This week 63 youth and adult volunteers have worked in Kershaw County repairing homes for four families. The Wateree camp has volunteers from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Arkansas. Home repairs are free of charge and include roofing, plumbing, painting, flooring, carpentry and other construction projects. Salkehatchie Summer Service is a ministy of the South Carolina United Methodist Church involving more than 3,500 volunteers in more than 50 locations. Salkehatchie is a life changing experience for youth. For more information, contact Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church at 432-3191.
The Camden Junior Welfare League announces its 2011 scholarship recipients. This scholarship is awarded to three seniors in Kershaw County that plan to pursue careers in a "helping" profession. These high school seniors will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to help pay for college expenses. Recipients included Julia Belton of Lugoff-Elgin High School, Haylee Gause of Camden High School and Anna Rollings of the Governor's School. The Camden League offers scholarships annually and interested seniors should contact their guidance department for more information
Get ready to rock 'n roll with the sounds of Blue Condition at the June performance of the popular outdoor concert series Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) Scheduled for Friday, this concert promises to be the best yet. The concert will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and will take place behind the Wood Auditorium.
Elgin twins Blaize and Mary-Grace Hill are still making waves in the entertainment industry. The two five-year-olds had the opportunity to meet rapper Lil Romeo and Master P as well as actor Tommy Ford earlier this summer in Atlanta. In July, the twins plan to travel to Pittsburg Pa. where they will attend The Great American Model and Talent search for the opportunity to start in a screen play for a film project held in Los Angles. The twin's faces will also appear in the upcoming movie "UNSPOKEN WORD" playing the role of orphans.
South Carolina has the ninth-worst obesity rate in the country, according to essmsc.org and dedicated individuals in Kershaw County are making an effort to battle that statistic and prevent obesity.
The 75th anniversary celebration of the Miss South Carolina Pageant and the Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant 2011 will be held June 25 through July 2 in Columbia.
The Camden High School Class of 1981 is planning a 30th reunion Saturday, at 7 p.m. at the KershawHealth Resource Center, located at 124 Battleship Road, Camden.
Sarah Elizabeth Hilton, 9, took part in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program for third-grade students. The program offers students a hands-on gardening experience by giving them the tools to grow colossal cabbages. Sarah's cabbage grew to a whopping 24 pounds. After tending to the cabbage, Sarah made the decision to donate her large leafy produce to Food for the Soul to help feed those in need. Sarah is the daughter of Steve and Patti B. Hilton and is a student at Pine Tree Hill
James F. Nesbitt celebrated his 90th birthday June 9. A surprise birthday party was planned for June 4 with about 300 people in attendance, which included the children, in-laws, grandchildren with their families, great-grandchildren, nieces with their families, nephews with their families, and many, many friends.
Jerryl and Betty Blyther celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 7, 2011. They have two children, Jerie Hancock and her husband Rusty and Lynda Self. They are also blessed with three grandchildren, Casey Hancock, Lindsey Self and Jamie Self. They were married June 7, 1951 at Lyttleton St. Methodist Church, Camden .
Jason Crabb will be performing at El-Bethel Church's Family Life Center Thursday at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert is free, but love offerings will be accepted. El-Bethel Community Life Center is located at 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff. For more information, call Shirley Ward at 418-9700 or Joe Stine at 427-1527.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Downes Iselin of Camden are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tinsley Simonds Iselin to Dakota Lee Hadley, son of Lee Wayne Hadley of Orange, Texas and Susan Palmer of Palm Beach, Florida. Miss Iselin is the granddaughter of the late Andrew Simonds Drury and Mary Murray Bennett Drury of Charleston. She is also the granddaughter of the late Oliver Iselin Jr. of Glen Head, New York and the late Elizabeth Downes Iselin of Camden, New South Wales. Mr. Hadley is the grandson of the late Allen Van Palmer and the late Barbara Ann ...
North Central Middle School's Jr. Beta Club sponsored a "Operation Christmas Child" shoebox project this year and collected more than a dozen boxes.
The Auxiliary of KershawHealth began its annual "Lights of Love" fundraising project Nov. 15 and it will run through Jan. 1, 2015.
Fred J. Florian and Pearl Polinski Florian of Camden Celebrated 60 years of marriage Nov. 20. The couple married in 1954 at St. Hilary's Catholic Church in Washington, Pa. They have five sons: Fred. M, Tony, Robert, Bill and Chris. The couple has four grandchildren: Derick, Thomas, Kayla and Rachel.
Howard and Cornelia (Keys) Joy celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 25. The couple was married in Camden and together they have five children: Audrey Joy of Allentown, Pa., Howard Joy Jr. (Nancy) of Dover, N.J., Karen Joy-Wilson (Isaac) of Piscataway, N.J., Michael Joy of Kanas City, Mo. and Gregory Joy (Dana) of Bonaire, Ga. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild: James, Sheena, Joy, Jazmin, Asha, Kier and Izaiah. The couple plans to celebrate the special occasion with their children and grandchildren at a later date.
An orientation meeting for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Post 17's home on West DeKalb St. in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject that will be used for oration as well as explain contest rules.
Gene Faulkenberry, director of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), visited the Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club's November meeting. Director Faulkenberry gave a brief history on the large scale emergencies that he has seen during his time with Kershaw County. He highlighted Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the train derailment in 1990 and the flooding that occurred when many ponds were breached after heavy rains in 1991.
Friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank would like to congratualate the couple on their 54th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated on Nov. 19 with family.
Ms. Mary Melissa Hayes and Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, S.C. were married Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Harriet Pierce.
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