South Carolina Republican officials don't like a ruling made by U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs allowing open voting in primaries, the system that's used in the state now and has been for decades. Under that plan, voters can choose which party's primary they want to participate in from year to year. But lawyers for the GOP are asking Childs to examine whether that might be unconstitutional. Childs, in her earlier ruling, had said that if Republicans want to exclude people from their process, they could choose a new method such as conventions or petitions.
Longtime educator and community leader M. Andrew James (second from right) unveils the M. Andrew James Collection in the Jackson School Media Center. During an appreciation dinner in March that honored James, Camden Second Presbyterian Church presented him with a series of books to be placed in the school's library in his honor. James was joined at the unveiling by (from left) Jackson School Media Specialist Paulette Williams, incoming Jackson School Principal Matia Goodwin and his wife, Daisy James.
Continuing an honored tradition, members of James Leroy Belk Post 17, American Legion, posted flags on the graves of veterans at various cemeteries throughout Kershaw County Saturday as Memorial Day approached.
NEW YORK -- In a slender essay titled "Here Is New York," E.B. White wrote about the implausibility of the great city, mentioning among other things the millions of gallons of water needed each day just so people could brush their teeth.
Camden First United Methodist Church will celebrate the third anniversary of its pastor, Rev. Ellis White Jr., Sunday at the church.
As schools break for summer vacation and the warm weather sets in, the time to get out on the water and go fishing and boating is here. Free fishing days, June 11-12, allows South Carolina residents who would like to try the sport of fishing to go without having to purchase a license.You can take advantage of the state's 28 tackle loaner sites housed in state and county parks all over South Carolina. These sites allow you to rent, free of charge, everything you need for a day of fishing, except for the bait.
Monday: Dalzell-Shaw at Post 17 (7 p.m.); Cheraw at Hartsville (7 p.m.); Manning-Santee at Sumter (7:30 p.m.)
The late James and Nell Smith, former co-owners of Camden Food Shop, created a scholarship for students attending local Baptist churches with high academic achievement.
The May meeting of the King Haiglar Garden Club was held May 9 at Proctor Hall. Officers for the 2011-12 garden club year were installed and awards for the 2010-11 garden club year were presented. Nancy Carlson was named King Haiglar Garden Club Member of the Year. New members inducted were Sandra G. Lease and Ellen Vaughan. Officers for the 2012-11 year are Judy Smith, corresponding secretary; Jane Hannon, first vice-president; Cheryl Black, recording secretary; Carolyn Brown, president; Bettysue Webber, third vice president; Nancy Wylie, second vice president; Linda Shaylor, first vice president; and Marguerite Glasgow. Also installed, but not ...
Keeping true to a promise he made to a group of fifth-graders at Bethune Elementary School in 2005, Clifton Harryton Anderson (far right), a retired mental health professional, volunteer mentor and the recipient of the Order of Silver Crescent, the state's highest honor for volunteer and community service, has made unannounced regular visits with the students each year since 2005.
Ms. Rosa Henry McQuillar has already celebrated the milestone birthday of 100 years. While her next birthday isn't until July, her family and friends held a celebration in her honor on Mother's Day, May 8.
Dear Readers: Today is Memorial Day. We know for many, this is simply part of a long weekend. But we hope you will keep in mind the reason behind the holiday -- a day to remember those servicemen and women who have died serving their country. Please honor our fallen heroes by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of veterans. It is also customary to fly the flag at half-staff until noon.
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees unanimously passed a motion last week authorizing the organization's CEO to enter into a non-exclusive letter of intent to explore collaboration opportunities with Palmetto Health in Columbia.
• We welcome newly hired Kershaw County Administrator Victor Carpenter, who comes to this area from Abbeville County; we hope Carpenter can lend some stability to a position that's had too much turnover in recent years. And while we're at it, let us offer a tip of the hat to Frank Broom, former Camden city manager, who served as interim county administrator and was able to "straight shoot" with council members, partly because he didn't have to worry about their becoming angry and siding against him, a concern that "regular" administrators naturally must harbor.
We're not too high on elected officials who hew to positions on the fringes. Like many, we believe adherence to strict political philosophies is one of the primary reasons for the polarization in American politics today. There just aren't many lawmakers in Washington today who are willing to sit down and work things out despite their political differences, as there were for decades.
Production workers at Boeing's plant in South Carolina will soon decide whether they want union representation.
WASHINGTON -- The new tell-all, "The Residence," featuring intimate anecdotes collected from past and current White House staff members, is absolutely delicious -- and utterly lacking in nutritious content.
I had the pleasure of attending the United Way's volunteer recognition dinner this week.
Herbert Meade "Shep" Shepherd, Jr., of Camden, SC, died Thursday, April 9, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale returns to the Old Armory, 1034 W. DeKalb Street this weekend. The sale began Thursday with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Non members were allowed to purchase a membership at the door.
Miles Gardner, local historian and author, will be the guest speaker for the evening during the April 13 meeting of the Lynches Fork Historical Society Meeting, to be held at the Bethune Women's Club in Bethune.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Auburn freshman and former Lugoff-Elgin High School standout Kelli Murphy fired a final-round 69 (-3) to lead the 29th ranked Auburn women's golf team on Sunday at the Bryan National Collegiate.
The ABLE Club of SC will host the Run to the Press Box 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 2 at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
(7 p.m.); 13 – at Buford; 16 – at Chesterfield; 18 – Andrew Jackson; 20 – Indian Land (7 p.m.); 24 – Cheraw; 27 – at Central
The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, and the Camden Family Care one-mile run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.