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Doby’s Mill first grader welcomes home mom from service

Doby's Mill Elementary School first grader, Falan Rhoads received an amazing visit at school last Friday. Her mom, who has been stationed in Afghanistan, overwhelmed her with a surprise visit.

March 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Happenings at the library

Camden Branch1304 Broad Street 803-425-1508

March 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Lugoff-Elgin Middle School celebrates Pi Day

Eighth grade students at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School participated in Pi Day festivities by designing their own t-shirts. Students had to research and record onto t-shirts four interesting facts about Pi. Because of the nature of this year's Pi Day, the first ten digits of Pi had to be listed on the shirt along with the symbol for Pi.

March 23, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail featured speaker at DAR luncheon

Robert Ariail has spent his career following a long and storied tradition of skewering those who would aspire to holier than thou status.

March 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Happenings at Kershaw County Libraries

The Kershaw County Library Elgin branch is providing classes on money topics with the help of Mid Carolina Credit Union.

March 20, 2015 | | People & Places


Easter Egg Hunt

Let's Move Camden and Kershaw County is having its' Second Annual Active and Healthy Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Camden Town Green for kids age 3 to 8. Come for a fun time with the egg hunt, Easter egg races, face painting, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Bring an Easter basket and camera.

March 18, 2015 | | People & Places


Charlotte Thompson barbecue Thursday

It's a tradition much revered and long lived. In fact, like blooming Bradford pear trees and flocks of robins, one could very easily count the annual Charlotte Thompson Barbecue as an official harbinger of spring.

March 18, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Lugoff Garden club to meet today

Lugoff Garden Club's speaker for today's meeting will be John Mowbray. The meeting will be held at Mr. & Mrs. John Mowbray's home on Quail Lane. John has grown a vegetable garden for the past 41 years and his family eats fresh vegetables all summer sharing with friends, family, and neighbors. The remainder of the vegetables from their garden are frozen or canned to enjoy the rest of the year.

March 16, 2015 | | People & Places


Miss 4-H Pageant

The Miss South Carolina 4-H Pageant was held in Laurens County for 38 young women representing various counties from SC. The pageant is not judged on beauty, but solely on stage presence and communication skills of the contestants. During the formal attire division, the members were asked questions about their 4-H experience and how it has helped them plan for the future. Four 4-Hers represented Kershaw County in the pageant, where they displayed their 4-H project and communication skills. Members of the West Wateree Ropes and Reins 4-H Horse club were contestants in the Miss 4-H Pageant.

March 16, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden presents Armies Through Time

magine having the opportunity to talk to a Spartan warrior from the 5th century. Then visit other stations and military camps to chat with a Medieval warrior or 1650 English Civil War infantryman. Guests will have the chance to do just that and more at Historic Camden's "Armies Through Time." "Armies Through Time" will be held March 20-22 at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site at 222 Broad Street, Camden.

March 13, 2015 | | People & Places


Help dogs cope with separation anxiety

Dog owners are typically bewildered when man's best friend exhibits destructive or disruptive behavior. Chewing furniture or urinating or defecating indoors is upsetting for dog owners, who might feel they need to discipline their pooch to ensure it does not happen again. But discipline might not be the remedy for destructive or disruptive behavior, which might be a sign of separation anxiety.

March 11, 2015 | | People & Places


Lon Outen debuts book showcasing Camden Police Department’s history

Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd, curious about the history of the department he helms, asked Lon Outen to do a little research about the department.

March 11, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Food for the Soul to host golf tournament on April 2

Golfers can greet the long-awaited spring weather on the fairways and putting greens in early April, while they help feed the hungry and shelter the homeless of Kershaw County. Food for the Soul will host its annual golf tournament on Thursday, April 2 at the Camden Country Club. The tournament, which begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start, will raise funds to support Food for the Soul's soup kitchen and sheltering programs. WIS-TV personality Joe Pinner will once again be participating in the tournament with a celebrity golf team.

March 09, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden First UMC celebrates 17th anniversary on Sunday

Camden First United Methodist Church celebrates its 17th anniversary this Sunday, March 8.

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


CCB Winter Concert Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its Winter Concert on March 8 in the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Pictured is CCCB saxophonist Bob Loryea practicing his solo for the upcoming concert on Sunday. Program highlights include "Begin the Beguine" arranged by CCCB Associate Conductor Robert Wertz with Mike Clyburn playing flugelhorn solo, "Country Gardens" led by CCCB Conductor Emeritus Pat Wylie, "Bolero" and "Sprach Zarathustra" (You'll recognize it when you hear it). The CCCB is an affiliate of the ...

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


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FAC Day Camp registration underway

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces its summer camps and activities for both children and adults beginning in early July of 2015. Enjoy favorite standbys such as dance, clay, and visual art, along with several new and exciting camps this summer. The camps will take place on the campus of the FAC located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks and cash are accepted.

May 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden man follows divine inspiration

Sam Johnson is on a mission to give back permanently to the community.

Johnson, who lives in the Knights Hill Community, is on a mission to build a church in his community; indeed, he has already started.

May 25, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Red Nose Day

Heritage Community Bank participated in Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Safety tips for summer fun

The weather is heating up and Americans are heading outdoors to soak up the fun. Warm weather enthusiasts should keep safety on the top of their minds when they're out camping, boating and barbecuing.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


55th wedding anniversary

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Under the Sun onstage for Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Councilwoman Laurie Parks recognized at dinner

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Taking it to the streets

A new idea to provide clothing to those who need it is coming to Kershaw County.

May 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


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