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Survey: citizens would support more taxes

A majority of Kershaw County citizens who participated in a recent survey said they would support additional taxes to increase recreation and public safety services provided by the county.

December 06, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Spend the money and get what you want

Shopping for friends and family members can be fun, but it can also be very stressful. I can't tell you how many holidays have come and gone where I've waited until the last minute to buy Christmas presents for my nearest and dearest. It's not because I don't have the opportunity. Bien au contraire, mon ami, ce n'est pas vrai.

December 04, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Christmas Tunes

What is your favorite Christmas carol or song?

December 04, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Sidewalk Survey


Boykin to celebrate parade’s 20th anniversary

The town of Boykin will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its annual Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Dec. 15. The parade is a yearly family-friendly celebration that brings community members together to have fun and get into the Christmas spirit. Nancy Tidwell of Swift Creek Kennel and Deborah Outlaw of Heritage Community Bank help organize the event each year.

December 04, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Camden entrepreneur markets globally

Katherine Choynowski, originally of Camden and currently residing in London, has led a rather interesting life in her 21 years. She attended Camden High School for her freshman and sophomore years and then moved to New York to pursue a modeling career.

December 02, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Coaches may be able to serve on rec commission

Kershaw County citizens who are currently coaching teams through the county's recreation department can now serve on the county's Recreation Advisory Commission. The change is a step closer to becoming official following a unanimous first reading vote of an amendment to the ordinance establishing the commission in the first place.

November 29, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Enjoying it while it’s there

People seem to get nervous when they realize you're past 25 years old and not only unwed, but also not even close to being wed. I don't really understand why it worries people so much, but I try not to let it bother me. Someone, who will remain unnamed and un-described, recently asked me "Haley, when are you going to get married?"

November 27, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Time to give thanks

What are you thankful for?

November 27, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Sidewalk Survey


County may reactivate Recreation Advisory Committee

Kershaw County Council may "reactivate" its Recreation Advisory Committee on Tuesday when it considers amending the ordinance that originally created the committee.

November 25, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Library, Rotary host food drives to benefit community food banks

The Kershaw County Library ran a Food for Fines drive earlier this fall. Patrons with fines were offered the opportunity to reduce the amount they owed by donating nonperishable food items at $1 towards fines per item. The donated food items were given to Christian Community Ministries (CCM) and also to Community of Hope Food Bank in Elgin and Bethune First Baptist Church to help stock their food pantries.

November 25, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


The 44th annual Colonial Cup

For Dr. Larry Parrott of Camden, this year's Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup not only marked the 44th anniversary of the steeplechase event, but his 40th year of attendance. This year, he and his wife, Joy, along with their granddaughters, Bethany and Mabry Parrott, came out to tailgate, visit with friends and enjoy the races.

November 25, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Miscellaneous


INVISTA raises big bucks for United Way of Kershaw County

INVISTA of Camden has a had a rather successful campaign drive for the United Way of Kershaw County this year, according to Kathy Sharp, the plant's quality manager.

November 22, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


Duke, MSC complete study of Emmanuel Site

McCallum Sweeney Consulting (MSC), a Greenville-based consulting firm working with Duke Energy Progress (DEP), recently completed its evaluation of a potential industrial site called Emmanuel for Kershaw County.

November 20, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Sharing the roads

Safety seems to be one of those things we talk about and know to be important, but don't really consider until it has been compromised. At least, in my experience, that tends to be the way it goes. This summer, when I was living in Mount Pleasant, a close friend of mine was part of a situation where his safety was really compromised. I was recently reminded of this situation and wanted to share it with others.

November 20, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Industry Spotlight - Nov. 18, 2013

Suominen Nonwovens' primary product at its Bethune plant is nonwoven roll goods, such as baby wipes, floor mops, toilet wands, alcohol prep pads and undercast wraps. According to Plant Manager Darryl Fournier, its parent company is Suominen Corporation, located in Helskinki, Finland. The plant -- under various names and owners -- has been in Bethune for 60 years, Fournier said.

November 18, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


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KC McDonald’s restaurants aid CMC annual campaign efforts

The Community Medical Clinic (CMC) of Kershaw County is a family practice medical clinic that serves as a safety net for uninsured residents, offering a patient-centered medical home. The CMC utilizes dedicated volunteers, medical providers, administrative staff and community donations to achieve its goal of providing healthcare to the uninsured of Kershaw County by bringing together medical businesses and individual resources.

April 23, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Just keep walking

Sylvia Plath said, in her autobiographical novel The Bell Jar, "There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them." While I do fully agree with the literary force of genius that is Plath, if that had been my statement, I would have written it: "There must be quite a few things a hot bath or a long walk won't cure, but I don't know many of them."

April 23, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Banquet recognizes All-County Academic Team

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency recognized 32 students for their academic achievements Monday. The 19th annual Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team Banquet took place at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden.

April 23, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Local students participate in anti-bullying training

Third, fourth and fifth graders from Jackson, Pine Tree Hill (PTH) and Camden Elementary Schools participated in anti-bullying training last week. The group Community Matters from California sent training representatives to PTH, Wateree and Lugoff Elementary Schools and Camden and Lugoff Middle Schools to share the evidence-based program with designated "safe school ambassadors."

April 21, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Ed Royall named BSA’s KC citizen of the year

By HALEY ATKINSON

April 18, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Camden


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