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Economic development and school choice

A few weeks back, my wife showed me a newspaper article about a television ad running in North Carolina by a group called "NC Together." In it, the narrator touts the fact that North Carolina has a world class education system that has attracted business and industry to the state and advocates for not making deep cuts to educational and other resources in order to keep the North Carolina's business climate a competitive one. At the end of the ad, a picture of a "Welcome to South Carolina" sign is flashed and the narrator says, "There is another way ...

April 11, 2011 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Miss Osteen, Mr. Turner plan June wedding

"You have stolen my heart. With one glance from your eyes, you have stolen my heart." Song of Solomon 4:9

April 11, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


A better way to reform welfare

When President Clinton signed landmark welfare-reform legislation in 1996, he said it would "end welfare as we know it." Wrong verb. More accurately, it changed welfare as we know it.

April 11, 2011 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Team Doby's Mill

Doby's Mill Elementary School hosted a mini Relay for Life on a recent half-day of school. Students who brought in $1 to support finding a cure for cancer were allowed to wear a hat all day and walk on the school's fitness trail during their Related Arts period. Participants include Rebecca Thrall's third-grade class, with Tech Lab teacher Amanda Raper. More than $400 was raised for Relay for Life through this event.

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Bloomsbury Inn recipe recognized by University of Georgia

The University of Georgia recently hosted a meal plan special event which featured a fruit dish from Bloomsbury Inn. The presentation, A Sunset Breakfast, featured menu items from select bed and breakfasts from across the United States. The Bloomsbury Cold Fruit Soup was one of three fruit selections presented. Of the hundreds of recipes tested, this recipe was one of thirty-four menu items featured. The selected recipes were served to over 8,300 industry participants.

April 11, 2011 | | Localife


Miss Taylor, Mr. Richbourg to exchange vows

Julie Taylor, Gene A. Taylor, both of Lugoff, and Charles and Nancy Richbourg of Camden proudly announce the engagement of Rebecca L. Taylor, to Brandon K. Richbourg of Camden. He is the son of Charles and Nancy Richbourg of Camden.

April 11, 2011 | | Localife


Miss Moss, Mr. Christenberry engaged

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Eugene Moss of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Jackson Moss to Mr. Daniel William Christenberry, son of Dr. and Mrs. David Paul Christenberry of Camden.

April 11, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Junior Beta

Forty-four Lugoff Elementary School fifth-graders were inducted into the National Junior Beta Club. These students were selected based on the high academic achievement they obtained in the classroom and on standardized tests during the fourth grade year in school. The mission of the Junior Beta Club is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. Lugoff Elementary's officers are the following: Justin Dorton, president; Natalie Marshall, vice president; Cameron Payne, secretary; and Emily Seay, treasurer. Other members include Mark Alexander,Tyler Bagwell, Daulton Bray, Brice Brittain, Haley Cearley, Ben Chaplin ...

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Sophia Bryson

Sophia Bryson, 59, of Cleveland, Georgia, formerly of Bethune, died Thursday, April 7, 2011. Born in Camden, S.C., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Sullivan of Bethune.

April 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


Have a grrrrreat time at April 30 Spring Dog Show

Join the pack April 30 for Grace Episcopal Church's 75th annual Spring Dog Show, to be held in Rectory Square in Camden.

April 11, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Freedom to snoop

Conservatives express shock and horror over political correctness, which they roughly define as the Orwellian suppression of any frank discussion about issues that liberals hold dear. But conservatives practice their own PC, too. "Freedom fries," anyone?

April 11, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Junior prospectors

Midway Elementary School third-graders including Ana Lucena and Jeffry Moody learned about properties of rocks and minerals and how to use those properties (like hardness, color, shape, luster) to identify them as part of a science unit of study. The students were treated to a mobile mining experience to cap their study when Diamond Del's Gem Mining Adventure visited the school. Each student was given a tray which they rinsed and searched for rocks and minerals, taking any that they found back to class to identify. Fourth- and fifth-graders were invited to participate, too. Each child was able to ...

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Weighing in

It looked like all fun and games as Melissa Smith's third-graders bounced from station to station weighing themselves, book bags, books, and jackets, but Wateree Elementary students Wade McIntyre, Davis Turbyfill, Logan Butler, and Gauge Peavy were actually learning about weight and scales from student teacher Christen Pruett.

