In a special ceremony Nov. 1, Ross E. Beard Jr., a colonel with the S.C. Military Department, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general and assigned to the joint services detachment.
Kershaw County veterans will be honored for their service to country at two tribute programs hosted by local American Legion posts.
Col. Robert G. Young, the strategic plans officer, U.S. Army Central Command in Kabul, Afghanistan, will be the keynote speaker for this year's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 Veterans Day program Thursday.
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Michael L. Floyd graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The "Step up for Sullivan" Memory Walk will be held Saturday, beginning at the Lugoff-Elgin High School stadium.
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(Information in the Rec Notes is provided by the Kershaw County Recreation Department.)
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In response to an increase in the number of local pond management questions and visits received this season, the Clemson Extension Service in Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties will offer one or two pond management workshops in early November.
Registration for the Rec Department's youth basketball program will begin in November.
The Camden and Lugoff fire departments will team with the Camden Kmart and local agencies to promote fire and life safety as part of the Sears Holdings National Safety Weekend. Safety Weekend will be observed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this weekend at Kmart.