The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will vote tonight on a pair of resolutions, each officially affirming the board's intention to place a $129 million construction bond and a 1-cent sales tax to offset any necessary millage increase from the bond on the ballot for November's general election. The resolutions would also officially send ballot language the board approved in May to the S.C. Election Commission for placement on November's ballot.
Elizabeth Brown, Amber Johnson and Morgan Kelly have recently received the 2016 Laurie Slade Funderburk Leadership Scholarship. The South Carolina General Assembly Women's Caucus awards scholarships in honor of each of the women legislators currently serving in the South Carolina General Assembly. Funderburk is a past chair of the Women's Caucus.
Camden High School (CHS) inducted six people and one couple into its inagural Hall of Fame on May 12 during a ceremony at 833 South Broad. The inaugural honorees are William "Billy" Ammons, Mary Ann Blaskowitz, John Coke Goodwin, Dimetry "Vonnie" Holliday, Robert J. "Bob" Sheheen, Ralph Warren, and (posthumously) S.C. Gov. John C. and First Lady Lois Rhame West. Created by the CHS School Improvement Council, the program included comments from those who nominated the inductees and those being honored. A dinner catered by Aberdeen Catery preceded the meal as did music by the Camden High Jazz Collective.
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) students from Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) worked to reclaim a redoubt -- a temporary or supplementary fortification -- at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park near the Kershaw-Cornwallis House on April 21. The work started the day before under the supervision of L-EHS JROTC Lt. Col. Ray McDowell and 1st Sgt. Roy Peebles. Students worked in 45-minute shifts as part of the program's adoption of Historic Camden for a service learning project. Students chose to work on the redoubt with McDowell and Peebles only serving as facilitators. Historic Camden Foundation Chairman Tray Dunaway said the cadets ...
An attempt by Kershaw County Board of Trustees Chairman Ron Blackmon to provide more money to North Central area elementary schools failed 3-6 Tuesday. As he promised at the board's May 3 meeting, Blackmon made a motion to increase the amount being set aside to the North Central schools as part of a proposed bond referendum from $3 million to $12.7 million.