The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Jim & Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing and Shull Pavilion. Donors, friends, participants and volunteers are invited to gather as the Center reviews its accomplishments in 2014-2015 and announces the FAC's 41st year.
Wednesday, we reported on this summer's excessive heat and its effects on city of Camden electric bills. Several of us here at the Chronicle-Independent noted bills from a period covering most of the month of June appeared much higher than usual. We also received calls and in-person inquiries about the spike.
I am writing this letter in response to your "Viewpoint" section editorial article entitled, "School board almost gets exec sessions right." I would like to believe that your intentions are the same as mine, and that is informing our good citizens of Kershaw County with prudent and factual information on all matters.
August 28, 2015|
Ron Blackmon, Chairman
Kershaw County Board of Trustees
If I were creative enough to write a song about the weather conditions this summer and how they have impacted our public trees, I would call it the TDB Blues. What do I mean by that? Let me count the ways.
August 28, 2015|
By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland
C-I contributing columnist
One of the most shameful and enduring problems in South Carolina is the huge gap between the prosperous/urban and poor/rural areas of our state. Most of these poor/rural counties lie along Interstate 95 and it has been dubbed The Corridor of Shame -- and it is.
First Community Bank will recognizes its 20th anniversary today with customer and employee celebrations in its banking offices. The bank opened its first two offices in 1995 in Lexington and Forest Acres and now operates 15 full-service locations -- including Camden -- with more than 200 employees in the Midlands of South Carolina; Aiken; and Augusta, Ga. in addition to First Community Bank Mortgage and First Community Financial Consultants, a financial planning and investment advisory division.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Lucas, a 6-month-old male Corgi/Jack Russell mix, and Benson, a 10-month-old male domestic short-haired cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas ...
Line dance classes start Sept.14. Line dancing is a great stress reducer and emotional release as well as good exercise, providing much the same benefits as low-impact aerobics. Increase energy, improve strength and muscle tone. Age is no factor. And you can build your stamina while having fun. Come with a friend or spouse or come alone; you don't need a partner for line dance.
Katie Gilson, agricultural instructor at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC), recently earned the Outstanding Young Member Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) for both South Carolina and the Southeast region.