Joseph Sawyer Stryon, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Sawyer's required service project including landscaping improvements and repairs to the historic grounds and graveyard at Smyrna United Methodist Church in Elgin. He is the son of Jody Stryon of Elgin, and Sheila Stegall of Columbia. He is a member of Troop 316 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff.
Family members of S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Kershaw County probation/parole officer Jennifer Donald and DJJ employees gathered Wednesday to honor her memory. Donald worked for DJJ in Kershaw County for more than 26 years before passing away earlier this year from a medical condition. Tuesday, students from the community cleared an area in front of Camden's DJJ building in preparation for Wednesday's service and as part of Restoring Carolina, during which the agency performs community service projects to commemorate 9/11. Wednesday, local DJJ Director April McFadden presented Donald's family with a certificate ...
The Ashwood Central High Class of 1978, which included members now living in Kershaw County, recently held its 37th reunion with a weekend of festivities at the Lee County Opera House and Ashwood gym in Bishopville. Patricia Simon organized the event which opened with Ronnie Wilson welcoming everyone to the drop-in. The speaker for the occasion was Debra A. Joe. Minister Linda C.M. Davis read the scripture and Bernice Joe Boykin sang a song. They ended the weekend festivities with church services at Mt. Olive in Woodrow. Simon said the Class of 1978 began their school career at Ashwood ...
The Camden Community Theater (CCT) at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County kicked off its 2015-2016 season Thursday with a special event at the center. FAC Education Director Jami Steele said the CCT needs volunteers to help with upcoming productions..
South Carolina has one of the highest incidents of domestic violence-related homicide in 2014. According to the latest South Carolina Report on Domestic Violence, Homicide Victims, 83 percent of reported incidents in the state were committed against women. Sistercare -- a private, nonprofit United Way partner agency serving Kershaw, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties -- helps battered women and their children. Executive Director Nancy Barton said Sistercare's purpose is to provide various services for women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence.
Line dance classes start Sept.14. Line dancing is a great stress reducer and emotional release as well as good exercise, providing much the same benefits as low-impact aerobics. Increase energy, improve strength and muscle tone. Age is no factor. And you can build your stamina while having fun. Come with a friend or spouse or come alone; you don't need a partner for line dance.
Here are some of the upcoming events at the Camden (main) branch of the Kershaw County Library. All branches of the library will be closed for Labor Day, Sept. 7.
Shag lessons, instructed by Patty and Larry Blackmon, start Wednesday, Sept. 22 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. Junior classes, 6 p.m. for ages 16-20, four classes, $25 per person. Beginner classes, ages 21 and up, 7 p.m., six classes $50 per person. Intermediate classes, ages 21 and up, 8 p.m., four classes, $50 per person.
Registration for fall sports is currently underway at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, including Youth Football, Baseball, Softball and Soccer. Registration fee is $40 per player. For more information call 425-6009 or visit the website at www.kershaw.sc.gov.
Sidney Goff (left) recently won a trip to the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C. State 4-H Congress delegates chose Goff, whown here at the conference with State 4-H Program Team Leader Dr. Pamela Ardern, based on 4-H portfolio, resume and an interview. Delegates selected her during the congress' annual banquet at Clemson University earlier this year. At the national conference, Goff hd the chance to connect with other young people, and learn how to engage, lead and impact their communities, nation and the world. She is the daughter of Dale and Stacy Goff of Elgin, and is a ...
Many would call Tom Mancke a world traveler, but the good news is he has always come back to his native South Carolina with stories and artifacts to share from his travels. Mancke was the guest speaker at the Aug. 6 meeting of The Golden Club in Camden. He has taught Natural History at Hammond School in Columbia for more than 25 years. Mancke said he feels a strong philosophical connection to all things, living or not, and he shares his experiences with his students.
Dr. Larry Parrott (far left) and Joy Parrott recently presented the 34th David Parrott Memorial Scholarship to Julia Daniels (center) during a brief ceremony held at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. The award is for development of Christian character. Julia, who is the daughter of Kathryn and Billy Watkins of Camden, has maintained an outstanding academic record at the S.C. Governor's School and will attend Clemson University in the fall. Participating are (from left) Dr. Parrott, Joy Parrott, Rev. John Hallman, Minister of Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Julia, Kathryn Watkins and Billy Watkins.
Each year, KershawHealth hosts teen volunteers who assist staff with various duties throughout the hospital. This summer, teens took on a project to beautify the courtyard at the medical center. The Hospital Auxiliary Board donated funds to purchase some colorful annuals, fresh mulch and potting soil for the planting beds. With the help of Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland, the teens removed dead plants, pruned others, weeded, refreshed mulch in the beds and planted new flowers to brighten up this well-used space. The teen volunteers included (front row, from left) Paula Patel, Ki'Asia Grant, Meagan Sims, Alexis Rice, Tiffany ...
Please join the South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation for the annual Boykin Spring Fling Untimed Trail Ride on Saturday, April 29. Riders will have access ...
It's the time of year when people and nature often meet. Occasionally, this can include finding a young deer that seems to be abandoned.
Calling all gardeners: Would you like to be recognized for gardening with the environment in mind?
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