Tuesday night, Kershaw County Council appointed Wayne Tidwell of Buffalo Township, and Eric Boland and Susan Outen of DeKalb Township to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees. The trio fill the seats of outgoing trustees Scott Ziemke, George Corbin and Donald Witham.
KershawHealth suffered an operating loss of $1.2 million and a $1.25 million decrease in net assets in July. KershawHealth Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch reported the losses during a finance-focus meeting of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees Tuesday evening.
Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) opened its first campus in Kershaw County in 2001 in a former Belk's department store that now also houses the Kershaw County Government Center. CCTC President Dr. Tim Hardee said the downtown campus was "very small then." He said the goal at that point was to "serve the students of Kershaw County by getting them started (at the downtown Camden campus) and eventually move them to the Sumter campus" to complete their program of study.
Kershaw County Council will appoint three new members to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees at Tuesday's meeting. At a special Sept. 3 work session, council interviewed 12 of the 13 remaining candidates. The last candidate was not present, but provided written answers to council's questions.
Of the original 20 applicants for three slots on the KershawHealth Board of Trustees, 13 remain. Twelve of the applicants met with Kershaw County Council during a work session Tuesday. One, Roy Fakoury of DeKalb Township, did not appear but submitted a written application and responses to council's questions.
While the official minutes of a special August 27 meeting of Bethune Town Council tell a somewhat different story than originally told to the Chronicle-Independent, council's vote to hire Mayor Carlisle Davis' son, Glenn, as police chief may still violate state anti-nepotism laws.
Katherine Ellig of the Kershaw County 4H Horse Club has been named first place senior division winner in the 4H Gardening Project competition. Scores from Ellig's garden and record book will allow her to advance to the regional competition.
The town of Bethune hired Mayor Carlisle Davis' son following a special called meeting held Aug. 27. Carlisle Davis confirmed the outcome of that meeting during a phone call Friday.
There are so many adages about writing -- write what you know, write from the heart, show them don't tell them and the list goes on, ad nauseum. I took a fair share of writing classes as an undergrad and I loved those classes. That's the most fun I've ever had as a student in a learning scene, I have no doubt.
Speaking to the Camden Rotary Club on Thursday afternoon, University of South Carolina (USC) President Dr. Harris Pastides, talked about a program where students could graduate from college in three to three and half years. Pastides, who made his first public speaking appearance after becoming USC president in 2008 in front of the same Rotarians, also discussed the university's "Palmetto College," which allows students to complete their degrees online while not giving up their jobs and families.
Christina Kirk, an Explorer assistant chief at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) Explorer Post, recently attended a national firefighter training camp in Concord, N.H. Camp Fully Involved, is a physically challenging, aggressive, hands-on summer camp directed towards young women between the ages of 14-20 who are interested in exploring the career of firefighting. According to Dave Danielson, of the New Hampshire Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services (NHFSTEMS) division, Christina was one of two cadets from South Carolina. Danielson said the other South Carolina cadet was from Walterboro. Other cadets attending the camp included 16 cadets from ...
Kershaw County Council spent part of its meeting Tuesday evening outlining, in detail, the process it will follow to make appointments to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees.
Clifton H. Anderson looks back at the 1963 March on Washington with fond memories. Anderson was living and working in D.C. at the time and attended the march.
I'm not what most people would call a "morning person." I'm not cheerful and talkative in the mornings. I like to sleep as late as I possibly can before waking up to get ready for the day. When I was in college and my friend, Elena, had to share my room for three months one summer, I made a rule about mornings: do not talk to me until after 11 a.m.
Like many other graduates fresh out of college, Kaleigh Ward had plans to find a job and a house and begin her life as a young professional. Ward graduated in May from Furman University with a major in Sociology and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. This bright, articulate young woman had plans to stay in the upstate, Greenville area where she had begun to establish herself. She had plenty of friends there, a good gym and was plugged in to a local church. For Ward, life was good and the future seemed bright and comfortable.
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) Principal Karen Bullard is the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Principal of the Year. A panel of school and district administrators voted to select her for the honor. Bullard began serving as L-EMS' principal in 2010 after serving as Camden High School's assistant principal. She and her husband are originally from Whiteville, N.C., and have two college-age daughters.
Members of Kershaw County Council attended the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting Tuesday evening to hear a presentation on a possible joint economic development campus here. Others attending the meeting included representatives from Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC), the city of Camden, the towns of Bethune and Elgin, Kershaw County Committee of 100, Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, KershawHealth, Santee Lynches Council of Governments, the Kershaw County Vocational Education Foundation and Santee-Wateree Rural Transit Authority.
By HALEY ATKINSON
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.
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.
By HALEY ATKINSON
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