I read Simone T. Owens column on "Social media is to blame?" today with interest and I have to agree with many of her comments. Her comment "to allow people to connect instantaneously and see and read what close acquaintances and friends were doing anywhere in the world" is quite true. It allows anyone reading Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others to read what that person has posted unless they have made every effort for their posts to be private. Even then "private" has a lot of holes in it.
The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, the NLC serves as an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents.
In my family, it's a tradition that my daughter does all the cooking for Thanksgiving. Like all good traditions, it is a part of the fabric of our family holidays. On Wednesday before Thanksgiving, she and I went to the local Publix to buy all the ingredients for this special dinner. I know that it's special as the tape read $157.23 for this one meal's fixings, but we'll have to save the high price of groceries for another column.
A retired surgeon is being remembered as a supporter of the Kershaw County Humane Society's Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Felix Elmer Mock III. 69, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. The family will receive friends in McArn Hall following the service. Friends are also invited to come out to Canvasback at 4:00 PM following the service and reception. Memorial may be made in Felix's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dr. Stephen L. Wangensteen of Boykin, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, December 8, 2014 at Swift Creek Church in Boykin. Rev. Dr. Chip Summers will officiate. Memorials may be made in Dr. Wangensteen's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mr. Ronald Joe, 60, of 1816 Summit Ridge Dr., Camden, South Carolina passed on Thursday, November 27, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Nelson-Haile Funeral Home Chapel Camden, SC.
Ms. Ida Washington Graves entered to rest on Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Camden.
Mr. Eugene Lawhorne, 63, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, December 1, 2014. Born in Camden, he was the son of Estelle Truesdale Lawhorne and the late Jasper Lawhorne. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at One p.m., at Brown's Funeral Home, Chapel of Rememberance with burial in Canty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Cassatt. Visitation will be held Friday 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial be made to charity of one's choice. Brown's Funeral Home ...
Camden High School and the Kershaw County Recreation Department are hosting the Michael Kohn Baseball Camp on December 14, 1-4 p.m.. The camp will be held at the American Legion Baseball Field and is open for children ages 7-14. The old CLC gym will be the back up location in the event of bad weather. The cost is $25.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Comet, a 8-week-old female Rotweiller mix. She also has litter mates available for adoption. Also available for adoption is Garfield, a 1-year-old cat. 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. For information on the shelter or to check for ...
Mrs. Merelene L. Hampton Whitaker , 82, of 2603 Salmond St., Camden, South Carolina passed on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Gaines Baptist Church in Camden, SC. Burial will be held at Gaines Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden, SC. Nelson-Haile is serving the family.
Despite what you may have heard, half of all couples don't get divorced. Actually, divorce has been on the decline for over 20 years and rates will likely continue to drop.
The 21st annual Boykin Christmas Parade will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County presents Camden Community Theatre's production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!" at 7 p.m. Friday thru Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and military.
If people in Kershaw County had their druthers, they'd probably prefer that KershawHealth, the facility that grew out of the old Kershaw County Memorial Hospital, would be locally owned. But in a day when consolidation and economies of scale are bywords, it finally became impossible, and KershawHealth trustees voted unanimously Monday night to sell the hospital to a company partnered by Capella Healthcare of Tennessee and the Medical University of South Carolina. A caveat: some might argue with the word "sell," since the transaction is a complicated arrangement, but in essence, that's what it is.
WASHINGTON -- Deregulating the taxi industry? Been there, done that.
During this past Thanksgiving season, I had the honor and pleasure of working with Rev. Johnnie Smith's ministry, which, year-round, feeds, clothes and gives shelter to those in need.
Shalace Rose, a McNair Scholar and Winthrop University senior Research from Camden, may help to give businesses and government regulators insight into beginner trucker drivers' sleep and dietary habits. She has won an award for her research.
Miss. Danielle Montgomery, 33, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of Anna Wright Montgomery and the late Richard Montgomery. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Friday, December 12, 2014 at Two p.m., at Community Baptist Church with burial in church cemetery. Miss. Montgomery will be placed in the church at One p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Montgomery family.
Dec.: 5 – at Governor's School (6 p.m.); 10 – at Heathwood Hall (6 p.m.); 11 –Australian traveling team (6 p.m.); 15 – at Gray Collegiate (6:30 p.m.); 16 – Great Falls (6:30 p.m.)
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.