Sometimes it's an easy formula when running for political office. Tell people what they want to hear and reap the rewards. At one time, that formula was working perfectly for former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford. He knew how to send a political message and how to make people listen.
Kershaw County Council hopes to give final approval of a redistricting plan by its Oct. 11 meeting. Council moved forward with the redistricting process at its work session Tuesday.
Local physicians Thomas N. Joseph and Andrew W. Piasecki have been named to leadership roles with the S.C. Orthopaedic Association.
Recent Camden High School graduate Ashleigh Hough knew she wanted to make a difference in the lives of the victims of May's devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo.
As an Atlanta Hawks fan, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that new team owner Alex Meruelo stays busy diving into the details of his recent purchase as pro basketball deals with what in all likelihood will be a long and combative player lockout.
The Blaney Fire Department (BFD) held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday for its new facility just over the bridge outside Elgin north on U.S. 1.
When Kershaw County Council signed a deal in 2007 with Progress Energy to construct an empty, ready-to-use shell building on Black River Road, the intention was to attract new business to the county and pay off the project's cost of $400,000 by Aug. 30, 2010.
Republicans in South Carolina may soon be in line for a love affair with Texas Gov. Rick Perry. That is, if he decides to run for president. So why would South Carolina voters like him? Well, for one, he's not Mitt Romney. Perry is a cotton farmer's son who speaks with a ton of Texas twang, while Romney is an Ivy League-educated "Yankee" from Massachusetts.
Funeral services for Wilburn Hazel Baker, 80, of Camden, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Wayne Flowers will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.
Kershaw County plants, fruits and vegetables will get their proverbial place in the sun this month as the city of Camden and Kershaw County have proclaimed August as "Farmers Market Month." The announcement coincides with Gov. Nikki Haley's similar recognition of "Farmers Market Month" across the state.
The Master Gardeners of Kershaw County honored past and present members at a tree dedication Aug. 1 on the grounds of the Camden Archives and Museum. Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham thanked the Master Gardeners on behalf of Camden City Council at the ceremony.
Q: What is the most satisfying part of your job as county auditor?
The last time the county's bridges had major repairs was back during the days of Hurricane Hugo and according to Kershaw County engineer and public works director Dana Reeder, it's time to again perform a thorough evaluation of their safety and reliability.
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-week period.
Last time golf fans saw Tiger Woods at a PGA event he couldn't make it to the final round at the Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Set to make his comeback this week at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, Woods has had two months to recuperate from that forgettable performance at the Players and will now try to return to that championship-winning mindset that defined his game for so long.