CHARLESTON, S.C. -- By broad consensus, the winner of Thursday night's GOP debate was Donald Trump, followed by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, with most of the post-game commentary focused on "the fight" between Cruz and Trump.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American icon whose legacy many of us choose to honor by volunteering in our communities. King was a man who taught the world that passivity does not make a better community -- active, concerned citizens are the ones to enact change.
Something the other day took me back to a time, many years ago, when I followed the tight, winding roads of the mountains to present myself at the door of my maternal grandmother's house.
After several years of what has become typical partisan haggling, Congress has finally reworked its foundation education legislation. "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) has been replaced by the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA). NCLB, which basically reduced educational accountability to standardized test results, had pretty much overstayed its welcome. The law's rigid "beat'em with a two-by-four" approach to educational improvement ended up creating more confusion and conflict than promoting actual progress.
Lugoff-Elgin Senior Mary Carolyn DeBruhl of Lugoff has danced away with the title of Miss Darlington County 2003. The Miss South Carolina preliminary was held at the Center Theatre in Hartsville. She performed a cloggin routine to "Banjo Fantasy" and won the talent award as well as the crown. Contestants also competed in interview, swimsuit and evening gown.
Members of the Kershaw County 4-H Rabbit Club recently won several awards at the Southern Pride Rabbit and Cavy show. In the morning youth show, Ishiyo Dorrill's Holland Lop buck won second place (first photo), and Omari Dorrill's blue Mini-Rex doe and male junior chocolate Mini-Rex (second photo) were both judged Best of Variety. The Dorrill sisters also won second and fourth place respectively for rabbit showmanship in their age class.
A tribute and memorial are in the planning stages to honor William H. Basden Sr., who, in the 1960s and 1970s, made his Camden High School (CHS) marching bands a dominant force in South Carolina and throughout the United States.
Since the mid-1940s, the Camden Jaycess has helped thousands of Kershaw County residents with its annual Stocking Fund. Every year, the Jaycess host multiple fundraisers to support its efforts every Christmas season, and this year was no different. The Jaycees' work at the Carolina and Colonial cups, its annual golf tournament and a pulled pork fundraiser allowed the organization to serve 250 families throughout the county.
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Robert Alexander Ruth has been named to the Dean's List for the fall quarter of 2015, with a GPA of 3.50 at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, N.C. Ruth is a freshmen majoring in sports/entertainment/event mangement. He is a 2015 graduate of S.C. Virtual Charter School.
Capella Healthcare recently named Vishal Bhatia, MD, MBA, as senior vice president and chief medical information officer (CMIO), according to a press release issued by Capella President and CEO Michael Wiechart.
Service for Ms. Nancy Inez Wood-Brunson was held Monday, January 18, 2016, 11:00 AM at Fort Clark Baptist Church, 424 Veterans Row in Elgin, South Carolina. Viewing was 5PM - 7PM at Collins Funeral Home on Sunday and one hour prior to service at the church. Friends may visit at 631 Rabon Circle in Elgin. Ms. Brunson died Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
LUGOFF -- Funeral service for Harold Louis Tyler, 64, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Matt Galloway will officiate. The family received friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1056 Hwy 1, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Mr. Bennie Thomas, 89, of 2780 Best Road, Bethune, SC, passed on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
The Kershaw County Master Gardener Association's "Know To Grow" seminar, held Jan. 16 at the American Legion, was a success, according to event organizers.
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine weeks.
Pinedale Residential Center residents and volunteers donated blankets to New Day on Mill. Residents included Jean Ogburn, Cathy Davis and Betty Hollis. Volunteers included Carolyn ...
Camden High School (CHS) Assistant Principal Lesley Corner is one of three finalists for a national award honoring outstanding school administrators.
Families with 4- and 5-year-olds who will attend kindergarten in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) next school year should participate in the school district ...
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Bethune Elementary School recently released its honor roll for the second nine weeks of the school year.
Doby's Mill Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period.
Camden Middle School reports second quarter honor rolls for the 2015-2016 school year.
Ms. Mattie E. Fletcher, 84, of 607 Conway Circle, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, January 29, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p ...
A funeral service for Rebecca Coates "Becky" Farmer, 76 of Kershaw, was held at 2:00 o'clock p.m., Sunday, January 31, in the ...
Ms. Sylvia Warren Carpenter, 64. of 1315 Kings Ave., Camden, passed on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb ...
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Terry Lynn Camarra Butterson, 60, of Lugoff, will be held at 5:30 PM today, February 2 ...
Mrs. Gladys Jones Atkinson, 64, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Lugoff, passed on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday ...