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School board hears Phase 2 feedback

So what do people think of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed Phase 2 of its Facilities Equalization Plan (FEP)? The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees found out at its Dec. 17 meeting as the board heard some of that feedback.

December 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


School board focuses on Common Core standards

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan presented the pros, cons, myths and concerns about the Common Core standards to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees at their meeting Tuesday night. Morgan made the presentation in response to a request by Trustee Don Copley. At a previous meeting, Copley said there has been a lot of contradictory information and mixed reaction to the standards.

December 20, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


‘What kind of experience…?’

Today is my last day at the Chronicle-Independent, but surely just the beginning of my exploration into the wonderful world of traditional and new media forms. Instead of a good-bye or reflection of my time in Kershaw County, I wanted to leave you with parts of three of my journal entries from a few weeks ago. Thanks to everyone I've worked with throughout the last two years; I've surely enjoyed Kershaw County and I'm sure I will see many of you again in the future.

December 20, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Crime Report - Dec. 18, 2013

A Camden woman alleges that a man sexually assaulted her while at her husband's place of business on Knights Hill Road.

December 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Clearing the clutter at year’s end

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 feng shui, but I'm pretty sure the concept is accurate. I couldn't remember the last time I'd opened my blinds ...

December 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Matthews receives Thurmond excellence award

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.

December 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Missing Camden woman found

Law enforcement located a missing Camden woman in Florence County early Thursday.

December 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 11, 2013

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.

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


CMS is ‘safe and positive place for our students’

Two members of the school improvement council (SIC) at Camden Middle School (CMS) say they are satisfied with the way school administrators handled an incident Tuesday morning involving a 13-year-old student bringing a gun and box cutter on campus. Camden's police chief also praised administrators, saying their choices made it possible for the Camden Police Department (CPD) to complete its investigation.

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


KCSD receives ‘unmodified’ opinion on audit

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received an unmodified opinion on its Fiscal Year 2012-13 audit.

December 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


‘Tis the season of lots to do

A blog I follow posted a piece last year about Christmas traditions. The woman who writes the blog is newly married and wanted to start some holiday traditions with her husband and carry them on if they should ever have children.

December 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


PTHS students go to the pole

"See You at the Pole," Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) third-grader Jacob Harris told fellow students Nov. 26 on his way to leading a time of prayer for Thanksgiving. Students used the time to say what they are thankful as Jacob led the 10-minute session, something he also did in 2012.

December 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Student brings gun to CMS

The Camden Police Department (CPD) detained a 13-year-old Camden Middle School (CMS) student after he brought a .38 Smith & Wesson gun and a box cutter to campus Tuesday.

December 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KC chamber adopts state chamber agenda

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce's board of directors voted unanimously to adopt the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce's (SCCC) 2014 Competitiveness Agenda at its November 12 meeting.

December 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Business


Crime Report - Dec. 4, 2013

With help from its bloodhound tracking team, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two east Camden teenagers on burglary charges Monday. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said both boys are 16 years old.

December 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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