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Spring Step Show to be held March 12

Family Life Outreach presents its annual Spring Step Show featuring the Lil Diamonds and Rho Chi Kobras of Camden, Sigma Beta, Hartsville High, Lancaster High, St. Andrews, E.L. Wright and also a praise dance competition. This will be the final curtain call for the Rho Chi Kobras' Shakeem and Shynell in Camden.

March 02, 2011 | | People & Places


Restaurant service before integration

The late Mr. Moses Williams and his wife, Mrs. Lottie Williams, were a trailblazer family for ending segregation in Camden and Kershaw County restaurants. I am going to give an overview picture of significant and historic events of a family making a difference from the Knights Hill Community on three different important cases.

February 28, 2011 | | People & Places


Knights Hill community recognized for academic achievements

For 11 of the 18 years between 1952 and 1970, the first- or second-ranked students at Jackson High School came from the Knights Hill Community, and this is not counting other students ranked among the top five in the class. This is unique and historic, having this many top-ranked students from one community. Two additional years have now been added, 1958 and 1970. Those recognized are as follows:

February 28, 2011 | By E. Mike McClendon | People & Places


SCSDB students SWING! into action in musical stage production

Students at the S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind (SCSDB) hit the stage earlier this week for a swingin' good time! SCSDB students' production of "SWING" was held Thurday. The musical whisked audience members back in time to the Swing Era of the 1930s and '40s in Harlem, NY.

February 25, 2011 | | People & Places


Winners of Miss Gold and Black pageant named

On Feb 5, Camden High School held the Miss Gold and Black pageant. The 34 contestants competed in four categories: application, interview, casual wear, and formal wear. The Cruisin' on the Seas themed pageant was emceed and choreographed by Camden High graduates Christa Campbell Boss and Britton Elliott of Palmetto Dance Center in Elgin. The reigning Miss Gold and Black, Mary Calk, assisted with the crowning of the following winners (pictured from left) Miss Freshman, Haley Maree; Miss Senior, Ashleigh Hough; Miss Gold and Black 2011, Charleston Thompson; Miss Junior, Akelia Thomas; Miss Sophomore, Brooke Maxwell.

February 25, 2011 | | People & Places


Happy 50th Anniversary!

Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Jones Sr. (Shelby Jean) will celebrate their 50th anniversary Feb. 26. The couple was married on Feb. 26, 1961 at his parents house in Liberty Hill. They have been blessed with four children, Jack Jones Jr. (Angie) of Elgin, Regina Arrington (Chip) of Asheville, N.C., Kim Ray (Tim) of Lugoff and the late Tommy Jones of Lugoff. They are the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren. The couple will celebrate this weekend with a renewal of vows and reception at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Camden.

February 25, 2011 | | People & Places


Four citizens met with KCSD before integration of schools in 1965

These are the details from my interview with Mrs. Lottie Williams about the Kershaw County School District before integration in her words.

February 25, 2011 | By E. Mike McClendon | People & Places


Children’s consignment shop opens, donates profits to local charities

Started by stay-at-home moms, Mommy-Wise is now a business benefiting parents in a struggling economy.

February 23, 2011 | | People & Places


CHS class of ’81 plans 30-year reunion

The Camden High School Class of 1981 will host its 30th Reunion on Saturday, June 18 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Health Resource Center.

February 23, 2011 | | People & Places


Relay For Life fundraisers approaching in March

The City Slickers Car Show and Fundraiser for Relay For Life of Kershaw County will be held Saturday, March 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co. in Camden. The event will include a dunking booth with local celebrities, and people's choice awards for classics, "oldies but goodies," trucks, cycles and pro-mods. Registration will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Mary at 432-2421. The rain date is Sunday, March 27 at 1:30 p.m.

February 23, 2011 | | People & Places


‘Alice in Wonderland’ tumbles onto the FAC stage

It's a little bit Alice and a little bit Through the Looking Glass! Join us at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) as they welcome the Midlands' only professional theater for families and young audiences­ -- Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) -- for their production of "Alice in Wonderland." The show is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $7 per person. This performance is sponsored by Modern Turf.

February 23, 2011 | | People & Places


Miss Camden Pageant to be held Saturday

The Miss Camden Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Camden High School. There will be two winners, Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen. The girls competing are (first row) Ashley Bowers, Blythe Neal, Julianna Cobb, Virginia Baker, Amanda Bodie, (second row) Meagan Kirkley, Carley Powers, Sallie Pierce, Lauren Jeffcoat, Rebecca Cobb, Erica Catoe and Maggie Jones. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Alpine Agency or from any contestant. Tickets can also be purchased by e-mailing MissCamdenScholarshipPageant@gmail.com. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

February 23, 2011 | | People & Places


First black sales person at Camden Belk recognized

(The following story as told by Mrs. Lottie Williams.)

February 23, 2011 | E. Mike McClendon | People & Places


Lugoff native crowned 2011 Miss SMC Pageant

Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC) crowned sophomore Kayla Jackson as its 2011 Miss SMC.

February 21, 2011 | | People & Places


Nomination forms available for Margot Rochester Landscape Award

It is time for all commercial businesses, public institutions, organizations, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools within the city limits of Camden, to start sprucing up the for the third annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by the Camden Parks and Streets Commission.

February 18, 2011 | | People & Places


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Camden First UMC celebrates 17th anniversary on Sunday

Camden First United Methodist Church celebrates its 17th anniversary this Sunday, March 8.

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


CCB Winter Concert Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its Winter Concert on March 8 in the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Pictured is CCCB saxophonist Bob Loryea practicing his solo for the upcoming concert on Sunday. Program highlights include "Begin the Beguine" arranged by CCCB Associate Conductor Robert Wertz with Mike Clyburn playing flugelhorn solo, "Country Gardens" led by CCCB Conductor Emeritus Pat Wylie, "Bolero" and "Sprach Zarathustra" (You'll recognize it when you hear it). The CCCB is an affiliate of the ...

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


Using newspapers to teach kids in the classroom

Few resources are as inexpensive yet inherently valuable as the daily newspaper. For as little as the loose change in their pockets, readers can get all their local news, as well as learn what is going on in their communities and, for sports fans, what happened during last night's games.

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


Reading with Dr. Seuss

Students, staff, and parents at Lugoff Elementary recently enjoyed a parade to celebrate the books of Dr. Seuss. Classes chose a Seuss book, made a banner, and dressed as the characters to march in the parade. Pictured above is Lugoff Elementary School teacher Mrs. Williamson's Kindergarten class.

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


There’s no place like home …

Jerry Stevenson, Artistic Director at Columbia Children's Theater, remembers his first forays in Community Theater, back during his childhood during the early 1970s.

March 04, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


United Way of Kershaw County thanks contributors at campaign Luncheon

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) hosted a luncheon to recognize volunteers and contributors from this year's campaign. The money raised will benefit the numerous UWKC partner agencies that serve Kershaw County. During the luncheon, representatives from each campaign division were recognized and thanked for their work during this campaign season. The Boys and Girls Club Step Team, the Kershaw County Diamonds, performed during the event.

March 02, 2015 | | People & Places


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