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CJWL accepting grant, scholarship applications

The Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) is now accepting applications for grant money to be awarded to 501 (c) (3) organizations specifically dealing with children in the Kershaw County area. Grants range from $250.00 to $2,500.00.

March 10, 2014 | | Localife


FFA members attend Legislators Appreciation Day

Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agricultural education students attended the state Future Farmers of America (FFA)-sponsored Legislators Appreciation Day in Columbia on Feb.19.

March 10, 2014 | | Localife


Anderson 50th anniversary

Jeanette and Tommy Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 1 with their family. The Andersons were married March 1, 1964 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness in Elgin by the late Rev. N. D. Sellers. They remain active and devoted members of the Highway Church.

March 07, 2014 | | Localife


Recognizing the Lenten season

As a child I will never forget getting the opportunity to participate in the worship service on Palm Sunday. For most congregations it is customary to have the children of the church come into the sanctuary waving palm branches at some point during the service to help give everyone a visual of the great celebration that Jesus experienced as he made His entry into Jerusalem the week of his crucifixion. As much as I love the celebration that surrounds Palm Sunday and Easter, we as believers do ourselves a disservice if we don't also understand just what it is ...

March 07, 2014 | | Localife


Hunters Reaching Out to benefit Food for the Soul

By HALEY ATKINSON

March 07, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Camden Garden Club meeting Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at Proctor Hall. This will be a business meeting so there will be no speaker or program. Elections will be held for new officers for the upcoming year.

March 07, 2014 | | Localife


King Haiglar Garden Club March meeting

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Mary Acken, Nancy Wylie and Carolyn McKittrick will provide refreshments. The meeting will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in the Performing Arts Wing.

March 07, 2014 | | Localife


Camden Community Concert Band to perform Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its winter concert on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. and admission is free. The CCCB is under direction of founding conductor Pat Wylie. This concert season ia Wylie's last as conductor. After more than 30 years as the band's leader, he ia stepping down as the conductor. "We are dedicating this season to Pat," said Johnny Deal, the band's business manager. "Pat is the reason the CCCB has been in our community for over 30 years."

March 05, 2014 | | Localife


Species statistics are good news for South Carolina’s standings

By Austin Jenkins

March 05, 2014 | | Localife


Midlands Women’s Center holds annual fundraiser, silent auction

By HALEY ATKINSON

March 05, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Lyttleton St. UMC presents Cross and Flame Awards

Lyttleton St. UMC (LUMC) recently awarded three members the Cross and Flame Award. The Cross and Flame program recognizes adult leaders who have given exceptional service in the promotion of programs for young people. Above, Richard Guffy (second from left) presents the award to Walter Smith (far left), Art Graham and Jim Bradshaw. Smith and Graham are long time members of LUMC and of the Scout Units at the church, Pack and Troop 303. They helped organize the unit years ago and have served the youth in many ways. Bradshaw has been a part of LUMC and the Pack and ...

March 03, 2014 | | Localife


PAALS to celebrate annual ‘Un-Gala’ benefit

What is more fun than a gala event? An un-gala event benefiting the local charity, Palmetto Animals Assisted Life Services (PAALS). PAALS will host its sixth annual un-gala charity event beginning at 7 p.m. March 22 at the South Carolina State Museum.

March 03, 2014 | | Localife


Dr. Earl Suttle to speak at UWKC’s mentoring worskshop

As part of the Safe Schools Healthy Students Grant, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) will host a very special training and workshop session for all present, past or future mentors on Monday at the Chamber of Commerce (Robert Mills Courthouse) located at 607 Broad St., in Camden.

February 28, 2014 | | Localife


FAC announces auditions for Bark! The Musical

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will hold auditions for the Camden Community Theatre production, Bark! The Musical. Auditions will take place on Sunday and Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. The production will be directed by Jami Steele, FAC director of theatre and education.

February 28, 2014 | | Localife


Camden High School’s Miss Gold and Black Pageants

The Junior Miss Gold and Black and Miss Gold and Black pageants were held on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8. The pageants are sponsored by the Camden Bulldog Club as a fundraiser for the club's efforts to provide for all of the athletic teams at Camden High.

February 26, 2014 | | Localife


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Memories from a special day in Kershaw County

The Kershaw County Special Olympics (KCSO) was held Friday at Camden Military Academy (CMA).

April 16, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Sounds of jazz music to fill historic downtown Camden

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present its 10th annual Jazz at the Center Music Festival, April 25-27, in historic downtown Camden. The featured concert this year takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday in Wood Auditorium, following a cocktail reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the lobby. Maddy Winer and Vince Lewis and the Jazz All-Stars will provide entertainment from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz standards that are sure to please jazz lovers of all tastes. Their new CD "Crossroads" was hailed by Just Jazz Magazine as "first rate" and "…the musicianship ...

April 16, 2014 | | Localife


Hospital Auxiliary scholarship helps student succeed

Allison Hill is a 21st century woman embarking on a promising future in nursing with an assist from women who were born in the nineteenth century.

April 14, 2014 | | Localife


Ten KC schools receive Palmetto Gold, Silver;North Central High School named ‘Superstar’

Ten Kershaw County schools were among 592 schools statewide recognized by the State Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2013.

April 14, 2014 | | Localife


James Best shares his life and career at FAC

By GARY PHILLIPS

April 11, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Localife


American Legion accepting Palmetto Boys State applications

James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State to be held June 8-14 at Anderson University. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citzenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25 percent of their class. Applications are available from guidance counselors at high schools or may be obtained from Richard Lackey at 432-9527. Above, Palmetto Boys State chairman Lackey dines and chats with Girls State delegate Margeaux Laschanzky and Boys State delegate Riley Kohn when the two youths visited Post 17 to share their experiences from ...

April 11, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hopkins celebrate 50th anniversary

Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.

April 11, 2014 | | Localife


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