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The skinny on the Common Core Standards

When I'm traveling between schools, I alternate listening to sports talk radio, political talk radio and Motown CDs (showing my age, I guess). Recently, I was listening to a nationally syndicated radio show, and I heard the host ranting about the Common Core Standards and government brainwashing. I know we live in an age of overstatement, but this seemed over the top. It might be useful for someone working with the Common Core Standards at the ground level, versus in the sensationalistic world of talk radio, to provide some information about this topic. To be sure, I don't ...

October 21, 2013 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Uncle Pete and the shutdown

(This column was written prior to the end of the federal shutdown.)

October 21, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Oct. 21, 2013

October 21, 2013 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Oct. 21, 2013

• During her years in Camden, Karen Eckford has taken on numerous civic responsibilities, donating countless hours to various causes. She now faces her most challenging assignment as she assumes the chairmanship of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees. The hospital is at a critical juncture and the next couple of years will go far in determining whether it remains independent or is taken over by a larger institution. We wish her well in her duties.

October 21, 2013 | | Editorials


Idell “Cuda” Green Hunter Lawson

Idell "Cuda" Green Hunter Lawson

October 21, 2013 | | Obituaries


“Celebration of Life” ride and festival

The First Annual "Celebration of Life River Ride and Festival" in memory of Firefighter Dewitt Peake will be held at the Pine Grove Fire Department Saturday beginning with registration at 9 a.m. The address for the event is 833 Pine Grove Road Lugoff, SC 29078.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Lady Bulldogs rout Westwood

Improving its playoff stock, the Camden High girls' tennis team knocked off Westwood, 5-1, in a Region 4-AAA match played in Blythewood on Tuesday night.

October 18, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Knights stay on a roll

North Central extended is volleyball win streak to 11 in a row as the Lady Knights had little trouble with visiting Eau Claire in a Tuesday night Region 3-AA match played inside the Castle in Boonetown.

October 18, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


L-E girls close in on 4-4A crown

One night after having all but sewn up the Region 4-4A championship, the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team swept it season series with Camden by downing the host Lady Bulldogs in four games on Wednesday night in a match played inside the Dog Pound.

October 18, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail for Oct. 18, 2013

October 18, 2013 | | Ariail


Cell phone towers

Members of the Lake Wateree Association, voicing the sentiments of many lake residents as well as people who live in other rural areas of the county, say more cell phone towers are needed to improve communication. The association urged people to attend a Monday night meeting of the county's planning and zoning commission to make their voices heard and they're also asking citizens to show up at the next county council meeting. Council had passed on two readings a measure that would have made it more feasible to increase the number of cell towers, but suddenly tabled that ...

October 18, 2013 | | Editorials


Bulldog Regiment to compete at State Championships Saturday

The Camden Bulldog Regiment will compete in the South Carolina Upper State Championships Saturday. The competition is held in Duncan at James F. Byrnes High School. The Bulldog Regiment recently took away several awards at the Blue Jacket Fanfare Marching Competition hosted by Aynor High School. They won first place for Best Drum Major, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard and Best Horn Line. The Bulldog Regiment placed second overall for their division, also taking home a plaque for Excellence and the Blue Jacket Fanfare.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places


United Way of Kershaw County to hold third annual Chili Cook-off

The United Way of Kershaw County will host its third annual Chili Cook-off on November 9 at downtown Camden's Town Green. Music will be provided by Fair Jam from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Reflections from 12 to 3 p.m. Chili will be served from 12 to 2 p.m. Premier sponsors of the event are SAFE Federal Credit Union and Lugoff Automotive Group.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places


Horton appointed to Southeast Board of Regents

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF), has appointed Liz Horton, IOM, Executive Director of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, to the Southeast Board of Regents. As a member of this Board, Horton will implement the policies created by Institute's National Board of Trustees.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Camden Antiques Fair and ‘gallop’ this weekend

The Camden Antiques Fair Show and Sale will be at Rhame Arena, 517 Bull St., in downtown Camden, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October 18, 2013 | | Arts


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Andi’amu hangs on to take Monmouth chase

Ballybristol Farm's Andi'amu turned back spirited late challenges from All for Us and Jamarjo to win Monmouth Park's featured steeplechase race, a ...

June 21, 2016 | By Don Clippinger | Equine


Ariail for June 21, 2016

June 21, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: The Emmanuel Nine

A year ago, the grief was still fresh. We were all still reeling from the murders of nine innocent people at Emanuel AME Church in ...

June 21, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Repeat, retreat, reload

WASHINGTON -- The arguments for and against gun control are so familiar by now, we might as well hit replay and skip the debate.

June 21, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Father’s Day 2016

Behind the little house in which I spent a happy childhood, where I toted books from one room to another, where I knelt by my ...

June 21, 2016 | | Columns


Morgan: Seniors remember

Throughout the school year, I meet with student government leaders from our three high schools. At the last meeting, I ask the seniors in the ...

June 21, 2016 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: Media coverage feeds ‘sick egos’

The senseless shooting at Emanuel Church in Charleston was, by any standard, a horrible and grevious act. Any civil person has to feel sorrow and ...

June 21, 2016 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - June 21, 2016

For Don Nelson, the third time was the charm.

June 21, 2016 | | Yesteryear


TERRY BRANHAM - Red Hill

RED HILL -- Funeral service for Terry Wyndham Branham, 64, will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with ...

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


SARAH ELIZABETH COKER - Camden

A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Sara Elizabeth Coker, 96, of Camden, SC, was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 19 ...

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM EDGERTON - Bishopville

BISHOPVILLE -- William L. (Bill) Edgerton passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at his home. There will be a celebration of his life held at ...

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROBERT J. MOODY - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Robert Jackson "Bobby Jack" Moody, 85, who passed away on June 16th was held at 2:00 ...

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


LOIS OUTLAW - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lois Katherine Hopkins Outlaw, 82, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June ...

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


CONNIE RAY - Camden

CAMDEN -- A Celebration Gathering for Connie Jean Bowers Ray, 69, was held on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral home, Lugoff.

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


B-MPFD firefighters receive certifications

Two of Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (B-MPFD) volunteer firefighters recently completed firefighter training and obtained additional certifications. Brady Morgan, 16, attended Fundamentals of Firefighting class ...

June 21, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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