For the first time since implementation of the state report cards in 2001, 100 percent of the Absolute ratings issued for the Kershaw County School District and all of its schools are Excellent, Good or Average. Statewide, 85 percent of high schools achieved this level for Absolute ratings and 82 percent for elementary and middle schools.
Mary Elizabeth Pitts Hough, 91, passed into the presence of her Lord JESUS CHRIST on March 16, 2011 at home in Lugoff with her husband, Harold, by her side.
As Mayor, I am honored to have the opportunity to tell the story of Camden -- to highlight our strengths and boast about our community. Today I have the chance to tell that story to a brand new audience.
Mary Kirkland, 95, of DeKalb School Road, Camden, SC, died Tuesday, March 4, 2011.
A celebration of life service for Jessie Lee Moore, 66, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Caitlyn and Amanda Coleman placed first in their age/grade category for the essay topic, "Youth Leadership: The Key to Advancing the Dream."
DogFest: A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday, March 19 at Camden High's baseball/softball complex.
Mr. Rick, also known as Rick Benton of Fun Time Clowning and Magic, recently visited Midway Elementary School where he delighted the students and faculty with his performance that mixed sleight of hand with lessons on good character and getting along in life. Here, Mr. Rick has help from student Naveed Kashmiri.
Mass of Christian burial for Duncan Everett Clarke will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM. The Rite of Committal will be in Quaker Cemetery. Father Francis Travis will officiate. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM on Friday, March 18, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with visitation to follow until 7:30 PM.
The Leslie M. Stover Middle School Band program reports an outstanding season. The band began the year with a successful winter concert performance, which featured instrumental soloists and seasonal music. This year, 50 Stover band students won chairs in the All-Region Band, more than any other school in the region. The school also had six students win chairs in the prestigious All-State Band: (bass clarinetist) Andrew Place; (snare) Andrew Walker; (trumpet alternate) Ansley Potter; (trumpet alternate) Erin Blizzard; (trombone alternate) Jessica Lumpkin; and (tuba alternate) Amber Vance. Band members are looking forward to this year's SCBDA State Concert Band ...
Rhea J. Polson of Saginaw, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Cartwright Care Center, age 76 years.
Impressed as he was with his team's collective play in the first sets of Monday's tennis match against Lugoff-Elgin, Camden head coach Roger Smoak was concerned with the second set of what turned out to be a 7-0 CHS victory.
OK, the sheriff told me he was a Constitutionalist but yet he allows his deputies to enforce unconstitutional laws. But, hey, maybe he doesn't understand the whole concept of due process. But wait a minute. Isn't it his duty to understand what he has sworn an oath to uphold?
37 YEARS AGO -- March 13-18, 1974
WASHINGTON -- The Israeli soldier shot Yousef Bashir in the back in the front yard of his father's house in Gaza. It was Feb. 18, 2004, a week after Yousef's 15th birthday. The bullet splintered into three fragments, severing nerves near the teenager's spine.
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All Kershaw County School District students and parents -- both new and returning -- should plan to attend registration later this month at their children's schools.
For more than 38 years, the Kershaw County Council on Aging (KCCOA) has provided services and programs for residents in Kershaw County aged 60 and above. These services and programs have been delivered in compliance to the Older Americans Act of 1965, the Administration of Aging, the Lieutenant Governor's Office, South Carolina Network's Policies and Procedures, the Santee-Lynches AAA/ADRC Policies and Procedures and all associated laws and regulations.
The Camden Coin Club's annual Fall Coin Show returns Saturday, September 27, at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb St. in Camden. The show will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
American Legion Post No. 17 installed new officers on July 7 for 2014-15 including Commander Clay Carruth; 1st Vice Commander David Fuller; 2nd Vice Commander Bill Haynes; 3rd Vice Commander Charles Moore; 4th Vice Commander John West; Sergeant-at-Arms Perry McCoy; Finance Officer Jimmy Mayor; Service Officer Billy Bell; Adjutant James Rabon; past Adjutant William Barrett; Historian Glen Inabinet; and members-at-large Dennis Belue, Richard Lackey and Ashby Rhame.
Two Camden students, both attending schools outside Kershaw County, are recent recipients of additional National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities.
One of the things I enjoy most about what I do is being invited to cities around the country. Whether I'm speaking at conferences, banding birds or taking part in archaeological digs, I look forward to being able to spend time in places that are different from small town South Carolina. One of the draws for me is getting to see the way other places address conservation issues. I absolutely love seeing the various approaches to environmental issues by municipalities and hearing ideas from diverse groups of conservationists. My most recent trip was no different, giving me hope that ...
The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $350 per share of common stock.
The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.
Althea Floyd Garrison, 90, formerly of Georgetown, S.C., died Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Columbia. She will be buried on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. in Lake City Memorial Park, Lake City, S.C. A memorial service to honor her life will be held at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Georgetown on a day and time in August to be determined. The family will receive friends there prior to the service at the church.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Silvia Szekeres Jonkoff, 83, formerly of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Rev. John L. Hallman, III will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Jonkoff's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020 or the American Diabetes Association of SC, Middleburg Drive, Ste. 205, Columbia, SC 29204.
Attorney General Eric Holder's recent statement that race plays a part in some Americans' opposition to President Obama's policies has stirred strong reaction from both liberals and conservatives, and reaction has highlighted the fact -- no surprise here -- that blacks and whites often look at issues of race differently. We suspect that Kershaw County would mirror the national opinions of a recent Gallup poll in which people were asked whether this country's criminal justice system is biased against blacks. More than two-thirds of whites said no, while about the same percentage of blacks said yes.
School district to use Lexington County plan for teacher evaluations