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The height of manners

How to seat a lady. How to be seated by a man. Which fork to use for the salad. What signals you're done with a meal versus just excusing yourself for a moment. Unbutton your jacket before you sit; button it when you get up.

January 21, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board to hold preliminary budget discussion

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and CFO Donnie Wilson will lead a preliminary discussion of the district's 2015-2016 budget at a Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting set for Tuesday evening.

January 19, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Hall Named to Dean’s List

Trevon Hall of Bethune has been named to Eastern New Mexico University's Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester.

January 16, 2015 | | Education


New school board trustees sworn in

The school board's annual organizational meeting Jan. 13 began with the swearing in of new trustees and officers. Trustee Ron Blackmon is the board's new chairman. Trustee Mara Jones chose not to seek reelection for the lead role and nominated Blackmon in her place.

January 16, 2015 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Bethune power outage causes schools to combine

The town of Bethune and Bethune Elementary School (BES) suffered a power outage Jan. 8.

January 12, 2015 | Simone T. Owens | Education


School district mourns loss of former special needs director

The county is mourning the loss of beloved Kershaw County School District (KCSD) special education educator and district director Deborah "Debi" Hardin Davis who passed away Tuesday after a year and half battle with cancer.

January 09, 2015 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Montessori conversion to charter school delayed

Plans to convert the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) on Battleship Road are being delayed a year, according to Headmaster Dr. John Moncure. In November, Moncure confirmed plans for a bid to pursue charter school status with the intent of becoming one in August. Plans to do so have now been pushed back to August 2016.

January 07, 2015 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Jingle Bell Run proceeds benefit local schools

Once again, the proceeds of the local Jingle Bell Run are being used to benefit local schools. Now in its seventh year, the 5K run/walk sponsored by the Fitness Zone took place Dec. 5. This year, five Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools are receiving $1,500 to be used for health and physical education projects.

December 24, 2014 | | Education


L-EHS Drama Dept. showcases student work

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) drama students recently portrayed the perils, joys and everyday challenges of high school life in their winter production. The play consisted of a series of monologues, written by L-EHS Drama III students, dealing with issues such as pregnancy, parent's divorce, social media mishaps, relationship issues and navigating friendships. The play followed a group of students through their senior year in high school.

December 22, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Education


Gary is KCSD Food Service Employee of the Month

Twenty-four years ago, Brenda Gary began working at Camden High School as a food service employee within the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). Gary worked at Camden High until last year when officials determined help was needed at Leslie M. Stover Middle School's cafeteria in Elgin.

December 22, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


KCSD receives two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is the only South Carolina school district to receive not just one, but two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants for 2015. Partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Jackson School and Pine Tree Hill Elementary School will house afterschool academic assistance programs.

December 19, 2014 | | Education


CHS raises funds for PAALS

Camden High School's (CHS) National Honor Society (NHS) presented Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) with a $3,000 check Tuesday. The money is going to a program called Rob's Best Friend Fund; a ceremony marking the donation took place in the CHS media center.

December 19, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Brandi Patterson of Elgin named Barker Scholar

Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.

December 17, 2014 | | Education


Jackson’s Goodwin is KCRC Reading Administrator of the Year

The Kershaw County Reading Council's (KCRC) Administrator of the Year is doing everything she can to make sure students are reading at least at grade level. The KCRC named Jackson Elementary School Principal Matia Goodwin as its Reading Administrator of the Year at its annual recognition program Dec. 8.

December 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Education


Arbor Day at Doby's Mill

On December 5, students at Doby's Mill Elementary school participated in Kershaw County's Soil and Water Conservation District's celebration of Arbor Day. Donna Douglas explained when Arbor Day is recognized. "Arbor Day is the first Friday in December, that is when we celebrate it in South Carolina because that is the best time to plant. It's celebrated at different times in different states," Douglas explained. Students participated in an assembly honoring Arbor Day and performed skits and songs in honor of Arbor Day. "Every year the conservation district chooses a school to participate in Arbor Day ...

December 15, 2014 | | Education


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MSC applies to become charter school for 2016-17

Monday, the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) submitted an application to become a public charter school for the 2016-17 school year. If approved, there will be no charge for tuition for kindergarten and above, according to a press release issued Tuesday. Parents of children ages 3 and 4 will pay an instructional fee.

June 03, 2015 | | Education


CMS reports third quarter honor rolls

Camden Middle School recently reported its third quarter Honor Rolls.

June 03, 2015 | | Education


A year-end honor for ‘unending support’

June 03, 2015 | | Education


McLester Scholarship Winners

This year's recipients of Thomas E. McLester Scholarships are (from left) Gabrielle Faith Mills, a recent Camden High School (CHS) graduate; Alonzo Darius Myers, who recently graduated from North Central High School; and LaNasa Anniyah Clarkson, also a recent CHS graduate. Each received a $1,000 scholarship certificate of award May 17, presented by Mrs. Amy J. McLester and the Rev. Ellis White Jr., pastor, Camden First United Methodist Church. Gabrielle, the daughter of Bruce and Lisa Mills, plans to attend the College of Charleston, with plans to study exercise science and become a physical therapist. Alonzo, the son ...

June 03, 2015 | | Education


All-County Academic Teams: 20 Years

In 1996, Wendy Pearson Brinley became the first of three siblings to be named to the Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team. In the nearly 20 years since, Wendy spent time studying abroad, acting, training, working in a U.S. District Court and, now, as a stay-at-home mom in Knoxville, Tenn.

June 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board holds budget public hearing Tuesday

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hold a public hearing Tuesday on the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 budget. Tuesday's meeting marks a return to the board's regular schedule of holding meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. In May, the board met on the second and fourth Tuesdays in order to attend a May 5 Kershaw County Council budget workshop.

June 01, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


PTHS reports honor rolls

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period.

June 01, 2015 | | Education


Three Kershaw County seniors receive Leadership Scholarship

Clarke Allen, Madeline Pate and Hannah Ranson recently each received the 2015 Laurie Slade Funderburk Leadership Scholarship. The S.C. General Assembly Women's Caucus awards scholarships in honor of each of the women legislators currently serving in the General Assembly. Rep. Funderburk is a past chair of the Women's Caucus.

June 01, 2015 | | Education


KCSD earns six state school communication awards

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received six awards for its communication efforts in the 2015 South Carolina chapter of the National School Public Relations Association's (NSPRA) Rewards for Excellence (RFE) program. Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) took home four awards.

June 01, 2015 | | Education


CES reports third nine-week honor rolls

Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

May 29, 2015 | | Education


LSMS reports third quarter honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

May 29, 2015 | | Education


School board continues referenda community input plan

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is moving forward with plans for its referendum community meetings, tentatively set for September and October.

May 29, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Education


Heart recipient is American Legion essay contest winner

Nearly three years ago, in November 2012, Amari Williams finished four months in intensive care waiting for and then receiving a new heart. He had been diagnosed six months earlier with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart becomes weak and enlarged, causing it not to pump blood efficiently.

May 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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