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Camden High School’s The Palmetto Leaf student newspaper lands honors, awards

The staff of Camden High School's newspaper, The Palmetto Leaf, came away from the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association's (SCSPA) Spring Conference April 22 with a handful of honors and awards. Staffs may submit one entry each semester in 11 of 12 different categories.

May 19, 2014 | | Localife


Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program 2014

The Kershaw County Council on Aging Senior Center, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Social Services, will be issuing free coupons to low income individuals age 60 and older that may be used to purchase fresh produce at local participating farmers markets. Each eligible person will receive $25 worth of coupons that may be used at participating markets from May through October 15. The coupons will be issued on a first-come first-served basis until the supply is exhausted.

May 16, 2014 | | Localife


KCARC booth at KC Farmers Market

The Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club (KCARC) will be setting up a booth and radio station at the Kershaw County Farmers Market Saturday and again May 24. The club's mission is to provide emergency communications to the community, present information to better prepare the community for those emergencies and inspire interest in the hobby. KCARC has been designated a special services club by the Amateur Radio Relay League, along with being Ambassadors for the Weather Ready Nation program.

May 16, 2014 | | Localife


Water aerobics class to make a splash this summer

By HALEY ATKINSON

May 16, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Camden ART Members’ Honors Show and Exhibition

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) invites you to the exhibit "Nature, the Artist's Joy," the 2014 Camden ART Members' Honors Show in the Bassett Gallery. Each year, the Camden ART Spring Honors Show presents an opportunity to view more works of the winners of the Annual Fall Show. This show promises to be a splendid exhibition of creativity in a variety of styles and mediums. The winners that will be represented are Emily Houde, Linda Kincaid and Beth Woodall.

May 16, 2014 | | Localife


BES hosts celebrated poet in residency

Celebrated Charlotte, N.C., poet Chuck Sullivan taught poetry to students in grades 2 through 5 at Bethune Elementary School (BES in mid-February as part of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County's School Arts Program. The program facilitated 30 weeks of artist residencies this school year, and is funded in part by the S.C. Arts Commission (SCAC), which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support for the School Arts Program is provided by a grant from the Camden Junior Welfare League, Frederick S. Upton Foundation, Kershaw County School District (KCSD), Target Corporation ...

May 12, 2014 | | Localife


Chamber Choir of Kershaw County Annual Spring Concert Tuesday

The Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC) will present its Spring Concert with guests Helen Walker and the Doby's Mill Chorus on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. Accompanying CCKC will be guest violinist David Pazdurski on the Bach Sanctus in D Minor. Also included in the program will be a brilliant Et Resurrexit by Monteverdi, as well as works of Callcott, Gibbons and Vaughan Williams concluding with songs of America: Folk, Broadway and Gospel. The CCKC is directed by Dr. Susan Wyatt. Tickets are $5 at the door.

May 09, 2014 | | Localife


Watkins couple honored for 50th anniversary

Nearly 100 family members and friends gathered at the St. Andrew Church of God Fellowship Hall on Red Hill Road in Camden, recently to honor Rev. Coleman Marion and Cynthia Hancock Watkins of Lee County's Spring Hill community for their 50th wedding anniversary.

May 09, 2014 | | Localife


Camden Garden Club May meeting Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Squeaky Wangensteen.

May 09, 2014 | | Localife


Annual Business Meeting for Historical Society

On Tuesday, the Lee County Historical Society will conduct its annual business meeting at 7 p.m. at the S.C. Cotton Museum.

May 09, 2014 | | Localife


King Haiglar Garden Club to meet Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet Monday at 3:30 p.m. Nancy Carlson, Grace Young and Sandra Lease will host at historic Proctor Hall. Members and guests will celebrate the installation of new officers and the presentation of club awards. Each member is to bring a plant from their garden to exchange with others.

May 09, 2014 | | Localife


Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale

Saturday is the Kershaw County Master Gardeners' Spring Plant Sale. Opening at 8 a.m. at the Homemakers Building at Church and DeKalb streets in Camden, it will be a great day for your garden.

May 09, 2014 | | Localife


Happy 80th Birthday, Skipper

We love you GP! Love, your family

May 09, 2014 | | Localife


The Boy Problem comes to Camden

Books on Broad in Camden hosted a book launch party for Camden native Kami Kinard's new release, The Boy Problem. Kinard explained that the book is the companion novel for her previously released novel The Boy Project, though it can also be read independently of its predecessor. Both books are of the "middle grade genre," Kinard noted.

May 07, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


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Local veterans respect the flag through disposal

Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Clemson Extension announces contest, workshop

The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Cub Scouts enjoy day camp

Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Auditions set for Kelley’s Fine Arts Camden Crew Junior and Camden Crew Senior Dance teams

Summer dance students will have the opportunity to audition for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA) Junior and Senior Camden Crew Dance Teams, Friday, July 25 in the FAC Dance Studio. Times are set by dance styles and are as follows:

July 21, 2014 | | Localife


Camden Lions Club installs new officers

The Camden Lions Club recently installed new officers and thanked the community for its support of club programs, having collected more than 1,300 pairs of used eye glasses. Boxes are located at the Food Lion shopping center in Lugoff, Rubin Eye Care Center in the K-Mart shopping center, the Walmart Vision Center, Belk and the Food Lion shopping center in Dusty Bend. The club supplied these glasses to local church groups for those in need in Honduras and Guatemela. Camden Lions have also assisted with eye operations and hearing aids for the needy. The club meets on the second ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


The karate kid

Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


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