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Historic Camden takes visitors back to past during annual colonial Christmas celebration

Although it's recorded that in 1759 George Washington purchased such exotic sounding toys as "bird on Bellows, turnabout Parrot, Prussian Dragoon, and Man Smoaking," mostly the southern colonial Christmas season was a celebration for grown ups. It was a time of merriment and of thanks; a season of feasts, parties, hunts, horse races, cock fights, balls and visiting, highlighted by church services, mainly Church of England, and special customs.

December 08, 2010 | | People & Places


Mary B. Adams

Mary B. Adams, 97, of Camden, died Monday.

December 08, 2010 | | Obituaries


Ring the bells

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its 30th annual Christmas Concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Camden High School's Performing Arts Center. Also performing will be the Handbell Choir from Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The concert will also feature a vocal soloist and Santa Claus will be making a visit. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB is under the direction of conductor Pat Wylie and assistant conductor Robert Wertz. From left, Emily Catoe, Melinda Kane, Diane Fulcher and Paula Bordner practice with their handbells for Sunday's concert.

December 08, 2010 | | People & Places


Robert "Pa" Belton

Mr. Robert "Pa" Belton, 79, of 47 Trinity School Road, Lugoff, SC, passed on Friday, December 3, 2010.

December 08, 2010 | | Obituaries


Myron Oscar Fulda

Myron Oscar Fulda, 80, died Monday, December 06, 2010 at 11:55 AM in his home in Camden, SC. His family was with him. He was the son of the late Max Charles Fulda and Nellie Jeanette Vink Fulda. Mr. Fulda was born March 18, 1930 on Staten Island, NY and grew up in Rochester, NY. He received his Associate's Degree in Industrial Chemistry from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY and graduated from Iowa State University, Ames, IA with a BS degree in Chemical Technology and a MS degree in Analytical Chemistry. Mr. Fulda was a retired ...

December 08, 2010 | | Obituaries


Thomas Jeffers

Funeral services for Thomas Bobby Jeffers, 80, of Elgin, will be held Thursday December 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Paul Miles and Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p. m. at Powers Funeral Home.

December 08, 2010 | | Obituaries


Claude Hancock

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Claude Edward Hancock, 80, of Camden will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 9, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock, Rev. Brent Kendall and Rev. Charles Allen will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be sent in Mr. Hancock's memory to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

December 08, 2010 | | Obituaries


Lillie Mae Simon

Ms. Lillie Mae Simon, 57, of 6720 Daniel Taylor Lane, Rembert, SC, passed on Tuesday, December 7, 2010.

December 08, 2010 | | Obituaries


Crestina J. Tidwell

Funeral Mass for Crestina Johanna Tidwell, 86, of Camden, will be celebrated on Friday at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Francis Travis will officiate. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rosary will be recited on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with visitation following 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

December 08, 2010 | | Obituaries


William D. Vinson Jr.

Graveside funeral services with military honors to celebrate the life of William Daniel Vinson, Jr., 86, of Rembert, will be held Friday, December 10, 2010, at 2:00 PM in Quaker Cemetery, Camden, S.C. The Rev. Sheila Rogers and the Rev. Frank Griffith will officiate.

December 08, 2010 | | Obituaries


Lakeside Ministries supports local community

Lakeside Ministries is an interdenominational worship service supported by Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Each summer all offerings are donated back to the area communities through local charities. This year, $18,500 was collected and will be divided between charities that provide food, shelter, clothing and housing to people; and charities that help children in need, help with animal care and prison work. Three of the charities include Christian Community Ministries of Camden, Transitional Housing Project of Camden and Wateree Community Action Inc. of Camden. Pictured from left, Harriet Reid with New Day on Mill, Laura Horton with Liberty Hill Presbyterian ...

December 08, 2010 | | People & Places


FAC hosts Wadsorth, Spong, Chamber Choir, ‘The Nutty Nutcracker Christmas’

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) has four events on the horizon! On Thursday, Charles Wadsworth & Friends returns for a one-night-only performance of chamber music in the Wood Auditorium. Featured musicians include artistic director Edward Arron (cello and host), Jeewon Park (piano), Yosuke Kawasaki, (violin), and Charles Wadsworth (piano).

December 08, 2010 | | People & Places


Great Falls uses quick start to down CMA

Putting themselves in an early 12-point hole in the first quarter of Thursday's opening game with Great Falls, the Camden Military Academy basketball team closed the gap to nine points in the final minutes of the contest.

December 08, 2010 | | Sports


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Camden Military Academy at Eau Claire (WR – 5:30 p.m.)

December 06, 2010 | | Sports


Miss Creed, Mr. Bock plan fall wedding

Mr. and Mrs. James Leroy Creed, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Sarah Elizabeth Creed of Camden, to Mr. Ryan Keith Bock. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall George Raymond Bock, Sr. of Camden.

December 06, 2010 | | Weddings & Engagements


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