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.
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 ...
Registration is open for fall sports at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, including youth football, baseball, softball and soccer. Registration is $40 per player. For more information, call 425-6009 or visit www.kershaw.sc.gov.
Tuesday afternoon, the Kershaw County Library's main branch in Camden will host a Financial Basics workshop taught by certified Financial Planner Kathryn Hauer. The workshops will begin at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Mr. Jasper Harris, 72, of Sumter and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Born in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Richard J. and Bright Eva Hicklen Harris. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, July 17, 2015 at Bishopville Church of Christ, Bishopville, with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden. Mr. Harris will be placed in the church at noon for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Harris family.
Kershaw County residents and visitors alike enjoyed hours of Blues, rock, country and other forms of music Saturday during the 20th annual Jammin in July at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. The event is Historic Camden's premiere fundraising, featuring local, national and even world-wide talent. The show ended near midnight with nearly a dozen musicians banding together for a grand finale on the steps of the Craven House.