A proposal by S.C. Superintendent of Education Mick Zais to bundle failing public schools into a special statewide district deserves scrutiny. Some schools have remained on the list of under-performing institutions for years while leaders say they are trying to improve things but in actuality are producing little result. Zais says the purpose of a special district composed of such schools would be to implement new measures to make the schools more effective and accountable. Zais says similar programs in Tennessee and Louisiana have worked well.
It's been two years since President Obama signed the Wall Street-reform bill that has come to be known as Dodd-Frank. So has it succeeded in creating "safer and more modern rules of the road for the financial industry," as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner claims?
Graveside service for Paul Hammond, 83, will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in Lancaster Memorial Park, Lancaster, S.C. The family will receive friends Friday 3-5 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Serving as pallbearers will be Mr. Hammond's grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Political speeches have applause lines and "boo" lines. Which reaction do you think Mitt Romney expected when he promised the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that, if elected president, he would get rid of "Obamacare?"
Mrs. Elizabeth Brown Oliver,78, of 806 McRae Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, July 14, 2012. The family is receiving friends at the home of her sister Mrs. Rosa Lee Jones at 2123 Sailing Club Road. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Rock Spring United Methodist Church, Camden, SC with burial to follow. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting.
Mrs. Mae Tucker, 70, of 288 Southern Cedar Lane, Camden, SC, passed on Thursday, July 19, 2012.
Summertime is the season that often leads to major life decisions, such as buying a home, moving or a job change. If you are looking for a new job that is in the same line of work, you may be able to deduct some of your job hunting expenses on your federal income tax return.
Taylor Phipps, BriAnna Alexander, and Callie Olano have been awarded 2012 Laurie Slade Funderburk Leadership scholarships. For a fifth year, the South Carolina General Assembly Women's Caucus has given scholarships in honor of each of the 16 women legislators currently serving in the South Carolina General Assembly. Funderburk is currently serving as chair of the Women's Caucus.
The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its "Stand Up and Cheer" campaign.
The Camden Archives and Museum is pleased to offer a free showing of the made-for-television movie about Camden native and 1998 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Larry Doby starting at 2 p.m. each day, Monday through Saturday.
The Lugoff-Elgin Girls' Basketball Camp is on tap for next week. Here is the information on the four-day session.
The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2012-2013 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.
WASHINGTON -- We're still a few weeks from summer's dog days and the conventions, and already feral rabidity has set in. Add to the long list of psycho-political syndromes the "Romney Derangement Syndrome."
Many teenagers are desperately seeking employment in these times. I joined them many years ago: in fact, I began work at age 11 and was furious when the "powers that be" decided every person under the age of sixteen had to have a doctor certify that the individual was not harming his health. I made the astronomical sum of a dollar a day at the dime store (98 cents when taxes were removed) and hated the thought of having to have the two dollar test to keep my job. My duties included everything from clerking to all types of housekeeping ...
Hank Kerfoot, founder and president of Modern Turf-U.S.A., based in Rembert, is featured in the May/June issue of Turf News. The magazine is a publication of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) reaching those involved with sod production in more than 40 countries worldwide.
CMS Student Council members, along with their lead teacher Mrs. Alison Lopez, worked hard this year to raise money for the school and community, including the proposed Kershaw County West Playground Project.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently voted to approve Gordon Morris as the Applied Technology Education Campus' (ATEC) new director. Morris will begin serving as ATEC's director with the 2015-16 school year. He is a former ATEC assistant director.
Extreme heat can be unpleasant for anyone, and pets are no exception. While it's easy for men and women to detect if their bodies are responding negatively to heat, those warning signs may not be so prevalent in pets, who may suffer in silence as the mercury continues to rise.
Wateree Elementary School teacher Carolyn Clippard's 5th grade class completed more than 100,000 problems in IXL, an online math program.
• Depending on one's point of view, it may feel like years or just yesterday since the name "Beechwood" was part of a headline in this newspaper. Nine years ago, an entire movement formed to block the 65-acre Knights Hill Road property's annexation into the city limits of Camden. Later, the same group, Preserve Camden for Responsible Growth, fought against some aspects of the plans to subdivide and develop Beechwood. In 2009, Camden Community Properties (CCP) purchased the property, promising to, eventually, create a retirement village at Beechwood under Planned Development District (PDD) zoning. After six years, it appears ...
It was over Sunday dinner when my sister told me what I did not know. A childhood friend, the red-headed, freckle-faced girl with laughing eyes and the brightest sense of humor possible, was sitting vigil with her husband as death crept close.
One of the groups I meet with on a regular basis is Student Cabinet, which is made up of students from each of our three high schools. It's always interesting and informative for me to hear the insights, opinions and perspectives from this very formidable group of young people. They don't hold back on what they think, which is a good thing.
It is a rare occurrence, but occasionally in the world of professional sports an individual comes along who becomes the standard bearer for his particular field of competition.
KershawHealth kicked off National Nurses Week on May 6 with a reception and announcement of its latest DAISY Award winner. While many of the hospital's nursing staff attended the celebration, KershawHealth Chief Nursing Officer Stacy Collier noted some irony in the joy.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ashley Michelle Tidwell Eddings, 25, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Trent McLaughlin will officiate. Burial will follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Monday, May 18, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Funeral service for Mildred Eloise Easler Ellenburg, 83, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Camden Ward. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice.
Funeral service for Shag Hinson, 80, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Billy Hughes will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to El-Bethel Faith Community Church, 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
A funeral service for M. Frances Boykin Beasley Lucas, 86, will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Community Bible Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Peacock will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Bible Church.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Doris Truesdale Morris, 85, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, May 18, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Morris' memory to First Baptist Church, Music or Flower Ministry, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.