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Welcome to the Farm

Two children "welcome" visitors to Old McCaskill's Farm for a past Fall Family Farm Day. This year's event takes place Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will include hay rides, games, a pumkin patch, working saw and grits mills, a blacksmith, living history, horse rides, live music and "farm fresh" concessions. Admission is $5 per person, with children 2 and under getting in free. Old McCaskill Farms, 377 Cantey Lane in Rembert, can be found on the Web at www.oldmcaskillfarm.com. Call (803) 432-9637 for more information.

October 06, 2017 | | People & Places


KHGC meets Monday

The King Haigler Garden Club will meet on Monday. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. at Camden High School for a tour of the greenhouses with instructor Joey Hendrix. The social and business portion of the meeting will continue at 3 p.m. at the home of Grace Young. The theme for artistic arrangements is "October -- the fallen leaf -- orange, gold, brown, green, rust." Flowers and/or leaves can be used in the arrangement.

October 06, 2017 | | People & Places


Camden Garden Club meets Monday

The Camden Garden Club will meet Monday at the home of Sarah Reed. Her home has a large Koi pond and extensive Japanese Gardens. In the past, Sarah has spoke about the in depth planning, reasoning, and the purpose for all things in a Japanese garden.

October 06, 2017 | | People & Places


CCC's The Addams Family

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the Camden Community Theatre open the 2017-18 theatre season with The Addams Family - A New Musical on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. The production runs Friday through Sunday, October 13-15; and Friday through Sunday, October 20-21. Sunday performances are at 3 p.m. All other shows are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and can be purchased at (803) 425-7676; online at www.fineartscenter.org; or by stopping by the box office, 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden. The ...

October 06, 2017 | | People & Places


Dancing with the Stars

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County held its Dancing with The Stars fundraiser Sept. 23. The popular event benefits programming efforts of the FAC as it enters its 43rd season. Eight "stars" were paired with eight dancers as they competed for the coveted People's Choice, Judges' Technical Award Winner, and Entertainment Award trophies. Each performed one dance number followed by a short critique by the judges. The dances were intermingled with entertainment provided by the KFA Camden Crew dancers under the direction of Kelley's Fine Arts.

October 03, 2017 | | People & Places


Have a successful school year

High self-esteem: Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself. Having high self-esteem means you like yourself and feel confident in your ability to meet life's challenges. Low self-esteem means you do not feel good about yourself, and you are most likely to be influenced by negative peer pressure, not positive peer pressure.

September 26, 2017 | | People & Places


Blues returns for 21st year

Produced and presented by the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival celebrates its 21st year. Touted by blues aficionados as South Carolina's oldest continuous blues crawl, this year's event, scheduled for Oct. 5-7, features more than 21 artists in 15 venues over three days. Armbands are on sale now. The cost is $5 for Thursday, Oct. 5 and $10 each for Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 7. Armbands may be purchased by calling (803) 425-7676, visiting the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org, at the FAC box office, located at 810 ...

September 22, 2017 | | People & Places


Hobkirk Hill DAR kicks off 2017

The Hobkirk Hill Chapter NSDAR kicked off its new year with a meeting at Historic Camden's MaCaa's Tavern on Sept. 14. The chapter honored long time registrar, Phyllis Lyster Gale, for her dedicated service to the chapter. Ann Martin, chapter historian, presented Gale with a plaque noting her service. A duplicate plaque was given to the Camden Archives to be hung in the DAR research room.

September 22, 2017 | | People & Places


Invitations mailed, website posted for CHS 50th reunion

Invitations to the 50th reunion of Camden High School's Class of 1967 have been mailed to classmates with known addresses, and the reunion committee has created a website to share information and updates on the Oct.14 event.

September 22, 2017 | | People & Places


Historian to speak on Carolina Backcountry History at KCHS

A multi-faceted historian and author of several locally relevant books will speak at the Kershaw County Historical Society's 3 p.m. public program Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Robert Mills Courthouse, 607 Broad Street, Camden.

September 19, 2017 | | People & Places


Former USC football players visit DME students

Authors Langston Moore and Preston Thorne, who are also former University of South Carolina football players, visited with all Doby's Mill Elementary School students, sharing their book, "#justachicken," and talking about the importance of reading and writing. They also had lunch with a select group of 4th and 5th grade boys, offering leadership and motivational advice.

September 19, 2017 | | People & Places


Yesteryear Pictures - Sept. 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 | | People & Places


Dancing with the Stars returns to FAC

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County invites you to an evening of dance and entertainment at its fifth annual presentation of Dancing with the Stars. A FUNdraiser for the Center. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Wood Auditorium. A cocktail hour and voting period will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. with light hors d'oeuvres from Ashley's at Old McCaskill's Farm, followed by the performance at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 and are on sale now. The event is sponsored by McDonald's of Camden/Sensor Enterprises.

September 15, 2017 | | People & Places


Big bass

Twins James and Caroline Reames, both 11, of Camden, recently landed these lunkers while fishing on family property in Kershaw County. The big fish, both largemouth bass, were caught on two different days from the same pond. James' was 12 pounds (first picture). Caroline, shown here with her dad, Rick (second picture), caught hers a week later and it was 8 pounds.

September 12, 2017 | | People & Places


CCG season starts

The new season is about to begin for members of the Camden Garden Club. During the summer, club officers were busy planning, arranging and getting things ready. They weren't the only ones staying busy. During the summer, members took turns watering the flowers in the planters at the intersections of Broad and DeKalb streets and Broad and Rutledge streets. This is a huge undertaking with the South Carolina heat. Luckily, the club had help from the Liz Gillard with the city of Camden, who alternated days in the watering. The plants are pink bogavilla.

September 08, 2017 | | People & Places


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Landslide on stage at Finally Friday

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will hold its Finally Friday Free Concert Series this Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m ...

April 24, 2018 | | People & Places


Food for the Soul Volunteers

Kershaw County Realtors Melissa Kinlaw (left) and Mindy Player (right) volunteer for Food For the Soul in Kershaw County by serving lunch to those in ...

April 24, 2018 | | People & Places


Miles Gardner speaks at Bethune Woman's Club

Lynches Fork Historical Society President Steven Stokes (right) with historian and author Miles Gardner show off Gardner's latest book during the society's April ...

April 24, 2018 | | People & Places


Palmetto Pony Club Stick Horse Races at The Carolina Cup

The Palmetto Pony Club hosted the first ever Stick Horse Races at The Carolina Cup March 31, at the Springdale Race Course in Camden. The ...

April 17, 2018 | | People & Places


Local members attend 4-H Legislative Day

4-H members and volunteer leaders and parents from area Kershaw County 4-H community clubs attended 4-H Legislative Day at the South Carolina State House on ...

April 17, 2018 | | People & Places


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