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In preparation for an upcoming assignment Ms. Anne Lemieux and Mrs. Wendy Mullis invited Mrs. Norma Young, retired ​ Media  Specialist to speak to the Teacher Cadets Class about  the characteristics of effective children’s books.  Students ​will be creating books and then will  read their books to Lugoff Elementary students as a project for the Teacher Cadet course.

Friday night in High School Football the North Central Knights will host East Clarendon kickoff in Boonetown is set for 7:30.

Firday night on Kool 102.7 at 7:00 its high school as the Camden High Bulldogs host the Hartsville Red Foxes in the oldest high school football rivalry in state and Startime 1590 at 7:00 Lugoff Elgin entertains Nation Ford.

Saturday on Kool 102.7 at 9:30am its College football as the Tiger Tailgate show gets you ready for Clemson and South Carolina State and on Startime 1590 at 4:00 the Gamecock pre-game show gets you set for South Carolina and East Carolina.

Sunday on Kool 102.7 at 3:30 its NFL action as the Carolina Panthers open their 2014 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and on Startime 1590 following our church services its Major League baseball as the Atlanta Braves battle the Miami Marlins.

In Major League baseball yesterday afternoon the Atlanta Braves knocked off the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 7-4. Atlanta now trails the Milwaukee Brewers by a half a game in the wild card standings.

Tonight on Kool 102.7 at 6:00 It’s the High School Coaches Hour football edition with Louis Clyburn, Dave Thomas and Jimmy Neal.

Friday night in High School Football the North Central Knights will host East Clarendon kickoff in Boonetown is set for 7:30.

Firday night on Kool 102.7 at 7:00 its high school as the Camden High Bulldogs host the Hartsville Red Foxes in the oldest high school football rivalry in state and Startime 1590 at 7:00 Lugoff Elgin entertains Nation Ford.

Forty Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students scored the highest possible score on SCPASS tests given this past spring.  Just over one percent of students tested statewide achieved this honor, according to the SC State Department of Education.

Of these 40 students, 19 students achieved the maximum SCPASS score in English, nine in math, two in science and eight in writing.  Two students—Jasmine Glover from Blaney Elementary and Andrew Langmo from Doby’s Mill Elementary—actually had perfect SCPASS scores in both English and math.

As these students were recognized at last night’s school board meeting, KCSD Superintendent Frank Morgan said this year’s total number of students achieving this honor was nine more than last year. “To say that this is a ‘big deal’ is not an exaggeration,” Morgan said.  “This is a tremendous achievement.”

Students achieving this honor are listed below at the school in which they took SCPASS:

  • Bethune Elementary:       Carrie Eubanks
  • Blaney Elementary: Hadden      Daniels, Jasmine Glover and Erin McCarley.
  • Camden Elementary:       Olivia Bishop and Miguel Davila.
  • Camden Middle: Andrew Boyles,      Carolyn Inabinet, Chance King, Hunter McCoy and Sarah Wohlwinder.
  • Doby’s Mill Elementary:       Matthew Coleman, Andrew Langmo, Wyatt Tanner and Mason Williams.
  • Jackson School:  Justin      McCaskill and Indius Williams.
  • Leslie M. Stover Middle:      Brittney Haynes, Sean Place, Jonathan Richardson and Riley Watson.
  • Lugoff Elementary: Gregory      Brunson, Drew Hanson, Malachi Matthews, Sara McCaskill, Banks Munn, Elijah      Rippy, Jordan Sherman, and John Watson.
  • Lugoff-Elgin Middle:       Katie Clippard and Alex Stribling.
  • North Central Middle:       Laken Gross, Daisy Noyola and Courtney Spann.
  • Wateree Elementary: Orion      Baker, Emma Collins, Jaimie Marksbary, Zachary Munger and Jessica Ross.

Camden—The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold a special dedication and concert on Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 pm for the newly-built Mary Tatum Piano Room.

Named for long-time Camden pianist, teacher and arts advocate, Mary Tatum, the state-of-the-art facility was built to house the FAC’s fabulous concert-grand Steinway piano in a safe, climate-controlled environment and will provide a high-quality rehearsal and teaching space.

To honor Mary, performances (and intimate audience seating) on the Wood Auditorium stage will be given by pianists Annette Matthews & Eddie Huss, Billy Shepherd of the Upton Trio, and Charles Wadsworth, founder of the Chamber Music Series, Spoleto Festival, USA. The concert will be preceded by a 6 p.m. reception on stage catered by Catery on Broad.

Construction of The Mary Tatum Piano Room and underwriting of this celebratory concert have been funded by former students, friends, and family of Mrs. Tatum. Admission is free.

Dr. Earl Bryant, local arts supporter and former board member at FAC, emphasizes Mrs. Tatum’s importance to the community:  “Mary Tatum taught piano in Camden for 34 years.  But more than that, she held the vision that this small community could aspire to greatness in the arts.  She and Sibby Wood and Betty Lamar created their own mini-Spoleto, the MADD Festival, here in Camden…basically showing the high quality and creativity found in this community.  She is truly an arts pioneer, and we were lucky to have her in this community.”

