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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


L-EHS honors former teacher

Former Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) teacher Liz Simon (center) cuts a ceremonial ribbon during a May 13 ceremony naming the lobby to the school's gymnasium and auditorium in her honor. A group of Simon's former students successfully lobbied the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees to place a plaque officially making it the Elizabeth McCutcheon Simon Gymnasium and Auditorium Lobby. In addition, the group established a scholarship in Simon's name. Organizers said they took action to honor the "long-time and deeply influential teacher … who has contributed greatly to the school, its students and the district for more ...

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places


Veterans’ appreciation

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) accepts a plaque of appreciation presented to him by Camden American Legion Post No. 17's immediate past commander Clay Carruth on May 2. The plaque recognizes Scully's support of the Legion, other veterans organizations and veterans issues during his term as mayor. "James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recognizes your unwavering support of veterans during your tenure as Mayor of Camden," the plaque reads.

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places


Take a look back at Yesteryear

May 17, 2016 | | People & Places


TAB to host 2nd annual teen pregnancy prevention event

The Family Resource Center of Kershaw County's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will host it's second annual teen pregnancy prevention event this Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Scott Park on 242 Battleship Road, Camden. Local teenagers are invited to attend.

May 17, 2016 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


CCS Concert is Sunday

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is proud to present the Columbia Choral Society's Jasmine & Jazz -- An Afternoon with Dick Goodwin at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Wood Auditorium. This production is part of a celebration of the 85th anniversary of the Columbia Choral Society (CCS.) Tickets are $15 for general admission and are on sale now through the FAC Box Office and website www.fineartscenter.org.

May 17, 2016 | | People & Places


Rowan ARP celebrates centennial

Rowan Presbyterian Church celebrates its 100 years of service to God and community this weekend.

May 13, 2016 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Lugoff Garden Club meets Monday

The meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Karen Wendel in Lugoff SC. The Lugoff Garden Club meets Monday at the home of Mrs. Karen Wendel in Lugoff. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m. and the featured presentation starts at 7 p.m.

May 13, 2016 | | People & Places


Community Camera

May 10, 2016 | | People & Places


Clemson Extension programs continue

Does your lawn need some TLC? If you are interested in expanding your lawn care knowledge, register now for Lawn Care for the Homeowner workshop with Clemson Commercial Horticulture Agent Jackie Jordan. The class will be held tonight from 6 p.m. to 8:30 P.M at the Clemson Extension Homemakers Building at 632 West Dekalb Street in Camden and the cost will be $10. Included topics will be soil health, choosing a grass variety, weeds, grass diseases, watering, and maintenance.

May 10, 2016 | | People & Places


SAR to commemorate Washington’s visit

The Col. Joseph Kershaw Chapter, in conjunction with State Society President Wayne Cousar, will commemorate the 225th Anniversary of President Washington's visit to Camden on Wednesday, May 25. The commeration starts at 11 a.m. with a wreath-laying ceremony and special dramatic reading at the 18th century town square where Washington was welcomed by Intendant Joseph Kershaw. A second wreath-laying will follow at the SAR Revolutionary War Memorial Park near the original burial site of Baron Johann de Kalb. The South Carolina Color Guard is scheduled to provide military honors and musket volley at both locations.

May 10, 2016 | | People & Places


Boykin Mill Farms featured in S.C. Ag + Art Tour

Boykin Mill Farms and the town of Boykin will be featured on the giant Agri-tourism event taking place in Kershaw County June 18 and 19.

May 10, 2016 | | People & Places


CGG meets Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting Monday at Dixie Hall Plantation, home of Patsy Topping. This will be a business meeting so there will be no guests, but the speaker will be Joan Danforth who is Chairman of the Flower Guild for the Garden Club of Columbia. Her program will be on Floral Arrangement Initiatives in Columbia.

May 06, 2016 | | People & Places


‘Rosie the Riveter’ to be honored

Rosie the Riveter went by many names and came from all walks of life.

May 06, 2016 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


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Kershaw County Library Summer Events -- July

Camden Branch

June 28, 2016 | | People & Places


Corrections and Clarifications

Due to erroneous information provided to the C-I, a June 14 People & Places article included the wrong start time for a Liberty Week lecture at ...

June 28, 2016 | | People & Places


Celebrating 109 years

Ethel Maxcy Griffin celebrates her 109th birthday on June 30th. Griffin was born in 1907 at Bradford Springs in Lee County. She worked at a ...

June 27, 2016 | | People & Places


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


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


Kershaw County Library Summer events

Camden Branch

May 27, 2016 | | People & Places


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