Earlier this year, the Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met at the Old Mills Courthouse and presented awards to honor outstanding students -- Good Citizen; Good Citizenship: JROTC Scholarship; and American History Essay Contest.
Where's Waldo? In Camden, of course! The famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more. From Mulberry Market at 536 DeKalb Street to Emmie's Designs at 1041 Broad Street, and from Camden City Market at 645 Rutledge Street to Box, Paper, Scissors at 1011 Broad Street Waldo and newly added for 2014, faithful dog Woof, figures will be well hidden in local business establishments. Find Waldo is a great summer ...
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is proud to produce the Arts Arising Summer Program again this year. This special arts program which began in 1988 through a partnership with the Kershaw County School District, serves third through sixth grade students identified as gifted or talented in visual arts, music, drama and dance. Auditions are held for rising third graders at Kershaw County Schools in January and February, then the selected students are screened through another audition in March at the FAC. More than 120 children from Kershaw County schools are participating this year.
By HALEY ATKINSON
You are invited to attend a special event focusing on Longleaf Pine trees. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be hosting a Longleaf Pine Opportunities and Management workshop for private landowners and forestry professionals. Longleaf pine forests once encompassed more than 90 million acres of the North American landscape.
By HALEY ATKINSON
The John D. Kennedy Chapter 308, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and Joseph B. Kershaw Camp 82, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) sponsored an observance of Confederate Memorial Day on May 10 at Monument Square in Camden. The guest speaker was Jack Marlar, SCV, Fountain Inn.
On June 1, Cathy Humphries of Sumter and her 29-year-old Arabian horse Mizahrr (Tex) joined a very elite group -- the Century Club. She is the 169th person in the entire US and only the second in South Carolina to become a member, joining Harriet Kiehl of Camden.
Zackary Truesdale, the son of Kristina and Philippe Truesdale, was formerly a student of the Kershaw County School District. He recently graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Arts and Humanities (GSAH) in Greenville. Truesdale began percussion lessons at the age of 16 with Nicholas Guiliano at the University of South Carolina School of Music.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees named Tarry McGovern to be the district's new special services director and Judith McCray to be an assistant principal at Camden High School (CHS) for the 2014-15 school year.
The town of Elgin will host a chicken bog fundraiser dinner June 13 from 4-7 p.m. at Blaney Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall. Tikets can be purchased from Elgin Town Hall and the cost is $7.50 per adult and $4 per child (12 and under). You can bring your family and dine in or stop by and pick up a to-go plate. All proceeds raised from this dinner will be used to assist in the construction of the Elgin Military Salute Monument, which is located at Potter Community Park in Elgin. Above, Kershaw County citizens revere flags recently ...
With summer just around the corner comes another Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County . One of Camden's favorite bands -- Landslide -- will take the stage at the third Finally Friday concert of the spring on Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by NBSC, Alpine Agency, Atlas Gym, City Laundry & Cleaners and Graham Realty, the outdoor concert series provides a casual family atmosphere in which to enjoy a variety of live musical styles. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair ...
Jennifer Darrow Hills of Myrtle Beach and Craig Matthew Stegner of Camden were married Saturday, Sept. 6. The wedding took place at the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach with Rev. Dr. John Brearley as officiator.
Central Carolina Technical College has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School for the third consecutive year. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awarded Patricia Plyler Watts with the Community Service Award on Monday, Sept. 15. The award recognizes individuals for voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, civic or benevolent endeavors outside of the DAR. Watts is a member of the DAR; however, due to her outstanding volunteer work the organization thought it fit to recognize her for her contribution to the Camden Community.
The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agriculture class will hold a fall plant sale Monday through Oct. 3 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the school's greenhouse on campus.
The Kershaw County Library will host a talk by Doug Peach, South Carolina Folklife and Traditional Arts Program Coordinator at the McKissick Museum (University of South Carolina) and the South Carolina Arts Commission, on the history of the Blues in South Carolina. The talk, which will focus on the musicians, culture, and style of music known as the "Piedmont Blues," will be held at the Camden Library on Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Lillie Ashton Yount and Jeremy Robert Getman will be married Nov. 7 in Philadelphia, PA.
The Kershaw Conservation District, United Way of Kershaw County and the City of Camden Planning Division are sponsoring a rain garden workshop Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at United Way of Kershaw County.
The Kershaw County Library will host a talk with historian Joseph McGill Jr., founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Second graders at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School participated in a project-based learning experience about their local community.
The South Carolina State Guard and the Sandhills chapter of the American Red Cross joined forces Sept. 20 to host the 2014 State Guard Hurricane Hike. Aside from the hike, the day consisted of several activities including: family day events, a performance of the National Anthem and speakers. There were around 200 participants, volunteers and guests. The hike began at the Camden National Guard Armory where participants had to sign-in and have their backpacks weighed before the 10k hike. Winners were presented with awards.
Lt. Justin Steven Freeman, of Bethune, recently completed flight school for the Marines. Freeman entered the United States Marine Corps in Oct. 2011 and was named a second lieutenant that same month. He completed aviation preflight training in Nov. 2012 and primary flight training in Dec. 2012. Freeman began advanced helicopter training Feb. 2014 and was designated as a naval flight officer Aug. 22. He is set to fly the UH-IY (Huey), which is equipped to provide all six Marine Aviation functions.
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