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Fill a Truck Campaign benefits more than 80 KCSD students

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) partnered with the Camden Walmart and the United Way of Kershaw County to collect toys and coats for needy children through Walmart's Fill a Truck campaign. Volunteers from all three organizations manned the cardboard trucks in the store over three weekends in December to encourage Walmart shoppers to participate. The results were outstanding with enough items donated to benefit over 80 KCSD students as well as others who were being served through the Toys for Tots programs. Walmart employees themselves purchased three shopping carts worth of items.

December 27, 2013 | | Education


A Kershaw County connection

(This story appeared in the Fayetteville Observer on Dec. 12, 2013, and is used with permission of the publisher.)

December 27, 2013 | By Drew Brooks Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer staff writer | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County cares

Many, many years ago, Tom and Cyndi Fussell started a tradition of serving the hungry and homeless on Thanksgiving Day out of their restaurant in Camden. Kelly and I were fortunate to join them some years later, and -- several years ago -- formed a group called Kershaw County Cares to continue the tradition started by Tom and Cyndi. This year, more than 100 volunteers gave up part of their Thanksgiving and Christmas days to come and prepare, serve and deliver more than 1,450 meals to Kershaw County's less fortunate!

December 27, 2013 | Todd and Kelly Warnock Kershaw County Cares | Letters


The night before Christmas

Midway Elementary School second grade students recently performed The Night Before Christmas.

December 27, 2013 | | Education


Carolina vs. Clemson canned food drive

Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) Student Council recently hosted a Carolina vs. Clemson canned food drive challenge. The BDK Student Council hosted the Carolina vs. Clemson Food Drive to promote teamwork, show community spirit, and to address local hunger issues. Donations were delivered to the Food for the Soul Soup Kitchen and to other families in need. "The Carolina vs. Clemson Challenge was a fun way to show people in our community that we care," Student Council member Joshua Vasquez said.

December 24, 2013 | | Education


Ariail for Dec. 25, 2013

December 24, 2013 | | Ariail


Yesteryear - Dec. 25, 2013

Service Station Santa

December 24, 2013 | | Yesteryear


Mother and son at odds over religious tradition

Dear Annie: I am 14 years old and facing a dilemma. My father isn't particularly religious, but my mother is a strict Catholic, and my older sister and brother have been confirmed. I have another six months before I am expected to go through the process of confirmation. I do not want to do this. But as the time approaches, my mother has become increasingly forceful on the subject.

December 24, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Champe, Ray, Brazell are LFD Firefighters of the Year

During its annual Christmas Party on Dec. 7, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) named its "Firefighters of the Year" for 2013. This year's recipients are Engineer Eric Champe, Career Firefighter of the Year; Thomas Ray, Volunteer Firefighter of the Year; and Hunter Brazell, Explorer Firefighter of the Year.

December 24, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Morgan gets 4 percent raise

Dr. Frank Morgan, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) superintendent, recently received a 4 percent salary raise for this "dedication" to making the district a "high quality learning environment."

December 24, 2013 | | Education


A bum year in Washington

WASHINGTON -- What a massively disappointing year, and how slim the hopes for a more productive 2014.

December 24, 2013 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Mystery cup

Help the Chronicle-Independent solve a mystery! Can you identify this mystery tennis trophy cup, or explain how it ended up more than 2,700 miles away in Yakima, Wash.?

December 24, 2013 | | Viewpoint


Timeless classic

We offer this timeless piece which was first published in The New York Sun in 1897, when editor Francis Church was faced with the following letter from a little girl named Virginia O'Hanlon:

December 24, 2013 | | Editorials


Cub Scouts receive ‘Arrow of Light’ award

Cub Scout Pack 303 held their holiday banquet, sponsored by Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The program started with Bill Beale leading the Scouts in Christmas carols. Pastor Steve Patterson had the benediction, Cub Master Norman Gullard had the opening ceremony and Jim Bradshaw welcomed guest and leaders. The Scouts had a surprise guest -- Mrs. Santa Claus! She gave each Scout a gift. The Scouts then held an impressive candle lighting ceremony to open the awards ceremony. The following Scouts received awards:

December 24, 2013 | | People & Places


Marine Corps, KershawHealth’s Toys for Tots campaign a success

Christmas morning will be happier for hundreds of children in Kershaw County thanks to the efforts of the Marine Corps Reserves' "Toys for Tots" campaign, KershawHealth employees and a host of local partners. More than 900 toys destined for local children were collected during the "Stuff an Ambulance" drive on December 7. The toys will be distributed by volunteers from the Marine Corps Reserves. The goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate children that will help them become responsible, productive andpatriotic citizens.

December 24, 2013 | | People & Places


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MICHAEL O. PELLEGRINO - Ft. Irwin, Calif.

Funeral service for SGT Michael O. Pellegrino, 25, of Ft. Irwin, CA, formerly of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday, June 1st 10:30 A.M ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


HOLLIS M. RAY - Bishopville

Bishopville -- Funeral services for CW3 Hollis Monroe Ray, U.S. Army Retired, age 79, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 at the Chapel Norton ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


JESSIE L. RICHARDSON - Cassatt

Mr. Jessie Lee Richardson, 72, of 1145-A Cassatt Road, Cassatt, SC, passed on Sunday, May 22, 2016.

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


SAM D. RICHARDSON - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York -- Mr. Sam David "Bo" Richardson, 76, of Brooklyn, New York, and formerly of Lugoff entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 16 ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


Full slate of youth sports camps on tap for this summer

With the school season rapidly coming to a close that means it is time for summer youth sports camps throughout Kershaw County.

May 24, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Aberdeen Polo

Camden is fortunate to have a wealth of equine events for both spectators and participants, alike -- the Carolina and Colonial cups, the many events at ...

May 24, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Election disaffection

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- On rare occasions, Americans coalesce around a common cause, usually following some calamity -- a terrorist attack, a natural disaster or, say, during ...

May 24, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: The stones of life

The honorable Zell Miller of Young Harris, Ga., was raised by a remarkable mountain woman. Folks around those parts called her "Miss Birdie" while her ...

May 24, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Walker: A fun destination in Kershaw County’s ‘backyard’

Right outside of Camden is a farm which plays home, restaurant, store, bed and breakfast and community learning center. Old McCaskill's Farm is quite ...

May 24, 2016 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear - May 24, 2016

Thirty years ago, a group of Camden High School boys who liked to make a little music joked that when they were old, they'd ...

May 24, 2016 | | Yesteryear


Camden High School Inaugural Hall of Fame

Camden High School (CHS) inducted six people and one couple into its inagural Hall of Fame on May 12 during a ceremony at 833 South ...

May 24, 2016 | | Education


SALLIE CANADA -- Taunton, N.J.

TAUNTON, MA -- Sallie Canada of Camden, South Carolina, passed away peacefully at age 78, on May 18, 2016, in the company of her devoted family ...

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELISHA DUBOSE - Camden

Mr. Elisha DuBose, of 1346 Brewer Springs Road in Camden died Monday, May 23, 2016. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


CAROLYN F. MCDOLE - Myrtle Beach

Carolyn Faye McDole, 72 went to Heaven on May 22, 2016 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her father, Nick Gardner ...

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


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