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Every time test results are released from public schools in South Carolina, including those here in Kershaw County, there is either celebration or hand-wringing. Some years scores spike upwards, and in others years they disappoint. And here, as across the United States, various theories are advanced about what measures can be taken to improve school performance. Smaller schools and class sizes are often favorite subjects when it comes to "here's what we need to do." And of course, that involves pushing more taxpayer dollars towards education.

September 29, 2010 | | Editorials


Scrapbook for Sept. 29, 2010

Everybody wants lots of friends. But there are all kinds of friends. There are people that work along with you in some cause. There are people you know (and can't remember their names). The best friends are the ones you call in bad times. They understand even if they don't agree.

September 29, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


For the Record for Sept. 29, 2010

Real estate transactions

September 29, 2010 | | For the Record


Boating safety class

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a boating class from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Lake Wateree Baptist Church, 5856 River Road.

September 29, 2010 | | News


Rev. James Shaffer

A celebration of life service for Rev. James McKinley Shaffer, 80, of Columbia, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, Camden. Rev. Sheila Rogers, Rev. Frank Griffith, and Rev. David Weaver will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church Gandy-Halford Music Fund, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, S.C. 29020. or Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 North Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15206 or American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.

September 29, 2010 | | Obituaries


Ruth Layne

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ruth D. Layne, 81, of Camden will be held Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Chaplain Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ms. Layne's memory to Hospice Care of Tri-County, 2209 W. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Roebuck Presbyterian Church, 2179 E Blackstock Road, Roebuck, SC 29376-2905.

September 29, 2010 | | Obituaries


Miss Neal, Mr. Stegner wed

Jennifer Riley Neal and Jason Adden Stegner were married Saturday, July 17, 2010, at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in

September 27, 2010 | | Weddings & Engagements


Irmo remains perfect after topping L-E, 6-0

Undefeated Irmo (7-0) made quick work of the Lugoff-Elgin girls tennis team with a 6-0 win in a Region 4-AAA match play Thursday evening.

September 27, 2010 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs seek a breakthrough win

Having seen her girls roll to one-sided victories in their first three Region 6-AAA matches, Camden High volleyball coach Paige Wilson is looking for her team to capitalize on that momentum in their non-conference clashes, not to mention the postseason.

September 27, 2010 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons chop down Irmo in four

There are certain victories which, at the end of the regular season, prove to be even more important than they seemed to be at the time they were played.

September 27, 2010 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Second half surge carries T-Wolves past L-E, 27-3

LEXINGTON -- Friday night in Lexington, the host Timberwolves of White Knoll defeated a struggling Lugoff-Elgin squad, 27-3.The final score was no indication of how the flow of the game went, as two WK touchdowns were scored late in the game. The final look, however, is still the same with most losses in high school football.

September 27, 2010 | Tyler Cupp Special to the C-I | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Albert Williams

Albert Williams, 87, of Lee Street, Camden, died Saturday, September 25, 2010.

September 27, 2010 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed for Sept. 27, 2010

* Sometimes politicians become so accustomed to hearing what they want to hear, they can't comprehend reality. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska lost in the recent Republican primary to Joe Miller, a Tea Party-backed candidate. Murkowski conceded, then announced she'll run as a write-in Republican in the general election. This is a different circumstance than when Joe Lieberman ran as an independent after losing a primary, and we aren't even sure what a "write-in Republican" is. We hope, however, she'll hear the voters loud and clear when they reject her for a second time.

September 27, 2010 | | Editorials


Running a complex operation

Napoleon talked about an army moving on its stomach. While it isn't an army, a school district does moves on its stomach (just visit one of our cafeterias) and on many other things. I think everyone understands teachers, textbooks, computers, library books, pencil sharpeners and the many other items used in instruction. But there are many other areas that are extremely important to the day-to-day operation of our schools that sometimes get overlooked.

September 27, 2010 | Dr. Frank Morgan KCSD Superintendent of Schools | Columns


Camden's urban forester to hold public tree meeting

City of Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland will host a public meeting on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers. The purpose of the meeting is to share information about the tree inventory; how trees

September 27, 2010 | | Camden


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These animals need good homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Charlie, a male 1-year-old Great Dane (Charlie loves children) and Tiger, a 5-year-old neutered male black and gray tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

July 18, 2014 | | Pets


Scully elected to Association of South Carolina Mayors board

Camden Mayor Tony Scully is now a board member of the Association of South Carolina Mayors (ASCM). ASCM members elected Scully to the board during the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) 74th annual meeting.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden


Rec Notes: Soccer camp begins July 28

This Soccer Camp is open for boys and girls ages 6-14. Players will be grouped by age, size, and ability. Daily training sessions will include individual ball handling skills, partner skills, developmental games and much more! This fun-filled week is the perfect way to introduce players to the game of soccer and to challenge advanced players to improve their game. Players must wear shin guards and bring a water bottle and soccer ball. The instructor is Peter Wittig, who has 22 years experience coaching at the college, high school, and youth levels. Coach Wittig is the Varsity Boys Soccer Coach ...

July 18, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014 | | Ariail


Not so transparent

President Obama, who promised the most transparent administration in history, has delivered perhaps the least transparent. Following the trend of other recent presidents, Obama has kept a tight lid on the press, rarely interacting with reporters in a spontaneous fashion and instead relying on the spin of his White House press directors. And it has gotten worse the longer Obama has been in office; one report last week indicated that the administration was denying access on a variety of subjects with increasing regularity. The Associated Press reported, "In category after category -- except for reducing numbers of old requests and a ...

July 18, 2014 | | Editorials


Op-Ed: Supreme Court autopsy ruling trumps public accountability

For the second time in a month, the S.C. Supreme Court has ruled against openness and punted important issues back to the Legislature for change.

July 18, 2014 | By Bill Rogers S.C. Press Association Executive Director | Columns


L-E wrestling camp on tap next week

The third and fourth installments of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling camp are scheduled over the next two weeks.

July 18, 2014 | | Sports


Joey Matthew Tyner

Joey Matthew Tyner, 38, of Elgin went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

July 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Camden Lions Club installs new officers

The Camden Lions Club recently installed new officers and thanked the community for its support of club programs, having collected more than 1,300 pairs of used eye glasses. Boxes are located at the Food Lion shopping center in Lugoff, Rubin Eye Care Center in the K-Mart shopping center, the Walmart Vision Center, Belk and the Food Lion shopping center in Dusty Bend. The club supplied these glasses to local church groups for those in need in Honduras and Guatemela. Camden Lions have also assisted with eye operations and hearing aids for the needy. The club meets on the second ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


The karate kid

Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


‘In the Heart of the Pines’ showcases Camden’s hotel era

The Camden Archives and Museum is hosting a new exhibit on the Hotel Era in Camden from July 2014 until January 9, 2015. Come explore Camden during the days of the Gay Nineties through the Roaring Twenties and beyond to the days before World War II. It was a magical, new social scene set in the midst of our beautiful, old Southern way of life. Camden's visitors got the best of both.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden


One-Eighty 360

Artwork created by Camden Middle School (CMS) art teacher Keith Tolen are on display at Columbia's 701 Whaley Street in its community gallery.

July 18, 2014 | | Arts


Thomas, Marlow earn interim titles at L-E

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.

July 16, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Summer sports camps are plentiful in Kershaw County

With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

May 26, 2014 | | Sports


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