Growing up in South Carolina everyone is required to choose between the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson University Tigers. This begins happening with canned food drives and competitions in elementary school. Because of this extreme rivalry, young students believe that after high school their path will take them to one of these two in-state universities. As with most things in life, the older you get, the more you realize the options for your life and education are endless.
The Miss Gold and Black and the Junior Miss Gold and Black pageants will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4. The pageant begins at 7 p.m. in the Camden High Performing Arts Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at Camden High School beginning Monday, Jan. 30.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on January 9 at Springdale Hall. Last month was the club's Holiday Tea at the home of Diane Jones. The new members were welcomed and each presented with a blooming Christmas cactus.
The Lugoff -Elgin High School Literacy Express raised money to purchase over 500 books that were distributed at the Lights of Lugoff Parade on December 10th. More than 350 LEHS Students have participated in Literacy Express Events over the last 3 years and have visited 720 classrooms and read to approximately 18,000 elementary students in the West Wateree area.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will present the Camden Community Theatre production of Steel Magnolias Thursday, January 12 through Sunday, January 15 in the Wood Auditorium. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with a 3:00 p.m. Sunday matinee. Steel Magnolias is directed by Jami Steele, FAC Education and Theatre Director and features Jessica Butel as Shelby, Kristin Cobb as M'Lynn, Penry Gustafson as Truvy, Stephanie Keel as Annelle, Julie McCallum as Clairee, Cecilia Stevenson as Ouiser, and Adam Beaty as the voice of the DeeJay. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 ...
Before October 13, 2016 I thought I knew grief. Leading up to that date I thought it just simply meant mourning a loved one that you have lost. Today I know it means a lot more than that. Grief to me now is known as loss, pain, suffering, a word that leaves a gaping hole in your heart.
The Camden Jaycees will be taking applications for it's annual Stocking Fund to help make Christmas a little more special for some Kershaw County families. The Jaycees will be taking applications on December 1 and 2at the former National Guard Armory located at 1034 West DeKalb Street in the City of Camden. You must be present to sign up. Additionally, if you are receiving services through Toys for Tots or another agency, please do not sign up for the Stocking Fund so that we may serve more residents of the county. Please bring documentation that you are a Kershaw ...
Lorine Stogsdill is celebrating her 101st birthday on November 30. She will be celebrating with family and friends. She has four children and was an active participant in the 4H club, in scouting activities and in her community. She was an excellent seamstress, making her girls' clothes. She is a lover of all animals and allowed her children to keep ponies, pigs, squirrels and rabbits but drew the line at snakes.