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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

Elgin church hosts prayer vigil for Charleston

Sunday evening, Hillcrest Baptist Church hosted a community prayer vigil for the victims and families of the June 17 shooting during a night bible study at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Nine African-American worshippers died in what has been reported as a hate crime.

July 01, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin

Q&A with Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen

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.

June 19, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places

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

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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


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