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United Way of Kershaw County to host county-wide ‘Day of Caring’

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) will host a county-wide "Day of Caring" on Wednesday. The purpose of this event is to unite volunteers throughout the county to work at various projects like reading to children, leading financial literacy classes for hard-working families or delivering meals to homebound seniors to positively impact the community.

September 04, 2013 | | People & Places


Kershaw County youth wins first place in 4H gardening competition

Katherine Ellig of the Kershaw County 4H Horse Club has been named first place senior division winner in the 4H Gardening Project competition. Scores from Ellig's garden and record book will allow her to advance to the regional competition.

September 04, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Woman on a mission

Like many other graduates fresh out of college, Kaleigh Ward had plans to find a job and a house and begin her life as a young professional. Ward graduated in May from Furman University with a major in Sociology and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. This bright, articulate young woman had plans to stay in the upstate, Greenville area where she had begun to establish herself. She had plenty of friends there, a good gym and was plugged in to a local church. For Ward, life was good and the future seemed bright and comfortable.

August 26, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Camden, Lugoff officials ‘squeeze’ for a charitable cause on Tuesday

Tuesday was National Lemonade Day and Chick - Fil-A celebrated by hosting a "squeeze off" between the Camden Police and Fire Departments versus a team made up of the Lugoff Fire Department and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office to see who could squeeze the most lemons to make the most lemonade in a certain amount of time. Camden won, and as winners, they were allowed to donate the lemonade to the charity of their choice. They chose to give 30 gallons to Food for the Soul and 10 gallons to the Council on Aging.

August 21, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Salon to host Chemo with Style Event

Roxie Hart Salon of Camden will host "Chemo with Style" August 27 and October 29. This event is free and open to community members who are undergoing or who have recently undergone chemotherapy. The session will demonstrate how to wear turbans, scarves and wigs and will also give away these items.

August 21, 2013 | | People & Places


Happy 100th Birthday to Bernice Strader

Special to the C-I

August 21, 2013 | | People & Places


Johnson’s inspirational journey of ‘loss’

Camden native Brandie Johnson can be described as a hard worker in many respects. She graduated from Camden High School in 1999 and then four years later graduated from Columbia College with a B.S. in Business Administration. She has raised a daughter, Madaline, who is now 15. She also manages the office at McCoy Nursing Home in Bishopville.

August 21, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Several Kershaw County youths attend Palmetto Boys State

American Legion Palmetto Boys State is one of the most prestigious summer programs for rising seniors in the state. Boys State is a national American Legion sponsored program that began in 1935 and is held annually in every state except Hawaii.

August 21, 2013 | | People & Places


Local VFW post receives national award

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 8346 and Ladies Auxiliary of Ridgeway, received the Outstanding Community Service Post Award at the National Convention in Louisville, Ky., on July, 22. The reception was invitation only.

August 21, 2013 | | People & Places


'Seasons of the South' to benefit Food for the Soul

The ladies of the We Three musical ensemble have been performing together for 15 years and know a thing or two about putting together an entertaining show. But, as member Phyllis David puts it, they've been wanting to try something a little new and a little different.

August 21, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Kershaw County 4H senior team takes 1st place

The Kershaw County 4H Healthy Lifestyles Senior team won the 1st place award at the Regional 4H Healthy Lifestyles competition held on August 6 in Chester.

August 14, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Back to school 'Send off' at Boykin Park

The Boykin Park Neighborhood Group will present a special back to school event at 7 p.m. Saturday in the grassy area of the park, located at the corner of Campbell and Chestnut Streets.

August 14, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Louise Mickle Harvey scholarship awarded to Savannah Long

Bethesda Presbyterian Church recently awarded the Louise Mickle Harvey Scholarship fund to Savannah Long. Long is currently a second year medical student and University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She intends to pursue primary care residency and to return to Camden after her training concludes. The scholarship, which was established by the late Tom Mickle in 1995 in memory of his wife who had the desire to be a doctor, is awarded to a deserving female medical student from this area. During the past 17 years, an excess of $117,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 12 different ...

August 14, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


'Seasons of South' program to benefit Food for the Soul

The ladies of the We Three musical ensemble have been performing together for 15 years and know a thing or two about putting together an entertaining show. But, as member Phyllis David puts it, they've been wanting to try something a little new and a little different.

August 14, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Animal activist remembered

To say that long-time Kershaw County Humane Society president Judy Thiel was an advocate for the proper treatment and care of animals in Kershaw County is a grave understatement. "What Judy did extended much further than Kershaw," said Thiel's long-time coworker and friend, Sharon Jones. Jones, who is the director of the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, spoke about Thiel's dedication and activism for all aspects of nature. "She loved wildlife. She loved whales and monkeys, all animals. She put land into a conservation foundation -- she protected trees just as much as she protected puppies and kittens."

August 12, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


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Lugoff couple featured on 700 Club

A Lugoff couple was recently featured on the 700 Club, a television show broadcast by Christian Broadcast Ministries.

February 05, 2016 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Lugoff-Elgin High School senior is 2016 BGCM Youth of the Year

Tyler Maple, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) is the 2016 Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands (BGCM) Youth of the Year.

February 05, 2016 | | People & Places


W.A.R.M. volunteers

February 05, 2016 | | People & Places


KHGC meets Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Proctor Hall. Marguerite Glasgow wil host the group; Sherry Sweet-Miller, Grace ...

February 05, 2016 | | People & Places


CGC meets Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on February 8th in the dining hall on the third floor of the Karesh Wing at ...

February 05, 2016 | | People & Places


Kershaw County Master Gardener Association’s "Know To Grow" seminar a success

The Kershaw County Master Gardener Association's "Know To Grow" seminar, held Jan. 16 at the American Legion, was a success, according to event organizers.

February 02, 2016 | | People & Places


Donation

Pinedale Residential Center residents and volunteers donated blankets to New Day on Mill. Residents included Jean Ogburn, Cathy Davis and Betty Hollis. Volunteers included Carolyn ...

February 02, 2016 | | People & Places


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