South Carolina has the ninth-worst obesity rate in the country, according to essmsc.org and dedicated individuals in Kershaw County are making an effort to battle that statistic and prevent obesity.
The 75th anniversary celebration of the Miss South Carolina Pageant and the Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant 2011 will be held June 25 through July 2 in Columbia.
The Camden High School Class of 1981 is planning a 30th reunion Saturday, at 7 p.m. at the KershawHealth Resource Center, located at 124 Battleship Road, Camden.
Sarah Elizabeth Hilton, 9, took part in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program for third-grade students. The program offers students a hands-on gardening experience by giving them the tools to grow colossal cabbages. Sarah's cabbage grew to a whopping 24 pounds. After tending to the cabbage, Sarah made the decision to donate her large leafy produce to Food for the Soul to help feed those in need. Sarah is the daughter of Steve and Patti ...
James F. Nesbitt celebrated his 90th birthday June 9. A surprise birthday party was planned for June 4 with about 300 people in attendance, which included the children, in-laws, grandchildren with their families, great-grandchildren, nieces with their families, nephews with their families, and many, many friends.
Jerryl and Betty Blyther celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 7, 2011. They have two children, Jerie Hancock and her husband Rusty and Lynda Self. They are also blessed with three grandchildren, Casey Hancock, Lindsey Self and Jamie Self. They were married June 7, 1951 at Lyttleton St. Methodist Church, Camden .
Jason Crabb will be performing at El-Bethel Church's Family Life Center Thursday at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert is free, but love offerings will be accepted. El-Bethel Community Life Center is located at 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff. For more information, call Shirley Ward at 418-9700 or Joe Stine at 427-1527.
The Lugoff Optimists welcomed five students to the May meeting at Halls Restaurant in Lugoff. Oratorical contest finalists Austen Haney from Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, Claire Yount from L-EMS, Azhane Kinlaw from Stover Middle School (SMS) and Optimist Oratorical Contest State of South Carolina champion Nathan Fuller from SMS, performed their speeches for the audience. The Lugoff Optimist Club has sponsored three of the last six state champion oratorical contest winners. Pictured above are Haney, Yount, ...
Susan Witkowski, Executive Director of the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, receives a check for $4,000 from Ben Myers, Chairman of their Annual Golf Tournament.
Meleeia Danielle Kennington was presented with the Samantha Joy Sullivan Memorial Scholarship at the 2011 Bethune Chicken Strut. The scholarship was created in the memory of Samantha, Junior Miss Chicken Strut 2000. Samantha showed what true kindness as to everyone she met and graciously set an example for her peers as well as setting an example for girls of all ages in representing their title.
Graduates of the Applied Technology Education Campus practical nursing program were honored at a morning reception May 26 under the portico of the KershawHealth Karesh Center entrance.
Baby Miss Chicken Strut Winner: Keonna Aliyah Gillispie, 6-month-old daughter of Kaleena Gillispie and Keon Hough of Cassatt. Keonna also won best dressed. First runner-up: Bayleigh Cheyenne Melton, 7-month-old daughter of Jason and Samantha Melton. She also won photogenic and was signature group winner. Second runner-up: Jaylynn McKinzy Truesdale, 5-month-old daughter of Jackie Payne. She also won portfolio, prettiest eyes and smile. Third runner-up: Cheyenne Blackwell, 6-month-old daughter of Charlene and Thomas Blackwell of McBee. ...
Andrew Taylor of Lugoff-Elgin High School was awarded the Irene Gettys Scholarship from the Lugoff Optimist Club. The scholarship is worth $1,000. Taylor plans to attend the University of South Carolina and major in computer science. Standing with Taylor (from left) are his mother, Julie Taylor of Lugoff, scholarship chairman Charles Baxley and Lugoff Optimist Club President Henry Powers.
Food for the Soul, a Camden-based ministry that provides meals to the hungry and homeless in Kershaw County, will kick off its Pass the Plate! fundraising campaign on Sunday, when several area churches will collect special offerings to support the charitable organization. The campaign, which will conclude Sunday, August 14, will focus on "passing the plate" in local civic groups, community organizations, businesses and churches around the county.
The Camden Rotary Club awarded six scholarships to local seniors. Four students received $1,000 each and two students received $500 each for having the two highest SAT/ACT scores at Camden High School. Scholarship Chair Beth Watson (far left) stands with students (from left) Brittany Bradley, Mary Hay Gantt, India Robinson and Ashleigh Hough, all from CHS. Brad Diefendorf (far right) attends Camden Military Academy. Absent from photo is Jarrod Hughes from CHS.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will celebrate holiday season with their annual Christmas tea and ornament exchange.
The much anticipated Blaney-Elgin history book, A Sand Hills Revelation by Elgin author Madge Black Strickland, will debut with a book signing at Elgin Town Hall in downtown Elgin.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting today at the home of Sandy Shull. This is always a special meeting due to the time of year. It doesn't matter how old someone may be, there will be excitement and energy filling the air with the anticipation of Christmas. Although there will be no program this month, it is a perfect meeting to bring prospective new members.
Some of the most cherished Christmas customs and symbols were introduced in Britain and America during the 19th century Victorian Era, particularly the 1840s.
Drs. Moss and Owen of Camden recently provided dental screenings for children at Jackson Elementary School. Above, Dr. Cathy Moss screens a young student. In two hours, the dentists were able to screen 500 children.
"The Community Medical Clinic (CMC) held a festive 15-year anniversary party on November 14 at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Four hundred community supporters were invited to a red carpet awards show. Their collective efforts represent a community resolve that has provided health care to more than 5,000 Kershaw County patients from 1998 to 2013. This event was a thank you to clinic volunteers who have unselfishly given their time and financial assistance.
Camden ART's annual fall show will be on exhibit at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County beginning Friday and lasting until Jan. 16. A reception will be held Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery coinciding with the annual performance of The Nutcracker. (The FAC is closed for Christmas break from Dec. 23 until Jan.) A special viewing of the show during this time can be arranged by calling the FAC at 425-7676.
The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its annual Christmas concert on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. The show begins at 3 p.m. and admission is free.
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