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Hengst employees drop the pounds

Employees of Hengst of North America recently concluded Hengst's Biggest Loser contest. Hengst, which manufactures motor vehicle parts, had 89 participants from their Camden and Warren, Michigan sites lose a total of 367 pounds between April 1 and June 30. Prizes were awarded to the top three biggest losers.

August 03, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Larry Doby ballpark reception

On July 26, a reception was hosted by the Camden Archives following the Larry Doby forever stamp unveiling ceremony. The Camden Fire Department assisted by grilling hot dogs, serving popcorn, Coca-Colas and peanuts.

July 30, 2012 | Tenell Felder Chronicle Independent | People & Places


DAR representatives

July 23, 2012 | | People & Places


CLASS act

The 2012 CLASS (Camden Lugoff Area Shag Society) Shag Blast was held June 9 at the Camden Shrine Club. The annual event is the club's major fundraiser, and this year's was a night of "great food, great music and great fellowship," according to CLASS Shag Blast Chairman Ray Amyette. With the support of sponsors, club members and others, CLASS donated $3,400 -- $1,700 each – to the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County and Food for the Soul of Kershaw County. On hand for the presentation were (from left) Deb McAbee, Patsy Bryant, Keith Williamson, Steve Van Horn ...

July 23, 2012 | | People & Places


CHS Class of ’72 reunion scheduled for Sept. 29

The Camden High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40th reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 29 at the Camden Shrine Club.

July 23, 2012 | | People & Places


Localife: Corn shucks

Challengers in the Kershaw County Farmers Market's recent corn shucking contest ripped into the competition with gusto. Despite the day starting with intense temperatures, the community gathered at the downtown Camden venue to enjoy a live DJ, food, fun and, of course, corn.

July 20, 2012 | By Porche' Matthews Special to the C-I | People & Places


‘Pass the Plate’ for Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul, the Camden-based ministry that provides meals to the hungry and temporary emergency shelter and services for the homeless in Kershaw County, is conducting its second annual "Pass the Plate" fundraising campaign. The campaign, which will conclude Aug. 12, asks local civic groups, community organizations, businesses and churches around the county to "pass the plate" to support the organization in its efforts to end hunger and homelessness in Kershaw County.

July 18, 2012 | | People & Places


The Habitat Store celebrates anniversary with new mascot, sale

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County will celebrate its fourth anniversary this week. For the proud and special occasion, The Habitat Store will have a "Mascot Sale" and introduce its new mascot -- Prissy Britches.

July 18, 2012 | By Porche' Matthews Special to the C-I | People & Places


Fourth of July parade

The Camden First Baptist Church Children's saluted the Fourth of July with its annual parade. Heading out at 9:30 a.m. July 3, the center's children and staff -- dressed in red, white and blue and wearing festive hats -- walked through downtown carrying banners and waving flags, inspiring the holiday spirit in business neighbors. In all, 21 teachers and 65 youngsters – infants through fifth-graders – celebrated the patriotic holiday.

July 18, 2012 | | People & Places


Legacy Run

Four members of American Legion Post 195 of Lugoff participated in the American Legion Riders (ALR) of South Carolina's statewide Legacy Scholarship Fund Benefit Run in April.

July 18, 2012 | | People & Places


Camden native pens book that asks: coincidence or divine creation?

Kathryn Hewitt became pregnant at 15. Her mother was determined that she wouldn't become a statistic, so Hewitt continued her education and went on to college while raising her son. It was extremely challenging, the Camden native recalls, and on more than one occasion she thought she couldn't do it … but she did.

July 16, 2012 | | People & Places


Trees get thirsty, too

Summer is officially here and we now have the temperatures to prove it! Along with high temperatures come afternoon showers and sometimes downright gully-washer rains. These rain events can be quite dramatic and appear like many inches have fallen from the sky. Unfortunately, most times this is not the case. Even in the rare occasions when we do actually get close to 1 inch of rain, it falls so hard and fast that the ground has little time to absorb it.

July 13, 2012 | By Liz Gilland Camden Urban Forester | People & Places


Sizzling sounds

As if a Kershaw County summer needed more sizzle, that's what music fans will get when Jammin' in July returns Saturday to Historic Camden for the 17th edition of the popular evening of music.

July 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | People & Places


Hobkirk Hill Chapter DAR awards first scholarships

This is the first year the Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has given (DAR) scholarships. For the past three years, we have had luncheons to raise money for a high school senior. Members of the DAR and benevolent citizens have contributed enough so that we are able to donate $500 scholarships to the following deserving seniors. These students have shown an interest in preserving history. They have participated in community activities and achieved high academic standards.

July 09, 2012 | By ANN MARTIN Special to the C-I | People & Places


Mitchell, Clemson team engineer water system for Haitian village

Joshua Mitchell of Elgin traveled to Haiti in June with Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries for the dedication of a water system in an area that has been plagued by cholera since the 2010 earthquake that leveled the country's capital.

July 09, 2012 | | People & Places


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Camden High School Students of the Month, January

February 17, 2017 | | People & Places


Clemson, 4-H offering spring projects

The Clemson Extension and 4-H will soon be offering spring projects, including raising chickens and planting gardens.

February 17, 2017 | | People & Places


EQUUS Film Festival begins Feb. 17

The internationally acclaimed EQUUS Film Festival Winners Tour returns to Camden for the second year this weekend. The city of Camden has been selected as ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Junior League ‘Belle of the Ball’ Boutique day is Feb. 25

Do you have a gently used dress that could still shine at a prom?

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


NCMS Shadowing Experience

North Central Middle School recently collaborated with area elementary schools to make School to Work job shadowing experiences with faculty and staff a success for ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Happy 90th Birthday, James A. Williams

James A. (Jimmie) Williams Jr. celebrates his 90th birthday today, February 14. His family wishes him a happy birthday from his wife of 65 years ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Miss Gold and Black, 2017

February 10, 2017 | | People & Places


King Haiglar Garden Club meets Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet Monday at 3 p.m. Julie Trott will host members and guests at 1711 Fair St., Camden. Mary ...

February 10, 2017 | | People & Places


Love Letters returns to FAC for Valentine’s Day

Just in time for your Valentine's Day planning, the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is delighted to announce the return of a ...

February 07, 2017 | | People & Places


Miss Lugoff-Elgin to be held Feb. 11

Lugoff-Elgin High School will host the Miss Lugoff-Elgin and Junior Miss Lugoff-Elgin pageants Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the ...

February 07, 2017 | | People & Places


“A Vanishing Southland” author to speak at Elgin KCL

Author Tom Poland will speak about his book, "A Vanishing Southland: The Loss of Ways and Traditions," at the Kershaw County Library's Elgin Branch ...

February 07, 2017 | | People & Places


Project WARM provides home repairs to Kershaw County residents

To say Project W.A.R.M. is successful is an obvious statement; however, a more accurate summation may be that Project W.A.R ...

February 03, 2017 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


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