A KershawHealth accreditation survey that reflects "the most favorable results I have seen in my many years as a healthcare CEO," according to chief executive Donnie Weeks, is a positive sign for KershawHealth during a period of financial turmoil. The hospital's financial struggles (as have those of many hospitals) have been well documented over the last couple years as the economy has taken a toll on elective surgeries and other procedures, so KershawHealth was in need of some good news.
Wednesday: Blythewood at Camden (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Camden, Camden Military Academy at Hammond Invitational (XC – 5 p.m.); Spring Valley at Lugoff-Elgin (XC – 5:30 p.m.)
Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative charged to the lead in the final furlong and drew clear for a one-length victory in Saratoga Race Course' $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (Gr. 1) last Thursday.
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Photo cutline -- Lugoff Elementary School's new principal, James Ann Lynch shows retiring Principal Amy McLester new logo T-shirts for the 1989-90 school year.
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Richland County Sheriff's Department (RCSD) deputies charged an Elgin man Tuesday with kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of a 15-year-old Richland County girl. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott identified the man as Freddie Grant, 52, of Kelly Road, in the town of Elgin.
Derrick Proctor recently announced his intention to run for election to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Seat No. 3.
Community organizations come and go, often beginning vigorously and then sliding steadily downhill as the enthusiasm of members wanes. In many instances, they're formed for a specific purpose -- to advocate a cause or to oppose a particular proposal, or to generate community support for something viewed as especially beneficial. The Lake Wateree Association (LWA), in contrast, has not only survived but thrived for decades, driven by those who live on the lake or enjoy the many benefits it offers. Founded as the Lake Wateree Homeowners Association, the LWA continues to offer not only a way for lake lovers to ...
Many teachers think they are the only ones offering education from their pinnacle of supremacy. I, however, know that this is not true. A wise educator learns much more from his pupils than they derive from him. Certainly, on occasion, my mouth has fallen open in delight, shock, or amazement from my assigned individuals. One class, in particular, stands out in my memory. The whole class was brilliant! How amused they must have been to encounter me. I have never thought that boredom led to entrapment or involvement in the learning process, so many former students still smile and tell ...
TAMPA, Fla. -- I had hoped he would wait until I got here, but he was in a rush to go.
Dear Annie: I am married to a great guy, and we have two wonderful, intelligent teens. But my mother-in-law is causing great stress.
As if the summer could not get any better for the Camden-based Team Ballers AAAU youth basketball franchise, a pair of the squads closed out a memorable 2012 summer campaign by capturing a pair of championship in the End of Summer Youth Championship Tournament, sponsored by Tournaments R Us, in Atlanta on Aug. 3-5.
Midway Elementary School recently reported its fourth marking period honor rolls.
Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently published its fourth quarter Honor Roll for the 2014-15 school year.
North Central Middle School (NCMS) recently announced its "All A" and "AB" honor rolls for the entire 2014-15 school year:
The South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (SCTRF) has been approached by an anonymous donor and for every $1 raised through a gofundme.com account, he will match it up to $5,000.
Any middle school or high school student -- both boys and girls -- entering seventh through12th grade interested in running cross country at Camden High School is reminded that the first practice for the 2015 season will be held on Monday, Aug. 3rd at 8 a.m. in the parking lot at the school's Wellness Center.
With the start of the school year just around the corner, there is one more youth summer sports camp on tap as sponsored by the Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department.
The North Central High School athletic department is kicking off its 2015-16 "Be a Knight Supporter" drive by offering several sponsorship options at the school.
The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2015-16 school year.
Using a one-point win over the Woodland Warriors in Sunday's finals, the Camden Country Club 10-and-under intermediate tennis team finished off a perfect weekend in capturing the USTA South Carolina Junior Team Tennis State Championship.
The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's 26th annual golf tournament will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Camden Country Club.
Cassandra Grace Gibson of Lugoff will be representing South Carolina in the World's Miss Tourism Pageant. The pageant takes place Friday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 2 in Clarksville, Tenn. Casey, a student at North Central High School, currently holds the title of World's Miss Teen South Carolina Tourism 2015. She will be competing against teens from all over the United States, as well as Canada and the Bahamas. Pageant competition categories include beauty, photogenic, interview and theme-wear representing the contestant's state.
Nine year old actress Mary-Grace Hill, a student at Wateree Elementary School and daughter of Moichelle Hill, was recently in a commercial with S.C. State Treasurer Curtis M. Loftis Jr. The commercial, which promotes the State Treasurer's Office's Future Scholars incentive, was filmed June 23. Mary-Grace and her twin brother, Blaize, also an actor, have appeared in several movies including "Unknown", "Ashby", "Far From an Altar Call", "Unspoken Words", and "The Imperfect Human", as well as participated in Celebrity Cancer Runway Showcases and appeared in a Citi Trends commercial.
Back to school season can be as expensive for parents as it is exciting for students. Once the initial letdown of the end of summer vacation wears off, many kids are excited to return to school, where they can see their friends, study their favorite subjects and participate in extracurricular activities.
INVISTA, one of the world's largest producers of polymers and fibers, is now hiring for more than 200 positions at its Camden plant in Lugoff. The bulk of the new INVISTA Camden roles will be transitioned from previous contractor positions, according to a press release issued Thursday.