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.
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 ...
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.