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. <p ...
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. KCSD's Adult Education and Title One Division and Kershaw County's ACT Work Ready Community department worked together to create a three- hour class, two mornings each week for eight weeks to improve family literacy and help parents increase their employability skills. Class curriculum included family ...
More than 70 adult students received their GEDs or high school diplomas from the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Adult Education program this year.
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. ...
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.
One of the neat things about being a reporter is all the inside scoops you get.
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.
The Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) presented five awards to community members at Camden City Council's meeting Tuesday night. Mayor Tony Scully helped present awards to John and Priscilla Hagins, winners of the Community Impact award; Jim and Brenda Melton, who received the Renovation to a Non-Designated Historical Property award; Rob Sheorn, Preservation Trade award winner; Davie Beard, honored with the Lucille Hallman Heritage ...
Two men posing as cable company employees robbed a home on Thorton Drive in Elgin at gunpoint May 22.
Midway Elementary School (MES) students are already thinking about their future careers.
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.
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.
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.
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. Carolyn Morrison, 57, of Camden, died around 10 p.m. after she drove her moped left of center and hit the truck. Fellers said Morrison may have been in the process of using her phone at the time of ...
I'm planning my first trip to New York in June and I am so excited!
A blog I follow posted a piece last year about Christmas traditions. The woman who writes the blog is newly married and wanted to start some holiday traditions with her husband and carry them on if they should ever have children.
Two members of the school improvement council (SIC) at Camden Middle School (CMS) say they are satisfied with the way school administrators handled an incident Tuesday morning involving a 13-year-old student bringing a gun and box cutter on campus. Camden's police chief also praised administrators, saying their choices made it possible for the Camden Police Department (CPD) to complete its investigation.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received an unmodified opinion on its Fiscal Year 2012-13 audit.
"See You at the Pole," Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) third-grader Jacob Harris told fellow students Nov. 26 on his way to leading a time of prayer for Thanksgiving. Students used the time to say what they are thankful as Jacob led the 10-minute session, something he also did in 2012.
The Camden Police Department (CPD) detained a 13-year-old Camden Middle School (CMS) student after he brought a .38 Smith & Wesson gun and a box cutter to campus Tuesday.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce's board of directors voted unanimously to adopt the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce's (SCCC) 2014 Competitiveness Agenda at its November 12 meeting.
With help from its bloodhound tracking team, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two east Camden teenagers on burglary charges Monday. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said both boys are 16 years old.
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