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Faith, strength, endurance and 122 pounds.

February 20, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD about to go through self-assessment

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.

February 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Time will tell if drink makes the mark

Maker's Mark fans may not need to order their drinks on the rocks anymore.

February 15, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Grant charged in Swainson kidnapping

The Richland County Sheriff Office (RCSO) charged an Elgin man with the kidnapping of a Columbia teen on Friday.

February 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD’s Long is SCASA president

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.

February 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD to offer GED transition program

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.

February 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Ending Saturday postal delivery

Is no mail on Saturday enough to save the United States Postal Service (USPS)?

February 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


CHS students are ‘Upward Bound’

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.

February 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Crime Report - Feb. 6, 2013

A K-9 helped Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy catch a man who attempted to flee from a drunk driving incident early Sunday morning.

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


JES students, staff lead the way

A teacher's responsibility doesn't end with state-mandated curriculum. Character, morals, positive behavior and leadership skills are also key aspects of developing well-rounded and responsible adults. To better influence every area of their student's lives, Jackson Elementary School (JES) faculty and staff members have implemented The Leader in Me, a program developed by the late Stephen Covey, author of "7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

February 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


On becoming an amateur yogi

One of my new goals in life is to become an amateur yogi.

February 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


KCSD’s Wilson part of education funding reform effort

For years, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson has said the way the state of South Carolina funds its public schools isn't working. Now, he's among a group of representatives from 16 school districts that has developed the S.C. Jobs, Education and Tax (SCJET) Act of 2013. It's an effort, Wilson said, to restructure education funding once again.

January 30, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Crime Report - Jan. 30, 2013

An 86-year-old Camden man is accused of stealing an estimated $15,000 of home furnishings from a home in probate located on Fair Street in Camden.

January 30, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD crafting budget amidst ‘uncertainties’

As the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) begins to prepare for crafting its 2013-2014 budget, the board will take a hard look at the legislation and funding mechanisms that will affect its budget.

January 28, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Enough about Beyonce

I'm not a Beyonce-hater … but I'm tired of Beyonce. I think she is a great performer and singer and I love some Destiny's Child, but I'm over her.

January 25, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


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