Wanted: local employers with internships for youth. Benefits: 80 hours of on-the-job and life skills training for employees and the opportunity to positively impact the future of our community. To apply: contact Jeremy Lane, JEEP (Juveniles Experiencing Excellence Program) coordinator.
Soldiers form the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Alabama Army National Guard, will return to Birmingham Oct. 28 after a one-year deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is expected to return to the Birmingham National Guard armory.
The 16th annual Colonial Cup 10K Road Race and BlueCross BlueShield 5K Run/Walk will be held Nov. 20 at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, to benefit those receiving services from the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs.
The Elgin post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is accepting applications for the Voice of Democracy patriotic audio essay and Patriot's Pen essay writing competition.
Signs of the Times
The Camden-Kershaw County NACCP branch will sponsor its free annual health fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 W. DeKalb St.
More than 50 cyclists gathered at INVISTA Oct. 2 with only one goal in mind: to raise motorist awareness by holding a memorial bike ride in honor of Ralph Nugent.
A Rembert teen was involved in a head-on collision that left a Sumter County man dead Wednesday afternoon.
Deborah P. Outlaw has joined Heritage Community Bank as vice president/loan officer for Kershaw and Chesterfield counties.
(Information in the Rec Notes is provided by the Kershaw County Recreation Department.)
Hot dog! It's sweater weather, again! Finally, it's cool enough in the mornings so that a sweater may feel good. Even in the house.
SAFE Federal Credit Union will host a free Shred-It Day for credit union members and the community Oct. 20.
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Internationally known genealogist Tony Burroughs will hold an African American genealogy seminar Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The seminar is sponsored by the Camden Archives and Museum.
Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips recently received a 2013-2014 community service award from Central High School in Pageland. Phillips received the award for supporting Central Eagles athletics while serving as editor of The (Pageland) Progressive Journal. Although Phillips did not attend the event, Central officials announced the award during its Fall Athletic Awards night at the school Feb. 18.
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.
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