Lyttleton St. UMC (LUMC) recently awarded three members the Cross and Flame Award. The Cross and Flame program recognizes adult leaders who have given exceptional service in the promotion of programs for young people. Above, Richard Guffy (second from left) presents the award to Walter Smith (far left), Art Graham and Jim Bradshaw. Smith and Graham are long time members of LUMC and of the Scout Units at the church, Pack and Troop 303. They helped organize the unit years ago and have served the youth in many ways. Bradshaw has been a part of LUMC and the Pack and ...
What is more fun than a gala event? An un-gala event benefiting the local charity, Palmetto Animals Assisted Life Services (PAALS). PAALS will host its sixth annual un-gala charity event beginning at 7 p.m. March 22 at the South Carolina State Museum.
As part of the Safe Schools Healthy Students Grant, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) will host a very special training and workshop session for all present, past or future mentors on Monday at the Chamber of Commerce (Robert Mills Courthouse) located at 607 Broad St., in Camden.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will hold auditions for the Camden Community Theatre production, Bark! The Musical. Auditions will take place on Sunday and Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. The production will be directed by Jami Steele, FAC director of theatre and education.
The Junior Miss Gold and Black and Miss Gold and Black pageants were held on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8. The pageants are sponsored by the Camden Bulldog Club as a fundraiser for the club's efforts to provide for all of the athletic teams at Camden High.
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale will be held at the Burndale Shopping Center in the old Family Dollar building on Jefferson Davis Highway across from Piggly Wiggly in Camden. The sale will begin on March 6, with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Community members who would like to purchase membership can do so at the door.
The Boy Scout District Advancement Board conferred the rank of Eagle to four deserving boys during the evening of January 2 at Camden Military Academy. The board was manned by Art Graham, Walter Smith and Greg Simonson. The Eagle candidates from Troop 316 were Scotty Grigsby, Matthew Presson and Nicholas Spitzer; and Cameron Small from Troop 901. Each youth did a great job at his Eagle board. Kevin Rhodes is scoutmaster for Troop 316 and David Riddle is scoutmaster for Troop 901.
Food for the Soul soup kitchen and temporary shelter recently added five new Kershaw County residents to its board of directors. The organization also announced its food and shelter service numbers for 2013.
Midlands Women's Center, the pregnancy care center of Kershaw County, will host its annual fundraising banquet and silent auction today at 6 p.m. at Lugoff First Baptist Church at 106 Longtown Road in Lugoff.
North Central High School student Warren Moseley was recently awarded membership to the Class AA All State Football Team.
The South Carolina SandSpurs, a travel baseball team made up of boys from Camden and Lugoff, ended their season with two Championship wins and four second place showings. They are, bottom row left to right, Trent Cassady, Hunter Ives, Banks Galloway, Reed Goff, Evan Younghans and Will Sandt. Middle row, left to right, Witt Branham, Griffin Branham, Coach Chris Branham, Jarrett Koumas and Hampton West. Standing are coaches, Chad Farmer and Gene Branham. Matthew Farmer is not pictured. The SandSpurs thanks the following sponsors for their support: Modern Turf, Midlands Mortgage Co., Wateree Car Wash, Cogsdill Tool Products, First Palmetto ...
Camden High School (CHS) will hold an Upcycling Fair on March 1 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Commons area. CHS Principal Dan Matthews issued a letter to parents and students which explained that upcycling, sometimes referred to as "re-purposing," is the process of taking an object that might be thrown away and converting it into something useful. The Upcycling Fair is planned to encourage students and the community to find ways to reduce the amount of garbage thrown into landfills, Matthews said.
The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) held a luncheon recently to thank volunteers and donors who contributed to its 2014 campaign at the Robert Mills Courthouse in downtown Camden. The luncheon recognized various individuals and organizations throughout the county who gave of their time, efforts and funds to the UWKC. At right, UWKC Campaign Coordinator Pam Spivey, dressed in chef attire and armed with a mixing bowl and spoon, told campaign contributors and volunteers, "You are the main ingredient in our success!" Below, clients from the Kershaw County Council on Aging shared their patriotic spirt, singing and waving American ...
North Central High School's 2013 Miss Green and Gold, Madeline Pate (above), will be crowning the new 2014 Miss Green and Gold on Thursday in NCHS' auditorium. The pageant begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are available for purchase at the school and from contestants. This year the pageant will feature a "Blast form the Past" theme for the 29 contestants. There will also be eight student talent acts competing for the talent show portion of the evening. Tickets prices are reserved seating: $10; advanced: $6; and at the door: $8.
by Josh Arrants
Each winter, as the colder temperatures settle farther south and thin the humidity in the South Carolina air, I look forward to the earlier sunsets and the longer nights. There is an enchantment that accompanies the darkness and it isn't difficult to understand why so many cultures throughout history have held reverence for the creatures that inhabit the night. To early humans, any animal that was able to succeed behind the deep purple veil of night must surely be magical or possess abilities not granted by anything of this realm. Perhaps it is this reason that ...
More than 100 local fiends joined the family of Margaret H. ("Peggy") Lloyd to celebrate her life at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County earlier this month.
A large group of friends and family gathered April 2 with Evelyn Johnson to help her celebrate her 100th birthday with a party at Pinedale Residential Care. Many attendees traveled from out of state to join the celebration of this impressive milestone.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present an original Earth Day celebration, Seasons of the South, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Wood Auditorium.
The Kershaw County Special Olympics (KCSO) was held Friday at Camden Military Academy (CMA).
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present its 10th annual Jazz at the Center Music Festival, April 25-27, in historic downtown Camden. The featured concert this year takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday in Wood Auditorium, following a cocktail reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the lobby. Maddy Winer and Vince Lewis and the Jazz All-Stars will provide entertainment from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz standards that are sure to please jazz lovers of all tastes. Their new CD "Crossroads" was hailed by Just Jazz Magazine as "first rate" and "…the musicianship ...
The Boy Scouts of Wateree District recently held their annual Awards Banquets, hosted by Lyttletton St. UMC. The district awards went to:
Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of the Christian Holy Week, leading up to the celebration of Easter. Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a donkey to celebrate Passover the week that he died. Kevin Shaw (portraying Jesus in photo) leads members of area churches down Mill St. in Camden.
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