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Hold the phone

I hate talking on the phone, probably much more than the average person.

March 25, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


TSA eyes campus in Camden

The city of Camden should become the new owners of 8.9 acres of the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy property no later than the end of May. Camden City Council -- with Mayor Jeffrey Graham recusing himself and Councilman Pat Partin absent -- voted 3-0 Tuesday morning on second and final reading of an ordinance authorizing the purchase.

March 23, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Second set of eyes

In 2008, there were more than 800 school bus disciplinary violations on Kershaw County School District buses.

March 21, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


ATEC nursing program may be eliminated

Adult student Cindy Anderson doesn't want the nursing program at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) to close its doors to new students during the next school year.

March 18, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


It's time to cut the clutter

When someone recently asked me to name three things I can't live without, I immediately replied, "My phone, Bible and high heels."

March 18, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


Stadium lights approved

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously voted Tuesday to replace the stadium light poles at Lugoff-Elgin High School for $204,750.

March 18, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Smiles all around

Five years ago, former Pine Tree Hill School teacher Ann Marie Taylor wanted her special education students to be more involved with extracurricular activities.

March 16, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Chamber dues down $7,000

Membership dues are down $7,596 from a year ago at the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, according to a report given by Chamber Treasurer Dennis Stuber during Thursday's board of directors meeting.

March 14, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Miscellaneous


Father's goal to read a story of courage

If there's one thing that I love about being a journalist, it's having the ability to tell someone's story.

March 11, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


Lifelong learners

Robert Sumpter wanted a college degree and a career.

March 11, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Organist graces church for 46 years

Kitty deLoach has been the organist at Grace Episcopal Church for more than four decades.

March 09, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Miscellaneous


Figuring out the dollars and sense

I'm a journalist, which, by definition, means that I hate math.

March 04, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


Trustees hear proposals for ATEC's future

The future of ATEC, Kershaw County's Applied Technology Education Campus, was on the minds of school board members Tuesday night.

March 04, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


KCSD braces for financial hit from state

School districts will likely play a leading role in helping plug the $854 million state budget gap.

February 25, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Chamber joins Midstate coalition

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce's board of directors unanimously agreed to join the Midstate Chambers Coalition at its Feb. 16 meeting. The board also voted to endorse the state Chamber of Commerce's Competitiveness Agenda.

February 23, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Miscellaneous


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