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 ...
Stover Middle School (SMS) art students recently added a few artistic touches to their learning environment.
At left, the Page Turners Book Club (for boys only) has begun meeting every Thursday afternoon in the library at North Central Middle School. "We're full to capacity," says school librarian Cindy Sparks. The 12 boys will meet for 10 weeks and are enjoying the book Stranded 2: Trial by Fire by author Jeff Probst, best associated with the Survivor TV series. Along with reading together, the boys enjoy an after school snack, hands on activities related to the book and weekly door prizes. Members receive official membership cards and club bracelets, above right. Club activities are featured on ...
Bethune Elementary students in grades K-5 recently participated in an Arbor Day Celebration led by Ms. Martha McCaskill. The students came together to sing songs, recite poems, and do skits that celebrated the benefits that trees add to our environment. Both staff and student's worked together and did an excellent job.
A.W. Duo, a piano and cello duo made up of pianist Alyona Aksyonova and cellist James Waldo, will perform a benefit concert at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden on March 28. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the church, 1315 Lyttleton St.. Proceeds from the concert will support Heartfelt Home Repair, Grace Church's ministry to the elderly and underprivileged.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Enright Moore, III. announce the engagement of Miss Ferrol O'Connor Moore of Charleston, SC, to Mr. Dylan Michael Forrester of Charleston, SC.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is pleased to bring Edward Arron & Friends to Camden for the second concert of the three-part Chamber Music Series on Tuesday. The concert will begin at 7 p.m., immediately following a cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m. The concert will feature selections by Mozart, Brahms, Schumann and Turina. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the concert, with a student ticket for $15. Special sponsorship is provided by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, Tom & Virginia Ann Mullikin, Bank of America, Kennedy Insurance ...
Kershaw County schools superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan serves members of the Junior Leadership Kershaw County class during its social and dinner etiquette session held Jan. 20 at the Millpond Restaurant in Boykin. Students received a course in formal dining etiquette from cotillion facilitator Sara Fakoury who guided the class of high school juniors and seniors through a session of dos and don'ts as they enjoyed a four-course meal prepared by Mark Price of the restaurant. In addition to Morgan, other servers included Terri Teed, Julie Trott and Bill Copp, all members of the Camden Kiwanis Club, which is a ...
Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) and Camden First Baptist (CFB) Kindergarten and Children's Center recently celebrated their 100th day of school with programs, activities and a balloon release.
By Austin Jenkins
The Community Medical Clinic (CMC) of Kershaw County is a family practice medical clinic that serves as a safety net for uninsured residents, offering a patient-centered medical home. The CMC utilizes dedicated volunteers, medical providers, administrative staff and community donations to achieve its goal of providing healthcare to the uninsured of Kershaw County by bringing together medical businesses and individual resources.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the Camden Community Theatre (CCT) bring you the highly anticipated BARK! The Musical, a howlingly funny production directed by Jami Steele, the FAC's new Education/Theatre Director. The production will run May 1 - 4 in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and military. BARK! The Musical is sponsored by Powers Funeral Home. The play is dedicated to the memory of Judith Anne "Judy" Firestone Thiel, a longtime animal lover and staunch supporter of the Walker M. Crowe Animal Shelter.
It'll be here before you know it. It's Spring and the Kershaw County Master Gardeners are having their Spring Plant sale Saturday, May 10 (the day before Mother's Day). A large collection of everything needed for a garden will be available for purchase. The sale will be held, as always, at the Homemakers Building at Church and DeKalb Streets in Camden. The doors open at 8 a.m. to a wonderland of plants to replace what the winter or spring may have taken away.
This Thursday at 6 p.m. at Hall's restaurant in Lugoff, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS)'s retired and some of its current staff and faculty will gather for the school's 14th faculty reunion. Current L-EHS Principal Tommy Gladden will be the guest speaker. Pictured at last year's event, from left, front row: Kay Roberson, Liz Simon, Margaret DeGroat and Kitty Beard. Second row: Theresa Muldrow, Hebron Lyell, Rosemary Russell, Linda Hall, Evelyn Gibson and Judith Ford. Third row: Mary Lostetter, Pat West, Sandy Fitts, Emily Finley, Annette Wertz, Marcia Cashion, Daphne Clonts, Joyce Nash, Mary Luce Naso ...
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.
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