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. MES, formerly Midway High School, was built in 1923, and served the community as a high school until 1966. More than 200 people attended the celebration; some reunited with old friends and reminisced on their time at MES, some ...
It's official: South Carolina has lost its mind. Some state representatives want a school resource officer in every school, while others want to forgo gun permits. Sounds like a bad joke, right? For what reason, someone tell me, are people offended by a permit requirement? I surely want people to know how to shoot a gun properly and if something ever goes down, I absolutely want to know that the person who ...
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.
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.
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.
Two Kershaw County School District students were found smoking marijuana in the shower-area on their high school campus.
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).
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 ...
Last weekend I attended a cooperative (co-op) development workshop sponsored by the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) I was invited to.
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."
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking for a reportedly missing Australia woman who was supposed to be in Lugoff recently.
Some Kershaw County parents have expressed concern about whether a convicted sex offender is allowed on public school grounds.
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.
A man stole $1,700 from a West DeKalb Street department store's safe after threatening two employees with a knife.
Faith, strength, endurance and 122 pounds. That's what it took for Wateree and Bethune elementary school art teacher Renee Robinson to set the South Carolina state record for female bench press last fall. Last September, Robinson competed in her first raw "full-power" powerlifting competition in Rock Hill to benefit special needs children. Robinson set the state and national records for her 122-pound bench-press ...
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.
The Upton Trio turned itself into a foursome for its annual outreach program with the Kershaw County School District. The group will present its last performance of the program at 9:30 a.m. today at North Central High School.
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