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Tips for finding if a pet is right for your family

Pets often make wonderful additions to a household. Parents not only love pets because animals bring smiles to their children's faces, but also because pets teach kids about responsibility.

January 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden native to sign newest book at Kirkwood center

Rickey E. Macklin, a Camden native, will sign copies of his books at the Kirkwood Community Center, 2402 Carlos St. in Camden, from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.

January 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Food for the Soul gains new volunteers

The Kershaw County Board of Realtors will volunteer the second Friday of each month to help prepare and serve lunch at Food for the Soul. "Our volunteer service at Food for the Soul promotes a Realtor goal of improving our neighborhoods through company programs and consumer outreach,"

January 23, 2015 | | People & Places


Tips for prospective horse owners

Whether raising a horse for pleasure or profession, it is important to know that caring for horses can be labor-intensive. The reward for properly taking care of a horse is a healthy and well-trained animal. But horse ownership is a significant and expensive responsibility, so it is important that prospective owners understand what they are getting into before they make any final decisions.

January 23, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden-Kershaw County NAACP MLK celebration

Rev. Brendolyn Lovette Jenkins Boseman will be guest speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Camden.

January 12, 2015 | | People & Places


KCL collects donations on ‘Mitten Tree’

January 12, 2015 | | People & Places


Wateree students wear pajamas to school

January 12, 2015 | | People & Places


Mr. Belk and Ms. Geddings to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Lavern Geddings announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Kelly Geddings.

January 12, 2015 | | People & Places


Elgin resident wins first at Pokèmon City Championships

After a full day of head-to-head Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) battles, Allen Marchman took first place in the junior division at the 2014/2015 Pokémon City Championships in Columbia. Along with the coveted title and city championship trophy, Marchman earned valuable championship points that count towards a potential invitation to compete at the 2015 Pokémon World Championships.

January 12, 2015 | | People & Places


Knights to hold annual free throw contest Jan. 24

The Knights of Columbus will hold its annual free throw championship Saturday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. with practice beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Camden Rhame City Arena.

January 09, 2015 | | People & Places


King Haiglar Garden Club to meet Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12 at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County.

January 09, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Garden Club to meet Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting Monday at the home of Mrs. John Langston.

January 09, 2015 | | People & Places


Baron DeKalb Elementary students perform in annual ‘Songs of the Season’ concert

Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) 1st thru 5th grade students and students in chorus performed in the annual "Songs of the Season" concert Dec. 15.

January 09, 2015 | | People & Places


Master Gardener class to start again in Kershaw County

The first master gardener training course in several years in Kershaw County is scheduled to begin Jan. 30. The course will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays for a total of 17 weeks. For years, the course was held in Lexington and Sumter and after this year, the course will not be taught in Kershaw County again for at least two years.

January 07, 2015 | Simone T. Owens | People & Places


Bethune Elementary Beta Club donates in food drive

January 07, 2015 | | People & Places


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Price House Commission thanks community during recognition ceremony

The Price House Commission recently presented certificates of appreciation to various community organizations, businesses and individuals to thank them for their involvement in the commission's annual Black History Month display. The Price House Commission is dedicated to preserving Camden's African-American history and educating the community. Price House Commission Chairman Clifton H. Anderson shared with attendees that the Association for the Study of African American Life and History Executive Director Sylvia Y. Cyrus sent a letter of recognition to the commission for their work in Kershaw County.

April 24, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


McLester Scholarship application deadline is set for April 30

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015 Thomas E. McLester Scholarship Award, given by Camden First United Methodist Church. Kershaw County High School seniors are encouraged to apply.

April 24, 2015 | | People & Places


Fine Arts Center seeks artist submissions

The Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is currently accepting artist materials for consideration for exhibition in the Bassett Gallery to be scheduled from September 2015 through May 2016. All submissions will be considered for both solo and group exhibitions.

April 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Lyttleton Street UMC Springfest April 25

Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church's annual Springfest and Tag Sale will be held this Saturday, April 25 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden.

April 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Miss Camden Teen hosts mini dance camp

Miss Camden Teen Olivia Loynes and Palmetto Princess Alyson Goodwin hosted three Learning and Exploring the Arts through Dance Mini Camps during spring break. These camps were held at the Kirkwood Community Center, Trinity Apartments and Bethune Community Center. Girls ages 5-12 participated in the camp. Donations from the camp were given to the Children's Miracle Network.

April 22, 2015 | | People & Places


DAR honors historic signage project group

The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored several people instrumental in developing interpretive signage at several important historic sites around Camden.

April 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


An Olympic send off

April 20, 2015 | | People & Places


Mt. Moriah celebrates pastor anniversary

he Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Wise and First Lady Mablean Evans Wise are celebrating their sweet 16th anniversary at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

April 17, 2015 | | People & Places


Dr. John Nelson at Lugoff Garden Club Monday

Dr. John Nelson, Curator of the A.C. Moore Herbarium with the University of South Carolina's Department of Biological Sciences, will be the guest speaker for the Lugoff Garden Club's meeting on Monday at the home of Judy & Charles Baxley on Holly Berry Lane in Lugoff.

April 17, 2015 | | People & Places


West Wateree Rotary Club’s dinner and silent auction

The West Wateree Rotary Club announces its second annual Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Old McCaskill's Farm in Rembert. Proceeds will go to the club's scholarships fund for Lugoff-Elgin High School seniors.

April 17, 2015 | | People & Places


WES tax day

April 15....and you know what that means....Tax Day. Students in teacher Melissa Smith's Wateree Elementary third grade class received a letter from the "IRS" telling them the status of taxes on the Cardinal Cash earned this year. It's obvious which students received a refund and which students owed money.

April 17, 2015 | | People & Places


A centennial celebration

Ellen Lenix Crowell Mickle was born 100 years ago on April 15, 1915. This is a century of celebrating life. She is a resident of Kershaw County and resides in Cassatt. with her grandson James Crowell and his wife Bertha.

April 15, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden commemorates 150th anniversary of Potter’s Raid

istoric Camden Revolutionary War Site will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Potter's Raid both on and off the grounds of the museum Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

April 15, 2015 | | People & Places


Seasons of the South

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County presents the second annual performance of Seasons of the South -- The Original Home Grown Musical and Storytelling Show, written by Teri Leigh Teed, on Friday in the Wood Auditorium at 7 p.m. A reception for the opening night of Ms. Teed's fine art photography exhibition "Seasons of the South – Celebrate Nature, Celebrate Life " will be held prior to the performance beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jordon Turner (folk harp) and Elizabeth Derrick (Native American flute) will perform during the reception and show. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided by ...

April 13, 2015 | | People & Places


Churches to host missionary service April 14

Camden First Church of the Nazarene along with Faith Nazarene Church in Lugoff are hosting missionary John Haines from Switzerland.

April 13, 2015 | | People & Places


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