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KHGC meets Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club will start 2016 with its first meeting and program of the year at 3 p.m. Monday at 1819 Hobkirk Court, Camden.

January 08, 2016 | | People & Places

Decoda performs at White House

Several years ago, when the New York City-based chamber music ensemble Decoda was brainstorming "big dream" proposals, Claire Bryant suggested taking Decoda to the White House.

January 08, 2016 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

Miss Camden, Miss Camden Teen 2016

Grace Marie Smith was crowned Miss Camden 2016 and Cassandra Grace Gibson was crowned Miss Camden Teen 2016 on Saturday evening. Other winners from the night are as follows: Overall Ticket Sales, Garnet Robinson; Overall Ad Sales, Cassandra Grace Gibson; Teen Miss Congeniality, Cassandra Grace Gibson; Teen 1st runner up, Garnet Robinson and Miss Congeniality, Nigeria Myers. The Miss Camden Scholarship Program thanks Camden Military Academy for being a Gold Sponsor of the Miss Camden Pageant and Photography by Julie P.

January 05, 2016 | | People & Places

Kershaw County Master Gardeners offering monthly talks starting Saturday

Looking for a little help to grow that garden?

January 05, 2016 | | People & Places

2016 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen

Ten young ladies will compete for the titles of Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen 2016 Saturday evening, 6 p.m. at Camden High school. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advanced tickets can be purchased from any contestant. Email misscamden for more information.

January 01, 2016 | Tenell Felder | People & Places

Boykin Christmas Parade

January 01, 2016 | | People & Places

Rocking a good cause

Looking for a fun way to give back in 2016?

January 01, 2016 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

KCPR Christmas Card Contest winners announced

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department and First Palmetto Savings Bank recently sponsored their annual Christmas Card Contest. The contest is designed to give elementary school students in Kershaw County the opportunity to show off their creativity and artistic skills by sending a Christmas Card. It also gives students the chance to win cash prizes from First Palmetto.

December 25, 2015 | | People & Places

YallFest Book Festival

Students and staff from North Central Middle School and North Central High School recently attended the YallFest Book Festival in Charleston.. This was the 5th annual conference for young adult book authors, which included panel discussions and book signings. The group attended sessions from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. With 63 authors, various book publishers, and 12,000 fans in attendance there was much to see and hear. While in Charleston, the group also went by the Emanuel AME Church and visited the campuses of the Citadel and College of Charleston. Attendees included: (back row) Ross Freeman, Jessica Freeman ...

December 25, 2015 | | People & Places

Lorine celebrates 100 years

Lorine Stogsdill of Camden celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov. 30. She was born Nov. 30, 1915. Lorine celebrated with her family and friends during a huge party and enjoyed a lunch with her grandson, Richard Stogsdill. Her favorite activities are reading the Chronicle-Independent and The State. Lorine is pictured with her cat, Buttermilk.

December 25, 2015 | | People & Places

Richard Kirkland honored

A ceremony to honor the memory of Richard Kirkland, known as "The Angel of Mary's Heights," was held Dec. 12 in Quaker Cemetery.

December 22, 2015 | | People & Places

DAR celebrates 125th anniversary

The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently hosted a tea to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

December 22, 2015 | | People & Places

Girl Scouts collect for Operation Christmas Child

Area Girl Scout troops recently worked together to collect donations for Operation Christmas Child and Toys for Tots, Girl Scout Troop 3415, led by Katie Chmiel, Troops 1278 and 937, both led by Lindsey Cox and Emily Skufca and Troop 3444, led by Cathy Floyd, have collected donations and worked together to fill 70 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child as well as donate to the Toys for Tots organization. The troops are also visiting local nursing homes in the community to spread holiday cheer by caroling to the residents.

December 22, 2015 | | People & Places

Industrial division contributes $270,000 to UWKC

In July, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) kicked off it's 2016-2017 campaign by hosting its Industrial Division luncheon. Representatives from Kershaw County Industries set campaign goals and shared fund raising ideas. Since July, industrial companies in Kershaw County and their employees have raised more than $250,000.

December 18, 2015 | | People & Places

2015 Kershaw County Christmas Parade

December 16, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places

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Kershaw County Library Summer events

Camden Branch

May 27, 2016 | | People & Places

Confederate History Tour presentation Saturday

Looking for some interesting insights into Kershaw County's Confederate history?

May 27, 2016 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

Wil-Moore Farms to be featured in Ag + Art Tour June 18, 19

Wil-Moore Farms of 2173 Ridgeway Road in Lugoff will be the second of six farms featured next month during the huge Agri-tourism event taking place ...

May 24, 2016 | | People & Places

Boy Scouts to honor Mullikin

The Boy Scouts of America, Indian Waters Council, has named Tom Mullikin Kershaw County Citizen of the Year for 2016. Mullikin will be honored during ...

May 24, 2016 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

SCSSAR to host ceremony honoring Washington

In honor of President George Washington's visit to Camden in May 1791, the Col. Joseph Kershaw Chapter of the South Carolina Society of the ...

May 24, 2016 | | People & Places

BLYSS takes the stage for May’s Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on Friday, May 27 with BLYSS. The concert will ...

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places

Ceremony honors Confederate soldiers

Joseph B. Kershaw Camp No. 82 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and John D. Kennedy Chapter No. 308 of the United Daughters of the ...

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places

L-EHS honors former teacher

Former Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) teacher Liz Simon (center) cuts a ceremonial ribbon during a May 13 ceremony naming the lobby to the school's ...

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places

Veterans’ appreciation

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) accepts a plaque of appreciation presented to him by Camden American Legion Post No. 17's immediate past commander Clay ...

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places

Take a look back at Yesteryear

May 17, 2016 | | People & Places

Boykin Mill Farms featured in S.C. Ag + Art Tour

Boykin Mill Farms and the town of Boykin will be featured on the giant Agri-tourism event taking place in Kershaw County June 18 and 19.

May 10, 2016 | | People & Places


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