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John D. Kennedy Chapter of UDC unveils grave marker

On Oct. 25, members of the John D. Kennedy Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and Joseph Kershaw Confederate Veterans, as well as other friends and family members of UDC member Mary Elizabeth Pitts Hough, gathered at the Jeter Family Cemetery in Carlisle for the unveiling of her Daughter of the Confederacy grave marker. Hough was made an honorary member because of her service as histographer for more than 30 years.

December 10, 2014 | | People & Places


FAC kicks off Holiday Sales Show

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County has decked the halls at the Douglas Reed House for the 2014 FAC Holiday Sales Show.

December 08, 2014 | | People & Places


LEMS students collect food items for staff member

The motto at Lugoff Elgin Middle School is "Understanding hearts and positive attitudes make a GREAT school" and the week of Thanksgiving, LEMS students put their motto into action. Miss Pearl, a former custodian, lost her house and all its contents to a fire, and students decided the Thanksgiving season was the perfect time to show Miss Pearl their gratitude.

December 08, 2014 | | People & Places


Bethune Lions Club awards art contest winners

The contest theme this year was "Peace, Love and Understanding." This Year's first place winner was Miranda Yarborough (middle), second place winner was Alexis Gardner (right) and third place winner was Autumn Barrett (left). Back row l to r: Leslie Pate, art instructor at North Central Middle, and Don Witham, club coordinator for the art contest for the Bethune Lions.

December 08, 2014 | | People & Places


Camden resident turns 85

Mrs. Louise Anthony of Camden celebrated her 85th birthday July 12 at the Robert Mills Courthouse. Around 90 of Anthony's family members and friends attended.

December 08, 2014 | | People & Places


Ms. Johnson and Mr. Mann Wed

Crystal Noelle Johnson of Camden and Garrett Thomas Mann of Peachtree City, GA were united in marriage on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at six o'clock in the evening at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Camden. Reverend Willie D. Dennis officiated the double-ring ceremony. A reception followed the ceremony at TenEleven Galleria in Camden with music provided by Big Time Entertainment of Columbia, SC.

December 08, 2014 | | People & Places


Historic Camden to host Colonial Christmas in Camden

The extended Christmas season and gift giving rituals of today did not exist in Colonial America.

December 05, 2014 | | People & Places


Baron DeKalb celebrates American Education Week

Baron Dekalb Elementary (BDK) teachers, students, staff and parents celebrated American Education Week and the school's academic success Nov. 17-22. American Education Week started in 1921 and serves to recognize and celebrate public education.

December 03, 2014 | | People & Places


Business After Hours presents kid-friendly holiday social with Santa

The annual Business After Hours/Kid-Friendly Holiday Social with Santa is taking place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

December 03, 2014 | | People & Places


Camden Community Concert Band presents holiday concert

The Camden Community Concert Band will present its holiday concert starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 in the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. The concert is free and open to the public. Trumpeter Rusty Major is pictured practicing during a recent rehearsal. The CCCB will perform many Christmas classics such as "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" and "Greensleeves," and will feature "Suite from The Nutcracker" as well as crowd favorite "Sleigh Ride".

December 03, 2014 | | People & Places


God’s Helpers welcomes Dr. Daniel Hembree to annual senior citizens/ disabled Christmas gathering

God's Helpers are having their 22nd annual Senior Citizens/ Disabled Christmas gathering 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

December 03, 2014 | | People & Places


Camden Writers serve up memories in new book

The Camden Writers have whipped up a book titled "Serving Up Memory," which features short stories, recipes and poetry. Local book store Books on Broad will hold a book launch Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. in conjunction with its holiday open house. Samples of recipes featured in the book will be available.

December 01, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | People & Places


FAC presents Canine Classic for the Arts

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will hold a new fundraiser this year. The Canine Classic for the Arts will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Meeting Place in Cassatt. This fundraiser combines the community's love for arts, canine friends and its love of the hunt to help raise money for the arts in Kershaw County. Spectators and participants will be able to get to all areas of the event via golf carts and wagons. Parking will be available on site. All proceeds will benefit the FAC.

December 01, 2014 | | People & Places


Camden native retires from Marine Corps

After 20 years of service, Gunnery Sgt. Michael E. Gladden retired from the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 26. GySgt. Gladden is the son of Glenda T. Gladden, of Camden.

December 01, 2014 | | People & Places


Camden High newspaper receives recognition

December 01, 2014 | | 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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