We often bemoan the lack of bipartisan effort in Washington these days, a sad set of circumstances that leads to gridlock. Partisanship is at an all-time high now, and there are only a few people in Washington who are willing to reach across the aisle to help forge compromise. Now, because Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is one of those people, some in the Palmetto State's Republican Party want to mount a primary challenge to him. Some in the right wing of the party want to see no compromise whatsoever, which is basically like saying, "We really like ...
For more than 10 years, Kershaw County residents have helped provide school supplies for more than 2,000 local needy students through the district's "School Tools" program. In order to make it more convenient for persons to participate this year, a special account has been set up at First Citizens Bank where donations can be dropped off or sent through the mail.
Seven students were awarded the James and Nell Smith Scholarship for the 2013 academic school year. Trinity Baptist Church of Lugoff administers the scholarships and selects recipients based on the qualifications expressed by James and Nell Smith. Students receive scholarships based on their academic standing, active membership in a Kershaw Baptist Association church and need. Scholarship recipients must also attend college in South Carolina.
Raymond Norwood Hall, 79, of Bethune died Sunday, July 14, 2013. He was born in Bethune, the son of the late Harrison Reese Hall and Edna Baker Hall. Mr. Hall was a member of Sandy Grove United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Frankye C. Hull, 77, was born on Nov. 4, 1935, in Camden, SC, and passed into eternal life on July 5, 2013. She was daughter of the late Otis T. Cooper, Sr. and the late Ruth Alexander Cooper Gamble. She was predeceased in death by her only brother, Otis T. Cooper, Jr.
Mrs. Fannie Ricks "Flossie" Tucker, 75, of Bolivia, NC, and formerly of Ridgeway, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 8, 2013. Born in Ridgeway she was the daughter of the late Robert and Pearl White Ricks. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Mount Joshua United Methodist Church, with burial in church cemetery, Ridgeway. Mrs. Tucker will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing. The family will receive family and friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, at Chapel of Remembrance Brown ...
• With all the hoopla over online retailing, it's surprising to see figures indicating that of all 2013 first-quarter sales, only 5.5 percent of them involved e-commerce; further, many companies which started selling products on-line are now starting to build brick-and-mortar stores. The predictions of the death of traditional retailing have obviously been overblown.
While I was wandering around the Kershaw County Farmer's Market on a recent Saturday, I struck up a conversation with a community member about technology in schools. Our conversation mostly had to do with whether or not our district is getting a "bang for the buck" for its investment in technology. We had a pretty interesting discussion, but I did walk away wondering why I've never had the same discussion with anyone about textbooks. The taxpayers of South Carolina spend about $4 million in Kershaw County for textbooks. It's more than a little surprising to me that ...
July 15, 2013|
By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan
C-I contributing columnist