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Celebrating 109 years

Ethel Maxcy Griffin celebrates her 109th birthday on June 30th. Griffin was born in 1907 at Bradford Springs in Lee County. She worked at a department store in Sumter until 1941. She and her husband lived in five different states until his death in 1958. She moved to Camden to raise her children, Charles and Juanita. She started working for Belk's Department store in 1959 and worked there for the next 36 years, until she was 88 years old, retiring three different times. She has been a very popular lady all her life, from the "flapper" years to the ...

June 27, 2016 | | People & Places


First annual kids’ 4th of July parade in downtown Camden, July 2

Kids are invited to show their patriotic spirit by decorating their bicycles, scooters and wagons, and wearing their red, white and blue for the first annual Kids' Fourth of July Parade in downtown Camden. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Participants are asked to meet at Camden City Hall at 10 a.m. dressed in their parade regalia. At 10:30, a volunteer drum and fife corps, assembled for the occasion and under the direction of Robert Slade, will lead the parade down Rutledge Street to Broad Street where it will end. This is a free ...

June 24, 2016 | | People & Places


Arts Arising underway

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is proud to host and produce the Arts Arising Summer Program on its campus again this year. This special arts program began in 1988 through a partnership with the Kershaw County School District. This year, 134 children from Kershaw County schools are participating.

June 24, 2016 | | People & Places


Camden 1st UMC celebrates pastor’s anniversary

Camden First United Methodist Church will celebrate Rev. Larry D. McCutcheon's first anniversary on Sunday during its regular 11 a.m. worship service. Rev. McCutcheon came to Camden First after completing 11 years of service at Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg. Rev. McCutcheon is described as an outstanding "people's person" wherein he effectively relates to and works with all segments of the church. However, he has a special gift in relating to and connecting with the youth and children of the church. Beyond the church, he serves as a Youth Arbitrator in the 5th Circuit Youth Arbitration ...

June 24, 2016 | | People & Places


School Days

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk & Run celebrates seventh year

The Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk and Run, will be held on Saturday August 20, 2016. The 5k Walk and Run will begin at 8 a.m.. The newly certified, out and back course starts and finishes at the historic Springdale Race Course in Camden. The course is a true "road race" as it all takes place on pavement.

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


Double Naught Spies to play last Finally Friday

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will have the last Finally Friday of the season this Friday, June 24 with some good 'ole rock n' roll featuring The Double Naught Spies. The concert will take place from 6 to8:30 p.m. in the Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be the stage of the Wood Auditorium. Finally Friday is sponsored by Duke Energy, NBSC, Alpine Agency, Graham Realty, Gadgets of Camden, and City Laundry & Cleaners. The FAC would like to thank Kevin Taylor (KT Music & Sound) for producing another great series.

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


Q&A with Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen

Miss Camden, Grace Smith and Miss Camden Teen, Cassandra Gibson will head to Columbia today to begin preliminaries for the Miss South Carolina 2016 pageant. Preliminaries will be held June 21-23 with the final Teen Competition on June 24 and the final Miss Competition on June 25.

June 17, 2016 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


UWKC receives $5,000 grant

The Building Industry Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC). The UWKC is helping 22 homeowners in Kershaw County with flooring issues, broken cabinets, window and door damage from swelling and contracting, plumbing concerns and washed out driveways. In receiving the donation, UWKC President Donny Supplee stated, "When business and non-profits come together great things happen". Since the flood in October 2015, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation has provided grants of $115,000 to support neighbors across the state that were flood victims. The Building Industry Charitable Foundation, is a South Carolina ...

June 17, 2016 | | People & Places


Free farm tour this weekend

Seldom Rest Farm at 1410 Jones Road in the northern edge of the county, will be featured along with five Kershaw County farms during the state's largest free farm agri-tourism event -- The 2016 Ag + Art Tour, June 18 and 19.

June 17, 2016 | | People & Places


Goat Daddy’s Farm featured on KC Ag + Art Tour

Goat Daddy's Farm at 144 Tomahawk Trail in Elgin is the fifth of six farms featured during the huge farm tour event taking place in Kershaw County next weekend. Tucked away in the woods, "Goat Daddy's," is an eco-friendly hot spot for everyone who loves farming and the outdoors.

June 14, 2016 | | People & Places


Historic Camden Foundation to host lecturer June 30

The Historic Camden Foundation will host celebrated lecturer Dr. Andrew J. O'Shaughnessy June 30 at the Kershaw-Cornwallis House.

June 14, 2016 | | People & Places


Waldo returning to Camden in July

Where's Waldo? In Camden, South Carolina, of course! The famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more. From Pink Stable at 1011 Church Street to Ole Timey Meat Market at 405 Rutledge Street, and from Littlefield Growers at 907 Broad Street to Mulberry Market at 536 DeKalb Street Waldo figures will be well hidden in local business establishments. Find Waldo is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for ...

June 10, 2016 | | People & Places


Palmetto Girls State 2016 Delegates

June 10, 2016 | | People & Places


‘Rosie the Riveter’ honored in Monument Square

June 07, 2016 | | People & Places


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Wateree Elementary School vocabulary parade

After reading the story Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Frasier, fifth grade students from Wateree Elementary School recently participated in their very own ...

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KCMA announces scholarship winners

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA,) an affiliate of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) has announced the winners of the 2017 Music ...

March 14, 2017 | | People & Places


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FAC celebrates Youth Arts Month

March is Youth Arts Month and the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC,) along with the Camden Community Theatre (CCT) are pleased to present ...

March 10, 2017 | | People & Places


The FAC celebrates Black History Month

The Multi-Cultural Committee of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces plans for the Gospel Fest and Heritage Tea -- annual events celebrating Black ...

February 24, 2017 | | People & Places


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