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Camden 1st UMC celebrates pastor’s anniversary

Camden First United Methodist Church will celebrate Rev. Larry D. McCutcheon's first anniversary on Sunday during its regular 11 a.m. worship service. Rev. McCutcheon came to Camden First after completing 11 years of service at Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg. Rev. McCutcheon is described as an outstanding "people's person" wherein he effectively relates to and works with all segments of the church. However, he has a special gift in relating to and connecting with the youth and children of the church. Beyond the church, he serves as a Youth Arbitrator in the 5th Circuit Youth Arbitration ...

June 24, 2016 | | People & Places


Double Naught Spies to play last Finally Friday

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will have the last Finally Friday of the season this Friday, June 24 with some good 'ole rock n' roll featuring The Double Naught Spies. The concert will take place from 6 to8:30 p.m. in the Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be the stage of the Wood Auditorium. Finally Friday is sponsored by Duke Energy, NBSC, Alpine Agency, Graham Realty, Gadgets of Camden, and City Laundry & Cleaners. The FAC would like to thank Kevin Taylor (KT Music & Sound) for producing another great series.

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


Free farm tour this weekend

Seldom Rest Farm at 1410 Jones Road in the northern edge of the county, will be featured along with five Kershaw County farms during the state's largest free farm agri-tourism event -- The 2016 Ag + Art Tour, June 18 and 19.

June 17, 2016 | | People & Places


Palmetto Girls State 2016 Delegates

June 10, 2016 | | People & Places


‘Rosie the Riveter’ honored in Monument Square

June 07, 2016 | | People & Places


Dr. Piecuch awarded

June 07, 2016 | | People & Places


Community Camera

June 07, 2016 | Johnny Deal | People & Places


FAC Soiree a success

On a lovely evening at the end of April, the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) held its first annual Spring Soiree, a black-tie event organized to raise money for the organization. The event was held at Wimberly Hall in the recently renovated 10-stall stable, built circa 1910 and made entirely of heart pine. The stable area overlooks ponds and islands that were designed and built over 200 years ago. The stable at one time held horses owned by well-known equestrian, Marion duPont Scott. Scott was responsible for founding the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup in 1970 as well ...

June 03, 2016 | | People & Places


Kershaw County 4-H Rabbit Club Visits Retirement Home

Residents of the McCoy Memorial Nursing Center in Bishopville received a surprise when members of the Kershaw County 4-H Rabbit Club visited with rabbits for them to meet and pet. Kat Ellig, the club president, brought her mixed breed rabbit. Club Secretary Isabella Birket brought a Lop rabbit. Club Historian Ishiyo Dorrill brought a Jersey Wooly rabbit, while her sister Omari brought a Mini Rex rabbit. Club members were invited to the nursing home by Melissa Brundage, the adult volunteer who coordinates the Lee County Leapin' Lizards 4-H Club and visits the nursing home monthly with her rooster, Steve. The ...

June 03, 2016 | | People & Places


Confederate History Tour presentation Saturday

Looking for some interesting insights into Kershaw County's Confederate history?

May 27, 2016 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Boy Scouts to honor Mullikin

The Boy Scouts of America, Indian Waters Council, has named Tom Mullikin Kershaw County Citizen of the Year for 2016. Mullikin will be honored during a special event to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden.

May 24, 2016 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


SCSSAR to host ceremony honoring Washington

In honor of President George Washington's visit to Camden in May 1791, the Col. Joseph Kershaw Chapter of the South Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SCSSAR), in conjunction with State Society President Wayne Cousar, will host a wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. May 25.

May 24, 2016 | | People & Places


Wil-Moore Farms to be featured in Ag + Art Tour June 18, 19

Wil-Moore Farms of 2173 Ridgeway Road in Lugoff will be the second of six farms featured next month during the huge Agri-tourism event taking place in Kershaw County June 18 and 19.

May 24, 2016 | | People & Places


BLYSS takes the stage for May’s Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on Friday, May 27 with BLYSS. The concert will be in the Shull Pavilion, behind Wood Auditorium, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Finally Friday Free Concert Series is sponsored by Duke Energy, NBSC, Alpine Agency, Graham Realty, Gadgets of Camden and City Laundry & Cleaners.

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places


Ceremony honors Confederate soldiers

Joseph B. Kershaw Camp No. 82 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and John D. Kennedy Chapter No. 308 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held a ceremony to honor all Confederate soldiers May 14 at the Unknown Soldiers' plot in Camden's Quaker Cemetery. Camp No. 82 Commander Larry Graham and Chapter No. 308 President Susan Baskin led the program "Lest They Be Forgotten. Guerry Felder, Camp No. 82 Historian, who has undertaken extensive research of the lives of Confederate soldiers, served as special guest speaker.

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places


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First annual kids’ 4th of July parade in downtown Camden, July 2

Kids are invited to show their patriotic spirit by decorating their bicycles, scooters and wagons, and wearing their red, white and blue for the first ...

June 24, 2016 | | People & Places


Arts Arising underway

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is proud to host and produce the Arts Arising Summer Program on its campus again this year ...

June 24, 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


School Days

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


Q&A with Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen

Miss Camden, Grace Smith and Miss Camden Teen, Cassandra Gibson will head to Columbia today to begin preliminaries for the Miss South Carolina 2016 pageant ...

June 17, 2016 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


UWKC receives $5,000 grant

The Building Industry Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC). The UWKC is helping 22 homeowners in ...

June 17, 2016 | | People & Places


Historic Camden Foundation to host lecturer June 30

The Historic Camden Foundation will host celebrated lecturer Dr. Andrew J. O'Shaughnessy June 30 at the Kershaw-Cornwallis House.

June 14, 2016 | | People & Places


Goat Daddy’s Farm featured on KC Ag + Art Tour

Goat Daddy's Farm at 144 Tomahawk Trail in Elgin is the fifth of six farms featured during the huge farm tour event taking place ...

June 14, 2016 | | People & Places


Waldo returning to Camden in July

Where's Waldo? In Camden, South Carolina, of course! The famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five ...

June 10, 2016 | | People & Places


Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program starts June 18

The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program is coming to Kershaw County. The goals of the program are to supplement the diets of low-income seniors with ...

June 07, 2016 | | People & Places


Kershaw County Library Summer events

Camden Branch

May 27, 2016 | | People & Places


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