This is the time of the year when family and friends come together to celebrate the holidays. The most common holiday hazards people contact the Poison Center for include: holiday plants, decorations and alcohol.
Betty and Bill Coker of Camden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 18. They were married at the First Baptist Church in Turbeville, S.C. Bill is retired from DuPont.
Paul Towns and his wife, Sarah, are continuing a 13-year tradition of setting up lights and trains for their community to enjoy.
It's been 22 years since Sara and Richard Hagins formed the Weatherization And Repair Ministry (WARM).
On Nov. 28 Rock Hill Baptist Church, located at 1060 Shivers Green Road, Ridgeway, held its new church dedication services. For 143 years, the church was located at 1034 Shivers Green Rd.
Every day across the nation thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there. In Kershaw County, there are patients that need a ride to treatment but don't have family members, neighbors or friends that they can depend on. You can make a difference.
Members and friends of the various Jackson High School Chapters throughout the United States attended their 2010 reunion on a Bermuda Cruise on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas, Oct. 9 -14, which sailed out of Cape Liberty, Bayonne, N.J.
As the holiday season approaches, there is an increased excitement about adorning our homes with the traditional decorations of Christmas trees, ornaments and garlands. Holiday decorations, as beautiful as they are, can also be an added home fire hazard. Statistics provided by the National Fire Protection Association reveal that a candle fire in the home is reported to a fire department every 30 minutes and each year, fire departments respond to roughly 260 structure fires caused by Christmas trees.
The Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and the John D. Kennedy Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), will conduct a ceremony this weekend in Camden honoring Sergeant Richard R. Kirkland, Co. E, 2nd SC Infantry, a Confederate soldier, who is also known as the "Angel of Marye's Heights."
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Dr. Richard Bell. This will be the "Holiday Tea and Celebration of Membership." It is sure to be one of the best meetings of the year. Not only will everyone be in a joyful and festive mood but the term "Deck The Halls" will not be taken lightly. Paddy will have her home exquisitely decorated with fresh garland, holly and greenery, ribbons and bows, and who knows what else she can dream up. It will be like walking into a winter wonderland.
The annual Christmas Tea for the King Haiglar Garden Club will be held on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Linda Shaylor will host guests and members at 1201 Lyttleton St. Camden. Margie Lane and Nancy Fisher will co-host with Linda.
Although it's recorded that in 1759 George Washington purchased such exotic sounding toys as "bird on Bellows, turnabout Parrot, Prussian Dragoon, and Man Smoaking," mostly the southern colonial Christmas season was a celebration for grown ups. It was a time of merriment and of thanks; a season of feasts, parties, hunts, horse races, cock fights, balls and visiting, highlighted by church services, mainly Church of England, and special customs.
The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its 30th annual Christmas Concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Camden High School's Performing Arts Center. Also performing will be the Handbell Choir from Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The concert will also feature a vocal soloist and Santa Claus will be making a visit. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB is under the direction of conductor Pat Wylie and assistant conductor Robert Wertz. From left, Emily Catoe, Melinda Kane, Diane Fulcher and Paula Bordner practice with their handbells for Sunday's concert.
Lakeside Ministries is an interdenominational worship service supported by Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Each summer all offerings are donated back to the area communities through local charities. This year, $18,500 was collected and will be divided between charities that provide food, shelter, clothing and housing to people; and charities that help children in need, help with animal care and prison work. Three of the charities include Christian Community Ministries of Camden, Transitional Housing Project of Camden and Wateree Community Action Inc. of Camden. Pictured from left, Harriet Reid with New Day on Mill, Laura Horton with Liberty Hill Presbyterian ...
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) has four events on the horizon! On Thursday, Charles Wadsworth & Friends returns for a one-night-only performance of chamber music in the Wood Auditorium. Featured musicians include artistic director Edward Arron (cello and host), Jeewon Park (piano), Yosuke Kawasaki, (violin), and Charles Wadsworth (piano).
All of Doby's Mill Elementary School's students participated in South Carolina Walk at School Day. The day began with 15 minutes of brisk walking. Here, third graders Andrew Langmo and Clay Peake walk in front of fourth graders Alie Stephens, Marissa Kirkland and Sylvia Adongo.
On Feb. 23, the Humanities Council of South Carolina, in conjunction with the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Lugoff sponsored a Black History Program featuring Sharon "The Gullah Lady" Cooper-Murray presented on Gullah culture as the guest presenter.
James Best, better known as Rosco P. Coltrane from TV's The Dukes of Hazzard will bring his one-man, multi-media show to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium.
By Jackie Jordan
Camden Rotary President Alfred Mae Drakeford, left, presents Kathy Hall with a check for $2,000 which represents a Rotary Grant and contributions made by Camden Rotary Club during the "Rotary Has Heart" campaign. Funds will go to the Sacks of Love program. Also pictured is Camden Rotary Club project chair Jeffrey Graham.
Due to the recent snow and ice storm, the Lee County Historical Society cancelled its Feb. 11 meeting. The guest speaker for that meeting, Mr. Isaac Joe, has been rescheduled for the March meeting on Tuesday.
Bethesda Presbyterian Church will offer a five-week workshop, Dementia Dialogues, designed to educate and inform persons who care for those who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.
The Cat In the Hat visited Mt. Pisgah Elementary School to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America. Here, he is shaking hands with kindergartener Emily Denton.
The West Wateree Rotary announces the first inaugural Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction the evening of April 5 at Old McCaskill Farm in Rembert to raise money for graduating Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors. Club President Amy Schofield describes the event as "down-home and delicious," with wide support from the community. "I'm particularly excited by how we will be showcasing local talent. Hunters in our club provided the game, local musicians will provide the blue grass, and a wonderful local farm will be providing a great setting and a great cook."
The Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) is now accepting applications for grant money to be awarded to 501 (c) (3) organizations specifically dealing with children in the Kershaw County area. Grants range from $250.00 to $2,500.00.
Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agricultural education students attended the state Future Farmers of America (FFA)-sponsored Legislators Appreciation Day in Columbia on Feb.19.
Jeanette and Tommy Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 1 with their family. The Andersons were married March 1, 1964 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness in Elgin by the late Rev. N. D. Sellers. They remain active and devoted members of the Highway Church.
As a child I will never forget getting the opportunity to participate in the worship service on Palm Sunday. For most congregations it is customary to have the children of the church come into the sanctuary waving palm branches at some point during the service to help give everyone a visual of the great celebration that Jesus experienced as he made His entry into Jerusalem the week of his crucifixion. As much as I love the celebration that surrounds Palm Sunday and Easter, we as believers do ourselves a disservice if we don't also understand just what it is ...
By HALEY ATKINSON
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at Proctor Hall. This will be a business meeting so there will be no speaker or program. Elections will be held for new officers for the upcoming year.