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MHAKC presents special awards at annual membership meeting

Mental Health America of Kershaw County held its 48th annual membership dinner meeting, Nov. 11, in the fellowship center at First Baptist in Camden. The speaker was John Brown, a mental health specialist and an Episcopal priest who is a chaplain with Columbia Area Mental Health Clinic. He was introduced by Richard Guess, executive director of Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Center in Sumter.

December 29, 2010 | | People & Places


CFD presents firefighters with awards during Christmas party

In these photographs, the Camden Fire Department (CFD) awards its annual Chief Carl S. Hammond Career and Volunteer Firefighter awards during its Christmas party Dec. 10 at the Health Resource Center. Hammond's grandson, Jacob Hammond (left) and CFD Chief John Bowers (right) presented the awards. The recipient of the Career award was Engineer Skip Hannon and the Volunteer award to Chaplain Jimmy Atkerson. Hammond's late grandfather was a longtime Camden Fire Department chief.

December 27, 2010 | | People & Places


ATEC student awarded scholarship

The National Society Daughters of the American Colonists goals are to be patriotic, historical and educational in honoring our heritage.

December 27, 2010 | | People & Places


Girl Scout Troop 968 presents Bronze Awards

Mary Kessler, Karma Furlow, and Kierra Addison, all from Girl Scout Troop No. 968, completed the requirements for the Girl Scout's Bronze Award. They now join the first seven to ever accomplish this award in Kershaw county.

December 27, 2010 | | People & Places


Merry Christmas from the McCaskills

Robert and Dianne McCaskill's home in Bethune has quickly become a tourist attraction in the small town after lighting their yard for Christmas. The two have been decorating their home for the past 35 years.

December 24, 2010 | Keri Boyce | People & Places


County students compete in Christmas Card Contest

The results of the Kershaw County Recreation Department annual Christmas Card Contest sponsored by First Palmetto Savings Bank are in. All schools participating were combined (by each grade), for the over-all cash prize winners. All winners and honorable mentions are on display at the First Palmetto Savings Bank on East DeKalb Street. These cards may be picked up at the Recreation Department office any time after Dec. 30. Overall winners are:

December 24, 2010 | | People & Places


Goin’ to the chapel

Last Sunday morning, Denise Kniphfer walked into Swift Creek Church wearing camouflage high heels.

December 22, 2010 | Keri Boyce | People & Places


How to keep the ‘happy’ in your holidays

This is the time of the year when family and friends come together to celebrate the holidays. The most common holiday hazards people contact the Poison Center for include: holiday plants, decorations and alcohol.

December 20, 2010 | | People & Places


Happy 50th Anniversary!

Betty and Bill Coker of Camden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 18. They were married at the First Baptist Church in Turbeville, S.C. Bill is retired from DuPont.

December 17, 2010 | | People & Places


Trains, tractors, a Towns holiday treat

Paul Towns and his wife, Sarah, are continuing a 13-year tradition of setting up lights and trains for their community to enjoy.

December 17, 2010 | Keri Boyce | People & Places


WARMing homes after the holidays

It's been 22 years since Sara and Richard Hagins formed the Weatherization And Repair Ministry (WARM).

December 15, 2010 | Keri Boyce | People & Places


Rock Hill Church celebrates 143 years

On Nov. 28 Rock Hill Baptist Church, located at 1060 Shivers Green Road, Ridgeway, held its new church dedication services. For 143 years, the church was located at 1034 Shivers Green Rd.

December 13, 2010 | | People & Places


Finding the Road to Recovery offered by the American Cancer Society

Every day across the nation thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there. In Kershaw County, there are patients that need a ride to treatment but don't have family members, neighbors or friends that they can depend on. You can make a difference.

December 13, 2010 | | People & Places


Jackson class reunion cruise

Members and friends of the various Jackson High School Chapters throughout the United States attended their 2010 reunion on a Bermuda Cruise on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas, Oct. 9 -14, which sailed out of Cape Liberty, Bayonne, N.J.

December 13, 2010 | | People & Places


Practice fire safety during the holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, there is an increased excitement about adorning our homes with the traditional decorations of Christmas trees, ornaments and garlands. Holiday decorations, as beautiful as they are, can also be an added home fire hazard. Statistics provided by the National Fire Protection Association reveal that a candle fire in the home is reported to a fire department every 30 minutes and each year, fire departments respond to roughly 260 structure fires caused by Christmas trees.

December 10, 2010 | | People & Places


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