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INVISTA Camden volunteers recognized for maintaining wildlife habitat

INVISTA Camden volunteers recognized for maintaining wildlife habitat

 

Each year, more than 800 purple martins flock to INVISTA’s wildlife reserve to hatch their young in one of 200 white gourds atop poles on INVISTA’s Camden property in Lugoff. It’s the job of 15 employee volunteers to make sure INVISTA’s 640-acre wildlife habitat is ready to house these dark-feathered swallows, along with many other species of animals.

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Posted: dec. 21, 2014 1:40 p.m. | Updated: dec. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | INVISTA Camden volunteers recognized for maintaining wildlife habitat Comments 0 Comments

Crime-Police-Fire

I-20 ramp accident

I-20 ramp accident

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) personnel work to extricate two passengers from this car around 1 p.m. Thursday, which apparently rolled over several times after having gone up an embankment on the eastbound I-20 ramp at Camden Exit 98. Dispatchers initially told the LF-R the accident took place on I-20 itself, but Lugoff Rescue 10, Service 10 and Battalion 1 soon found the accident was on the ramp. LF-R crews stabilized the vehicle and successfully extricated both patients with rescue tools. LF-R Chief Dennis Ray said KershawHealth EMS transported both patients to Palmetto Richland for possible trauma, with a LF-R firefighter ...

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Posted: dec. 21, 2014 11:22 a.m. | Updated: dec. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | I-20 ramp accident Comments 0 Comments
Miller won’t go to trial until February 2016

Miller won’t go to trial until February 2016

 

The man accused of kidnapping a woman in Chesterfield County, sexually assaulting her there, bringing her into Kershaw County, sexually assaulting her again and then killing her with a baseball bat three years ago will not face a jury until Feb. 9, 2016.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 4:49 p.m. | Updated: dec. 19, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Miller won’t go to trial until February 2016 Comments 0 Comments
Local businessman donates to buy bulletproof vests

Local businessman donates to buy bulletproof vests

 

Kershaw County businessman Frank Lee kicked off an effort to purchase replacement bulletproof vests for Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies. Lee donated funds to do so through the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Foundation (KCSF).

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 4:38 p.m. | Updated: dec. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Local businessman donates to buy bulletproof vests Comments 0 Comments

Crime Report - Dec. 17, 2014

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) arrested and charged a Lancaster man with grand larceny, DUI, driving under suspension and failure to stop for blue lights Sunday after he fled in a stolen truck from a KCSO deputy.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 4:54 p.m. | Updated: dec. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Crime Report - Dec. 17, 2014 Comments 0 Comments

Education

L-EHS Drama Dept. showcases student work

L-EHS Drama Dept. showcases student work

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) drama students recently portrayed the perils, joys and everyday challenges of high school life in their winter production. The play consisted of a series of monologues, written by L-EHS Drama III students, dealing with issues such as pregnancy, parent’s divorce, social media mishaps, relationship issues and navigating friendships. The play followed a group of students through their senior year in high school.

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Posted: dec. 21, 2014 11:25 a.m. | Updated: dec. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | L-EHS Drama Dept. showcases student work Comments 0 Comments
Gary is KCSD Food Service Employee of the Month

Gary is KCSD Food Service Employee of the Month

Twenty-four years ago, Brenda Gary began working at Camden High School as a food service employee within the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). Gary worked at Camden High until last year when officials determined help was needed at Leslie M. Stover Middle School’s cafeteria in Elgin.

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Posted: dec. 21, 2014 11:27 a.m. | Updated: dec. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Gary is KCSD Food Service Employee of the Month Comments 0 Comments

KCSD receives two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is the only South Carolina school district to receive not just one, but two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants for 2015. Partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Jackson School and Pine Tree Hill Elementary School will house afterschool academic assistance programs.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 4:37 p.m. | Updated: dec. 19, 2014 1:00 a.m. | KCSD receives two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants Comments 0 Comments
CHS raises funds for PAALS

CHS raises funds for PAALS

 

Camden High School’s (CHS) National Honor Society (NHS) presented Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) with a $3,000 check Tuesday. The money is going to a program called Rob’s Best Friend Fund; a ceremony marking the donation took place in the CHS media center.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 4:45 p.m. | Updated: dec. 19, 2014 1:00 a.m. | CHS raises funds for PAALS Comments 0 Comments

Brandi Patterson of Elgin named Barker Scholar

Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 9:01 a.m. | Updated: dec. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Brandi Patterson of Elgin named Barker Scholar Comments 0 Comments
Jackson’s Goodwin is KCRC Reading Administrator of the Year

Jackson’s Goodwin is KCRC Reading Administrator of the Year

 

The Kershaw County Reading Council’s (KCRC) Administrator of the Year is doing everything she can to make sure students are reading at least at grade level. The KCRC named Jackson Elementary School Principal Matia Goodwin as its Reading Administrator of the Year at its annual recognition program Dec. 8.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 4:43 p.m. | Updated: dec. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Jackson’s Goodwin is KCRC Reading Administrator of the Year Comments 0 Comments

Healthcare

KershawHealth board to discuss finances tonight

Finances will be the focus of tonight’s meeting of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden, and is open to the public.

