Photo cutline -- A stiff upper lip -- Bethune Elementary School Principal Doby Gordon recently sported a clean-shaven upper lip for the first time in seven years. BES students Timothy Smith, Brandie Freeman and Brad Freeman earned the honor of shaving Gordon's mustache off for having read the most books during the 1991/92 school year. The trio read between 11 and 13 books each. Gordon's mustache is already growing back in.
Those voters, aka taxpayers, that attended the Kershaw County Council meeting to protest the idea that the Sheriff's Department would be downgraded to Kershaw County Police astounded the members of council to the extent this idea was abandoned. This is not to be left laying around. Don't be surprised if this move becomes a part of another move or to be brought before council to vote on again.
Mrs. Ella Jones "Bell" Lyons went home to be with the Lord on June 14, 2012. She was born on May 6, 1941 to the late Wille Cephus and Eloise Lee Jones.
All four Kershaw County Dixie Youth All-Star teams will play the first round of their post-season tournaments by not having to leave their home county.
The first "True Dog and Pony Show" was held at the South Carolina Equine Park on Saturday, June 2. The weather was perfect and everywhere you looked there was an adorable dog or an amazing horse. The food was delicious, many cool vendors participated and a good time was had by all who came out to support the building and renovation of the new Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.
The Camden High School baseball staff will host their annual Father-Son Baseball Camp on Saturday, June 30 at American Legion Park in Camden.
Monday: West Columbia at Post 17 (7 p.m.); Post 17 Juniors at Sumter (7 p.m.)
DALZELL – One night after a 20-1 thumping at the hands of West Columbia, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion team rallied from a 9-1 deficit against host Dalzell-Shaw, but could not complete and comeback in a 9-8 loss to the Jets in a game played at Thomas Sumter Academy's General Field on Friday.
On the night of Barack Obama's presidential election victory, Americans seemed to shed our troubled legacy of racism. Or did we?
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Washington of Lugoff announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Lakesha Marie Washington of Lugoff, to William Alonzo Cunningham of Paterson, N.J. He is the son of Mrs. Kimberly Cunningham-Smith of Paterson, N.J. and Mr. Alonzo Stevens of Decatur, Ga.
Carl and Mollye Robinson are proud to announce the marriage of their son Anthony Maurice to LaToya Edwards Green, on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in Varnville, South Carolina. The ceremony was performed by Apostle Herbert Brown at Greater Faith International Ministries.
Funearl services celebrating the life of Katherine Mobley Sweeney, 95, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. Burial will be at 4:00 PM at Hopewell Associate Reformed Church Cemetery, Blackstock, SC. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Sweeney' memory to Hopewell Associate Reformed Church, 1391 Hopewell Church Road, Blackstock, SC 29014 or Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mr. Willie James Harris, 69, of Columbia, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Born in Lugoff, he was the son of the late Eddie and Magaline Outten Harris. Funeral Services were held Saturday at Gunter's Chapel Baptist Church, Columbia, with burial in Memorial Garden of Columbia. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden served the Harris family.
Mr. Herbert Hunter, Sr., 81, of 812 Gary Road, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Camden, SC with burial to follow at St. Matthew United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Parents who favor one child over another may increase the chance at least one of their children will abuse substances, according to new research that also says a child's perception of favoritism matters more than whether it's actually true.
This past summer, women ruled at the box office. Hits like "Lucy," "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Maleficent," each earned north of $40 million during their respective opening weekends, Box Office Mojo reports.
Women save a larger percentage of their incomes for retirement than men, but men end up saving more, says a new study by Vanguard. But no matter the gender, Interest.com found that only Nevada retirees are collectively prepared for retirement.
New York City's small high schools apparently boost graduation rates and college admission rates, and do so at a lower per pupil cost than traditional high schools, according to a study just released by MDRC, a major nonprofit education policy research firm.
Ah, mornings. Sometimes they go smoothly and my day is lovely. Other times, I feel like I'm behind before I've even begun. If your house feels like a staging zone for a major event as you try to get everyone ready and out the door each day, these ideas for changing your family's routine will leave you smiling.
When the Pakistani Taliban survivor Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize this month, it was widely noted that she was an education advocate and that her father was a "headmaster." But the Western media ignored an intriguing angle on this story, argues James Tooley, a professor at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.
Ebola has been in the news. But much of the news has not offered background information about the disease.
Everyone knows reality TV isn't actually reality, right? We know an hour in real life is never that entertaining. There is a lot of editing, slicing and dicing behind the scenes to put those shows together.
A new Three Stooges collection on DVD this week includes a short that has long been lost, and making their disc debuts are vintage titles starring George Arliss, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)
The highly touted BBC miniseries "The Honorable Woman" makes its way to DVD this week, along with a variety of recent TV series.
• Thanks to I-20, two U.S. highways and several state highways, we have a lot of commercial vehicles passing through Kershaw County on a daily basis. While most of those vehicles are likely carrying goods for sale here and elsewhere across the country, there's also a good chance hazardous materials are being trucked through as well. So, it's a good thing Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County Fire Service have joined forces to create a Special Operations Team (SOT) to deal with any "HazMat" accidents that may occur. According to LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer, the team ...
It's a funny thing. That's what Mama used to say when something baffled her. Like Mama, I prefer that things make common sense. Otherwise, I'll ponder, figure, study, and try to decipher that funny thing until it's somewhat sensible.
In early September, I attended a meeting of superintendents in Greenville. A major area of discussion was the development of a workforce that would attract sustainable industry to South Carolina and how K-12 education fits into this puzzle. To underscore this discussion, the meeting included a tour of the BMW plant in Spartanburg. Wow! This facility absolutely reflects what a 21st century workplace looks like and what many of our students will need to be prepared to enter. I talk a lot about preparing students for their future and not our past. The BMW tour reminded me why this is ...
On Nov. 4, Kershaw County citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the Kershaw County School District facilities referendum. Because of legislation passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, voters will be able to decide whether or not a penny sales tax that would be collected for 15 years could be imposed in the county and used by the school district to fund the projects in the referendum.