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'Murder & Mayhem'

During the past several years, local residents have been unable to snag a copy of Kershaw author Miles Gardner's book, "Murder and Mayhem in Old Kershaw: And in Nearby Sections of Lancaster, Kershaw and Chesterfield Counties."

August 03, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Miscellaneous


Missing Amy Winehouse

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a serious Amy Winehouse fan.

July 29, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


New archives assistant director looking to 'make a difference'

Researching, archiving and history have always been a part of Katherine Richardson's life.

July 29, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Camden


Group claims improper KCSD hiring practices

A letter from an anonymous group charges the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) with violating proper hiring practices. The group sent the letter -- addressed to Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chairman Joey Dorton -- anonymously to board members, school principals and news outlets out of "fear of retaliation" from district office administrators.

July 27, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Horton named top chamber executive in Carolinas

Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton has been named South Carolina's Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year by the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE).

July 27, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Business


PASS scores exceed state averages

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students exceeded state averages in math, English language arts and writing, according to state Palmetto Assessment of State Standards results released Friday morning.

July 25, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Furlough days wiped from KCSD calendar

Kershaw County School District employees can breathe a sigh of relief. Their furlough days are gone.

July 22, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Honor Caylee by helping children here today

Is she in Ohio? Is she in Puerto Rico?

July 22, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


New Midway principal ready to share excitement of learning

Not even a month has passed since Dell Brabham assumed principalship of Midway Elementary School (MES), and she's already outlined two major goals for the upcoming school year: increasing ongoing student achievement and student attendance.

July 20, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Former CHS student heading to Japan as teacher

For Michael Broderick, it all began in his SEAGUL class.

July 18, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


A 'PAT' on the back

Parents as Teachers. That is both the name and the philosophy of a new Kershaw County First Steps program slated to begin in just a few short weeks. The nine-month home visitation program is designed to help parents prepare their children for school.

July 13, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Miscellaneous


Author reacts to novel's removal

Chris Crutcher says he is "shocked" a book he wrote was removed from school libraries in Kershaw County.

July 11, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Justice for Caylee in mother's hands now

I'm not God, so there's no way I can sit here and unequivocally say that I know Casey Anthony murdered her 2-year-old daughter back in 2008. No one really knows that, aside from Casey Anthony, little Caylee Anthony and God.

July 08, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


Meal ticket

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) may transfer some $5,000 from the district's general reserve fund to food service operations in order to keep lunch prices down this coming school year.

July 06, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


School board passes budget

With only six hours left in the 2010-11 fiscal year, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees passed its 2011-12 budget during a special-called meeting Thursday evening.

July 04, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


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