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Hand in Hand Mentoring Together

Last year, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received a $300,000 mentoring grant, specifically targeted for students in fifth through eighth grades.

August 31, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


A warrior with heart

Steve Catoe had half of a heart and no breath.

August 29, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Healthcare


Use of remaining IPP funds discussed

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has $2.6 million left in its Installment Purchase Plan (IPP) fund which was used to finance the first phase of the school equalization building and renovation program.

August 26, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


'The Help' tells crucial chapter in history

A few weeks ago, I went to the movies to see "The Help." I hadn't read Kathryn Stockett's book yet, and to be honest, I didn't even plan on reading it until after I saw the movie.

August 26, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


KCSD suspends SLED check fees

The Kershaw County School District is temporarily suspending a new $25 S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) background check for volunteers. KCSD Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd said the move is in response to concerns from community members.

August 24, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


KCSD responds to Title IX allegations

Three months ago, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) parents Mike and Marti Gogan sent an email to Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, expressing concern that the school district was in violation of Title IX federal funding regulations.

August 22, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Another school year for students, parents

It's back-to-school time again.

August 19, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


SSHS grant working, says director

During the 2010-11 fiscal year, 688 Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SSHS) grant services were provided to 597 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students. Those 597 students had more unexcused absences, disciplinary referrals for simple and aggravated assault, as well as more out-of-school suspensions than the overall student body who did not receive any services, according to SSHS Project Director Kevin Rhodes.

August 19, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Actress with Camden ties featured in hit film

You may have seen her appear in episodes of the hit television shows "True Blood" and "Mad Men," or even watched her guest appearances on "Glee" and "The Office."

August 17, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Camden


Mr. and Mrs. Meadows celebrate 67 years of marriage

When Kershaw County residents began to hold their own tea parties and receptions in honor of Prince William and Kate Middleton's April 29 nuptials, Celena Traynham, ABC, started thinking about ways that her residents at Karesh Long Term Care Center could also get in on the fun.

August 17, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Localife


Spilker, Graham to take seats on chamber board

Two new members will be joining the ranks of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, President Robbie Powers reported at Thursday's meeting.

August 15, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Business


'Angry Managment' to remain in KCSD libraries

"Angry Management" is back.

August 12, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Longtime Camden dentist retires

When Lee Mays left the U.S. Air Force in 1963, he knew it was time to start his own private dentistry practice. Mays received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1960, and spent three years serving as a dentist in the Air Force.

August 10, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Business


More than money

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received $1.7 million worth of donated volunteer hours and items during the 2010-11 academic year, according to a Partners in Education report.

August 05, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Teen mothers, show seem to have lost their way

Last year, I wrote a column defending MTV's popular reality show, "Teen Mom."

August 05, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


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