The Lugoff Optimists welcomed five students to the May meeting at Halls Restaurant in Lugoff. Oratorical contest finalists Austen Haney from Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, Claire Yount from L-EMS, Azhane Kinlaw from Stover Middle School (SMS) and Optimist Oratorical Contest State of South Carolina champion Nathan Fuller from SMS, performed their speeches for the audience. The Lugoff Optimist Club has sponsored three of the last six state champion oratorical contest winners. Pictured above are Haney, Yount, Lugoff Optimist Warren Wood, Kinlaw and Fuller.
Susan Witkowski, Executive Director of the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, receives a check for $4,000 from Ben Myers, Chairman of their Annual Golf Tournament.
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
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: Austin Higgins, Brady Higgins, Hannah Cole, Nicholas Scudder, Mackenzie Higgins, and Sydney Scudder.
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 supplies were donated by Lugoff Elgin Faculty and Staff, Zandra McFadden, Lil Gaines, Diane Stancil, Levonne Springs, Tiffany Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cook, Debbie ...
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 and the Pledge of Allegiance. Games, food and entertainment were offered for all ages. Highlights of the event included Otis Singleton and Heidi Thorton ...