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School programs, students improve with proper support

I would first like to thank everyone personally that supported the North Central and Lugoff Elgin marching bands as they traveled to Disney World in February to march in Disney parades. Both ensembles had great performances and both were very well complimented by the Disney staff, parents, and visitors to the Disney parks. Thank you again to everyone that financially supported these two ensembles.

March 18, 2011 | Dylan Sims NCHS Columnist | Localife


Annual race raises money for CMC

The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County will hold its fourth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run and 10k run on April 16 at 8:30 a.m.

March 18, 2011 | | Localife


RFL Mike McClendon Team sells luminaries, honors community members

The Kershaw County American Cancer Society Relay for Life Mike McClendon Team will host a different fundraiser this year.

March 18, 2011 | By E. Mike McClendon | Localife


Bethesda Presbyterian Church honors one of its own

On February 20, 2011 Johnny Miller (center) received The Celtic Cross Award for his outstanding work in scouting and the church. From left, Wateree District Commissioner Jim Bradshaw, District Committee Member Art Graham, Miller, District Committee Member Walter Smith and Wateree District Chairman John Stephenson helped with the presentation.

March 16, 2011 | | Localife


Cold treats on a hot day

Keri Anderson and her daughter, Rylee, of Camden First Baptist kindergarten and child care, 1201 Broad St., enjoy ice cream treats at the Ice Cream Truck owed by Brian Kelly.

March 16, 2011 | | Localife


Boykin artist wins ‘best in show’

Denise L. Greer, an artist in Boykin, recently won "Best In Show" out of 79 entries at the Trenholm Artist's Guild (TAG) Show. It is being held at the HoFP Gallery in Columbia. The show will be on display till March 25.

March 16, 2011 | | Localife


FAC to host Kitchen Tour Saturday

It's time to make your plans for the 2011 Camden Kitchen Tour and Pottery & Garden Sale. Presented by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC), this biennial event takes place on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring a group and tour kitchens in gorgeous homes in Kershaw County. View several homes, have lunch at one of the many fabulous dining establishments and then continue your tour!

March 16, 2011 | | Localife


U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating safety class

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a safe boating class on May 7 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The boating class will be held at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office training room in Lugoff. The address is 821 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff.

March 14, 2011 | | Localife


Happy 60th Anniversary!

Fred and Gloria Clements were married 60 years ago today on March 14, 1951. Fred is originally from Vesuvius, Va., and Gloria was born in Fort Lawn, S.C. They have lived in Camden their entire 60 years and their children are Diane (Danny) Robinson of Camden, Andy (Dian) Clements of Huntsville, Ala., Phyllis Clements of Columbia, and the late Bobby Clements. They have 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and a cherished and sweet dog named Christie, who protects them and their home and gives them daily love and comfort. Their family and friends wish them congratulations and best wishes ...

March 14, 2011 | | Localife


USC football player makes Camden mother proud

Last month, Kenny Davis (left) made his mother, teammates and community proud. Davis, a defensive tackle for the USC Gamecocks, is a former student of North Central High School and a graduate of Newberry High School. He is the son of Thomasenia Robinson of Camden, a property manager of Palmer Place Apartments. He is the grandson of Louella Outten of Camden and Audree A. Clark of Cassatt. Davis, along with his roommate, running back Kenny Miles (right), paid a visit to Thomas Counts (middle) in February. Counts is a diehard Gamecock fan from Prosperity, and has battled cancer for two ...

March 11, 2011 | | Localife


Camden Garden Club to gather at Proctor Hall

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at Proctor Hall. There will be no program and it will be a closed business meeting and new officers will be elected.

March 11, 2011 | | Localife


King Haiglar Garden Club to hold meeting Monday

The March meeting of the King Haiglar Garden Club will be hosted by Mrs. Janice Mahoney at 417 Hampton St., Camden. The group will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Monday. Carolyn Brown and Julie Trott will co-host.

March 11, 2011 | | Localife


It’s youth arts month at the FAC

March is Youth Arts Month at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County! Join us for a celebration of the arts featuring work by Kershaw County students displayed at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC), as well as the Youth Production of Snow White featuring more than 80 local children. Snow White runs March 10-13 in the Wood Auditorium. Evening performances begin at 7:00 p.m., with the Sunday matinee at 3:00 p.m. Tickets to the production are $7.

March 09, 2011 | | Localife


Read Across America

Schools across Kershaw County celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday March 2 by having community volunteers read to students.

March 09, 2011 | | Localife


Eagle Scout finishes project for Historic Camden

Alex Webster (far left, back row) built an adult-size pillory as his Eagle Scout project last month for the Historic Camden Revolutionary War site. Webster, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 38, is a junior at Camden Military Academy. He is the son of George and Carol Webster of York, Pa. Scout Master Greg Simonson (far right) stands with Webster and other boy scouts from Troop No. 38 (from left), Patrick Redmon, Tristan Dan Aken and Ian Redmon.

March 07, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Localife


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Auditions set for Kelley’s Fine Arts Camden Crew Junior and Camden Crew Senior Dance teams

Summer dance students will have the opportunity to audition for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA) Junior and Senior Camden Crew Dance Teams, Friday, July 25 in the FAC Dance Studio. Times are set by dance styles and are as follows:

July 21, 2014 | | Localife


Camden Lions Club installs new officers

The Camden Lions Club recently installed new officers and thanked the community for its support of club programs, having collected more than 1,300 pairs of used eye glasses. Boxes are located at the Food Lion shopping center in Lugoff, Rubin Eye Care Center in the K-Mart shopping center, the Walmart Vision Center, Belk and the Food Lion shopping center in Dusty Bend. The club supplied these glasses to local church groups for those in need in Honduras and Guatemela. Camden Lions have also assisted with eye operations and hearing aids for the needy. The club meets on the second ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


The karate kid

Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


KC Council on Aging -- ‘focal point’ for seniors in the community

For more than 38 years, the Kershaw County Council on Aging (KCCOA) has provided services and programs for residents in Kershaw County aged 60 and above. These services and programs have been delivered in compliance to the Older Americans Act of 1965, the Administration of Aging, the Lieutenant Governor's Office, South Carolina Network's Policies and Procedures, the Santee-Lynches AAA/ADRC Policies and Procedures and all associated laws and regulations.

July 16, 2014 | | Localife


Column: Big green city

One of the things I enjoy most about what I do is being invited to cities around the country. Whether I'm speaking at conferences, banding birds or taking part in archaeological digs, I look forward to being able to spend time in places that are different from small town South Carolina. One of the draws for me is getting to see the way other places address conservation issues. I absolutely love seeing the various approaches to environmental issues by municipalities and hearing ideas from diverse groups of conservationists. My most recent trip was no different, giving me hope that ...

July 16, 2014 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Localife


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