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Take Part in the Community Yard Sale
Sign up to be part of the Community Yard Sale on October 14th. Fill out the form online here or use the form below (return by September 23):
Register for the 2023 Senior Games
The 2023 Senior Games are happening October 24 and 26. We are thankful for our partner, Calhoun County SC Parks and Recreation, as together we make this fun event a success.
🏅Participants must be at least 50 years old by the date of the games.
🏅Medals are provided for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category.
🏅new game this year is Pickle Ball!
🏅Registration forms can be picked up at our office, Calhoun County Recreation Dept, or by mail (call or message the CCCOA to request).
**Residents outside of Calhoun County are able to participate in this event!**
We look forward to seeing you all on the fields!

If you would like to participate please contact Jill Truesdale with CCCOA at 803-874-1270, option 4.

Library Teen Advisory Board

We need teens to join our teen advisory board! If you’re aged 12 – 17, pick up an application from your school library or come into the library. The applications are due Saturday, September 30, 2023, so act fast!

Library Seeking Teen Interns

Do you want to work at the library? Are you 15 – 17 years old? Are you a Calhoun County resident? If the answer to all those questions is yes, come apply to be a teen intern! Pick up an application from your school library or come into the library. These applications are due Friday, September 22, 2023, so act fast!

1st Annual Calhoun County Holiday Market

Announcing the 1st annual Calhoun County Holiday Market!

Now seeking vendors and food trucks for this event – please see the flyer below for how you and your business can participate.

Holly Oaks Farm Community Christmas Gathering

If you are a vendor and you are interested in having a table please send us a message. We’d love to have you come out and share your creations with the community! Each space will be 10×10 and will be $20. This will help offset the cost of licensing the movie we will be showing.

We would like to limit vendors to just handcrafted items and not any direct sales companies like Papparazi, Pampered Chef, etc. We love these companies and companies like them but we really want the focus to be on the artistic folks in our community.
Please complete the short form at the following link to apply.

Community Baby Shower
Free baby shower hosted by the Calhoun County Library. Please register by calling the library at 803-874-3389.
Become an Event Volunteer

Do you love Calhoun County? Do you want to help make our community even better? Do you want to participate in the amazing, fun events that our area has to offer?

Come out and volunteer!
The Town of St Matthews is looking for a team of volunteers to help with upcoming events.
We will be getting together an email list of active volunteers to keep you informed on local events and programs. You will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of different activities. We are looking for folks who want to have fun and share their strengths at the same time.
Make friends. Make a difference. Make Calhoun an even better place to live.
September Activities for Senior Citizens
Please see below calendar for the Calhoun County Council on Aging. Activities are open to all Calhoun County Senior Citizens 60+. 
Calhoun County Council on Aging
200 Milligan Circle, St Matthews, SC 29135
Visit the CCCOA Facebook page for more information: 
General Election – Town of Saint Matthews
The following offices shall be included in this election:
-Town of Saint Matthews – Mayor
-City Council – District 2
-City Council – District 4
-City Council – District 6



General Election – Town of Cameron
The following offices shall be included in this election:
-Town of Cameron – Mayor
-Two Seats for City Council


Calhoun CountyEMS Community Paramedic Program
Calhoun County EMS is proud to announce its new Community Paramedic Program. For more information, please call 803-456-0878 or email



PACE Program Helping Seniors Live Safely at Home


Sandy Run Fire Department
We are currently looking to grow our department for our rapidly growing community! If you would like to join please feel free to message us with any questions. There are all types of rolls to fill with our department that range from administration to suppression roles. Whether you have certifications or not, we will be happy to help any and everyone receive training in order to become a firefighter.
Join today and make a difference tomorrow!

Primary Care Mobile Clinic Now Open
Clemson Rural Health’s Mobile Clinic will be located in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot at 615 Harry C Raysor Drive, St Matthews, SC 29135 every other week, beginning on June 8, from 8:30am-4:00pm.
Appointments accepted, walk-ins welcome. Most insurance plans accepted.
Please call 803-516-4227 for more information.
Emergency Management Agency App
The Emergency Management App is live!
Today starts the 2023 hurricane season. For the safety of our residents and those who work in the county, the Emergency Management Agency has developed a mobile app. The app has contact information for some of the county departments, a damage report where you can send information, and photos of any storm damage to my office. I will be able to push timely notifications when needed. The power outage section links directly to the pages of Tri-County Electric, Dominion Energy, and Aiken Electric.
The most important feature is the weather section found at the bottom of the home page. There you can view the weather stations we set up late last year. You will be taken to a separate page for each station and can view current and historical data. During a hurricane, our first responders can check the current conditions to ensure their safety when responding.
Please download the app, which is on both the App Store and Google Play, and share the app with everyone who lives or works in the county. Search for Calhoun Co EMA.
I am interested in your feedback as this will be a work in progress.
All my best for the safety of Calhoun County,
Dave Chojnacki
Animal Shelter Foster Program

Due to the abundance of incoming dogs we have set up for a foster program! Although we have always sent dogs to foster homes we are looking to double if not triple the number of fosters we have! The more dogs we can get into foster homes means we can help more dogs that need to be brought in! Below is any information you may need! If you have questions or would like to apply please feel free to send us a message, email our shelter coordinator (email on flyer below), or give us a call 803-874-2914!  

1000 Books Before Kindergarten


Community Food Drive

We are asking each household for a small donation for those in need. Accepting mostly canned and packaged foods. Help us help others.
Drop off at 1313 Bridge Street, St Matthews, SC.

Cross County Connection

Need transportation? The Santee-Wateree Regional Transportation Authority offers a free shuttle each Thursday. The route goes around St Matthews and to/from Orangeburg.
Please see schedule below or call 803-531-1302 for more information.

Animal Shelter T-Shirt Fundraiser

Fund raising Campaign has launched!
So far we have a four different shirts available! Purchase from the website and they are shipped directly to you!
*All proceeds go directly to shelter animal vet care*

Health Services

Clemson Health Clinic is now offering health services for Orangeburg, Calhoun, Bamberg and Barnwell Counties. Schedule your appointment today by calling 803-516-4227.


SNAP2Work Training

OCTech has partnered with DSS to provide vocational training to SNAP recipients.

To apply or learn more contact: 

OCTech Corporate Training and Economic Development, 803-535-1236,


Become a Red Cross Disaster Responder

Turn Compassion Into Action! Become a Red Cross Disaster Responder Today! To learn more visit

Heyward Park (Sandy Run) Rentals Now Available

Plan your next family reunion at Heyward Park!!! We are now accepting rentals for picnic shelters!! Please contact our office at 803-655-7514 for more information!!! The park features 4 smaller picnic shelters and 2 larger picnic shelters. The park also features a playground, swing sets, tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball court, baseball field and a new horseshoe pit!!! Heyward Park is located at 312 Savany Hunt Creek Rd, Gaston, SC 29053

Boards and Commissions

Calhoun County is actively seeking individuals from the community who are interested in participating in a variety of boards and commissions.
Joining a board or commission is a way that citizens can volunteer and get involved with their local government. Boards and commissions serve mostly in an advisory capacity to various County departments but some also hear appeals, provide expertise, advocate, and advise County Council. Calhoun County seeks diversity and balance in making appointment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability.
If you are interested, please visit the Boards & Commissions page of our website where you can submit an application.

SC State University Community Health Worker Training Program

SC State University has established a Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program to recruit, train, and enable the next generation of minority Community Health Workers (CHWs) to address health disparity and improve health equity in rural SC. Please download the flyer here for more information.