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Honor rolls announced at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has reported its third-week honor rolls.

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Elizabeth Barker

Elizabeth Ann Emerson Barker died peacefully at home Sunday, April 03, in Camden, South Carolina.

April 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Camden Archives and Museum celebrates its centennial

One hundred years ago, in 1915, 1314 Broad St. was a construction site. Excavators and bricklayers, carpenters and heating contractors were busy at their task of building Camden's first city library. It had been an arduous journey getting to that point. That journey began in 1914, as best we can reckon, at a lecture to the Kershaw County Teachers Institute. In all of the factors leading up to the acquisition and completion of the Camden Public Library there is one constant: Sarah "Sadie" Kennedy Von Tresckow.

December 19, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Recreation Dept. Volleyball league open for registration

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will host an instructional volleyball league. The league is for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up. Registration dates are until December 23. The registration fee is $40 and includes a shirt. The first practice will be January 7, 3:45 p.m. at the City Arena. For more information contact the recreation department at 425-6009

December 19, 2014 | | Kershaw County


These animals need a home

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Jag, a 2-year-old male coonhound mix and Prudence, a 1-year-old female domestic shorthair cat, The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden ...

December 19, 2014 | | Pets


KCSD receives two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is the only South Carolina school district to receive not just one, but two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants for 2015. Partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Jackson School and Pine Tree Hill Elementary School will house afterschool academic assistance programs.

December 19, 2014 | | Education


Ina Star Atkinson

Ina Star Atkinson, 57 passed away on December 15, 2014. She was a loving, caring, and a good hearted person. She was the daughter of Betty Cunningham and Gilbert Parker (deceased). She had one brother Herman and two sisters Carolyn and Terry. She was a mother of two, Megan and Misha. She also was a grandmother of 7: Autumn, Destiny, Jaheem, Jaquwan, Kaliegh, Ernest and Brogan

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


William Gerald Reese

Funeral services for William Gerald Reese, 79 of Kershaw, SC will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2014, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Bryant D. Fersner will officiate.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Annie Ruth Young

Funeral service for Annie Ruth Young, 73, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to DeKalb Baptist Church, 2034 DeKalb School Road, Camden, SC 29020.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Belle Brooks Williams

Mrs. Belle Brooks Williams, 94, of 110 Railroad Avenue, died Thursday, December 18, 2014. Friends may visit at 1840 Lovett Road in Camden. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Murdic Branham

A funeral service honoring the life of Murdic Branham, husband of Louise Jordan Branham, of Lugoff, SC, will be held on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Springvale Baptist Church. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 1:00 PM in the church sanctuary. Memorials may be made in Mr. Branham's memory to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 3223 Sunset Blvd. West Columbia, SC 29169 or Springvale Baptist Church, PO Box 880, Lugoff, SC 29078.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Nine things only parents of twins will understand

There are certain phases of childhood that each parent goes through with their children, but when you are a parent of twins, the normal is different. There are some things that only parents of twins will understand.

December 17, 2014 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | National


Four ways sleep impacts your mental and physical health

According to health and safety experts, sleep is serious business -- footie pajamas and fuzzy slippers aside.

December 17, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


About to make another doomed New Year's resolution?

This is the time of year we reflect on our lives. We think about all we've accomplished in one year. We think about the things we should have done -- but didn't.

December 17, 2014 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | National


Copernicus' theories are basis of new series

"THE COPERNICUS LEGACY, Book 1: The Forbidden Stone," and "THE COPERNICUS LEGACY, Book 2: The Serpent's Curse," by Tony Abbott, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, $16.99, 410 pages and 481 pages (ages 9-12) (f)

December 17, 2014 | Marilou Sorensen Deseret News | National


Why failing helps your children

A loud thud comes from my son's room. I fling open the door. His head is cradled in his arms. "I'm done. I can't do this anymore," he exclaims through tears of frustration.

December 17, 2014 | Damara Simmons FamilyShare | National


Labor interests worry how far employers will go with Amazon ruling

Labor groups and observers are wondering how employers will implement a recent Supreme Court ruling that found Amazon does not have to pay workers for time spent going through mandatory anti-theft security checks.

December 17, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


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