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Year-round school calendar: Will it benefit students?

It's mid-September, and most schools have barely begun classes, but students at Rosa Parks Elementary School are getting ready for vacation. Fall break for the Portland, Oregon, elementary school starts on Sept. 22 and runs for three weeks.

September 16, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National

My third failed attempt at breastfeeding, and it's OK

I've come to know the sound all too well -- the unmistakable suction of the breast pump. In fact, my breast pump and I have spent so much time together there are times I think it's talking to me, and sometimes not saying very nice things! Perhaps some are familiar with that distinctive noise as well if they've been as unlucky as me with what I was told would be natural and wonderful.

September 16, 2014 | Danielle Longhurst FamilyShare | National

5 simple ways to make your husband’s day a better one

Chances are your husband is not expecting a dozen red roses from you. However, he wouldn't mind hearing words of appreciation. Telling your husband how thankful you are for the things he has done or telling him how much you love him is a good start to making his day a better one.

September 16, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | National

5 must-teaches to prepare your kids for adulthood

We teach our children to walk, talk, chew 32 times, brush their teeth, pick up their clothes and be kind to others. We teach them to turn off the lights when they leave a room and not to play with matches. We teach them to drive cars and send out thank-you notes. The list is endless. We teach them so much more than the schools they attend. We prepare them for life.

September 16, 2014 | Becky Rickman FamilyShare | National

Top colleges that take rich and poor kids

As students flood the campuses of the country's elite colleges this fall, those schools remain, mostly, enclaves of privilege. This persists despite the fact that there are many high schoolers from low-income families that make top grades and test scores in numbers that are twice the percentage in the general population as at prestigious universities.

September 16, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National

Bridging the gap: Can empathy be taught?

Every semester since 2006, Kevin Blair has taught an introductory course on poverty at Niagara University. And every semester, he finds a business student who is only enrolled in the class to fulfill a social science elective, or simply needed three more credits to graduate -- not because the student is interested in poverty.

September 16, 2014 | Amy McDonald Deseret News | National

Woman's happiness most important to having a successful marriage

How happy a woman believes her marriage is has a direct impact on the quality of her husband's life, according to research in the Journal of Marriage and Family. And that holds "no matter how he feels about their nuptials."

September 16, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National

Life-affirming lessons learned in an airport

I recently flew across the U.S. from Oregon to Massachusetts via California. Spending several hours traveling allowed me to indulge in one of my favorite pastimes -- people watching. And while you might think a cross-country overnight flight would bring out the worst in people, the opposite was true. I observed several moments that proved to me the world is inherently good, and I can be a part of it. Let me tell you about 6 brief experiences that inspired me.

September 16, 2014 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National

One little girl learns the true meaning of delete

For little children, it is the small things in life that can completely destroy their day. When one little girl deletes a picture on the camera, tears quickly come. It can break our heart to see children cry over the smallest details but do we often find ourselves doing the same thing? Has your mood ever quickly changed because your favorite pair of pants are too tight and you're mad at yourself for putting on a few extra pounds? Do you find that you quickly lose patience when your child constantly whines? Or, do the tears start to come ...

September 16, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | National

The day the chase ended

OK, I admit it: I had a crush on JoAnn.

September 16, 2014 | Joe Walker Deseret News | National

When it comes to TV's future, Millennials hold the remote

It was a landmark week for the showdown between big cable, who tie online services to network subscriptions, and Millennial viewers, who prefer to watch much of their TV online and a la carte.

September 16, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National

An experiment proves one secret to a happy family

It is no secret that parenting is hard. No matter whether your children are young, teenagers or even adults, your children need and deserve a parent who cares. Spending time with your children is important but it isn't just the amount of time you spend that matters, it is the quality of time. By making an effort to truly be present in your child's life, your relationship will grow and parenting may seem just a tad easier.

September 16, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | National

'I am Adam Lanza's Mother'

In December 2012, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 27 people, including his mother and 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the nation reeled with grief. Liza Long, a mother in Boise, Idaho, asked herself: What if my son is capable of that?

September 16, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National

6 science-fiction and fantasy movies inspired by the Bible

Faith's influence in the realm of science-fiction isn't anything new. Some of the most popular moves in recent years, like the 2013 summer hit "Man of Steel," have actually taken cues from faithful stories and used them as a way to promote a powerful message.

September 16, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

Teaching your daughter about body image


September 16, 2014 | Kim Giles KSL | National

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Election Day will be KCSC school holiday

Based on a recent memo from the S.C. Department of Education, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees made a change to the 2018-19 ...

March 16, 2018 | | Education

KCSO, SCHP offer ‘100 percent guaranteed way’ to avoid legal fees

(The following message was issued by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office as a press release on Tuesday.)

March 16, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

FRC seeking volunteers

The Family Resource Center, a rape crisis and child advocacy organization, needs caring and committed volunteers to assist with providing victim services. FRC serves abused ...

March 16, 2018 | | Kershaw County

Stover Middle School announces 2nd quarter honor roll

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

March 16, 2018 | | Education

MPES announces 2nd quarter honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently announced honor roll for the second nine week period.

March 16, 2018 | | Education

Blackwell announces run for KCC chair

Roddy Blackwell has announced that he is running for Kershaw County Council Chairman.

March 16, 2018 | | Politics

Spartan booters double up LR, 8-4

Nobody can accuse the Camden Military Academy soccer team of being timid.

March 16, 2018 | | Camden Military

Griffins split with Dogs after 5-3 win

After having overcome a two-run deficit to send the game into extra innings, the Camden baseball team was unable to overcome Fairfield Central's three-run ...

March 16, 2018 | | Sports

Errors plague Dogs, again

For the second straight night, Camden committed seven errors. This time, visiting Hartsville took advantage of those to down the Bulldogs, 11-5.

March 16, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle

Demon booters run by Bulldogs, 5-2

Lugoff-Elgin scored four first half goals and that was more than enough as the Demons defeated rival Camden, 5-2, in Wednesday's non-region boys' soccer ...

March 16, 2018 | | Sports

Five-run fifth helps carry L-E past top-ranked Chapin

On the day the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association released their first regular season rankings of the season, Chapin sat atop the 4A poll.

March 16, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

CCCB Concert

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present their winter concert on Sunday, at 3 p.m. at Camden High School. The concert is free ...

March 16, 2018 | | Arts

West Wateree Rotary Wild Game Dinner

The award-winning Johnson Crew wild game cooking team from Alabama will be catering the West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club's annual Wild Game Dinner and Auction ...

March 16, 2018 | | People & Places

LGC meets Monday

Lugoff Garden Club will hold its March meeting Monday at Sarah Holmberg's home in Ridgeway, with Karen Wendel as co-hostess. The social hour begins ...

March 16, 2018 | | People & Places

Video games can be rewarding

Video games get a lot of flack, and it's no wonder why. They keep youth glued to screens and inactive, spending hours a day ...

March 16, 2018 | By Anna Mock, CHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

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