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A Waggly Tails cookout

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.

July 19, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Jammin’ in July

A mid-summer tradition returned to Camden on Saturday night with the 18th annual Jammin' in July concert.

July 15, 2013 | Tom Didato | Miscellaneous


Soccer camp registration open for kids 6-14

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.

July 12, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


I-20 eastbound lane shift coming Friday

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.

July 10, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Rockets red glare

July 10, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Forestry Commission now taking order for seedlings

The South Carolina Forestry Commission (SCFC) is now taking orders for seedlings ahead of the winter planting season.

July 08, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Local businessman employs millions in Kershaw County’s sweetest job

Craig Bell runs a sweet local business that employs about 150 million girls in South Carolina. Occasionally he gets out of state calls, generally from men, and transports some of his girls across state lines after receiving requests for his girls' services. Rather than the lead to a seamy story, this is a wholesome and nutritious enterprise: Bell is the only professional commercial beekeeper in Kershaw County.

July 01, 2013 | Tray Dunaway | Miscellaneous


KCHS moving forward with plans for new adoption center

Since announcing plans for the Meyer-Thiel Adoption Center last fall, the Kershaw County Humane Society has raised $1.7 million towards the capital campaign.

June 28, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Pet therapy in nursing homes

When the time comes for a family member to move into a nursing home or retirement community many worry that their loved ones will begin to feel lonely and unneeded as time goes by. Fortunately, thanks to people such as Kit Darling and Dr. Karen Snowden and their work with organizations like Aggieland Pets With A Purpose, many elderly residents are getting the chance to experience the unconditional love of a pet.

June 26, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Rowland leaves ACKC directorship after 20 years

Jean Rowland is retiring as the director of Associated Charities of Kershaw County (ACKC) after 20 years. Rowland has spent a full 30 years as a trustee on the ACKC board.

June 26, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


FRC director receives ‘Nobel Peace prize for public service’

Rosalyn Moses recently became the first person from South Carolina to receive an American Institute for Public Service's Jefferson Award. Moses, the executive director of the Family Resource Center (FRC) in Camden, received the award for her commitment and contributions to the Kershaw County community. She received the award during a two-day conference, June 17-18, in Washington, D.C.

June 26, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Miscellaneous


A conversation with ... creative writer Kathryn Etters Lovatt

On a recent spring morning, award-winning writer Kathryn Etters Lovatt of Camden was doing the laundry when she heard a loud, groaning noise.

June 26, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Arthritis and your pet, how to help

The Aggie family lost a beloved member when Reveille VII, the retired mascot of Texas A&M University, died last week. Ever since her arrival in Aggieland, Reveille VII, a female American Collie, had been receiving the best care available at the Small Animal Hospital at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science (CVM). Stacy Eckman, a lecturer at the CVM, had been treating Rev for arthritis since last August, when Rev's caregivers, Tina and Paul Gardner, noticed that she was having trouble sitting down like she normally would.

June 19, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


A lifetime of Mother’s Days

On Mother's Day, May 12, 2013, hospice delivered a potted flower to Luvenia Sowell. It was left on her porch, for no one was home. The family had gone to church, including Mrs. Sowell, who spent this day as she had every other Sunday -- with the Lord.

June 19, 2013 | Paddy Bell | Miscellaneous


Annual fireworks display

The Lake Wateree Association (LWA) and the Wateree Homeowners Association Fairfield County (WHOA) will sponosr their annual Fourth of July fireworks display on July 4 around 9:15 p.m. LWA officials said the best place to view is from Clearwater Cove Marina. LWA has a long tradition of organizing the fireworks show for the comunity. Donations from the public are encouraged and can be sent to LWA, P.O. Box 2132, Camden, SC 29020. Contributions can also be made on LWA's website at www.lakewatereeassociation.org.

June 19, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


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