Sutton Branch Baptist Church's youth group (Lugoff) recently collected 113 blankets from church members and friends in Columbia to donate to the United Way of Kershaw County. Blankets were distributed to the homeless, disabled and elderly of Kershaw County. Youth group members are Jacob Glover, Kiara Harrison, Sara Martin, Denzel Miller, Madison Miller, Armanti Nelson and Chase Robinson. The adults for the group are Eric Martin, Linda Nelson and Laradine Harrison.
The Knights of Columbus recently presented a check for $3,997 to the Kershaw County Disabilities Foundation (KCDF). The money was from the proceeds of the Knights 2014 Tootsie Roll Drive. Pictured from left to right are, Fred Florian, TITLE Thoyd Warren, KCDF TITLE Valerie McKelvey, Peter Furlong, Jim Pontius and Mike Williams. Pontius and Florian were co-chairmen of the Tootsie Roll drive.
Foster Care Review Board 5E members (from left) Mary Long, Sandra Inabinet and Chair Laurie Parks helped host 50 Camden women on Dec. 10 for what it is calling the First Annual Girls' Night Out Christmas Party." The "party with a purpose" collected donations for 13 Kershaw County foster children ages 2 to 18 years old. The ladies collected more than $2,300 in toys, cash and gift cards, which were used to purchase clothing and other specific items on the children's wish list. In 2012, Board 5E became the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care ...
Accuride employees (first picture) and Hengst employees (second picture) gather at the one-half mile mark at their respective companies' walking trails. Accuride and Hengst are among three businesses, along with INVISTA, which have partnered with Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County to provide their employees with a marked walking trail. Eat Smart Move More promotes healthy living for residents in Kershaw County. In 2008, the program conducted a survey, resulting in comments from residents saying they were not aware of designated walking trails in their communities. "One of the things we got out of our survey was getting more walking ...
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.
This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and is being observed in Kershaw County with a series of local events. Organizers said they hope all residents will participate in at least one event or activity.
Halloween is upon us and for most people, young and old, it's a fun time to dress up in character and enjoy some candy and other treats. But law enforcement and other public safety officials urge everyone to follow some common-sense tips to keep the holiday safe.
For many Americans, Sept. 11 will always carry memories of the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. For Sampson Parker and his wife, Lee Ann, Sept. 11, 2007, will always be the day their lives changed forever.
Landon Santos (third from right in blue mask) celebrated his sixth birthday on Aug. 23 by dressing up and equipped -- along with six of his friends -- as Ninja Turtles. Into all the action were (from left) Carson Owens, Catherine Owens, Ethan Spitler, Max Ford, Landon, Carson Sowell and Cayce Stribling. The party ended with a trip to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in Camden.
A Kershaw County man has been recognized as one of two Hunter Educators of the Year by the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA), a nationwide organization that promotes hunter education and safety. Jack Truesdale's recognition was announced in the Summer 2014 issue of the IHEA-Journal. Truesdale is assistant fire chief for the Lugoff Fire-Rescue Department and teaches hunter education for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
As summertime draws to an end, with kids back at school and football season about to take off, please take the opportunity to sign up for the blood donation drive at the INVISTA Camden plant. The blood drive will be held on September 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the TC-1 building, where there's plenty of room and the service is fast and friendly. Donations are being completed within 30-40 minutes of arrival.