Donald Trump stepped out of the helicopter that had his name painted on the side, walked across the tarmac and announced to reporters that he was proud of himself. This would not be news on any day. But on this day, I would not have been surprised to see him start hugging and kissing himself.
From the mailbag:
In my April column, I touched on what it means to some to overcome incredible adversity and how these people make a commitment to survive in tough times; choosing to ride out the storm rather than sink. So recently, being drawn to titles like "Deep Survival," "Long Distance," "Will to Live" and "The Long Walk," I felt it appropriate to continue exploring this thought-provoking subject of survival; why some can endure hardships at an unconceivable intensity only to emerge as the victor standing strong and tall. They are stories of courage, endurance, and the amazing will to persevere. Further, they ...
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. The members and guests will gather at Proctor Hall in Camden. The year-end meeting will be hosted by Mary Nell Gore along with Carolyn McKittrick and Betty Sue Webber.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its last meeting of the season on Monday at the home of Catherine French.
Camden's first Confederate Memorial Day during the Civil War Sesquicentennial will be on Sunday at 12:30 p.m., at the "Confederate Unknown's Plot", in Quaker Cemetery, Camden. Mr. Edward Westbury will be the guest speaker and it is hosted by the John D. Kennedy Chapter #308, UDC and the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp #82, SCV. For more information, call Ann Martin at 432-4496 or Joseph A. Matheson Jr. at 432-2222.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Olin Shiver Huggins, Sr., 74, of Rembert, will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Pisgah Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Matt Mims will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, May 6, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Huggins memory to Pisgah Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, 8620 Black River Road, Rembert, SC 29128.
Sportsmans Hall's Private Attack, always prominent in the $75,000 Maryland Hunt Cup, drew away to a 60-length victory in the historic timber race in Glyndon on Saturday.
On an evening in which the North Central softball team could have called it a night --- and a season --- after trailing visiting St. Joseph's, 9-0, the Lady Knights made their guests and fans stick around for the long haul.
The Voices of Camden, The Quarrel with Oneself, the popular Tony Scully workshop in writing and performing dramatic monologues, is back on the boards for the ninth time. Scheduled for Thursday in the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC,) tickets to the event are $5 at the door.
Dr. H.W. Hulteen of Camden was presented the Palmetto Patriot Award by Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer prior to his leaving state office. Hulteen was recognized for his years of service to state boards and agencies as well as to the citizens of South Carolina.
As a concerned citizen of Kershaw County who wants and expects strong law enforcement, I am extremely disappointed in Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker's actions toward our newly elected Sheriff Jim Matthews. Not only has Councilman Tucker voted against everything our new Sheriff has requested, he has recently taken his animosity towards Sheriff Matthews to a new level by blaming him and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office as the culprit behind the necessity for the countywide pay scale. If I recall correctly, Sheriff Matthews instituted his own pay scale prior to the development of the pay scale now ...
Newspapers are generally in the forefront of free speech issues; along with trying to keep government meetings open and accessible to the public, first amendment rights usually are pretty sacrosanct in the newspaper business. Yet as the Supreme Court pondered the case of Kansas' Westboro Baptist Church a few weeks ago -- those are the kooks who show up at military funerals with all sorts of distasteful protest signs -- we had settled into a feeling of, "If the justices can find a way out of this without allowing those horrid people a right to spew their venom, we'll be fine ...
On Tuesday, Nov. 4, residents of Kershaw County will have the chance to cast their vote for chairman of Kershaw County Council. I am honored to announce that I am endorsing Julian Burns for this position. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Burns over the past few months, and one thing that I have come to admire about him is his desire to serve his community.
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A Camden accountant will spend more than four years in prison after being convicted in a June trial on four counts of interstate transportation of stolen money.
Robert M. "Bob" Williams recently announced he is running for one of two open seats on Camden City Council in the upcoming election Nov. 4.
Funeral service for Mae Estelle Anderson, 73, will be held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Leigh will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Providence Hospital Foundation.
Funeral services for Jimmie McRay Cherry, 85, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Worship Center, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.
The Blaney-Elgin Museum & Historical Society are selling Christmas wreaths through Wreaths Across America for the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The placing of wreaths on veteran's graves are a great tribute to the men and women who have given so much for the freedom enjoyed each day. This year, the Fort Jackson Cemetery needs 3,500 wreaths to cover each veteran's graves. The Wreath Laying Cemetery will be held at the cemetery on December 13, 2014, at 12 Noon.
The 20th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K road race and the Vonnie Holliday Foundation 5K run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, Oct. 25.
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.