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Order in the class

Sixth-graders in Kershaw County's Special Educational Activities Geared for Unique Learning (SEAGUL) program got the opportunity to witness a mock trial put on by local members of South Carolina's judicial system.

February 03, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


CSI: PTHS

Fingerprints were lifted, DNA extracted and matched, blood tested at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS).

January 30, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Chamber in the black so far in FY 2012

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce earned income of more than $18,000 for the first half of its 2011-2012 fiscal year.

January 27, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Business


The cold, hard food facts

Do you want the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help your … health?

January 27, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


A new role

Few chairmen have had to confront the issues Joseph Dorton Jr. did in his three years as chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The now former chairman has spent the past nine years helping shape the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

January 25, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


The layers of MLK legacy

Camden Military Academy's (CMA) Martin Luther King Jr. Day program on Monday was short, sweet and definitely worthwhile. CMA's website says, "Education is a process of growth that develops the whole man -- mentally, physically, and morally. It is more than learning and retaining a mass of facts and figures." The goal is to take boys and create well-rounded and respectable men who are responsible for themselves, their families, and their community through skills learned at the academy. The idea of developing the whole self is a conversation that people don't have enough. Teachers and administrators do a ...

January 20, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Bad news from the top

The Kershaw County School Board of Trustees discussed two "discouraging" proposals Tuesday night made by State Superintendent Mick Zais and Gov. Nikki Haley.

January 20, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


School board looks at finances

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson said "things are looking a little bit better." Wilson made the comment while presenting financial information from last November to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Tuesday. Normally, November's financials would have been discussed during the board's December financial/facilities meeting.

January 13, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Camden native debuts first book

By the time Kami Kinard learned how to read she knew that she wanted to be a writer.

January 13, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Localife


Extracurricular programs help shape lives

In celebration of 100 years of shaping the lives of young women, Girl Scouts will reveal a new smile-shaped confection. The powdered sugar-dusted lemon cookie, called "Savannah Smile," honors Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low's birthplace of Savannah, Ga.

January 13, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Jones to lead school board

(The online version of this story has been corrected to accurately reflect that former school board chairman Joey Dorton did not resign from that position, but chose not to be reelected. The C-I regrets the error.)

January 11, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Funderburk: education needs to be 'economic issue'

Fewer than 30 percent of South Carolina citizens over the age of 25 have earned a bachelor's degree, said Rep. Laurie Funderburk Wednesday at The ALPHA Center during its annual Legislative Briefing luncheon.

January 06, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Politics


There's more to life...

Mrs. Margaret, our accountant, and I were discussing where the year had gone last week and we agreed that things just move so fast these days that we don't take the time to appreciate what matters anymore.

January 06, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Chamber launches interactive website

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce launched an interactive website in December to digitally promote a newly updated community map.

January 02, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Business


Have your say on No Child Left Behind

Even without knowing the intricate details of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), many have come across a teacher or two who says that their creativity and long-term effectiveness in the classroom has become limited since the implementation of NCLB. Consequently, it is honorable that the state of South Carolina has been motivated to submit a request for flexibility in NCLB requirements early next year and requests the input of the "community" of South Carolina.

December 30, 2011 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


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