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Posted: dec. 21, 2014 11:53 a.m. | Updated: dec. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | KershawHealth board to discuss finances tonight Comments 0 Comments

Kershaw County

Recreation Dept. Volleyball league open for registration

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will host an instructional volleyball league. The league is for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up. Registration dates are until December 23. The registration fee is $40 and includes a shirt. The first practice will be January 7, 3:45 p.m. at the City Arena. For more information contact the recreation department at 425-6009

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 4:19 p.m. | Updated: dec. 19, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Recreation Dept. Volleyball league open for registration Comments 0 Comments
Glenn is SCDPPPS Administrative Support Staffer of the Year

Glenn is SCDPPPS Administrative Support Staffer of the Year

 

Doing her best at work each day is what Kershaw County Human Services Specialist Carlene Glenn said made her fit for her recent recognition as the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services’ (SCDPPPS) Administrative Support Staff Person of the Year.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 4:40 p.m. | Updated: dec. 19, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Glenn is SCDPPPS Administrative Support Staffer of the Year Comments 0 Comments

Camden hosts statewide recreation conference

 

For the first time, Camden recently hosted the S.C. Recreation and Parks Association’s annual board retreat, Dec. 4 and 5. Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Director Joe Eason said the retreat is usually held in Charleston, but the association chose Camden because of its central location and hospitality.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 4:52 p.m. | Updated: dec. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Camden hosts statewide recreation conference Comments 0 Comments

Lugoff-Elgin

Elgin Lights continue to spread holiday cheer

Elgin Lights continue to spread holiday cheer

Light displays, hayrides, toy trains, tractors, a running steam engine and even a visit from Santa are just a fraction of what guests will experience if they visit Elgin Lights. For nearly 20 years, Paul Towns, his family and friends have hosted the free Christmas event.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 4:48 p.m. | Updated: dec. 19, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Elgin Lights continue to spread holiday cheer Comments 0 Comments

Military

Sanders Stoney Post 203 Christmas celebration

Sanders Stoney Post 203 Christmas celebration

Posted: dec. 19, 2014 2:30 p.m. | Updated: dec. 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Sanders Stoney Post 203 Christmas celebration Comments 0 Comments

Army Pvt. Bracey has graduated from basic combat training

During nine weeks of training, Army Pvt. Devin W. Bracey studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 9:01 a.m. | Updated: dec. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Army Pvt. Bracey has graduated from basic combat training  Comments 0 Comments
FMU Army ROTC cadet commissioned

FMU Army ROTC cadet commissioned

Lugoff native, 2nd Lt. Adam Truesdale was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 as part of Francis Marion University’s Army ROTC program.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 2:50 p.m. | Updated: dec. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | FMU Army ROTC cadet commissioned Comments 0 Comments
Making history

Making history

Each Nov. 11, a ceremony is held at the gravesite of U.S. Gen. John Joseph “Black Jack” Pershing, commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War I. For the first time in Arlington National Cemetery’s history, officials chose a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) unit to lay a wreath at Pershing’s gravesite.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 4:49 p.m. | Updated: dec. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Making history Comments 0 Comments

National

Household chemicals may harm child's IQ

Household chemicals may harm child's IQ

Two chemicals found in various American household products may harm fetal development and possibly lower a child’s IQ, according to new research.

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Unemployed men suffer more than women

Unemployed men suffer more than women

Weak growth, foreign competition and technological change have caused many Americans to be out of work, but men are handling unemployment harder than women, according to a new survey.

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Push for preschool too late for some kids

Push for preschool too late for some kids

While President Obama launched a $1 billion dollar public/private push to expand early childhood education this week, some are arguing that better preschool, however helpful, may be too little too late for many kids.

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Talk to, instead of punish, children when they lie

Talk to, instead of punish, children when they lie

One lie, two lies, three lies. If your children are lying more after you have punished them for being dishonest, one problem may be that you need to talk to them instead.

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Number of students held back plunges

Number of students held back plunges

The numbers of students being “held back” a grade, known as “grade retention,” have tumbled in recent years, according to a new study by the American Educational Research Association.

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Five signs your teen needs help

Five signs your teen needs help

Parents everywhere wish there was some type of manual to help them raise their kids. The best strategy most have is their own upbringing or even advice from others. While this can be useful it has its limits because kids and our relationships with them are so varied.

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Miscellaneous

Party with a purpose

Party with a purpose

Foster Care Review Board 5E members (from left) Mary Long, Sandra Inabinet and Chair Laurie Parks helped host 50 Camden women on Dec. 10 for what it is calling the First Annual Girls’ Night Out Christmas Party.” The “party with a purpose” collected donations for 13 Kershaw County foster children ages 2 to 18 years old. The ladies collected more than $2,300 in toys, cash and gift cards, which were used to purchase clothing and other specific items on the children’s wish list. In 2012, Board 5E became the S.C. Governor’s Office Children’s Foster Care ...

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