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Dr. Will Owen looks in the mouth of a Jackson Elementary School student during a dental screening program held at the school Jan. 20. Dr. Owen and the staff of Drs. Moss & Owen provided free screenings to all Jackson students in a little more than two hours, seeing 500 students. The staff worked with Jackson's nurse, Jennifer Reeves, who coordinated the screenings for the students. Drs. Moss & Owen has performed these screenings for more than 15 years to help ensure the children of Kershaw County have access to dental care.

February 04, 2015 | | Business


C-I announces newsroom reorganization

Camden Media Co. is proud to announce the return of Jim Tatum to the staff of the Chronicle-Independent. Tatum, who most recently worked for the Summerville Journal Scene, begins working as the C-I's senior staff writer Monday. In addition, Tenell Felder is being promoted to design editor, a reflection of her excellent design work for several Camden Media Co. publications.

January 28, 2015 | | Business


Former county councilman joins Heritage bank board

Former Kershaw County Councilman Stephen Smoak is now a member of the Heritage Community Bank Board of Directors.

January 21, 2015 | | Business


Wright is new partner at Savage, Royall & Sheheen

Savage, Royall & Sheheen LLP named Michael D. Wright a partner of the firm, effective January 1, 2015. With the addition of Wright, the firm now has seven attorneys serving the community, continuing its commitment of building long term relationships with clients while finding sensible solutions to complex issues.

January 21, 2015 | | Business


SAFE Federal Credit Union Celebrates 60 Years

Shaw Air Force Employees (SAFE) celebrated the 60th anniversary of its federal charter signing on January 14 with celebrations in all branches.

January 16, 2015 | | Business


Feature photo: Gas under $2 brings smiles

Joe Sparks of Elgin is all smiles as he prepares to fill his pick-up with sub-$2 gas at Murphy Express in Camden, one of several Kershaw County stations which dropped the cost of a gallon below $2 on Tuesday morning. Though plummeting oil prices are causing havoc in financial markets, they're producing big grins for local motorists, who six years ago were paying about twice that much for fuel. The price on the pump for regular unleaded gasoline reads $1.989.

January 07, 2015 | | Business


Veronica Wooten retiring after 34 years with Farm Credit

AgSouth Farm Credit's South Carolina Regional President Ronnie Summers has announced the retirement of Veronica Wooten, a loan specialist in the Lugoff office, effective Dec 31, after 34 years of service to the agricultural lender.

December 31, 2014 | | Business


Long-time car salesman retiring from Lugoff Ford

After 51 years working in Lugoff, Richard Leadingham is retiring. He is well known in the community, as he has been a car salesman for 21 years at the Toyota Store and Lugoff Ford since retiring from DuPont after a 30-year career there. He said the biggest change he's seen in the auto business has been the use of technology.

December 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Business


INVISTA Camden volunteers recognized for maintaining wildlife habitat

Each year, more than 800 purple martins flock to INVISTA's wildlife reserve to hatch their young in one of 200 white gourds atop poles on INVISTA's Camden property in Lugoff. It's the job of 15 employee volunteers to make sure INVISTA's 640-acre wildlife habitat is ready to house these dark-feathered swallows, along with many other species of animals.

December 22, 2014 | | Business


MCCU named one of the healthiest Credit Unions in America

Mid Carolina Credit Union (MCCU) is pleased to announce it has been named in the 2014 Top 200 list of healthiest credit unions in the nation out of approximately 6,600 total credit unions.

December 10, 2014 | | Business


NCHS student promotes local shopping through Facebook

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.

November 26, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Business


Chamber of Commerce president resigns

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.

November 24, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Business


Van Horn Agency continues Kennedy Insurance’s 150-year legacy

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.

November 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Collins Funeral Home celebrating 100 years

Collins Funeral Home is celebrating a major milestone -- being in operation for 100 years this year.

November 10, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Business


The Camden Horse & Equestrian magazine website launches today

Camden Media Co. Publisher Mike Mischner announces the launch of a new website today for The Camden Horse & Equestrian magazine. The new website can be found at www.thecamdenhorseandequestrian.com.

November 10, 2014 | | Business


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Volunteers sought to speak to students on career choices

With economic development and workforce readiness being hot topics these days, SC Works is asking area business people to share their wisdom and skills with students in Kershaw County and the surrounding area so they will better understand what is needed in today's business world.

May 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Business


Rembert’s Hank Kerfoot, sod business featured in international publication

Hank Kerfoot, founder and president of Modern Turf-U.S.A., based in Rembert, is featured in the May/June issue of Turf News. The magazine is a publication of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) reaching those involved with sod production in more than 40 countries worldwide.

May 20, 2015 | | Business


Chamber hosts 105th annual meeting and awards ceremony

A packed house honored Richard "Dick" Lackey with a standing ovation as he received the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce's President's Award during the chamber's 105th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

May 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Business


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