Addison Guster and Wyatt Rabon of Lugoff recently celebrated their fifth birthdays. Instead of gifts, they asked that their guests bring new or gently used children books to donate to children in Kershaw County. The two friends collected approximately 200 books. "We're giving books to kids who don't have any," Wyatt explained. Addison's and Wyatt's mothers have been celebrating their children's birthdays by collecting books and other needed items for three years now. The books they recently donated at the Kershaw County Health Department will be given to children who visit with their parents.
"Taken too soon" was the phrase repeated numerous times during a vigil Wednesday night to honor Gabbiee Swainson's life. Gabbiee, a student at Ridgeview High School in Richland County, was taken from her northeast Columbia home one year ago.
The United Way of Kershaw County recently hosted an "Industrial Luncheon" to celebrate the beginning of its 2014 campaign.
Individuals and organizations who want to hold charity events in the town of Elgin may have to apply for a permit to do so in the near future. Tuesday night, Elgin Town Council passed first reading of an ordinance that would establish such a rule. No fee would be charged to obtain the permit, however.
Waldo made a visit to Camden this past Wednesday at Books on Broad. The Find Waldo party began at 3 p.m. and was a culmination of a month long passport scavenger hunt that took participants to 25 local businesses in a search for Waldo.
The United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) Strategic Vision Council met Tuesday to continue discussion about improvements they would like to see in Kershaw County.
Saturday marked the 17th year of Kershaw County's annual Back to School Bash to supply students with free school supplies for the upcoming school year.
Derek and Emily Berry of Lugoff were married in November 2009 and like any other couple, wanted to start a family. Emily had a heart for adoption.
Councilwoman Candy Silvers was sworn in as a member of Elgin Town Council during council's meeting July 2. Silvers served on Elgin's Planning and Zoning commission before being elected to council. She joins council members Melissa Emmons, Dana Sloan and Edward Smith.
The Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to extend a water line on Rabon Road to include six more homes. The vote came after Rabon Road resident Brandy Husdon requested for the L-EWA to do so. During June's meeting, Hudson presented a jar of water from her residence to the L-EWA board. Hudson explained that the current well water supply had high levels of iron deposits that tinted it a dark yellow. She also explained that some residents had to use bottled water for cleaning and cooking while others were using water filters. The L-EWA board ...
Residents can now use formal names to refer to two parks in the Elgin Community.
A majority of Elgin Town Council is now made up of women.
One December morning in 1967 during the Vietnam war, an armored personnel carrier with three American soldiers was attacked with rocket propelled grenades. A then 19-year-old Joseph Tate, who was serving as a medic in the infantry unit, pulled the men out. He didn't think twice about it.
Specialist Joe Tate was honored with the Mayor's Patriotism award and a standing ovation during Tuesday's Elgin Town Council meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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