It's not easy being president these days. If you doubt that, look no further than a recent poll by Quinnipiac University, a respected non-partisan entity that doesn't have an ax to grind with either major political party. The new poll shows that President Obama is now regarded as the worst president since World War II, surpassing George W. Bush, who was previously considered the worst. It's no coincidence that the two chief executives at the bottom of the standings are the last two to serve in the Oval Office.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Tiny, a 10-week-old Chihuahua mix and Spaz, a 2-year-old spayed female calico long haired 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.
Just the other day, I was out by the Atlantic Brewery when a friend reminded me of a memorial service we'd attended there a few years earlier.
Bishopville knocked Kershaw County West from Dixie Youth Baseball Ozone sub-district tournament play with an 8-4 win over the West Wateree-based squad in Monday's championship contest played in Darlington.
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Mrs. Lauretta B. Goodwin, 66, of 1600 Black River Road in Camden died Monday, June 30, 2014. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
A funeral service for Grady Wilson Horton, 99 of Bethune, SC will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 3, 2014, in the sanctuary of Timrod Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Marvin Thompson, 29, of Camden entered into rest on Monday, June 30, 2014 at McCleod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
A graveside service for Brett Randall "Randy" Williams, 60, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials, may be made to The American Cancer Society.
WASHINGTON -- Dear Secretary Clinton,
Dear Councilman Jimmy Jones, how out of touch are you with Kershaw County citizens to tell those who may disagree with you to go back to our bunkers?
Kershaw County ready for July 4
A natural gas line rupture caused authorities to evacuate a 400-foot area and shut down U.S 1 in both directions for several blocks in downtown Elgin on Tuesday.According to both Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Chief Dennis Ray and Elgin Police Department (EPD) Harold Dennis Brown, it appears a flat-bed truck ran over the gas line.
As with so many things about South Carolina, when it comes to trying to assess the "civic heath" of our state, there are no easy answers. The answers are that we are both healthy and weak, consistent and conflicted, simple and complex.
All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.
The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.
Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.
We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.
The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.
Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.
The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.
The third and fourth installments of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling camp are scheduled over the next two weeks.
The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.