Zack Maxwell Watson (back row, fifth from left), son of Beth Ford of Camden and Duncan Watson of Houston, Texas, earned his Eagle Scout rank on Dec. 20, 2014, at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC). Zack is currently a freshman at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is a member of Troop 303 at LSUMC, part of the Indian Waters Council of South Carolina. Zack completed his Eagle project by building and installing bat boxes and signage at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park in an effort to help bat conservation in the area. Celebrating ...
Spring Baseball and Fast Pitch registration is coming to a close, with last day to register being Friday, February 13 for boys ages 4 - 19 and girls ages 4 - 18 (age by May 1, 2015). Registration fee is $40 per participant. Registration can be done online at www.kershawrec.com or at the Kershaw County Recreation Department office during regular office hours. For more information contact Amy Peebles at 425-6009.
Registration is open for the Kershaw County Recreation Department's Technical Soccer Camp. Participants will receive academy-level training and learn how to play soccer the "right way." The technical soccer methods and techniques will create a fun, yet challenging environment providing the foundations to play at the next level.
Sutton Branch Baptist Church's youth group (Lugoff) recently collected 113 blankets from church members and friends in Columbia to donate to the United Way of Kershaw County. Blankets were distributed to the homeless, disabled and elderly of Kershaw County. Youth group members are Jacob Glover, Kiara Harrison, Sara Martin, Denzel Miller, Madison Miller, Armanti Nelson and Chase Robinson. The adults for the group are Eric Martin, Linda Nelson and Laradine Harrison.
The Knights of Columbus recently presented a check for $3,997 to the Kershaw County Disabilities Foundation (KCDF). The money was from the proceeds of the Knights 2014 Tootsie Roll Drive. Pictured from left to right are, Fred Florian, TITLE Thoyd Warren, KCDF TITLE Valerie McKelvey, Peter Furlong, Jim Pontius and Mike Williams. Pontius and Florian were co-chairmen of the Tootsie Roll drive.
Foster Care Review Board 5E members (from left) Mary Long, Sandra Inabinet and Chair Laurie Parks helped host 50 Camden women on Dec. 10 for what it is calling the First Annual Girls' Night Out Christmas Party." The "party with a purpose" collected donations for 13 Kershaw County foster children ages 2 to 18 years old. The ladies collected more than $2,300 in toys, cash and gift cards, which were used to purchase clothing and other specific items on the children's wish list. In 2012, Board 5E became the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care ...
Accuride employees (first picture) and Hengst employees (second picture) gather at the one-half mile mark at their respective companies' walking trails. Accuride and Hengst are among three businesses, along with INVISTA, which have partnered with Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County to provide their employees with a marked walking trail. Eat Smart Move More promotes healthy living for residents in Kershaw County. In 2008, the program conducted a survey, resulting in comments from residents saying they were not aware of designated walking trails in their communities. "One of the things we got out of our survey was getting more walking ...
Nannie Seegars made 220 fleece pillows for residents at the Springdale Nursing Home. Her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, distributed the pillows to residents and employees on November 15. Seegars wanted to make the pillows to show her appreciation for the nursing home. "Mama has been working on these pillows, tied up with love, for about 10 months and it has been a true labor of love. We pray that God blesses each angel who receives a pillow," Seegar's daughter, Pat Collins said.
This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and is being observed in Kershaw County with a series of local events. Organizers said they hope all residents will participate in at least one event or activity.
Halloween is upon us and for most people, young and old, it's a fun time to dress up in character and enjoy some candy and other treats. But law enforcement and other public safety officials urge everyone to follow some common-sense tips to keep the holiday safe.