It's unlikely that today's kids will be asking Santa for a "bird on Bellows, Prussian Dragoon, Tunbridge Tea Sett, or neatly dress'd Wax Baby." That's what Jackie and Patsey Custis received as Christmas gifts from their new stepfather, George Washington, in 1759. Not from under the Christmas tree, mind you. Christmas trees and Santa Claus weren't introduced until the 19th century!
Are you looking for an original, one of a kind gift for that special person on your list? Well, look no further. You're sure to find it at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's (FAC) annual Holiday Sales Show. Set in the Center's historic Douglas-Reed House (ca. 1812), the show will feature a selection of fine, handcrafted works of art in clay, glass, fiber and wood, along with many other hand-crafted items all made in the USA. This year, more than 40 local and regional artists will participate in this annual shopping extravaganza. The 2011 Holiday ...
Former Camden resident Vicki Bourus will speak at the first meeting of the Family Resource Center Dec. 1 at the Robert Mills Courthouse, 607 Broad Street, at 6 p.m.
There will be a one-day softball tournament to benefit the family of Camden High School senior baseball player Josh Lund, which lost their house and possessions due to a fire last spring.
U.S. Airman Dominique M. Lindsey has graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
It seems that during the Christmas and Thanksgiving season property crimes increase. Maybe it's because thieves realize that people are shopping for Christmas gifts that will be kept in homes. We have also seen a recent rise in housebreakings, mostly in the rural areas. As is often the case, thieves steal guns, TVs, stereos, computers, tools, etc.
WASHINGTON -- The headline on Democratic strategist Paul Begala's recent Newsweek essay dodged subtlety: "The Stupid Party."
The Bethune Womans Club is sponsoring a Bethune Tour of Homes Dec. 4. The tour will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets, which are $10 per person, may be purchased from members of the Womans Club, from Sandhills Bank in Bethune or, on the day of the event at the Bethune Woman's Club, 200 King St. Refreshments will be served at the Woman's Club. The tour includes five homes and four local churches. The home of Cooper and Barbara Segars located at 109 Walton Street was built in 1907 in the Craftsman Style with large ...
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Honor rolls for the first nine weeks have been announced at Lugoff Elementary School.
Photo cutline -- Field Trial Winners -- Winners in the Kershaw County Shooting Dog Fall Field Trial, held here Wednesday, are pictured above with their owners and the two judges. They are Lanning Risher with "Spot," first place winner; George Lachicotte with "Flash," second place, and Dr. L. H. Hardy with "Chief," third. Judges for the event were George Hodge and Ervin Brunson. Besides being the field champion, Risher's, "Spot" was also the combination champion.
Students of the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) collected a record 1,004 jars of peanut butter during Red Ribbon Week in October as a part of ATEC's annual project to benefit the food bank of Christian Community Ministries. Students were asked to bring in jars of peanut butter. The goal was 1,000 jars. Last year students contributed 907 jars. Students in the protective services, cosmetology and practical nursing programs collected the most jars and earned a movie and popcorn day in the auditorium. The entire student body will get a pizza party for exceeding the school goal ...
Graveside funeral services to honor the life of US Navy (Ret.) Chief Petty Officer Arthur LeRoy Bradley, 83, of Camden will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 3:00 PM with full military rites in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Dr. William F. Summers will officiate.
Funeral service for Andrea H. Brown, 81, of Elgin, will be held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church. Memorials may be made to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Adult Sunday School Class.
Previous year's box seat and reserved parking space holders have until Friday, Feb. 13, to secure their spaces for the 2015 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.
The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a pair of umpire certification clinics for those individuals seeking to work Dixie Youth and/or Dixie Boys and Dixie Majors baseball games this spring and summer.
Even though the calendar just turned to January and cold weather is on the way, it is not too early to be thinking about the warmer days of spring.