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Camp BDK celebrates final season

Since 2009, Camp BDK has provided summer academic enrichment activities to as many as 94 local elementary school students.

July 01, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Teens need Budgeting 101

For those of you who can't wait until the day when your teenage daughter spends your hard-earned cash on a whim, well, your day may finally be here.

July 01, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


Book dropped from summer reading list

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has removed a book from one of its summer reading lists, after a Camden High School parent expressed concern about profanity used in the book recommended for high school students.

June 29, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


District accounts for cheerleading funds

In a letter to Lugoff-Elgin High School parents Mike and Marti Gogan, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan said there is no money missing from the high school's cheerleading account.

June 27, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Beware the summertime 'brain drain'

Ah, summer is finally here.

June 24, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


Teacher step increases suspended

With no official word on the state budget before Tuesday's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting, school board members were still unable to pass the school district's 2011-12 fiscal year budget.

June 24, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Parents want information on school cheerleading account

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) parent Mike Gogan filed an incident report against L-EHS last week, in an effort to recover what he believes is missing money from the school's cheerleading account. According to the incident report, Gogan estimated there is about $6,000 to $9,000 missing.

June 22, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Powers to be chamber president

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce announced the newest additions to its board of directors during its meeting Thursday. Robbie Powers, owner of Powers Funeral Home, will serve as chamber president.

June 20, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Business


What not to give your dad for Father's Day

Father's Day never fails to stress me out, and I'm not just saying that because I'm convinced that no one will care that my birthday is the very next day.

June 17, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


Farmer returns to grandfather's legacy

For years, Robert Marsh owned and operated Hofield Farms in Camden, providing county residents with everything from sweet corn to watermelons to tomatoes.

June 17, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Miscellaneous


New KCSD tech plan to be five-year guide

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) technology plan includes five sections that address students, professional development, instruction, communications and technical support -- guidelines that KCSD Director for Technology Phyllis David said the school district will look toward during the next five years.

June 15, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Memories of Memorial Hall

When Tony Boykin stepped into the Camden High School's (CHS) old building on Laurens Street more than 40 years ago, he had no way of knowing how many memories would be created in Memorial Hall.

June 13, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


KCSD still working on budget

With the state budget still up in the air, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees were still unable to pass a 2011-12 fiscal year budget during its meeting Tuesday evening.

June 10, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Don't call me 'ma'am'

I'm getting old, which is a realization that hit me like a sack of bricks when my husband John and I went to the movies recently.

June 10, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


KCSD examining L-EHS Title IX concerns

Are female athletes being treated the same as male athletes at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS)? Marti and Mike Gogan decided to find out after realizing money raised to buy cheerleader uniforms was being used to cover other costs. If the answer is "yes," the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) could find itself in violation of Title IX federal funding regulations.

June 08, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


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