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‘You Buy, We Give’ aims to help people eat well on a budget

Food for the Soul, a local non-profit dedicated to feeding the hungry and helping the homeless, and Books on Broad, a local Camden book store and coffee shop, are joining forces to promote the cause of affordable healthy eating with a new initiative, "You Buy, We Give."

August 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


FAC Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch Aug. 29

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will host its 2015 Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, August 29 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds. Hosted by the FAC Multi-Cultural Committee, the event is free and the public is invited to attend. Participate in a fun community art project, take a tour of the FAC, enjoy pottery, dance and music demonstrations, plus some entertainment. Register for classes and meet some of the FAC's teachers.

August 21, 2015 | | People & Places


‘Meet’ Henry Laurens at the Archives on Sunday

Looking to do something a little different this weekend?

August 21, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Roger Jennings Davis Scholarship

Parker Robinson and Alex Zimmerman, both of whom are attending the University of South Carolina this fall, were recently awarded scholarships by the family of Roger Jennings Davis. Shown from left are Parker; Rusty Davis, father of Roger Jennings Davis; and Alex. Parker and Alex each received a $1000 scholarship which is given annually in memory of Roger Jennings Davis, who was killed in a single car accident on June 29, 2008.

August 21, 2015 | | People & Places


Light in the darkness

Scott Lyon loves his work, even though he sometimes finds it difficult to talk about.

August 19, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Sensor receives McDonald’s Al Golin Trust Award

George Sensor, owner and operator of 13 local McDonald's restaurants, was recently awarded the 2015 Al Golin Brand Trust Award by McDonald's. The award, one of the highest honors a McDonald's Owner/Operator can receive, recognizes recipients for outstanding commitment to their local communities, employees, and customers.

August 19, 2015 | | People & Places


100th Birthday

Margaret Williams celebrated her 100th birthday on August 14. She was born in Rutledge, Missouri but lived most of her life in California. Mrs. Williams moved to Camden in 1992. Family members attending the celebration were Janis Telford, Shannon Telford, Carlos Smith, great-grandson Sawyer Smith, Steve Williams and grandson Jason Williams.

August 19, 2015 | | People & Places


KFA Camden Crew dancers shine at Grand National Finals

Several members of the KFA Camden Crew, the competitive dance team based at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County competed at Dance Troupe Incorporated's Grand National Finals in Savannah, Ga.

August 17, 2015 | | People & Places


Seeds of interest

Visitors to Albert Blanding's garden probably won't hear a booming voice coming from his greenhouse yelling, "Feed me!," ala Audrey the man-eating plant from "Little Shop of Horrors."

August 14, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Camden-Lugoff Area Shag Society donates to local organizations

Susan Witkwoski, executive director of the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County (front row, far left), and Fred Ogburn, director of Food for the Soul (front row, third from left) accept checks of $2,250 each from, respectively, Camden-Lugoff Area Shag Society (CLASS) Shag Blast Committee Chairman Ray Amyette and CLASS President Paula Sue Truesdale at Camden's Town Green on Thursday. Joining them are CLASS members (front row, from left after Truesdale) Judie Midgett, Patsy Bryant, Rudy Osteen, (second row, from left) Cindy Maulder, Barbara Wilkes, Dianne Thompson, (back row, from left) Dallas Rayburn, B.J. Culp, Marvin Padgett ...

August 12, 2015 | | People & Places


How to adjust to a healthier diet

An adjustment period is common when people decide to adopt healthier diets. Diet is often habit-forming, and men and women will need some time to adjust as they kick some bad dietary habits in favor of healthier fare. The following are some simple ways to make that adjustment period a little easier to swallow.

August 12, 2015 | | People & Places


NAMI education sessions at Grace Episcopal Church

The Kershaw County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has scheduled monthly education sessions through December at Grace Episcopal Church. The sessions, which are free and open to the public, will cover a variety of topics aimed at helping people who are living with mental illness. Each session begins at 7 p.m.

August 12, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. regional conference

Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. held its regional conference on July 16-18, in High Point, N.C. Members of the Lugoff-Columbia Epsilon Beta Chapter attended. Paulette Johnson-Davis, Jenell Harvey and Lisette Williams were elected to serve as regional officers. Barbara Murphy won the Queen talent competition and also tied in the Queen oratorical competition. Odean Hill won Volunteer of the Year, and the chapter came in second place for the overall talent competition.

August 12, 2015 | | People & Places


Wooten and Prestage to wed in November

Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Anthony Wooten of Dunn, N.C. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Madelyn Annette Wooten, to Mr. Zachary William Prestage of Camden, S.C.

August 10, 2015 | | People & Places


St. Mary Magdalene making presence in community

St. Mary Magdalane Anglican Church is making its presence known in Camden.

August 07, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


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24 Hours of LeMons coming to Camden

It's more than just a car show or a race; it's more like a demented state of mind.

August 31, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Camden Coin Club annual fall show is Sept. 19

Looking for a rare and unusual coin, or think you might have one?

August 28, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


WES First Day Fun

August 28, 2015 | | People & Places


Fine Arts Center annual meeting September 10

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Jim & Pat ...

August 28, 2015 | | People & Places


Auditions for “A Raisin in the Sun” start Tuesday

Auditions for the fall Camden Community Theatre production of Lorraine Hansberry's drama, A Raisin in the Sun will be held at the Fine Arts ...

August 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Lugoff teen wins title of World’s Teen Miss Tourism 2015

Cassandra Grace Gibson of Lugoff recently brought home the National title of World's Teen Miss Tourism 2015. She was crowned Aug. 2 in Clarksville ...

August 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Writers creative workshop September 26

The Camden Writers will host a creative writing workshop on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Central Carolina Technical ...

August 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Blaney Fire Department spaghetti fundraiser a success

Despite the hot, blistering weather on Saturday Aug. 1, Blaney Firefighters and volunteers braved the heat to serve the community a spaghetti luncheon and dinner ...

August 26, 2015 | By Patricia Harmon | People & Places


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