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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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WILLIAM EDGERTON - Bishopville

BISHOPVILLE -- William L. (Bill) Edgerton passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at his home. There will be a celebration of his life held at ...

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROBERT J. MOODY - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Robert Jackson "Bobby Jack" Moody, 85, who passed away on June 16th was held at 2:00 ...

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


LOIS OUTLAW - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lois Katherine Hopkins Outlaw, 82, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June ...

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


CONNIE RAY - Camden

CAMDEN -- A Celebration Gathering for Connie Jean Bowers Ray, 69, was held on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral home, Lugoff.

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


B-MPFD firefighters receive certifications

Two of Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (B-MPFD) volunteer firefighters recently completed firefighter training and obtained additional certifications. Brady Morgan, 16, attended Fundamentals of Firefighting class ...

June 21, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden residents graduate from virtual school

Four Camden residents are among 347 seniors to graduate from South Carolina Connections Academy (SCCA), a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades K-12 ...

June 21, 2016 | | Education


Palmetto Boys & Girls State attendees

Three students (from left), Haven Davis, Olivia Loynes and Barrett Coleman, recently attended Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State. Haven and Barrett attended Palmetto ...

June 21, 2016 | | Education


Pets of the Week - June 21, 2016

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Elsa, a 2-year-old female Boxer mix dog, and Bubble, a 1-month-old female domestic ...

June 21, 2016 | | Pets


Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk & Run celebrates seventh year

The Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk and Run, will be held on Saturday August 20, 2016. The 5k Walk and Run will begin at 8 ...

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


School Days

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


Smoke from Lugoff house fire seen near Lee County line

A June 14 house fire on Wildwood Lane in Lugoff was so intense, thick smoke rising from the roof could be seen as far away ...

June 21, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Sub Station II is number 1

June 17, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Bock and Phillips reel in big money on Lake Wateree

Camden's Randall Bock and Steve Phillips of Lugoff teamed up to win Saturday's Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail bass fishing event held ...

June 17, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Holliday Little Bulldog Camp scheduled for CHS next week

Here is the slate of youth sports camps on tap for next week in Kershaw County:

June 17, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for June 17, 2016

June 17, 2016 | | Ariail


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