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.
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He was the voice of the University of South Carolina's marching band, inviting millions of people to listen to the "musical magic of the Carolina Band" for more than three decades.
Local restaurateur Demetrios Zoulgarelis 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.
With Thanksgiving past, the yuletide season beckons. Prepare to count down the days of December with holiday events across Kershaw County.
Civilian Zachary T. Wilson, son of George Denson Jr. of Elgin, recently enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps under the Delayed Entry Program with Marine Corps Recruiting Station, Columbia.
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Kershaw County government buildings will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday.
An event held at the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce facility several weeks ago for then-gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley did not represent an endorsement by the chamber, according to the organization's president, Deborah Outlaw.
Learn to glide across the dance floor with ballroom dancing classes..
If you have $9.5 million or so, you might be able to buy a nearly 2,700-acre piece of historic Kershaw County property -- and make some money as a timber producer.
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.
Miss P became only the second beagle in history to win Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Show. The win came Tuesday after a late-night 20-minute-long decision by a judge who favored the 4-year-old beagle over the crowd favorite Old English sheepdog. Winning must run in the blood. Miss P is the grandniece of the first beagle to do so: Uno, who won in 2008.
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