Call her a "no-kill" champion. Cindi Prestage, DVM has accepted the challenge to turn the animal shelter in Kershaw County into a no-kill facility. Pretty easy you think? No way. Transitioning to a no-kill format is a daunting challenge given our community's track record at spaying and neutering pets, but if anyone can do it, Dr. Prestage can.
Some states are known for things they produce in abundance. Idaho has potatoes, Maine has lobsters and South Carolina seems to have more than our fair share of politicians with loopy, if not downright embarrassing, ideas.
Watching this year's presidential campaign has been interesting, to say the least. There's obviously a lot of pent-up citizen anger about "Washington" and "the Establishment." A 2015 study by the Pew Research Center indicated only 19 percent of those surveyed indicated trust in the federal government. There was a lot of the same kind of anger about when I voted in my first presidential election back in 1972. The famous humorist Will Rogers made a career out of poking fun at Washington, even back in the 1930s. The more things change, the more they stay the same, I ...
April 19, 2016|
By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent
C-I contributing columnist
Once upon a time, there was this annoying little kid named Jimmy who loved to fly. He wasn't crazy about wearing his Sunday best to board a plane, but he loved the adventure and especially the attention the hot stewardesses gave him.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2016 -- It's about 7:30 a.m. and I'm driving my younger son to Camden Middle School (CMS). During the next 10 minutes, I am subjected to poor choices on the part of my fellow CMS parents when it comes to dropping off their kids at school.
In 2010, Camden resident Barbara Brown was strolling through a yard sale when she spied something she could not pass up. What she discovered was a collection of Brownie photos and assorted older photographs from about the 1910s through the 1940s featuring an African-American family. In it were old formal portraits, school photos from Mather Academy, and candid shots of families posing in front yards and living rooms, on bicycles and in front of prized rose bushes. They are loving and lovely photographs of an active family as they journeyed through the generations -- 98 images in all. She bought the ...
April 15, 2016|
By Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson
C-I contributing columnist
WASHINGTON -- Imagine emerging from a rocky political week only to announce, as Bernie Sanders did, oh, by the way, the Vatican called. Actually, it was the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, but close enough, I suppose.
April 12, 2016|
By Kathleen Parker
Washington Post Writer's Group