Habitat for Humanity is building a new home in Kershaw County. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that gives low-income families the opportunity to improve their own lives.
There will be a 4H camp this summer at Camp Long in Aiken, S.C. The camp is for ages 8 to 14 and will take place from June 10 to 14.
Dr. Raushannee R. Thompson, a Lugoff native, was recently awarded the Living the Legacy Award by the Columbia S.C. section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). The NCNW was founded in 1935 and has the mission to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. The Living the Legacy award was given in recognition of Thompson's "worthwhile service to humanity."
Lauren Allen of Lugoff has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. Her poem "Corduroy Road," was nominated by the editors of The Petigru Review, South Carolina Writers Workshop's anthology. It will compete with other nominated short stories, poems, and essays to be included in the annual collection.
On March 9, the Fourth Annual Car Show at the Historic Boykin Site in Boykin will be held. Registration will run from 8 to 11 a.m. and trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. Entry fee is $10 and burgers and hot dogs will also be sold. Proceeds will go to the Greenville Shrine Hospital for Children.
Midway Elementary School (MES) will kick off its 90th anniversary celebration with a reception on Tuesday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m. The community--especially all alumni and former teachers--are invited to attend.
Nominations for the Margot Rochester Landscape Award are now being received by the city of Camden Parks and Trees Commission. The award recognizes a commercial business, public institution, organization, church or school for beautifying Camden with "exceptional landscaping and grounds maintenance." Last year, Camden Elementary School's sensory garden was selected for the 2012 Landscape Award winner.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is presenting a slide show demonstration and hands-on project featuring Margaret Bass with Fletcher Bass assisting. The presentation will take place March 4 at 7 p.m. at 810 Lyttleton Street in the Bassett Gallery. The showing is entitled "The Many Uses of Corn in Fine Art and Craft."
Camden Rotary, a chapter of Rotary International, was founded 86 years ago on October 11, 1927. In 2012, the organization celebrated 85 years of service in the Camden community. Charter members included Camden Rotary President Dr. John Corbett, Ralph N. Shannon as secretary-treasurer and A. Stanley Llewellyn as the vice president. Camden Rotary's Rotary Bell, which is still in use today, was presented in 1928 by John Wilson of Sumter.
Robert Ariail's original editorial cartoons will be available for viewing and purchase at City Art in Columbia starting on March 7. Ariail, who was the recipient of the 2012 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for Individual Artist and the Berryman Award, has agreed to donate his remaining work to the USC Political Collections at the Hollings Library in the near future. Ariail's editorial cartoons are featured in more than 600 newspapers including the Chronicle-Independent. ...
By DONNY SUPPLEE Special to the C-I Kershaw County has been awarded federal funds under the state set-aside - emergency food and shelter national board program Kershaw County has been chosen to receive $7,500 for 2013 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Federal funding challenges have hit the most needy of the community at a time when it is needed most. Thus we ...
Lugoff-Elgin High School's (L-EHS) Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will host a Kershaw County FCA rally on March 25. The rally will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the L-EHS gym.
The Walter M. Crowe animal shelter is in desperate need for temporary foster homes for dogs leaving for rescue groups up north. If you are interested please call the shelter at 425-6016 as soon as possible. Animals must be out of the shelter for two weeks in a foster home before they can leave.
The 2013 Kershaw County Farmers Market Vendor Open House will be held on March 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Extension Homemakers Building, 634 W. DeKalb St., Camden. Anyone who is interested in becoming a vendor is invited. Please contact Shannon Harbor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-587-5008 if you have any questions.
"Its not Black History, It's American History -- even though there are some dark chapters," said Price House Commission member Clifton Harryton Anderson. For more than 10 years, Anderson has served as the coordinator for the Black History poster exhibit. This year's exhibit was on display Feb. 20 through Feb. 24.
Students at the LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology in Camden received a lesson on fire safety at a recent event at the campus. Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Gardner came out to the school and taught students how to use a fire extinguisher. Firefighters also started a fire and each student who wanted to participate got the opportunity to put the fire out as a way of practicing what they had learned. "It was a fun, ...
Books on Broad will host Jayne Bowers as she discusses and signs Eve's Sisters and Crossing the Bridge: Succeeding in a Community College and Beyond on Thursday, May 2, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St. in Camden. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks designated the first week in May as Youth Week to honor America's Junior Citizens for their accomplishments.
There will be a skateboarding competition Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Hayes Creek Subdivision in Elgin. The event is sponsored by Salty's Board Shop in Columbia. The proceeds from the competition will go towards purchasing skateboarding gear for the park in an effort to keep kids off of drugs and keep them off of the streets.
By FRASER SPEAKS
By MICIAH BENNETT
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) invites you to a very special evening, Thursday, May 16 for The Voices of Camden: The Quarrel With Oneself and Camden ART's opening reception for its spring exhibition, Black Birds, Ravens & Crows, in the Bassett Gallery. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m. Voices will take the stage at 7 p.m. in the Jim & Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing located ...
Pictured is the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC). They will be one of the performing groups at the Camden Music Association's (CMA) Member and Guest Showcase May 19 at 3 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center in Camden. Members of the CCKC: Sherry Algood, Sierra Benson, Jean Broom, Anne Compton, Megan Commings, Isa Commings, Grace Dunham, Judith Hawkesworth, Linda Higgins, Barbara James, Mary Ellen Jordan, Diane Lee, June McCaskill, Khadija Murphy, Steven Parrot, ...
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