Editorial On State Tax Structure

I thought this was a good summary of our state’s tax structure problems…


September Column – More Referendum Myths

September column….”More Referendum Myths”


Dr. Tim Hardee

I was a combination of excited and disappointed to hear that Dr. Tim Hardee, President of Central Carolina Technical College, will be leaving to head up the state technical college system.  I was excited because Tim will do a super job of leading our state’s technical colleges.  I was disappointed because he has been a tremendous partner to our district.  Tim and I started in our current jobs during the same week in 2007.  We had breakfast early along and started talking about how CCTC and our district could work together better and more closely.  Increased dual enrollment classes and a program that provides a two-year scholarship to Kershaw County graduates to CCTC grew out of our early discussions.  Tim will be missed, but I know his vision, energy, and expertise will now benefit our entire state!

Author Visiting Kershaw County

I am excited that the author of this year’s district-wide summer reading book, Jordan Sonnenblick, is in Kershaw County this week to work with students at our three high school’s.  The feedback I’ve gotten from students about his book, Curveball:  The Year I Lost My Grip, has been very.  I personally enjoyed the book a lot!  I appreciate the work of our librarians to both choose a very good book and to bring Mr. Sonnenblick here.  I think it’s very beneficial for students to be able to interact with a real author and learn more about the writing process in a “real world” kind of way.

Week Three Honor Roll

Excited to see so many Kershaw County football players on the Week 3 Honor Roll in the State newspaper….Devin Beckley (CHS), Cedrick Cunningham (NCHS), Jericho Murphy (CHS), Rahmel Burton (LEHS), Javon Bowers (LEHS), Thai Wood (LEHS), Ahmad Burton (LEHS), and Adam Rowson (LEHS).

“Wednesday Night Live” At Lyttleton Street

I always appreciate and enjoy speaking to the “Wednesday Night Live” program at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church.  Great meal (some of the best meatloaf I’ve ever had) and wonderful fellowship!

Talking To The “Palmetto Leaf”

As a recovering high school newspaper editor, I always enjoy talking to the students working on our high school newspapers.  I had a terrific experience talking about the upcoming Referendum with Anna Mock and Cooper Ellis of the Camden High School “Palmetto Leaf” this morning.  They were very well-prepared and professional.  I’m looking very forward to seeing their work in print!