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W.A.R.M., helping to repair homes for the winter months

In 1989, hurricane Hugo damaged communities and homes in South Carolina. In response, the Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church youth group established the Weatherization and Repair Ministry. The purpose of W.A.R.M. was to assist with home repairs.

January 02, 2013 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Spreading cheer

During the Christmas season, community volunteers from Target assisted in decorating the cottages of New Day on Mill. More than 15 people volunteered this year to go through decorations, untangle lights and press bows. Each cottage had a tree, lights and a door wreath and any other decorations they could find to make the homes festive. One resident said, "This is the first time I've ever had a Christmas tree in my home." Volunteers showed up on Dec. 13 and worked hard to make the homes look festive.

December 31, 2012 | | People & Places


Upcoming events at the library

Children's Programming

December 31, 2012 | | People & Places


Reach out and Read receives donations from L-EHS

Ms. Rabon's English classes at Lugoff-Elgin High School collected more than 1400 books to benefit the Reach Out and Read programs in Kershaw County. Heather Mueller, coordinator of the Reach Out and Read sites in Kershaw County is pictured second from the left. Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based, national nonprofit organization that prepares America's youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Reach Out and Read currently serves one-third of the most impoverished children in the U.S. The Reach Out and Read model is ...

December 31, 2012 | | People & Places


25 years for local pastor come to a close

Reverend Douglas Whitfield, or "Preacher Doug" as he is known by church and community members, will be retiring from 25 years as pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church on Sunday.

December 28, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Winter Wonderland for local residents

Not even the rain could dampen the holiday spirit at the Karesh Long Term Care Center at KershawHealth last Thursday. Celena Traynham ADC, Certified Activity Director; Zilphia Shepard ADPC, Assistant Activity Director and David Swallow, with construction made up the Activity Team at KershawHealth that organized the Winter Wonderland for residents in the Karesh Long Term Care Center.

December 26, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Upcoming events at the library

Got eReader? Kindles

December 26, 2012 | | People & Places


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Parsons celebrate 50 years of marriage

Joe and Judi Parsons of Camden recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family. They were married on December 22, 1962. They have two sons, Scot Parsons (Columbia) and Brad Parsons (Lugoff) and five grandchildren, Connor, Joey, Will, Kallie and Gracie.

December 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Upcoming events at the library

Game day at your library:

December 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Camden Military Academy laywreaths at veterans tombs

December 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Volunteers being accepted to prepare for WARM

The Weatherization and Repair Ministry (WARM) is planned for Dec. 28 and 29. Volunteers from local churches will work together to repair fifteen homes of families in need in Kershaw County.

December 21, 2012 | | People & Places


L-EHS spreads Christmas cheer with Holiday Hopes

During Holiday Hopes, students at Lugoff-Elgin High School came together to raise $11,202.41 for various charitable organizations in Kershaw County.

December 21, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Fostering saves lives

I was handling my emotions pretty well until Patsy Topping picked up my sweet foster dog Lindy and took her inside of the transport bus. That's when I got a little misty eyed. Michael Schofield would soon be driving Lindy and 14 other dogs up north to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons in New York. "Oh, she's a hugger," Patsy said warmly. Lindy, a former short-term resident of the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, loves to be held and snuggled. As a first time foster Mom, the experience couldn't have been any better or more ...

December 19, 2012 | | People & Places


Miss Emily McElveen crowned at pageant

Emily McElveen was crowned Miss Merry Christmas Overall Queen at the annual pageant held in Lexington on December 8, 2012. Emily is also the SC Diabetes Association's ADA Queens For a Cure 2012 Overall Winner. She will be representing the association in several events and fundraisers during the coming year. Emily is the three-year-old daughter of Ray & Aimee McElveen and is a student in the 3K class at Grace Church Kindergarten.

December 17, 2012 | | People & Places


Have happy, healthy holidays this season

During the holidays, our family routines change. We're around more people, we're shaking more hands, and cooking more food than usual.

December 17, 2012 | Deon S. Legette | People & Places


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Public invited to celebrate the fourth at Lake, Historic Camden

July 03, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Fourth of July BBQ essentials

The Fourth of July is tomorrow and revelers across the nation are preparing to toast their independence with family and friends. For many Americans, backyard barbecues are synonymous with the Fourth of July, a day that, in the United States of America, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden’s Did you Know?

While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!

The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Sesquicentennial State Park trip

Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden First welcomes new pastor, Rev. McCutcheon

Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


KC Library Summer Reading

As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Plant fun

Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


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