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Who would you choose?

If you could choose anyone to be president of the United States, who would it be?

September 24, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Sidewalk Survey


Lugoff-Elgin Middle School adds co-teaching

As a way to boost student performance and to make every student feel equal, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (LEMS) added co-teaching, which allows a general education teacher and a special education teacher to combine classes and teach the students some of the same material.

September 22, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Zemp Stadium supporter addresses school board

A Camden resident who wants to preserve Zemp Stadium spoke before the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its meeting Tuesday night.

September 19, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Driving therapy

Music has the power to influence. It has the power to evoke deep thoughts, which ultimately lead to a flow of emotions and feelings. Driving paired with music seems to increase that flow of emotions. Maybe it is the sometimes calm rhythmic movement that the steady turn of the wheels creates that appeal to the mind and body. I make a 45 to 50 minute drive to and from work five days a week, so I get plenty of time to daydream, think and devise plans of action for any situation that is heavy on my mind. No one is ...

September 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Columns


CMS implements full ‘outdoor life unit’ program

With the beginning of the school year, Camden Middle School (CMS) became the first middle school in Kershaw County to implement and offer a full Outdoor Life Unit program as a physical education course. Currently, all three Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high schools offer the course, as do a few others in South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Fall TV show lineup

What show are you most looking forward to seeing this fall?

September 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Sidewalk Survey


UWKC’s Day of Caring visits 23 sites

United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) volunteers gathered Thursday to serve the Camden community on its annual Day of Caring. Around 100 volunteers dedicated their time at a total of 23 sites across the county. The day began at Food for the Soul, where volunteers were energized with a hearty breakfast before heading out to their designated sites.

September 12, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Kershaw County


Leslie M. Stover Middle School honors beloved 8th grade teacher with ‘Rush Week’ celebration

Along with easing into a new school year, Leslie M. Stover Middle School students, faculty and staff had to learn to cope with the passing of beloved 8th grade social studies teacher, Mike Rush.

September 10, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | People & Places


Looking at Miss Bobbit

Saturday, I watched a film adaptation of the short story, "Children on Their Birthdays" by Truman Capote, which is one of my favorite short stories. The film is pretty similar to the book with little to no alterations.

September 10, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Columns


A Kodak Moment

Have you ever met a famous person?

September 10, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Sidewalk Survey


School board recognizes top PASS scorers

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees dedicated much of its meeting Tuesday to the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) and High School Assessment Program (HSAP) tests.

September 05, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Looking forward to Halloween

The end of summer is approaching quickly, which means that fall will soon begin.

September 03, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Columns


Parents mixed on new student Google Apps email accounts

Reactions are mixed among parents about the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) decision to provide all students with email accounts in order to use Google Apps for Education.

September 03, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


School board to discuss PASS/HSAP scores

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will discuss PASS/HSAP scores at its meeting set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

September 01, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


New girl navigating the pressroom and Camden

I completed my bachelor's degree the first week of August, so I was thrilled to snag a job at the Chronicle-Independent a little more than a week later.

August 27, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Columns


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