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Marine Corps, KershawHealth’s Toys for Tots campaign a success

Christmas morning will be happier for hundreds of children in Kershaw County thanks to the efforts of the Marine Corps Reserves' "Toys for Tots" campaign, KershawHealth employees and a host of local partners. More than 900 toys destined for local children were collected during the "Stuff an Ambulance" drive on December 7. The toys will be distributed by volunteers from the Marine Corps Reserves. The goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate children that will help them become responsible, productive andpatriotic citizens.

December 24, 2013 | | People & Places


Richard Kirkland’s historic, heroic deed reaches 151 years

The famed "Angel of Marye's Heights," Richard Rowland Kirkland of Camden and Kershaw County and his historic deed during the Battle of Fredericksburg in December of 1862 was 151 years ago this December and is still remembered and honored in both Camden and Fredericksburg, Va.

December 23, 2013 | | People & Places


KershawHealth Hospital Auxiliary hosts Lights of Love campaign

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth began its annual Lights of Love fundraising project on November 15. The program will continue through Jan. 1, 2014.

December 23, 2013 | | People & Places


Breanna Cole cheers at ACC Bowl Game

Breanna Cole, daughter of Todd Cole of Bishopville and Loretta (Watkins) and Fred Wrigley of Chapin, was chosen along with her varsity cheerleading team of Chapin High School to perform at the recent Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Pregame Performance at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Boykin Christmas parade finds community members out and about

The 20th anniversary Boykin Christmas Parade saw an estimated turnout of between 9,000-12,000 people. With clear skies and pleasant tailgating temperatures, community members were able to kick back, relax and enjoy the day. At upper left, Tiffany Parnell of Elgin shows her son, Scott, the broom-making machine at The Broom Place in Boykin. Parnell and her family have been attending the Boykin parade for almost 10 years. Upper right, from left, Jennifer Stegner and Kelsey Mubarak attended the parade for the first time and both agreed it was a great time. Both Stegner and Mubarak live in Camden ...

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Holiday Toy Train Exhibit to open Saturday in Camden

At the close of the 19th century, a German named Marklin introduced several series of gauged toy train sets that included ready-to-use track sections, locomotives, cars and accessories, plus enticing add-on pieces for future Christmas and birthday gifts. Within two years, Lionel's first electric train was chugging around its track in holiday store windows beckoning all towards the magical world of toy trains.

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Lakeside Ministries donates to local charities

Lakeside Ministries is an interdenominational worship service supported by Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Each summer, collections are donated back to the area communities through local charities. The amount of $3,729 was collected this year and divided among charities that help provide food, shelter, clothing, housing and medical care to community members in need.

December 18, 2013 | | People & Places


Delta Sigma Theta has heart

The Camden Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. donated $1,000.00 to the Amari Williams' Hope for Healing Hearts Foundation. The donation will help the foundation continue its mission which is to save lives by educating the public about heart disease, promoting early detection and supporting cardiac research. Kimberly Jordan, far left, President, presented the check to Teresia Hayes, center, Coordinator of the Foundation, along with Regina Rainey, far right, Secretary of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. For more information regarding the foundation or supporting the cause, please contact Teresia Hayes at (803) 600-9273.

December 18, 2013 | | People & Places


Five generations in one photo

Frances Robinson, front right, 91, welcomes her great-great-grandson, Brayden Robert Johnson into her family. Brayden is the great-grandson of Gloria Johnson, front left; the great-grandson of Dean Johnson, back left; and the son of Dylan Johnson, back right. The entire family lives in Kershaw County.

December 18, 2013 | | People & Places


Local elementary students share Christmas card creativity

By HALEY ATKINSON

December 16, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Joseph Kershaw Chapter DAR recognize Veterans Day

The Joseph Kershaw Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met earlier this season at the Old Armory Steakhouse in Camden to commemorate Veterans Day.

December 16, 2013 | | People & Places


‘We Three’ musical ensemble to release first album this weekend

While Christmas is a busy and exciting time for most everyone, it's especially busy and exciting this year for Julia Halford, Phyllis David and Linda Higgins of the local musical ensemble,We Three. The trio will be performing at various Christmas singing events, both locally and out of town. Among those events will be several release parties for its first album Christmas Blessings. The group has release parties scheduled for Friday at Bend Dusty's and Saturday at New Horizons, both in Camden.

December 13, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Lugoff Fire Department to escort Santa Claus through town

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) will have the honor of escorting Santa Claus through the neighborhoods in Lugoff again this year. Santa will be escorted through different areas of the Lugoff community each night. Lugoff firefighters enjoy this event each year so children can have the opportunity to see the "Jolly One" before he comes on Christmas night.

December 13, 2013 | | People & Places


Book signing and live music coffeehouse

Local artist and gardener Brenda Konitzer will sign her new cookbook What's Cooking at Dry Branch Ranch? Saturday, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Books on Broad at 944 Broad St, in Camden. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Samples from some of the book's recipes, such as pumpkin bread, mushroom and onion dip and seafood pizza dip will be available.

December 13, 2013 | | People & Places


H.L. Hunley submarine replica returning to Camden Archives

A 43-foot-long replica of the H.L. Hunley will return to the Camden Archives and Museum on Friday and Saturday. The replica last appeared in Camden in May 2012.

December 11, 2013 | | People & Places


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August 2017 events at the Library

Be sure to sign up for our Summer Reading "Build a Better World"! Summer reading began June 5 and ends August 13.

July 21, 2017 | | People & Places


BDK students using Google Expedition goggles

Baron DeKalb Elementary students were able to take virtual field trips around the world while not stepping a foot outside the school. Student, who attend ...

July 18, 2017 | | People & Places


CMCKC receives Duke Endowment grant

The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County (CMCKC) has been awarded a grant from The Duke Endowment to help improve population health and health equity ...

July 18, 2017 | | People & Places


Community Camera - July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017 | | People & Places


DAR celebrates 110 years of community service

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), founded in 1890, was a group of women that organized the DAR after being refused membership ...

July 11, 2017 | | People & Places


Clemson Extension taps Shaw as 4-H agent

Justin Shaw has recently joined the Clemson Extension Service as the 4-H agent for Kershaw County. Shaw will coordinate various programs and activities associated with ...

July 11, 2017 | | People & Places


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