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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


Fire destroys two businesses in Elgin

The cause of a fire that destroyed two Elgin businesses Sunday just before noon is being investigated, though arson has been ruled out. Sloan Roofing, owned by the family of Elgin Councilwoman Dana Sloan and Jesus Automotive were destroyed by the four-alarm fire.

May 13, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


FAC receives most from Midlands Gives campaign

Six nonprofit organizations in Kershaw County participated in the second annual Midlands Gives on May 5. Midlands Gives is a 24 hour online financial campaign organized by the Central Carolina Community Foundation (CCCF). A total of 252 nonprofits from the Midlands participated in the event which allowed people to give a minimum of $20 to their favorite organization.

May 11, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Elgin Town Council recognizes VFW post 11079 and the EPD for service to the community

Elgin Town Council presented two recognitions at Tuesday night's meeting. The first was the Mayor's Award to VFW Post 11079.

May 11, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Camden First UMC to host Teen Pregnancy Prevention Weekend

The Camden First United Methodist Church will host its 5th annual Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Weekend May 28-30.

May 08, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Fourth time's a charm

Elgin celebrated its' fourth annual PoDunk Festival on Saturday with a parade, music, games, activities and lots of entertainment. The parade began at 10 a.m. led by the Camden Military Academy Honor Guard. Trackers, golf carts and even a bicycle proceeded down the street towards Potter Community Park. This year, festival goers were treated to new features which included a visit from some folks from Mayberry.

May 06, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


Elgin to host family day with the PoDunk Festival and Movies on Main

Elgin will have its annual PoDunk Festival – kicked off by a rather unique parade – this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Potter Community Park. Movies on Main will begin 6 p.m. that evening showing the movie Big Hero 6. Admission is free and people are asked to bring canned food items to donate for local food pantries.

May 01, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Price House Commission thanks community during recognition ceremony

The Price House Commission recently presented certificates of appreciation to various community organizations, businesses and individuals to thank them for their involvement in the commission's annual Black History Month display. The Price House Commission is dedicated to preserving Camden's African-American history and educating the community. Price House Commission Chairman Clifton H. Anderson shared with attendees that the Association for the Study of African American Life and History Executive Director Sylvia Y. Cyrus sent a letter of recognition to the commission for their work in Kershaw County.

April 24, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Upton Trio performs ‘Amazon Harmony’ for KCSD students

The Upton Trio blended music and imagery to create a special performance at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County recently about the Amazon rainforest for Kershaw County School District students. Pianist Billy Shepherd, violinist Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian and cellist Dusan Vukajlovic performed "Amazon Harmony: The Breath of Life," composed by Kinosian especially for the students.

April 22, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Camden


State tourism campaign highlights Historic Camden’s Revolutionary War Site

Kershaw County residents might have seen a familiar landmark on recent commercials and billboards for Discover SC, a marketing campaign from South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. During the commercial, snippets of whitewater rafting, hiking and battle reenactments are shown. The battle reenactments are from Historic Camden's Revolutionary War Site.

April 20, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Camden


Deal receives Jake Watson Award from United Way

Johnny Deal -- former banker, "Mr. Camden" and "Mr. Facebook" -- received the United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) highest honor Tuesday night: the Jake Watson Award. The award honors an individual who has continued Watson's legacy of volunteer service. The annual recognition dinner took place at TenEleven Galleria.

April 10, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Elgin Cares clean up day to be April 18

Elgin Cares, a community clean up day for the town of Elgin, will be April 18. Blaney Elementary School teacher Jewelle Heriot asked Elgin Town Council to adopt Elgin Cares during its March 31 meeting.

April 08, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


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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


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