To coincide with the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, the Chronicle - Independent this week began a recycling program at the Camden office. The newspaper, which recycles newsprint for Kershaw County Activity Center, will also recycle white paper, computer paper and aluminum cans.
Fred Ogburn III of Camden has filed to seek election to Seat 7, DeKalb Township, on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. A native of Kershaw County, Ogburn graduated from Camden High School and the University of South Carolina and recently completed a two-year term as chairman of the Kershaw County Democratic Party. He has participated in Leadership Kershaw County and Palmetto Leadership and is now serving on the board of the Leadership Forum. Ogburn is also active in Citizens from Clean Development. He is a member of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where he is a Sunday school ...
Ground breaking ceremonies were held Monday for Springdale Village, a full service retirement community to be located in Camden. Springdale Village will be located on battleship Road next to the YMCA Fitness Center.
During March, the Kershaw County School Board is soliciting names for the new school to be built in Elgin for grades three through six. Suggested names should be submitted in writing to the superintendent's office by March 31. The person or group suggesting the name should inlcuide his name or his organization's name and address and as much information as possible as to why the name being suggested is a good choice.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County recently sponsored a poster/essay contest for district students grades five through eight. Several Lugoff-Elgin Middle School students took prizes for their entries, each representing the life and work of a black American who has contributed to the fine arts. Erica Ellis took second place in the eighth grade category. Donnie Hall won second place in seventh grade; John Guffey, third place in eighth grade; James Dixon, third place in sixth grade; Nyema Dixon, second place in sixth grade; and Veronica Cason, third place in seventh grade. Their work was displayed in the ...
Camden Middle School is one of 12 South Carolina public schools which will compete in a nationwide search for effective schools. There are six high schools and six junior high schools involved in the study. They were all nominated by Charlie G. Williams, State Superintendent of Education.
More than 20 students from Lugoff-Elgin High School and L-E Middle School attended the 1995 Eastern Region Band Clinic at Myrtle Beach last weekend. Those participating in the senior and junior band clinics were Bonnie Koon, flute; Allyson Kohl and Jessica Carter, oboe; Chris Corey, Brandy Branham, Nancy Rowell, Tiffany Branham and Christina Koon, clarinet; Ginger Collins and Kelley Moore, alto clarinet; Mandy Dixon and Mary Busby, baritone; Emmanuel Padilla, tuba; Luis Espinoza, Roger Espinoza, and Abram Holland, trumpet; Kerry Lawson, percussion; Jarod Tyler, timpani; Casey Maltese and Tricia Corey, French horn. Michael Santiago, former band director at L-EMS, served ...
Six students representing Gloria Kenney's class at Bethune High School competed recently in the 1988 Kershaw Conservation Speaking Contest. This year's topic was "Why Forest Conservation is Important."
Lugoff-Elgin Senior Mary Carolyn DeBruhl of Lugoff has danced away with the title of Miss Darlington County 2003. The Miss South Carolina preliminary was held at the Center Theatre in Hartsville. She performed a cloggin routine to "Banjo Fantasy" and won the talent award as well as the crown. Contestants also competed in interview, swimsuit and evening gown.
When Family Court Judge William Byars of Camden went to Washington, D.C., in November, he carried with him in his wallet, as he always does, a picture of a little girl. He was in the capital to accept an award on behalf of South Carolina Families For Kids and to watch President Bill Clinton sign the Adoption 2000 Bill.