Jo Griffith won the first Chance Art prize from Camden Art this year. Griffith was happy to receive her original work of art from Jane Hannon – a local professional artist from Camden. The original work of art was a wonderful example of contemporary art. Griffith said she was surprised to win but plans on collecting more of Hannon's work.
Mrs. Robin Sowell's fourth grade class at Baron deKalb Elementary School recently recognized Patriot's Day. Patriot's Day is part of the "Why America is Free" curriculum. During this event, students were immersed in the Revolutionary Era and rotated in groups through different stations that included the language of the fan, militia training, the taking of the tea, quill and ink writing, historic games and a Colonial dance.
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 tonight. 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.
By HALEY ATKINSON
Performers from Springer Theatricals will take audience members to a time when folk music met rock music and gave birth to an explosion of music that was danceable, easy to sing and oh so romantic when the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County presents the national tour of California Dreaming on Apr. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and military. California Dreaming is sponsored by Powers & Gregory Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors. The performance will be preceded by a cocktail hour from 7 to 8 p ...
Students enrolled in the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) health science and honors biomed programs won first, second and third place medals in statewide health occupations competition for high schools held March 12-14 in North Charleston.
It's raining, it's pouring and tornadoes are coming to Wateree Elementary School. Mrs. Lindsey Miles' students Emmy Sarabia and Noah Bounsavath worked together to make tornadoes during a recent science experiment.
Second Look Charities provides $6,000 yearly in scholarship support to the Foundation Scholars Program at Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC). Two of the recipients are Alice Holmes and Emily Tidwell. Holmes and Tidwell received the Mildred Yvonne Williams Scholarship named in memory of a dedicated Second Look Charities volunteer.
Recently, Thelma Rutledge and members of Camden Seniors and Friends donated books, stuffed animals and pillow cases to children in the Department of Social Services (DSS) system. Rutledge explained the group wanted to give back to these children. "We bought the stuffed animals and goods and delivered them," she said. Rutledge stated that she handmade the 50 pillowcases that were donated.
The Camden/Kershaw County Music Association, an affiliate of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, recently held the annual Brevard Scholarship Competition in the Wood Auditorium of the FAC.
Dale Sheheen, chair of Mental Health America (MHA) of Kershaw County recently announced MHA would be hosting its third annual Easter Family Tour at Aberdeen, home of Jack Bantley. Sheheen said, "Jack Brantley has again opened his home and grounds to our organization for a fund raising opportunity. Our mission is to promote mental health and to work for improved care, treatment and quality of life for persons with mental illness."
Students at Jackson Elementary School are getting ready to walk or run in the Clinic Classic Challenge which benefits the Community Medical Clinic (CMC). The Clinic Classic Challenge will be held April 26.
Kershaw County schools are celebrating March as Red Cross Month by holding their annual Million Penny Drive to benefit the American Red Cross Sandhills Chapter. The coin collection takes place during March at all Kershaw County public schools.
North Central High School (NCHS) recently crowned Abigail Durant and William McInvaille as its 2014 Miss and Mr. Green and Gold. Contestants in the pageant danced to an opening number. The pageant's theme this year was "Blast from the Past," so the contestants' casual wear was theme-based.
Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.
The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.
Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.
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