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.
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.
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.
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.
On a recent spring morning, award-winning writer Kathryn Etters Lovatt of Camden was doing the laundry when she heard a loud, groaning noise.
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.
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.
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.
The use of prescribed fire as a land management tool has deep and ancient roots in South Carolina's heritage. However, conducting prescribed burns is becoming increasingly challenging due to a variety of factors, according to a state wildlife biologist and forester.
The S.C. State Employees Association (SCSEA) will honor two Kershaw County residents June 8.
If you are a working parent or looking for work this summer, you may need to pay for the care of your child or children. These expenses may qualify for a tax credit that can reduce your federal income taxes. The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit is available not only while school's out for summer, but also throughout the year. Here are eight key points the IRS wants you to know about this credit.
The University of South Carolina (USC) Libraries is now home to a collection of more than 5,000 images, plus correspondence, sketchbooks, and even early elementary-school artwork Camden's Oscar Jackson "Jak" Smyrl, The State newspaper's first staff artist, who passed away in 2007.
Motorists along South Carolina's streets and highways will soon see a new style left turn traffic signal head to improve safety and visibility.
If you find you owe tax after completing your federal tax return but can't pay it all when you file, the IRS wants you to know your options.
Nannie Seegars made 220 fleece pillows for residents at the Springdale Nursing Home. Her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, distributed the pillows to residents and employees on November 15. Seegars wanted to make the pillows to show her appreciation for the nursing home. "Mama has been working on these pillows, tied up with love, for about 10 months and it has been a true labor of love. We pray that God blesses each angel who receives a pillow," Seegar's daughter, Pat Collins said.
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