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KCBST to elect chairman, officers at morning meeting

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will elect its chairman, vice chairman and chaplain during a special organizational meeting at 10 a.m. today. The board usually meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, but -- in accordance with state law -- holds a daytime meeting at the beginning of the year to take care of such business.

January 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


L-EHS students raise $17,000

Surrounded by dozens of wrapped presents, a Harley-style Santa sat on his motorcycle waving to students, as they filed into the gym for the annual Holiday Hopes assembly on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The students at Lugoff Elgin High School and select classes from West Wateree elementary schools gathered to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season.

December 26, 2017 | | Education


Blaney Teacher of the Year

Blaney Elementary School (BES) students celebrated its new Teacher of the Year and Arbor Day.

December 26, 2017 | | Education


Lugoff student named to Brenau Dean’s List

Gabriel Nakia Logan, of Lugoff, was named to Brenau University's Merit List for the spring 2017 semester. Logan is a class of 2021 student majoring in biology.

December 26, 2017 | | Education


New CCTC nearly complete

There was still a lot of work going on Monday -- and more work to be done during the coming weeks -- but Central Carolina Technical College's (CCTC) new home in Kershaw County, across from where construction of the new Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) is underway, will be ready for classes to begin Jan. 16.

December 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Lugoff native graduates with honors from FMU

For the past three and half years, there's been one constant at the Francis Marion University student newspaper The Patriot: Rachel Ankers.

December 22, 2017 | | Education


‘Let’s get started’

More than 30 officials actively participated Friday morning in a "golden shovel" groundbreaking for the new Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) on the joint Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC)/Kershaw County Economic Development campus near I-20 Exit 98 in Camden.

December 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


A ‘Grace’-ful collection

For the fourth year, Grace Episcopal Church Sunday School youth collected bags of non-perishable items for CCM Food Ministries. Youth distributed 128 bags and -- on Sunday, Dec. 10 -- picked up 101 bags and delivered them to CCM. Youth who participated included (first row, from left) Lillian Chmiel, Mac Long, James Burns, Vivian Kinard, Emily Boyles, Lizzie Conder, Nate Roberts, Sophia Roberts, Crickette Cmiel, (back row, starting near center) Holden Brunson, Avery Brunson, Lizzie Long and Julie McKelvey.

December 19, 2017 | | Education


Colleges graduate local students

Four Kershaw County students recently graduated from Coastal Carolina University.

December 19, 2017 | | Education


Ad hoc committee comes up with growth formula

One of three preliminary agreements proposed Monday night among members of the joint Kershaw County Council and Kershaw County Board of School Trustees growth/school resource officer (SRO) ad hoc committee is a growth-related funding formula. Trustee Todd McDonald, who co-chairs the ad hoc committee along with County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr., made the announcement near the end of Tuesday night's school board meeting. The committee is made up of three trustees, three councilmen and several independent members.

December 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Beyond the referendum

A group of people are raising money for additional improvements to Camden High School's (CHS) Zemp Stadium beyond what the November 2016 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) construction referendum will cover.

December 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Dec. 19 will be half day for KCSD students

The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.

December 12, 2017 | | Education


Generous spirit

Camden High's Beta Club, Spirit Club and the Varsity Girls' Basketball team co-sponsored Toys for Tots this year. Thank you to all students and staff who contributed new toys. Girls' basketball collected contributions at home basketball games which were used to purchase more toys. Toys for Tots is a national program sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps. Pictured are members of the CHS Beta Club and the Spirit Club. Shown here (front row from left) are Sarah Heming, Katharine Coplin, Chase McKoy; (middle wow, from left)Thedus McCaskill, Kate Jones, Kinsley Dent, Abby Irick, Nick Marzullo;(back row ...

December 12, 2017 | | Education


Holiday singers

The Doby's Mill Elementary Choraliers, comprised of 4th and 5th grade students, and led by music teacher, Helen Walker, kicked off the holiday season with two performances: The Elgin Tree Lighting and The Catfish Stomp Parade. They also look forward to performing at the Fine Arts Center's Multicultural Festival of Trees, their school's WInter Arts Concert, Morningside Nursing Home, and the Lights of Lugoff Parade.

December 08, 2017 | | Education


Never forget

Ten-year-old Melissa Wyatt went on vacation with her family while they were stationed in Germany. One of the stops changed the little girl's life: Dachau.

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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School board meets again tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet again tonight, one week after its annual daytime organizational meeting where the Rev. Dr. James P ...

January 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Art and Geometry

Recently Pam Horton's Honors Geometry classes had two special guests: Mrs. Donna Royson and Ms.Cindy Bundrick. These ladies helped students make a real-life ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Area students achieve academic honors

Southern Wesleyan University announced dean's list for the fall 2017 semester. The following students earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher on all ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


KCSD teacher career fair scheduled for Jan. 27

Kershaw County School District will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair for certified teacher applicants on Jan. 27, 2018, at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School from 8 ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


L-EMS named to 2018 SC-SIC Honor Roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School's (L-EMS) School Improvement Council (SIC) is one of 19 from public schools in the state to be named to the S ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Smith, Halley are school board chair, vice chair

The Rev. Dr. James P. Smith is the new chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. Trustee Ron Blackmon, in his last act ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


DMES’ Catoe becomes state early learning/literacy director

Ginger Catoe is leaving her position as principal at Doby's Mill Elementary School to become the S.C. Department of Education's director of ...

January 12, 2018 | | Education


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