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Preliminary KCSD budget begins 'healing process'

Things are looking up for the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) new budget. KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan presented the $65.4 million preliminary 2012-2013 budget at Tuesday's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting.

March 23, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


More questions than answers

Shoot first; ask questions later. That seems to be the "Understanding Laws for Dummies" definition of Florida's Stand Your Ground law passed in 2005.

March 23, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


L-EHS mourns loss of student

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) held a moment of silence Monday in memory of a 16-year-old female student who committed suicide Friday. L-EHS offered counseling assistance to both students and staff.

March 21, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


'Insufficient evidence' in Title IX allegations

"Insufficient evidence." That's the word from a federal civil rights office regarding Title IX federal funding allegations against Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS). Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, forbids sex discrimination in any activity receiving financial federal assistance.

March 21, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


CMS students to compete in regional science fair

Thirty-seven students from Camden Middle School (CMS) will compete Friday in a regional science fair at the University of South Carolina (USC).

March 19, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Chamber approves competitiveness agenda

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce unanimously approved the S.C. Chamber of Commerce's 2012 Competitiveness Agenda. The competitiveness agenda is a grassroots effort crafted to reflect the concerns of local chambers' legislative priorities.

March 19, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Business


Banding together

Administration and faculty at North Central High School (NCHS) are emphasizing the "power of the bystander" in a school-wide effort to stand up to bullying.

March 16, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Farewell to Briannica in print

The print edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica has been killed, and our beloved Wikipedia is said to have done the crime.

March 16, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


L-EHS percussion ensemble performs at national festival

When Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) started its percussion ensemble four years ago, L-EHS Band Director Glenn Price said he wanted to go to a national festival.

March 14, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


A sad state of affairs

Some might call Rush Limbaugh the "slut" after his mediocre apology to keep advertisers in bed with him after the Sandra Fluke debacle. Eight of his sponsors have walked out the door unsatisfied with the conservative talk show host's remarks.

March 09, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


ATEC students attend health occupations conference

What better way to show employers you're serious about your future career than winning a first-place prize in a state competition?

March 09, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Studies: smaller classes don't increase achievement

Smaller class sizes are not proven to increase academic achievement; socio-economic standing is the more important factor, according to several studies conducted on the effects of school size in South Carolina.

March 09, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


'Oh, What a Night'

He starts with the eyes. Then the nose. He does some shadowing, and finishes with the lips, hair and neck.

March 07, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Schools offer breakfast to go

Diane Disher and Terri Sheppard enter the hallway with their metal breakfast carts; Sheppard goes to the end of the hallway and Disher remains at the entrance. Each woman unzips a cooler and grabs her notebook just a minute before sixth-graders at Leslie M. Stover Middle School pour out of their classrooms and fill the hallway with laughter and middle-school banter. The line moves quickly as students grab milk or juice and a breakfast sandwich. They give Disher and Sheppard their lunch numbers and they sit down along the wall of the hallway or head back into their classroom to ...

March 05, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Wilkes tapped for SCAAA Hall of Fame

After graduating from Camden High School, Barbara Wilkes said there were two things she absolutely did not want to do: 1) be a nurse and 2) be a teacher.

March 02, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


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