Auditions for the fall Camden Community Theatre production of Lorraine Hansberry's drama, A Raisin in the Sun will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC,) Tuesday, September 1 and Wednesday, September 2 at 6 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. A Raisin in the Sun is known as a "pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre," by Newsweek magazine. The production will be held October 22-25 in the Wood Auditorium at the FAC.
Cassandra Grace Gibson of Lugoff recently brought home the National title of World's Teen Miss Tourism 2015. She was crowned Aug. 2 in Clarksville, Tenn. Her division included nine teens aged 16-18 from Tennessee, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Virginia and Mississippi. She also won the titles of Miss Cover Model and Most Photogenic. Prizes awarded included two trophies, three crowns, three banners, a full length fur coat, jewelry and hair care and makeup products. The World's Tourism pageant is held annually in July. Gibson hopes to host a South Carolina pageant in the near future to send delegates from ...
The Camden Writers will host a creative writing workshop on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Central Carolina Technical College, 1125 Little Street in Camden. Bob Strother, a seasoned South Carolina author, will deliver the keynote address. Strother has published more than 80 short stories, a short story collection and two novels; his writing has received two Pushcart Prize nominations and recognition from renowned literary organizations including the Green River Writers' and the Gulf Coast Writers' Associations. Esteemed guest faculty include Kim Blum-Hyclak, whose poems have been widely published in the Southeast, and Carla ...
Despite the hot, blistering weather on Saturday Aug. 1, Blaney Firefighters and volunteers braved the heat to serve the community a spaghetti luncheon and dinner to raise funds for the fire department.
Food for the Soul, a local non-profit dedicated to feeding the hungry and helping the homeless, and Books on Broad, a local Camden book store and coffee shop, are joining forces to promote the cause of affordable healthy eating with a new initiative, "You Buy, We Give."
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will host its 2015 Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, August 29 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds. Hosted by the FAC Multi-Cultural Committee, the event is free and the public is invited to attend. Participate in a fun community art project, take a tour of the FAC, enjoy pottery, dance and music demonstrations, plus some entertainment. Register for classes and meet some of the FAC's teachers.
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Parker Robinson and Alex Zimmerman, both of whom are attending the University of South Carolina this fall, were recently awarded scholarships by the family of Roger Jennings Davis. Shown from left are Parker; Rusty Davis, father of Roger Jennings Davis; and Alex. Parker and Alex each received a $1000 scholarship which is given annually in memory of Roger Jennings Davis, who was killed in a single car accident on June 29, 2008.
Scott Lyon loves his work, even though he sometimes finds it difficult to talk about.
George Sensor, owner and operator of 13 local McDonald's restaurants, was recently awarded the 2015 Al Golin Brand Trust Award by McDonald's. The award, one of the highest honors a McDonald's Owner/Operator can receive, recognizes recipients for outstanding commitment to their local communities, employees, and customers.
Margaret Williams celebrated her 100th birthday on August 14. She was born in Rutledge, Missouri but lived most of her life in California. Mrs. Williams moved to Camden in 1992. Family members attending the celebration were Janis Telford, Shannon Telford, Carlos Smith, great-grandson Sawyer Smith, Steve Williams and grandson Jason Williams.
Several members of the KFA Camden Crew, the competitive dance team based at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County competed at Dance Troupe Incorporated's Grand National Finals in Savannah, Ga.
Visitors to Albert Blanding's garden probably won't hear a booming voice coming from his greenhouse yelling, "Feed me!," ala Audrey the man-eating plant from "Little Shop of Horrors."
Susan Witkwoski, executive director of the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County (front row, far left), and Fred Ogburn, director of Food for the Soul (front row, third from left) accept checks of $2,250 each from, respectively, Camden-Lugoff Area Shag Society (CLASS) Shag Blast Committee Chairman Ray Amyette and CLASS President Paula Sue Truesdale at Camden's Town Green on Thursday. Joining them are CLASS members (front row, from left after Truesdale) Judie Midgett, Patsy Bryant, Rudy Osteen, (second row, from left) Cindy Maulder, Barbara Wilkes, Dianne Thompson, (back row, from left) Dallas Rayburn, B.J. Culp, Marvin Padgett ...
An adjustment period is common when people decide to adopt healthier diets. Diet is often habit-forming, and men and women will need some time to adjust as they kick some bad dietary habits in favor of healthier fare. The following are some simple ways to make that adjustment period a little easier to swallow.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Market Day at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site is back and seeking vendors! Be ye a dealer of antiques or collectibles ...
The 2016 Relay For Life year began Monday, September 1. The battle against cancer goes on and Relay For Life is requesting help by "Fighting ...
The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's 26th annual golf tournament will be held Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Camden Country Club.
It's more than just a car show or a race; it's more like a demented state of mind.
Looking for a rare and unusual coin, or think you might have one?
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Jim & Pat ...
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