When people talk about the tax structure in South Carolina, "dysfunctional" is the word most often used to describe it. This is especially true in terms of the way in which K-12 education is funded in our state. The revenue structure used to fund K-12 education is a morass of provisos, special legislation and conflicting statutes. It is complicated, confusing and arbitrary; it just doesn't work. (A metaphor related to duct tape comes to mind when I think about it.) The overdependence on the sales tax for school funding, caused by Act 388, has worsened the impact of the ...
Margaret Elizabeth Dotson Worthy, 86, of Spartanburg, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2011, at A. Sam Karesh Long Term Care in Camden, SC. Born May 31, 1924, in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late Robert Jason and Mary Sue Fulbright Dotson and widow of the late William Harley Worthy.
Funeral services for Willie Mae Neal, 70, of 2378 Baron DeKalb Road, Camden will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Scott Hill Baptist Church, Flint Hill Road, Camden with burial at St. John Baptist Church Cemetery, John G. Richards Road. Mrs. Neal died Thursday, Feb. 10. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The hardworking teachers and staff at Midway Elementary School have been putting forth extra effort to make adjustments for their interim principal, Theodore Jackson. School Resource Officer Michelle Cobb (left) helped him show his appreciation by handing out sweet treats. The candy brought a smile to the face of third-grade teacher Teri Davis (right).
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Grace Carolyn Rhoden Neal, 89, of Camden were held Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial following in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Bruce Hancock officiated. The family received friends Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Neal's memory to the A. Sam Karesh Long Term Care, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020.
We sit on the back row of the state senate with a fairly good view of the good, the bad, and the ugly in our state's government. One of us is a Democrat and one of us is a Republican. But more important than party affiliation is a commitment to responsible and honest government in our state. That's why we have joined together to condemn the recent action of the Budget and Control Board to approve deficit spending by South Carolina agencies. Deficit spending by South Carolina's government is just wrong, and business as usual just doesn ...
Catching league-leading Darlington at the wrong time, Camden saw the fate of its season come down to Thursday night's regular season finale against Hartsville.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce rescheduled its monthly board of directors meeting from Thursday to next week after a forecast of possible inclement weather.
Beverly Brevard was selected as January's "Employee of the Month" for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. Brevard has worked in law enforcement for 22 years, beginning in 1989 as a 911 dispatcher. She began working directly for the sheriff's office in 1995, and now works in the records and sex offender registry.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old female tortoiseshell cat and a 10-week-old male shepherd-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 email@example.com. The shelter's ...
Funeral service for Julia James Frierson, 52, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery, Lugoff. Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.
Funeral services for Reverend Charles Henry Rabon, 80, of Charlotte, will be held Saturday, February 12, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Kershaw. Rev. Bryant D. Fersner and Rev. Bob Deaton will officiate. Burial will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday at Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery, Lugoff, SC. A memorial service will be held in Charlotte at Providence Baptist Church on Sunday, February 13, at 2:30 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service in Kershaw in the sanctuary of the church. Memorials may be made to the Charles and Jo Rabon ...
Republicans gained a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in last November's elections, but the GOP is finding that binding all its members together to produce clear policy isn't an easy task. House Republicans earlier this week proposed cutting about $35 billion in spending, slashing such programs as Americorps, family planning assistance and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. But many newly elected members say that's not enough, stressing they were sent to Washington to make even deeper cuts. Complicating the situation is that spending legislation must also pass the Senate, where Democrats still maintain a ...
Those of us who are lucky enough to live in South Carolina are accustomed to reading all those quality-of-life surveys that usually place us among the dregs of society.
Jeanette and Tommy Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 1 with their family. The Andersons were married March 1, 1964 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness in Elgin by the late Rev. N. D. Sellers. They remain active and devoted members of the Highway Church.
WASHINGTON -- In matters cultural, California has always been America's petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country.
The last couple weeks have brought astounding new developments in treatment of babies born with AIDS, raising for the first time the hope that perhaps a treatment has been found that will eradicate the disease in newborns who are born to mothers infected by the HIV virus. The first such case was reported last year, but there was skepticism among many in the scientific community. Earlier this week, a second similar case was reported. The first child, dubbed the "Mississippi baby," is now 3 years old and still virus-free; the second one shows no signs of HIV nine months after ...
Mr. Ernest Lee Turner, 26, of 923-A Cheraw Road, Cassatt, South Carolina, passed on Monday, March 3, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Red Hill Baptist Church in Cassatt, SC
As a child I will never forget getting the opportunity to participate in the worship service on Palm Sunday. For most congregations it is customary to have the children of the church come into the sanctuary waving palm branches at some point during the service to help give everyone a visual of the great celebration that Jesus experienced as he made His entry into Jerusalem the week of his crucifixion. As much as I love the celebration that surrounds Palm Sunday and Easter, we as believers do ourselves a disservice if we don't also understand just what it is ...
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Mr. Green Jeans, a one-year-old Norwegian Forest mixed male cat and Brady, a 3-year-old male Siberian Husky with one blue eye and one brown eye. He is friendly, playful, and very energetic. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday ...
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at Proctor Hall. This will be a business meeting so there will be no speaker or program. Elections will be held for new officers for the upcoming year.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Mary Acken, Nancy Wylie and Carolyn McKittrick will provide refreshments. The meeting will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in the Performing Arts Wing.
"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." John Lennon
Even though the Carolina Cup is more than a month away, reserved parking spaces are selling at a brisk pace.
The Royals AAU youth basketball teams will host tryouts in both Camden and Bishopville for its boys and girls' teams.
Invitations for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races were sent out to those on the organization's mailing list last Friday. And tickets and parking spaces for the event are now on sale.