Back when I was working on my master's degree, a professor in an administration class I was taking told us that if we didn't observe and understand what was going on around us politically, we wouldn't be effective administrators. I remember wondering what politics had to do with working with students, but I was young and naïve back then. What I have learned since then is that professor was 100 percent right.
As an unusually mild, rainy summer was melting away or rather frosting its way into autumn, I took to noticing signs that our mountain people have always used to judge the forthcoming severity of winter.
Three school board members in the Lowcountry took a courageous step recently when they refused to attend an executive session they felt was illegal.
• On the opposite page, you will see a column from S.C. Press Association (SCPA) Executive Director Bill Rogers on how two Lowcountry school board members left a meeting early and another one decided to not attend at all because of what they felt was an improper and possibly illegal executive session to discuss proposals to renovate an old school into district offices. We applaud those Jasper County school board members as well. However, we are also concerned with other recent S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) violations. For example, and also from the Lowcountry: Beaufort City Council failed ...
In general, these columns are devoted to broad topics like the changing environment of healthcare or our recent Core Measures success and what that means to patient quality and safety. These are matters that can apply to hospitals in virtually any community, and are certainly excellent choices for discussion. However, this time, I'd like to address something anyone who has visited the Medical Center in Camden recently is certain to have noticed -- the renovations taking place, particularly in the emergency room entrance and the main lobby. They're bringing big changes to the hospital, inside and out.
Jo Marie Brown, CPPB, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden's procurement manager, recently earned Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) certification from the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC).
Landon Santos (third from right in blue mask) celebrated his sixth birthday on Aug. 23 by dressing up and equipped -- along with six of his friends -- as Ninja Turtles. Into all the action were (from left) Carson Owens, Catherine Owens, Ethan Spitler, Max Ford, Landon, Carson Sowell and Cayce Stribling. The party ended with a trip to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in Camden.
Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Rozella Miles Treanor of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will speak to friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Rozella's memory to the Walter M. Crow Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mrs. Earline Halley Graham, 74, of 8430 St. John Road, Rembert, South Carolina passed on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 2:00 PM, at Pine Grove AME Church, Rembert, SC, with burial in Sandhill Cemetery, Rembert, SC. Viewing will begin at 1:00 PM at the Pine Grove AME Church.
It used to be that Chesterfield and North Central would hook up in some long and tense volleyball matches.
Monday: Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Camden at Darlington (TEN – 4:30 p.m.)
Two dozen papier-mâché violins rotate in 48 diminutive hands as 24 second-graders chant in unison.
Season 7 of the vintage TV Western "Bonanza" is on DVD this week, along with the most recent seasons of "Person of Interest," "Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D." and the short-lived "Crossbones."
GIRLYVILLE - Nothing completes an evening with your girlfriends like a good old chick flick. With Netflix, it gets even better now that you don't even have to leave the house. So break out the popcorn, nail polish and PJ's and pick any of these five feminine movies that are perfect for a girls' night in.
Faith has been said to move mountains.
In today's world, where a normal and beautiful physique is valued above almost everything else, it is difficult for someone to face the fact of their own physical imperfections. Perhaps they are plain-looking, or short, or have some other physical defect that makes them think they cannot achieve their full potential -- all because they don't exactly "fit the mold." We can all take heart from the following stories of Hollywood celebrities who rose above their physical challenges to become beloved cinema legends:
A new app released by the American Red Cross Tuesday will put "the power to save lives in the palm of your hand," said Kimberly Houk, spokeswoman for the Red Cross.
This summer we returned to my mom's hometown in the Northwest. One afternoon we stopped by good old Crown Park, a place my mom took me to play when I was a child.
Faith groups have joined with immigration activists to speak out against President Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after midterm elections, criticizing the president who may remain the movement's only hope for action.
The old saying has it that "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow." Have you ever noticed that sometimes a very small action leads to amazingly large results?
In preparation for an upcoming assignment, Ms. Anne Lemieux and Mrs. Wendy Mullis invited Mrs. Norma Young, retired media specialist, to speak to the Teacher Cadets Class about the characteristics of effective children's books.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will open its 2014-15 Bassett Gallery season with an exhibition of the works of Michael Story. Landscapes & Jazz Greats will open with a catered reception Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. just prior to the Mary Tatum Piano Room Dedication and Concert.
Folks in Kershaw County were excited a year or so ago when Chick-fil-A opened a store between Camden and Lugoff. The fast-food restaurant is one of the favorite quick eateries in the United States, especially in the South, where fried chicken has been a staple for centuries. We note that Truett Cathy, the founder of the 1,800-outlet chain, died recently at the age of 93.
United way campaign kicks off with agency fair
Customers can be so demanding.
About two weeks ago, my son was married in Kershaw County. The Southern hospitality that was extended to our family was exceptional. I have been to weddings in many states and this location here was one of the best venues I have ever seen. The location was Rock Bottom Pond -- they have a great website (rockbottompondadventures.com) that shows what they have to offer. Instead of people going to Columbia, Florence or Charleston, spending their money in another county, I believe they would find it right here. George Speedy and his lovely wife, Donna, streamlined the process with Donna coordinating ...
As I write these words, I'm sitting on a rustic dock overlooking a beautiful, placid pond on a coastal South Carolina island. I'm surrounded by nothing but God's creations and natural beauty.
AN IKEA NEAR YOU -- Ikea is known for selling gobs of affordable Swedish-style furniture and giving odd names to all its products, but it isn't particularly known for clever advertising.