For more than 10 years now, Steve Smith of Camden and a group of local men have been providing some holiday-season amusement by constructing fully-functioning model train sets for the public to enjoy in downtown Camden.
Camden's Michael Kohn, a rookie relief pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Camden High School baseball staff will lead this three-hour session beginning at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at the American Legion Baseball Field.
An orientation for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the post's home on West DeKalb Street in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject to be used for oration and explain the contest rules.
Lugoff firefighter Ben Hinson checks the proper installation of a car seat at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD). The department has earned national recognition as a child safety seat fitting station. Parents and guardians may visit the LFD headquarters at any time to have a certified child seat technician perform a safety inspection of a car seat. The technicians will train parents and guardians how to properly install a car seat to ensure safe transportation for children. What makes the LFD's designation accomplishment so important, said LFD Chief Dennis Ray, is that crashes are the leading cause of death ...
Camden native W. Ford Graham was recently named senior project manager in the South Carolina Department of Commerce's Global Business Development Division. The division works with county and regional economic development officials to recruit new companies to the state and encourage existing industries to expand their local presence.
Local restaurateur DemetriosZoulgarelis was recently awarded the Palmetto Patriot award from Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, the highest civilian honor awarded by South Carolina's lieutenant governor, given to an individual who has shown outstanding commitment to public service within the state and the community.
Harvey Teal (standing), whose Kershaw County Historical Society columns appear monthly in the Chronicle-Independent, speaks to some 85 people at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday, one of two speakers on the topic of Civl War Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March through Kershaw County, via Liberty Hill, 150 years ago. Teal kept the large audience interested with displays and descriptions of local artificats.