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How to protect your pets from extreme heat

Extreme heat can be unpleasant for anyone, and pets are no exception. While it's easy for men and women to detect if their bodies are responding negatively to heat, those warning signs may not be so prevalent in pets, who may suffer in silence as the mercury continues to rise.

May 20, 2015 | | People & Places


WES student achievement

Wateree Elementary School teacher Carolyn Clippard's 5th grade class completed more than 100,000 problems in IXL, an online math program.

May 20, 2015 | | People & Places


Magic Tricks at Wateree Elementary

Adrian the Magician showed up at Wateree Elementary as a reward for the school's recent fund raiser. Every magician needs an assistant and he had plenty of volunteers.

May 18, 2015 | | People & Places


Tomato info available at KC Farmers Market Saturday

Attention gardeners: if you have questions about tomatoes, get them answered by a master gardener Saturday.

May 18, 2015 | | People & Places


Teen Advisory Board to host Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awareness event

Tomorrow from Noon to 3 p.m., Kershaw County's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will host its first event in Scott Park to spread awareness about teen pregnancy prevention. The theme of the event is "Change the World, not Diapers."

May 15, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Lugoff Garden Club meets Monday

The Lugoff Garden Club welcomes Vicky Bertagnolli, the Consumer Horticulture Extension Agent/Master Gardener Coordinator for Aiken and Lexington counties, as guest speaker for the club's Monday, May 18, 2015 at the home of John & Charlene Henderson in Kings Grant in Lugoff.

May 15, 2015 | | People & Places


KCHS to explore Sherman’s invasion of Kershaw County

Liberty Hill will be the interesting and appropriate setting of the Kershaw County Historical Society program to be presented Sunday, May 24, at 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church.

May 15, 2015 | | People & Places


L-EMS Girls on Track

Girls on Track at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School finished the spring season by completing a 5K with a running buddy in Cayce on Saturday, May 2. Girls on Track is a program for girls in grades 6-8 regardless of their athletic ability, and focuses on important aspects such as team building, developing support systems, boundary setting, and decision making.

May 13, 2015 | | People & Places


Grace Episcopal 79th Annual Spring Dog Show

The Grace Episcopal Church 79th Annual Spring Dog Show was held May 2 in Rectory Square Park. The much looked forward to event is a fundraiser for the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.

May 11, 2015 | | People & Places


Kershaw County pastors pray for the nation

Ministers and church members from Kershaw County gathered in front of the Kershaw County Courthouse at Noon Thursday, May 7, for the National Day of Prayer. Millions of Christians around the country did the same. Here in Camden, Scripture reading and prayer were offered for the President, Congress, Supreme Court, business leaders, educational leaders, military and first responders, and the family. The event was led by the Kershaw Baptist Association and the Kershaw County Ministerial Association.

May 11, 2015 | | People & Places


CMA to hold annual Spring Meeting

The Camden Music Association of Kershaw County (CMA) will hold its annual Spring Meeting in the Douglas Reed House at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 17 at 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Any interested in music, playing or listening is invited to attend. An important subject, to change the name of the group from the Camden Music Association to the Kershaw County Music Association, will be discussed. All attendees will be urged to express an opinion and to vote when a motion is made.

May 11, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden ART Spring Honors Show Reception, Tuesday

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) hosts opening reception of the Camden ART Members' Spring Honors Show in the Bassett Gallery May 12. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County's Spring Concert at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

May 11, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Garden Club meets May 11

The Camden Garden Club meets May 11 at the home of Patsy Topping. This month will be a business meeting and the budget for next year will discussed. After the meeting, Dr. John Nelson, Curator of the A.C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina, will give present the day's special program. Nelson is also a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and a featured guest on "Making it Grow" with his "Mystery Plant".

May 08, 2015 | | People & Places


Clinic Classic fundraising event draws 350 participants

he Eighth Annual Clinic Classic, held April 18, drew some 350 runners and walkers.

May 08, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden First UMC to host Teen Pregnancy Prevention Weekend

The Camden First United Methodist Church will host its 5th annual Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Weekend May 28-30.

May 08, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


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Camden First welcomes new pastor, Rev. McCutcheon

Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


KC Library Summer Reading

As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Plant fun

Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Big noses, big hearts

Karl and Kay Allen of Black River Rescue, and Lucy, part of their four-legged family and co-workers, present a special children's program at the Kershaw County Library. The program included information on their dogs' special talents and what the Allens and their dogs do. The Allens taught the children to "hug a tree" if they ever happen to become lost in the woods because body scents populate and remain trapped under limbs and branches, which can help bloodhounds find and rescue them. Bloodhounds not only have super-sensitive noses -- more than 4 million scent cells -- they also have floppy ears ...

June 26, 2015 | | People & Places


PTHS kids in KidFest

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) student Paisley Beam walks in the Belk's KidFest fashion show in late March. Paisley was one of several PTHS Bullpups featured in the fashion show. During the show, Belk Stores presented PTHS with a $4,154 donation. The store offered customers an opportunity to support local Title I elementary schools during Angel Days, a holiday fundraiser, and 100 percent of the proceeds were given to the school. Belk chose PTHS from among Title I schools in Richland and Kershaw County school districts. A portion of the proceeds will go toward a 21st Century ...

June 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Salvation Army clothing bins at Russell & Jeffcoat

The Salvation Army of the Midlands has a new clothing donation bin at the Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate Inc. office located at 509 Broad St. in Camden.

June 24, 2015 | | People & Places


Hagins honored for Salkehatchie work

Richard Hagins, standing with his daughters, holds a framed joint resolution from the S.C. General Assembly presented during the June 21 morning worship service at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC). State Sen. Vincent Sheheen and State Rep. Laurie Funderburk presented the resolution honoring Hagins for his work with Salkehatchie, LSUMC, and other community service organizations such as United Way and Habitat For Humanity. Hagins and his late wife, Sara, founded the Salkehatchie-Wateree Camp, part of the S.C. United Methodist Church's Salkehatchie Ministry in 1990. Under Hagins' leadership, Salkehatchie-Wateree camp has performed major repairs and renovations to ...

June 24, 2015 | | People & Places


Salkehatchie

It is mid-afternoon and the temperature outside is broiling -- well above 90 -- and humid. The only relief is an occasional hot gasp of wind which barely stirs listless leaves on tired trees.

June 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


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