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Noted and passed - Dec. 23, 2013

• It's sad to note that 2013 has been an "average" year when it comes to mass killings and victims in the United States. There have been 29 mass killings with a total of 147 victims, which is in line with other years since 2006. A few decades ago, nobody could have predicted such sobering figures; now, unfortunately, we Americans live with the threat of such violence on a daily basis.

December 23, 2013 | | Editorials

Jingle Bella for United Way

Blaney Elementary School (BES) kindergartners, with the help of Jingle Bella the elf, helped to raise $125 for the United Way of Kershaw County. Kindergarten teacher assistant Katherine Rogers got inspiration for the fundraiser after purchasing Elf on a Shelf, Jingle Bella, for her family. "I decided to take her to school and she became very popular," said Rogers. Rogers and Kindergarten teacher Megan Goff got an idea to do a fundraiser in which Jingle Bella would sign $1 autographs for students. Each student who purchased an autograph would also have a photo taken with Jingle Bella. A check for ...

December 23, 2013 | | Education

Nelson Mandela, South Carolina, and ‘A better life for all’

"Imagine you're the head of, say, a big German manufacturing company, and you're thinking of putting a sizable number of jobs here in South Carolina," said a South Carolina business leader to me recently. "And then you open up your morning newspaper and see this kind of knucklehead stuff. Is it an absolute deal breaker? Hopefully not. But it certainly doesn't help."

December 23, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Breanna Cole cheers at ACC Bowl Game

Breanna Cole, daughter of Todd Cole of Bishopville and Loretta (Watkins) and Fred Wrigley of Chapin, was chosen along with her varsity cheerleading team of Chapin High School to perform at the recent Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Pregame Performance at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places

Boykin Christmas parade finds community members out and about

The 20th anniversary Boykin Christmas Parade saw an estimated turnout of between 9,000-12,000 people. With clear skies and pleasant tailgating temperatures, community members were able to kick back, relax and enjoy the day. At upper left, Tiffany Parnell of Elgin shows her son, Scott, the broom-making machine at The Broom Place in Boykin. Parnell and her family have been attending the Boykin parade for almost 10 years. Upper right, from left, Jennifer Stegner and Kelsey Mubarak attended the parade for the first time and both agreed it was a great time. Both Stegner and Mubarak live in Camden ...

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places

A moment of thanks

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the churches, civic groups, businesses, and others that partnered with our schools to provide winter coats, gifts, and food for children in need during this season of giving. There is much to value about this community, but one of the things I value most is how this community always comes together when there is a need to be met. Please know how personally appreciative I am of everyone's generosity.

December 20, 2013 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan, Superintendent Kershaw County School District | Letters

Parker right on Pope

I want to thank you and congratulate Kathleen Parker on her level-headed column about Pope Francis. She successfully flattened the hysteria that has blown up about some of Pope Francis' admonitions. Christians are not called to defend the free market. Common sense and everyone else calls them do to so. But Christians are called to leave nothing to chance when it comes to human suffering.

December 20, 2013 | Reid Buckley Camden | Letters

The left lane

A Greenville legislator has pre-filed a bill in the General Assembly that would prohibit motorists from driving slowly in the left lane, thus holding up traffic. It would also ban drivers from using cell phones in the left lane and would make it illegal to drive five miles per hour slower than the posted limit while in the left lane. And it would outlaw ever driving in the left lane except for passing other cars.

December 20, 2013 | | Editorials

Carolina Ladies Aide Society visit Archives

"Camden in the Civil War: The Home Front" exhibit runs through Saturday, January 11, 2014. To cap off the run of this exhibit, the Carolina Ladies Aide Society from Summerville, S.C. will present a program that day from 10:00 until 4:00. This group specializes in living history, portraying women's roles during two eras of American's history – the Civil War period and the colonial period. Here, they will demonstrate life on the home front of South Carolina during the war. They research and document all of the clothing, mannerisms, customs, and items used in their presentations ...

December 20, 2013 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Ariail for Dec. 20, 2013

December 20, 2013 | | Ariail

Dreaming of a penguin Christmas

WASHINGTON -- When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

December 20, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Rec Notes: Volleyball league for beginners

The Kershaw County Parks & Recreation announces registration for its Instructional Volleyball League. The league will be for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up. Girls will learn basic volleyball skills and be introduced to rules and game play scenarios.

December 20, 2013 | | Kershaw County

Holiday Toy Train Exhibit to open Saturday in Camden

At the close of the 19th century, a German named Marklin introduced several series of gauged toy train sets that included ready-to-use track sections, locomotives, cars and accessories, plus enticing add-on pieces for future Christmas and birthday gifts. Within two years, Lionel's first electric train was chugging around its track in holiday store windows beckoning all towards the magical world of toy trains.

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places

A.C. Flora sweeps past Camden

Camden kicked off Region 4-AAA action with a 65-50 loss to host A.C. Flora in a Tuesday night contest played in Columbia.

December 20, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle

West Florence takes pair from L-E

Knights upend Demons: Playing their second game in as many nights, the Lugoff-Elgin boys fell to visiting West Florence on Tuesday, 62-46, in a game played at the Demons Den.

December 20, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

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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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