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A nice, quiet evening

This weekend I'm going to a bachelorette party. Actually, it's a combined bachelor/bachelorette party where both the bride and groom-to-be and their closest friends will be in attendance. I'm looking forward to it, but there's always a little bit of anxiety before taking part in an event such as that. I'm sure that's partly due to the Hangover movies and partly due to my own experiences in the past with bachelorette parties.

March 05, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Suttle discusses leadership with UWKC, other agencies

Earl Suttle, an author and motivational speaker with Leadership Success International, shared various ways leaders can improve the overall atmosphere in their workplace during a mentoring training/workshop hosted by the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) on Monday. Suttle's topic, "Enjoying Excellence: Becoming the greatest you can be," focused on creating "happiness in the workplace." He explained that a happier atmosphere provides employees with more energy and focus to complete their jobs. The training/workshop took place at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse.

March 05, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Miscellaneous


Midlands Women’s Center holds annual fundraiser, silent auction

By HALEY ATKINSON

March 05, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


LHPC welcomes D’Alessio as first female pastor

Mary D. D'Alessio recently joined Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church (LHPC) as its pastor, becoming the first woman to lead the historic church. Originally from Conway, D'Alessio received her B.A. in English from Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, Calif., and attended Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga.

March 03, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Springing into organization

I recently read an article online about ways to get your wardrobe ready for spring and the one thing it encouraged, above everything else, was organization. It suggested that the time between the end of winter and the beginning of spring was a very important time to evaluate what you need and what you don't when it comes to clothing.

February 26, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Board hears West Wateree Phase 2 options

At Tuesday's meeting of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Executive Director for Operations Billy Smith presented a PowerPoint which offered an overview of maps and information regarding Facilities Equalization Plan Phase 2 options in the West Wateree area; Smith had similarly presented overviews regarding the Camden area at the Jan. 21 board meeting and regarding the North Central area at the Feb. 4 board meeting.

February 21, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Camden High School to host Upcycling Fair

Camden High School (CHS) will hold an Upcycling Fair on March 1 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Commons area. CHS Principal Dan Matthews issued a letter to parents and students which explained that upcycling, sometimes referred to as "re-purposing," is the process of taking an object that might be thrown away and converting it into something useful. The Upcycling Fair is planned to encourage students and the community to find ways to reduce the amount of garbage thrown into landfills, Matthews said.

February 19, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Junior Leadership Kershaw County accepting applications

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is accepting applications for the 2014-15 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors who attend a Kershaw County high school.

February 19, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


United Way of Kershaw County celebrates campaign contributors

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) held a luncheon recently to thank volunteers and donors who contributed to its 2014 campaign at the Robert Mills Courthouse in downtown Camden. The luncheon recognized various individuals and organizations throughout the county who gave of their time, efforts and funds to the UWKC. At right, UWKC Campaign Coordinator Pam Spivey, dressed in chef attire and armed with a mixing bowl and spoon, told campaign contributors and volunteers, "You are the main ingredient in our success!" Below, clients from the Kershaw County Council on Aging shared their patriotic spirt, singing and waving American ...

February 19, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


The milk and bread crisis

What does a person who suffers from both lactose intolerance and celiac disease do during a natural disaster/state of emergency/winter storm? Since the staples of these said storms are "milk and bread," my guess is … she starves to death?

February 19, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


UWKC celebrates campaign contributors

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) held a luncheon recently to thank volunteers and donors who contributed to its 2014 campaign at the Robert Mills Courthouse in downtown Camden. The luncheon recognized various individuals and organizations throughout the county who gave of their time, efforts and funds to the UWKC.

February 15, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Miscellaneous


Looking past the performance

My sister and I recently watched the "Snapped: Jodi Arias" special documentary. My absolute favorite thing to watch on TV is crime investigation programming. I love that type of thing -- real-life murder mysteries and figuring out who's the culprit and how to punish him or her accordingly. That's what I consider real, riveting entertainment.

February 12, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Bringing poetry to the people

Allan Wolf, a poet, author and performer, has a goal in mind when he performs before an audience -- it is, as he says, "to show people how to see the world in a different way and (how) to find the extraordinariness of the ordinary." Wolf has written books for both elementary school age children as well as for young adult audiences.

February 10, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


KCSD prepping teachers for Common Core

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is helping teachers get ready for implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative. KCSD Executive Director for K-12 Instruction Tim Hopkins and KCSD Common Core Transition Specialist Lisa Carter updated the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on the district's work to prepare for next year's Common Core implementation at Tuesday's school board meeting. Hopkins and Carter focused on how teachers would be adequately prepared with both training and resources to implement the standards.

February 07, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Celebrating 100 days of school

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) and Camden First Baptist (CFB) Kindergarten and Children's Center recently celebrated their 100th day of school with programs, activities and a balloon release.

February 05, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


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KC McDonald’s restaurants aid CMC annual campaign efforts

The Community Medical Clinic (CMC) of Kershaw County is a family practice medical clinic that serves as a safety net for uninsured residents, offering a patient-centered medical home. The CMC utilizes dedicated volunteers, medical providers, administrative staff and community donations to achieve its goal of providing healthcare to the uninsured of Kershaw County by bringing together medical businesses and individual resources.

April 23, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Just keep walking

Sylvia Plath said, in her autobiographical novel The Bell Jar, "There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them." While I do fully agree with the literary force of genius that is Plath, if that had been my statement, I would have written it: "There must be quite a few things a hot bath or a long walk won't cure, but I don't know many of them."

April 23, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Banquet recognizes All-County Academic Team

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency recognized 32 students for their academic achievements Monday. The 19th annual Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team Banquet took place at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden.

April 23, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Local students participate in anti-bullying training

Third, fourth and fifth graders from Jackson, Pine Tree Hill (PTH) and Camden Elementary Schools participated in anti-bullying training last week. The group Community Matters from California sent training representatives to PTH, Wateree and Lugoff Elementary Schools and Camden and Lugoff Middle Schools to share the evidence-based program with designated "safe school ambassadors."

April 21, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Ed Royall named BSA’s KC citizen of the year

By HALEY ATKINSON

April 18, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Camden


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