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Fireworks safety tips

Area public safety agencies want everyone to have fun with the fireworks this holiday. To promote safety, here are some quick tips to help protect you and the ones you love:

July 04, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Almost showtime

Looking to enjoy a fun, family-friendly holiday tradition? The Lake Wateree Association will host the annual Fourth of July fireworks show on Tuesday, July 4 at around 9:15 p.m. The fireworks show is at Island 8, just offshore from Clearwater Cove Marina on the Camden side of the lake. The show starts around twighlight and will run for about a half hour. The public is invited. From land, the best vantage point to view the show is at Clearwater Cove Marina. However, most people prefer the view from a boat. The fireworks are sponsored by the Lake Wateree ...

June 23, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Master Gardener class now enrolling new members

Ever thought about becoming a Master Gardener?

June 23, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


HFKC to accept grant applications in September

The Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) will begin accepting applications for grants beginning September 1, 2017. The application process will close on September 30. Selected grants will be awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations which demonstrate a positive impact on the overall health of Kershaw County residents. Grants will be awarded in December.

June 23, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Still SBA loans for some businesses hit by hurricane

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in South Carolina that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations affected by Hurricane Matthew Oct. 4 - 30, 2016.

June 20, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


UWKC searching for home repair volunteers

United Way of Kershaw County is seeking volunteers from church groups and civic organizations to assist with its home repair program which provides services for economically disadvantaged county homeowners. Volunteer groups can determine which houses to repair based on their number of volunteers, skills and available time frame. UWKC's Housing Director Marie Sheorn says there is a continual waiting list of 40 to 50 people requesting home repairs.

May 26, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Backhoe Rodeo

The city of Camden's and Kershaw County's public works departments recently competed in the annual Backhoe Rodeo competition at City Hall Park, located behind Camden City Hall. The competitions are held annually by the American Public Works Association to demonstrate the skills of backhoe operators in a fun and challenging event. The competition was sponsored by the city of Camden and Kershaw County public works departments. "Red" Ray Peterson, water and sewer supervisor for the city of Camden, coordinated the event with Nick Anderson, manager, Kershaw County Public Works.

May 19, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Laws strict regarding disturbing wild turkey nests

Frequently during the spring wild turkey nesting season the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is contacted concerning wild turkey nests that appear to be abandoned. These inquiries often involve concern for the welfare of the nest and eggs along with a desire to take the eggs and attempt to hatch them, according to Charles Ruth, coordinator for the SCDNR's Wild Turkey program. However, state law is clear on this subject and provides that it is unlawful to rob any wild turkey nest or to posses wild turkey eggs.

May 05, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


S.C. Susan G. Komen chapters merge

Susan G. Komen Lowcountry and Komen SC Mountains to Midlands are proud to announce a plan to strengthen operations and increase their impact by joining together as a single organization. The name for the new united Affiliate is "Komen South Carolina," which will reach the entire state including the previously un-served counties of Marlboro, Dillon, Darlington, Lee, Sumter and Clarendon.

May 05, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Shirey-Ware wins first Iseman award

Fostering Foster Animal Rescue, along with members of Katie Ard Iseman's family, recently awarded the inaugural 2017 "Katie Ard Iseman Hero for Paws Award" to Rhonda Shirey-Ware of Camden.

May 02, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


King Kat tournament draws more than 120 anglers

The Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of Lake Wateree April 28-29. In the 2-Day Super Event, more than 120 anglers from six different states competed not only for $11,000 in cash and prizes, but also for the opportunity to qualify for the 2017 Cabela's King Kat Northern and Southern Championship.

May 02, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


UWKC recognizes volunteers

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) recently hosted a dinner to recognize the contributions of partner agency volunteers.

April 25, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


BLYSS takes stage for Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series continues at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) this Friday, April 28 with BLYSS. The concert will take place at the Shull Pavilion located behind the Wood Auditorium on the grounds of the FAC from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Finally Friday Free Concert Series is sponsored by Duke Energy, NBSC, Alpine Agency, Graham Realty, Fellers Furniture Company, Gadgets of Camden and City Laundry & Cleaners.

April 25, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Spring Fling Trail Ride is April 29

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 to the rolling fields, pine plantations, and pristine forested trails of historic Cantey Lane Farm and other nearby private property. The ride includes both a short loop and long loop and is suited for English and Western riders of all skill levels. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

April 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Don't 'adopt' a lost fawn

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.

April 11, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


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UWKC seeking home repair assistance

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is seeking SC licensed residential home builders or general contractors to partner with to assist low-income homeowners. The ...

July 21, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Kershaw County Library starts South Carolina’s first Repair Café

What do you do with a broken toaster, a bike that's a little wobbly, or a dull knife? Toss it? No way! Kershaw County ...

July 21, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Public reminded not to handle, move wildlife

A lot of wildlife makes appearances during the summer season, and it is not uncommon for people to come across these animals while out and ...

July 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Fighting hunger

July 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


GoPaddleSC website connects people to state waterways

The new www.GoPaddleSC.com website is now up online.

July 11, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


4H Horse Club scores at state show

July 11, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


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