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Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County builds 38th home

A little more than a week ago, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County raised the walls of the county's 38th Habitat home.

July 20, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


ETC approves Historical Society request to demolish building

The Blaney-Elgin Museum & Historical Society can move forward with the construction of a proposed museum thanks to Elgin Town Council's approval of the demolition of a storage unit during council's July 7 meeting.

July 17, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Warren moves from KCBDSN to Sumter County board

Thoyd Warren, executive director of the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBDSN) recently left to take up the same position at the Sumter County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (SCDSNB).

July 08, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Habitat Store sales help put families into affordable housing

1019 Broad St. in downtown Camden doesn't appear any different from its neighboring stores at first glance. However, the Habitat Store's purpose is to use customer sales to help build houses for families in Kershaw County who apply with Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County.

July 08, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Camden


Elgin church hosts prayer vigil for Charleston

Sunday evening, Hillcrest Baptist Church hosted a community prayer vigil for the victims and families of the June 17 shooting during a night bible study at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Nine African-American worshippers died in what has been reported as a hate crime.

July 01, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Q&A with Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen

Saturday marks the start of the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen competition for 78 young ladies, two of which will be representing Camden. Abbie Zvejnieks was crowned Miss Camden the beginning of this year along with Olivia Loynes who was crowned Miss Camden Teen. Abbie will be attending Wake Forest in the fall and Olivia is a rising junior at North Central High School.

June 19, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Blaney Fire Chief Beck gives insight into the life of a firefighter

Blaney Fire Chief Greg Beck has been in the firefighting service more than two decades. He recently became Fire Chief of the Blaney Volunteer Fire Department, which he has been with for 23 years.

June 17, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Crime-Police-Fire


United Way receives donated van

The United Way of Kershaw County recently received a donated van from Lugoff resident Donna Wodarczyk. Wodarczyk donated the van in honor of her late father, Richard Nielsson, who requested that the van be donated to a charity. UWKC president Donny Supplee says that the van will be used to provide transportation to people who need it. Volunteers from the community drive the vans to take people on errands free of charge. "We are serving needy folks so we have to supplement (the costs) through our fundraising. That's what our campaign is all about," Supplee said. The donated van ...

June 12, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Miscellaneous


Elgin council thanks emergency responders to fire

The town of Elgin is thanking emergency responders who assisted with a May 10th fire which claimed two businesses.

June 08, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


School board continues referenda community input plan

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is moving forward with plans for its referendum community meetings, tentatively set for September and October.

May 29, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Education


KC Mental Health orgs working to educate public

The city of Camden recently proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of the month, mental health organizations in Kershaw County hosted events to educate the community about mental health and wellness.

May 25, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Healthcare


Rebuilding lives in Kershaw County

The United Way of Kershaw County is adding the last finishing touches to its men's shelter on Gordon Street.

May 18, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Teen Advisory Board to host Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awareness event

Tomorrow from Noon to 3 p.m., Kershaw County's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will host its first event in Scott Park to spread awareness about teen pregnancy prevention. The theme of the event is "Change the World, not Diapers."

May 15, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


City declares May as Mental Health Awareness, Small Business month

Camden City Council declared May as Mental Health Awareness Month and Small Business Month during its meeting Tuesday night.

May 15, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Camden


Elgin native Brooklyn Mack follows his dreams

At first, Brooklyn Mack just wanted to play football, but his tendency to seek perfection would lead the Elgin native into the competitive world of international ballet.

May 13, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


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Financial Basics workshop to be held at Camden branch library

Tuesday afternoon, the Kershaw County Library's main branch in Camden will host a Financial Basics workshop taught by certified Financial Planner Kathryn Hauer. The workshops will begin at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

July 24, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Miscellaneous


SPRINGDALE 5K set for August 8

August 8, the sixth annual Springdale 5k will start bright and early at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the partner agencies and health initiatives of the United Way of Kershaw County.

July 22, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


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