WASHINGTON -- Video imagery doesn't get much worse than a white police officer throwing an African-American girl in a bikini to the ground, kneeling on her back as she cries, and drawing his gun on other teens.
June 12, 2015|
By Kathleen Parker
Washington Post Writers Group
Our family was blessed to grow up in the Wateree (Kendall) mill village. The Kendall Mill played a very important role in our lives as it provided, through the hard work of our father, food for the table and clothes (what few there were) on our back. We were a happy crew – seven children plus Mama and Daddy – in that little mill village home that is still our gathering place today. How wonderful it is to still call it "home".
A small group of people met at The ALPHA Center on Tuesday morning to learn some big news: the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation, the popular music band's charitable arm, recently awarded an $8,000 grant toward the production of a CD by Kershaw County youth.
One of my "rules" about journalism is to always write a story with the assumption there is at least one person who has never read about the subject before. If you're writing about an ongoing debate over, say, school taxes, assume there's someone who has no idea what you're talking about.
A lot of parents, grandparents and other family members took a lot of pictures at the beginning of Tuesday's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting as the district honored dozens of student athletes. The meeting started in a large meeting space in an auxiliary building at the district's offices on West DeKalb Street. Later, the meeting moved to the actual board room in the main building and included a report on grant programs and passage of the district's proposed 2015-16 budget.
In 1996, Wendy Pearson Brinley became the first of three siblings to be named to the Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team. In the nearly 20 years since, Wendy spent time studying abroad, acting, training, working in a U.S. District Court and, now, as a stay-at-home mom in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hold a public hearing Tuesday on the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 budget. Tuesday's meeting marks a return to the board's regular schedule of holding meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. In May, the board met on the second and fourth Tuesdays in order to attend a May 5 Kershaw County Council budget workshop.
KershawHealth, Kershaw County, Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health are extending a letter of intent (LOI) agreeing to a pending $36 million purchase of the county's local healthcare system by one month from Sunday to June 30. That date will, according to a motion made Tuesday night by KershawHealth Board of Trustees Vice Chair Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom, coincide with the projected closing date of the Capella/MUSC Health deal. MUSC Health is the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina.
Nearly three years ago, in November 2012, Amari Williams finished four months in intensive care waiting for and then receiving a new heart. He had been diagnosed six months earlier with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart becomes weak and enlarged, causing it not to pump blood efficiently.
In preparation for work connected to a proposed approved truck route in Camden, the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is requesting a combination of temporary and permanent easements from the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) around Camden High School (CHS).
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will enter executive session at the end of its meeting Tuesday night -- a special meeting due to the Memorial Day holiday -- in part to receive an update and further legal advice on a pending transaction with Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health.
Camden City Council will consider Tuesday whether or not to accept a recommendation by the Camden Planning Commission (CPC) to reclassify Beechwood Plantation's planned development district (PDD) zoning to PDD - Retirement Community.