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The beat goes on

Can you imagine a journey from Earth to Mars? What would it feel like, look like, or even sound like? Mary Lee Taylor-Kinosian, violinist with The Upton Trio, took a guess for the ensemble's 2012 education project: the History of America's Space Program. Taylor-Kinosian composed a 21-minute "multi-movement" chamber piece that embodied the journey of NASA's "Range Rover" from Earth to Mars.

April 23, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Miscellaneous


Morgan discusses KCSD 'areas of concern'

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan found three "areas of concern" that would affect plans for the 2012-2013 school year. Morgan discussed those concerns with the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees at its meeting Tuesday.

April 20, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Everyone's a winner at Special Olympics

Kershaw County's support of the Kershaw County Special Olympics is growing each year.

April 18, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Miscellaneous


Call these former Teachers of the Year 'Doctor'

Two former Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Teachers of the Year have added their names to a small list of classroom teachers that have obtained doctoral degrees. Dr. Holly Sullivan and Dr. Wendy Campbell earned Teacher of the Year (TOY) titles in the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 school years, respectively.

April 16, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Sad, but true, but changing

Earlier this week I said to my co-workers, "I don't know how people stay married for so long; I get tired of people after a few months." They laughed, I laughed; it's sad, but true.

April 13, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Dream wheels

A Kershaw County School District (KCSD) faculty member's classic car is getting a new shine at KCSD's Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC).

April 13, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Missouri-bound

Doby's Mill Elementary School's (DMES) Great Robots In Training (G.R.I.T.) and Shrimp are going to the First LEGO World Festival in St. Louis, Mo., April 25-28.

April 09, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


CAST continues mission against DUI

As of last spring, Kershaw County had the highest percentage of alcohol-related automobile fatalities in the state.

April 06, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


The human condition

Atheists have a new reason to say there's no such thing as "God" this week.

April 06, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Tech time

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) ninth-graders may be excited about getting iPads next year, but students in Melanee Harwell-Taylor's autistic students at Camden Elementary School are already seasoned iPad techies.

April 04, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Family and friends take the lead at Carolina Cup

The Carolina Cup is a tradition of sorts for many of its attendees, who numbered 65,000 Saturday. Colorful dresses, bow ties and the galloping of horses means spring has arrived. For many, the 80th annual Carolina Cup was their first experience of what Camden has to offer, for others, this year's Cup was another notch on their belt.

April 02, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Equine


CCTC to use L-EHS for night classes

Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) have negotiated the use of four Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) classrooms for night classes during the 2012-2013 school year.

March 30, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Big adventures, little dreams

I don't watch a lot of TV but every week or so I'll sit down and watch a drama-filled reality show with my sister or my mom. Last week, my sister and I were watching a show on Vh1 and my sister said, "I want to be best friends with ___." I thought it was funny and cute that my sister said that, because I think they could be great friends. A few days later, I walked into the den and my sister was watching the exact same show and said something similar: "I'm going to make ...

March 30, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Green thumbs at work

North Central High School (NCHS) received 50 Sawtooth Oak trees through a grant from the National Wildlife Federation this spring, providing an opportunity for students to dig in and learn.

March 28, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Governor’s school to honor Wood for support of arts in education

Dogs and horses brought Sylvia "Sibby" Upton Wood and her husband, Max, to Camden 43 years ago. They moved from St. Joseph, Mich., a rich arts community, to Camden, which Wood early on considered a town "void" of the performing arts.

March 26, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


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