When the time comes for a family member to move into a nursing home or retirement community many worry that their loved ones will begin to feel lonely and unneeded as time goes by. Fortunately, thanks to people such as Kit Darling and Dr. Karen Snowden and their work with organizations like Aggieland Pets With A Purpose, many elderly residents are getting the chance to experience the unconditional love of a pet.
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.
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.
On a recent spring morning, award-winning writer Kathryn Etters Lovatt of Camden was doing the laundry when she heard a loud, groaning noise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The S.C. State Employees Association (SCSEA) will honor two Kershaw County residents June 8.
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.
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.
Motorists along South Carolina's streets and highways will soon see a new style left turn traffic signal head to improve safety and visibility.
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.
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."
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.
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