In honor of National Poetry Month, the Camden Poets Society will host a poetry open mic event from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Kershaw County Library, 1304 Broad St., Camden.
Not since the days of Schoolhouse Rock has the number five been this celebrated.
You can lead a student to knowledge, according to an old academic saying, but you can't make them think.
Funeral service for James Edward Kirkland, 66, Lugoff, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Concord Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. David Sturgeon will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Concord Baptist Church, 2211 Porter Cross Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Raymond W. Mushal, 68, of Bethesda, MD, was a U.S. Department of Justice attorney and one of the pioneers of environmental prosecution. A native of North Branford, CT, he graduated with a BA in political science from Yale University in 1966, after which he enlisted in the army. During his first year in Viet Nam as an intelligence officer he ran unilateral operations south of Saigon in support of the Ninth Infantry Division, and he spent his second year in the Delta as an intelligence advisor to the Vietnamese military.
The three days of oral arguments that took place in the U.S. Supreme Court this week regarding President Obama's health care plan provide an interesting look into what has happened over past years in the political world and how that has affected the judiciary. Over the last few administrations, presidents have gone further and further in appointing justices who hue to a particular political philosophy. It has become easy to predict the outcome of many of the landmark decisions that come before the court because a certain segment often votes together, in opposition to another segment which habitually ...
After an uneven start to the season, the Camden High tennis team downed Wilson and Lugoff-Elgin on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, to extend their win streak to four matches with one more contest left before taking next week off for spring break.
Longtime community volunteer and organizer Peggy Ogburn recently announced her candidacy for Camden City Council. Ogburn has been a resident of Camden since 1980. During the years, she said, she has been involved in and led numerous, varied civic activities and projects designed to enhance quality of life for Camden and Kershaw County.
With the NCAA's college basketball tournament coming to a head this weekend -- the championship game will be played Monday night -- it's time to take a look at one of the worst rules ever enacted: the National Basketball Association's 19-year-old minimum age, which has contributed to the "one-and-done" culture of today's college hoops scene: that is, players who come out of high school, go to college for one year and then skip to the NBA.
The Carolina Cup Racing Association commissioned nationally syndicated cartoonist Robert Ariail of Camden to create this poster for the 80th anniversary of the Carolina Cup. "I wanted to draw a New Yorker-style cartoon contrasting the race-goers from the 1930s to today," said Ariail. Only 80 copies of the 18-by-24-inch poster were printed. Signed posters are available for $50 each at the Carolina Cup offices or can be ordered online at www.carolina-cup.org.
A traffic stop Tuesday by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office traffic unit turned up 600 Ecstasy pills in a vehicle driven by a Virginia man.
WASHINGTON -- By now you've heard it plenty: The Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka "Obamacare," is like the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This creative bit of dot-connecting began with President Obama, and has been perpetuated by countless talk-show hosts and their guests.
North Central's boys' track team improved to 13-2 on the season by winning a four-team meet at Buford on Tuesday.
North Central wasted little time in putting away host C.A. Johnson in Tuesday's 12-2, five-inning win over the Hornets.
Jake Ansley belted Camden's first home run of the season in helping lead the Bulldogs to their sixth straight win in Wednesday's 4-2 non-region victory over visiting Dreher.
The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.
Kudos to our various law enforcement agencies for working together to get some folks off our streets who needed to be stopped. At the top of our list are Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for arresting two people (and there may be more to come) for the June 23 armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.
(Kathleen Parker wrote this column in advance of President Barack Obama's appearance in Charleston for State Sen. Clementa Pinckney's funeral.)
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.
Four Kershaw County Coach Pitch All-Star (7-8-year-olds) teams will be in Camden for the Dixie Youth AA Coach Pitch District 5 All-Star Tournament which begins Friday at Woodward Park with tourney action continuing into next week in the double-elimination event.
In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.