Recently, you received a letter which discussed the city's recent announcement of its "A" bond rating. The writer implied that the city's sound financial position had been accomplished on the back of its utility customers because there is a transfer of money from the utility account to the general account every year in the amount of $2.066 million. The writer implied that this amount came from recent increased utility rates. Yes, there have been recent increases, but that is solely caused by (the) increased cost of the purchase of electricity from Progress Energy because of their increased ...
September 26, 2012|
Councilman Pat Partin
WASHINGTON -- In Mitt Romney's Fantasyland version of the American Dream, all it takes to succeed in this country is determination and hard work. Government merely needs to get out of the way, roust the Entitlement Society slackers, and let the Opportunity Society strivers go for it.
September 26, 2012|
By Ruth Marcus
Washington Post Writers Group
In a day when Democrats and Republicans will argue about what color the sky is or whether the wind blows, the latest controversy comes along with South Carolina's new voter registration statutes, which have been challenged by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who says the move could disenfranchise black voters. The S.C. law would require voters to show at least one kind of proper identification, something that Palmetto voters did for years. But opponents say requiring such a measure would punish people who don't have ready access to such documents.
I have two sons, both participate in all recreation department sports activities and have for the past eight years; I plan to continue to support the recreation department and would love the opportunity to support a local YMCA. A community YMCA would offer my entire family a facility to be together in one location with various physical activities for each of us. A community YMCA would also offer activities year round as well as provide an arena for competition sports, which would in turn generate income for our community.
Lurlene King Toole passed away peacefully on September 23, 2012 in her home in Columbia. She was a long time resident of Columbia, Lugoff, and Cheraw, S.C. She was preceded in death by her mother, Bernice McKenzie King and father, Everette Landrum King.
Memorial services to celebrate the life of Billy R. Wilson, 77, of Camden, will be held at 3:00PM, Wednesday, September 26. 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. Family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30PM, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Wilson's memory to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Mary Kennedy Robinson, 72, of Camden, will be held at 1:00PM, Thursday, September 27, 2012 at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in Camden. Pastor Angela Jennings will officiate. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service beginning at 12:00 noon at the church. Memorials may be made in Mary's memory to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 1301 Mill Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of CSM Lester W. Conover, Jr., US Army (Ret'd), 81, will be held Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. A graveside service with full military honors will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.