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Yesteryear in Pictures - Feb. 2, 2018

February 02, 2018 | Collected from the Camden Archives and Museum Submitted by Johnny Deal | People & Places

Unique exhibits at Irish Fest Camden

Little leprechauns, Irish wolfhounds, Gypsy Vanner horses, hawks, and knights in armored combat will be among the unique exhibits at Irish Fest Camden (IFC) on Saturday, March 3. The festival, in its second year, is expected to grow tremendously and has added several new and unique attractions.

January 30, 2018 | | People & Places

Kershaw County Library Events for February

The library will be closed Feb. 19.

January 30, 2018 | | People & Places

Pitchforks return to FAC Feb. 2

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County announces the return of the popular all-male a cappella group, The Pitchforks of Duke University, to the Wood Auditorium stage on Friday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. The Pitchforks' repertoire includes covers of both old and new pop music. Tickets are on sale now and are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the FAC box office located at 810 Lyttleton Street, by phone at (803) 425-7676 or online at The concert is made possible through the generosity of Bob Sheheen.

January 26, 2018 | | People & Places

Feral hog workshop February 6

The Kershaw County Conservation District will host a special workshop on managing feral hogs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Kershaw County School District Administrative Offices, 2029 W. DeKalb St., Camden.

January 26, 2018 | | People & Places

Irish Fest is March 3

The second annual Irish Fest Camden (IFC) will be held on Saturday, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Rutledge Street between Broad and Church Streets in downtown Camden. Gates open at 10:30 a.m.

January 23, 2018 | | People & Places

Two queens crowned

January 19, 2018 | | People & Places

KCMA music competition Feb. 10

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA), an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold its annual music scholarship competition on Saturday, Feb. 10 in the Wood Auditorium on the FAC campus. The deadline for submissions is February 2. Applications, along with rules and regulations, can be found on the FAC website at There is a $5 application fee.

January 16, 2018 | | People & Places

Highland games come to Camden

In March 2018, Camden will join the ranks of South Carolina cities Aiken, Charleston, Greenville, Clover, Myrtle Beach and Columbia to host a NASGA-certified Highland Games. NASGA, the North American Scottish Games Athletics, was founded in 1976 and is dedicated to the promotion and understanding of Scottish Heavy Events competition in North America. The 2018 games will be held during the 2nd Annual Irish Fest Camden on Saturday, March 3, beginning with an opening ceremony at 11 a.m. at the corner of Rutledge and Church streets.

January 12, 2018 | | People & Places

First Palmetto Bank partnered with Food for the Soul

First Palmetto Bank again partnered with Food for the Soul for its annual Christmas charity drive to help the less fortunate in Kershaw County. Nearly 1,200 items totaling 8,000 pounds were donated by bank employees, who competed against each other in evenly-divided teams to raise donations. The list of donated items expanded this year to include detergents, paper towels, plates and other items in addition to non-perishable foods and other dry goods.

January 05, 2018 | | People & Places

CGC meets at Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting at Pinegrove Plantation, the home of Elizabeth Fort. The classic Southern house has a wonderful wrap-around porch, and is nestled among huge pecan trees.

January 05, 2018 | | People & Places

KHGC meets Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet at 3 p.m. Monday at Springdale Hall Club.

January 05, 2018 | | People & Places

Lugoff Garden Club meets Jan. 15

Dr. Ellen Vincent, extension associate and environmental landscape specialist for the school of Agriculture, Forestry, and Environmental Science at Clemson University will be the guest speaker for the Lugoff Garden Club's Monday, Jan. 15 meeting.

January 05, 2018 | | People & Places

Community Holiday Fair

Bethune Elementary School recently hosted a Community Holiday Fair. During the hustle and bustle of vendors and shoppers, third grade student Ren Schweikert was spotted sitting alone with a sign reading "Stories- twenty five cents!" Bethune's custodian, Mr. Roy Miller, could not resist the cuteness and stopped to hear a story from Ren.

December 29, 2017 | | People & Places

Carolina Jazz Society House Band - Circa 1970

Left to right: Jim Spruill, banjo; Ralph Goodwin, piano; Johnny Haynes, bass; Tommy Wix, clarinet; Larry Conger, cornet; Jerry Boyer, tuba; Charlie Bornemann, trombone; Tony Torre, drums. Many Camdenites attended monthly concerts in Columbia (and still do) and, due to Larry Conger's influence, the band did an occasional concert here in Camden.

December 29, 2017 | | People & Places

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