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The skinny on the Common Core Standards

When I'm traveling between schools, I alternate listening to sports talk radio, political talk radio and Motown CDs (showing my age, I guess). Recently, I was listening to a nationally syndicated radio show, and I heard the host ranting about the Common Core Standards and government brainwashing. I know we live in an age of overstatement, but this seemed over the top. It might be useful for someone working with the Common Core Standards at the ground level, versus in the sensationalistic world of talk radio, to provide some information about this topic. To be sure, I don't ...

October 21, 2013 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Uncle Pete and the shutdown

(This column was written prior to the end of the federal shutdown.)

October 21, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Oct. 21, 2013

October 21, 2013 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Oct. 21, 2013

• During her years in Camden, Karen Eckford has taken on numerous civic responsibilities, donating countless hours to various causes. She now faces her most challenging assignment as she assumes the chairmanship of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees. The hospital is at a critical juncture and the next couple of years will go far in determining whether it remains independent or is taken over by a larger institution. We wish her well in her duties.

October 21, 2013 | | Editorials


Idell “Cuda” Green Hunter Lawson

Idell "Cuda" Green Hunter Lawson

October 21, 2013 | | Obituaries


“Celebration of Life” ride and festival

The First Annual "Celebration of Life River Ride and Festival" in memory of Firefighter Dewitt Peake will be held at the Pine Grove Fire Department Saturday beginning with registration at 9 a.m. The address for the event is 833 Pine Grove Road Lugoff, SC 29078.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Lady Bulldogs rout Westwood

Improving its playoff stock, the Camden High girls' tennis team knocked off Westwood, 5-1, in a Region 4-AAA match played in Blythewood on Tuesday night.

October 18, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Knights stay on a roll

North Central extended is volleyball win streak to 11 in a row as the Lady Knights had little trouble with visiting Eau Claire in a Tuesday night Region 3-AA match played inside the Castle in Boonetown.

October 18, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


L-E girls close in on 4-4A crown

One night after having all but sewn up the Region 4-4A championship, the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team swept it season series with Camden by downing the host Lady Bulldogs in four games on Wednesday night in a match played inside the Dog Pound.

October 18, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail for Oct. 18, 2013

October 18, 2013 | | Ariail


Cell phone towers

Members of the Lake Wateree Association, voicing the sentiments of many lake residents as well as people who live in other rural areas of the county, say more cell phone towers are needed to improve communication. The association urged people to attend a Monday night meeting of the county's planning and zoning commission to make their voices heard and they're also asking citizens to show up at the next county council meeting. Council had passed on two readings a measure that would have made it more feasible to increase the number of cell towers, but suddenly tabled that ...

October 18, 2013 | | Editorials


Bulldog Regiment to compete at State Championships Saturday

The Camden Bulldog Regiment will compete in the South Carolina Upper State Championships Saturday. The competition is held in Duncan at James F. Byrnes High School. The Bulldog Regiment recently took away several awards at the Blue Jacket Fanfare Marching Competition hosted by Aynor High School. They won first place for Best Drum Major, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard and Best Horn Line. The Bulldog Regiment placed second overall for their division, also taking home a plaque for Excellence and the Blue Jacket Fanfare.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places


United Way of Kershaw County to hold third annual Chili Cook-off

The United Way of Kershaw County will host its third annual Chili Cook-off on November 9 at downtown Camden's Town Green. Music will be provided by Fair Jam from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Reflections from 12 to 3 p.m. Chili will be served from 12 to 2 p.m. Premier sponsors of the event are SAFE Federal Credit Union and Lugoff Automotive Group.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places


Horton appointed to Southeast Board of Regents

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF), has appointed Liz Horton, IOM, Executive Director of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, to the Southeast Board of Regents. As a member of this Board, Horton will implement the policies created by Institute's National Board of Trustees.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Camden Antiques Fair and ‘gallop’ this weekend

The Camden Antiques Fair Show and Sale will be at Rhame Arena, 517 Bull St., in downtown Camden, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October 18, 2013 | | Arts


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The Trump letters

WASHINGTON -- As the first presidential debate approaches, fists clench, jaws tighten and invectives giggle in anticipation.

September 23, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


I miss making videos

When I first entered college, my goal was to be the journalist everyone loves. I am interested in journalism because one of my pet peeves ...

September 23, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Bulldog harriers make first appearance in top 10 poll

Running as a top 10 ranked team for the first time in program history, the Camden High boys' cross country team finished second, one point ...

September 23, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


CMA runs to fourth place finish

Senior Nick Fields led the way for the Camden Military Academy cross country team which finished fourth in an eight-team meet hosted by Orangeburg Prep ...

September 23, 2016 | | Camden Military


Lady Vols hand NC first setback of season

After having opened the season with six consecutive wins in Region 4-AA play, the North Central volleyball team was taken down by neighboring rival Andrew ...

September 23, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


Next week in KC sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (G – 4 p.m.)

September 23, 2016 | | Sports


Man arrested for sexually assaulting children

A 50-year-old homeless man is behind bars on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Library helps gamers "catch 'em all"

"Gotta catch 'em all" was a common phrase with kids during the late 1990s and early 2000s as they watched the Pokémon cartoon show ...

September 23, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Miscellaneous


4-year-old walks away from sleeping mom in car

On September 19, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies charged and arrested 23-year-old Taquanna Salkie Thomas of Camden with unlawful neglect of a child after ...

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


21st annual FireFest is Saturday

Grab the kids and get ready for fun and fire safety; the 21st annual FireFest is this Saturday.

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Darrell S. Watts

COLUBMIA – A memorial service for Darrell Stephen Watts, 57, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Charles St. Andrews, Jr.

Lugoff – A small family service will be held at Powers Funeral Home, 832 Ridgeway Rd, Lugoff, SC on Saturday, September 24th at 5:00pm, with ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Mervin Leroy Ridley

CAMDEN – Funeral Services for Mervin Leroy Ridley, 72, will be held Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Katherine Ard Iseman

CAMDEN – Funeral service for Katherine Ard "Katie" Iseman, 31, will be held on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Camden ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ruth Reed Hagins

CAMDEN -- Mrs. Ruth Reed Hagins, 89, of 205 Thomas Street, Kirkwood Community, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. A Celebration of ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


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