While it doesn't often make headlines, funding the State Retirement System is among the most important challenges facing state government.
• Actress Jane Fonda says she's "deeply disappointed that (shopping channel) QVC caved in to insane pressure" and cancelled her recent television appearance. Fonda, as you might recall, straddled a Viet Cong anti-aircraft gun during the Vietnam war; she later charged she'd been tricked into the stunt. But people have long memories. Fonda's conduct went far beyond activism and protest, amounting instead to consorting with the enemy, and she must live with the consequences. If QVC made the decision to cancel her appearance because the company thought she would ultimately hurt business, the network had every right to ...
So I read where a restaurant near Pittsburgh is finally implementing a policy I'd like to see everywhere: as of Friday, no children younger than 6 will be welcome there.
Daina Brooke Port and Samuel Rickenbaker Small, Jr. were united in marriage on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. The five o'clock ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Robert Barrows and the Reverend Maurice E. Nason.
Natalie Amanda Martin and James Richard Davis, III of Camden were united in holy matrimony July 9, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Camden. The three o'clock double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Bruce Hancock. A reception immediately followed in the Church Fellowship Center.
Local artist Lisa Boykin Adams has donated her painting entitled "Healing Trees" to KershawHealth. Depicting trees along the Wateree River, the three-part painting was created by Adams to hang in the lobby of the healthcare system's Outpatient Center in Elgin.
Make plans to lace up your sneakers and hit the track for the third annual KershawHealth Springdale 5K at Sunset Aug. 20 at Springdale Race Course. The 5K Walk/Run is coordinated by the United Way of Kershaw County and benefits the United Way's Health Care Council and its mission of improving the health of everyone in our community. Participants are invited to include the whole family or to bring their dogs along for the walk. Last year, more than 400 people attended the event, with more than half actually running or walking the course. KershawHealth will provide free ...
She's a famous foe of "big government" in her presidential campaign. Yet Rep. Michele Bachmann says it is no big deal that her family is reported to have received several hundred thousand dollars in government benefits. We'll let the voters decide how big of a deal they think it is.
A routine driver's license check by the newly formed Kershaw County Sheriff's Office traffic unit netted the arrest of a Columbia man believed to supply contraband tobacco and cell phones to prison inmates.
Memorial service for Barbara Anne Abercrombie, 78, of Newberry, will be held Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Lugoff. The Rev. Karen Radcliff will officiate. The family will recieve friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 1005 College Street, Newberry, S.C. 29018.
Mrs. Mary Jane Adamson, 86, of Lawhorn Road, Camden, died Saturday, July 23, 2011. Family and friends may call at the residence.
Funeral services for Marie F. Campbell, 87, of West Columbia, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Congaree Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be Rev. John D. White. Burial will be Friday, July 29, 2011 at 11 a.m. in Quaker Cemetery in Camden, SC. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia is assisting the family.
Mr. Monroe Lee, 87, of 205 Laurens St., Camden, passed away Friday morning. He was the husband for 62 years of Suzanne Lee. He was the son of the late Burnie and Janie Reed Lee.
Willie Wright, 97, of Alston Road, Horatio, died Tuesday July 19, 2011.
November 4 is past, and statewide elections have been decided. As I have discussed in earlier columns, I am always intrigued, and even a little amused, with the amount of rhetoric that is aimed at education during election time. Now that the votes have been cast, there are a lot of important educational issues hanging in the air that will need to be resolved by newly elected office holders. The decisions made will have significant and lasting impact.
Dermatophytosis, otherwise known as "ringworm," is a fairly common fungal infection that can affect dogs, cats, and other animals.
This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and is being observed in Kershaw County with a series of local events. Organizers said they hope all residents will participate in at least one event or activity.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) earned an "Excellent" Absolute rating on state report cards issued today by the S.C. Department of Education.
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.