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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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Railroad artifacts

Beginning in the 1830s and continuing to about 1980, the railroad was a very important component in the "warp and weave" of the nation's fabric. During this period the railroad was one of the chief transporters of passengers, mail, and goods used in America.

November 07, 2011 | Kershaw County Historical Society Historian Harvey S. Teal | Columns

Flag crew

Members of the Doby's Mill Elementary School Flagship Club are responsible for putting up and taking down the flags each day. They work as a team to ensure that it is properly raised and lowered. Here, club members Damion Powell, Luke Williams and Riley Cleghon perform their duties. Bill Heil and several fellow members of American Legion Post 195 visited the school last year to teach third-, fourth- and fifth-graders who were participating in the club how to fold each flag, as well as the etiquette for raising and lowering the flags. These students check for any tears or ...

November 07, 2011 | | Education

City to officially consider annexing school district office

Camden City Council will officially consider Tuesday annexing the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) new offices on West DeKalb Street. Council accepted the district's petition in mid-October, sending it on to the Camden Planning Commission for review. The commission did so at its Oct. 26 meeting, returning it to council for formal consideration.

November 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Miss Stokes, Mr. Webb set date

Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Stokes of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jennifer Belinda Stokes of Camden, to Mr. Richard Allen Webb Jr. of Camden. He is the son of Mr. Richard Webb of Barnwell, South Carolina and Mrs. Linda Kelly Webb of Camden.

November 07, 2011 | | Localife

School board approves INVISTA tax settlement

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously voted Tuesday to approve the terms of a settlement in a years-long tax dispute between Kershaw County and INVISTA.

November 07, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education

Paul T. Choate

Paul Theodore Choate, of Tryon Estates, Columbus, N.C. died November 4th. Born December 25, 1915 in Lawrence, MA., he was the son of the late Charles Henry and Pauline Culver Choate. A textile executive, he retired after 41 years of service with The Kendall Company in Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Massachusetts. From 1964 to 1967 he was manager of Kendall's Bethune, S.C. plant.

November 07, 2011 | | Obituaries

Janey Louise "Peaches" Blyther

Ms. Janie Louise "Peaches" Blyther, 46, of 162 Salem Church Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

November 07, 2011 | | Obituaries

5 questions...

Q: Where are you from originally?

November 07, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County

KCC looks to finalize business investments

Kershaw County Council will consider fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreements between Kershaw County and two companies that could help solidify an industrial park agreement with Sumter County.

November 07, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County

Farm Day

Pine Tree Hill School kindergarten students recently enjoyed Farm Day, when local residents brought farm animals and produce to school to give students "hands-on" experiences. Catherine Oxandaboure, of Truesdale Farms, shared cotton, peanuts and vegetables with students, who said they found it all interesting. A hay ride was also enjoyed by the youngsters.

November 07, 2011 | | Education

Looking for 'good junk'

Cassandra Mickle (center), an art teacher at Stover Middle School, has been collecting "good junk" for years. The "good junk" includes Styrofoam meat trays, egg cartons, old magazines, containers with lids, toilet and paper towel tubes and other items. During the past few years, students have used "good junk" items to make creative pieces of art. Due to recent budget cuts, Mickle said she has relied more and more on these items – much of which is donated by the community -- for her art classes. Most recently, a large donation of art sketch pads was given by Dan and Lisa McDonald ...

November 07, 2011 | | Education

Brenda Sue Owens

Brenda Sue Owens, 67, of Camden, died Sunday, November 06, 2011. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

November 07, 2011 | | Obituaries

Thetis McCreight

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Thetis Strock McCreight, 90, of Camden and Magnolias Assisted Living in Summerville were held Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Rowan Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Phillip McCoy will officiate. The family received friends Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McCreight's memory to Rowan Presbyterian Church, 818 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

November 07, 2011 | | Obituaries

Deadline Nov. 17 for TIF court challenge

On Oct. 25, Camden City Council, 4-1, passed second reading and final adoption of an ordinance designating a redevelopment project area tied to the creation of a tax incremental financing (TIF) district. The district, a 127-acre area along West DeKalb Street, will now be targeted for redevelopment by the city in the hopes of spurring private investors to do the same. An "anchor" of the TIF district is the proposed construction of a sports complex that may be managed by the YMCA of Columbia.

November 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

‘You can lead a horse to water...’

I admit it.

November 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

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