Funeral services to celebrate the life of William Duncan (Bill) Bailey, Jr., 89, of Camden will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Camden First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020. Interment will follow at Ashwood Baptist Cemetery, 1075 Lake Ashwood Rd, Sumter, SC, 29153. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m., 1 hour prior to the service, in the fellowship center of Camden First Baptist Church.
• Website statistics don't usually generate a lot of interest these days if for no other reason than the internet is such a common part of our daily lives. But when the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) reported it generated more than 600,000 hits in one school year on its main site -- and well more than a million through all its individual school sites -- we took notice. The statistics, along with those for the district's other Web-based resources, just go to prove how things have changed when it comes to parent-teacher/school interaction. Parents are more likely today ...
At the end of the past school year, I finished 40 years of working in public education. To put this in perspective, Gerald Ford was president when I began my career as a middle school teacher and coach in 1975. That's seven presidents ago. This mostly makes me old. The 40-year milestone has caused me to do a lot of thinking about where public education has been and where it's going.
July 20, 2015|
By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent
C-I contributing columnist
My heart broke when I heard about a woman who was living in a car in the Walmart parking lot because she didn't have anywhere else to stay. She had placed her children with a friend. This woman is just one of the many homeless residents in our community who could use our help. They might not look like the homeless living on the streets of a big city, but their needs are just as great.
After a one-loss regular season, the Kershaw County Junior American Leion team had their season come to a close as they dropped a pair of one-run decisions to Marlboro County in the second round of the state playoffs.