Along with easing into a new school year, Leslie M. Stover Middle School students, faculty and staff had to learn to cope with the passing of beloved 8th grade social studies teacher, Mike Rush.
The Camden Area Lions Club is sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Fatz Café.
Come out Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and enjoy the annual arts open house and hot dog lunch at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, hosted by the FAC Multi-Cultural Committee. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Books on Broad will host a book signing for Mike Stegner on Sept. 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Fun and informative events have been planned for members and guests of the King Haiglar Garden Club this year.
Members of Lugoff American Legion Post No. 195 attended a wreath laying ceremony for veterans of World War II's Battle of the Bulge. From left to right are Post 195's James Donohoe, Bill Heil and Bob Levangie.
Leslie M. Stover Middle School is starting a new tradition in honor of former teacher, Mike Rush called "Rush Week." Mr. Rush was an 8th grade Social Studies teacher who recently passed away in the summer of 2014. Students and staff who were lucky enough to know Mr. Rush, knew him as a kind, caring, and giving individual. He would do anything for his students and his colleagues.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the new year on Sept. 8 at the home of Kate Denton.
The Kershaw County Library in Camden has expanded its hours of operation.
In August, more than a dozen young high school men from Kershaw County participated in the Palmetto Boys State leadership program.
I'm ready to move on to other matters, so I thought I'd close our evolution series with a few interesting artifacts of evolution that we experience everyday.
While the Kershaw County School District employees were meeting at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Aug. 12, some of the retired faculty and staff members from Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (formerly on Lakeshore Drive) socialized at Hall's Restaurant in Lugoff.
Blaney Elementary's Principal, Mr. Ed Yount, is a man of his word. He challenged Blaney's teachers and students to raise $1500 for the United Way during the first week of school, and if the challenge was met, he would come to school dressed as a woman. As of Friday, August 22, $1530 was raised and Mr. Yount kept his promise by arriving on August 29th in costume.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Downes Iselin of Camden are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tinsley Simonds Iselin to Dakota Lee Hadley, son of Lee Wayne Hadley of Orange, Texas and Susan Palmer of Palm Beach, Florida. Miss Iselin is the granddaughter of the late Andrew Simonds Drury and Mary Murray Bennett Drury of Charleston. She is also the granddaughter of the late Oliver Iselin Jr. of Glen Head, New York and the late Elizabeth Downes Iselin of Camden, New South Wales. Mr. Hadley is the grandson of the late Allen Van Palmer and the late Barbara Ann ...
North Central Middle School's Jr. Beta Club sponsored a "Operation Christmas Child" shoebox project this year and collected more than a dozen boxes.
The Auxiliary of KershawHealth began its annual "Lights of Love" fundraising project Nov. 15 and it will run through Jan. 1, 2015.
Fred J. Florian and Pearl Polinski Florian of Camden Celebrated 60 years of marriage Nov. 20. The couple married in 1954 at St. Hilary's Catholic Church in Washington, Pa. They have five sons: Fred. M, Tony, Robert, Bill and Chris. The couple has four grandchildren: Derick, Thomas, Kayla and Rachel.
Howard and Cornelia (Keys) Joy celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 25. The couple was married in Camden and together they have five children: Audrey Joy of Allentown, Pa., Howard Joy Jr. (Nancy) of Dover, N.J., Karen Joy-Wilson (Isaac) of Piscataway, N.J., Michael Joy of Kanas City, Mo. and Gregory Joy (Dana) of Bonaire, Ga. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild: James, Sheena, Joy, Jazmin, Asha, Kier and Izaiah. The couple plans to celebrate the special occasion with their children and grandchildren at a later date.
An orientation meeting for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Post 17's home on West DeKalb St. in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject that will be used for oration as well as explain contest rules.
Gene Faulkenberry, director of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), visited the Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club's November meeting. Director Faulkenberry gave a brief history on the large scale emergencies that he has seen during his time with Kershaw County. He highlighted Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the train derailment in 1990 and the flooding that occurred when many ponds were breached after heavy rains in 1991.
Friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank would like to congratualate the couple on their 54th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated on Nov. 19 with family.
Ms. Mary Melissa Hayes and Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, S.C. were married Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Harriet Pierce.
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