First quarter elementary discipline reports show that referrals from classrooms and buses to school offices have dropped nearly 15 percent from this time last school year. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials attribute much of this success to the districtwide implementation of PBIS -- Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.
The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Dec. 5-9:
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Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Shrub, an 8-month-old Labrador retriever mix puppy, and a 6-month-old female black domestic short-haired kitten. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden ...
Funeral services to honor the life of Roy E. Brazell, Sr., 88, of Lugoff will be held Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Doug Whitfield and Mr. Ralph Sims will officiate. Active Pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday, December 2, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Brazell's memory to the American Cancer Society C/O Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Rd., Lugoff, S. C ...
Want to learn the sport of volleyball? Give it a spin with the KC Recreation Instructional Volleyball League for girls ages 8 and older.
WASHINGTON -- When the Democratic National Committee circulates an ad attacking Mitt Romney even before the Iowa caucuses -- and long before his presidential nomination is clear -- one can be fairly certain that Romney is considered the greatest threat to a second Obama term.
Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, who was one of 12 members of the so-called Super Committee which recently failed to reach an agreement on deficit reduction, says he opposes the automatic spending cuts which are scheduled to occur because of the committee's failure. The automatic decreases in spending were intended as a sword over the committee's head to make sure the dozen members came together in compromise to do what was best for the country. They -- six Republicans and six Democrats -- didn't do that, and now Clyburn wants to change the rules.
Giving thanks. Thankfulness. Gratitude. All words that often come to mind during this bountiful season of thanksgiving. Impeccable timing, wouldn't you say? This time of giving thanks leads us right to the season of giving (gifts); the season of giving and receiving and more receiving for some. So, just as I am offering thanks for the gifts I have in my life -- family and friends, food and football -- among many, I catch a glimpse of several headlines reading "Black Friday shopper collapses while shopping and almost goes unnoticed as other shoppers walk over his body to hunt for bargain ...
I have listened to the vehement objections to the proposed YMCA project that may be built on the former Mather Academy site. The anger that I sense from the opponents to this project is fierce and contentious. They have every right to express their objections vocally and in writing.
I don't know whose idea it was to send First Lady Michelle Obama to a NASCAR race. But the reaction offers a timely lesson in political correctness, a regime that used to be known simply as good manners.
A response was made to my recent proposal to City Council about needs Historic Camden has in developing our legitimate existing tourism site for the City of Camden. Needs that easily qualify for state- mandated requirements for hospitality tax usage. The response was, "When I heard one idea of funneling h-tax to Historic Camden I couldn't help but think, 'Here we go again … let's just keep focusing on what we've always done."
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Photo cutline -- Among the cooks on hand for this year's Elgin Catfish Stomp will be chief cook Larry Nelson, flanked on the left by Bill Hughes and on the right by George Marthers. Stomp cooks usually spend all of Friday night cooking up the 600 gallons of catfish stew that will go to Saturday's hungry multitudes.
Two chemicals found in various American household products may harm fetal development and possibly lower a child's IQ, according to new research.
Weak growth, foreign competition and technological change have caused many Americans to be out of work, but men are handling unemployment harder than women, according to a new survey.
While President Obama launched a $1 billion dollar public/private push to expand early childhood education this week, some are arguing that better preschool, however helpful, may be too little too late for many kids.
One lie, two lies, three lies. If your children are lying more after you have punished them for being dishonest, one problem may be that you need to talk to them instead.
The numbers of students being "held back" a grade, known as "grade retention," have tumbled in recent years, according to a new study by the American Educational Research Association.
Parents everywhere wish there was some type of manual to help them raise their kids. The best strategy most have is their own upbringing or even advice from others. While this can be useful it has its limits because kids and our relationships with them are so varied.
Let's be honest. When was the last time you gossiped about someone? When was the last time you felt the sting of gossip from others?
• Beverly Hope Melton's murder on Dec. 26 three years ago shocked Kershaw and Chesterfield counties. Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 26, continues to be held at the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) after he reportedly confessed to abducting Melton in Chesterfield County, repeatedly raping her and then beating her death with a baseball bat in Kershaw County. Miller even led authorities to Melton's body. Despite his reported confession, Miller has yet to work out a plea deal or face a jury. And he won't, as we reported Friday, until Feb. 9, 2016, more than four years after his arrest ...
It would be very difficult to name all of my favorite toys of my past, but the ones that really stick out upon the rest are the ones that didn't come from Walmart, Target or any other store.
It was late in the summer of my parents' lives that I was born into a family with three children well on their way to being grown and done with home.
When I was a school boy, there was a kid down the street named Rodney who had an "attitude problem," or at least that's what the adults called it. To me and my friends, Rodney was just a jerk.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) personnel work to extricate two passengers from this car around 1 p.m. Thursday, which apparently rolled over several times after having gone up an embankment on the eastbound I-20 ramp at Camden Exit 98. Dispatchers initially told the LF-R the accident took place on I-20 itself, but Lugoff Rescue 10, Service 10 and Battalion 1 soon found the accident was on the ramp. LF-R crews stabilized the vehicle and successfully extricated both patients with rescue tools. LF-R Chief Dennis Ray said KershawHealth EMS transported both patients to Palmetto Richland for possible trauma, with a LF-R firefighter ...
Funeral service for Mrs. Belle Brookes Williams, 94, of 110 Railroad Avenue in Camden, will be held Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at Collins Funeral Home chapel with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. Friends may visit at 1840 Lovett Road in Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.