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Rap in class

In an effort to improve literacy at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, students spent the last 30 minutes of each day in enrichment. For several weeks, students read aloud "The Bully" and participated in activities related to the book. Students kept a journal and discussed the book with their teacher. A few students in Lynn Weeks class – including Kedar Jennings, Parker Gogan and Ryan Bland -- decided to "rap" the story to their classmates. It was exciting to see every student actively engaged and participating during the activities.

February 01, 2012 | | Education


Public invited to KCSO town hall meeting

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews invites the public to the first in a series of town hall meetings to be held across the county. Matthews said the public gatherings are intended to update citizens on the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and to provide time to answer questions from the public.

February 01, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Newt in Wonderland

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to Newt Gingrich's post-speaker activities on the Hill, it all depends on what your definition of "lobbying" is.

February 01, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Showing our appreciation to those who keep us safe

Several recent incidents in the Palmetto State have underscored the dangers facing the men and women of law enforcement:

February 01, 2012 | Richard Eckstrom S.C. comptroller | Columns


Robert Ariail -- Feb. 1, 2012

February 01, 2012 | | Ariail


Healing the community

County Councilman Stephen Smoak is to be commended for his comments, on recreation facilities, at the Jan. 24th council meeting. Based on what he and the chairman of council said, I believe Councilman Smoak understands both the recreational and economic needs of the community. I believe that the members of the County Council Recreation Committee will also support a cooperative effort with the City of Camden to provide new and improved recreation facilities.

February 01, 2012 | Richard Lackey Camden | Letters


RIP, Joe Paterno

I enjoyed reading Tom Didato's article on the late Penn State coach, Joe Paterno. When we met with him on a warm August morning in 2008 I was impressed by his genuine interest in Henry DuRant and myself and the compliments he had for Steve Spurrier. I also learned that PSU and South Carolina administrators had collaborated on the lettermen's lounges at both schools' stadiums and had a very cordial relationship. He greeted Paul Hrabovsky with the type of warmth a father greets a son.

February 01, 2012 | Bill Ferguson Camden | Letters


Take aim

It's ladies first at Blaney Elementary School's (BES) Archery Club practice. BES physical education teacher Scott Lewis, the club and team's director, said he not only teaches students the art of archery, but life-long social skills as well.

February 01, 2012 | | Education


Wilson King

Funeral service to honor the life of Wilson Leroy King, 84, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 31, 2012 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM. Memorials may be made in Mr. King's memory to Kershaw Health Hospice, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020

February 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Civil lawsuits

When Gov. Nikki Haley delivered her State of the State address recently, she promised to try to create more jobs in South Carolina, block unions from expanding and a few other things. As you might expect, her speech was generally met with approval from fellow Republicans (though there's no love lost between Haley and many GOP legislators) and criticism from Democrats. But of all the things she mentioned, the one with the most potential for improving the climate in this state was her proposal for a "loser pays" system of civil lawsuits.

February 01, 2012 | | Editorials


Isiah Council

Funeral service for Isaiah Pollard "Ike" Council, 65, of Rembert, will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Freddie Thomas will officiate. Memorials may be made to Mt. bethel Baptist Church.

February 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Engram to oversee Pitt's receiving corps

PITTSBURGH – Camden native and former Camden High Parade football All-American Bobby Engram has been named the wide receivers coach at the University of Pittsburgh.

February 01, 2012 | | Sports


Knights seek to rebound from tough loss to McBee

North Central nearly erased a 16-point fourth quarter deficit, only to come up three points shy of a huge comeback in a 69-67 loss to visiting McBee last Friday night in a Region 3-A boys' basketball game played at The Castle.

February 01, 2012 | | Sports


Demon wrestlers run the table in Region 4

For the second time in as many years, Lugoff-Elgin ruled the Region 4-4A wrestling roost.

February 01, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


KCSD budget notebook now available online

The Kershaw County School District has posted its complete 2011-12 consolidated budget notebook online to help provide a comprehensive look at the budget process.

