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Lugoff Optimist Club honors oratorical contest winner, finalists

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.

June 15, 2011 | | People & Places


Camden Jaycees raise $4,000 for the Community Medical Clinic

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.

June 13, 2011 | | People & Places


Kennington presented with scholarship

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.

June 13, 2011 | | People & Places


Reception held for ATEC nursing program graduates at KershawHealth

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.

June 10, 2011 | | People & Places


2011 Bethune Chicken Strut Pageant winners announced

Baby Miss Chicken Strut

June 10, 2011 | | People & Places


Optimist Club awards scholarship

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.

June 08, 2011 | | People & Places


Food for the Soul Passes the Plate

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.

June 08, 2011 | | People & Places


Camden Rotary Club awards scholarships

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.

June 08, 2011 | | People & Places


FRC to hold second annual Girl Power event

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.

June 08, 2011 | | People & Places


Local Red Cross reaches out for help

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

June 06, 2011 | | People & Places


Happy 50th Anniversary!

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.

June 06, 2011 | | People & Places


Happy 50th Anniversary!

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.

June 03, 2011 | | People & Places


Helping those in need

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 ...

June 03, 2011 | | People & Places


Camden High School class of ’81 plans reunion June 18

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.

June 03, 2011 | | People & Places


Elgin's EPIC adventure

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 ...

June 01, 2011 | Keri Boyce | People & Places


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Camden First UMC celebrates 17th anniversary on Sunday

Camden First United Methodist Church celebrates its 17th anniversary this Sunday, March 8.

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


CCB Winter Concert Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its Winter Concert on March 8 in the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Pictured is CCCB saxophonist Bob Loryea practicing his solo for the upcoming concert on Sunday. Program highlights include "Begin the Beguine" arranged by CCCB Associate Conductor Robert Wertz with Mike Clyburn playing flugelhorn solo, "Country Gardens" led by CCCB Conductor Emeritus Pat Wylie, "Bolero" and "Sprach Zarathustra" (You'll recognize it when you hear it). The CCCB is an affiliate of the ...

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


Using newspapers to teach kids in the classroom

Few resources are as inexpensive yet inherently valuable as the daily newspaper. For as little as the loose change in their pockets, readers can get all their local news, as well as learn what is going on in their communities and, for sports fans, what happened during last night's games.

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


Reading with Dr. Seuss

Students, staff, and parents at Lugoff Elementary recently enjoyed a parade to celebrate the books of Dr. Seuss. Classes chose a Seuss book, made a banner, and dressed as the characters to march in the parade. Pictured above is Lugoff Elementary School teacher Mrs. Williamson's Kindergarten class.

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


There’s no place like home …

Jerry Stevenson, Artistic Director at Columbia Children's Theater, remembers his first forays in Community Theater, back during his childhood during the early 1970s.

March 04, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


United Way of Kershaw County thanks contributors at campaign Luncheon

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) hosted a luncheon to recognize volunteers and contributors from this year's campaign. The money raised will benefit the numerous UWKC partner agencies that serve Kershaw County. During the luncheon, representatives from each campaign division were recognized and thanked for their work during this campaign season. The Boys and Girls Club Step Team, the Kershaw County Diamonds, performed during the event.

March 02, 2015 | | People & Places


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