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Historic documents found, given to Camden author

Several months ago, David M. Williams Jr. and his wife, Dorothy Williams found a large number of containers in a farm storage building that had not been opened since the 1950s. The containers were filled with letters written to and from world famous weapons inventor and gun maker, David "Carbine" Williams.

October 15, 2010 | | People & Places


Historic Camden to host 40th Revolutionary War Field Days

If you are into 18th century warfare, are a history buff, or just want to enjoy a special day with the family, you won't want to miss the annual 40th Revolutionary War Field Days on Nov. 6 and 7 at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.

October 15, 2010 | | People & Places


Lutheran women assist Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA) at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church used August as mission emphasis month in support of the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County. In addition to learning about the Clinic and volunteer opportunities, WELCA members hosted an open house on Aug. 23 so that church members could meet the staff and tour the facilities. St Timothy's collected donations for the Clinic throughout August. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans provided supplemental funding. Pictured presenting a check for $1,894 to the Clinic are Ann Duckworth, WELCA project chairman and Clinic volunteer, Anne Compton ...

October 13, 2010 | | People & Places


Scholarships available to high school seniors, $2.3 million to be distributed

The Elks National Foundation (ENF) "Most Valuable Student Scholarship" applications are now available. The ENF awards $2.3 million each year in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its most valuable student scholarship contest.

October 13, 2010 | | People & Places


DME’s fourth annual Health, Fitness and Conservation Fair to be held Oct. 22

Doby's Mill Elementary School will host its fourth annual Health, Fitness, and Conservation Fair on Oct. 22. The fair is sponsored by Breaker's Cafe staff and the School Improvement Council. The fair will last from 5;30 to 6:30 p.m. Local vendors will be present to showcase healthy food services, health screenings, exercise options and conservation awareness. Shred 360 will also be present to offer complimentary paper shredding services. There is no cost to attend and those in attendance are encouraged to take a walk around the fitness trail for a lap or two. The fair ...

October 13, 2010 | | People & Places


Girls just wanna have fun

The second annual United Way Pajama Party was a success, according to United Way staff. More than 50 women attended and about 75 pairs of pajamas were donated to New Day on Mill and Sistercare.

October 11, 2010 | | People & Places


Show your support for breast cancer awareness by sporting pink hair

During the month of October, get a PINK streak (temporary or permanent) put into your hair to show your support for breast cancer awareness for $5. All proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

October 08, 2010 | | People & Places


Think Pink

Camden High School's volleyball team is participating in the Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally during the month of October. The girls are promoting breast health education in the community as well as raising funds to help eradicate breast cancer.

October 08, 2010 | | People & Places


King Haiglar Garden Club to host October meeting

The October meeting of the King Haiglar Garden Club will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. Jane Hannon will host the meeting at 586 Old Mill Lane, Camden. Harriett Thomas and Frances Hendrix will assist Jane as co-hostesses.

October 08, 2010 | | People & Places


Camden Garden Club to hold fall meeting Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Mrs. Bill Denton. The home has wonderful views of Kendall Lake with a great floor plan and large picture windows for a very peaceful and quiet setting just perfect for the club meeting this month. There will be no scheduled speaker but the program will be on judging arrangements. A randomly selected group of members will be provided flowers and greenery and asked to make an arrangement. Afterwards there will be a follow up discussion and judging of these creations.

October 08, 2010 | | People & Places


Camden Music Association to hold fall general meeting

The Camden Music Association of Kershaw County (CMA) will hold its fall general membership meeting on Sunday at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Douglas Reed House at the Fine Arts Center Kershaw County.

October 08, 2010 | | People & Places


Happy 65th Anniversary!

Helen Broadway Troublefield and William Duncan Bailey, Jr., were married in N. Charleston on Oct. 9, 1945. They have lived in Camden since 1950, as Bill went to work for DuPont when the company began operations here. Helen is a retired cosmetologist, well-known for her work in the Melton, Stuven Salon. Their 65 years of marriage have rewarded them with four children; seven grandchildren; and 14 (soon to be 15) great-grandchildren.

October 08, 2010 | | People & Places


Camden Hi-Steppers do-si-do for fun

The Camden Hi-Steppers are square dancing their way to a longer life, according to a Weekly World News article.

October 06, 2010 | Keri Boyce | People & Places


Camden Archives receives donation

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.

October 06, 2010 | Keri Boyce | People & Places


Local novelist wins award

Robert Kiger, retired cardiologist and long-time resident of Camden, recently won an award for his book, "His KingdomS Come."

October 06, 2010 | | People & Places


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