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Blaney Fire Chief Beck gives insight into the life of a firefighter

Blaney Fire Chief Greg Beck has been in the firefighting service more than two decades. He recently became Fire Chief of the Blaney Volunteer Fire Department, which he has been with for 23 years.

June 17, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Crime-Police-Fire


United Way receives donated van

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 ...

June 12, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Miscellaneous


Elgin council thanks emergency responders to fire

The town of Elgin is thanking emergency responders who assisted with a May 10th fire which claimed two businesses.

June 08, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin


School board continues referenda community input plan

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is moving forward with plans for its referendum community meetings, tentatively set for September and October.

May 29, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Education


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


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


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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 ...

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 ...

August 24, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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