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Life at the villa

The historic Greenleaf Villa has new tenants.

March 02, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Business


Black History Month: The Drakefords

On June 15, 1929, an African-American man by the name of Washington Drakeford died while sitting in a chair in his home, just 15 miles north of Camden.

February 29, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Miscellaneous


Take the plunge and make a difference

A line in the Clarence Page column the Chronicle-Independent ran on Monday reminded me of several conversations I had in 2011.

February 24, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Incoming 9th-graders to get iPads

All incoming ninth-graders for the 2012-2013 school year will receive Apple iPad 2s. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted unanimously for that to happen as part of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) ongoing i-Can program. The board estimates spending $1.37 million for 1,918 iPad units along with 821 laptops, pay for 15 technicians and one-time costs to improve bandwidth and wireless access at all three of the district's highs schools and ATEC.

February 24, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Chamber may endorse state 'competitiveness agenda'

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce President Otis Rawl asked the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce (KCCC) to endorse the state's 2012 Competiveness Agenda Thursday.

February 22, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Business


A painful lesson

Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate Chad Radvansky died of severe head injuries after his one-car accident on U.S. 76 in Marion in 2003.

February 22, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Doby's Mill robotics team heads to First Lego League

Doby's Mill Elementary School's (DMES) Shrimp and G.R.I.T. is going to the First Lego League (FLL) state competition this weekend. DMES started its first robotics team in 2002. This year's team is called G.R.I.T, Great Robots In Training, and is made up of six fifth-graders. They must complete an application and show aptitude in six areas during tryouts before they can secure a spot on the team.

February 20, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Don’t be ‘that’ person; make a difference

Doing the research for my column on voting statistics encouraged me not to be that person. You know -- that person who complains but doesn't do anything to help the cause. As I get older and gain more life experience, I find that it is really important to get interested in life, not on the surface but really dig deep into how the world is changing socially, culturally, fiscally.

February 17, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Old CMS to be razed

The buildings that housed the former Camden Middle School (CMS) on Laurens Street could be torn down in the near future. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees looked at the possibility as Finance/ Facilities Chair Matt Irick presented an update on the former school at the full board's Feb. 7 meeting.

February 17, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Community service leaders

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) honored Dr. Alice Brooks with the Jake Watson Award during its banquet Feb. 9.

February 17, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Miscellaneous


KCSD budget survey results in

The results of the Kershaw County School District's budget survey were revealed Tuesday night. There were 1,380 participants in the survey, which was available on the district's website from Jan. 13 to Feb. 3.

February 10, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Keeping our children safe

One of the most memorable scenes from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was an episode where Oprah sent a seemingly "nice" man who needed help finding his puppy to lure kids away from a playground where their parents were watching them.

February 10, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


ALPHA Center helps kick off youth arbitration program

It takes "a true collaborative effort to raise a village," 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson said Thursday as his office and the ALPHA Center kicked off Kershaw County's new Community Youth Arbitration Program. The program will keep first-time, non-violent juvenile offenders from immediately entering the formal justice system.

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


Voting is your right, your responsibility

Jim Rex won the statewide election for superintendent of education in 2006 by 455 votes.

February 03, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Camden Archives receives donation

The Horton Association donated a $1,314 memorial to Friends of the Archives in memory of Luther Garland Horton Jr.

February 03, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Localife


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