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Gov. Haley’s strange relationship with Common Core

South Carolina politicians are masters at promising one thing and doing the opposite. From ethics reform to restructuring, they promise the moon and deliver exactly nothing. How do they get away with it? By assuming that the public won't dig any deeper than a post on Facebook. Gov. Nikki Haley, for example, posted this on her Facebook page: "We have been trying to repeal Common Core since 2011 when we came into office. Whether its [sic] education, healthcare, or any aspect of government, we will fight to keep all standards state based, not federal." She then linked to a ...

January 27, 2014 | By Jamie Murguia S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Being independent

Back years ago when Mama was widowed, it became suddenly and shockingly clear that she wasn't completely capable of being on her own. This was news to us because she had always stepped up and did whatever it took to look after our family. She was quite ingenious and hard working.

January 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ariail for Jan. 27, 2014

January 27, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Jan 27, 2014

• People here in Kershaw County are getting a bit tired of the cold weather, and with good reason. While South Carolina has a mild climate and certainly doesn't experience the extreme cold of New England and the Midwest, it's been much colder than normal this year, and those days when the temps don't rise out of the 30s or 40s have become too common. We find ourselves longing for the blooming of azaleas, and we imagine we're not alone in that.

January 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Irmo takes pair from L-E

Irmo and its third-ranked boys and girls basketball teams swept a Region 4-4A doubleheader from host Lugoff-Elgin Friday night.

January 27, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Hartsville, Lewisville at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Northwood (BB – 5:30 p.m.)

January 27, 2014 | | Sports


Father Francis J. Travis

Father Francis Joseph Travis, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Camden and vicar of retired priests for the Diocese of Charleston, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014. He was 60.

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Laura Summers Murray

Laura Summers Murray of Atlanta, GA died on January 22, 2014 in Camden, SC at the age of 85. Born on May 16, 1928 in Barnesville, GA, she was the second child of Laura Belle Brewster Summers and Riley Summers. After moving at a very young age to Thomaston, GA, she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1945. She attended Shorter College in Rome, GA and later graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree. She married James Bernard Murray, Jr. on July 7, 1959 and moved to Summit, NJ. While living there, they had ...

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Malcolm Scott McPherson

Malcolm Scott McPherson, 49, passed on to be with the Lord on January 22, 2014, after a long illness.

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Leroy McClinton

Mr. Leroy McClinton, 77, of 42 Wisdom Drive in Camden died Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Patricia Johnson

Miss Patricia Johnson, 48, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 21, 2914. A celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Gethsemane Deliverance Center, Camden, with interment in Cedar Cemetery. Miss Johnson will be placed in teh church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Johnson family.

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Hyram Dalton Hall

Funeral services for Hyram Dalton Hall, 83, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Steve Leigh and the Rev. Matt Mims will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Walter Rembert Durant Jr.

Funeral service for Walter Rembert "June Bug" Durant Jr., 75, will be held Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Michael Herman Dais

Funeral service for Michael Herman Dais, 56, of 2403 Carter Street in Camden will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. Friends may visit at 36 Colony Drive in Camden and 17 Haven Way in Lugoff. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Annie Bell Bennett Cauthen

Ms. Annie Bell Bennett Cauthen, 60, of 49 Ross Farm Road Rembert, South Carolina, passed on Friday, January 17, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, at January 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove AME Church Rembert, SC. Burial will be at Sandhills Cemetery in Rembert SC.

January 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


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County point-in-time homeless count is Jan. 24

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's annual Point-In-Time (PIT) homeless count will take place in Kershaw County January 24 through 28 ...

January 16, 2018 | | Kershaw County


Art and Geometry

Recently Pam Horton's Honors Geometry classes had two special guests: Mrs. Donna Royson and Ms.Cindy Bundrick. These ladies helped students make a real-life ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Area students achieve academic honors

Southern Wesleyan University announced dean's list for the fall 2017 semester. The following students earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher on all ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Probate process workshop Feb. 2

The Kershaw County Probate Court will host a Probate Process Workshop on Friday, Feb. 2, at 9 a.m. in the council chambers of the ...

January 16, 2018 | | Kershaw County


KCSD teacher career fair scheduled for Jan. 27

Kershaw County School District will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair for certified teacher applicants on Jan. 27, 2018, at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School from 8 ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


PERRY REDDICK

Funeral service for Perry Donald Reddick, 60, was held on Sunday at Powers Funeral Home with burial in Cedar Cemetery. Minister Kimberly Tillman officiated.

January 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOHN CHARLES SIMMONS

A service to celebrate the life of John Charles Simmons, 56, will be held today, January 16, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at Powers ...

January 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


ELLA CATHERINE TEAL

Funeral services for Ella Catherine Teal, 88, of Columbia, S.C. will be held 11 o'clock, Tuesday, January 16th, in Boyce Chapel, at First ...

January 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


Lawson, Gators hand Demons a 66-49 setback

Before his team traveled to meet Lakewood on Friday night, Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball head coach Garrett Knight said the host Gators' size and athleticism concerned ...

January 16, 2018 | | Sports


KCMA music competition Feb. 10

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA), an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold its annual music scholarship competition ...

January 16, 2018 | | People & Places


Looking to the future, remembering the past

As I am about to start the second semester of my senior year, I have come to the realization that time is truly flying. So ...

January 16, 2018 | By Hanna Griggs, Lugoff-Elgin High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


My freshman to senior years at CMA

High school is tough; boarding school is tough; but a military school is even tougher, especially if you're going in as a freshman and ...

January 16, 2018 | By Matthew Rush, Camden Military Academy C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Ariail - Jan. 16, 2018

January 16, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Dog problems

Readers will notice a story on today's front page regarding problems some Elgin area residents have been having with feral dogs.

January 16, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Gratitude in 2018

Hello 2018! A new year is upon us, and I am so excited about all the great things in store for our beautiful city! I ...

January 16, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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