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Education and election year politics

Back when I was working on my master's degree, a professor in an administration class I was taking told us that if we didn't observe and understand what was going on around us politically, we wouldn't be effective administrators. I remember wondering what politics had to do with working with students, but I was young and naïve back then. What I have learned since then is that professor was 100 percent right.

September 15, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for September 8, 2014

September 08, 2014 | | Ariail


A long, hard winter

As an unusually mild, rainy summer was melting away or rather frosting its way into autumn, I took to noticing signs that our mountain people have always used to judge the forthcoming severity of winter.

September 08, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Lowcountry board members show guts

Three school board members in the Lowcountry took a courageous step recently when they refused to attend an executive session they felt was illegal.

September 08, 2014 | By Bill Rogers S.C. Press Association Executive Director | Columns


Noted and passed - Sept. 8, 2014

• On the opposite page, you will see a column from S.C. Press Association (SCPA) Executive Director Bill Rogers on how two Lowcountry school board members left a meeting early and another one decided to not attend at all because of what they felt was an improper and possibly illegal executive session to discuss proposals to renovate an old school into district offices. We applaud those Jasper County school board members as well. However, we are also concerned with other recent S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) violations. For example, and also from the Lowcountry: Beaufort City Council failed ...

September 08, 2014 | | Editorials


Construction and changes benefit customer satisfaction

In general, these columns are devoted to broad topics like the changing environment of healthcare or our recent Core Measures success and what that means to patient quality and safety. These are matters that can apply to hospitals in virtually any community, and are certainly excellent choices for discussion. However, this time, I'd like to address something anyone who has visited the Medical Center in Camden recently is certain to have noticed -- the renovations taking place, particularly in the emergency room entrance and the main lobby. They're bringing big changes to the hospital, inside and out.

September 08, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Brown earns CPPO certification

Jo Marie Brown, CPPB, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden's procurement manager, recently earned Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) certification from the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC).

September 08, 2014 | | Business


Feature photo: Ninja Turtle power

Landon Santos (third from right in blue mask) celebrated his sixth birthday on Aug. 23 by dressing up and equipped -- along with six of his friends -- as Ninja Turtles. Into all the action were (from left) Carson Owens, Catherine Owens, Ethan Spitler, Max Ford, Landon, Carson Sowell and Cayce Stribling. The party ended with a trip to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in Camden.

September 08, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Rozella Miles Treanor

Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Rozella Miles Treanor of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will speak to friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Rozella's memory to the Walter M. Crow Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

September 08, 2014 | | Obituaries


Earline Halley Graham

Mrs. Earline Halley Graham, 74, of 8430 St. John Road, Rembert, South Carolina passed on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 2:00 PM, at Pine Grove AME Church, Rembert, SC, with burial in Sandhill Cemetery, Rembert, SC. Viewing will begin at 1:00 PM at the Pine Grove AME Church.

September 08, 2014 | | Obituaries


Lady Knights stomp Rams

It used to be that Chesterfield and North Central would hook up in some long and tense volleyball matches.

September 08, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Camden at Darlington (TEN – 4:30 p.m.)

September 08, 2014 | | Sports


Striking a chord

Two dozen papier-mâché violins rotate in 48 diminutive hands as 24 second-graders chant in unison.

September 07, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


‘Bonanza’s’ 7th season on DVD this week

Season 7 of the vintage TV Western "Bonanza" is on DVD this week, along with the most recent seasons of "Person of Interest," "Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D." and the short-lived "Crossbones."

September 07, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


Netflix movies for girls' night

GIRLYVILLE - Nothing completes an evening with your girlfriends like a good old chick flick. With Netflix, it gets even better now that you don't even have to leave the house. So break out the popcorn, nail polish and PJ's and pick any of these five feminine movies that are perfect for a girls' night in.

September 07, 2014 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | National


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Annie Mae Peebles Lee

Funeral service for Mrs. Annie Mae Peebles Lee, 88, of 127 Pine Drive in Bethune, will be held Saturday, September 13, 2104, 1:00 P.M. at Catoe's Chapel Church of God in Christ, 2297 Bethune Road in Bethune with burial in the church cemetery. She died Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.

September 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Cory Marshall Sullivan

Funeral service for Mr. Cory Marshall Sullivan, 37, of 1324 Old River Road in Camden will be held Monday, September 15, 2014, 4:00 P.M. at Bingham Chapel AME Zion Church, 3116 Kershaw Highway, Westville. Public viewing will be held at the funeral home Sunday from 12:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. He died Sunday, September 7, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Annie Lee Sumpter

Mrs. Annie Lee Sumpter, 89, of West Columbia, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the wife of the late Aaron Sumpter. A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held Friday, September 12, 2014 ar 6 p.m. at Brown's Funeral Home, Chapel of Rememberance. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Sumpter family.

September 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Donald “Don” Dean Wink

A Going Home service for Donald "Don" Dean Wink will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lugoff First Baptist Church.

September 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


David Eugene Wooten

Funeral services for David Eugene Wooten, 68, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Lugoff, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Doug Huntsinger and the Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

September 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Unusual talent or ability? Don't go to school in D.C.

A Washington Post writer has stirred up a hornet's nest, reporting Monday that a 13-year-old Washington, D.C., piano prodigy was flushed out of the public school system and into homeschooling because the district was bureaucratically unable or unwilling to accommodate her unconventional training and performance schedule.

September 11, 2014 | | National


'Offender-funded' programs in cities like Ferguson squeeze the poor

Some St. Louis County towns have found a way to boost local revenue -- penalizing residents for petty offenses, especially ones that impact the poor, and raking in millions in revenue for local government.

September 11, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


Weeping wallets: Economic recovery has skipped most income groups

Upper-income folks have experienced rich economic recovery, while low- and mid-income families continue to lag, and consumer confidence is weak, according to recent reports that highlight a post-recession widening gap in the way differently situated households have fared.

September 11, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Financially failing: 4 things millennials are bad at

Millennials may have their elders beat on the computer, but they have a few things to learn about finances. Here are four areas where millennials fall short economically.

September 11, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | National


Water skiing can create great memories

A flood of nerves rushed over me as I floated in the cool water of Lake Powell, waiting for my dad to bring the ski rope to me.

September 11, 2014 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | National


Picture books and novels can prepare young readers for school days

It may be time to put away flip-flops and summer hats, but there's still plenty of time to enjoy a book about school days. Following are some suggestions of books about children who are attending class for the first time, have trouble with homework or daydream their way from their bed to their school desk.

September 11, 2014 | Marilou Sorensen Deseret News | National


The Clean Cut:

Friday night at Fenway Park, a young man impressed many after he received a foul ball and immediately gave it to a girl sitting behind him.

September 11, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | National


Education may not be the great equalizer, author says

In 1982, Johns Hopkins sociologist Karl Alexander began tracking 790 Baltimore schoolchildren when they entered the first grade -- and he followed them for the next 30 years of their lives.

September 11, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


Reports on cost of raising children discourage potential parents

Here we go again. Yet another report has been circulating recently that claims it costs a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child to age 18. And this, the report ominously warns, does not even count the crushing cost of college!

September 11, 2014 | Linda and Richard Eyre Deseret News | National


Movies that inspire us to do good

HELPING HAND LAND -- Movies are one of the most inspirational forms of entertainment. Here are a few movies that can inspire us to do some good in the world.

September 11, 2014 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | National


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