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A calling for cabbage ... and cash

Kids across America are growing (and some are earning) a lot of "green" participating in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program.

January 03, 2011 | | Localife


Students ‘Live United,’ donate money

Students from North Central High School presented a $4,000 check to United Way of Kershaw County during the December board meeting. The students have raised money all year from selling snow cones, hot chocolate, pizza and hosting a bonfire dance.

December 31, 2010 | Keri Boyce | Localife


After the holidays, let Christmas trees benefit fish and wildlife

Instead of letting your Christmas tree take up space in a landfill this year, state natural resources officials suggest giving it a second life by putting it to good use for fish or wildlife.

December 31, 2010 | | Localife


Best seat in the house

Cars begin to pile up on Boykin Mill Road in Rembert as spectators prepare for the 17th annual Boykin Christmas Parade held Dec. 19.

December 29, 2010 | Mark Houde Carolina Sports Photography | Localife


MHAKC presents special awards at annual membership meeting

Mental Health America of Kershaw County held its 48th annual membership dinner meeting, Nov. 11, in the fellowship center at First Baptist in Camden. The speaker was John Brown, a mental health specialist and an Episcopal priest who is a chaplain with Columbia Area Mental Health Clinic. He was introduced by Richard Guess, executive director of Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Center in Sumter.

December 29, 2010 | | Localife


CFD presents firefighters with awards during Christmas party

In these photographs, the Camden Fire Department (CFD) awards its annual Chief Carl S. Hammond Career and Volunteer Firefighter awards during its Christmas party Dec. 10 at the Health Resource Center. Hammond's grandson, Jacob Hammond (left) and CFD Chief John Bowers (right) presented the awards. The recipient of the Career award was Engineer Skip Hannon and the Volunteer award to Chaplain Jimmy Atkerson. Hammond's late grandfather was a longtime Camden Fire Department chief.

December 27, 2010 | | Localife


ATEC student awarded scholarship

The National Society Daughters of the American Colonists goals are to be patriotic, historical and educational in honoring our heritage.

December 27, 2010 | | Localife


Girl Scout Troop 968 presents Bronze Awards

Mary Kessler, Karma Furlow, and Kierra Addison, all from Girl Scout Troop No. 968, completed the requirements for the Girl Scout's Bronze Award. They now join the first seven to ever accomplish this award in Kershaw county.

December 27, 2010 | | Localife


Merry Christmas from the McCaskills

Robert and Dianne McCaskill's home in Bethune has quickly become a tourist attraction in the small town after lighting their yard for Christmas. The two have been decorating their home for the past 35 years.

December 24, 2010 | Keri Boyce | Localife


County students compete in Christmas Card Contest

The results of the Kershaw County Recreation Department annual Christmas Card Contest sponsored by First Palmetto Savings Bank are in. All schools participating were combined (by each grade), for the over-all cash prize winners. All winners and honorable mentions are on display at the First Palmetto Savings Bank on East DeKalb Street. These cards may be picked up at the Recreation Department office any time after Dec. 30. Overall winners are:

December 24, 2010 | | Localife


Goin’ to the chapel

Last Sunday morning, Denise Kniphfer walked into Swift Creek Church wearing camouflage high heels.

December 22, 2010 | Keri Boyce | Localife


How to keep the ‘happy’ in your holidays

This is the time of the year when family and friends come together to celebrate the holidays. The most common holiday hazards people contact the Poison Center for include: holiday plants, decorations and alcohol.

December 20, 2010 | | Localife


Happy 50th Anniversary!

Betty and Bill Coker of Camden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 18. They were married at the First Baptist Church in Turbeville, S.C. Bill is retired from DuPont.

December 17, 2010 | | Localife


Trains, tractors, a Towns holiday treat

Paul Towns and his wife, Sarah, are continuing a 13-year tradition of setting up lights and trains for their community to enjoy.

December 17, 2010 | Keri Boyce | Localife


WARMing homes after the holidays

It's been 22 years since Sara and Richard Hagins formed the Weatherization And Repair Ministry (WARM).

December 15, 2010 | Keri Boyce | Localife


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Miss Burns and Mr. Koven wed

Miss Jacqueline Renee Burns and Mr. Matthew William Douglas Koven were married October 18, 2014 at 5 o'clock in the evening at Grace Church in Camden. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Reverend Robert W. Eldridge of St. Stephen's Church in Ridgeway. Following the ceremony a reception was held at Springdale Hall Club hosted by the bride's parents.

October 30, 2014 | | Localife


Almost There Party and Premier Photographic Exhibit will be held Nov. 6

Historic Camden will be hosting the "Almost There Party Premier Photograph Exhibit" by Cynthia Davis-Fussell from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the John McCaa House (McCaa's Tavern). A follow-up of last fall's popular "Bare Walls Party," this event will give guests the opportunity to see the progress of the restoration of McCaa's Tavern that occurred during the past 12 months. The event will also include a festive evening of food and entertainment, with music provided by local talents Ed Grossheim and Friends.

October 30, 2014 | | Localife


God’s Helpers will hold annual Thanksgiving gathering

God's Helpers will have their 22nd annual Thanksgiving program at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Rev. Quentin Chavis will serve as guest speaker.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife


Kershaw County Bar Association and local law firm will hold 'Wills for Heroes'

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and the Kershaw County Bar Association will provide free estate planning and wills to Kershaw County first responders from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, October 30 at the Chamber of Commerce (Historic Robert Mills Courthouse), 607 Broad Street, Camden.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife


The search for Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen is on

Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen are seeking contestants for the 2015 pageant taking place Jan. 3, 2015 at Camden High School.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife




American Legion Post 17 will hold annual Thanksgiving dinner

American Legion James Leroy Belk Post 17 in Camden will hold its annual Thanksgiving dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife


Doby’s Mill kicks off ‘Real Men Read’ Week

Each year, Doby's Mill Elementary School hosts 'Real Men Read," a week-long reading extravaganza that brings scores of local men into the school, sending the message to the students that reading is important and enjoyable for everyone.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife


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