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Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen 2013 pageant

Saturday evening, 11 young women competed in the Miss Camden scholarship program for the title of Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen 2013.

January 09, 2013 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Clowning around at the library

Children of all ages enjoyed a visit from Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Ambassadors of Laughter, Dave and Cherie Gregg at the Camden branch of the Kershaw County Library on Thursday.

January 07, 2013 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


William F. Meller signs book about World War II account Saturday

Saturday, author William Meller will be signing his book, "Bloody Roads to Germany: At Huertgen Forest and the Bulge -- an American Soldier's Courageous Story of World War II" at Books on Broad from noon to 2 p.m.

January 04, 2013 | | People & Places


Eat Smart Move More kicks off the new year

Kershaw County's Eat Smart Move More initiative is aiming to help the community choose healthier food options this year. According to Pam Spivey, head of the Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County local coalition, it can be difficult for consumers to know what products are healthy.

January 04, 2013 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Miss Camden 2013 to be crowned Saturday

The 2013 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Pageant will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Camden High School. Eleven young ladies from around the Camden and Kershaw County will be competing for the titles of Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen 2013.

January 02, 2013 | | People & Places


W.A.R.M., helping to repair homes for the winter months

In 1989, hurricane Hugo damaged communities and homes in South Carolina. In response, the Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church youth group established the Weatherization and Repair Ministry. The purpose of W.A.R.M. was to assist with home repairs.

January 02, 2013 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Spreading cheer

During the Christmas season, community volunteers from Target assisted in decorating the cottages of New Day on Mill. More than 15 people volunteered this year to go through decorations, untangle lights and press bows. Each cottage had a tree, lights and a door wreath and any other decorations they could find to make the homes festive. One resident said, "This is the first time I've ever had a Christmas tree in my home." Volunteers showed up on Dec. 13 and worked hard to make the homes look festive.

December 31, 2012 | | People & Places


Upcoming events at the library

Children's Programming

December 31, 2012 | | People & Places


Reach out and Read receives donations from L-EHS

Ms. Rabon's English classes at Lugoff-Elgin High School collected more than 1400 books to benefit the Reach Out and Read programs in Kershaw County. Heather Mueller, coordinator of the Reach Out and Read sites in Kershaw County is pictured second from the left. Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based, national nonprofit organization that prepares America's youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Reach Out and Read currently serves one-third of the most impoverished children in the U.S. The Reach Out and Read model is ...

December 31, 2012 | | People & Places


25 years for local pastor come to a close

Reverend Douglas Whitfield, or "Preacher Doug" as he is known by church and community members, will be retiring from 25 years as pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church on Sunday.

December 28, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Winter Wonderland for local residents

Not even the rain could dampen the holiday spirit at the Karesh Long Term Care Center at KershawHealth last Thursday. Celena Traynham ADC, Certified Activity Director; Zilphia Shepard ADPC, Assistant Activity Director and David Swallow, with construction made up the Activity Team at KershawHealth that organized the Winter Wonderland for residents in the Karesh Long Term Care Center.

December 26, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Upcoming events at the library

Got eReader? Kindles

December 26, 2012 | | People & Places


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Parsons celebrate 50 years of marriage

Joe and Judi Parsons of Camden recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family. They were married on December 22, 1962. They have two sons, Scot Parsons (Columbia) and Brad Parsons (Lugoff) and five grandchildren, Connor, Joey, Will, Kallie and Gracie.

December 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Upcoming events at the library

Game day at your library:

December 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Camden Military Academy laywreaths at veterans tombs

December 24, 2012 | | People & Places


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Food for The Soul to hold fundraising event

Food for the Soul (FFTS) will "pass the plate" this summer to feed and shelter those in need.

July 06, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Historic Camden’s Did you Know?

While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!

The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Sesquicentennial State Park trip

Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


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