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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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AT&T donates to new Farmer’s Market

A Camden farmer's market which will be accessible to all people moved a step closer to reality recently, thanks to a contribution from AT ...

November 17, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Lights of Lugoff Parade is Dec. 9

The 10th Annual "Lights of Lugoff" 2017 Christmas parade will be Saturday, December 9, 2017 beginning at 6:30 p.m. on U.S. 1 ...

November 17, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin


L-EMS reports first quarter Honor Rolls

Sixth Grade

November 17, 2017 | | Education


Larry Baker now at Southeast Insurance

Larry Baker partnered with Alpine Agency Inc. (a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC) in 1997. Baker grew the agency over the last ...

November 17, 2017 | | Business


Local realtors form Camden Group Realty

The Camden Group is not just up and running – the new real estate firm is thriving.

November 17, 2017 | | Business


CMC Attic Sale is Dec. 2

Christmas Attic Sale on Saturday, December 2, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., where 100 percent of the proceeds go to benefit the ...

November 17, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Peanut butter champs!

Students of the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) celebrated Red Ribbon Week in October with its annual peanut butter drive to benefit the food bank ...

November 17, 2017 | | Education


Farmers Market donation

Graham Realty recently presented a $5,000 donation to Craig Bell, president of the Kershaw County Farmers' Market. Shown from left are Laurey Carpenter, Kayla ...

November 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Orchestra bound

Taylor Jones (left) and Patrick Carolina II, were recently selected to the prestigious S.C. Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Taylor and Patrick are both students at ...

November 14, 2017 | | People & Places


KCP&RD hosts all-star football tourney

The Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department will host the Central District Youth Football All-star Tournament for the South Carolina Athletic Program (SCAP) Association beginning on ...

November 14, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


Towell and mount Lucifer V claim a ‘royal’ victory in Toronto event

TORONTO, ONT. -- Camden native Hardin Towell claimed a thrilling victory in the $87,000 GroupBy Big Ben Challenge on Saturday night, November 11, to close ...

November 14, 2017 | | Equine


Daltons, Down Royal close out NSA campaign with a win in Charleston

Riverdee Stable's Down Royal, trained in Camden by Kate Dalton and ridden by her husband Bernie, turned back a late challenge from Alshibaa to ...

November 14, 2017 | | Equine


AMEN ALAZUR EL

Funeral service for Mr. Amen Alazur El, 62, of Columbia, will be held today, November 14, 11:00 A.M. at Collins Funeral Home Chapel ...

November 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


ASHLEY GURLEY

A service to celebrate the life of Ashley Peebles Gurley, 37, was held on Sunday at Friendship Baptist Church with burial in Quaker Cemetery, Camden ...

November 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


DEBRA LEA HODGE

Funeral services for Debra Lea Hodge, 60, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in ...

November 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


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