The Golden Club of Kershaw County recently inducted its first two female members, Kitty Baxley and Anne Porath, at its Thursday meeting. The Golden Club was originally chartered as a chapter of Kiwanis International, called Golden K. After concluding that the overhead for Kiwanis International was too high, the Golden Club decided to make more effective uses of their resources by forming an independent club. It is now chartered as a non-profit organization by ...
From Bethune to Blaney, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) kicked off its 2013 county-wide campaign Wednesday. The event saw various agencies, organizations, schools and individuals throughout the county contributing various acts of charity. "Sometimes it's just too easy to sit back and write the check and never get involved, so this year we decided to come out and take part in the community activities and actually do something that ...
Kim McCathern and State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk of Books on Broad helped out with United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) Day of Caring on September 11. McCathern and Funderburk cleaned and brought in new books and toys for the family visitation room at the Department of Social Services office. Funderburk said Books on Broad wanted to help provide a welcoming place "for when children who have been placed in the system are visiting ...
The American Red Cross is holding several classes in Camden to provide residents with an opportunity to be trained to help in times of disaster.
The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County (CMCKC) will host its annual Autumn Attic Sale in Springdale Plaza between Belk's and Goodwill, beginning with a preview party September 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is $20 at the door and all who attend receive priority shopping opportunities and champagne.
Deb McAbee and Jill Bettendorf of Community Medical Clinic are looking for volunteers to help staff an attic sale. This sale will be held in an effort to raise funds to benefit the clinic.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Special to the C-I Some folks like to tell stories about walking to work in ankle deep snow wearing boots and how that experience made them tougher…..but some folks really did it. Bernice Strader is one who did. She says "it kept me going." This week she will celebrate her 100th birthday and now uses a walker, but she quickly adds that it "doesn't get me down -- I still ...
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.
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.
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.
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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