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Rowland leaves ACKC directorship after 20 years

Jean Rowland is retiring as the director of Associated Charities of Kershaw County (ACKC) after 20 years. Rowland has spent a full 30 years as a trustee on the ACKC board.

June 26, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


FRC director receives ‘Nobel Peace prize for public service’

Rosalyn Moses recently became the first person from South Carolina to receive an American Institute for Public Service's Jefferson Award. Moses, the executive director of the Family Resource Center (FRC) in Camden, received the award for her commitment and contributions to the Kershaw County community. She received the award during a two-day conference, June 17-18, in Washington, D.C.

June 26, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Miscellaneous


A conversation with ... creative writer Kathryn Etters Lovatt

On a recent spring morning, award-winning writer Kathryn Etters Lovatt of Camden was doing the laundry when she heard a loud, groaning noise.

June 26, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Arthritis and your pet, how to help

The Aggie family lost a beloved member when Reveille VII, the retired mascot of Texas A&M University, died last week. Ever since her arrival in Aggieland, Reveille VII, a female American Collie, had been receiving the best care available at the Small Animal Hospital at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science (CVM). Stacy Eckman, a lecturer at the CVM, had been treating Rev for arthritis since last August, when Rev's caregivers, Tina and Paul Gardner, noticed that she was having trouble sitting down like she normally would.

June 19, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


A lifetime of Mother’s Days

On Mother's Day, May 12, 2013, hospice delivered a potted flower to Luvenia Sowell. It was left on her porch, for no one was home. The family had gone to church, including Mrs. Sowell, who spent this day as she had every other Sunday -- with the Lord.

June 19, 2013 | Paddy Bell | Miscellaneous


Annual fireworks display

The Lake Wateree Association (LWA) and the Wateree Homeowners Association Fairfield County (WHOA) will sponosr their annual Fourth of July fireworks display on July 4 around 9:15 p.m. LWA officials said the best place to view is from Clearwater Cove Marina. LWA has a long tradition of organizing the fireworks show for the comunity. Donations from the public are encouraged and can be sent to LWA, P.O. Box 2132, Camden, SC 29020. Contributions can also be made on LWA's website at www.lakewatereeassociation.org.

June 19, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Prescribed burns beneficial but increasingly challenging

The use of prescribed fire as a land management tool has deep and ancient roots in South Carolina's heritage. However, conducting prescribed burns is becoming increasingly challenging due to a variety of factors, according to a state wildlife biologist and forester.

June 12, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


SCSEA to honor two Kershaw County members

The S.C. State Employees Association (SCSEA) will honor two Kershaw County residents June 8.

June 03, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Miscellaneous


Child care tax credit

If you are a working parent or looking for work this summer, you may need to pay for the care of your child or children. These expenses may qualify for a tax credit that can reduce your federal income taxes. The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit is available not only while school's out for summer, but also throughout the year. Here are eight key points the IRS wants you to know about this credit.

May 27, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Jak Smyrl collection purchased by USC library

The University of South Carolina (USC) Libraries is now home to a collection of more than 5,000 images, plus correspondence, sketchbooks, and even early elementary-school artwork Camden's Oscar Jackson "Jak" Smyrl, The State newspaper's first staff artist, who passed away in 2007.

May 15, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


SCDOT introduces flashing yellow arrow signal head

Motorists along South Carolina's streets and highways will soon see a new style left turn traffic signal head to improve safety and visibility.

May 08, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Tips for taxpayers who can’t pay their taxes on time

If you find you owe tax after completing your federal tax return but can't pay it all when you file, the IRS wants you to know your options.

May 08, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Davis receives DAR Good Citizen Award

Since moving to Camden with her husband, Mike, in 1986, Sarah Davis has been an active member in not only the local but also the statewide historical preservation community. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) rewarded her efforts April 11, presenting her with its Good Citizen Award for her "excellence in community service."

May 03, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Miscellaneous


Camden men surprise wives with lottery win

Two friends from Camden are surprising their wives with a $300,000 lottery win.

April 26, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Spring Fling returns

Ainsley Swartz (left) and Gail LaBianca, both of Camden, pause before completing the course on the 2012 Boykin Spring Fling ride. This year's Spring Fling will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Red Bank Farm in the Boykin community. The ride is a celebration of history and horses and is a tax-deductible benefit for the S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. The ride and lunch is $35; juniors, $25. For more information, call 713-3996 or 432-3414. Rain date is Saturday, May 4.

April 24, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


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