Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will consider naming the Camden High School (CHS) softball field in honor of the late Marcus D. Warren. The softball field is located adjacent to Legion Field, which the district acquired as part of a property swap with the city of Camden in exchange for the former CHS tennis courts. The courts will become part of the city's new tennis complex.
A parade of students, teachers and parents (first picture) turn into Stephanie's Preschool Blessings and Afterschool Care Center on Mill Street on the morning of March 23. The students dressed up as characters from books they've read recently, including The Hungry Caterpillar, The Cat in the Hat and Caps for Sale. Kershaw County Library Bookmobile Librarian Jennifer Kelley (second photo, left) served as the parade's grand marshal, driven by new Camden Police Department COPS Officer Karen Devors.
Lugoff-Elgin High School Be A Fan Club members celebrate being recognized by Special Olympics South Carolina for their efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities. The school received its official banner Unified Champion School Award this month and is one of only eight SC schools to be honored. Be A Fan Club sponsors are Kathy Ross, Diana Curtis and Libby Martin.
At its March 21 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees adopted a resolution to support shopping locally and to encourage its employees to do the same. The resolution states that dollars spent in Kershaw County support the local economy and provide funding for schools and that the one-cent sales tax that was approved by voters in November will provide additional funds for improved school facilities. In this photo, school board members look on as School Board Chairman Ron Blackmon signs the resolution. Pictured from left, front row: School Board Chaplain Shirley Halley, Blackmon and School Board Vice Chairman ...
Thanks to a change in building materials, it may cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) approximately $3.5 million less to build three new elementary schools. However, the district's project consultant told school board trustees at their March 21 meeting that doesn't mean the district will have $3.5 million left over when the referenda-approved projects are completed.
The North Central High School JROTC is conducting a Service Learning Project to support the veterans at the VA Dorn Hospital by collecting items the veterans need. The collecting of items started March 20 and will conclude April 7. several collection points have been established to make it easy for anyone to donate. Once the items are collected then a date will be coordinated with VA Dorn Hospital of when to deliver what was collected.