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The world is your runway

I've always admired people who take chances, who step out into the world and do something that seems scary and bold. I'm not always that way, so when I see someone take a step out of their comfort zone and into something new, I'm quite impressed.

December 18, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Christmas fun

What's the best thing about Christmas?

December 18, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Sidewalk Survey


Local elementary students share Christmas card creativity

By HALEY ATKINSON

December 16, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


County audit: FY 2013 a 'good year'

Kershaw County experienced a "good year" from a financial standpoint in Fiscal Year 2013, according to results of an audit presented to Kershaw County Council during its meeting Tuesday. Both Chairman Gene Wise and Councilman Jimmy Jones were absent; Vice Chairman Stephen Smoak presided over the meeting.

December 13, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


‘We Three’ musical ensemble to release first album this weekend

While Christmas is a busy and exciting time for most everyone, it's especially busy and exciting this year for Julia Halford, Phyllis David and Linda Higgins of the local musical ensemble,We Three. The trio will be performing at various Christmas singing events, both locally and out of town. Among those events will be several release parties for its first album Christmas Blessings. The group has release parties scheduled for Friday at Bend Dusty's and Saturday at New Horizons, both in Camden.

December 13, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


All I want for Christmas

What is the one thing you want for Christmas?

December 11, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Sidewalk Survey


Why Christmas is just awesome

I went with my friend, Jody, and her daughters recently to see the Christmas lights at Swan Lake in Sumter. It was so fun to spend an evening with the excitement of children at Christmas. I have a real love for driving around with the heat blasting in my face, Mariah Carey Christmas turned up and singing, as loudly as I can, "All I want for Christmas is YOU!"

December 11, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Proposed design guidelines update presented to CHLC

A Boulder, Colo., firm hired by the city to assist the city of Camden in upgrading design guidelines for historic properties presented a preliminary document outlining those updates to the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) during a public workshop Thursday. The guidelines are not part of the city's code of ordinances, but are used to guide the CHLC in making its decisions when considering certificates of appropriateness. Such certificates are required when the owner of a historic property -- whether voluntarily placed under the CHLC's jurisdiction or as part of a neighborhood historic district -- submits a building permit to ...

December 09, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Camden


KCC to consider Project Apple

Kershaw County Council will hear first reading in title only of an ordinance authorizing and approving development of a joint county industrial and business park to be known as "Project Apple Joint County Industrial and Business Park" in conjunction with Chesterfield County at Tuesday's meeting.

December 09, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Graham honored with Leaders Legacy bench

Tuesday afternoon in Rectory Square, the city of Camden dedicated a park bench to former Camden Mayor Jeffrey R. Graham. Graham served as mayor of Camden from 2008 to 2012. Camden City Manager Mel Pearson welcomed all attendees and praised Graham and his "wonderful family" for their contributions; Camden resident Katherine Brown offered the invocation.

December 06, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Camden


Survey: citizens would support more taxes

A majority of Kershaw County citizens who participated in a recent survey said they would support additional taxes to increase recreation and public safety services provided by the county.

December 06, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Spend the money and get what you want

Shopping for friends and family members can be fun, but it can also be very stressful. I can't tell you how many holidays have come and gone where I've waited until the last minute to buy Christmas presents for my nearest and dearest. It's not because I don't have the opportunity. Bien au contraire, mon ami, ce n'est pas vrai.

December 04, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Christmas Tunes

What is your favorite Christmas carol or song?

December 04, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Sidewalk Survey


Boykin to celebrate parade’s 20th anniversary

The town of Boykin will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its annual Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Dec. 15. The parade is a yearly family-friendly celebration that brings community members together to have fun and get into the Christmas spirit. Nancy Tidwell of Swift Creek Kennel and Deborah Outlaw of Heritage Community Bank help organize the event each year.

December 04, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Camden entrepreneur markets globally

Katherine Choynowski, originally of Camden and currently residing in London, has led a rather interesting life in her 21 years. She attended Camden High School for her freshman and sophomore years and then moved to New York to pursue a modeling career.

December 02, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


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