The Camden Junior Welfare League announces the tour sites for the 34th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 3 to 8 p.m. Twelve sites are featured on the tour and proceeds benefit children in need in Kershaw County.
Dealing with loss of a loved one is hard no matter what time of year, but it's especially hard during the holidays.
The Kershaw County Farmers Market will bustle with extra energy Saturday in celebration of its annual Farm Day.
Camden resident Mary Margaret Green, a student at Thomas Sumter Academy in Dalzell, was chosen last month by members of her class to represent the ninth grade in the school's homecoming court. Her escort that evening was ninth grade class president Drake McCormick of Sumter. Thomas Sumter's varsity football team trounced Richard Winn Academy 34 to 0 during the homecoming game, a contributing step toward Thomas Sumter's 10-1 season and current SCISA Region AA Championship standing, the school's fourth year in a row.
In the spring of 2010, John and Samantha Smith* found themselves in a though situation. Their landlord decided to sell the home they were living in and John still couldn't find a steady job. At that time, they were living in Richland County.
Food for the Soul announced today that Fred Ogburn has been named Director of the Camden-based ministry that provides meals to the hungry and homeless.
Keeping a promise he made to a group of fifth graders at Bethune Elementary School in 2005, Clifton Harryton Anderson (far right), a retired mental health professional, volunteer mentor and the recipient of the Order of the Silver Crescent, the state's highest honor for volunteer and community service, has made unannounced regular visits with the students each year since 2005. In the beginning, he spoke with the students about peer pressure, bullying, anger, self-esteem, attitude, making healthy decisions and adapting to new situations during their educational journey. Oct. 26, he visited the students, who are in the eleventh grade ...
The Little Miss/Teen Miss Camden-Kershaw County pageant was held on Oct. 23 in Camden. The winners in each category will represent Camden and Kershaw County in the Little Miss South Carolina pageant to be held in Hartsville, June 2011. The winners in the younger divisions are:
Jenny Elyand of Lugoff took home a first place ribbon for her cake (pictured above) in the S.C. State Fair Home and Craft Cake Decorating contest. Elyand competed in the amateur division and won a $37 for her efforts. This is the first cake she has entered in a contest. "I've been making cakes as a hobby for a while, but I never did anything like this," she said. "It really wasn't as hard as it looks."
Tyler Hand, above, built a prayer garden as his Eagle Scout Project for the Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. Tyler is a senior patrol leader in Troop 303, Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. The troop is part of the Wateree district of the Indian Waters Council. Tyler has been a scout since starting as a tiger cub in first grade. He is currently attending Lugoff-Elgin High School as a freshman. Tyler has earned 24 merit badges including 12 Eagle badges. Tyler broke ground for his Eagle Scout project at the end of August and recently competed it. Tyler ...
When you think of something competitive, what do you think about? Most people relate it to a sport, such as football or basketball. When I think of something competitive, I think about marching band. Every year, thousands of high school students across the state work from mid-July through October to prepare for marching band competitions. This is no different in our county. This year, all three high schools: Lugoff-Elgin, Camden, and North Central bands all participated in competitions this season.
The 2010 Lights of Lugoff Parade will be held Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. As in the past, the parade will travel down U.S. 1 from the BP Station to S.C. 34, or the McDonald's. The Lights of Lugoff Parade is one of the few night time parades in the state. The annual parade sponsor is the Lugoff Optimist Club along with local businesses. Parade entry forms can be obtained at the First Palmetto Bank in Lugoff or by visiting www.lightsoflugoff.com. For questions, contact parade chairperson Sherri Bar at 420-0146.
Polly Todd of Camden celebrated her 90th birthday on Nov. 6. She is the widow of the late Archie "Bubber" Todd Jr. She was born Nov. 6, 1920 in Anderson and moved to Camden in 1970 with her family. She retired from teaching math at Camden High School in 1982. Mrs. Todd celebrated her birthday last Saturday with family and friends at Pinedale Residential Center in Camden.
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is being observed across the country the week before Thanksgiving. The Kershaw County Housing Partnership is sponsoring the following local events with the hope that all citizens will participate in at least one event.
The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County offers out patient care to Kershaw County residents who have no health insurance and can not pay for health care or medications. The clinic is recruiting volunteers to staff the front desk, to screen new patients for eligibility, to fill medication orders and to serve on special event and fundraising committees. There is also a special need for health professionals such as RN's, CNA's, or Medical Assistants to take vital signs and blood sugar levels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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