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Over lunch the other day with friends -- all in the newspaper business -- I mentioned that I occasionally speak at writers' conferences.

November 18, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


‘Flexibility,’ or throwing the baby out with the bath water?

I've been doing this work for a long time, almost 39 years. I've seen probably every educational fad, movement, silver bullet, innovation, reform, program and change you can think of, and then some. The flavor of the month in South Carolina is elimination of minimum standards and quality control in the name of "flexibility." This "reform" comes up every so often as the grand solution to solve all of our problems. On the surface, it's not a bad concept. But because it's rarely done with some level of measure or common sense, it usually falls on ...

November 18, 2013 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Payments deferred

Many of the most important occupations receive the smallest salaries. For example, policemen are notoriously underpaid, as are firefighters. Teachers, entrusted with children, the most valuable items for both the parents and the world, receive the least for the most. I remember my first salary to be $2,785 a year! In spite of the fact that I was certainly better looking, more energetic, idealistic and gullible enough to think all students wanted an education and bringing an "A" diploma and teaching certification, the payment was small in terms of money. However, little did I expect or anticipate that the ...

November 18, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Barn Fire

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) battles a barn fire Nov. 12 on Guion Drive off Lachicotte Road in Lugoff. A cold front entering the area brought wind gusts of more than 30 mph to the area, threatening to drive the flames against a nearby residence. LFD Battalion 1, Rescue 10 and Engine 10 arrived on the scene to find the large barn heavily involved in fire. The fire also spread to the yard and woods surrounding the home and threatened a neighbor's detached car garage. LFD crews immediately protected the exposed structures with three attack lines while other crews ...

November 18, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS baseball camp features Kohn, Carmon and Williams

The Camden High School baseball program, in conjunction with the Kershaw County Recreation Department, will host a one-day baseball camp on Saturday, Dec. 7 from noon until 3 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

November 18, 2013 | | Sports


Amanda McNulty to speak at Lugoff Garden Club

Amanda McNulty, Clemson Extension agent

November 15, 2013 | | People & Places


FAC of Kershaw County announces volunteer and service awards

Earlier this season, board members, donors, community leaders

November 15, 2013 | | Arts


I-20 WB to begin lane shift Saturday

Kershaw County residents who regularly drive to Columbia on I-20 in northeast Richland County need to be aware that the S.C. Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) ongoing project to widen the interstate will shift to the westbound lanes beginning Saturday.

November 15, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Jerome Arthur Williams

Mr. Jerome Arthur Williams, 51, of 58 Lauray Lane, Camden, died Wednesday. Family and friends may call the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later day be Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the family.

November 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


Barbara G. Bass

Barbara G. Bass, 73, of Monroe, LA, former resident of Cassatt, SC entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Services were held in West Monroe, LA on November 9, 2013 by Kilpatrick Funeral Home, followed by burial at Hasley Cemetery. Mrs. Bass was preceded in death by her father, Frank Hawkins, her mother Inez Russell and her grandson Phillip Bass. She is survived by her children, Winnie Bass of Cassatt, SC, Willie Guthrie, Barbara Lee, and Ruby Heckford of West Monroe, LA; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was loved by all who knew her and will be ...

November 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


Derrick Johnson

Mr. Derrick Johnson, 45, of Austin, TX, formally of Camden, SC, passed on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, November 18, 2013, 1 p.m., at St. Stephens Baptist Church, Rembert, SC. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

November 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


Thomas McClain

Mr. Thomas McClain, 88, of Philadelphia, PA, formally of Rembert, SC, passed on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

November 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jimmie Lee Murphy

Deacon Jimmie Lee Murphy, 76, of 1816 Campbell Street, Camden, died Tuesday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the family.

November 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jeremy "Todd" Wilson

Mr. Jeremy "Todd" Wilson entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at KershawHealth.

November 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


Classically Carolina

Camden: Classically Carolina.

November 15, 2013 | | Camden


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Writer thanks KershawHealth caregivers

The family of Evelyn H. Swygert, would like to thank the dedicated doctors, nurses and other caregivers of the Kershaw Health hospital, who took care ...

March 24, 2017 | Evelyn S. Russell Camden | Letters


Asthma, allergies and tree sex...

Welcome to spring! For many people this is their favorite time of year, for many others it is a miserable time of year. According to ...

March 24, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Oh, if only I were king for a day

If only I were king for a day! That's a phrase declared by people who believe they can solve a problem if given the ...

March 24, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I guest columnist | Columns


MYLIE WADE BOLDEN

Mrs. Mylie Wade Bolden, 98, of Columbia and formerly of Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. A Celebration of Life and ...

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


JESSE BOYD

Funeral services were held on Feb. 17, 2017 for Mr. Jesse Boyd at the Fellowship Bible Baptist Church with burial in the Magnolia Park Cemetery ...

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


MAE CASTILLE

Mae Castille, 81 of Crestview, Fla. passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She was born in ...

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


BETTY JEAN DARITY

Funeral services for Betty Jean Darity, 77, will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Hebron Freewill Baptist Church with burial to ...

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOHN DAN HORTON

Funeral services for John Dan "Shug" Horton, 87, of Camden, S.C. and formerly of Florence, S.C., will be held at 11:00 o ...

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


KAREN MCBRYDE

A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Karen Faye McBryde, 67, of Seneca, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, March ...

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROBERT L. McCASKILL

Funeral services for Mr. Robert Lee McCaskill, 70, who died peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2017, was held Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Bethel United ...

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


LOLA STUCKEY ROBINSON

Mrs. Lola Stuckey Robinson, 93, of 759 St. Matthews Road, Camden, passed on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


Food for the Soul golf tourney March 30

The Food for the Soul annual golf tournament will be held at Camden Country Club on March 30, with a shotgun start at 1 p ...

March 24, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Camden First UMC 19th anniversary Sunday

Camden First (formerly known as Trinity) United Methodist Church is celebrating its 19th anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Dr. Charles L. Johnson will ...

March 24, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


NCHS JROTC service project now underway

The North Central High School JROTC is conducting a Service Learning Project to support the veterans at the VA Dorn Hospital by collecting items the ...

March 24, 2017 | | Education


Friends of the Library seek new storage facility

The Friends of the Kershaw County Library need the community's help in finding a storage space.

March 24, 2017 | | Kershaw County


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