Today readers will probably notice a story about a new program started at Lugoff-Elgin High School. Basically, it involves upperclassmen taking on the responsibility of being mentors to incoming freshmen. How it works is that upperclassmen – mostly seniors – are assigned a group of 10-12 freshman who they will help navigate for them the new and uncharted waters of high school. The mentors will actually meet with their freshman charges regularly as well as be available for one-on-one help virtually anytime. The idea is to provide another avenue of inclusiveness for the freshmen, build connections to the school and to other ...
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Today readers will see a story about a recent event hosted by the Camden area office of S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation. We would like to give a tip of the hat to that hard working and valuable, yet often largely unsung group of dedicated people.
When it comes to achievements and accomplishments in this community, we want to be the first to start the cheering – and certainly there could be no group of people we should be more proud of than our children.
Anyone out and about last Wednesday probably noted a lot of activity around area schools as registration for Kershaw County schools got underway. It's an exciting time for students, both first timers and "old hands" as they get to meet teachers and principals and otherwise get the "lay of the land." And when school starts next Monday, August 15, hopefully everyone will have their classes, schedules, lunchtimes -- everything that goes with the new school year --largely squared away,
School registration starts tomorrow and all over Kershaw County kids will be checking in to their new schools, meeting teachers and getting a first glimpse of what the upcoming school year might hold for them. It's an exciting time, full of promise and potential. We wish every child in Kershaw County a happy and successful school year and look forward to showcasing some of the fun and interesting things they get to do in the upcoming year.
In 1972, Dr. George Terry travelled to Cainhoy, on the Wando River near Charleston, on a hunch. For years he had been researching a potter named John Bartlam who came to America from Staffordshire, England, in 1763, seeking a profitable trade in American made ceramics. Terry knew Bartlam located a kiln and pottery works somewhere near Cainhoy and he wanted to find it. Just west of the road to the boat dock at St. Thomas' Point he hit the jackpot -- there were sherds of creamware and other types of ceramics in an area where a bulldozer had scraped the surface ...
(Occasionally Phil Noble has guest writers for his columns. This week's entry is by Corey Hutchins, 2011 and 2012 S.C. Press Association Journalist of the Year. Hutchins now lives in Colorado and writes for the Colorado Independent.)