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A 1799 Camden letter and postmark

In 1989 Robert J. Stets and Harvey S. Teal completed and published "South Carolina Postal History and Illustrated Catalog of Postmarks, 1760-1860." Included in this work were six different postmarks and 14 different rate markings used by Camden postmasters during antebellum times. An illustration of them accompanies this article.

December 05, 2011 | Kershaw County Historical Society Historian Harvey S. Teal | Columns


Lighting up the holidays

Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham gets help in flipping the switch to light the Christmas tree in front of Camden City Hall Thursday night. The Camden Community Concert Band and Chamber Choir of Kershaw County performed at the gathering, and the Downtown Camden Guild served hot chocolate. Donations of canned goods were also accepted to benefit Christian Community Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, Mt. Moriah Soup Kitchen, United Way, Food for the Soul and New Day on Mill. City officials said the goods will be donated during the Camden Arbor Day celebration Friday.

December 05, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Montessori School welcomes grandparents

The 82 children of the Montessori School of Camden anxiously awaited the arrival of their grandparents and extended families for the annual celebration of Grandparents' Day.

December 05, 2011 | | Education


Noted and passed

• Rep. Barney Frank has been one of the most unabashed liberals in Congress for more than 30 years, advocating all things left and marking business -- nearly any kind of business -- as the enemy of the people. Frank now says he won't run for another term, saying redistricting will put him at a disadvantage. The Massachusetts Democrat is well-known for his irascible nature, and during campaigns, his aides often tried to keep him away from voters, knowing he would offend them with his personality. The New York Times reported, "Those who admire him say Mr. Frank served up his sourness ...

December 05, 2011 | | Editorials


Black’s last-minute jumper leads NC past Buford, 46-45

While Justin Black's jumper with 32 seconds left in the game clock gave visiting North Central a 46-45 lead over Buford on Friday, the guests were hardly out of the woods at the time.

December 05, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Robert E. Lee Academy at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

December 05, 2011 | | Sports


Leopard grapplers start off with a victory over Patriots

Fielding what may be his youngest, but definitely his largest, team since he has been the wrestling coach at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, Ted Monroe is learning to be patient with his new-look Leopards.

December 02, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


L-E girls fall to A.C. Flora

Aneka Dixon led the Lugoff-Elgin girl's basketball team with 16 points, but no other teammate reached double figures as the Lady Demons fell to host A.C. Flora, 63-47, in Tuesday's season opener in Columbia.

December 02, 2011 | | Sports


Coke Family Festival will bring racing fun to CMP on Saturday

Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville is hosting a Coke Family Festival on Saturday.

December 02, 2011 | | Auto racing


Demon wrestlers open up with a sweep in Rock Hill

Some of the faces may have changed, but the results remain the same for the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team which kicked off its season with a sweep of York and host Rock Hill on Wednesday night.

December 02, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rotary donates dictionaries to local children

Rotarian Matt Irick helps deliver dictionaries to the third-grade classes at Camden Elementary School. Both Camden and West Wateree Rotary Clubs distributed dictionaries to all third-graders in Kershaw County.

December 02, 2011 | | Localife


Dr. Tommy Joseph

I am certain that many people in the city of Camden and in Kershaw County are saddened to learn that Dr. Tommy Joseph is retiring. He has practiced pediatrics in Camden for over 35 years. I have had the privilege of knowing Tommy my entire life; he is my brother.

December 02, 2011 | Dr. John A. Joseph Jr. Georgetown | Letters


United Way of Kershaw County participates in Dr. Energy Saver Columbia charity competition

This holiday season, Dr. Energy Saver Columbia is committing to dividing a $10,000 donation among three prominent charities: The American Red Cross, SC Mountains to Midlands Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and United Way of Kershaw County.

December 02, 2011 | | Localife


Richard Kirkland Memorial Service to be held Dec. 11

The John D. Kennedy Chapter, UDC and the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, SCO will present the Richard Kirkland Memorial Service, Sunday, Dec.11 at 1 p.m. in Hampton Park, Camden. For more information call: 432-222 or 432-4496.

