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School board to take action on survey responses

Tuesday night, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees wrapped up their summaries of a recent district-wide all-employee survey. The survey covered a wide range of topics, from how employees feel about their jobs and supervisors to how they perceive trustees and their work.

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Colleges, universities recognize graduates, academic achievement

The University of South Carolina Upstate recognized May graduates during commencement exercises held May 2, 2017 on the Quad behind the John C. Stockwell Administration Building. Local area graduates include Jordan Holmes of Ridgeway; Raheem Hughes of Heath Springs; Briana Jenkins of Elgin.

June 23, 2017 | | Education


KCSD hiring school bus drivers

The Kershaw County School District is hiring school bus drivers. Pay is based on experience and includes benefits. A training class will be held July 17-20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the transportation office behind Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

June 20, 2017 | | Education


School board meets tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet tonight beginning at 6 p.m. in the board room at the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) offices, 2029 West DeKalb St., Camden.

June 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


BES announces 4th quarter honor roll

The following students were named to Bethune Elementary School's honor roll for the fourth nine weeks:

June 13, 2017 | | Education


The walls came tumbling down ... down

(Around 8 a.m. Friday, June 9, CIDS Inc. began demolishing the Lugoff Elementary School gymnasium. Senior Writer Martin L. Cahn was the only member of the media on hand for the demolition and took these series of photographs during the next 90 minutes. The photoseries begins with an image from today's [Tuesday, June 13] front page showing how one heavy machine operator uses the equipment like an extension of his own body. The remainder of the photographs appear on today's page 7)

June 13, 2017 | | Education


Trustees reject changes to policy, then amends it

During its June 6 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of Trustees rejected, 3-6, a suggested revision by the district's insurance carrier to a policy on the community's use of facilities. The revision would have mandated individuals or groups renting school property to carry a $1 million liability policy. A short time later, trustees voted, 8-0-1, to amend the language to read that renters must either carry the $1 million policy and/or sign a "hold harmless" agreement with the district.

June 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KershawHealth to supply athletic training for KCSD

Following an executive session at the end of a lengthy meeting Tuesday night, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted unanimously to authorize Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan to develop a formal agreement with KershawHealth to provide district-wide athletic training services.

June 09, 2017 | | Education


Colleges, universities award degrees, academic honors

Wofford College conferred degrees to 367 graduates at the 163rd Commencement Exercises held May 21. Local students receiving degrees included:

June 09, 2017 | | Education


Straight arrows

June 09, 2017 | | Education


KCSD budget public hearing, vote tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hold a public hearing on the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget during its meeting tonight. Trustees will vote on that budget shortly thereafter.

June 06, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CCU announces spring semester Dean’s List

Coastal Carolina University recently announced the Spring Semester 2017 Dean's List for academic achievement.

June 06, 2017 | | Education


CCS announces year end Honor Rolls

Cornerstone Christian School announced the following students were named to the year end Honor Roll:

June 06, 2017 | | Education


Special crosses

Members of the Applied Technology Education Campus' (ATEC) Carpentry and Residential Construction class display crosses they made for a new program recently launched by the Kershaw County coroner's and sheriff's offices along with the S.C. Highway Patrol, Lowe's and Brad's Mufflers. Crosses will be placed at sites of traffic fatalities around the county. In some cases, with permission from their families, the victims' names and fatality dates will be added to the crosses. Displaying the crosses are (from left, front row) ATEC students Gus Allen, Deonte Lewis, Owen Aten, Ari Randolph, Leah Stokes, Austin Murphy ...

June 06, 2017 | | Education


Three county students graduate from S.C. Governor’s School

Hartsville -- Maegan Albert, Sydney Jasper Miyasaki and Tessa Ortiz, all from Kershaw County, graduated from the S.C. Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) on May 27 at the DeLoach Center in Hartsville.

June 06, 2017 | | Education


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Tracking Irma

September 19, 2017 | | Education


College and University News - Sept. 19, 2017

The Citadel honored three area students with Gold Stars for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2016-2017 academic year. They are Tony ...

September 19, 2017 | | Education


Hurricane Irma

"In some way, shape or form, we are probably going to be impacted by this."

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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