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Historic Camden to host McCaa’s Tavern Bare Walls Party

The December 29, 1794, entry James Kershaw, the eldest son of Joseph Kershaw, wrote in his 1791-1814 diary states: "Dance at McCaa's per subscription." One can only assume McCaa's proprietor, John McCaa, offered the locals and wayfarers to Camden such evenings of gaiety frequently, as many taverns did.

October 07, 2013 | | People & Places


Mother/Daughter Banquet for God’s Helpers group

The God's Helpers 13th annual Mother/Daughter Banquet will be Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

October 02, 2013 | | People & Places


Civil War author to visit Camden

Dr. T. Felder Dorn will be at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., in Camden, October 8, from 5:30 - 7 .p.m to autograph copies of his book, Challenges on the Emmaus Road: Episcopal Bishops Confront Slavery, Civil War, and Emancipation.

This book, which will be released this month by the University of South Carolina Press, covers the period 1840 – 1875 and examines the words and actions of Episcopal bishops of that era, first concerning slavery and then concerning the momentous events and issues spawned by that institution.

October 02, 2013 | | People & Places


Lyceum Series program at Historic Camden Site

On January 13, 1781, Lieutenant Colonel Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee Jr. and his legion of cavalry of troops reported to Major General Nathaneal Greene, commander of the Continental Army's southern department then encamped at South Carolina's Pee Dee River.

October 02, 2013 | | People & Places


Keeping it safe when ‘brown-bagging’

By DEON LEGETTE

October 02, 2013 | | People & Places


Midway Elementary hosts Author’s Tea

Zyona Lee, left, and Cole Thompson of Ms. Stockdale's third grade class share a story at Midway's Author's Tea. A long-time Midway tradition, the Author's Tea, held most months throughout the school year, allows students to celebrate their written work with family and friends.

October 02, 2013 | | People & Places


Golden Club of Kershaw County inducts first female members

The Golden Club of Kershaw County recently inducted its first two female members, Kitty Baxley and Anne Porath, at its Thursday meeting. The Golden Club was originally chartered as a chapter of Kiwanis International, called Golden K. After concluding that the overhead for Kiwanis International was too high, the Golden Club decided to make more effective uses of their resources by forming an independent club. It is now chartered as a non-profit organization by the state of South Carolina.

September 24, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


September 11 remembered with countywide‘Day of Caring’

From Bethune to Blaney, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) kicked off its 2013 county-wide campaign Wednesday. The event saw various agencies, organizations, schools and individuals throughout the county contributing various acts of charity.

September 18, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Lending a helping hand

Kim McCathern and State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk of Books on Broad helped out with United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) Day of Caring on September 11. McCathern and Funderburk cleaned and brought in new books and toys for the family visitation room at the Department of Social Services office. Funderburk said Books on Broad wanted to help provide a welcoming place "for when children who have been placed in the system are visiting with their families." She also said she was very pleased to be a part of the Day of Caring and added, "It is our privilege ...

September 18, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Red Cross seeks additional disaster volunteers

The American Red Cross is holding several classes in Camden to provide residents with an opportunity to be trained to help in times of disaster.

September 18, 2013 | | People & Places


Autumn Attic Sale to benefit

The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County (CMCKC) will host its annual Autumn Attic Sale in Springdale Plaza between Belk's and Goodwill, beginning with a preview party September 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is $20 at the door and all who attend receive priority shopping opportunities and champagne.

September 18, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Attic Sale benefitting Community Medical Clinic seeks volunteers

Deb McAbee and Jill Bettendorf of Community Medical Clinic are looking for volunteers to help staff an attic sale. This sale will be held in an effort to raise funds to benefit the clinic.

September 04, 2013 | | People & Places


United Way of Kershaw County to host county-wide ‘Day of Caring’

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) will host a county-wide "Day of Caring" on Wednesday. The purpose of this event is to unite volunteers throughout the county to work at various projects like reading to children, leading financial literacy classes for hard-working families or delivering meals to homebound seniors to positively impact the community.

September 04, 2013 | | People & Places


Kershaw County youth wins first place in 4H gardening competition

Katherine Ellig of the Kershaw County 4H Horse Club has been named first place senior division winner in the 4H Gardening Project competition. Scores from Ellig's garden and record book will allow her to advance to the regional competition.

September 04, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Woman on a mission

Like many other graduates fresh out of college, Kaleigh Ward had plans to find a job and a house and begin her life as a young professional. Ward graduated in May from Furman University with a major in Sociology and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. This bright, articulate young woman had plans to stay in the upstate, Greenville area where she had begun to establish herself. She had plenty of friends there, a good gym and was plugged in to a local church. For Ward, life was good and the future seemed bright and comfortable.

August 26, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


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Back-To-School Bash will be July 30

The annual Back-To-School Bash will celebrate 20 years of service Saturday, July 30.

July 22, 2016 | | People & Places


Kelly receives David Parrott Memorial Scholarship

Ryan Kelly recently received the 42nd David Parrott Memorial Scholarship for Development of Christian Character at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Ryan has excelled in academics, athletics ...

July 22, 2016 | | People & Places


Mt. Moriah celebrates Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Camden recently celebrated a Law Enforcement Appreciation Sunday. Police officers from Kershaw County Sheriff's Office, the Camden Police Department ...

July 22, 2016 | | People & Places


Kiwanis Club contributes $2,000 to JLKC

The Kiwanis Club of Camden has made a $2,000 contribution to the Junior Leadership Kershaw County program supporting the long-standing student leadership program through ...

July 19, 2016 | | People & Places


James Leroy Belk Post 17

July 19, 2016 | | People & Places


Library events -- July

Camden Branch

July 15, 2016 | | People & Places


Community Camera -- Picturing our town

July 12, 2016 | | People & Places


Kershaw County Library Summer Events -- July

Camden Branch

June 28, 2016 | | People & Places


Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk & Run celebrates seventh year

The Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk and Run, will be held on Saturday August 20, 2016. The 5k Walk and Run will begin at 8 ...

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


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