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FAC celebrates diversity with weekend events, including Gospel Fest, Heritage Tea

"A spirit of community unity is the message we continue to convey," said Dionne Hough, chair of the Fine Arts Center's Multi-cultural Committee, as she described a weekend of special events Feb. 19 and 20. Hough is one of many individuals who have worked to put together a celebration of culture with a special emphasis on Black History at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC). The weekend includes a display of student work examining the contributions of great Americans, a Gospel Fest and a showcase of local talent.

February 16, 2011 | | Localife


Food for the Soul moving forward, changing lives

Kadee O'Donoghue's eyes danced as she talked about her experience volunteering at Food for the Soul, a local organization providing hot meals to those in need.

February 16, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Localife


West Wateree Rotary to host antique road show

Have you ever wondered what your old trinkets and treasures may actually be worth? The West Wateree Rotary Club is offering a unique opportunity to the public on Feb. 26. For $25, anyone can have two items appraised by local experts Andy van Dam and Walter Slocum. Patty and John Ivy from Laurens will also be on site to offer appraisals.

February 16, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Localife


King Haiglar Garden Club to meet Monday

The February meeting of the King Haiglar Garden Club will be held on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Jan Tilford will host the meeting at 1709 Mill St., Camden. Carol Meckstroth and Mary Achen will co-host the event. Members are encouraged to invite guests and friends.

February 11, 2011 | | Localife


Clowning around

The circus is coming to town! Children in the 2-year-old class at Grace Church Kindergarten and Preschool had lots of fun learning about the circus last week. They enjoyed making their own clown outfits and circus lions! The clowns include (from left) Aiden Mathieu, Shane Ogburn, Reid McCoy, Alex Sandt, Mia Brockington, Landon Dickey, Aiken Curatola, and Thomas Bishop.

February 11, 2011 | | Localife


Lugoff-Elgin Girl Scout Troop kicks off cookie sales

Hello from your Elgin -Lugoff Girl Scout Troop No. 968. We are extremely pleased to share with everyone that another of our girls, Sarah Boykin, has reached her goal of earning the Silver Award. This is the highest girl scout award given to girls in grades 6 - 8. Sarah worked hard making treats and toys for the Walter M.Crowe Animal Shelter. She also spent a number of days this past summer volunteering at the shelter. We are all very proud of her.

February 11, 2011 | By Bonita Furlow | Localife


Brevard Music Scholarship winners announced

The annual Brevard Music Scholarship Competition was hosted on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.

February 11, 2011 | | Localife


Get your poetry published

The Camden Poets Society is offering an opportunity for poets in the community to have their poetry published. It will print a literary letter each month and print five to 10 poems selected by members of the CPS from the poems submitted. This publication will be distributed to various sites in the community and offered free to the public. This is an effort to encourage the writing of poetry and to have a printed media for those who write poetry. The poems remain the property of the poet. There will be a celebration of the CPS' 20th anniversary in February ...

February 11, 2011 | | Localife


Next Camden Garden Club meeting to be held at Bloomsbury

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at Bloomsbury the home of Mrs. Katherine Brown. The old historic home has been converted into a bed and breakfast and the grounds have been documented and are absolutely beautiful. The program this month will be Water Conservation and Water Features. The speaker will be Mr. Tommy Marshall. He is the owner of Marshall Landscaping and he will discuss water harvesting and water features for gardens, patios, and private garden rooms.

February 11, 2011 | | Localife


Historic Camden brings ‘The Swamp Fox’ to town

We will never know if the outcome of the Battle of Camden would have been different had Francis Marion and his "Ragged Regiment" joined General Horatio Gates's army that fateful August 1780 morning.

February 09, 2011 | | Localife


LES still accepting vendors for ‘Shopping For A Cure’ fundraiser

On March 26, Lugoff Elementary will host "Shopping For A Cure," a fundraiser for Relay For Life of Kershaw County. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at LES, located at 994 Ridgeway Rd., Lugoff. Vendors are still being accepted to participate in their Shopping For A Cure fundraiser. To sign up, or get more information, contact Jenna Atkinson at 438-8000 or jennifer.atkinson@kcsdschools.net. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 21.

