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Godwin’s Carpet says good-bye after nearly 50 years

The long-time owners of Godwin's Carpet and Floor Covering will say good-bye to the floor repair business after almost 50 years of serving Kershaw County and surrounding areas. The family's business history begins after Cleatus Godwin married his wife, Bonnie, in 1950; the two met while attending Camden High School.

March 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Business


Midway celebrates 90th year

Lots of laughter and cheerful hearts graced the halls of Midway Elementary School (MES) Tuesday evening as the school celebrated its 90th anniversary with alumni and Kershaw County School District (KCSD) personnel.

March 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Not requiring gun permits is crazy

It's official: South Carolina has lost its mind.

March 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


KCSD may swap iPads for new device

After nearly one full school year of testing Apple's iPad 2 at the ninth-grade level, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) stakeholders are recommending a different device for next year's ninth and 10th graders.

March 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Matthews, sheriff’s association opposes SRO bill

A bill that would legally require every public school in South Carolina to have a school resource officer (SRO) has sheriff's offices across the state questioning how they might proceed with limited funding and personnel. That includes the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Sheriff Jim Matthews.

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


KCSD’s Hopkins is Sullivan Award winner

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Executive Director for K-12 Instruction Tim Hopkins is the latest recipient of Winthrop University's Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.

March 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Crime Report - March 6, 2013

Two Kershaw County School District students were found smoking marijuana in the shower-area on their high school campus.

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


ATEC offering honors medical course track

Students interested in the medical field now have the option of taking a series of four honors courses at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC).

March 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


State Superintendant Zais visits KCSD

Pine Tree Hill and Jackson elementary schools, along with the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) and North Central High School, received a very special visitor Feb. 22. That was the day Dr. Mick Zais, South Carolina's state superintendent of education toured the schools as part of a wider tour of schools across the state. Zais also spent time talking with the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Kevin Rhodes about school safety.

March 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


The world of Co-ops

Last weekend I attended a cooperative (co-op) development workshop sponsored by the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) I was invited to.

March 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Missionary takes Camden roots to Africa

Former Camden resident Ella Johnson-Williams was selected for the job of her dreams last fall. After one failed attempt and lots of uncertainty, Johnson-Williams went to the Mpologeni, Swaziland, in Africa, in October to act as a supervisor of a "soup kitchen."

February 27, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Camden


Crime Report - Feb. 27, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking for a reportedly missing Australia woman who was supposed to be in Lugoff recently.

February 27, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Can sex offenders be on school grounds?

Some Kershaw County parents have expressed concern about whether a convicted sex offender is allowed on public school grounds.

February 25, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


School board focuses on alt. ed. plan

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is working to change the way it approaches K-12 alternative education. In a continuous effort to increase graduation rates and help students succeed in life, district administrators and community members have come together to create an Alternative Education Plan to target students who do not learn well in the "typical" classroom setting.

February 22, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Crime Report - Feb. 20, 2013

A man stole $1,700 from a West DeKalb Street department store's safe after threatening two employees with a knife.

February 20, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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