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Dewey Bas Band lands major 4th of July gig

Everyone around here who knows the Dewey Bass Band knows they're very good at what they do.

June 29, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Miscellaneous


KCARC is area source for ‘radio hams’

Despite the internet, cellphones, email and modern communications, every year, entire regions find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been amateur radio. These radio operators, often called "hams," provide backup communications for everything from the American Red Cross to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, and even the International Space Station. "Hams" will join with thousands of other amateur radio operators showing their emergency capabilities this Saturday and Sunday.

June 19, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


S-LRCOG seeks Silver-Haired Legislature candidates

The Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, serving Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter Counties, is seeking candidates to serve on the region's Silver-Haired Legislature. The Silver-Haired Legislature is a statewide volunteer organization with representatives from each county who meet annually to discuss and prioritize issues of concern to South Carolina's senior adults age 60 and older.

June 08, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


KCSD receives UW Jake Watson Award

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) recently received the United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) highest volunteer award for its exemplary volunteer service to the citizens of Kershaw County. KCSD is only the third organization to win the Jake Watson Award in its 26-year history.

April 17, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


Morning Breeze

Jockeys Michael Mitchell (left) and Ross Geraghty gallop a pair of Ricky Hendriks-trained Thoroughbreds in last Saturday's first "Biscuits and Breezing" workouts at the Springdale Race Course.. The second of the three-event series will be held Saturday at Springdale beginning at 8 a.m. with a pair of jumpers being pointed toward the Colonial Cup -- Zanjabeel and Swansea Mile -- scheduled for the first set. Works will be held in 12-minute intervals throughout the morning. The public is invited to attend the sessions which include free coffee, water and breakfast items. Patrons are asked to enter through Gate 1 on ...

March 09, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


USC First Lady to visit KCL Camden branch

The Kershaw County Library is proud to announce the upcoming arrival of Mrs. Patricia Moore-Pastides, First Lady of the University of South Carolina, as she visits the library to share stories and experiences from her upcoming book, At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe. The program will be at the Camden Branch of the Kershaw County Library today from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

March 06, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


Man dies from motorcycle accident injuries

A man has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

March 02, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


Clyburn Award Recipient

March 02, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


FRC to host child protection session March 6

The Family Resource Center (FRC) is hosting "Protecting our Children from Child Sexual Abuse," March 6 at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at Camden City Arena at 517 Bull Street.

February 27, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


Stratford featured speaker for NAACP 73rd anniversary

Pastor David Stratford III, minister of High Hill Baptist Church in Lugoff, will be the featured speaker for the Camden/Kershaw Branch NAACP's 73rd anniversary celebration, to be held this Sunday at 4 p.m. in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 801 Broad St., Camden.

February 23, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


Lugoff woman is DSS January employee of the month

A Lugoff woman is one of four Department of Social Services (DSS) employees of the month for January.

February 23, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


82nd annual Grace Episcopal Spring Dog Show is March 24

The 82 Annual Springs Dog Show, sponsored by Grace Episcopal Church, will be held in Rectory Square Saturday, March 24, with a rain date of Sunday, March 25. Registration begins at noon, with the show commencing at 1 pm.

February 23, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


February is Vulnerable Adult Awareness Month

Gov. Henry McMaster has declared February as Vulnerable Adult Awareness Month in the state, which gives the South Carolina Department of Social Services the chance to highlight the agency's Adult Advocacy Division.

February 06, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


Guardian ad Litem training starts Feb. 12

Children who enter the foster care system are in need of caring adults to speak up for them in Family Court. The Guardian ad Litem is a strong advocate for children. If you are over 21 years old and can give four to five hours a month to visit a child, you can change a child's life. You do not need a college degree, or a legal or social work background. The very best child advocates are people who care about children.

February 06, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


Feature Photo: A helping hand

The Knights of Columbus recently presented a check to the Kershaw Center Disabilities Foundation. The check, in the amount of $3,372, is the proceeds of the Knights' annual Operation Hope Tootsie Roll Drive fundraiser. Shown (from left) are Zenobia Corley, Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs executive director; Fred Florian, Knights of Columbus Operation Hope chairman; and Bart Mahoney of the Knights of Columbus.

January 23, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


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