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CHS band looking forward to new season

Camden High School's (CHS) band room filled with students warming up for practice Wednesday afternoon. An impromptu jam session broke out for a few minutes before CHS band director Robert Spitler called students to run through scales.

August 31, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


L-EHS student wins 4-H dressage competition

Adriana McMurphy, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, was named the state champion in the 4-H dressage competition. She is 18 years old and has been a 4-Her in the Kershaw County 4H Horse Club for one and a half years. She serves as treasurer for her club and has been riding and competing since elementary school. She is the daughter of James and Karen McMurphy.

August 31, 2012 | | People & Places


Mentally ill grandmother is causing stress for family

Dear Annie: I am married to a great guy, and we have two wonderful, intelligent teens. But my mother-in-law is causing great stress.

August 29, 2012 | | People & Places


L-EHS marching band gears up for 2012 season

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) band members are setting their sights on making state finals this year. To get there, members have to dedicate more than eight hours a week practicing and perfecting band routines.

August 29, 2012 | Chronicle Independent | People & Places


Gardening Girls Study Club

The Gardening Girls Study Club are pictured here at Cedar Knoll (located in Camden), former home of Lucy B. Pomeroy, the second president of the Garden Club of South Carolina Inc. and former president of the Camden Garden Club.

August 27, 2012 | Julie Prickett | People & Places


FAC holding auditions for Kershaw County's Got Talent

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is proud to announce auditions for Kershaw County's Got Talent. Beginning Sept. 4, the FAC will hold three nights of auditions throughout the county for the third annual Kershaw County's Got Talent -- a talent competition for Kershaw County residents. This year, there are two categories: Youth, ages 6 to 15, and Adult, ages 16 and up. The final competition is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15 at the FAC of Kershaw County. Kershaw County's Got Talent is sponsored by McDonalds of Camden.

August 27, 2012 | | People & Places


Upcoming events at Kershaw Library

Learn the library: Instruction for the online

August 27, 2012 | | People & Places


Campers learn safety at 2012 STARS camp

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) held its STARS camp at Lugoff Elgin Middle School the week of July 23. Other STARS camps were held at North Central and in Camden. The acronym STARS stands for Self discipline, Teamwork, Attitude, Respect and Service. Middle school age campers learned how to be safe on the Internet, the importance of wearing seat belts, anti-bullying techniques, crime scene investigation, forensics, prosecuting criminal cases, basic first aid, the dangers of substance abuse, fire safety and general police techniques.

August 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Local students to attend Claflin University this fall

August 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Can we crash at your place for awhile?

It was a sweltering hot day at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, but that didn't stop volunteers from coming out and walking dogs, playing with puppies and cuddling with kittens. Throughout the week, dedicated volunteers come to the shelter not only to spend time with the animals, but to take photos and help place them in foster homes. These foster homes are only a temporary stop before they are able to be sent to rescue groups such as the North County Animal League in Vermont and the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Inc. in New York.

August 24, 2012 | Julie Prickett | People & Places


Camden Fire Department and EMS participate in local apartment health fair

Wednesday, Steeplechase Apartments held a health fair for residents. Approximately 50 residents and their children came out to participate in health screenings, receive insurance information and make jewelry.

August 22, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Goolsby to visit Books on Broad on Thursday

Bert Goolsby and his most recent titles, "The Trials of Lawyer Pratt" and "Familiar Shadows," will be featured Thursday, Aug. 23 at the newly-opened Books on Broad. The writer will discuss his experiences and sign his books from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Bert Goolsby, a Citadel graduate with a law degree from the University of South Carolina and an advanced law degree from the University of Virginia, is a former chief deputy attorney general of South Carolina. He recently retired as a judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

August 20, 2012 | | People & Places


Mr. and Mrs. George Elmore celebrate 65 years

Mr. and Mrs. George "Stick" Elmore of Bethune celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11th. They have lived in Bethune almost all of their married life. Mr. Elmore retired from DuPont in Lugoff. Mrs. Elmore is a homemaker. They have two daughters. Jean (Bobby) Helms lives in McBee and Kathy (Jeff) Prescott lives in Nashville, Tenn. They have two granddaughters, Lisa (Rocky) Sellers of McBee and Candy (Craig) Wyrick of Hartsville, four great-grandchildren, Robbie and Grant Sellers and Katie and Maddie Wyrick.

