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Crime Report - Oct. 23, 2013

Two teenage girls, 13 and 15, claim they were held against their will at a friend's house in Elgin, forced to wear a mask over their eyes and drink something that "drugged" them.

October 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


DMES is a National School of Character

Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) is one of three South Carolina National School of Character (NSOC) so designated this year.

October 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


50 For a Friend

Dr. Lisa Holland, the daughter of the late Sen. Donald H. Holland, is teaming up with Kershaw County's Family Resource Center (FRC) to sponsor a memorial benefit called "50 For a Friend."

October 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Miscellaneous


‘I Love Lucy’ Day

"I Love Lucy" Day was this week and I have to admit that "I Love Lucy" is, hands-down, my favorite TV show.

October 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Crime Report - Oct. 16, 2013

An elderly Camden woman scammed out of $18,000 recently is not the first victim of a new phone scam in the area. Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd said scams and/or attempted phone scams happen at least once a week and are underreported.

October 16, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Both sides wrong in SUV vs. motorcycle incident

The story about the New York motorcyclists and the man in the vehicle with his wife and his child is another sad story and example of a lack of respect for our fellow humans. A man driving a SUV was attacked by a group of motorcyclists after the man bumped into one motorcyclist and ran over another, leaving the second paralyzed, according to media reports.

October 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Carolyn T. Boykin

Funeral service for Carolyn Thompson "Cricket" Boykin, 63, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

October 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Obituaries


KCSD recommended for AdvancEd accreditation

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received a recommendation for accreditation following a three-day long external review by AdvancEd earlier this week.

October 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


KCSD considers new athlete concussion policy

Fifteen Kershaw County School District (KCSD) athletes have had confirmed concussion so far this school year -- 13 at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) and two at North Central High School (NCHS). No Camden High School students have endured head injuries. At NCHS, one student was a volleyball player and the other was a football player. Ten of the L-EHS athletes were football players; the other three included a volleyball player, cheerleader and a student in a physical education class. All team sports injuries happened at an official game, according to the district.

October 09, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Crime Report - Oct. 9, 2013

A man impersonating a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy allegedly handcuffed a Camden woman and told her take off her clothes.

October 09, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


DMES’ Beau Tie Club teaches positive behaviors

Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) not only produces students with brains, but now it's sending some students to middle school with dashing good looks as well.

October 07, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Standing at the sorority house door

Students at the University of Alabama (UA) demonstrated recently for the end of segregated sororities at the school. Several hundred students rallying to integrate the Pan-Hellenic Council (PHC) at the school held a sign alluding to Gov. George Wallace's "Stand at the Schoolhouse Door." Fifty years ago, in 1963, Wallace led a protest for continued segregation, as UA had just let its first two black students enroll and attend classes.

October 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


KCSD closer to 100 percent graduation rate

Graduation rates in Kershaw County rose 1.6 percent last year pushing the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) closer to its goal of a 100 percent graduation rate. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees learned the news at its meeting Tuesday night.

October 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


Crime Report - Oct. 2, 2013

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies handled several marijuana cases recently

October 02, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD creates Phase 2 Web page

Kershaw County citizens interested in Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) Phase 2 plans for the its Facility Equalization Plan (FEP) can now find all relevant information about the proposed changes on the district's website.

October 02, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Education


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