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The writer in you

Over lunch the other day with friends -- all in the newspaper business -- I mentioned that I occasionally speak at writers' conferences.

November 18, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


‘Flexibility,’ or throwing the baby out with the bath water?

I've been doing this work for a long time, almost 39 years. I've seen probably every educational fad, movement, silver bullet, innovation, reform, program and change you can think of, and then some. The flavor of the month in South Carolina is elimination of minimum standards and quality control in the name of "flexibility." This "reform" comes up every so often as the grand solution to solve all of our problems. On the surface, it's not a bad concept. But because it's rarely done with some level of measure or common sense, it usually falls on ...

November 18, 2013 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Payments deferred

Many of the most important occupations receive the smallest salaries. For example, policemen are notoriously underpaid, as are firefighters. Teachers, entrusted with children, the most valuable items for both the parents and the world, receive the least for the most. I remember my first salary to be $2,785 a year! In spite of the fact that I was certainly better looking, more energetic, idealistic and gullible enough to think all students wanted an education and bringing an "A" diploma and teaching certification, the payment was small in terms of money. However, little did I expect or anticipate that the ...

November 18, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Barn Fire

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) battles a barn fire Nov. 12 on Guion Drive off Lachicotte Road in Lugoff. A cold front entering the area brought wind gusts of more than 30 mph to the area, threatening to drive the flames against a nearby residence. LFD Battalion 1, Rescue 10 and Engine 10 arrived on the scene to find the large barn heavily involved in fire. The fire also spread to the yard and woods surrounding the home and threatened a neighbor's detached car garage. LFD crews immediately protected the exposed structures with three attack lines while other crews ...

November 18, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS baseball camp features Kohn, Carmon and Williams

The Camden High School baseball program, in conjunction with the Kershaw County Recreation Department, will host a one-day baseball camp on Saturday, Dec. 7 from noon until 3 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

November 18, 2013 | | Sports


Amanda McNulty to speak at Lugoff Garden Club

Amanda McNulty, Clemson Extension agent

November 15, 2013 | | People & Places


FAC of Kershaw County announces volunteer and service awards

Earlier this season, board members, donors, community leaders

November 15, 2013 | | Arts


I-20 WB to begin lane shift Saturday

Kershaw County residents who regularly drive to Columbia on I-20 in northeast Richland County need to be aware that the S.C. Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) ongoing project to widen the interstate will shift to the westbound lanes beginning Saturday.

November 15, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Jerome Arthur Williams

Mr. Jerome Arthur Williams, 51, of 58 Lauray Lane, Camden, died Wednesday. Family and friends may call the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later day be Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the family.

November 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


Barbara G. Bass

Barbara G. Bass, 73, of Monroe, LA, former resident of Cassatt, SC entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Services were held in West Monroe, LA on November 9, 2013 by Kilpatrick Funeral Home, followed by burial at Hasley Cemetery. Mrs. Bass was preceded in death by her father, Frank Hawkins, her mother Inez Russell and her grandson Phillip Bass. She is survived by her children, Winnie Bass of Cassatt, SC, Willie Guthrie, Barbara Lee, and Ruby Heckford of West Monroe, LA; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was loved by all who knew her and will be ...

November 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


Derrick Johnson

Mr. Derrick Johnson, 45, of Austin, TX, formally of Camden, SC, passed on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, November 18, 2013, 1 p.m., at St. Stephens Baptist Church, Rembert, SC. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

November 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


Thomas McClain

Mr. Thomas McClain, 88, of Philadelphia, PA, formally of Rembert, SC, passed on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

November 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jimmie Lee Murphy

Deacon Jimmie Lee Murphy, 76, of 1816 Campbell Street, Camden, died Tuesday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the family.

November 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jeremy "Todd" Wilson

Mr. Jeremy "Todd" Wilson entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at KershawHealth.

November 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


Classically Carolina

Camden: Classically Carolina.

November 15, 2013 | | Camden


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The Olympics opened my eyes

I have been without a television set for a few days, but I know that the Olympics are the thing right now. I watched the ...

August 19, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Beach burkini bingo

August 19, 2016 | | Columns


Sweet rewards for KC Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

August 18, 2016 | | People & Places


Pearlee Boykin Sumpter

Rembert - Mrs. Pearlee Boykin Sumpter, 93, of 5870 Halley Road, Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. A Celebration of Life and ...

August 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Cassie Grant-Lloyd

Cassie Grant-Lloyd age 75 of New Haven, CT formerly of Camden, passed away on August 11, 2016 at her home. Cassie was born on April ...

August 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Healthcare entrepreneur opens nurse aide school for helping seniors

The City of Camden recently honored Kesha L. Hayes with a proclamation for creating Senior Service Day in honor of the elderly population -- but her ...

August 16, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Camden


Man arrested for burglary, assault on elderly female

A 23 year old Elgin man is behind bars accused of breaking into a home, assaulting an elderly woman who lived there and leading a ...

August 16, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


UWKC accepting applications from agencies for federal funding

The United Way of Kershaw County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the ...

August 16, 2016 | | Miscellaneous


Back to school in KC

If the old saw, "it takes a village to raise a child" is true, then surely Kershaw County is working hard to be that village.

August 16, 2016 | | Editorials


Driven to distraction

OXFORD, Md. -- Reflexively, I type "Dru" and The Drudge Report pops up. I hate myself for going there but as a columnist ever in search ...

August 16, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Laura Jo Lee

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Laura Jo Watkins Lee, 84, of Camden, SC will be held at 12:00 PM, today, August ...

August 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


Juan Godines

A Memorial Service for Juan Jacobo Godines, 34, will be 6:00 p.m., Friday, August 19, 2016 at Lake Shore Drive Church of God ...

August 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


Adolphus Dye

Funeral service for Mr. Adolphus Dye, 65, of Camden, will be held Wednesday, August 17th, 1:00 P.M. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 2325 Flat ...

August 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


Georgia Heckle

BETHUNE - Funeral services for Georgia "Mickey" Squires Heckle, 87, will be held at 3pm on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Timrod Baptist Church with burial ...

August 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


Mary M. Clark

Mrs. Mary M. Clark, 93, of 2242 Mt. Hebron Road, Cassatt, passed on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

August 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


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