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Congressional Gold Medal presented in honor of the late Cpl. John Dais

On Sept. 2, the late Cpl. John Dais was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor for distinguished achievement, for his service in the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific from 1942-1949. Dais served as a Montford Point Marine, the first group of African-American men to integrate the Marine Corps.

October 01, 2012 | Tenell Felder | Localife


Rachel Joy Scott’s chain of kindness

"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People never know how far a little kindness can go,"

September 26, 2012 | Tenell Felder | Localife


Rachel’s Challenge is for all of us

When I first heard about Rachel's Challenge coming to Lugoff-Elgin Middle School I wasn't sure what to expect. Well, then again, I expected a run-of-the-mill "be kind to others" presentation. I wondered what relevance a school tragedy that occurred 13 years ago could have today.

September 26, 2012 | Tenell Felder | Localife


Rachel’s Challenge coming to L-EMS

On April 20, 1999, one of the most horrific school shootings in U.S. history took place at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado.

September 21, 2012 | Tenell Felder | Localife


CCM food pantry in critical need of certain food items

Around 10:30 a.m. Friday, many people might have just enjoyed a mid-morning snack or might have been discussing with co-workers where they would like to eat for lunch. One Camden resident sat in an office at Christian Community Ministries (CCM) requesting food to help her family get through the week.

September 17, 2012 | Tenell Felder | Localife


United Way of Kershaw County celebrates its 2013 campaign kickoff

Monday, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) kicked off its 2013 campaign by visiting organizations from their five division sites.

September 12, 2012 | Tenell Felder | Localife


Central Carolina welcomes back students

Toshia Portee had been out of school for approximately 20 years when she enrolled at Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC). According to Portee, the support she received from Central Carolina employee Dee Dee Galuppi made all the difference in helping her with the transition.

September 10, 2012 | Tenell Felder | Localife


CHS band looking forward to new season

Camden High School's (CHS) band room filled with students warming up for practice Wednesday afternoon. An impromptu jam session broke out for a few minutes before CHS band director Robert Spitler called students to run through scales.

August 31, 2012 | Tenell Felder | Localife


L-EHS marching band gears up for 2012 season

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) band members are setting their sights on making state finals this year. To get there, members have to dedicate more than eight hours a week practicing and perfecting band routines.

August 29, 2012 | Chronicle Independent | Localife


Camden Fire Department and EMS participate in local apartment health fair

Wednesday, Steeplechase Apartments held a health fair for residents. Approximately 50 residents and their children came out to participate in health screenings, receive insurance information and make jewelry.

August 22, 2012 | Tenell Felder | Localife


On mission for God, Sacks of Love

Approximately 10,000 students will start school Monday in Kershaw County. Of these, more than half will require financial assistance for school meals.

August 17, 2012 | Tenell Felder | Localife


Kershaw Farmers Market hosts Farm Olympics

The Kershaw County Farmers Market hosted the Farm Olympics Saturday to celebrate National Farmers Market Week. Kevin Pasche and Double A D.J. hosted the event. Participants signed up for various activities such as watermelon horseshoes and a watermelon carving contest.

August 15, 2012 | Chronicle Independent | Localife


Hengst employees drop the pounds

Employees of Hengst of North America recently concluded Hengst's Biggest Loser contest. Hengst, which manufactures motor vehicle parts, had 89 participants from their Camden and Warren, Michigan sites lose a total of 367 pounds between April 1 and June 30. Prizes were awarded to the top three biggest losers.

August 03, 2012 | Tenell Felder | Localife


Larry Doby ballpark reception

On July 26, a reception was hosted by the Camden Archives following the Larry Doby forever stamp unveiling ceremony. The Camden Fire Department assisted by grilling hot dogs, serving popcorn, Coca-Colas and peanuts.

July 30, 2012 | Tenell Felder Chronicle Independent | Localife


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