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Ballet Exam session planned at The Dance Place

The Dance Place, the official Cecchetti USA Ballet Exam Center for South Carolina is pleased to announce the second annual Cecchetti Ballet Exam Session to be held on May 26 and 27. Students of both The Dance Place and The Studio at Gander Hill will be examined by National Senior Examiner, Deborah Vinton. Vinton, Fellow of Cecchetti USA and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, London, England and holder of the Maestro Cecchetti Final Diploma, will be coming from Sarasota, Fla., in order to examine local students from Kershaw County.

May 23, 2012 | | People & Places


L-EHS students named to honor rolls

Lugoff-Elgin High School has reported its honor rolls for the third nine-week period.

May 23, 2012 | | Education


Spring notes

May 21, 2012 | | Education


City to discuss ATAX distribution

The distribution of $27,000 in accommodations tax (ATAX) will be considered by Camden City Council at its meeting Tuesday.

May 21, 2012 | | Camden


Hunley replica to be at archives

On the evening of Feb. 17, 1864, the moon cast a white glow over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean near the mouth of Charleston Harbor. The USS Housatonic, the Union Navy's largest ship at 1,240 tons, lay at anchor in the ocean two and one half miles outside the harbor entrance. The blockade of Charleston was commanded from her position. Through the frigid waters the brave, determined crew of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley navigated from Breach Inlet out to sea, moving toward the Housatonic at three knots. By the time the Union lookout on the ...

May 21, 2012 | | Camden


Boland seeks election to school board Seat 9

"Are you crazy? Why are you running? Why do you want to get involved in politics now?" are the questions Kershaw County School Board Seat 9 candidate Celia Boland said she has been asked.

May 21, 2012 | | Politics


Workshops for artists and crafters to be held at FAC Wednesday

The Olde English District Commission in partnership with the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will hold "Open Your Art to the World" workshop Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center located at 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden. This is the third of five in a series of workshops to discuss opportunities for artists, artisans, crafters and food entrepreneurs to expand their retail and e-commerce potential.

May 21, 2012 | | People & Places


Robert Ariail -- May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012 | | Ariail


Miss Welsh, Mr. Cousins wed

Miss Erin Leigh Welsh of Camden and Mr. Curtis Joshua Cousins of Sumter were united in marriage on May 18, 2012 at Sans Souci Farm in Sumter. Reverend Jimmy Atkerson, grandfather of the bride and Reverend Walter Shealy, grandfather of the groom, officiated the 6 p.m., double-ring ceremony. A reception followed at San Souci Farm Pavilion.

May 21, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Ms. Mizzell, Mr. Kelly plan summer wedding

Ms. Paulette Mizzell, of St. Matthews and Mr. Travis DeWitt Kelly of Camden are proud to announce their engagement. Ms. Mizzell is the daughter of Ms. Diane Blain Mizzell of Bishopville, the late Mr. Paul Franklin Mizzell of Santee and Mr. John Allard Hodge of Sumter. Mr. Kelly is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Singleton Kelly Jr. of Camden.

May 21, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Noted and passed -- May 21, 2012

• It's satisfying to see a future generation of leaders in training. Junior Leadership Kershaw County recently graduated its 24th class of youth, who completed a year-long program of team-building and leadership development activities. We congratulate the graduates of this year's Junior Leadership academy, which represents Camden, North Central and Lugoff-Elgin high schools and Camden Military Academy, and commend the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, Kershaw County School District and Camden Military Academy for their joint sponsorship of this program.

May 21, 2012 | | Editorials


Senior recollections

I meet several times a year with the district's Student Cabinet, a group comprised of student government leaders from all four grade levels at each of our high schools. This group gives me a valuable perspective that I can't really get anywhere else. For example, the Student Cabinet was instrumental in the selection of new technology for our one-to-one computer program. It was actually pretty cool to watch. I asked the members of the Cabinet to come in and work with all the devices under consideration and give specific feedback. Their input was extremely insightful. This is a ...

May 21, 2012 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


CHLC to recognize new Mary Chesnut volumes

The recipients of the Community Impact Award, to be given by the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission o at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the City Hall Courtroom, are Marty Daniels and Barbara McCarthy for

May 21, 2012 | | Camden


Gloria Jean Johnson

Funeral services for Gloria Jean Johnson, 63, of 1280 Collins Circle, Camden will be held Tuesday, May 22 at 2 p.m. at Edwards Chapel AME Zion Church with burial in the Cedars cemetery in Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

May 21, 2012 | | Obituaries


Sharon Gayle Ramos

A celebration of life service for Sharon Gayle Burriss Ramos will be held Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive fiends following the service at the funeral home.

May 21, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Ariail for June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 | | Ariail


Camden First welcomes new pastor, Rev. McCutcheon

Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Patterson and English to wed in November

Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.

June 29, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


KC Library Summer Reading

As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Plant fun

Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


LF-R quickly stops June 22 Lugoff mobile home fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.

June 29, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Coach Pitch All-Star tourney opens in Camden

Four Kershaw County Coach Pitch All-Star (7-8-year-olds) teams will be in Camden for the Dixie Youth AA Coach Pitch District 5 All-Star Tournament which begins Friday at Woodward Park with tourney action continuing into next week in the double-elimination event.

June 26, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Editorial: Finally, a budget

Well, the S.C. General Assembly certainly took its time. Finally, a state budget's been hammered out and sent on to Gov. Nikki Haley for her signature.

June 26, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Reader’s proud of people in Charleston

Words fail me to express just how proud I am of the people in Charleston for the class they have exhibited in handling a senseless, tragic act of violence committed by a psychologically impaired individual. In this day and time, when our society seems to be seeking lower and lower morals and displaying less belief in God, it is the first and most encouraging sign of hope for salvation of our society I have seen in a number of years.

June 26, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Rich: A father to remember

It happens all the time. Tink will meet someone new around where we live and, invariably, that person will mention my daddy.

June 26, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Gilland: The Snake Tree (Part 2)

(In last month's column, Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland started a story about a snake in a tree in a city right of way. When she left off, Gilland had called a wildlife trapping company -- which didn't handle snakes -- and naturalist Austin Jenkins, who suggested it was best to leave the snake alone.)

June 26, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015 | | Ariail


Big noses, big hearts

Karl and Kay Allen of Black River Rescue, and Lucy, part of their four-legged family and co-workers, present a special children's program at the Kershaw County Library. The program included information on their dogs' special talents and what the Allens and their dogs do. The Allens taught the children to "hug a tree" if they ever happen to become lost in the woods because body scents populate and remain trapped under limbs and branches, which can help bloodhounds find and rescue them. Bloodhounds not only have super-sensitive noses -- more than 4 million scent cells -- they also have floppy ears ...

June 26, 2015 | | People & Places


PTHS kids in KidFest

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) student Paisley Beam walks in the Belk's KidFest fashion show in late March. Paisley was one of several PTHS Bullpups featured in the fashion show. During the show, Belk Stores presented PTHS with a $4,154 donation. The store offered customers an opportunity to support local Title I elementary schools during Angel Days, a holiday fundraiser, and 100 percent of the proceeds were given to the school. Belk chose PTHS from among Title I schools in Richland and Kershaw County school districts. A portion of the proceeds will go toward a 21st Century ...

June 26, 2015 | | People & Places


BES reports fourth nine-weeks honor roll

Bethune Elementary School recently announced its honor roll for the fourth and final nine weeks of the school year.

June 26, 2015 | | Education


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