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The 41st annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree will take place on August 12th at Zemp stadium in Camden.  The first game will start at 6:30pm.  Tickets will be $6 at the gate.

The Atlanta Braves take on the Minnesota Twins tonight. You can hear the game on KOOL 102.7 with airtime set for 6:55pm.

A St. Matthews man was killed Tuesday morning in an accident that took place near Camden. Kershaw county coroner David West says that 68 year old Robert Layfield of St. Matthews was driving a truck pulling a trailer when he went off the road and hit a tree.  the accident took place shortly before eleven Tuesday morning.  West says that the accident is under investigation by the Kershaw County Coroner’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Parents in the Kershaw County School District can fill out their children’s school registration materials from home using a web-based system.

Using “InfoSnap,” parents access customized online forms for each student to update their information, provide emergency contact and vital medical information and read and agree to important notifications.  In years past, parents had to print out forms and take them to their children’s schools or fill out forms at school sites.

As an added bonus, parents with more than one child can copy common registration information rather than filling out separate forms for each child. Parents can also pay district-required fees online or wait and pay those at the school on Registration Day.

“This is our second year using an online process for our registration,” said Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan.  “Families gave us positive feedback last school year about the ease of use so we look forward to continuing this success this year.”

Morgan said completing the online registration process prior to Registration Day will save families a significant amount of time on that day.  If the online registration process is not completed prior to attending Registration Day, parents will have to complete it at school that day.

Registration Day for elementary and middle school students is Wednesday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m.

High School Registration Days are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. as follows:

  • Camden High: July 27-28 (all grades both days)
  • Continuous Learning Center: July 27 (all grades)
  • Lugoff-Elgin High: July 27 (9th grade registration, orientation & tours); July 28 (10th-12th graders)
  • North Central High: July 27 (9th grade registration & tours); July 28 (grades 10-12)

All parents will be required to provide a current (two months or less) utility bill (electric or water) that contains the student’s address at Registration Day.

In order to begin the online registration process, parents of returning students will receive a unique “Snapcode” for each child enrolled in a KCSD school by mail in mid-July.  These parents who have provided the school district with their email addresses will also receive the information via email.

The school district has a Registration section on its website at www.kcsdschools.net/register which contains a link to the InfoSnap site and answers to.  frequently asked questions.  The registration information is available in both English and Spanish.

Parents log into the InfoSnap site using the link provided in the e-mail or letter and create an account.  Parents must complete all of the information required before submitting the form, but uncompleted work can be saved and accessed later by logging back into their account. Once the form is submitted, parents will be asked if there is another student to register. Information that is applicable can be copied from the first child’s form to additional children’s files.

Families of students who participated in the kindergarten registration process earlier this year to complete their initial enrollment record will receive a Snapcode for their students.  They should complete the online registration process and attend Registration Day.

Families of students who are new to the school district should register online and do not need a Snapcode. They should attend Registration Day and will be contacted by the school to set up a time to bring the following documents which are required to enroll a student for the first time: a copy of the child’s birth certificate, the child’s South Carolina Certificate of Immunization, a parent/guardian’s valid South Carolina driver’s license, a tax document with the current and correct address, a check stub with the current and correct address, either a mortgage or lease agreement or legally notarized documentation from the landlord and a current (two months or less) utility bill (electric or water) that contains the student’s address.  A child’s registration will not be complete without this documentation.

Parents can also complete applications for free and reduced priced meals online.  The link to do so is provided as part of the online registration process.  Families must reapply for this status each year and doing the paperwork online before school starts helps speed up the notification process.

Again this school year, a fee schedule has been implemented due to reduced local and state revenue.  Fees will be assessed according to a student’s meal status as stated below:

 

  Full Reduced Free
Elementary Schools
Incidental Fee $30 $9 0
SEAGUL $25 $7.50 0
Middle Schools
Incidental Fee $30 $9 0
SEAGUL $25 $7.50 0
Athletics $25 or $50/sport* $25 or $50/sport* $25 or $50/sport*
High Schools
Incidental Fee $30 $9 0
Athletics $50/sport* $50/sport* $50/sport*
Parking $60 $60 $60
Technology Fee (9th graders + new 10th-12th graders) $25 $25 $25

*Students participating in athletics will pay no more than two assessed fees. The fee being assessed for middle school students is dependent on the level of sport (middle school or high school) being played.

Families who are unable to attend Registration Day should contact their school’s office prior to Aug. 15, the first day of school for students.

