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Governor’s School students praise foundation built by KCSD schools

By HALEY ATKINSON

May 23, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Second Look Charities seeks to ‘benefit many’

By HALEY ATKINSON

May 21, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


KCL ready for a growing summer

Looking for a good read this summer? The Kershaw County Library (KCL) has you covered. Thanks to a Library-Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the South Carolina State Library, the library will soon be kicking off its first Book to Action program.

May 21, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Isn’t graduating fun?

Graduation time is upon us and there's such a buzz of excitement in the air. High school and college students are collectively gearing up for the next stage in their life and emotions are strong. I have to say, I'm particularly glad that I'm not graduating from anything this year.

May 21, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Asking humanity to consider its impact on nature

Two Kershaw County naturalists, Josh Arrants and Austin Jenkins, will join forces with conservation photographer Clay Bolt, forest wildlife ecologist Drew Lanham and renowned South Carolina naturalist Rudy Mancke for a screening and panel discussion of the film The Lost Bird Project, May 31. Arrants, Bolt, Lanham and Mancke will be part of the panel; Jenkins will serve as moderator.

May 19, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Pat Conroy comes to Camden

Laurie and Bill Funderburk welcomed celebrated author Pat Conroy to their bookstore, Books on Broad, Thursday for a book signing, with a line that extended all the way through the store and out the front door. Laurie Funderburk she and her husband had the opportunity to speak with Conroy at a conference they both attended in New Orleans in October.

May 16, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Crime-Police-Fire


Water aerobics class to make a splash this summer

By HALEY ATKINSON

May 16, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Mad Men, I’ll miss you most

It's always a little sad when your favorite TV show announces it's in its last season. Sometimes a show stays on TV for way too long and wears out its welcome and sometimes it exits quiet and gracefully at the appropriate time. Unfortunately in many cases, the devoted viewers often feel it's a bit of a premature departure.

May 14, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Race to the Press Box event Saturday at L-EHS

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS)'s Able Club will host a Race to the Press Box 5K Run/Walk event Saturday at 8 a.m. The event will benefit the L-EHS Able Club Scholarship Fund which presents a scholarship in honor of Rob Evans and Joey Dorton. Evans served as a school resource officer for several Kershaw County schools; Dorton as chair of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. Both Evans and Dorton passed away last year and the race is aimed at honoring them and their contributions to Kershaw County schools.

May 14, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Lugoff-Elgin


Camden Rotary Duck Drop returns Saturday

The Camden Rotary Club will hold its fifth annual Rotary Duck Drop on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Kendall Park in Camden. The event will include face painting, children's activities, live music, door prizes and a chance to win an iPad, iPad mini or iPad Touch. Proceeds will benefit Rotary and enable club members to perform various charitable acts throughout the year. Hot dogs and drinks are available and donations are gladly accepted.

May 12, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Camden


Bethune councilman objects to BES closing

Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer doesn't want the elementary school in his town to close. At worst, he said he would prefer that if Bethune Elementary School (BES) is closed, it is consolidated only with Mt. Pisgah Elementary School at a location between the two existing sites. Fulmer said closing BES would have an economic impact on the town.

May 09, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


You gotta have fun

I spent some time this past weekend outside at the park. The weather was so nice and warm, but not uncomfortably so. It was perfect weather to just get out of the house and go for a long walk, which I did. I quickly noticed that I wasn't the only one with that idea; in fact, this was the busiest I'd seen this particular park (which is also a softball field complex) this year.

May 07, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


The Boy Problem comes to Camden

Books on Broad in Camden hosted a book launch party for Camden native Kami Kinard's new release, The Boy Problem. Kinard explained that the book is the companion novel for her previously released novel The Boy Project, though it can also be read independently of its predecessor. Both books are of the "middle grade genre," Kinard noted.

May 07, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Reunited and it feels so good

May 02, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


L-EHS faculty reunion brings colleagues together again

Faculty from Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS), some current and many retired, gathered together at Hall's Restaurant in Lugoff recently to celebrate their 14th annual faculty reunion. Restaurant owner Linda Hall was, at one time, manager of the L-EHS cafeteria, making the location very significant.

May 02, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


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