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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 as the board's former chair, nominated Smith, who was elected unanimously during a special daytime meeting on Tuesday morning. Smith, who is the senior pastor of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, won Seat 5 in June 2016 defeating the incumbent trustee, Louis Clyburn by a two to one margin.

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 early learning and literacy. Catoe recently learned of the appointment to her new job.

January 12, 2018 | | Education


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


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KCSD budget tweaks come with criticism of lawmakers

As lawmakers in Columbia continue working on a proposed state budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, so, too, does the Kershaw County School District (KCSD ...

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


ATEC students win SC HOSA honors

Seven Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students brought home honors medals after competing at the state Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Leadership Conference in ...

April 20, 2018 | | Education


School board begins looking at five-year strategic plans

During its April 10 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees began looking at a five-year strategic plan for the Kershaw County School District ...

April 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


VMI bound

April 17, 2018 | | Education


Superintendent search interviews to start May 7

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin interviewing candidates to replace retiring Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan on May ...

April 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD to hold budget meetings

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) employees and the local community are invited to learn more about the district's proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget and ...

April 13, 2018 | | Education


L-EMS announces 3rd quarter honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School recently announced its third quarter honor roll.

April 10, 2018 | | Education


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