February 09, 2011 | | Localife


French, Columbia Classical Ballet come to FAC

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) invites you to attend a gallery opening Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery for "The Art of Recycling: A Catherine French Photography Exhibit." Light hors d'ouevres will be served. French is best known for her 26 years of covering steeplechase racing in the United States. This unique exhibit will feature a look at the people involved in recycling. Young and old, and from all walks of life, this work features the many types of people who are involved in recycling either by trade or as ...

February 08, 2011 | | Localife


Happy 100 birthday!

Mrs. Alada Carlos celebrated her 100th birthday Jan. 22. She sits (top photo) with her grandson Freddie Carlos, III and son Freddie Carlos, Jr. Above, Mrs. Carlos enjoys the company of Ida Christian, her cousin, and Bettye Davis, a friend. Ida and her husband John sponsored the special celebration at their home. Friends and family were invited to come celebrate the occasion with special cake, ice cream, punch and coffee. Born 1911, Mrs. Carlos said she knew she had seen a lot of birthdays but she didn't know she would see 100 and she is thankful to God for ...

February 07, 2011 | | Localife


Students with Camden ties receives scholarships

John David Black (left), a Richland Northeast School 11th-grader, is the second-place recipient of the 2011 Dream Keeper High School Scholarship. His brother, Richard Black, a Dent Middle School eighth-grader, is the middle school winner. Both boys are the grandchildren of the late David and Estelle Jones of Camden. The Dream Keeper Scholarship was founded by former City of Colombia Councilman E.W. Cromartie II. The award recognizes exemplary displays of committed service to the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The ideals of social responsibility, political empowerment, diversity, racial harmony, nonviolence, and unselfish service must be demonstrated voluntarily ...

February 07, 2011 | | Localife


Miss Hunter, Mr. Peavy engaged

Mr. and Mrs. David Hunter of Elgin announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Rebecca Hunter of Elgin, to Ira Wade Peavy of Sumter. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Peavy of Sumter.

February 07, 2011 | | Localife


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Memories from a special day in Kershaw County

The Kershaw County Special Olympics (KCSO) was held Friday at Camden Military Academy (CMA).

April 16, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Sounds of jazz music to fill historic downtown Camden

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present its 10th annual Jazz at the Center Music Festival, April 25-27, in historic downtown Camden. The featured concert this year takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday in Wood Auditorium, following a cocktail reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the lobby. Maddy Winer and Vince Lewis and the Jazz All-Stars will provide entertainment from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz standards that are sure to please jazz lovers of all tastes. Their new CD "Crossroads" was hailed by Just Jazz Magazine as "first rate" and "…the musicianship ...

April 16, 2014 | | Localife


Boy Scouts of Wateree District Awards held

The Boy Scouts of Wateree District recently held their annual Awards Banquets, hosted by Lyttletton St. UMC. The district awards went to:

April 16, 2014 | | Localife


Palm Sunday Walk in Camden

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of the Christian Holy Week, leading up to the celebration of Easter. Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a donkey to celebrate Passover the week that he died. Kevin Shaw (portraying Jesus in photo) leads members of area churches down Mill St. in Camden.

April 16, 2014 | | Localife


Hospital Auxiliary scholarship helps student succeed

Allison Hill is a 21st century woman embarking on a promising future in nursing with an assist from women who were born in the nineteenth century.

April 14, 2014 | | Localife


Ten KC schools receive Palmetto Gold, Silver;North Central High School named ‘Superstar’

Ten Kershaw County schools were among 592 schools statewide recognized by the State Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2013.

April 14, 2014 | | Localife


James Best shares his life and career at FAC

By GARY PHILLIPS

April 11, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Localife


American Legion accepting Palmetto Boys State applications

James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State to be held June 8-14 at Anderson University. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citzenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25 percent of their class. Applications are available from guidance counselors at high schools or may be obtained from Richard Lackey at 432-9527. Above, Palmetto Boys State chairman Lackey dines and chats with Girls State delegate Margeaux Laschanzky and Boys State delegate Riley Kohn when the two youths visited Post 17 to share their experiences from ...

April 11, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hopkins celebrate 50th anniversary

Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.

April 11, 2014 | | Localife


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