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A proposal by S.C. Superintendent of Education Mick Zais to bundle failing public schools into a special statewide district deserves scrutiny. Some schools have remained on the list of under-performing institutions for years while leaders say they are trying to improve things but in actuality are producing little result. Zais says the purpose of a special district composed of such schools would be to implement new measures to make the schools more effective and accountable. Zais says similar programs in Tennessee and Louisiana have worked well.

July 20, 2012 | | Editorials


Dodd-Frank: dangerous dead end

It's been two years since President Obama signed the Wall Street-reform bill that has come to be known as Dodd-Frank. So has it succeeded in creating "safer and more modern rules of the road for the financial industry," as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner claims?

July 20, 2012 | By Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Paul Hammond

Graveside service for Paul Hammond, 83, will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in Lancaster Memorial Park, Lancaster, S.C. The family will receive friends Friday 3-5 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Serving as pallbearers will be Mr. Hammond's grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ariail for July 20, 2012

July 20, 2012 | | Ariail


Romney's hidden NAACP audience

Political speeches have applause lines and "boo" lines. Which reaction do you think Mitt Romney expected when he promised the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that, if elected president, he would get rid of "Obamacare?"

July 20, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Elizabeth Brown Oliver

Mrs. Elizabeth Brown Oliver,78, of 806 McRae Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, July 14, 2012. The family is receiving friends at the home of her sister Mrs. Rosa Lee Jones at 2123 Sailing Club Road. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Rock Spring United Methodist Church, Camden, SC with burial to follow. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mae Tucker

Mrs. Mae Tucker, 70, of 288 Southern Cedar Lane, Camden, SC, passed on Thursday, July 19, 2012.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Tax tips - July 20, 2012

Summertime is the season that often leads to major life decisions, such as buying a home, moving or a job change. If you are looking for a new job that is in the same line of work, you may be able to deduct some of your job hunting expenses on your federal income tax return.

July 20, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Three KCSD seniors receive Funderburk scholarships

Taylor Phipps, BriAnna Alexander, and Callie Olano have been awarded 2012 Laurie Slade Funderburk Leadership scholarships. For a fifth year, the South Carolina General Assembly Women's Caucus has given scholarships in honor of each of the 16 women legislators currently serving in the South Carolina General Assembly. Funderburk is currently serving as chair of the Women's Caucus.

July 20, 2012 | | Education


ABLE Club kicks off corporate sponsorship drive

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its "Stand Up and Cheer" campaign.

July 20, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Doby movie being shown daily at Camden Archives and Museum

The Camden Archives and Museum is pleased to offer a free showing of the made-for-television movie about Camden native and 1998 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Larry Doby starting at 2 p.m. each day, Monday through Saturday.

July 20, 2012 | | Sports


L-E girls' hoop camp set for July 23-26

The Lugoff-Elgin Girls' Basketball Camp is on tap for next week. Here is the information on the four-day session.

July 20, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldog Club begins membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2012-2013 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

July 20, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Trolling for boos

WASHINGTON -- We're still a few weeks from summer's dog days and the conventions, and already feral rabidity has set in. Add to the long list of psycho-political syndromes the "Romney Derangement Syndrome."

July 18, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Teenage employment

Many teenagers are desperately seeking employment in these times. I joined them many years ago: in fact, I began work at age 11 and was furious when the "powers that be" decided every person under the age of sixteen had to have a doctor certify that the individual was not harming his health. I made the astronomical sum of a dollar a day at the dime store (98 cents when taxes were removed) and hated the thought of having to have the two dollar test to keep my job. My duties included everything from clerking to all types of housekeeping ...

July 18, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Jamie Trotter

A memorial service to honor the life of James Landrum "Jamie" Trotter, 73, of Camden, SC, will be held at 5:00 PM, Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Jamie's memory to Agape Hospice Foundation, 434 N. Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150.

May 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Robert Lee Williams, Sr.

Mr. Robert Lee Williams, Sr., 64, of 6345 Heirs Drive, Rembert, SC, passed on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 2:00 PM at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church of Rembert, SC. The burial will be at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Rembert, SC.

May 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Magic Tricks at Wateree Elementary

Adrian the Magician showed up at Wateree Elementary as a reward for the school's recent fund raiser. Every magician needs an assistant and he had plenty of volunteers.

May 18, 2015 | | People & Places


Tomato info available at KC Farmers Market Saturday

Attention gardeners: if you have questions about tomatoes, get them answered by a master gardener Saturday.

May 18, 2015 | | People & Places


Vision basketball, L-E baseball kick off summer camp season

With the end of the school year closing in, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County. Here are the first two which begin the first week of summer vacation.

May 15, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


High school football officials needed

The Wateree Football Officials Association and the South Carolina Football Officials Association are looking for anyone interested in becoming high school football officials for the South Carolina High School League Football Officials Association and the Santee Wateree Football Officials Association.

May 15, 2015 | | Sports


Mingo leads CHS contingent into state track and field meet

Saturday was the perfect day for records to be broken and Camden High athletes shattered three of them at the AAA state track and field qualifier contested at Lower Richland High School.

May 15, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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