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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


Give what you have, find what you need

(Note: The following is a message from the Habitat for Humanity staff and volunteers)

February 04, 2011 | | Localife


Camden diaper drive to benefit Sistercare

A diaper drive is being held at local businesses in the Camden area to benefit Sistercare, a partner agency with United Way that provides services for battered women and children. Boxes are set up at Newman's Furniture, Atlas Gym, Carolina Cafe and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce. The drive will end at the close of business on Feb. 12. Diapers and pull-ups of all sizes will be accepted. Diapers that are not secured in a package (for instance, left over diapers that may not fit your child anymore) should be placed in zip lock bags. No cash donations ...

February 04, 2011 | | Localife


Nomination forms available for Margot Rochester Landscape Award

It is time for all commercial businesses, public institutions, organizations, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools within the City limits of Camden, to start sprucing up the for the third annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by City of Camden Parks and Streets Commission.

February 04, 2011 | | Localife


Lake Wateree Sunrise

Pam Zandee's photo "Lake Wateree Sunrise" was selected as the Chronicle-Independent's January Photo of the Month. The picture was taken on Lake Wateree at Liberty Hill with a Panasonic DMC-ZS5. To submit a photo to be considered in the Photo of the Month contest, visit www.chronicle-independent.com/archives/2817/ for more information.

February 04, 2011 | | Localife


Kershaw County Volunteer Guardians ad Litem to be honored at South Carolina Heart Gallery opening

Kershaw County Volunteer Guardians ad Litem (GAL) will be honored at a reception to be held tonight at the Fine Arts Center. The reception, scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m., is in conjunction with a traveling exhibit that underscores South Carolina's adoption needs. The South Carolina Heart Gallery is a collection of photographs depicting children who are available for adoption. For every child who comes into foster care, there is a court appointed Guardian ad Litem, most often a specially trained volunteer from the community whose focus is the best interest of the child.

February 04, 2011 | | Localife


CHS Academic Booster Club announces Bulldog Classic Golf Tourney

The Academic Booster Club at Camden High School (CHS) will host its annual golf tournament March 5 at White Pines Golf Course in Camden with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. This is the primary fundraiser each year.

February 04, 2011 | | Localife


Camden Junior Welfare League offers grants, scholarships to community organizations

The Camden Junior Welfare League 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 to $2,500. The application is available for download at www.camdenleague.com and completed proposals should be mailed to CJWL, P.O. Box 578, Camden, SC, 29021. Proposals must be received by April 1, 2011. If you have any questions, you may contact Nikki Ingram at (803) 261-5968 or at CJWLGrants@hotmail.com. The League office is not staffed; therefore, proposals are only accepted via mail.

February 02, 2011 | | Localife


Celebrating 100 days of school with donation

The children of Camden First Baptist Church's kindergarten and childcare collected 700 items of food to donate to Christian Community Ministries in honor of being in school 100 days.

February 02, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Localife


The Pitchforks, South Carolina Heart Gallery opens at FAC Friday

The music of the Pitchforks of Duke University, a nationally acclaimed collegiate a cappella group, and a past winner of the SoJam Southeast Collegiate A Cappella Festival, are returning to the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) for a one-night performance on Friday. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, military and seniors. This concert is made possible by Bob Sheheen. Also opening on Friday is the month-long special exhibit of the South Carolina Heart GalleryTM.

February 02, 2011 | | Localife


Cookin’ For A Cure to start Friday

The Aloha team is ready to kick off "Cookin' For A Cure" -- a fund raiser for Kershaw County Relay For Life. Dinners will be served beginning Friday at 6 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church, located at 2211 Porter Crossroad, Lugoff. Eat in or take out available. Minimum donation is $7 per plate. Desserts are $1 extra. It's a great time of food, fun, and fellowship. Below are the upcoming dates and meals Cookin' For A Cure will be offering. All meals will be served at Concord Baptist Church. Bake sales will be held at Outpost Food Mart in ...

February 02, 2011 | | Localife


Northcutt to represent American Legion Post 17 in Oratorical Contest

Post 17 contest chairman Richard Lackey congratulates Daniel Northcutt as post-level scholarship winner of the American Legion High School Oratorical Contest. Northcutt, a home-schooled junior, will represent Post 17 at the Zone Four contest to be held in Camden Feb. 19. The winners of the four zone contests will compete at the state level. State winners earn a trip to Indianapolis to vie for the national title which carries an $18,000 scholarship award.

January 31, 2011 | | Localife


Learning how to mind Ps and Qs

Junior Leadership Kershaw County students received a course in formal dining etiquette from cotillion facilitator Sara Fakoury during a recent session hosted by the Millpond Steakhouse in Boykin. Fakoury guided the class of high school juniors and seniors through a session of dos and don'ts as they enjoyed a five-course meal prepared by Mark Price and Jamie Hecker of the Millpond Steakhouse. Servers included Kershaw County School District superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and several other local business men and women. Students from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central High Schol and Camden Military Academy were asked to dress up for ...

January 31, 2011 | | Localife


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FAC presents Seasons of the South

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present an original Earth Day celebration, Seasons of the South, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Wood Auditorium.

April 18, 2014 | | Localife


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


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