Update: new Jackson Elementary

Kershaw county school board members last week approved a design for the new Jackson Elementary School. What’s next? Administrators and architects will now develop a site package for the school to determine where the building will sit, where to place power and sewer lines and other details. What design did the board choose? Members chose a design similar to Blaney Elementary, said district spokeswoman Mary Anne Byrd. … Continue reading Update: new Jackson Elementary

Patricia Ann Branham Faulkenberry

1944 Patricia Ann Branham Faulkenberry was born December 19, 1944 in Kershaw County, South Carolina, the daughter of J. Levi Branham and Margaret Miles Branham. 1967 On October 1, 1967, Patricia Ann Branham was listed in the newspaper article “Branham – Faulkenberry“ 2008 LAKE WATEREE – Ann Branham Faulkenberry died Saturday, September 13, 2008 at age 63 following a 16 month courageous battle with brain … Continue reading Patricia Ann Branham Faulkenberry

A celebration at Blaney Elementary

The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting at 5:30 tonight at Blaney Elementary. The occasion is the first recognition activity for one of eight school construction projects that are part of the first phase of the district’s $102.2 million facilities equalization program. Several projects are expected to be completed this school year. Among work at Lugoff, Elgin and Camden area schools: Blaney Elementary: Renovation of entire building, a … Continue reading A celebration at Blaney Elementary

Marsh musings – Author’s tales transport children to fascinating place

Disco-dancing fiddler crabs. Stay-at-home periwinkle snails. Steely-eyed great blue herons. Who would have thought a salt marsh could be filled with so many intriguing creatures? Environmental author Kevin Kurtz, for one. The writer took third-graders at Pontiac Elementary on a virtual tour of a South Carolina salt marsh Tuesday, reading his book “A Day in the Salt Marsh” and ruminating about the strange and exotic … Continue reading Marsh musings – Author’s tales transport children to fascinating place

School’s out after Sunday fire – Lugoff-Elgin High expected to reopen Wednesday

Classes were canceled today at Lugoff-Elgin High School after a fire erupted Sunday afternoon in a storage room at the school. Firefighters from four companies responded to the blaze, which began about 5:30 p.m., Lugoff Fire Chief Robert Polksaid Sunday. The cause of the fire is unknown, he said. “The damage inside the room is so significant it will take some time to investigate,” Polk … Continue reading School’s out after Sunday fire – Lugoff-Elgin High expected to reopen Wednesday