Toshia Portee had been out of school for approximately 20 years when she enrolled at Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC). According to Portee, the support she received from Central Carolina employee Dee Dee Galuppi made all the difference in helping her with the transition.
September 10, 2012|
|People & Places
Until he died of fever aside the Mississippi River in 1542, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto had been on a quest to find riches, especially gold, to fill his coffers. Confident the precious metal existed in what today is Southeast America, de Soto amassed more than 600 men, 200 horses, massive Irish wolfhounds and numerous pigs to accompany him on what would be a four year exploration or entrada.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is planning to show the Southeastern Americana exhibit on Saturday, Sept. 15. In conjunction with the finale of Kershaw County's Got Talent, a black and white photography exhibit by Lugoff photographer Robbie Hinson will open in the Bassett Gallery with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. followed by the Kershaw County's Got Talent Finale at 7 p.m. The exhibit will run through Oct. 12.
Camden High School's (CHS) band room filled with students warming up for practice Wednesday afternoon. An impromptu jam session broke out for a few minutes before CHS band director Robert Spitler called students to run through scales.
Adriana McMurphy, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, was named the state champion in the 4-H dressage competition. She is 18 years old and has been a 4-Her in the Kershaw County 4H Horse Club for one and a half years. She serves as treasurer for her club and has been riding and competing since elementary school. She is the daughter of James and Karen McMurphy.
Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) band members are setting their sights on making state finals this year. To get there, members have to dedicate more than eight hours a week practicing and perfecting band routines.
August 29, 2012|
|People & Places
The Gardening Girls Study Club are pictured here at Cedar Knoll (located in Camden), former home of Lucy B. Pomeroy, the second president of the Garden Club of South Carolina Inc. and former president of the Camden Garden Club.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is proud to announce auditions for Kershaw County's Got Talent. Beginning Sept. 4, the FAC will hold three nights of auditions throughout the county for the third annual Kershaw County's Got Talent -- a talent competition for Kershaw County residents. This year, there are two categories: Youth, ages 6 to 15, and Adult, ages 16 and up. The final competition is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15 at the FAC of Kershaw County. Kershaw County's Got Talent is sponsored by McDonalds of Camden.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) held its STARS camp at Lugoff Elgin Middle School the week of July 23. Other STARS camps were held at North Central and in Camden. The acronym STARS stands for Self discipline, Teamwork, Attitude, Respect and Service. Middle school age campers learned how to be safe on the Internet, the importance of wearing seat belts, anti-bullying techniques, crime scene investigation, forensics, prosecuting criminal cases, basic first aid, the dangers of substance abuse, fire safety and general police techniques.
While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!
The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...