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.?
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:
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:
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.
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A tough week only got tougher on Friday night as the North Central girls dropped a 69-38 decision to visiting archrival Andrew Jackson.
Mr. Cecil Bowers was born September 1, 1926 in Cassatt, the son of Steve and Annie Powers Bowers. He is blessed with four children, Linda ...
Friends, neighbors and family are holding a special fundraiser for Phil Crawford on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Bethune Women's Club in Bethune.
Bring your eye for bargains and an appetite to Lugoff-Elgin High School September 10: it's time for the End of Summer Bash Community Sale ...
Kershaw County Council approved bids for two projects, the Steeplechase Industrial Boulevard Roadway Extension and the Musco Light System Installation for Doby Soccer Field.
Members of the Camden Fire Department along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will host a special event to kick off the fire fighters' annual Fill ...
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center board elected five new members to its board of directors during the board's August 18 meeting.
CAMDEN – Funeral services for Walter Woods, 64, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Hill Baptist Church, Bethune, S.C., with ...
Cassatt-Mr. Chuck Andrew Robinson, Jr., 45, of 1017 Lawhorn Road, Cassatt, died Monday. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu ...
Mr. Robert Lewis McCaskill, 70, of 2656 Ridgeway Road, Ridgeway, SC, passed on Monday, August 22, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p ...
CAMDEN – A celebration of life service for Evelyn Jean Flowers Brown, 68, was held Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at Freedom Outreach Baptist Church ...
A Camden High School graduate of 1968 utilized his love for war history to tell the story of his wife Pam's ancestor through the ...
Today readers will see a story about a recent event hosted by the Camden area office of S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation. We would like to ...