The Camden Post 17 American Legion baseball team lost to Florence Monday night 12-6 in the state tournament taking place in Sumter.  Post 17 will now play Inman.  You can hear that game on KOOL 102.7 today at 2:45pm.

Ninth and tenth grade students interested in playing JV football at Camden High are being urged to attend an important meeting Thursday, August 4th at 5:30pm in the Commons area at Camden High.  Students will be able to pick up forms and also turn in physical forms at that time. JV practice will start at 5pm on Monday, August 8th.

The Atlanta Braves will p0lay the Minnesota Twins tonight.  You can hear the game on KOOL 102.7 with airtime set for 6:55pm.

The Camden American Legion Post 17 baseball team remains undefeated in the state tournament taking place in Sumter after beating Chapin/Newberry Sunday night 9 to 4.  Post 17 will play Florence this evening. You can hear the game on KOOL 102.7 with airtime set for 6:45pm.

The Atlanta Braves are off tonight. Tuesday evening they play game one of a two game series against the Minnesota Twins.

In American Legion Baseball, Camden will head to the state tournament as the 4 seed in Sumter and play Rock Hill beginning Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Startime 1590 will broadcast the game beginning at 8:45.

The Atlanta Braves take on the Colorado Rockies tonight, you can hear the game on Kool 102.7, airtime 7:25

Last night in American Legion Baseball, the P-17ers punched their ticket to the state tournament by winning twice on Wednesday.  They won the first game 5-2 then defeated Horry County 3-1. Camden will now head to the state tournament as the 4 seed in Sumter and play Rock Hill beginning Saturday at 3p.m.  Kool 102.7 will broadcast the game beginning at 2:45.

The Atlanta Braves will start a four-game series with the Colorado Rockies tonight, you can hear the game on Kool 102.7, airtime 7:25.

In a letter to chamber members, Liz Horton, the Executive Director of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce announced her resignation on Tuesday. Horton will take on the role of Senior Vice President of Operations for the Greenville South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. Horton has served as the Kershaw County Chamber Head for the past eight years and her resignation will be effective August 30th. Amy Kinard, Immediate Past President of the Board has been appointed by the chamber’s Executive Committee as the interim director after Horton’s departure.

On July 15, 2016, Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators arrested Joseph Kenneth Thomas (46) who lives in Buxton, NC and Michelle Asbill Silver (42), who also lives in Buxton, NC after they were found to be in possession of approximately one ounce of methamphetamine, a quantity of cocaine, ¼ pound of marijuana and 120 oxycodone tablets while at the Pilot Truck Stop on US 601 in Lugoff.

Shortly after 3pm on July 15, 2016, KCSO Narcotics Investigators were conducting surveillance at the 601 Pilot Truck Stop when they observed Thomas and Silver who were in a Cadillac Escalade parked along with the 18 wheelers. The investigators became suspicious of their actions and when they departed the truck stop, the investigators followed the Escalade and observed a traffic violation. The deputies then conducted a lawful traffic stop. When the deputies stopped the vehicle on I-20 and approached, they smelled the odor of marijuana. An ensuing search revealed the methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and oxycodone tablets.

“Our narcotics investigators are doing an exemplary job in targeting drug dealers in Kershaw County,” said Sheriff Jim Matthews. “As I have said before, drug abuse of all kinds is a common thread in almost all criminal activity we deal with and narcotics enforcement is high on our priority list.”

Both Thomas and Silver were arrested and transported to the Kershaw County Detention Center and have been released on bond. Thomas was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance. Silver was charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Thomas has previously been arrested for trespassing, DUI, possession of marijuana, driving under suspension, providing false info to police, unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, trafficking in heroin and possession of a firearm by a felon. He is currently out on bond in North Carolina on narcotics and firearms charges.

Silver has previously been arrested for numerous narcotics violations, probation violations and possession of a firearm by a felon. She is currently out on bond in North Carolina on narcotics and firearms charges.

Later on July 15th, KCSO Narcotics Investigators executed a search warrant at an apartment on Laurens St. in Camden. During a search of the apartment deputies located and seized approximately 2 ounces of crack cocaine, a half ounce of powder cocaine and a small amount of marijuana. The occupant of the apartment, Anthony C. Davis (36), was arrested and charged with trafficking crack cocaine and trafficking cocaine. He was also charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine within proximity of a school and possession with intent to distribute cocaine within proximity of a school.

Davis has previously been arrested in New Jersey for possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.