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Sistercare helps battered women and their children

South Carolina has one of the highest incidents of domestic violence-related homicide in 2014. According to the latest South Carolina Report on Domestic Violence, Homicide Victims, 83 percent of reported incidents in the state were committed against women. Sistercare -- a private, nonprofit United Way partner agency serving Kershaw, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties -- helps battered women and their children. Executive Director Nancy Barton said Sistercare's purpose is to provide various services for women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence.

August 28, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Miscellaneous

VisionKershaw 2030 hosting upcoming community meetings

On Tuesday September 1, VisionKershaw 2030 will host a Community Input Workshop at Elgin Town Hall at 2469 Main Street in Elgin following the Elgin Town Council meeting.

August 24, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County

African Children’s Choir to perform in Camden

Eighteen boys and girls from Uganda will perform in concert at Camden's Bethel Worship Center on Sept. 20. The children are members of the African Children's choir which has performed for a variety of audiences from heads of state to local church congregations.

August 21, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Camden

Fireworks at Elgin fireworks workshop

A question of whether an Elgin fireworks stand violates a zoning ordinance led to a heated discussion of the town's fireworks and zoning ordinances during an Aug. 11 Elgin Town Council workshop.

August 17, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin

Lighthouse for Life fundraising event in fall

This fall, non-profit organization Lighthouse for Life will host its first fundraiser in Lugoff. The event is set for Oct. 11 at Lugoff Ford from 1 to 5 p.m. Lighthouse for Life is based in Columbia and works to combat sex trafficking in the state through education, empowerment and restoration.

August 12, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin

Piano donation to Council on Aging means more than just music

Earlier this summer, a family contacted the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) saying it wanted to donate a piano. The piano would end up with the Kershaw County Council on Aging (COA), a UWKC partner agency.

August 10, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County

Elgin moves forward on War Dog Memorial

The town of Elgin will move forward with a War Dog Heroes memorial in Potter Community Park. Elgin Town Council voted Tuesday to approve the plans. The Kershaw County Clean Community Commission (KCCCC) is sponsoring the project, which KCCCC Chairman Clifton W. Anderson Jr. proposed

August 07, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin

United Way, local businesses team up for renovation

Friday, volunteers from the United Way of Kershaw County and various businesses joined forces to help renovate Lil' Angels Child Development off of McRae Road in east Camden. The center is affiliated with 4K First Steps South Carolina and focuses on early childcare education.

August 05, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County

UWKC Industrial Luncheon kicks off 2016 fundraising

The United Way of Kershaw County geared up for its 2016 fundraising campaign with a luncheon at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse for representatives from industrial sites throughout the county. Each year, the UWKC uses campaign donations to serve those in need in Kershaw County through funding its now 18 partner agencies.

August 03, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County

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

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

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Articles By Author - Tenell Felder

Sistercare provides services for women in Kershaw County

South Carolina currently ranks first for incidents of domestic violence against women. Domestic violence victims often need legal and emotional support to get through an ...

November 27, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County

Scenes from the 2015 Colonial Cup

November 24, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places

Colonial Cup honors women of racing, promotes women’s health

Saturday marked the 46th year of the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup. Cup attendees enjoyed crisp fall weather and infield activities such as the popular ...

November 24, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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