February 01, 2012 | | Education


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Twelve-year-old athlete cries foul on Dick's Sporting Goods

Women have made great strides since Title IX banned sex discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funding. This piece of legislation signed by President Nixon in 1972 encouraged thousands of young women, once sidelined, to lace up their shoes, grab their gear and change history.

October 15, 2014 | J'Nel Wright FamilyShare | National


Notre Dame offers same-sex couples employee benefits

One of the nation's most recognized Roman Catholic Church-affiliated universities is extending employee benefits to spouses in same-sex marriages. The move comes in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision not to step into the gay marriage debate and appears to contradict current Catholic teaching that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."

October 15, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


Catholic synod's new openness toward gays represents tremors rather than earthquake

On Monday, news broke that Catholic leaders might be warming up to homosexual church members. Rather than use the language of disorder and sin, the Synod of Bishops on the family's midterm report said that "homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community."

October 15, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


Put down your camera and see a mongoose

I've traveled often throughout my life, but my recent 4,000-mile road trip across the West took me through some of the most gorgeous terrain I've ever seen.

October 15, 2014 | Jason Wright Deseret News | National


Five reasons cheapskates make better husbands

There are cheapskates, and then there are extreme cheapskates. It's easy to see a legitimate problem with a family who shares the same bath water or a couple who dumpster dives behind the grocery store for expired food. However, there's nothing wrong with being frugal, even if it means doing things that are out of the ordinary to save.

October 15, 2014 | | National


Everyone is a critic, and that's too many

They say "everyone's a critic." If that is the case, there are a lot of critics in the world. And if each of those critics were to pronounce their opinion two to three times a day, that adds up to a lot of criticism.

October 15, 2014 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | National


How to get ready for flu season

Grab the tissues and cough drops -- flu season is almost here! Influenza is a contagious respiratory disease caused by viruses. If your family has ever been hit with the flu bug, you know how awful it can be. I don't know whether it's due to good luck or preparation, but it's been several years since my family has been stricken. Get your family in fighting mode against the flu and other germs by doing these six things.

October 15, 2014 | Amy Peterson FamilyShare | National


'Ghostbusters' theme song to be released on marshmallow-scented vinyl

NEW YORK CITY -- Something strange will be coming to your neighborhood Oct. 21 when the "Ghostbusters" theme song is released on a marshmallow-scented vinyl record, marking the 30th anniversary of the cult comedy film.

October 15, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen KSL | National


Best time to view fall leaves depicted on interactive map

Gazing upon a bright landscape dotted with shades of orange and red is easily one of the best parts of fall.

October 15, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National


White House dumped emojis after failing to reach Millennials

In a move less catchy than "Yes we can" and more akin to "We'll try anything once," the White House last week tried integrating emoji into graphics and campaign propaganda to appeal to Millennial voters.

October 15, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


CASA volunteers step in to help abused

As she waited for her nursing shift to begin, Sharon Aikman scanned her local Indiana newspaper and felt a pang of sadness as she read the headline, "Three children abused by mother and boyfriend."

October 15, 2014 | Nathan Sorensen Deseret News | National


'Tetris: The Movie' is on its way

In its never-ending quest to find familiar brands to turn into box office hits, Hollywood has looked in some pretty strange places.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National


Netflix’s ‘Crouching Tiger 2’ takes on theaters

According to a surprise announcement, the Weinstein Company's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend," a sequel to Ang Lee's Oscar-winning martial arts epic from 2000, will premiere simultaneously in IMAX theaters and on Netflix in the first day-and-date release of its kind.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National


Pizza Hut brings back Book It program

For children growing up in the late '80s and '90s, Pizza Hut's Book It program was a win-win: Read books, collect stickers, earn a free pizza.

October 15, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Colonel Keith Andrew Barlow

A memorial graveside service with full military honors for Colonel Keith Andrew Barlow, US Army, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC. Rev. James Barnhill will officiate. Memorials may be made in Colonel Barlow's memory to the charity of one's choice.

October 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


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