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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 | | People & Places


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 | | People & Places


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 | | People & Places


CCM in need

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

November 10, 2010 | | People & Places


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 | | People & Places


CHS students design scarecrows for class

More than 700 students participated in the Scarecrow Project at Camden High School (CHS) as part of Team Read Week. The 33 classes that participated created almost 40 scarecrows that are now on display in the Camden High School Library. Each scarecrow had to be designed by using certain elements that students learned in particular classes. Meredith Kirkland's integrated business application class posed with their robot scarecrow, "Ram." The scarecrows will be on display until Thanksgiving.

November 08, 2010 | | People & Places


Camden Garden Club to host 'bold and beautiful' themed meeting

Last month, the Camden Garden Club had a fabulous meeting. It was a perfect day in a perfect setting. The home had large picture windows from every room creating an open airy feeling as you looked out over Colonial Lake.

November 05, 2010 | | People & Places


Camden Junior Welfare League gives community service award

Sarah Hammond, Camden Junior Welfare League president, presented Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd with the community service award at the fall dinner meeting on Oct. 4 at the Mill Pond Steakhouse in Boykin.

November 05, 2010 | | People & Places


King Haiglar Garden Club takes field trip

The King Haiglar Garden Club will gather at the home of Nancy Wylie, 414 Laurens St. Camden for a field trip. All attending should be at Nancy's by 11:20 a.m. on Monday for departure.

November 05, 2010 | | People & Places


Camden Fire Department acquires pet oxygen masks

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) has placed into two sets of oxygen mask for household pets into service. The department has received two sets of these oxygen mask for pets along with training videos on their use from a Charleston group, Oxygen Masks For Pets, headed up by Janet Fincannon. Each set contains three masks that will fit small, medium and large pets. These masks have features that will allow them to be used on conscious and unconscious animals. The donation of these specially designed (and potentially lifesaving) pet oxygen mask sets will enable the CFD to efficiently administer oxygen ...

November 05, 2010 | | People & Places


CHS Homecoming

Camden High School celebrated Homecoming on Oct. 15. Above is the Homecoming Court and Escorts, (From left) first runner-up Tyler Smith escorted by Will Hough, represented senior player Alvonta Jenkins; Homecoming Queen Kenya Wilson escorted by Bryan Williams, representing senior player Jerrod Beaufort; second runner-up Shaniqua Gray escorted by Mitchell Forrest, representing senior player Jeffery Belton.

November 03, 2010 | | People & Places


L-EHS Homecoming

Lugoff-Elgin High School celebrated Homecoming in October. The Homecoming Court included (from left) Caressa Samuel, first runner-up; Kayla Portee, Homecoming Queen; Rachel Gogan, second runner-up; Spirit Princess, Jana Morse and Hannah Spears, Spirit Queen. Not pictured are Darius Custard, Homecoming King; Justin Tucker, first runner-up; and Tripp O'Cain, second runner-up.

November 03, 2010 | | People & Places


Lights of Love fund-raising project to begin Nov. 15

The Hospital Auxiliary of Kershaw County begins its annual Lights of Love fund-raising project on Nov. 15. The program will continue through Jan. 1, 2011.

November 03, 2010 | | People & Places


Ben Franklin to make appearance at Historic Camden

"Benjamin Franklin," America's beloved founding father, is coming to Camden Thursday and Friday. Even though it's 220 years later, it makes sense. After all, Camden was host to a slew of Revolutionary War-era notables such as President George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette, and patriot generals Horatio Gates, Nathanael Greene, and Baron de Kalb.

November 01, 2010 | | People & Places


Local student collects bikes to help less fortunate families during Christmas

Each year Outreach Bicycles for Needy Children continues to advance the cause of donating bicycles to underprivileged children.

November 01, 2010 | | People & Places


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