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School district working to improve SAT, ACT scores

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is working on a new way to increase SAT and ACT scores.

November 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Cassatt mail carrier, firefighter dies in vehicle accident

A Cassatt mail carrier and volunteer firefighter died Wednesday morning after she ran off the road and into a concrete statue. Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers identified the victim as Erica Broughton, 26, of Cassatt.

November 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


A friend's decision

One of my best friends from college told me this week that she is planning to deliver her baby, due around March, naturally.

November 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Rhodes receives Leonard Price Award from KCSF

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) honored Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Safe School Healthy Students (SSHS) Director Kevin Rhodes as its 2013 Leonard Price Award winner.

November 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Outdoor classroom unveiling caps MES’ 90th birthday

Midway Elementary School (MES) completed its 90th birthday celebration Saturday with the unveiling of a new outdoor classroom.

November 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Crime Report - Nov. 6, 2013

A Lugoff woman told Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies she was abducted from her home and raped.

November 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Couple jailed for 20 years for child abuse

A Lugoff couple will spend the next 20 years in jail after entering a special plea in connection with charges they severely abused a 4-year-old girl.

November 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


CLC takes on new role with ‘mindfulness training’

Around 12:20 p.m. Thursday at the Continuous Learning Center (CLC), you wouldn't have found students staring dully at a Smartboard or texting under their desk in class.

November 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Motel manager, residents arrested on drug charges

The manager of a Camden motel is among six people the Camden Police Department (CPD) served warrants for drug distribution. The manager and five others are all residents of the Mona Lisa Motel on West DeKalb Street, according to Chief Joe Floyd. According to CPD reports, officers served motel manager Felicia Renee Johnson, 34, who also lives at the motel, with three warrants for drug distribution in proximity of a school. Officers served the other five residents with warrants for drug distribution.

November 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Ernst pleads guilty to CDV

Former Elgin Town Councilman Norman "Bubba" Ernst pled guilty in early October to two counts of criminal domestic violence (CDV) charges filed against him in March of this year. The Chronicle-Independent learned of the plea earlier this week.

November 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


The wisdom of yoga

I've learned a lot during my yoga teacher training this year. Going into my last month of the training, I realize that there is so much wisdom in the practice of yoga. Even if we are established in or have roots in another religion or spiritual practice, yoga has a lot to offer most people, because of its mindfulness aspect, even if the physical practice isn't your thing.

November 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Patrols out Thursday night for Halloween safety

Kershaw County law enforcement will help make Thursday night a Happy Halloween for everyone. The Camden Police Department (CPD), Elgin Police Department (EPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office will all have officers and deputies patrolling neighborhoods to ensure the safety of trick-or-treaters from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

October 30, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 30, 2013

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an 18-year-old man after finding him fully clothed in a pool at a Guion Road, Lugoff, home.

October 30, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Phase 2 meetings continue at NCHS

There is only one more Facilities Equalization Phase 2 meeting before Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan presents feedback to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The most recent of the Phase 2 public meetings took place Tuesday night at North Central High School (NCHS).

October 28, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSO seek three for L-EMS vandalism

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of three men, possibly teenagers, caught on surveillance video breaking the windows of a Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) activity bus early Sunday morning. The trio is also suspected of vandalizing Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS).

October 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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