Voters will have another chance to say "Yes" or "No" in November to a pair of referenda on construction projects being proposed by the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and whether or not to offset a resulting millage increase with a 1-cent sales tax.
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Hobkirk Hill Chapter American History Committee Chairman Nancy Neal (center) recently presented Camden High School (CHS) student Andrea Roger (third from left) and Camden Middle School (CMS) student Daniel Putnam with awards recognizing them as winners in the DAR's state essay competition. Celebrating with Roger, Neal and Putnam are (from left) CHS Principal Dan Matthews, CHS social studies teacher Casey Faulkenberry, CMS English teacher Diane Jones and DMS Principal Byron Johnson.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will vote tonight on a possible referendum, which facility projects should be on the referendum and whether or not to use a 1-cent sales tax to pay for the projects.
Second Look Charities Board Chair Claire Shell (fourth from right) presents Kershaw County School District nurse Sharon Baytes with a $2,000 donation. The money will be used for students with emergencies such as dental supplies, eyeglasses and other medical needs. Participating in the presentation are (from left) Second Look Store Manager Jackie DeLozier; Second Look board members Ann Duckworth and Frances Morris; Baytes and Shell; and Second Look board members Judy Smith, Judy Price and Rose Sheheen.
Applications for the 2016-17 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.
During Random Acts of Kindness Week, which comes to a close today, Kershaw County students got to spread acts of kindness to fellow students, teachers and family members. Random Acts of Kindness Week is observed February 14-20 and focuses on encouraging participants to do small acts of kindness for others.
On a 7-2 vote, with Trustee Matt Irick joining Kim Horton DuRant in dissenting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted Tuesday night to place a potential consolidated elementary school on Keys Lane near North Central high and middle schools. The board voted a month ago to place a consolidated school on a list of projects for a potential referendum, but tabled a decision on where to place such a school until Tuesday night.
About 30 to 50 people sat scattered in the North Central High School (NCHS) auditorium for two hours Thursday night as Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chairman Ron Blackmon answered questions from area residents about the potential closing of Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools.