Sept. 16.
Haile's Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Williams, 72 of 1591 Bradly Road, Camden. He passed on Friday, Sept. 16.
Miss Kasey Marie Comer of Jonesville, South Carolina, and Mr. Michael Philip Martin of Lugoff, South Carolina, were united in marriage September 17, 2011 at the Mitchell House & Gardens in Lexington, South Carolina. Gary Pozsik officiated the 7:00 p.m. garden ceremony.
Channing Elizabeth Barnes and Steven Trey Childers are happy to announce their engagement. Miss Barnes is the daughter of Kathy Barnes of Camden, SC, and the late Joel Barnes. Mr. Childers is the son of Steve and Sarah Childers of Rock Hill, SC.
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher L. Mitchell of Camden and Mr. and Mrs. William L. Glover of Camden announce the engagement of their children, Samantha Ann Mitchell of Camden and William Edward Glover of Camden.
Award winning author Chris Crutcher will speak at the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center on Tuesday. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., followed by a talk at 6:30 p.m. This event is hosted by the Kershaw County Library.
Marianne Larson of Elgin, South Carolina department president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), led the state delegation to the 98th national convention held Aug. 27-Sept. 1 in San Antonio, Texas.
Funeral service for Frank L. Clayton Sr., 85 will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to El-Bethel Faith Community Church 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078 or Agape Hospice, 700 W Dekalb St, Camden, SC 29020.
The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.
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.
The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.