Every year during the week before school starts, I have the privilege to speak to all of our teachers as part of the district's instructional fair. Normally, I use this occasion to thank and recognize these dedicated professionals for all that they have done and continue to do to keep our district moving forward. When I spoke to our teachers on August 14, my main message was that although our district has fallen to the bottom third of our state in terms of funding, the results they are producing are certainly far from the bottom third. (The fact that ...
September 17, 2012|
By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan
C-I contributing columnist
• As the teachers' strike unfolded in Chicago and protesting educators swarmed city streets, we watched with interest as one teacher explained, with a straight face, why they were going out on strike. "We want to make sure all the children in Chicago get the kind of education they deserve," he said. We've noticed that whatever the location, teachers who shut down schools always mouth the party line that they are doing it for the kids and not for themselves. We hope nobody actually believes that.
A graveside service celebrating the life of Barbara Holston McGriff Langford, 65, of Camden, will be held at 2:00PM, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday, September 17, 2012 from 7:00-8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Barbara's memory to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Kershaw County Council adopted a noise ordinance in July that will be enforced by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. The new ordinance will target loud and unnecessary noise in unincorporated residential areas of the county.
Funeral services for Mattie D. Cunningham, 89, of 1005 Medfield Road in Lugoff, will be held Monday, September 17, 2012, 4:00 p.m. at Good Hope Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with burial in the Good Hope Methodist Church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Willie "Knocka" Jones, 92, of 69 Truesdell Avenue, Lugoff, died Thursday, September 13, 2012. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Jones Family.
Dear Annie: Am I strange? I like to keep my house clean and neat. In addition, I check for items that may need fixing so the house is not in disrepair. Although friends and family think I am "anal," I do not feel that I am obsessive.
College athletics has become too big and too important, a behemoth that sometimes seems to control the academic process rather than the other way around. But that is what it has come to, and with the huge amounts of money being tossed around for TV rights to college football and basketball games, it's hard to see it going the other way.
Joyce A. Maley, Captain, U.S. Air Force (Retired), Elgin, SC, passed away on August 1, 2012. She was born in Iowa on June 5, 1952 to the late Leonard and Cleo Maley and grew up in Modesto, CA. Joyce joined the U.S. Air Force in 1977 as a member of the Air Force band and retired in 1997. After retirement, she lived in Elgin where she bred Chinook dogs and was active in the local music community.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will host its annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Jim & Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing at the FAC. Donors, friends, participants and volunteers are especially invited to gather as the Center reviews its accomplishments in 2011-2012 and announce its plans for an exciting 2012-2013 season.