Addison Guster and Wyatt Rabon of Lugoff recently celebrated their fifth birthdays. Instead of gifts, they asked that their guests bring new or gently used children books to donate to children in Kershaw County. The two friends collected approximately 200 books. "We're giving books to kids who don't have any," Wyatt explained. Addison's and Wyatt's mothers have been celebrating their children's birthdays by collecting books and other needed items for three years now. The books they recently donated at the Kershaw County Health Department will be given to children who visit with their parents.
For some animal lovers, watching these exotic creatures slither across the Animal Planet screen isn't enough; you want to bring the thrill of snake ownership into your own home. While they seem exciting and manageable through a television screen or from behind a glass wall, there are a few things that every aspiring snake owner must be aware of before bringing these exotic creatures into your home.
Camden's Robert Ariail, whose political cartoons appear in the Chronicle-Independent, will be a featured speaker as part of a panel discussion during the opening of a new exhibit at the University of South Carolina (USC) Libraries.
If you're looking for a way to help your community, then consider becoming a tax volunteer. The IRS is looking for volunteers now who will provide free tax help next year.
Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC) is adding a new contemporary service to its calendar in order to attract Kershaw County residents who may need something a little more fresh and relaxed than a traditional service.
The Chronicle-Independent announces today the addition of Haley Atkinson as the paper's new Localife editor. Atkinson will also serve as the C-I's county reporter, covering Kershaw County Council and other county stories. She will also write a weekly column.
The United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) Strategic Vision Council met Tuesday to continue discussion about improvements they would like to see in Kershaw County.
Sunday morning, an unidentified man in Bethune checked a S.C. Education Lottery Powerball ticket he'd bought the night before from the Winner Circle Mini Mart. He then turned to his wife and told her she wouldn't have to go to work the next day.
Someone purchased a Powerball ticket worth $1 million from the "seemingly aptly" named Winners Circle Mini Mart on Main Street in Bethune Saturday night, according to S.C. Education Lottery officials.
Kaitlyn Anderson holds her newest, yet-to-be named family member after choosing it during the recent Piggly Wiggly Waggly Tail cookout. Two other dogs, Dixie and Drake, were also adopted during the event, respectively, by John Jackson, and Jessica Marsh and her son, James. For a look at the shelter's own "honoree staff," click here.
Piggly Wiggly of Camden raised $3,624 during its two-day Waggly Tails cookout last recently. The community came together and the ribs, chicken and hot dogs were completely sold out by the end of the day on Saturday. Several dogs were also adopted during the event, including Dixie by John Jackson; Drake by Jessica Marsh and her son, James; and a yet to be named dog by Kaitlyn Anderson. The grill masters were Piggly Wiggly Manager Steve Jackson, Tony Dixon and Robert "Cowboy" Mothershed. Here volunteers Cecilia Stevenson, Carla Knight and Susan Seegars pose for a picture.
A mid-summer tradition returned to Camden on Saturday night with the 18th annual Jammin' in July concert.
This soccer camp is open for boys and girls ages 6-14. Players will be grouped by age, size, and ability. Daily training sessions will include individual ball handling skills, partner skills, developmental games and much more. This fun-filled week is the perfect way to introduce players to the game of soccer and to challenge advanced players to improve their game. Players must wear shin guards and bring a water bottle and soccer ball.
Kershaw County residents who commute to Columbia, or vice versa, will notice a major traffic shift on I-20's eastbound lanes Friday in northeast Richland County. Beginning Friday, the new traffic shift will affect eastbound I-20 from I-77 to Spears Creek Road. This shift will not affect westbound traffic.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is scheduled to roll into South Carolina at the end of March, but several local children got to see a small preview of the fun Wednesday at the Kershaw County Library. "Gigi" the clown appeared at the library and read the children a book about the circus, showed them how to juggle and spin a plate on a stick, and performed a magic trick.
Earl Suttle, an author and motivational speaker with Leadership Success International, shared various ways leaders can improve the overall atmosphere in their workplace during a mentoring training/workshop hosted by the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) on Monday. Suttle's topic, "Enjoying Excellence: Becoming the greatest you can be," focused on creating "happiness in the workplace." He explained that a happier atmosphere provides employees with more energy and focus to complete their jobs. The training/workshop took place at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse.
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