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Camden student chosen homecoming representative

Camden resident Mary Margaret Green, a student at Thomas Sumter Academy in Dalzell, was chosen last month by members of her class to represent the ninth grade in the school's homecoming court. Her escort that evening was ninth grade class president Drake McCormick of Sumter. Thomas Sumter's varsity football team trounced Richard Winn Academy 34 to 0 during the homecoming game, a contributing step toward Thomas Sumter's 10-1 season and current SCISA Region AA Championship standing, the school's fourth year in a row.

November 19, 2010 | | Localife


Farmer’s Market hosts Farm Day

The Kershaw County Farmers Market will bustle with extra energy Saturday in celebration of its annual Farm Day.

November 19, 2010 | | Localife


The faces of hunger, homelessness

In the spring of 2010, John and Samantha Smith* found themselves in a though situation. Their landlord decided to sell the home they were living in and John still couldn't find a steady job. At that time, they were living in Richland County.

November 17, 2010 | Keri Boyce | Localife


Food for the Soul names director, plans to open doors in December

Food for the Soul announced today that Fred Ogburn has been named Director of the Camden-based ministry that provides meals to the hungry and homeless.

November 17, 2010 | | Localife


A promise well kept

Keeping a promise he made to a group of fifth graders at Bethune Elementary School in 2005, Clifton Harryton Anderson (far right), a retired mental health professional, volunteer mentor and the recipient of the Order of the Silver Crescent, the state's highest honor for volunteer and community service, has made unannounced regular visits with the students each year since 2005. In the beginning, he spoke with the students about peer pressure, bullying, anger, self-esteem, attitude, making healthy decisions and adapting to new situations during their educational journey. Oct. 26, he visited the students, who are in the eleventh grade ...

November 17, 2010 | | Localife


Local cook wins first place for cake at S.C. State Fair

Jenny Elyand of Lugoff took home a first place ribbon for her cake (pictured above) in the S.C. State Fair Home and Craft Cake Decorating contest. Elyand competed in the amateur division and won a $37 for her efforts. This is the first cake she has entered in a contest. "I've been making cakes as a hobby for a while, but I never did anything like this," she said. "It really wasn't as hard as it looks."

November 15, 2010 | | Localife


Little, Teen Miss Kershaw County crowned

The Little Miss/Teen Miss Camden-Kershaw County pageant was held on Oct. 23 in Camden. The winners in each category will represent Camden and Kershaw County in the Little Miss South Carolina pageant to be held in Hartsville, June 2011. The winners in the younger divisions are:

November 15, 2010 | | Localife


Eagle Scout completes prayer garden for Lugoff Church

Tyler Hand, above, built a prayer garden as his Eagle Scout Project for the Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. Tyler is a senior patrol leader in Troop 303, Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. The troop is part of the Wateree district of the Indian Waters Council. Tyler has been a scout since starting as a tiger cub in first grade. He is currently attending Lugoff-Elgin High School as a freshman. Tyler has earned 24 merit badges including 12 Eagle badges. Tyler broke ground for his Eagle Scout project at the end of August and recently competed it. Tyler ...

November 12, 2010 | | Localife


Kershaw County bands wrap up successful season

When you think of something competitive, what do you think about? Most people relate it to a sport, such as football or basketball. When I think of something competitive, I think about marching band. Every year, thousands of high school students across the state work from mid-July through October to prepare for marching band competitions. This is no different in our county. This year, all three high schools: Lugoff-Elgin, Camden, and North Central bands all participated in competitions this season.

November 12, 2010 | Dylan Sims NCHS Columnist | Localife


Date set for Lights of Lugoff parade

The 2010 Lights of Lugoff Parade will be held Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. As in the past, the parade will travel down U.S. 1 from the BP Station to S.C. 34, or the McDonald's. The Lights of Lugoff Parade is one of the few night time parades in the state. The annual parade sponsor is the Lugoff Optimist Club along with local businesses. Parade entry forms can be obtained at the First Palmetto Bank in Lugoff or by visiting www.lightsoflugoff.com. For questions, contact parade chairperson Sherri Bar at 420-0146.

November 12, 2010 | | Localife


Happy 90th Birthday!

Polly Todd of Camden celebrated her 90th birthday on Nov. 6. She is the widow of the late Archie "Bubber" Todd Jr. She was born Nov. 6, 1920 in Anderson and moved to Camden in 1970 with her family. She retired from teaching math at Camden High School in 1982. Mrs. Todd celebrated her birthday last Saturday with family and friends at Pinedale Residential Center in Camden.

November 12, 2010 | | Localife


United Way partners to put end to hunger and homelessness

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is being observed across the country the week before Thanksgiving. The Kershaw County Housing Partnership is sponsoring the following local events with the hope that all citizens will participate in at least one event.

November 10, 2010 | | Localife


Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County in need of volunteers

The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County offers out patient care to Kershaw County residents who have no health insurance and can not pay for health care or medications. The clinic is recruiting volunteers to staff the front desk, to screen new patients for eligibility, to fill medication orders and to serve on special event and fundraising committees. There is also a special need for health professionals such as RN's, CNA's, or Medical Assistants to take vital signs and blood sugar levels.

November 10, 2010 | | Localife


CCM in need

Christian Community Ministries is in need of these items for the food pantry:

November 10, 2010 | | Localife


Camden Media to sponsor community publicity seminar

Do you handle the publicity for a local community organization, non-profit group, civic club, charitable organization, church, garden club, school group, reunion committee or other group? Camden Media Co., publisher of the Chronicle-Independent and West Wateree Chronicle, invites you to a one-hour seminar on the best way to get your information published in our newspapers.

November 10, 2010 | | Localife


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Woodworkers Club collects and delivers school supplies

The Kershaw County Woodworkers Club started collecting school supplies back in June for their annual school supplies drive.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


4H recognizes L-EHS student for leadership

Clemson University's 4H program recently named Lugoff-Elgin High School senior Sidney Goff as one of 10 state winners at its 4H Congress Awards Banquet. Sidney's award includes a college scholarship and trip to the National 4H Congress in Atlanta.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


Kershaw County quilters will attend Quilts of Valor event

Quilters from around South Carolina, including the Quilters of Kershaw County, will attend a fundraiser for the S.C. Quilts of Valor (QOV) Foundation on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the S.C. National Guard Armory in Columbia.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


Morris College residence halls to be named for two Kershaw County women

Morris College opened two new residence halls this year, and is naming one of them one in honor of two deceased Kershaw County natives: Dr. Daisy B. Alexander and Audree Adamson Clark. The new structures were made possible by a 10 million dollar gift given by Dr. Solomon Jackson Jr.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


Pine Tree Hill Elementary and North Central Middle School students observe 9/11

North Central Middle School students read a script accounting the 9/11 events minute by minute. They read the exact time when the first plane crashed into the Twin Towers, the exact time when President George W. Bush was notified, the exact time that the second plane crashed into the towers, the exact time that the Pentagon was struck and more events that occured on that day. Pine Tree Hill students observed 9/11 by wearing red, white and blue, and they had special lessons about the importance of that day.

September 18, 2014 | | Localife


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