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McCaskill settles lawsuit against KCSO for $75,000

Kershaw County's insurance carrier will pay former Kershaw County Sheriff Steve McCaskill $75,000 to settle his defamation lawsuit against the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). The lawsuit and four others were originally directed against current Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews as an individual over comments he made soon after taking office in 2011. However, Matthews has maintained he was speaking as a county official, so all the lawsuits were redirected against the KCSO.

June 17, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County


KCSD helps parents to lead by example

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) personnel teamed up to create a brand new parenting class designed to show Kershaw County parents how to lead by example.

June 14, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD celebrates adult ed graduates during ceremony

More than 70 adult students received their GEDs or high school diplomas from the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Adult Education program this year.

June 12, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Kiwanis of Camden turns 75

The Kiwanis Club of Camden celebrated 75 years of community service in May by participating in an international effort to help eliminate maternal and neo-natal tetanus (MNT). The club celebrated its birthday at its regular May meeting. Members enjoyed cake and listened to Stuart Robinson, a member of the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division's bomb squad, talk about his experiences with everything from robots to the 2006 Elizabeth Shoaf kidnapping case.

June 05, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Camden


Board of School Trustees set to approve new budget

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is set to approve its preliminary 2013-14 budget of around $69 million at its meeting Tuesday night. That is despite the fact that Kershaw County Council has yet to respond to the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) millage request. In addition, as of Friday, South Carolina legislators had yet to pass the Fiscal Year 2014 state budget.

June 03, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Sometimes, the small details are the best

One of the neat things about being a reporter is all the inside scoops you get.

May 31, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Edna Saxton

Mrs. Edna Saxton, 71, of 1123 Hwy 1 North, Camden, C, passed on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

May 31, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Obituaries


CHLC awards handed out Tuesday

The Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) presented five awards to community members at Camden City Council's meeting Tuesday night.

May 31, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Camden


Midway hosts ‘Career on Wheels’

Midway Elementary School (MES) students are already thinking about their future careers.

May 29, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Zais visits KCSD schools during book fairs

Students at Camden and Jackson elementary schools can take fewer trips to the library this summer since the S.C. Department of Education (DOE) gave students at both schools nine books each.

May 29, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Crime Report - May 29, 2013

Two men posing as cable company employees robbed a home on Thorton Drive in Elgin at gunpoint May 22.

May 29, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Residents provide Phase II feedback

Kershaw County citizens have helped the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) get an idea of what it needs to present to voters in order to get a Phase II bond referendum passed. Phase II delineates projects remaining following new school construction and renovations funded by a 2006 Kershaw County Board of School Trustees-approved $102 million installment purchase plan, or IPP.

May 27, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


New York, New York!

I'm planning my first trip to New York in June and I am so excited!

May 24, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Trustees split in favor of substitute teacher contract

Kelly Services will provide contract substitute teachers to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). However, the vote to do so was split, 5-4, among members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees at their meeting Tuesday.

May 24, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Woman killed in moped vs. truck collision

A Camden woman who died Tuesday night after she hit a 1990 Ford Pickup truck on Brewer Spring Road, Camden may have been on her cell phone, according to Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers.

May 24, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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