In November, 23 members and committee chairs of the Kershaw County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) were present for a four hour leadership retreat seminar.
God's Helpers, a non-profit, tax exempt volunteer group, celebrated its 20th Christmas gathering Dec. 7.
A crashed car, hearse and a safety banner in front of the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) on U.S. 1 in Lugoff are a way of showing the agency's support for the statewide "Sober or Slammer" highway safety campaign. The car and banner also serve as a reminder to drivers of the dangers of unsafe driving.
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.
(This story appeared in the Fayetteville Observer on Dec. 12, 2013, and is used with permission of the publisher.)
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!
Midway Elementary School second grade students recently performed The Night Before Christmas.
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.
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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.
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.
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."
WASHINGTON -- What a massively disappointing year, and how slim the hopes for a more productive 2014.
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.?
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center has announced the resignation of Executive Director Liz Horton. Horton will be leaving the Kershaw County Chamber ...
CLEVELAND -- Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much.
Passers-by may be seeing all kinds of activity around the area, especially in Camden.
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Four candidates for Camden City Council and two for Mayor will appear on the ballot during the November elections.
The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2016-17 school year.
The annual Back-To-School Bash will celebrate 20 years of service Saturday, July 30.
Ryan Kelly recently received the 42nd David Parrott Memorial Scholarship for Development of Christian Character at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Ryan has excelled in academics, athletics ...
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Camden recently celebrated a Law Enforcement Appreciation Sunday. Police officers from Kershaw County Sheriff's Office, the Camden Police Department ...
CAMDEN – Funeral services for John Edward Harris, 66, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow ...
Mr. Charles E. Holliday, 66, of 2055 Rex Road, Monrow, GA, passed on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p ...
Carroll Josey Huntley, 74, of Bishopville, husband of Brenda Bost Huntley passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016. He was the son of the late Joseph ...
Our dear beloved Mother, Suzanne Harris Lee was born November 23, 1930 to Elizabeth Singleton Harris and Joseph Harvin Harris. She transitioned from this life ...