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CES named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School

Camden Elementary School (CES) got an early Christmas present with the news that it has been named a 2011 Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School for outstanding achievement in comprehensive educational excellence for students.

December 14, 2011 | | Education


Betty Lane Swann

Funeral services for Betty Lane Swann, 79, of Camden, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev's Everett Reconnu and Bobby J. James Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6–8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Wateree Baptist Church Parsonage Fund.

December 14, 2011 | | Obituaries


Harry Veness

Harry Veness, 88, of Flat Rock Road, Camden, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.

December 14, 2011 | | Obituaries


Feature photo: Choo-choo Christmas

December 14, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: North Central, Eau Claire at Lower Richland (WR – 6 p.m.)

December 12, 2011 | | Sports


Miss Jowers, Mr. Stevenson set date

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Jowers, Sr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Caroline Olivia Jowers of Camden, to Clinton Joseph Stevenson of Camden. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Stevenson of Camden.

December 12, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Parents deal with racism from family

Dear Annie: My husband and I adopted our daughter at birth. When my mother-in-law found out that "Amanda" is biracial, she informed my husband that we were no longer welcome in her home. Initially, she admitted it was simple racism, but now she says it's because she can never accept a child "not of my own blood." When our daughter was 3, Mom visited and told Amanda that she was a "friend," not a relative.

December 12, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Looks worse than it is...

No one was hurt in this two-car traffic accident that occurred around 3:30 p.m. Thursday on South Broad Street (U.S. 521) near Historic Camden. Lt. Mike Stone of the Camden Police Department said the accident occurred after one driver attempted to make a left turn onto Ehrenclou Drive and struck another vehicle. The car was traveling north on Highway 521 and made the turn in front of oncoming traffic heading south. "Basically a car turned left in front of the other and they couldn't avoid each other and collided," Stone said. He said no one was ...

December 12, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Government center decorates for Santa

The Kershaw County Government Center has looked a little more like Santa's workshop lately as county offices have been decked out with candy canes, garland, and all kinds of other holiday decorations.

December 12, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Ferdinand Vincent "Cort" Marzullo, IV

A memorial service for Ferdinand Vincent "Cort" Marzullo, IV, 40, of Camden will be held at Grace Episcopal Church Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Mr. Marzullo's memory to the Marzullo Educational Trust, C/O TD Bank, 315 East DeKalb Camden, SC 29020.

December 12, 2011 | | Obituaries


Debates as un-reality TV

Karl Rove, a star political strategist, is outraged that Donald Trump, a star real-estate mogul and reality show host, is staging a reality show with real Republican presidential candidates and calling it a debate. Yet, with all due respect, Trump is only exploiting a process that political strategists like Rove already hijacked.

December 12, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Let them clean toilets

WASHINGTON -- It is a rare day when Al Sharpton emerges as the voice of sagacity, but when Newt Gingrich has the microphone, all things are possible.

December 12, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Blazing TRAILS

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) is hosting Jennifer Lanier (standing), a graduate student in the Library and Information Science School at the University of South Carolina. Lanier is completing an internship this fall at L-EMS with Mrs. Anne C. Lemieux. Here, Lanier works with Julie Stockman's 8th grade ELA classes on the steps of the "Research Process." This is the first of several lessons Lanier will be completing with this group. Lanier is utilizing TRAILS (Tool for Real-Time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of the students. A pre- and post-assessment is ...

December 12, 2011 | | Education


The sounds of SMS

Leslie M. Stover Middle School students participated in the 2011 SC All State Chorus. These students auditioned and were accepted in the Spring of 2011 as a part of the Stover Middle Chorus. In the fall, some Stover and Lugoff-Elgin High School students had to learn a new repertoire of music for the ACDA All State Chorus Festival at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. Members include Haylee Pagan, Moriah Payne, Ty Morgan, Kayce Robinson, Kendra Mills, Gabriel Medina, Montanna Marsh, Emily Murphy, and Kaitlyn Fuller. Stover Middle is very proud.

December 12, 2011 | | Education


Rally for reading!

December 12, 2011 | | Education


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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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