A British short land pattern military musket, often called a "brown bess" was donated to the Camden Archives and Museum last week by Thom Williamson of Macon Ga., on left. The 10 pound weapon is estimated to have been made in the 1770s and used by a British soldier during the Revolutionary War. Howard Branham, Camden Archives director, said this type of musket was used by both sides during the Battles of Camden and Hobkirk's Hill.
Robert Kiger, retired cardiologist and long-time resident of Camden, recently won an award for his book, "His KingdomS Come."
Calling all treasure hunters and bargain seekers! Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site will host its 15th annual Fall Market Day fundraiser on Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission and parking are free and Historic Camden's food concession will offer chili dogs, homemade sandwiches and assorted baked goods.
He's been called "the real-life Edward Scissorhands" and celebrated for the journey that led a sharecropper's son to international acclaim as a self-taught artist.
Students from LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology are collecting donations for a local charity, Sistercare. Sistercare is a program of services for battered women and their children residing in Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties in South Carolina. Domestic violence is a far larger problem than most people realize. And unfortunately we see more and more women and children who need the help of organizations like Sistercare.
On Sunday at 3 p.m., the Kershaw County Historical Society will host a meeting at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, located at 810 Lyttleton St., Camden. The public is invited and there is no charge to attend. Dr. Rodger E. Stroup, past director of the S.C. Department of Archives and History, will be the presenter. He will discuss pre-railroad transportation in South Carolina; the development of railroads in general, with an emphasis on South Carolina railroads; and the development of railroads in Kershaw County and Camden. Local dignitaries gather for opening day ceremonies at the new ...
Calling all ladies in Kershaw County! Want to get together for a night of fun and helping your community?
Deb McAbee (top), resource development coordinator of the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, shows off some of the items to be available at the clinic's Autumn Attic Sale. How about a dandy doghouse for your pet or brand new sandals from Sisters of Camden? The Autumn Attic Sale will offer a wide variety of dinnerware and unusual items like this vintage record player, pictured below. The sale, a fundraiser for the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, is set for noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 25.
Mommy-Wise is in it's fourth season and second year of business. The creative business, founded by Amy Sandt and Ashley Smith (right), is a children's consignment shop for mothers to make money by selling gently used items, as well as find good deals on what their children may need. The sales are held twice annually. This past sale was held at 1012 Broad St., Camden and ran from Sept. 13 to 18.
Kershaw County Emergency Services is partnering with the American Red Cross South Carolina Blood Services Region for the first annual "Boots, Badges & Gloves" blood battle. The event will be held 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at K-Mart, 2209 W. DeKalb St. in Camden.
For the past three years, the Quilters of Kershaw County have donated their work to children in the foster care system.
Whether you're looking for a deluxe doghouse or a designer dress, here's betting you can find it at the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County's Autumn Attic Sale. On the other hand, if that fabulous black suit hanging in your closet doesn't hang on you the way it used to or that fuchsia floral teapot in your dining room doesn't go with your new decorating scheme, you may want to donate them to the sale between Monday and Thursday afternoon.
The Lugoff Fire Department will team with the Camden Fire Department and the Kershaw County Fire Service Sept. 25 to sponsor the 15th annual Fire Fest, the largest gathering of emergency service personnel and vehicles in Kershaw County.
Claire Yount, daughter of Ed and Gina Yount, granddaughter of Don and Barbara Branham, all of Lugoff, and granddaughter of Bob Yount, of Greenville, is a 13-year-old philanthropist. In addition to donating hair to Locks of Love, gathering newspaper for the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter and collecting can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, Claire organizes shoe drives for Soles4Souls.
Every 49 minutes a teenager in South Carolina becomes pregnant.
Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.
The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.
Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.
Summer dance students will have the opportunity to audition for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA) Junior and Senior Camden Crew Dance Teams, Friday, July 25 in the FAC Dance Studio. Times are set by dance styles and are as follows:
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