Camden children had something to celebrate Dec. 16 as they were released from school for winter break. The McDonald's at 215 DeKalb St. treated youngsters to a brand-new Play Place, face-painting, a ceiling of balloons and Santa hats for every attendee to spread Christmas cheer. Joining to help celebrate was Ronald McDonald, 97.5 WCOS and the Camden Fire and Police departments. All guests at the event were entered in a raffle. Three lucky winners went home with iPods, and an unsuspecting customer won a brand new 32-inch flat screen television. The store was filled with families from 2 ...
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce launched an interactive website in December to digitally promote a newly updated community map.
The owners of Columbia's Wateree Dive Center Inc., originally from Camden, were honored with a Platinum Pro 5000 Diver Award this year by Scuba School International. Larry, Serena and Andy Ogburn each received an award for their individual number of dives and 35 years of contributions to the diving community.
Leigh Hughes with the Kershaw County Economic Development office, along with 38 other local leaders and development professionals from across South Carolina, completed the 2011 S.C. Economic Development Institute recently.
James E.L. "Eddie" Fickling has joined the Columbia-based firm of McKay, Cauthen, Settana, & Stubley, P.A. as an associate. He practices in the areas of workers' compensation defense, civil litigation, and subrogation and workers' compensation appeals.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce will host a toy and food drive during its Business After Hours social in December for chamber members. Chamber Executive Director Liz Horton made the announcement during a brief board meeting Nov. 16.
Weylchem, a chemical company with U.S. operations based in Elgin, will open a new production line this month for ammonia borane, a substance used to power fuel cells.
Included in today's newspaper is the inaugural edition of The Camden Horse magazine, Camden Media Co.'s first venture into magazine publishing. In addition to being inserted into the Chronicle-Independent, The Camden Horse is also available for pickup at key locations throughout Kershaw County. Total distribution of the magazine is 8,000, providing, by far, the largest distribution of any horse publication in the area. The Camden Horse will also be available online under "Special print sections" at www.chronicle-independent.com, benefiting both readers and advertisers.
Morningside of Camden has a new executive director, Daryl Orage, who comes to the area from Charleston.
AgSouth Farm Credit, which has an office in Lugoff, had net earnings of $9.3 million during the third quarter of 2011. Year-to-date earnings for the customer-owned cooperative total nearly $26.4 million and were below 2010 earnings by approximately $3 million.
It's almost time for the 2011 Kershaw County Christmas Parade.
Chester-based TruVista, which provides communications and technology services in Kershaw County, has entered into two definitive asset purchase agreements to acquire the cable television systems serving Toccoa and Clayton, Ga.
Dr. Emily Hoppmann is the new owner of Elgin Veterinary Hospital, located at 1240 Pine St., Elgin. Elgin Veterinary Hospital is a small animal and exotic animal clinic, providing full-service medical and surgical care for pets. As a full service hospital, the facility offers a multitude of services which can be viewed on its website at www.elginvethospital.com. Laurie Young is practice manager. "Elgin Veterinary Hospital strives to offer premier service at reasonable prices in a warm family-like environment," said Hoppmann. "We look forward to meeting you and your beloved pet soon." The phone number is (803) 408-0383. Office ...
The Lucky Duck, a nook for new and used merchandise, is now open at 1714 Jefferson Davis Highway North, Camden.
Weston Adams III of Camden, an attorney with McAngus Goudelock & Courie in Columbia, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 edition.
After realizing the key role small businesses play in keeping Kershaw County thriving, North Central High School student Kayla Bowers set up a Facebook page -- Shop Local Shop Camden -- to highlight small businesses in Camden and encourage residents to shop locally. Kayla is also challenging residents to do 25 percent of their holiday shopping in Camden.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce has a new captain at the wheel as Chamber President Spencer Graham recently took a new job in Charleston and relocated there. Chamber Executive Director Liz Horton broke the news at the chamber board's monthly meeting Thursday and said Amy Kinard, who had been first vice-president, has moved into the president's position.
As 2015 approaches, Kershaw County's oldest continually operating business is celebrating its 150th anniversary by doing what it's always done: offering a wide variety of insurance products with competitive pricing and hometown service.
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