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Community Medical Clinic receives $10,000 grant from First Citizens Foundation

The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County has been caring for uninsured residents of Kershaw County for 12 years. The number of patients with diabetes has steadily increased since 1998 when the clinic opened its doors. The First Citizens Foundation helped meet a growing need to focus on the prevention of diabetes in obese patients. Dennis Stuber, senior vice president, (right) is shown presents the check to Dr. Alice Brooks, (center) clinic medical director, and Tommy Rose, Clinic development volunteer.

October 22, 2010 | | Localife


A tea party with the finest china

In a world where material gain and financial success are held so high, genuine relationships are fast succumbing to the screams for attention from the petty distractions of our day. We live in a world that is too busy updating Facebook and Twitter statuses and texting or e-mailing to notice and appreciate what is right in front of our faces. We are so caught up with trying to connect to the world, we can't connect to those around us; we can't even enjoy the pleasant company of who we are with because we are too distracted by the ...

October 22, 2010 | Christina Stokes CHS Columnist | Localife


Hospital Auxiliary names winners of golf tourney, provides scholarships to local students

The 21 annual Hospital Auxiliary golf tournament was held Sept. 17 at White Pines Golf Course. Teams sponsored by businesses and individuals participated in the Captain's Choice competition.

October 22, 2010 | | Localife


Mobile food pantry visits Divine Faith Church

Bishop Isaac Miller of the Divine Faith Church has spent 27 years dedicated to looking after the well-being of people in Bethune. While the small church he founded in 1983 serves as a source of spiritual comfort for a congregation of approximately 50 members, the church also provides a monthly outreach to the community by serving the gift of food to up to 85 families by serving as a Mobile Food Pantry (MFP) site for Harvest Hope Food Bank.

October 20, 2010 | | Localife


DAR ladies present awards

At the September meeting of the Hobkirk Hill Chapter NSDAR Community Service Chairman Pat Watts presented two Community Service Awards for outstanding contributions to the community. The recipients, pictured in the accompanying photographs, were Mary Ellen Jordan and Atty. Ed Royal. Elva Pitsenbarger, community service award chairman, is also pictured.

October 18, 2010 | | Localife


Music education proved to make smarter students

For years, parents have posed the question, "Does music really make my child smarter?" The answer is yes! There have been countless studies conducted to solidify this argument. Music influences humans in ways that are instant and long lasting. Music can not only increase your IQ, but also has an influence on memory and the way people learn.

October 15, 2010 | Dylan Sims NCHS Columnist | Localife


Family Resource Center accepting applications for board of directors

The Family Resource Center (FRC) announced applications are being accepted until Nov. 29, for volunteer board of directors positions.

October 15, 2010 | | Localife


Historic documents found, given to Camden author

Several months ago, David M. Williams Jr. and his wife, Dorothy Williams found a large number of containers in a farm storage building that had not been opened since the 1950s. The containers were filled with letters written to and from world famous weapons inventor and gun maker, David "Carbine" Williams.

October 15, 2010 | | Localife


Historic Camden to host 40th Revolutionary War Field Days

If you are into 18th century warfare, are a history buff, or just want to enjoy a special day with the family, you won't want to miss the annual 40th Revolutionary War Field Days on Nov. 6 and 7 at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.

October 15, 2010 | | Localife


Lutheran women assist Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA) at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church used August as mission emphasis month in support of the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County. In addition to learning about the Clinic and volunteer opportunities, WELCA members hosted an open house on Aug. 23 so that church members could meet the staff and tour the facilities. St Timothy's collected donations for the Clinic throughout August. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans provided supplemental funding. Pictured presenting a check for $1,894 to the Clinic are Ann Duckworth, WELCA project chairman and Clinic volunteer, Anne Compton ...

October 13, 2010 | | Localife


Scholarships available to high school seniors, $2.3 million to be distributed

The Elks National Foundation (ENF) "Most Valuable Student Scholarship" applications are now available. The ENF awards $2.3 million each year in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its most valuable student scholarship contest.

October 13, 2010 | | Localife


DME’s fourth annual Health, Fitness and Conservation Fair to be held Oct. 22

Doby's Mill Elementary School will host its fourth annual Health, Fitness, and Conservation Fair on Oct. 22. The fair is sponsored by Breaker's Cafe staff and the School Improvement Council. The fair will last from 5;30 to 6:30 p.m. Local vendors will be present to showcase healthy food services, health screenings, exercise options and conservation awareness. Shred 360 will also be present to offer complimentary paper shredding services. There is no cost to attend and those in attendance are encouraged to take a walk around the fitness trail for a lap or two. The fair ...

October 13, 2010 | | Localife


Girls just wanna have fun

The second annual United Way Pajama Party was a success, according to United Way staff. More than 50 women attended and about 75 pairs of pajamas were donated to New Day on Mill and Sistercare.

October 11, 2010 | | Localife


Show your support for breast cancer awareness by sporting pink hair

During the month of October, get a PINK streak (temporary or permanent) put into your hair to show your support for breast cancer awareness for $5. All proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

October 08, 2010 | | Localife


Think Pink

Camden High School's volleyball team is participating in the Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally during the month of October. The girls are promoting breast health education in the community as well as raising funds to help eradicate breast cancer.

October 08, 2010 | | Localife


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Lions win award for second time

The Camden Lions Club won an award from the South Carolina Adopt A Highway program. The program recognized the club as the best of all in Kershaw County for maintain its section of roadway. This is the second time the Camden Lions Club has won this prestigious award. From left: Lions members Jim Varn, Phil McGee, Ed Stokes, Davie Beard, Pete Demeter, and Dan Lovatt.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife


Local USC honors student studies oversees in Italy

A University of South Carolina Honors College student from Kershaw County recently returned from a four-week Study Abroad in Italy (SAI) program.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife


Local actress plays Revolutionary War heroine

Often called "Daring Dicey," 14-year-old South Carolinian, Laodicea "Dicey" Langston, leaves her mark in history.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife


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