“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is the kind of movie that wouldn’t work without its cast. It’s an ensemble piece that tries to cram half a dozen storylines into two hours, and the result is a film that feels bloated and thin at the same time.
March 06, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National
The latest “Hunger Games” sequel was 2014’s biggest hit, and it finally arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with several other films, including the Oscar-nominated “Foxcatcher.”
March 06, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National
"The Lazarus Effect," rated PG-13 — 2 stars
March 06, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | National
First things first: Kirby's latest adventure is a beautiful-looking game.
March 06, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National
After finishing third in his first appearance in the South Carolina High School League state individual wrestling championship last year, North Central Mason Gomez moved up one spot in last weekend's event held in Anderson.
March 06, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports
Two more horses with Camden connections will try and stay on the Kentucky Derby trail when they go head-to-head in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (Gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.
March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine
Nursing a one-run lead with two outs in the top of the seventh and a runner on first, Lugoff-Elgin closer Bradwin Salmond walked River Bluff's Josh Senter. That was not the worst thing which could have happened at the time since Senter rapped out hits in each of his first three at-bats.
March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle
Mitch Lowder laughed when talking about an honor which has been 32 years in the making.
March 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle
In what has been an unpredictable winter, what else could you expect other than a strange goal to kick off the soccer season.
March 06, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle
With three weeks and a day to go before the 2015 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden, reserved parking spaces are starting to fill up.
March 06, 2015 | | Equine
March 06, 2015 | | Ariail
Here in South Carolina, as in so many other states, gerrymandering -- in which political parties redraw the lines of voting districts to suit their own purposes -- is a fact of life. It was done when Democrats controlled the state, and now it's done by Republicans. One of the nationwide side effects of gerrymandering is creating more partisan divide. Because districts are set up to be safe for one party, there's not much interest in candidates having to appeal to independent voters or those who aren't hard-line adherents of either party. And, by the way, the word gerrymander ...
March 06, 2015 | | Editorials
Throughout my lifetime, I have been interested in all decorative plants, although my specialty is the Camellia. I was shocked while reading the editorial by one of my favorite editors lambasting one of my favorite columnists about wording in a column on crape myrtles. For some unknown reason (probably some health problem), I had failed to read the column in question. My wife left me in this world to fend for myself while she enjoys heaven and this gives me the luxury of being able to pile newspapers by my chair in sort of a too high, messy pile to ...
March 06, 2015 | Richard Mims Lugoff | Letters
Surely something can be done about The State paper throwing its "Extra" on the ground and roads. Several of us on Fire Tower Road have called and E-mailed its office and received no reply, just more trash. We've called the City of Camden, the County and Sheriff's offices to no avail.
March 06, 2015 | Sheila Maloney Camden | Letters
One of the many perks of living in the Midlands of South Carolina is our moderate climate. OK, maybe it hasn't felt so moderate the past few weeks, but think about New York, Boston, Minnesota, Michigan and other northern areas. Now, they know what cold really is!
March 06, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns
Archive site results
Funeral service for Edna Mae Williams, 71, of 1550 Wildwood Lane in Lugoff will be held Saturday, December 22, 2012, 11 a.m., at Camden First United Methodist Church with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. She died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Friends may visit at 2615 Smith Street in Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
December 19, 2012 | | Obituaries
Hopefully there are no echoes of a "little Detroit" here in Kershaw County and never will be any time ever. May we never get that low to assume that just because of a vote that a bailout is owed or is coming to save you. Can you imagine voting for someone just so you can use your vote against them? Amazingly, some councilwoman on the Detroit City Council thinks her Obama vote will cast her area a granted "bailout" vote. This news segment was aired by Fox News December 5, 2012. Some people with positions do forget just where they ...
December 19, 2012 | Howard Buckholz Cassatt | Letters
If there's one thing that will be true this year in ACC basketball, it's that the Duke Blue Devils will be aiming to avoid another upset to the likes of Lehigh University. After being knocked out of the NCAA Tournament in the first round last year by the Mountain Hawks, Duke will be moving into conference play with a purpose, hoping to show teams they're legit contenders.
December 19, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns
I enjoyed watching this year's Christmas parade with (Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr.) Frank Morgan standing in front of Greenleaf Villa. Reflecting on it now, I must share with your readers the fact that there is nothing like a small town Christmas parade. Having personally participated in a more than a dozen, I can honestly speak of the joy and excitement of being in such a parade.
December 19, 2012 | William “Rusty” Major Camden | Letters
CMA Cadets Entertain Children
December 19, 2012 | | Yesteryear
Winners of the Kershaw County Recreation Department's Annual Christmas Card contest were awarded their cash prizes by the First Palmetto Savings Bank. Contest winners in the kindergarten category are Sara Hogue of Wateree Elementary (1st place), Noah Brown of Wateree Elementary (2nd place) and Mary Elizabeth Norwood of Baron DeKalb Elementary (3rd place). Contest winners in the 1st Grade category are Ava Strange of Wateree Elementary (1st place), Peightyn Mills of Wateree Elementary (2nd place) and Autumn Comer of Mt Pisgah Elementary (3rd place). Contest winners in the 2nd grade category are Italia Aguilar of Camden Elementary (1st place ...
December 19, 2012 | | Miscellaneous
Level one Auto Collision students at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) repainted a portion of an F-4C Phantom Fighter at the Camden airport this month.
December 19, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education
This time of year, you'll find beautifully-crafted Christmas wreaths on display at the corner of Laurens and Lyttleton streets.
December 19, 2012 | Denise Schnese | Miscellaneous
Howard Branham stood in front of an exhibit cabinet in the museum wing of the Camden Archives and Museum Friday morning as about 40 people stopped by to wish him well on his retirement. They included fellow members of city staff, members of the Friends of the Archives and Museum and members of the Camden Archives and Museum Commission.
December 19, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden
Ron Moak, of Camden, an assistant solicitor with the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office in Kershaw County, resigned Dec. 10 following several allegations. Solicitor Dan Johnson, through his director of communications, Nicole Holland, confirmed Moak's resignation.
December 19, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested one man and are seeking two others in the armed robbery of an individual on Nov. 25.
December 19, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking for a suspect after he assaulted and robbed a man in Kershaw County.
December 19, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire
I was handling my emotions pretty well until Patsy Topping picked up my sweet foster dog Lindy and took her inside of the transport bus. That's when I got a little misty eyed. Michael Schofield would soon be driving Lindy and 14 other dogs up north to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons in New York. "Oh, she's a hugger," Patsy said warmly. Lindy, a former short-term resident of the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, loves to be held and snuggled. As a first time foster Mom, the experience couldn't have been any better or more ...
December 19, 2012 | | People & Places
Cool clear weather greeted more than 275 runners and walkers during Fitness Zone's fifth annual Jingle Bell 5K Dec. 1. While the majority of participants were from Kershaw County, the event attracted runners and walkers from all over the Midlands, as well as other areas of the state.
December 19, 2012 | | Education
Funeral service for Charles Everett Hayes Sr., 87, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Jason Fletcher and the Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends at the residence 32 Gardner Street, Camden. Memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Arise and Build Fund, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, S.C. 29020 or Wateree Baptist Church Soup and Sandwich Ministry, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
December 19, 2012 | | Obituaries