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Johnny Fellers’ stylin’ styluses

A few years ago, Johnny Fellers, owner of Fellers Furniture in Camden, was exploring a craft show when he came across a man making pens. Transfixed, Fellers said he watched the artisan carefully coax these beautiful creations out of blocks of largely nondescript materials.

February 25, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Asiana’s rainbow of love…

Gusty winds and cold temperatures couldn't dent the warmth of love radiating from Camden Elementary School's playground Wednesday afternoon.

February 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Kershaw County Library Brings Children’s Performer Elska to the Fine Arts Center

To celebrate the power of imagination and storytelling, Kershaw County Library will offer a performance by acclaimed children's musician Elska at the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County on Monday at 6 p.m.

February 20, 2015 | | People & Places


Belle of the Ball - accepting donations until Friday

The Camden Junior Welfare League is in need of formal dresses, formal shoes and costume jewelry to provide local high school girls with dresses and accessories for prom.

February 18, 2015 | | People & Places


L-EHS students to host Fellowship of Christian Athletes Rally on Monday

Students in Lugoff-Elgin High School's Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) are gearing up for their annual FCA rally.

February 18, 2015 | | People & Places


CHS crowns Miss Gold and Black, Junior Miss Gold and Black 2015

The Camden Bulldog Club sponsored the Junior Miss Gold and Black and the Miss Gold and Black pageants on February 13 and 14. The pageants are major fundraisers in the Bulldog Club's efforts to support Camden High's athletic programs.

February 18, 2015 | | People & Places


People & Places: Danielle’s gift

A local church, inspired by the love and dedication of a young member even as she was gravely ill, will honor her memory March 7.

February 16, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Reading fun

2nd grade students at Doby's Mill Elementary School enjoyed "Flashlight Friday" by reading for 30 minutes by  ashlight with a buddy. Here, April Dixon's students, Ben Hill and Bryson Lewis, enjoy their reading time.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Places


50th anniversary

Charles and Odean Hill of Lugoff were honored by their children, Nathan and Chardean, with an elegant celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary in Tampa, Florida on February 7, 2015. The couple also took a cruise on Holland American Cruise Line prior to the grand celebration.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Places


Reflections, connections resonate deeply in Love Letters

Tony and Joy Claussen Scully bring their formidable stage and unique life experiences to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County's Wood Auditorium on Friday night.

February 11, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Silent auction at woman’s wellness event to benefit New Day on Mill

Women's Window to Wellness will host an evening of women supporting women in health, wellness and beauty this Thursday evening. Several of Camden's small businesses will participate and provide interactive experiences such as skin care analysis, a make-up consultation, a mini facial, sampling of nutritional products, sample essential oils, a Reiki session or a hand massage.

February 11, 2015 | | People & Places


Habitat ReStore auctions doll house

The Habitat ReStore is auctioning off a doll house to assist building houses for families in need in Kershaw County. The doll house and its' furniture were hand made by Marion and Bill Tripp of Camden in the 1980s. The needlepoint rugs in the house were made by their sister. To see and bid on the house visit the Habitat Store at 1019 Broad Street, Camden. Submit bids at the register, bids start at $250. The auction will last until Feb. 28.

February 09, 2015 | | People & Places


Mr. L-E, Hollywood Hunks 2015

January 31, 22 Lugoff-Elgin High School "Hollywood Hunks" competed for the title of Mr. L-E. Pictured (from left to right) are Mr. Hunk 2015, Javier Polo; Mr. Photogenic, Brandon Todd; Mr. L-E and recipient of the Austin Branham Mr. Congeniality award Tripp Cox; Ms. Sweetheart 2015, Savannah Harvey and Mr. L-E first runner up Da'San Ardis. Mr. Hunk was determined by audience members. The Austin Branham Mr. Congeniality award and Miss Sweetheart were determined by the contestants.

February 09, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


King Haiglar Garden Club meets Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club meets Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the home of Nancy Carlson, 13 Hunt Club Lane, Camden. Carolyn McKittrick and Carol Meckstroth will co-host. Refreshments will be provided.

February 06, 2015 | | People & Places


Catherine French is Steeplechase Museum’s new executive director

atherine French knows a thing or two about showcasing the Sport of Kings.

February 06, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


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Camden First UMC celebrates 17th anniversary on Sunday

Camden First United Methodist Church celebrates its 17th anniversary this Sunday, March 8.

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


CCB Winter Concert Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its Winter Concert on March 8 in the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Pictured is CCCB saxophonist Bob Loryea practicing his solo for the upcoming concert on Sunday. Program highlights include "Begin the Beguine" arranged by CCCB Associate Conductor Robert Wertz with Mike Clyburn playing flugelhorn solo, "Country Gardens" led by CCCB Conductor Emeritus Pat Wylie, "Bolero" and "Sprach Zarathustra" (You'll recognize it when you hear it). The CCCB is an affiliate of the ...

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


Using newspapers to teach kids in the classroom

Few resources are as inexpensive yet inherently valuable as the daily newspaper. For as little as the loose change in their pockets, readers can get all their local news, as well as learn what is going on in their communities and, for sports fans, what happened during last night's games.

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


Reading with Dr. Seuss

Students, staff, and parents at Lugoff Elementary recently enjoyed a parade to celebrate the books of Dr. Seuss. Classes chose a Seuss book, made a banner, and dressed as the characters to march in the parade. Pictured above is Lugoff Elementary School teacher Mrs. Williamson's Kindergarten class.

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


There’s no place like home …

Jerry Stevenson, Artistic Director at Columbia Children's Theater, remembers his first forays in Community Theater, back during his childhood during the early 1970s.

March 04, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


United Way of Kershaw County thanks contributors at campaign Luncheon

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) hosted a luncheon to recognize volunteers and contributors from this year's campaign. The money raised will benefit the numerous UWKC partner agencies that serve Kershaw County. During the luncheon, representatives from each campaign division were recognized and thanked for their work during this campaign season. The Boys and Girls Club Step Team, the Kershaw County Diamonds, performed during the event.

March 02, 2015 | | People & Places


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