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Recently, I was listening to a talk radio host railing about how public schools "no longer teach values." This issue seems to be a mantra of sorts for some folks in the media, many of whom I suspect haven't been anywhere near a public school in years. As someone who is in public schools every day, I can't for the life of me figure out what this view is based on. I know it's not based on reality.

April 21, 2014 | | Columns

City council cancels this Tuesday’s meeting

By GARY PHILLIPS

April 21, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Camden

Easter Memories and Hope

It is each of the many Easters of my life that I remember more clearly than any other holiday. Christmases blur together with only a few standing out in my memory such as the one when it snowed all day, the year I lost my voice completely, and the two times that I wasn't home – one working in Washington, D.C. and another in London.

April 21, 2014 | Rhonda Rich | Columns

This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin in Anderson Brothers Bank Tournament at Florence (G- 1 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (TEN – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Trinity-Byrnes (BSOC - 6 p.m.); North Central at Fairfield Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

April 21, 2014 | | Sports

RNE goes small to top Dogs for tourney title

As spacious as American Legion Park is, Richland Northeast could have almost done without the outfield grass in topping host Camden, 5-2, in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Classic championship game Thursday night.

April 21, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Noted and passed - April 21, 2014

** Thomas Ravenel, the former state treasurer who served prison time for cocaine distribution, now stars in a reality television show called "Southern Charm." Ravenel stumbles through the show in a haze of alcohol and bad judgment. He and his girlfriend, who's 30 years his junior, recently had a baby in Florida. Ravenel says he intends to revive his political career by running for the U. S. Senate from the Palmetto State. The guys in Vegas would probably lay some long odds on his chances for success.

April 21, 2014 | | Columns

KC Council meets tomorrow

By GARY PHILLIPS

April 21, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Demons’ seventh inning rally comes up short

If there was a recurring theme for Lugoff-Elgin in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Classic, it was the Demons' having their share of chances to pull out wins in three of their games, only to have nothing to show for those efforts in the win column.

April 21, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Camden Fire Department and SC Fire Marshall to provide free smoke alarms

By GARY PHILLIPS

April 21, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Local students participate in anti-bullying training

By HALEY ATKINSON

April 21, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education

National dog competition draws from across the country

By GARY PHILLIPS

April 21, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Miscellaneous

Celebration of life held for Camden philanthropist, Margaret Hebard Lloyd

More than 100 local fiends joined the family of Margaret H. ("Peggy") Lloyd to celebrate her life at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County earlier this month.

April 21, 2014 | | Localife

Evelyn Johnson celebrates 100th birthday

A large group of friends and family gathered April 2 with Evelyn Johnson to help her celebrate her 100th birthday with a party at Pinedale Residential Care. Many attendees traveled from out of state to join the celebration of this impressive milestone.

April 21, 2014 | | Localife

Outrageous

You know what the most commonly used word in the English language seems to be?

April 18, 2014 | Glenn Tucker | Columns

Rec. Notes: KC swim team registration

The Kershaw County Swim team will have registration April 21 through May 9.

April 18, 2014 | | Kershaw County

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Military briefs for Jan. 16, 2012

U.S. Air Force Airman Gregory T. Cooke graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

January 16, 2012 | | Military

Volunteer concerned services are being abused

Dear Annie: Four months ago, I joined a nonprofit that provides free tutoring and homework help to elementary-school kids. When I started, the kids coming into our center were from low-income minority and immigrant families. These were kids who would be home alone all afternoon if they didn't come to us.

January 16, 2012 | | Dear Annie

Robert Ariail -- Jan. 16, 2012

January 16, 2012 | | Ariail

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January 16, 2012 | | Business

Douglas Duskin

Douglas J. Duskin passed away suddenly on January 9, 2012 in Camden, SC. Born in Newark, NJ on November 5, 1941 and raised in Washingtonville, NY, he was the son of Diana S. Duskin and the late Stephen J. Duskin. He held a B.Sc. in Geology from Duke University and a M.Sc. in Mineral Deposits from Cornell University.

January 16, 2012 | | Obituaries

Aiming for success

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) received a $500 donation from the Lugoff Optimist Club Wednesday as part of an effort to establish a skeet shooting club at the school.

January 16, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Education

YMCA important step for city

Our children began swimming competitively at a young age. We lived in Columbia at the time and were members of a community swim club in our subdivision. When we moved to Camden in 1979, the YMCA pool provided them with the opportunity to continue this important social and physical activity. Our son and his wife live in Greenville and utilize their "Y" for work-outs several times a week. He is still a swimmer. Our daughter's family participates in the "Y" in Sumter; both grandchildren play basketball there. Our grand-daughter's school holds their swim team practices and meets at ...

January 16, 2012 | Pat and Nancy Wylie Camden | Letters

Help comes from many corners

We volunteer in the Christian Community Ministries food pantry. In these hard economic times, the need for food for those in need is greater than ever. We have more and more families who need food. Yet, the people of Kershaw County have been unbelievably generous in donating food and money to our pantry.

January 16, 2012 | Patty and Allen Roberts Camden | Letters

A really long week

When I woke up a week ago this morning, I knew I would have a busy week. I just didn't know how busy.

January 16, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Miss Mojzik, Mr. Moody plan February wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Max R. Kipfer of Zebulon, N.C. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Adrienne Justine Mojzik to Mr. John Milton Moody. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Carlson of Camden, S.C.

January 16, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements

Kershaw County Library earns $10,000 grant

Kershaw County Library was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from Central Carolina Community Foundation for website redevelopment and branding.

January 16, 2012 | | Localife

Miss Camden, Miss Camden Teen named during recent pageant

Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen 2012 were crowned Jan. 7 during the pageant held at Camden High School. Morgan Schoolfield (left) was named Miss Camden Teen 2012.

January 16, 2012 | | Localife

Garden like a Master will present a program on roses

The Master Gardeners of Kershaw County will present a program on "Everything you Need to Know about Growing Roses in South Carolina." The program is sponsored by the South Carolina Midlands Master Gardner Association "Garden Like A Master" (GLAM) series and contains useful information for the home gardener. This presentation will be the first of a series of monthly programs on various gardening topics that will be presented by Kershaw County Master Gardeners in various locations in Kershaw County.

January 16, 2012 | | Localife

Where’s the truth?

Over the Christmas break, I spent a couple hours cleaning up my office and sorting through all the stuff I've accumulated since the summer. One of the folders I found contained a report from an organization called the South Carolinians for Responsible Government (SCRG). This group is headquartered in Columbia and is reportedly funded in large part by out-of-state money. The SCRG is best known for its advocacy for school choice/tax credit legislation. These folks have a wealth of resources. At a hearing I attended during last year's General Assembly, the SCRG had three staff members, an ...

January 16, 2012 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Drakeford named to NLC steering committee

Camden City Council member Alfred Mae Drakeford has been appointed to the National League of Cities' (NLC) 2012 Human Development Steering Committee. The Human Development committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity and immigration reform.

January 16, 2012 | | Camden

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