The drama that's been playing out for a couple weeks in Wisconsin over public sector unions has moved to Ohio, and it's almost certain that the issue of public unions isn't going away. While union membership has been declining for years in private business, that hasn't been the case with public unions; in 2009, for the first time in this country's history, a majority of unionized workers were in government jobs rather than private ...
One of the many priceless moments in the 1990 film "Kindergarten Cop" takes place when Detective John Kimble, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, tries to explain why he is a kindergarten teacher. To a teacher colleague, who is unaware he has entered the school in an undercover role, he explains, "I got tired of teaching teenagers because by the time they came to me I felt there wasn't much ...
All Kershaw County residents and parents should be very proud of their schools. For two weeks in February, I was a member of a team who administered an assessment called the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) or the Nation's Report Card, to 4th and 8th graders at four Kershaw County schools. The students were cooperative and polite and stayed on task the entire assessment period. They asked questions about the ...
There are no words to express our feelings of sorrow in the loss of our family member, Jerry Geiger. We find comfort in knowing that so many of you were there for us when we needed you.
33 YEARS AGO -- Feb. 27-March 3, 1978
WASHINGTON -- Mike Huckabee made a great argument for gay marriage. The once and perhaps future Republican presidential candidate didn't mean it that way, of course. Actually, he was slamming President Obama's decision to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. Huckabee, speaking at a session sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, criticized Obama for being "clearly out of sync ...
It did not take Randy Stokes long to find out the difference between last year's Lugoff-Elgin AAA state championship baseball team and this year's squad, which is making its class 4A debut.
This past weekend, the Lugoff-Elgin boys soccer program participated in a pair of pre-season tournaments. The varsity Demons competed in the Sandhills Classic tournament at Ridge View High School, while the junior varsity squad traveled to play in the Irmo Pre-Season tournament. In the Sandhills Classic, L-E played Hartsville in first round action. The Demons were up 2-0 the majority of the game until the final two minutes. A last-minute goal by ...
Will Connell brought home his second state individual medal --- and the seventh for his family --- when the Lugoff-Elgin senior 171-pounder won the 4A state championship on Saturday at the Anderson Civic Center.
The United Way Income Care Council integrated a program this week throughout the entire third grade in the Kershaw County to help children learn to manage money wisely.
Opening night for the annual Friends of the Kershaw County Library (FOKCL) book sale is March 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. for members only of Friends of the Kershaw County Library. For those who are not yet members for 2011, membership may be obtained at the door. The site is the old Piggly Wiggly building on U.S. 1 North, across from the new Piggly Wiggly store in Camden.
Lugoff-Elgin High School football players (from left) Josh Ruiz, Stephan Burnham and Ladricus Turner pose with some of the items available at the second annual ABLE Club Auction, "Surfs Up at Demon Bay." More than $36,000 in products and services have been donated for the event to be held in the L-EHS gym Friday. A limited number of tickets are on sale in the school's Wellness Center; tickets are $25 each and include catering by Outback Steakhouse.
The Camden Community Concert Band will present its Winter Concert Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. Admission is free. Featured soloist Mike Clyburn will play the Jackie Napper Flugelhorn to "Let It Be Me." On left, Flutists Helen Walker, Barbara Rearden and Jane LaRoche practice for the performance.
The Miss Camden Pageant was held Saturday at Camden High School. The winners were (from left) Blythe Neal, Miss Camden Teen 2011; Sallie Pierce, Miss Camden 2011; and Carley Powers, first runner-up to Miss Camden. Neal is an 8th-grader at Camden Middle School. Pierce is a sophomore at the University of South Carolina. Both young ladies will be competing in the Miss South Carolina Pageant in Columbia June 28 through July 2.
The Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is now accepting artist materials for consideration as part of a group exhibition or possible solo show in the Bassett Gallery to be scheduled from September 2011 through May 2012.
Sixth grade students at Camden Middle School (CMS) recently celebrated Mummy Day, a culmination of a unit of study on Ancient Egypt. During the school day, students traveled to four stations where they participated in cross curriculum activities. Students created life-size sarcophagi, found the surface area of pyramids that they then constructed, participated in a virtual pharaoh's mummification process, and then mummified chicken legs.
INVISTA's annual holiday blood drive will be Tuesday, December 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
One of the many problems in politics today is that many elected officials begin to believe they are smarter than the electorate and feel they should be able to make decisions that contravene public attitudes. They justify this, of course, in a myriad of ways. The recent resignation of a Colorado state senator is the ultimate in arrogance when it comes to ignoring the voters and trying to circumvent ...
Camden High School senior Madison Grant and junior teammate Morgan Wilson were named to the 2013 All-Region 4-AAA Volleyball Team as selected by the conference's seven head coaches.
The 84 children of the Montessori School of Camden anxiously awaited the arrival of their grandparents and extended families for the annual celebration of Grandparents' Day.
Passed away quietly in her sleep on November 26, 2013 in Vista, California at the home of her son, Von.
Herbert Brisbon, Sr., of 69 Brisbon Lane, Rembert, SC, passed on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Benjamin Ashley Lewis Grantham, 40, will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
A celebration of life service for Andrew Robert Henshaw, 28, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Leonhardt will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Henry Alonzo Johnson, 57, of 907 Market Street, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 4, 2103, 2 p.m., Gethsemane Deliverance Church, Camden. Burial will follow at Cedar Cemetery, Camden.
Amanda Harris, a fourth grade teacher at Jackson School, is the 2013-14 Reading Teacher of the Year. The Kershaw County Reading Council named Harris its teacher of the year during its annual recognition program at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School. Each school in the district had the opportunity to nominate a reading teacher of the year who submitted an application to be critiqued by an external judge.
"The Community Medical Clinic (CMC) held a festive 15-year anniversary party on November 14 at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Four hundred community supporters were invited to a red carpet awards show. Their collective efforts represent a community resolve that has provided health care to more than 5,000 Kershaw County patients from 1998 to 2013. This event was a thank you to clinic volunteers who have unselfishly given their time and financial assistance.
Camden ART's annual fall show will be on exhibit at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County beginning Friday and lasting until Jan. 16. A reception will be held Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery coinciding with the annual performance of The Nutcracker. (The FAC is closed for Christmas break from Dec. 23 until Jan.) A special viewing of the show during this time can be arranged by calling the FAC at 425-7676.