A group of Dabney family members from across the state met in late October to preview plans for a new book, The Dabneys of South Carolina, to be published in early 2014. The event was hosted by Doris Faye Vinson at her home in Camden. The authors of the new book are John Edward Dabney, a native of Rock Hill, who presently resides in New Jersey, and his cousin, Joseph Earl Dabney, a native ...
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the City of Camden are pleased to present an evening of entertainment to kick off the Colonial Cup weekend on Friday. Now in its second year, this free and exciting event will begin at 6 p.m. with food and drink vendors along with music on the Town Green. The Root Doctors, a popular cover and dance band, will take the stage at 7 p.m.
Author Sherman Carmichael will visit Books on Broad November 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St., in Camden. Carmichael's book, Eerie South Carolina, will be available for purchase and autographing. This event is free and open to the public.
By TENELL FELDER West Wateree Chronicle Editor email@example.com This week, Lugoff First Baptist Church is serving as a drop off location for Operation Christmas Child. The community is invited to participate in the project. Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide, evangelical project that distributes shoeboxes filled with toys and goods to underprivileged children in over 130 countries. "It's been going on since 1993. That's 20 years ...
By DEON LEGETTE Special to the C-I Thawing the turkey Three ways of thawing a turkey are safe -- in the refrigerator, in cold water that is changed every 30 minutes or in a microwave oven. Do not thaw a turkey at room temperature. Make sure the tukey is completely thawed before cooking. Thawing a turkey in the refrigerator: This method takes the longest time but ...
Author Solutions LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in supported self-publishing, hosted its Book-to-Screen PitchFest at the New York City Mariott Marquis Hotel in the heart of Times Square October 25-26. Camden author Doreen Hawkins Heath had the unique opportunity to pitch her story, A Sea of Rage Inside of Me, to representatives from entertainment industry companies.
Amanda McNulty, Clemson Extension agent and host of Making it Grow will be the speaker for Lugoff Garden Club's third meeting of the year on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Judy Baxley on Holly Berry Lane in Lugoff. The Emmy award-winning Making it Grow is a live, interactive, call-in program produced by ETV and Clemson University. Her handcrafted garden hats (and she means that literally) have their own legion of followers. It ...
The Grace Episcopal Church Women have produced its annual Camden calendar with drawings of residences and other significant structures in Camden and its environs. Local artists have generously donated their time and talent to produce the pen and ink representations used in the calendar. Porch, veranda, piazza, stoop and lanai are all names for an outdoor gathering place in Southern homes. As the quintessential welcoming spot to sit and visit, the front ...
The CamBand Annual Fruit Fundraiser runs from Oct. 31 until Nov. 24 via online order.
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is being observed across the country next week, the week before Thanksgiving. The Kershaw County Housing Partnership is sponsoring the following local events in the hope that all citizens will participate in at least one:
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Donna Freyer. Normally there is a speaker along with a program for members, but this month will be a special hands-on program on making and designing arrangements.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Jan Tilford will host the group at 1709 Mill St., in Camden. Virginia Isler and Sherry Sweet-Miller will co-host. There will be a social time with refreshments for all to enjoy.
By DEON LEGETTE Special to the C-I Avoid common pitfalls that can turn a festive Thanksgiving meal into a food borne illness disaster. Preparing and cooking a turkey safely can determine whether family and friends simply enjoy a delicious meal, or if they will end up with an unpleasant food borne illness. How leftovers are handled will also affect the health of those who will be finishing up the feast ...
The United Way of Kershaw County will host its third annual Chili Cook-off Saturday at downtown Camden's Town Green. Music will be provided by Fair Jam from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Reflections from 12 to 3 p.m. Chili will be served from 12 to 2 p.m. Premier sponsors of the event are SAFE Federal Credit Union and Lugoff Automotive Group.
Relay for Life of Kershaw County will host its 2014 kick-off Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is located at 607 Broad St., in Camden.
A 43-foot-long replica of the H.L. Hunley will return to the Camden Archives and Museum on Friday and Saturday. The replica last appeared in Camden in May 2012.
The Camden Rotary Club will host its annual "Meet Santa on the Town Green" event after Saturday's Christmas parade in downtown Camden. Santa Claus will be available for pictures and giving out candy canes until 2 p.m. Community members are encouraged to come share those Christmas wishes with Santa Claus.
The family of Edward and Louise Allen extend sincere congratulations to the couple who will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Allen were married December 12, 1953.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will celebrate holiday season with their annual Christmas tea and ornament exchange.
The much anticipated Blaney-Elgin history book, A Sand Hills Revelation by Elgin author Madge Black Strickland, will debut with a book signing at Elgin Town Hall in downtown Elgin.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting today at the home of Sandy Shull. This is always a special meeting due to the time of year. It doesn't matter how old someone may be, there will be excitement and energy filling the air with the anticipation of Christmas. Although there will be no program this month, it is a perfect meeting to bring prospective new members.
Some of the most cherished Christmas customs and symbols were introduced in Britain and America during the 19th century Victorian Era, particularly the 1840s.
Drs. Moss and Owen of Camden recently provided dental screenings for children at Jackson Elementary School. Above, Dr. Cathy Moss screens a young student. In two hours, the dentists were able to screen 500 children.
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