The Knights of Columbus recently presented the proceeds of this year's Operation Hope Tootsie Roll Drive to The Kershaw Center Disabilities Foundation (KCDF). Each year, the Knights hold Operation Hope, a fund drive during which members go into the community to collect donations. The Knights give Tootsie Rolls to anyone who makes a donation of any amount. This year, the Knights collected $3,625, which they presented to the KCDF to benefit citizens of Kershaw County living with physical and/or mental disabilities. Shown from left are Jim Pontius, Knights Operation Hope co-chair; Zenobia Corley, director of the Kershaw ...
The Natural Resources Conservation Service will host a Longleaf Pine Opportunities and Management workshop for private landowners and forestry professionals April 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kershaw County School District Auditorium, 2029 West DeKalb St. in Camden.
Camden City Councilwoman Deborah Davis and Elgin Town Councilwoman Dana Sloan recently graduated from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government. According to a press release, graduates received their certificates during the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) Hometown Legislative Action Day.
Carl Kambites, with an assist from Michael Arrington and Gage Morgan, works a little grill finesse for Malvern Hill Baptist Church's (MHBC) annual barbecue. MHBC will hold the event Saturday from noon until 6 p.m at the church, 1514 Malvern Hill Drive, Camden. The menu includes pork barbecue with Buster's Famous Sauce, rice and hash, baked beans, slaw and hush puppies, and dessert and drink. Barbecue is available by the plate or by the pound at $8 per plate or per pound. Tickets are available at the church and from church members. Proceeds benefit church activities. For ...
The brethren of Kershaw Masonic Lodge No. 29 is extending an invitation to all brothers to join them Monday at 6:30 p.m. for a special presentation featuring the Grand Lodge of the Freemasons on South Carolina.
The apple never falls far from the tree, especially for father and son Scott and Hunter Rankin. By a case of happenstance, both ended up as cheerleaders during their college careers. Scott Rankin attended the University of North Carolina and said he decided to get involved in cheerleading during his sophomore year because of a friend's suggestion.
Members of the Kershaw County 4-H Rabbit Club recently won several awards at the Southern Pride Rabbit and Cavy show. In the morning youth show, Ishiyo Dorrill's Holland Lop buck won second place (first photo), and Omari Dorrill's blue Mini-Rex doe and male junior chocolate Mini-Rex (second photo) were both judged Best of Variety. The Dorrill sisters also won second and fourth place respectively for rabbit showmanship in their age class.
Since the mid-1940s, the Camden Jaycess has helped thousands of Kershaw County residents with its annual Stocking Fund. Every year, the Jaycess host multiple fundraisers to support its efforts every Christmas season, and this year was no different. The Jaycees' work at the Carolina and Colonial cups, its annual golf tournament and a pulled pork fundraiser allowed the organization to serve 250 families throughout the county.
Bud Ferillo, producer and director of the award-winning 2005 "Corridor of Shame" documentary about South Carolina's poorest schools, will be the guest speaker for the Camden-Kershaw County Branch of the NAACP's annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Jan 18 in the Camden High School Auditorium, 1022 Ehrenclou Drive, Camden.
Agriculture provides everything we eat, use, and wear on a daily basis. But too few children truly understand this great contribution. This is particularly true in the schools, where students are exposed to agriculture on a limited basis. With a small number of children living on farms, many do not understand how their food gets from the farm to their plates. Additionally, they are not aware that many common household items are produced from various agricultural crops. It is important for youth to learn about agriculture and nutrition and how it relates to their food supply.