Children of all ages enjoyed a visit from Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Ambassadors of Laughter, Dave and Cherie Gregg at the Camden branch of the Kershaw County Library on Thursday.
Kershaw County's Eat Smart Move More initiative is aiming to help the community choose healthier food options this year. According to Pam Spivey, head of the Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County local coalition, it can be difficult for consumers to know what products are healthy.
In 1989, hurricane Hugo damaged communities and homes in South Carolina. In response, the Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church youth group established the Weatherization and Repair Ministry. The purpose of W.A.R.M. was to assist with home repairs.
Reverend Douglas Whitfield, or "Preacher Doug" as he is known by church and community members, will be retiring from 25 years as pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church on Sunday.
Not even the rain could dampen the holiday spirit at the Karesh Long Term Care Center at KershawHealth last Thursday. Celena Traynham ADC, Certified Activity Director; Zilphia Shepard ADPC, Assistant Activity Director and David Swallow, with construction made up the Activity Team at KershawHealth that organized the Winter Wonderland for residents in the Karesh Long Term Care Center.
During Holiday Hopes, students at Lugoff-Elgin High School came together to raise $11,202.41 for various charitable organizations in Kershaw County.
A winter wonderland.
Dec. 7 marked the 25th anniversary of the city of Camden's Arbor Day celebration. A program was held at the site of the former Camden Oak to commemorate the event.
Nov. 16, Wateree Elementary School hosted Clips for Cancer to collect hair to make wigs for cancer patients.
Monday, Kershaw County Headstart donated more than 100 items to Food for the Soul. Headstart's staff, children and parents had the community project to collect needed supplies for Food for the Soul. Headstart's Male Involvement Committee was also involved in the supply drive.
Friday evening, there was a fatal accident off of U.S. Highway 601 at 6:20 p.m. The one-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of U.S. 601 and Kennedy Road.
Children's laughter mixed with the barks of terriers could be heard as you approached the infield during Saturday's 43rd annual Colonial Cup. As temperatures hovered on the cooler side, many spectators were bundled up yet ready to enjoy a day with friends and family at Camden's Springdale Race Course.
If it hadn't been for an over charge in shipping, Sherry Metze and Linda Rymill would have never met. It seems that the two ladies, who occasionally finish each other's sentences, were meant to find each other.
Grace Church welcomed their new Rector, Rev. James Barnhill on Sunday, Oct. 14.
The idea came to her while she was washing her hair.
"In June of last summer, I lost my older sister to a brain tumor. As I was working through the grief of losing her, I was coming up on the one year anniversary of her passing and I wanted to do something to pay tribute to her. I was washing my hair one day and it was like someone popped me in the head with this idea -- make hats," said Shannon Littlefield.
Though Christmas is five months away, charitable organizations in Kershaw County are already working to provide toys and food to families in need this Christmas. Elgin's Toy Round Up is one of those organizations. Elgin Police Chief Harold Brown, who is director of the Elgin Toy Drive, said preparing for Christmas is a year-round effort.
A report profiling homelessness in the Midlands was recently released by the United Way of the Midlands and the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless. The report focused on poverty, homeless demographics and homeless services in the 14 counties that make up the Midlands, including Kershaw County.
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