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A calendar tradition continues

Grace Episcopal Church Women have produced a Camden Calendar since 1980. All of the drawings are donated by local artists. The ECW plan to continue donating the profits to assist county residents in need. A calendar for the year 2011 can be purchased for $8 at the Grace Church office, located at 1315 Lyttleton St., Camden or any of the other following locations, Historic Camden, KershawHealth Gift Shop, Hawthorne Pharmacy and other local businesses. For more information, call the church at 432-7621.

December 01, 2010 | | Localife


Happy 70th Anniversary!

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Ogburn (Bill and Dorothy) celebrated their 70th anniversary on November 23, 2010. They are the proud parents of Beverly (Elliott) Sheorn and William Ogburn, Jr., three grandsons Rob (Kim) Sheorn, Mark (Monica) Sheorn and Hudson Ogburn and four great grand children, Bradley, Chance, Wesley and McCall Sheorn.

November 29, 2010 | | Localife


Sears of Lugoff donates items to the classroom

Brian Wonderling (middle), owner of Sears in Lugoff, recently donated $700 in classroom materials to four first grade teachers at Lugoff Elementary. The teachers received digital cameras, electronic pencil sharpeners, a CD player, headphones, print cartridges as well as other items to use in their classroom. "It's important for local businesses to support our teachers, especially in this economy," Wonderling said. He also said he hopes he can set an example for other local companies to follow in his foot steps.

November 29, 2010 | | Localife


Boykin Christmas parade to rumble through country side Dec. 19

Alice Boykin, John Carmichael and Hank Kerfoot, the organizing committee of the Boykin Christmas Parade, announce the 17th Parade on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m.

November 26, 2010 | Tony Scully Special to the CI | Localife


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


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