August 20, 2012 | | People & Places


Fine Arts Center to host 2012 Arts Open House and Hot Dog Lunch

Join the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) along with neighbors and friends at the 2012 Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds, located at 810 Lyttleton St., Camden.

August 20, 2012 | | People & Places


On mission for God, Sacks of Love

Approximately 10,000 students will start school Monday in Kershaw County. Of these, more than half will require financial assistance for school meals.

August 17, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


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Price House Commission thanks community during recognition ceremony

The Price House Commission recently presented certificates of appreciation to various community organizations, businesses and individuals to thank them for their involvement in the commission's annual Black History Month display. The Price House Commission is dedicated to preserving Camden's African-American history and educating the community. Price House Commission Chairman Clifton H. Anderson shared with attendees that the Association for the Study of African American Life and History Executive Director Sylvia Y. Cyrus sent a letter of recognition to the commission for their work in Kershaw County.

April 24, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


McLester Scholarship application deadline is set for April 30

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015 Thomas E. McLester Scholarship Award, given by Camden First United Methodist Church. Kershaw County High School seniors are encouraged to apply.

April 24, 2015 | | People & Places


Fine Arts Center seeks artist submissions

The Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is currently accepting artist materials for consideration for exhibition in the Bassett Gallery to be scheduled from September 2015 through May 2016. All submissions will be considered for both solo and group exhibitions.

April 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Lyttleton Street UMC Springfest April 25

Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church's annual Springfest and Tag Sale will be held this Saturday, April 25 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden.

April 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Miss Camden Teen hosts mini dance camp

Miss Camden Teen Olivia Loynes and Palmetto Princess Alyson Goodwin hosted three Learning and Exploring the Arts through Dance Mini Camps during spring break. These camps were held at the Kirkwood Community Center, Trinity Apartments and Bethune Community Center. Girls ages 5-12 participated in the camp. Donations from the camp were given to the Children's Miracle Network.

April 22, 2015 | | People & Places


DAR honors historic signage project group

The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored several people instrumental in developing interpretive signage at several important historic sites around Camden.

April 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


An Olympic send off

April 20, 2015 | | People & Places


Mt. Moriah celebrates pastor anniversary

he Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Wise and First Lady Mablean Evans Wise are celebrating their sweet 16th anniversary at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

April 17, 2015 | | People & Places


Dr. John Nelson at Lugoff Garden Club Monday

Dr. John Nelson, Curator of the A.C. Moore Herbarium with the University of South Carolina's Department of Biological Sciences, will be the guest speaker for the Lugoff Garden Club's meeting on Monday at the home of Judy & Charles Baxley on Holly Berry Lane in Lugoff.

April 17, 2015 | | People & Places


West Wateree Rotary Club’s dinner and silent auction

The West Wateree Rotary Club announces its second annual Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Old McCaskill's Farm in Rembert. Proceeds will go to the club's scholarships fund for Lugoff-Elgin High School seniors.

April 17, 2015 | | People & Places


WES tax day

April 15....and you know what that means....Tax Day. Students in teacher Melissa Smith's Wateree Elementary third grade class received a letter from the "IRS" telling them the status of taxes on the Cardinal Cash earned this year. It's obvious which students received a refund and which students owed money.

April 17, 2015 | | People & Places


A centennial celebration

Ellen Lenix Crowell Mickle was born 100 years ago on April 15, 1915. This is a century of celebrating life. She is a resident of Kershaw County and resides in Cassatt. with her grandson James Crowell and his wife Bertha.

April 15, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden commemorates 150th anniversary of Potter’s Raid

istoric Camden Revolutionary War Site will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Potter's Raid both on and off the grounds of the museum Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

April 15, 2015 | | People & Places


Seasons of the South

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County presents the second annual performance of Seasons of the South -- The Original Home Grown Musical and Storytelling Show, written by Teri Leigh Teed, on Friday in the Wood Auditorium at 7 p.m. A reception for the opening night of Ms. Teed's fine art photography exhibition "Seasons of the South – Celebrate Nature, Celebrate Life " will be held prior to the performance beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jordon Turner (folk harp) and Elizabeth Derrick (Native American flute) will perform during the reception and show. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided by ...

April 13, 2015 | | People & Places


Churches to host missionary service April 14

Camden First Church of the Nazarene along with Faith Nazarene Church in Lugoff are hosting missionary John Haines from Switzerland.

April 13, 2015 | | People & Places


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