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Closing the gap

Fifteen Kershaw County schools -- six more than last year -- were among 853 schools statewide recognized by the S.C. Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2011.

March 26, 2012 | | Education


Montessori teachers certified

Three faculty members with the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) have been certified at the Early Childhood level (ages 3-6). Meek Duren, Oscar Avila and Kenia Dayeh de Bermudez were recognized Feb. 24 at the annual conference of Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI), held at Litchfield Beach. MEPI is one of about eight professional societies in the United States that oversee Montessori teacher preparation. All three teachers studied under Mariyam Petiwala through the Institute for Guided Studies (IGS), located in Camden. IGS is one of only four programs in South Carolina accredited to train educators to work in Montessori classrooms ...

March 26, 2012 | | Education


Panthers trip up North Central, 5-1, in 5

Doing its damage early, McBee downed host North Central, 5-1, in a game shortened after five innings due to lightning.

March 26, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Ansley throws blanks at MC in 6-0 CHS win

Not even a break from baseball for football last fall failed to slow down Jake Ansley.

March 26, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Sumter at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Governor's School (TEN– 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Buford (BSOC – 6 p.m.)

March 26, 2012 | | Sports


Dogs have little problem downing Falcons

Over the past few years, Darlington has given the Camden tennis team fits. Not so much this time around.

March 26, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Spring Break Baseball Camp set for April 2-4

Camden High School and the Kershaw County Recreation Department will co-sponsor the Spring Break Baseball Camp April 2-4 at the American Legion Field.

March 23, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Exercise does a body good

Hello and Happy Friday! Another month has passed so let me see what I have in store for you this month…

March 23, 2012 | Johnny Deal C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Threat of inclement weather postpones Saturday's Dogfest

The threat of rain and, possibly severe weather, has forced athletic department officials at Camden High School to postpone Saturday's May Plant Credit Union-sponsored Dogfest activities, including the varsity and junior varsity baseball and softball games scheduled for the annual spring event.

March 23, 2012 | | Sports


Lady Knights drop back-to-back contests

After having snapped a season-opening seven-game losing skid with a win over Great Falls last Thursday, the North Central softball team was upended on consecutive nights this week.

March 23, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


School menus -- March 23, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of March 26-30:

March 23, 2012 | | Education


Willie Mae West

A celebration of life service for Willie Mae Jordan West, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in the

March 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Another side of the Mahoney story?

In response to the C-I's "Opinion" March 14 titled "Mahoney," I did not feel that the paper was vituperious (blameworthy or disgraceful for those of us who had to look it up). However, the articles have been rather lengthy, maybe more than just the "straightforward" facts. This may have enhanced the angry responses, and please, when did newspapers quit having to sell? Just as you wrote, many friends of the Mahoneys think "surely this can't be true." This is especially true of those of us whose children, now in their 30's, spent, literally, years over at the ...

March 23, 2012 | Salley B. Redfearn Camden | Letters


Lunsford's gem helps lift L-E past Irmo, 3-0

So much for the soft-throwing and crafty descriptions which, oftentimes, are associated with a left-handed pitcher.

March 23, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


An invitation to murder?

I'm glad to hear the Justice Department is looking into the killing of Trayvon Martin. After all, if they can investigate the killing of innocent civilians in Afghanistan, they can do it in Florida.

March 23, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


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Confused 'Different Drummers' is playing out of its league

It's too bad the road to cinematic success isn't paved with good intentions.

September 26, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National


Facilitating children's playtime and events

Recently, I had a couple of sweet granddaughters for a sleepover. It was long-anticipated and long overdue. They were so happy to see each other, one being six and the other seven. I wanted everything to be perfect. I planned the snacks, the games, the movies, the activities and everything down to a tee. The one thing I didn't factor in was their needs.

September 26, 2014 | Becky Rickman FamilyShare | National


How spouses can avoid arguing over faith and God

A mix of faiths, belief systems and values saturate the American cultural climate. It's been that way for a while, and it's something that people navigate every day.

September 26, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


PTHS 2nd graders create replica of Camden

Second graders at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School participated in a project-based learning experience about their local community.

September 26, 2014 | | Localife


South Carolina State Guard and Red Cross host Hurricane Hike

The South Carolina State Guard and the Sandhills chapter of the American Red Cross joined forces Sept. 20 to host the 2014 State Guard Hurricane Hike. Aside from the hike, the day consisted of several activities including: family day events, a performance of the National Anthem and speakers. There were around 200 participants, volunteers and guests. The hike began at the Camden National Guard Armory where participants had to sign-in and have their backpacks weighed before the 10k hike. Winners were presented with awards.

September 26, 2014 | | Localife


Ariail for September 26, 2014

September 26, 2014 | | Ariail


Term limits

The concept of term limits became popular a number of years ago, but has since waned. Limits were enacted in many states across the country and in many of those, were repealed either through legal challenges or political considerations. Of course, it's not a new idea; the 22nd amendment to the constitution, ratified in 1951, prescribes that no person can serve more than two terms as president. It was passed largely because Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected four times and much of this country felt such longevity wasn't good for the country -- too much power invested in one ...

September 26, 2014 | | Editorials


From the mailbag

• My friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County tells me that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Palestine.

September 26, 2014 | | Columns


Reader urges city residents to vote

The election for two new members of the Camden City Council is on the ballot for Nov. 4. Voters should be reminded to vote for two of the three candidates. Two of the three candidates will be elected. Candidates for the office include Bob Williams, life-long resident of Camden and owner of Bob Williams Auto Body Repair; Deborah Davis, manager of the Habitat for Humanity Store; and Jeffrey Graham of Graham Realty and former mayor. The new council members will replace Walter Long and Willard Polk who have provided excellent service to the citizens for many years.

September 26, 2014 | James E. Parrish Jr. Camden | Letters


Cry, you’re on hidden camera

WASHINGTON -- Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fee.

September 26, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Keith Thomas Carney

Mr. Keith Thomas Carney, 57, of 425 N. Kings Hwy. Rembert, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday September 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. at 1st Kershaw Baptist Church in Kershaw SC. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.

September 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mary Ann Davis Fetner

Funeral service for Mary Ann Davis Fetner, 76, will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital.

September 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ten at the Top

This week more than 800 movers and shakers from 10 Upstate counties gathered in Greenville. It was an amazing event because of (1) what they said, (2) what they did not say and (3) what it means for the rest of the state.

September 26, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Vivian Leslie Wooten Fisher

Funeral service for Ms. Vivian Leslie Wooten Fisher, 92, of 2115 Owen Road in Camden, will be held Monday, September 29, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church on South Broad with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Viewing will be held Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. with visitation from 6:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M at Collins Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.

September 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


George Littles Joy

George Littles Joy (died Monday, September 15, 2014) Camden

September 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


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