When snow fell on Kershaw County on Tuesday, local shutterbugs took out their cameras (or smartphones) and took some pictures. In the first photo is Reid Graham and his snowman in a picture posted to the C-I's Facebook page by his grandmother, Linda Fender Graham. The second picture is a photo of some daffodils in the snow taken by former C-I editor Martha Bruce near the corner of Mill and Haile streets. It's "kind of a 'mixed message' of winter and spring," she said.
PAL Baseball is a non-competitive baseball league for youth and adults with disabilities and special needs, and typically-able youth with assistance from "Pals" available on the team. PAL Baseball is for individuals who do not want to play competitively. Children with special needs as well as children who do not like the physical competition of other leagues can enjoy the fun of PAL Baseball.
Andrea Wind, daughter of Lugoff Ford, Lugoff Toyota and Carolina Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram owner Mark Mason, recently founded Lighthouse for Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to combating sex trafficking through "education, restoration and empowerment," according to the organization's website.
Kershaw County landowners are encouraged to apply to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to be considered for part of $100 million the program is making available to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.
Miss P became only the second beagle in history to win Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Show. The win came Tuesday after a late-night 20-minute-long decision by a judge who favored the 4-year-old beagle over the crowd favorite Old English sheepdog. Winning must run in the blood. Miss P is the grandniece of the first beagle to do so: Uno, who won in 2008.
Zack Maxwell Watson (back row, fifth from left), son of Beth Ford of Camden and Duncan Watson of Houston, Texas, earned his Eagle Scout rank on Dec. 20, 2014, at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC). Zack is currently a freshman at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is a member of Troop 303 at LSUMC, part of the Indian Waters Council of South Carolina. Zack completed his Eagle project by building and installing bat boxes and signage at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park in an effort to help bat conservation in the area. Celebrating ...
Spring Baseball and Fast Pitch registration is coming to a close, with last day to register being Friday, February 13 for boys ages 4 - 19 and girls ages 4 - 18 (age by May 1, 2015). Registration fee is $40 per participant. Registration can be done online at www.kershawrec.com or at the Kershaw County Recreation Department office during regular office hours. For more information contact Amy Peebles at 425-6009.
Registration is open for the Kershaw County Recreation Department's Technical Soccer Camp. Participants will receive academy-level training and learn how to play soccer the "right way." The technical soccer methods and techniques will create a fun, yet challenging environment providing the foundations to play at the next level.
Sutton Branch Baptist Church's youth group (Lugoff) recently collected 113 blankets from church members and friends in Columbia to donate to the United Way of Kershaw County. Blankets were distributed to the homeless, disabled and elderly of Kershaw County. Youth group members are Jacob Glover, Kiara Harrison, Sara Martin, Denzel Miller, Madison Miller, Armanti Nelson and Chase Robinson. The adults for the group are Eric Martin, Linda Nelson and Laradine Harrison.
The Knights of Columbus recently presented a check for $3,997 to the Kershaw County Disabilities Foundation (KCDF). The money was from the proceeds of the Knights 2014 Tootsie Roll Drive. Pictured from left to right are, Fred Florian, TITLE Thoyd Warren, KCDF TITLE Valerie McKelvey, Peter Furlong, Jim Pontius and Mike Williams. Pontius and Florian were co-chairmen of the Tootsie Roll drive.