The evening will begin with the opening of the Bassett Gallery’s exhibition of works by Michael Story – “Landscapes and Jazz Greats” at 5:00 pm with cash bar and hors d’oeuvres provided by Ashley’s at McCaskill’s Farm.

In Major League baseball last night the Philadelphia Phillies blank the Atlanta Braves 4-0. The Braves have now score one run in 36 innings and trail the Washington Nationals 7.5 games and trail the Millwaukee Brewers and the San Francisco Giants by two games in the wild card race.

Today on Kool 102.7 at 10:55 Its Major League baseball as the Atlanta Braves battle the Philadelphia Phillies.

Thursday on Kool 102.7 at 6:00 It’s the High School Coaches Hour football edition with Louis Clyburn, Dave Thomas and Jimmy Neal.

Friday night in High School Football the North Central Knights will host East Clarendon kickoff in Boonetown is set for 7:30.

Firday night on Kool 102.7 at 7:00 its high school as the Camden High Bulldogs host the Hartsville Red Foxes in the oldest high school football rivalry in state and Startime 1590 at 7:00 Lugoff Elgin entertains Nation Ford.

Kershaw County School Board members Coach Ron Blackmon (seat 9) and Louis Clyburn (seat 3) recently were presented with certificates of achievement for obtaining Level Two status in the SC School Boards Association’s (SCSBA) Boardmanship Institute Training Program. The program provides training opportunities for school board members from across South Carolina to enhance their skills in becoming more effective while earning points to advance their Boardmanship Institute Training certification.

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees submitted necessary paperwork to the Kershaw County Board of Elections last month to seek voters’ approval on the Nov. ballot to build five new school facilities and renovate five others.  Total cost for construction is approximately $130 million.

School board members and district staff have discussed the possible improvements for more than two years as part of phase 2 of the school district’s facilities equalization program. Almost 50 public meetings with community members have been held to discuss facilities needs and receive input.

According to Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan, the Nov. ballot will have two questions. One question will ask voters for permission to issue bonds while the other one requests approval of a one-cent sales tax for 15 years.

“Both questions are necessary in order to proceed with the proposed plans,” Morgan said.  “The first one asks voters to issue the bonds needed for the projects and the other question seeks approval for how to repay the debt.”

Morgan noted that proceeds from the one-cent sales tax will fully fund the proposed projects without an increase in property taxes.

Proposed projects are:

  • Construction of a      joint economic development and educational facility in      conjunction with Central Carolina Technical College and Kershaw County on      the current Central Carolina site to replace ATEC.
  • Construction of a new Camden      Elementary School on Laurens Street (former Camden Middle School site).
  • Construction of a new Lugoff      Elementary School on the current site.
  • Construction of a new Wateree      Elementary School on the current site.
  • Construction of a new      consolidated North Central Elementary School to replace Baron DeKalb,      Bethune, and Mt Pisgah on district property adjacent to North Central      Middle School.
  • Renovation of Camden High      School and improvement to athletic facilities, including a new stadium to      be built on Ehrenclou Drive to replace Zemp Stadium.
  • Renovation of Lugoff-Elgin High      School and improvements to athletic facilities.
  • Renovations to North Central      High School and improvements to athletic facilities.
  • Improvements, renovation and      addition of classrooms at North Central Middle School.
  • Improvements, renovation and      addition of classrooms at Stover Middle School.

More information on the projects and costs—including photos—is available on the district’s website at www.kershaw.k12.sc.us.

 

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This past Friday night in high school football Fort Mill defeated Lugoff Elgin 41-0, West Florence outlasted the Camden High Bulldogs 41-27,Timmonsville knocked off North Central 36-28. In other local high school football action from this past Friday night A.C. Flora 21 Swansea 17, Blythewood 20 Ridge View 5, Brookland Cayce 21 Airport 7, Fairfield Central 29 Chester 0, Hartsville 62 Lamar 12, Newberry 40 Union County 35, Sumter 48 Crestwood 29 and Westwood 38 Richland Northeast 6.

Friday night in High School Football the North Central Knights will host East Clarendon kickoff in Boonetown is set for 7:30.

Firday night on Kool 102.7 at 7:00 its high school as the Camden High Bulldogs host the Hartsville Red Foxes in the oldest high school football rivalry in state and Startime 1590 at 7:00 Lugoff Elgin entertains Nation Ford.

 

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In Major League baseball this past Sunday afternoon the Philadelphia Phillies blanked the Atlanta Braves 7-0. The Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels along with three relievers complete a combine no hitter against the Braves. It’s the first time the Braves have been no hit since 2010.

Tonight on Kool 102.7 at 5:55 Its Major League baseball as the Atlanta Braves battle the Philadelphia Phillies.

At their most recent meeting Kershaw County Council passed first of an ordinance dealing with communications towers.  The ordinance establishes what is called a tower notification zone and is intended to give adjacent property owners more voice in the location of communications and cell phone towers.  The tower notification zone equals one and a quarter time the height of the tower and property owners in the zone who oppose the location of the tower can take the matter before the Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Commission.  The measure passed with a unanimous vote.  The ordinance faces two more readings before it becomes final.