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Congressional Gold Medal presented in honor of the late Cpl. John Dais

On Sept. 2, the late Cpl. John Dais was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor for distinguished achievement, for his service in the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific from 1942-1949. Dais served as a Montford Point Marine, the first group of African-American men to integrate the Marine Corps.

October 01, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Congressional Gold Medal presented in honor of the late Cpl. John Dais

On Sept. 2, the late Cpl. John Dais was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor for distinguished achievement, for his service in the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific from 1942-1949. Dais served as a Montford Point Marine, the first group of African-American men to integrate the Marine Corps.

October 01, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Rachel Joy Scott’s chain of kindness

"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People never know how far a little kindness can go,"

September 26, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Rachel’s Challenge is for all of us

When I first heard about Rachel's Challenge coming to Lugoff-Elgin Middle School I wasn't sure what to expect. Well, then again, I expected a run-of-the-mill "be kind to others" presentation. I wondered what relevance a school tragedy that occurred 13 years ago could have today.

September 26, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


God’s Helpers to host mother, daughter banquet

God's Helpers will celebrate their annual Mother/Daughter Banquet on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. The guest speaker will be Elder Millie Nelson. Nelson is a Congregational Specialist with the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. In this position, Nelson equips and connects local churches to empower them to be effective in ministry to the communities they serve.

September 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Rachel’s Challenge coming to L-EMS

On April 20, 1999, one of the most horrific school shootings in U.S. history took place at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado.

September 21, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Auditions Announced for the FAC’s Holiday Production: A Christmas Story

Auditions for a holiday favorite, A Christmas Story, will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Wood Auditorium starting at 7 p.m.

September 21, 2012 | | People & Places


CCM food pantry in critical need of certain food items

Around 10:30 a.m. Friday, many people might have just enjoyed a mid-morning snack or might have been discussing with co-workers where they would like to eat for lunch. One Camden resident sat in an office at Christian Community Ministries (CCM) requesting food to help her family get through the week.

September 17, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Camden resident appointed as a Cecchetti USA National Examiner

Cecchetti USA, a national organization of dance educators, is pleased to announce Camden resident Judith Hawkesworth has been appointed as a Cecchetti USA National Examiner.

September 14, 2012 | | People & Places


The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County hosts 2012 annual meeting

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will host its annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Jim & Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing at the FAC. Donors, friends, participants and volunteers are especially invited to gather as the Center reviews its accomplishments in 2011-2012 and announce its plans for an exciting 2012-2013 season.

September 14, 2012 | | People & Places


September is National Literacy Month

"Literacy is at the root of a person's ability to succeed and the family is at the heart."

September 14, 2012 | | People & Places


Kendall Park fall stroll

September 14, 2012 | | People & Places


United Way of Kershaw County celebrates its 2013 campaign kickoff

Monday, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) kicked off its 2013 campaign by visiting organizations from their five division sites.

September 12, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


DME’s Race To Read set for Sept. 29; early registration deadline extended to Sept. 12

For the past four years, when the Doby's Mill Elementary's (DME) Race to Read participants have lined up, there's been at least two members of the Adongo family present. It's become a tradition the family looks forward to.

September 12, 2012 | | People & Places


Camden Walmart awards local KCSD schools with grants

For the third year in a row, Camden Walmart has partnered with the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to sponsor the Stuff a Bus promotion, making the students the real winners.

September 10, 2012 | | People & Places


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Under the Sun onstage for Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Councilwoman Laurie Parks recognized at dinner

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Taking it to the streets

A new idea to provide clothing to those who need it is coming to Kershaw County.

May 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


How to protect your pets from extreme heat

Extreme heat can be unpleasant for anyone, and pets are no exception. While it's easy for men and women to detect if their bodies are responding negatively to heat, those warning signs may not be so prevalent in pets, who may suffer in silence as the mercury continues to rise.

May 20, 2015 | | People & Places


WES student achievement

Wateree Elementary School teacher Carolyn Clippard's 5th grade class completed more than 100,000 problems in IXL, an online math program.

May 20, 2015 | | People & Places


Magic Tricks at Wateree Elementary

Adrian the Magician showed up at Wateree Elementary as a reward for the school's recent fund raiser. Every magician needs an assistant and he had plenty of volunteers.

May 18, 2015 | | People & Places


Tomato info available at KC Farmers Market Saturday

Attention gardeners: if you have questions about tomatoes, get them answered by a master gardener Saturday.

May 18, 2015 | | People & Places


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