Thirty years ago, a group of Camden High School boys who liked to make a little music joked that when they were old, they'd get back together to relive the good old times they had entertaining as a group called Trends.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce announced plans to obtain property for a proposed office and visitor's center. The chamber hopes to locate its building on the former site of the old Interhay South building on the Historic Camden grounds. The chamber will not purchase the property. Instead, it plans to buy a piece of unimproved property at the corner of Broad and Wateree streets in front of Historic Camden. This property will then be traded for the adjacent Interhay South property, which is owned by the Camden Historical Commission.
The Kershaw County School Board made a much-postponed decision Thursday, appointing Betty Sue Webber, ATEC's acting director, to the permanent leadership position at the district's vocational school next year.
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 ...