December 02, 2011 | | Localife


Camden Arts Association to hold annual member’s show

The Annual Camden Art Association (CAA) Members' Show will be on display from the 8th of December through Jan. 11, 2012 in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) The opening reception is Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. prior to the Claire Bryant and Friends Concert. Light hors d'ouevres and a cash bar will be available. The opening reception is sponsored by First Community Bank.

December 02, 2011 | | Localife


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KCSD teacher career fair Jan. 24

Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District are invited to participate in the district's 14th annual Teacher Career Fair Saturday, Jan. 24.

November 24, 2014 | | Education


Lugoff Garden Club welcomes Camden Floral owners

Rick and Tina Deonise, owners of Camden Floral, were hosts for the Lugoff Garden Club's Nov. 17 meeting at their shop on Goodall Avenue. The social hour began at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker's hour began at 7 p.m.

November 21, 2014 | | Localife


Bethune Garden Club to host Bethune Memorial Tree and Candle Lighting Ceremony

For the eigth consecutive year, the Bethune Garden Club is hosting the Bethune Memorial Tree and Candle Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Bethune Memorial Park on Hwy 1.

November 21, 2014 | | Localife


PTH 3rd graders get dictionary donation

The Camden Rotary Club visited Pine Tree Hill Elementary Monday with a donation of new dictionaries for every student in the third grade. This is a continuation of a project that the rotary has been doing for some time.

November 21, 2014 | | Localife


Thawing and preparing a turkey for Thanksgiving

Thawing: Three ways are safe-in the refrigerator, in cold water that is changed every 30 minutes, or in a microwave oven. Do not thaw a turkey at room temperature. Make sure the turkey is completely thawed before cooking.

November 21, 2014 | | Localife


'Fire is catching,' so catch up with Katniss

Fans of The Hunger Games series will be jumping back into the world of Panem with the Nov. 21 theatrical release of "Mockingjay -- Part 1."

November 21, 2014 | Amber Clayson Deseret News | National


Study: kids rarely eat school lunch veggies

NEW YORK -- Despite widespread availability of healthy school lunches, kids are saying "no" to more vegetables mandated by federal standards, a new study says.

November 21, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | National


'VeggieTales' spin-off debuts Wednesday on Netflix

After 21 years, Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato are leaving the kitchen counter to explore the rest of the house in the spin-off series "VeggieTales in the House," which will premiere Wednesday on Netflix.

November 21, 2014 | Ginny Romney Deseret News | National


Helping kids put the thanks in Thanksgiving

It's not hard to tell when the Christmas shopping season is officially in full swing because my children's cartoons become shorter along with the days. Instead of regular programming, their 30-minute show is crammed with 20 minutes of commercials telling my kids why they absolutely can't live without and must have a stuffed animal that magically transforms into a backpack or a bed or a three-bedroom ranch with optional den.

November 21, 2014 | Erin Stewart Deseret News | National


The making of a peace activist

On a recent fall afternoon, a crowd of Arabs and Jews gathered in front of the concrete wall that divides Israel from the Palestinian territories, holding signs reading, "Revenge is not a political plan" and "Stop the violence! Yes to coexistence!"

November 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Stuart Deseret News | National


Faith leaders leave Vatican with high hopes

VATICAN CITY -- As an unprecedented Vatican interfaith conference on marriage closed Wednesday, a spirited leader of the Black Church in America roused participants with revivalist soul-searching.

November 21, 2014 | Paul Edwards, Tad Walch Deseret News | National


Simple gratitude leads to big changes

It's been said that gratitude is the beginning of all virtues, and there's a reason. With a grateful heart we open our souls to what is and what can be, and embrace the best of what has been. But surprisingly, even small changes can create significant life shifts.

November 21, 2014 | Connie Sokol KSL | National


In tribute to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has been called the "American holiday." It was born out of gratitude in times of deep adversity but boundless opportunity.

November 21, 2014 | Linda and Richard Eyre Deseret News | National


Meet some animals who need good homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Prissy, an 8-week-old Calico domestic medium haired kitten and Spice, a 3-year-old female Manchester Terrier. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas ...

November 21, 2014 | | Pets


Joann Stockman Peake

Joann Stockman Peake, 69, passed to her heavenly home on November 19th, 2014 after a valiant battle with a long illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace to be with the Lord.

November 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


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