Meleeia Danielle Kennington was presented with the Samantha Joy Sullivan Memorial Scholarship at the 2011 Bethune Chicken Strut. The scholarship was created in the memory of Samantha, Junior Miss Chicken Strut 2000. Samantha showed what true kindness as to everyone she met and graciously set an example for her peers as well as setting an example for girls of all ages in representing their title.
Graduates of the Applied Technology Education Campus practical nursing program were honored at a morning reception May 26 under the portico of the KershawHealth Karesh Center entrance.
Baby Miss Chicken Strut Winner: Keonna Aliyah Gillispie, 6-month-old daughter of Kaleena Gillispie and Keon Hough of Cassatt. Keonna also won best dressed. First runner-up: Bayleigh Cheyenne Melton, 7-month-old daughter of Jason and Samantha Melton. She also won photogenic and was signature group winner. Second runner-up: Jaylynn McKinzy Truesdale, 5-month-old daughter of Jackie Payne. She also won portfolio, prettiest eyes and smile. Third runner-up: Cheyenne Blackwell, 6-month-old daughter of Charlene and Thomas Blackwell of McBee. ...
Andrew Taylor of Lugoff-Elgin High School was awarded the Irene Gettys Scholarship from the Lugoff Optimist Club. The scholarship is worth $1,000. Taylor plans to attend the University of South Carolina and major in computer science. Standing with Taylor (from left) are his mother, Julie Taylor of Lugoff, scholarship chairman Charles Baxley and Lugoff Optimist Club President Henry Powers.
Food for the Soul, a Camden-based ministry that provides meals to the hungry and homeless in Kershaw County, will kick off its Pass the Plate! fundraising campaign on Sunday, when several area churches will collect special offerings to support the charitable organization. The campaign, which will conclude Sunday, August 14, will focus on "passing the plate" in local civic groups, community organizations, businesses and churches around the county.
The Camden Rotary Club awarded six scholarships to local seniors. Four students received $1,000 each and two students received $500 each for having the two highest SAT/ACT scores at Camden High School. Scholarship Chair Beth Watson (far left) stands with students (from left) Brittany Bradley, Mary Hay Gantt, India Robinson and Ashleigh Hough, all from CHS. Brad Diefendorf (far right) attends Camden Military Academy. Absent from photo is Jarrod Hughes from CHS.
Lady Gamecock coach and three-time Olympic gold medalist Dawn Staley and Ms. South Carolina -- United States 2011 Laura Holley will offer motivational speeches at the Second annual Girl Power event sponsored by the Family Resource Center Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. at the Health Resource Center at 124 Battleship Road in Camden.
Volunteers of the Kershaw County Red Cross Center are on call 24 hours a day, seven days of the week to respond to any disasters that may occur and to deliver emergency communications to members of the armed
David and Brenda Cole of Camden celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary June 3, 2011. They were honored with a surprise luncheon with family and friends June 4, 2011 at Springvale Baptist Church in Lugoff. The couple was married June 3, in Charlotte, North Carolina. They have three children: Brent Cole and wife Sharon of Lugoff, Lorrie Scudder and husband Keith of Sumter, and Terry Lynn Higgins and husband David of Camden. They have six grandchildren: ...
Bill and Brenda Haynes of Lugoff were married on June 4, 1960 in Camden. They will celebrate their fifty-first anniversary on June 4, 2011.
Roosevelt Halley (left) and David Engram (right) left on May 19 to help with the relief efforts in Epes, Ala., where the homes of hundreds of people were torn apart in late April by violent storms and tornados. Halley and Engram helped work on damaged homes of victims. They also carried a truckload of supplies with them. Some of the supplies included bottled water, instant meals, cleaning products, paper towels and other needed items. The ...
The Camden High School Class of 1981 is planning a 30th reunion June 18, at 7 p.m. at the KershawHealth Resource Center, located at 124 Battleship Road, Camden.
The Elgin Police Department (EPD) delivered a load of fun at its first Elgin Podunk International Challenge (EPIC) May 14 to raise money for the EPD's annual Toy Round Up and Caring Hands charity, which provides food and toys to families during the holiday season. The EPD also provides regular check-ups on the elderly in the Elgin community to ensure their safety and well-being. The festival kicked off with a welcome from Mayor Brad Hanley ...
The late James and Nell Smith, former co-owners of Camden Food Shop, created a scholarship for students attending local Baptist churches with high academic achievement.
The May meeting of the King Haiglar Garden Club was held May 9 at Proctor Hall. Officers for the 2011-12 garden club year were installed and awards for the 2010-11 garden club year were presented. Nancy Carlson was named King Haiglar Garden Club Member of the Year. New members inducted were Sandra G. Lease and Ellen Vaughan. Officers for the 2012-11 year are Judy Smith, corresponding secretary; Jane Hannon, first vice-president; Cheryl Black, recording secretary; ...
While Christmas is a busy and exciting time for most everyone, it's especially busy and exciting this year for Julia Halford, Phyllis David and Linda Higgins of the local musical ensemble,We Three. The trio will be performing at various Christmas singing events, both locally and out of town. Among those events will be several release parties for its first album Christmas Blessings. The group has release parties scheduled for Friday at Bend Dusty's and ...
The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) will have the honor of escorting Santa Claus through the neighborhoods in Lugoff again this year. Santa will be escorted through different areas of the Lugoff community each night. Lugoff firefighters enjoy this event each year so children can have the opportunity to see the "Jolly One" before he comes on Christmas night.
Local artist and gardener Brenda Konitzer will sign her new cookbook What's Cooking at Dry Branch Ranch? Saturday, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Books on Broad at 944 Broad St, in Camden. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Samples from some of the book's recipes, such as pumpkin bread, mushroom and onion dip and seafood pizza dip will be available.
A 43-foot-long replica of the H.L. Hunley will return to the Camden Archives and Museum on Friday and Saturday. The replica last appeared in Camden in May 2012.
The Camden Rotary Club will host its annual "Meet Santa on the Town Green" event after Saturday's Christmas parade in downtown Camden. Santa Claus will be available for pictures and giving out candy canes until 2 p.m. Community members are encouraged to come share those Christmas wishes with Santa Claus.
The family of Edward and Louise Allen extend sincere congratulations to the couple who will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Allen were married December 12, 1953.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will celebrate holiday season with their annual Christmas tea and ornament exchange.
The much anticipated Blaney-Elgin history book, A Sand Hills Revelation by Elgin author Madge Black Strickland, will debut with a book signing at Elgin Town Hall in downtown Elgin.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting today at the home of Sandy Shull. This is always a special meeting due to the time of year. It doesn't matter how old someone may be, there will be excitement and energy filling the air with the anticipation of Christmas. Although there will be no program this month, it is a perfect meeting to bring prospective new members.
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