A crowd of about 50 people gathered at Kirkwood Common, on the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Hobkirk Hill in Camden, South Carolina on April 17 to commemorate the 230th anniversary of The Battle of Hobkirk Hill fought on April 25, 1781.
On April 16 at noon, the Rolling Thunder Chapter 1 Motorcycle Club held a ceremony to honor all prisoners of war and missing in action veterans from all wars. The ceremony recognized all branches of the service. This was held at the VFW Post 8346, Lake Wateree, where the POW-MIA flag is flown under the American flag daily.
Tyler Hand received the highest rank in scouting, the Eagle Scout March 26. Tyler is a member of Troop 303, sponsored by Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Tyler has been a member of Troop 303 since January 2008 when his parents moved to Lugoff from Illinois.
After three nights of auditions, 42 total contestants; and 17 finalists, a winner was named! Austin Veverica, a 14-year-old from Lugoff, was declared the winner of the first annual Kershaw County's Got Talent produced by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) April 28.
The residents at Springdale Health Care celebrated in style the week of May 8-14. Administrators and staff saluted residents during National Nursing Home Week with a special performance from the Lugoff-Elgin High School band, as well as a visit from Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham. Graham cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony, marking the beginning of a week filled with fun and games, including sack races, egg walks, tug of war and a water balloon ...
More than 10,000 pounds of non-perishable food was donated to Christian Community Ministries (CCM) through the Letter Carriers Food Drive. CCM officials want to give a special thanks to all the letter carriers who take their time each year to generate this food drive.
Eloise Rabon, of Lugoff, will celebrate her 90th birthday May 16 with friends and family at Springdale Health Care. Ms. Rabon is the proud mother of six children, ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Boykin artist Denise L. Greer took numerous awards at the North Charleston Art Fest earlier this month. All three of Greer's entries won an award. Greer's entries were Best in Show with a mixed media titled "Hung Out To Dry", first place watercolors titled "Talk To Me," and first place mixed media titled "Play Ground." The exhibit began April 29 and ran through May 7 at the North Charleston Convention Center.
On Sunday New Day on Mill will host a fifth anniversary drop-in from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1207 Mill Street, Camden. New Day is a transitional housing program for homeless women and their families. There will be a short program at 3 p.m. featuring some former residents. Tours of the cottages will be hosted by current residents and members of the New Day Advisory Board. For more information, call 432-5456.
Nervous jitters, outbursts of laughter; the sounds of more than 963 students and advisors once again converged on the North Charleston Convention Center for the 2011 Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference, March 9-11. The convention provided two and a half days of educational symposiums, competitive events, exhibits, general sessions and the opportunity to network with students and health care partners from all over the state.
Five years ago, former Pine Tree Hill School teacher Ann Marie Taylor wanted her special education students to be more involved with extracurricular activities.
Applications for the Women On The Move Inc. Scholarship are now available. Applicants must have community and church involvement, have at least a 2.5 GPA and have been accepted to an accredited college. A 500-word essay must be typed and two letters of recommendations are required. Deadline is May 31. If interested in receiving an application call 427-0119 or 803-549-2454.
Camden High School Class of 1991 is planning their 20-year reunion to be held on Saturday, June 11. The cost is $30 per person/ $60 per couple. To purchase a ticket, contact the group on Facebook or send your check to: Lisa Frost Long, Class of 1991, PO Box 1551, Camden SC 29020.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is pleased to announce plans for the 11th Annual Camden Cup Polo Match on Sunday. Gates will open at 11 a.m. with the match starting at 1:30 p.m. The Polo match will take place at the Camden Polo Field, the third oldest in the United States. Built in 1898, the field is held in perpetual trust by the Palmetto Conservation Foundation and has been declared a National Landmark.
Phil and Judy Stone of Camden presented a motorist awareness seminar entitled "Think Motorcycles" to 14 members of VFW Post 5928 and the Ladies Auxiliary, during its April meeting. The seminar is intended to help educate the general public about motorcycles, to tell them things that will help them realize when a motorcycle is near them and learn to avoid things that contribute to a collision. Mr. and Mrs. Stone are members of the Gold ...
The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held its annual scholarship recognition meeting May 9 at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's Kershaw-Cornwallis House.
Carlton and Pat Bair of Camden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 26. The couple was married at First Baptist Church in Camden May 26, 1963.
Food for the Soul soup kitchen and emergency shelter will "Pass the Plate" this summer in churches, civic clubs, businesses, and community organizations to support the ministry's outreach to Kershaw County's hungry and homeless.
The Homeschool High School Art class will be having an Art Show displaying works that they have completed this past year. The show will be held Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Lugoff. Pictured from left to right: Olivia Dabbs, Sarah Jane Woolington, Erik Keener and Lauren Cork.
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Former Camdenite Manda McKay's painting "Love You To Death" won "Best In Show" at Southworks 2013. The Oconee County Arts Foundation (OCAF) hosted the opening reception April 12 in Watkinsville, Georgia. McKay grew up in Camden and graduated from Camden High School.
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