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Girls in Action make first donation to Food for the Soul

The Girls in Action (GA's) from Springvale Baptist Church in Lugoff collected 534 pounds of food for the new emergency shelter (Food For The Soul) scheduled to open in December. During October their study focused on helping the hungry so, with the help of their church members, they surpassed their goal of 300 pounds of food. The girls also helped out at the Mt. Moriah Soup Kitchen with a Saturday meal. This is the first food donation for the new shelter.

November 26, 2010 | | Localife


‘Nutcracker’ returns to FAC with local talent

What has become a holiday tradition in Camden returns as the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County welcomes the Columbia City Ballet's (CCB) full-length production of "Nutcracker" to the stage of the Wood Auditorium on Dec. 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and children.

November 24, 2010 | | Localife


Santa to visit Lugoff Fire Department

Mark your calendars!

November 24, 2010 | | Localife


Local couple serves Thanksgiving meals to community for 49 years

DeleteAnne and Millard Ward of Camden are in the process of preparing seven turkeys and 60 pounds of potatoes.

November 24, 2010 | Keri Boyce | Localife


CJWL presents 34th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes Dec. 11

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.

November 22, 2010 | | Localife


How to deal with grief during the holidays

Dealing with loss of a loved one is hard no matter what time of year, but it's especially hard during the holidays.

November 22, 2010 | Keri Boyce | Localife


Camden student chosen homecoming representative

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.

November 19, 2010 | | Localife


Farmer’s Market hosts Farm Day

The Kershaw County Farmers Market will bustle with extra energy Saturday in celebration of its annual Farm Day.

November 19, 2010 | | Localife


The faces of hunger, homelessness

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.

November 17, 2010 | Keri Boyce | Localife


Food for the Soul names director, plans to open doors in December

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.

November 17, 2010 | | Localife


A promise well kept

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 ...

November 17, 2010 | | Localife


Local cook wins first place for cake at S.C. State Fair

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."

November 15, 2010 | | Localife


Little, Teen Miss Kershaw County crowned

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:

November 15, 2010 | | Localife


Eagle Scout completes prayer garden for Lugoff Church

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 ...

November 12, 2010 | | Localife


Kershaw County bands wrap up successful season

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.

November 12, 2010 | Dylan Sims NCHS Columnist | Localife


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Midway School’s Annual reunion is approaching

Midway School will hold its annual reunion at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 in the Midway School cafeteria.

October 17, 2014 | | Localife


Historical Society & Camden Archives co-sponsor program

The Kershaw County Historical Society will observe its 60th anniversary with a program co-sponsored by the Camden Archives at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at the archive and museum. The public is welcome. Exhibits will open for viewing at 2 p.m.

October 17, 2014 | | Localife


Historic Camden presents Revolutionary War Field Days

Historic Camden will present its 44th annual Revolutionary War Field Days 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1-2 at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.

October 17, 2014 | | Localife


Quilts of Valor honors 5 Kershaw County veterans

Five Kershaw County veterans received quilts in the Douglas Reed House at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County this week. The Kershaw County Quilters branch of the Quilts of Valor Foundation recognized the veterans for their service in conflicts dating back to the Korean War.

October 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Localife


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