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Economic development and school choice

A few weeks back, my wife showed me a newspaper article about a television ad running in North Carolina by a group called "NC Together." In it, the narrator touts the fact that North Carolina has a world class education system that has attracted business and industry to the state and advocates for not making deep cuts to educational and other resources in order to keep the North Carolina's business climate a competitive one. At the end of the ad, a picture of a "Welcome to South Carolina" sign is flashed and the narrator says, "There is another way ...

April 11, 2011 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Miss Osteen, Mr. Turner plan June wedding

"You have stolen my heart. With one glance from your eyes, you have stolen my heart." Song of Solomon 4:9

April 11, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


A better way to reform welfare

When President Clinton signed landmark welfare-reform legislation in 1996, he said it would "end welfare as we know it." Wrong verb. More accurately, it changed welfare as we know it.

April 11, 2011 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Team Doby's Mill

Doby's Mill Elementary School hosted a mini Relay for Life on a recent half-day of school. Students who brought in $1 to support finding a cure for cancer were allowed to wear a hat all day and walk on the school's fitness trail during their Related Arts period. Participants include Rebecca Thrall's third-grade class, with Tech Lab teacher Amanda Raper. More than $400 was raised for Relay for Life through this event.

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Bloomsbury Inn recipe recognized by University of Georgia

The University of Georgia recently hosted a meal plan special event which featured a fruit dish from Bloomsbury Inn. The presentation, A Sunset Breakfast, featured menu items from select bed and breakfasts from across the United States. The Bloomsbury Cold Fruit Soup was one of three fruit selections presented. Of the hundreds of recipes tested, this recipe was one of thirty-four menu items featured. The selected recipes were served to over 8,300 industry participants.

April 11, 2011 | | Localife


Miss Taylor, Mr. Richbourg to exchange vows

Julie Taylor, Gene A. Taylor, both of Lugoff, and Charles and Nancy Richbourg of Camden proudly announce the engagement of Rebecca L. Taylor, to Brandon K. Richbourg of Camden. He is the son of Charles and Nancy Richbourg of Camden.

April 11, 2011 | | Localife


Miss Moss, Mr. Christenberry engaged

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Eugene Moss of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Jackson Moss to Mr. Daniel William Christenberry, son of Dr. and Mrs. David Paul Christenberry of Camden.

April 11, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Junior Beta

Forty-four Lugoff Elementary School fifth-graders were inducted into the National Junior Beta Club. These students were selected based on the high academic achievement they obtained in the classroom and on standardized tests during the fourth grade year in school. The mission of the Junior Beta Club is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. Lugoff Elementary's officers are the following: Justin Dorton, president; Natalie Marshall, vice president; Cameron Payne, secretary; and Emily Seay, treasurer. Other members include Mark Alexander,Tyler Bagwell, Daulton Bray, Brice Brittain, Haley Cearley, Ben Chaplin ...

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Sophia Bryson

Sophia Bryson, 59, of Cleveland, Georgia, formerly of Bethune, died Thursday, April 7, 2011. Born in Camden, S.C., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Sullivan of Bethune.

April 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


Have a grrrrreat time at April 30 Spring Dog Show

Join the pack April 30 for Grace Episcopal Church's 75th annual Spring Dog Show, to be held in Rectory Square in Camden.

April 11, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Freedom to snoop

Conservatives express shock and horror over political correctness, which they roughly define as the Orwellian suppression of any frank discussion about issues that liberals hold dear. But conservatives practice their own PC, too. "Freedom fries," anyone?

April 11, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Junior prospectors

Midway Elementary School third-graders including Ana Lucena and Jeffry Moody learned about properties of rocks and minerals and how to use those properties (like hardness, color, shape, luster) to identify them as part of a science unit of study. The students were treated to a mobile mining experience to cap their study when Diamond Del's Gem Mining Adventure visited the school. Each student was given a tray which they rinsed and searched for rocks and minerals, taking any that they found back to class to identify. Fourth- and fifth-graders were invited to participate, too. Each child was able to ...

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Weighing in

It looked like all fun and games as Melissa Smith's third-graders bounced from station to station weighing themselves, book bags, books, and jackets, but Wateree Elementary students Wade McIntyre, Davis Turbyfill, Logan Butler, and Gauge Peavy were actually learning about weight and scales from student teacher Christen Pruett.

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Honor rolls announced at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has reported its third-week honor rolls.

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Elizabeth Barker

Elizabeth Ann Emerson Barker died peacefully at home Sunday, April 03, in Camden, South Carolina.

April 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


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December 17, 2014 | | Ariail


Yesteryear for Dec. 17, 2014

Baron DeKalb, North Central JROTC recognized in national publication

December 17, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Brandi Patterson of Elgin named Barker Scholar

Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.

December 17, 2014 | | Education


Army Pvt. Bracey has graduated from basic combat training

During nine weeks of training, Army Pvt. Devin W. Bracey studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


Letters: Reader says Democrats ‘confessing’ torture is distraction

I'm sure everyone is abreast of all the hullaballoo over interrogation techniques used by the CIA to get information from the Guantanamo detainees to assist in avoiding another World Trade Center disaster. Dianne Feinstein, along with Obama and most of the congressional Democrats, insisted on "confessing," as they put it, despite the secretary of state urging against it, terming it detrimental to our interests and safety abroad. So, immediately, China and Korea termed us "bad boys," and why not -- didn't the current administration essentially say that?

December 17, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Christmas Flicks

What's your favorite Christmas movie?

December 17, 2014 | | Sidewalk Survey


Noble: It all started with BBQ

Recently, I had lunch with three old friends. All of us are proud South Carolina natives, amateur history buffs and great fans of barbecue (BBQ). We decided to meet at a new BBQ joint that we were all anxious to try.

December 17, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Editorial: Police officers

With police behavior having been in the news recently because of incidents in which white officers killed unarmed black citizens, there has been much discussion -- rightfully so -- about whether some officers are acting recklessly. Racial profiling, of course, has been a part of this discussion, as it should be. It's interesting, then, that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an opinion earlier this week giving some leeway to police who make "reasonable mistakes" in enforcing the law. Of course, reasonable mistakes don't include the right by officers to act without provocation or to use undue force. And ...

December 17, 2014 | | Editorials


Holiday hoops camp on tap at Camden High

The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.

December 17, 2014 | | Sports


Leopards get the belt and revenge in winning tourney title

Heading into Saturday's inaugural Battle for the Belt wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe's mission for his team was two-fold. First, they wanted to win the 16-team event and the other objective was to avenge a loss to Sullivan Middle School, which snapped the Leopards' 60-match win streak two weeks earlier.

December 17, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs take second in MCCU Holiday Classic

With two of its wrestlers winning titles and six others placing in the top four, South Pointe High School captured this past weekend's 23rd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament hosted by Lugoff-Elgin.

December 17, 2014 | | Sports


FMU Army ROTC cadet commissioned

Lugoff native, 2nd Lt. Adam Truesdale was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 as part of Francis Marion University's Army ROTC program.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


William G. Blake

William G. Blake, 91, of Camden, SC, died Monday, December 15, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Parker: Talk about a wildfire

WASHINGTON -- First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.

December 17, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Local businessman donates to buy bulletproof vests

Kershaw County businessman Frank Lee kicked off an effort to purchase replacement bulletproof vests for Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies. Lee donated funds to do so through the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF).

December 17, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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