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 ...
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is set to undergo a nine-month "self-assessment" process that will better prepare it for a three-day, peer-reviewed accreditation this fall. The district will be accredited by AdvancED, formed in 2006 through the consolidation of the widely-recognized Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. AdvancED requires the self-evaluation prior to the accreditation process. <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: ...
Maker's Mark fans may not need to order their drinks on the rocks anymore.
The Richland County Sheriff Office (RCSO) charged an Elgin man with the kidnapping of a Columbia teen on Friday.
Thirty-six years of experience in South Carolina's education system has led Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Dr. Connie Long to the role of president of one of the largest professional organizations for educators in South Carolina. Long is currently president of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA). SCASA is made up of administrators across the state. SCASA is an advocacy group that looks at ...
A new pilot program may help students who are behind in earning high school credits pursue a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). The program is the result of a team-up between the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Continuous Learning Center (CLC) and the district's Adult Education program.
Is no mail on Saturday enough to save the United States Postal Service (USPS)?
Thanks to a new partnership with Benedict College, Camden High School (CHS) students are creating a successful foundation for their college career. CHS recently became affiliated with Benedict's Upward Bound program which, according to its website, is committed to fostering the necessary academic and social skills to prepare students to compete in a global society.
I walked into my room the other day and some horror movie music should have started playing, because it was a nightmare in the 29223 zip code. After standing in the doorway looking at all of my stuff, I made it my mission to get rid of everything I don't need, properly store what I'm not using and better organize everything that I use on a daily basis. I don't know too much about ...
Sheriff Jim Matthew became the first Kershaw County law enforcement officer to receive the Strom Thurmond Excellence in Law Enforcement Award. Matthews received the 2013 Thurmond award during a luncheon Tuesday at Fort Jackson. There are four Thurmond excellence awards, one each for municipal, county, state and federal law officers. Matthews received the county-level award.
Law enforcement located a missing Camden woman in Florence County early Thursday.
For the past several weeks, the Chronicle-Independent has been unable to publish Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) incident reports due to the implementation of a new incident report database called InterAct Online. The C-I has not yet been provided access to the new database as it had with the KCSO's previous system.
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