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St. Timothy’s dedicates day to serving Kershaw County charities

Saturday, Saint Timothy's Lutheran Church participated in Operation Inasmuch, a day of service celebrated each spring by congregations of Lutheran churches in South Carolina. The effort is inspired by the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 25 that "inasmuch as we serve the least of these we serve Him."

April 09, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Broad Street home certified as historic landmark

Recently, the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) and the city of Camden certified 1707 Broad St. as an historic landmark.

April 07, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Cheer Invasion All-stars win big in Myrtle Beach

The Cheer Invasion All-stars (CIA) invaded Myrtle Beach last weekend! CIA, the competitive cheer team from Spirit Athletics in Lugoff, attended a National cheerleading competition in Myrtle Beach, March 21-23. All four of Spirit Athletics' teams came home with a national title.

April 02, 2014 | | Localife


Margaret Lloyd ‘Celebration of Life’ to be held at FAC Sunday

Margaret Lloyd moved with her husband, Richard W. Lloyd, to Camden in the early 1950's and both embraced the community. They donated land and buildings for the community center (Price House), the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County (Douglas-Reed Building) and the nucleus of what became the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. The family is planning a small memorial garden at the FAC to honor both of their parents.

April 02, 2014 | | Localife


Guild blacksmith at Historic Camden

If you get mesmerized watching skilled blacksmiths work the forge, then plan to stop by Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. At the site's traditional forge and assorted portable forges, will be members of the Philip Simmons Artist-Blacksmith Guild of South Carolina.

April 02, 2014 | | Localife


Kershaw County schools celebrate, practice art

By HALEY ATKINSON

March 31, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


2014 first quarter Chance Art presentation

Jo Griffith won the first Chance Art prize from Camden Art this year. Griffith was happy to receive her original work of art from Jane Hannon – a local professional artist from Camden. The original work of art was a wonderful example of contemporary art. Griffith said she was surprised to win but plans on collecting more of Hannon's work.

March 31, 2014 | | Localife


Pasture management workshop to be held

A pasture management workshop, open to Kershaw County Landowners, will be held April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch provided. It will be held at the Clemson Sandhill Recreation Lakehouse at 900 Clemson Road in Columbia.

March 31, 2014 | | Localife


Operation Inasmuch to benefit KC non-profits

Each spring, congregations of Lutheran Churches in South Carolina participate in a designated day of service, inspired by the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 25 that "inasmuch as we serve the least of these, we serve Him." Operation Inasmuch is a movement of churches across America, a Compassion Revolution, which calls church members to move out of their seats and into the streets to serve their neighbors.

March 31, 2014 | | Localife


2014 first quarter Chance Art presentation

Jo Griffith won the first Chance Art prize from Camden Art this year. Griffith was happy to receive her original work of art from Jane Hannon – a local professional artist from Camden. The original work of art was a wonderful example of contemporary art. Griffith said she was surprised to win but plans on collecting more of Hannon's work.

March 31, 2014 | | Localife


Patriot’s Day at BDK

Mrs. Robin Sowell's fourth grade class at Baron deKalb Elementary School recently recognized Patriot's Day. Patriot's Day is part of the "Why America is Free" curriculum. During this event, students were immersed in the Revolutionary Era and rotated in groups through different stations that included the language of the fan, militia training, the taking of the tea, quill and ink writing, historic games and a Colonial dance.

March 28, 2014 | | Localife


A.W. Duo concert tonight

A.W. Duo, a piano and cello duo made up of pianist Alyona Aksyonova and cellist James Waldo, will perform a benefit concert at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden tonight. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the church, 1315 Lyttleton St.. Proceeds from the concert will support Heartfelt Home Repair, Grace Church's ministry to the elderly and underprivileged.

March 28, 2014 | | Localife


A lesson in foraging...with the Lugoff Garden Club

By HALEY ATKINSON

March 28, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


California Dreaming -- a musical journey through the 60’s and 70’s

Performers from Springer Theatricals will take audience members to a time when folk music met rock music and gave birth to an explosion of music that was danceable, easy to sing and oh so romantic when the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County presents the national tour of California Dreaming on Apr. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and military. California Dreaming is sponsored by Powers & Gregory Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors. The performance will be preceded by a cocktail hour from 7 to 8 p ...

March 26, 2014 | | Localife


ATEC students honored at health conference

Students enrolled in the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) health science and honors biomed programs won first, second and third place medals in statewide health occupations competition for high schools held March 12-14 in North Charleston.

March 26, 2014 | | Localife


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Remembering the good old school days

While the Kershaw County School District employees were meeting at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Aug. 12, some of the retired faculty and staff members from Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (formerly on Lakeshore Drive) socialized at Hall's Restaurant in Lugoff.

September 01, 2014 | | Localife


Blaney Principal Ed Yount dresses up as promised

Blaney Elementary's Principal, Mr. Ed Yount, is a man of his word. He challenged Blaney's teachers and students to raise $1500 for the United Way during the first week of school, and if the challenge was met, he would come to school dressed as a woman. As of Friday, August 22, $1530 was raised and Mr. Yount kept his promise by arriving on August 29th in costume.

September 01, 2014 | | Localife


Camden native accomplishes college dream at 73

Camden native, Frances Newman recently completed her college degree from Emmanuel College in Franklin, Ga., at the age of 73 with a 3.4 GPA. She was also awarded the president's award for Certification of Accommodation.

September 01, 2014 | | Localife


First day of school fun at Wateree Elementary

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


Pinkerton selected to serve as Leader Dog Program coordinator

Long time member of the Lions International Club, Rich Pinkerton, was recently selected to serve as the club's regional coordinator for the Leader Dog Program for North and South Carolina.

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


Fine Arts Center to host annual meeting

The Fine Arts Center will host its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at the FAC in the Jim and Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing and Shull Pavilion.

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


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