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Column: Change is good; you go first

As I craft my first article as the new Superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), replacing someone who dedicated 11 years to our schools, I could think of no better way to begin than by starting with the subject of change. When you think about it, no one really enjoys change, but in the world of education, change is inevitable and fast moving. In many of our school districts across the country, the use of technology is one example of this paradigm shift in the classroom. The decreased time for feedback, increased collaboration and increased student engagement are ...

September 21, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Is there a Kavanaugh doppelganger?

WASHINGTON -- In one of Brett Kavanaugh's responses to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl when he was in high school, a charge he has denied "categorically and unequivocally," he suggested that, perhaps, this was a case of mistaken identity.

September 21, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: Where is responsible, dynamic leadership?

With Hurricane Florence causing havoc in North Carolina and South Carolina for the past few days, it's made me wonder if it has to be. I know that atmospheric science is a highly complex subject and that global warming is a complicating factor. But, one never hears anymore, like in years past, about the thought of trying to do something about it. Thus the subject of responsible and intelligent, dynamic leadership.

September 21, 2018 | Larry B. Kincaid Elgin | Letters


Letter: Thanks to all who kept us safe

I'm sure Mayor Drakeford and city council would agree with me that once again, we are indebted to City Manager Mel Pearson and his indefatigable staff, as well as to Tom Couch and public works, for their long range planning and expertise in making the city remarkably safe and secure over the last weekend.

September 21, 2018 | Tony Scully Camden | Letters


Births - Sept. 20, 2018

BAXLEY -- Kenneth Russell Baxley and Jenna Rachel Harris, both of Camden, announce the birth of a son, Kenneth Bryce Baxley. He was born Aug. 1, 2018, at KershawHealth, weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Maternal grandparents are the late Mark Harris, and Danny and Carla Estridge of Kershaw. Maternal great-grandmother is Clara Ford, of Lugoff. Paternal grandparents are Kenneth O. Baxley, of Camden, and Jennifer Lewis Baxley, of Camden.

September 21, 2018 | | Births


LEONA MAE WATKINS CALCUTT

Leona Mae Watkins Calcutt, 83, passed away on Monday, September 17 in Columbia, South Carolina after an extended illness. She was happily surrounded by her family. Born in Cassatt, South Carolina, on December 11, 1934, she was the daughter of Bessie Ann Young Watkins and Jake Robert Watkins. She graduated from Midway High School in 1952 and completed her nursing degree in 1955 from the Columbia Hospital School of Nursing. Her nursing career spanned over 5 decades, and she will be remembered for her endless desire to serve others by providing nursing care and sharing medical knowledge. She worked as ...

September 21, 2018 | | Obituaries


FRANCES REVETTA CLARK

A memorial service for Frances R. Clark, 71, will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the Lugoff American Legion following the service.

September 21, 2018 | | Obituaries


SANDRA A. HALL

Funeral service for Sandra Avonne Hall, 63, were held on Thursday at Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family received friends Wednesday at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church Nursery Fund.

September 21, 2018 | | Obituaries


ELIZA WILLIAMS

Funeral service for Eliza Sutton Williams, 69, will be held today at 1 p.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Cedar Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Hunter will officiate. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.

September 21, 2018 | | Obituaries


Weekend events to affect parking, traffic

In an effort to prevent confusion and alleviate concerns regarding the use of free public parking on downtown streets and around Town Green, the city of Camden would like to alert residents regarding the events that will affect traffic and parking throughout Camden this Saturday.

September 21, 2018 | | Camden


SCHSL makes changes to schedules post-Florence

The following is a release sent out by the South Carolina High School League regarding changes to fall athletic schedules in light of games being affected by Hurricane Florence:

September 18, 2018 | | Sports


This week in KC sports

Today (Tuesday): Camden Military Academy at Charlotte Christian (XC – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (G – 4:15 p.m.); Camden at Chester (TEN – 5 p.m.); Irmo at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Lancaster (XC – 5 p.m.); North Central at Andrew Jackson (VB – 6:30 p.m.); Camden at Chester (VB – 7 p.m.); Irmo at Lugoff-Elgin (VB – 7 p.m.)

September 18, 2018 | | Sports


Venegas, Spartans race to XC win

Camden Military Academy's David Venegas ran a 17-minute race to win Wednesday's three-team cross country meet hosted by North Central.

September 18, 2018 | | Sports


Lady Knights sweep Buford in 3

Trying to avoid a repeat of last season when they tied for the Region 4-AA volleyball title only to lose in a one-match championship tie-breaker, the North Central returned to Buford on Wednesday and came home with a three-set sweep over the Lady Yellow Jackets.

September 18, 2018 | | Sports


Jackets surge past LE, 41-21

For the second time in as many weeks, Lugoff-Elgin held the lead in the second half of a game only to have nothing to show for it.

September 18, 2018 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


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CATHY ARLEDGE-WOOD

Services for Cathy Arledge -Wood, 64, will be held today at 3 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. Pastor Stephen Sanderson and Pastor Jimmy Thompson ...

October 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


AMBER N. MOORE and MASON B. CARNES

Visitation for Amber Nicole Moore, 25, of Cassatt, and her infant son, Mason Brett Carnes, was held from 6 to 8 pm, Wednesday, October 3 ...

October 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


JUANITA M. MITCHELL

Ms. Juanita M. Mitchell, 31, of Bridle Ridge Apartments, 40 Boulware Road, Apt. 306, Lugoff, died Monday. Family and friends may call at the residence ...

October 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOHN HICKMAN

John Hickman, aged 86, of Camden, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. He was one of eleven children born to Thomas and Annie Hickman in Warrington ...

October 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


Letter: What is Food For the Soul?

Every community has a population of homeless individuals and Kershaw County is no exception. Unemployment, poor mental or physical health, drug or alcohol addiction, domestic ...

October 09, 2018 | Michelle Hinson Food for the Soul board member | Columns


Column: TV leeches prey on elderly

Miss Opal Puckett is 90 years old. She lives with her daughter, on a limited income.

October 09, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Column: Of war and superstition

Every family has superstitions. Bill Beck's was that every time you saw a white horse he licked two fingers and slapped his palm. This ...

October 09, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Probes of destruction

As we continue examining Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's high school and college life, it has been easy to forget what this was originally ...

October 09, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Editorial: Betty Slade

Readers will undoubtedly notice -- and enjoy -- Senior Writer Martin L. Cahn's front page story about Betty Slade being honored with a city of Camden ...

October 09, 2018 | | Editorials


Ariail - Oct. 5, 2018

October 09, 2018 | | Ariail


Letter: McMaster really turning down fed $$?

Really, Gov. McMaster?

October 09, 2018 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Letter: What ‘superpower’ would you choose?

"Which superpower would you choose, if you could only have one: the ability to fly or to be invisible?" On a recent podcast episode of ...

October 09, 2018 | Rev. Marion D. Aldridge, interim pastor Lakeview Baptist Church | Letters


Column: Heart patient knows miracle

My own heart surgery is two and a half years behind me now, but I never will forget my emotions after being told my aortic ...

October 09, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Column: The bi-vocational preacher

In the months before we married, I sought to show Tink the Southern mountains of my raising. On a colorful autumn afternoon, I was driving ...

October 09, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Editorial: ALPHA Center

The ALPHA Behavioral Health Center has been doing a lot of good in Kershaw, Lee and Chesterfield counties for many years, serving at the forefront ...

October 09, 2018 | | Editorials


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