By GARY PHILLIPS
James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State to be held June 8-14 at Anderson University. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citzenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25 percent of their class. Applications are available from guidance counselors at high schools or may be obtained from Richard Lackey at 432-9527. Above, Palmetto Boys State chairman Lackey dines and chats with Girls State delegate Margeaux Laschanzky and Boys State delegate Riley Kohn when the two youths visited Post 17 to share their experiences from ...
Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.
Books on Broad will be hosting Camden native Kami Kinard as she signs her latest novel, The Boy Problem: Notes and Predictions of Tabitha Reddy May 1 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St., in Camden. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. The books are also available for pre-order at www.booksonbroad.com.
Grace Episcopal Church is now accepting applications for the Grahame Butler-Nixon Scholarship.
The National Steeplechase Museum at Springdale Racecourse, 200 Knights Hill Road in Camden, will hold an exhibition featuring the best in original contemporary British equestrian art Friday and Saturday. Land Rover of Columbia is proud to sponsor this exhibit, entitled "Horsepower from Across the Pond."
Let's Move Camden and Kershaw County is having the first annual "Active and Healthy Easter Egg Hunt" on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the lot next to the Farmer's Market in Camden (corner of Rutledge and Church Streets) for kids aged three to eight. Let's Move is the Michelle Obama federal program working against childhood obesity. Community members are encouraged to come join the fun time with Easter Egg Races and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
Saturday, Saint Timothy's Lutheran Church participated in Operation Inasmuch, a day of service celebrated each spring by congregations of Lutheran churches in South Carolina. The effort is inspired by the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 25 that "inasmuch as we serve the least of these we serve Him."
Recently, the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) and the city of Camden certified 1707 Broad St. as an historic landmark.
The Cheer Invasion All-stars (CIA) invaded Myrtle Beach last weekend! CIA, the competitive cheer team from Spirit Athletics in Lugoff, attended a National cheerleading competition in Myrtle Beach, March 21-23. All four of Spirit Athletics' teams came home with a national title.
Margaret Lloyd moved with her husband, Richard W. Lloyd, to Camden in the early 1950's and both embraced the community. They donated land and buildings for the community center (Price House), the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County (Douglas-Reed Building) and the nucleus of what became the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. The family is planning a small memorial garden at the FAC to honor both of their parents.
If you get mesmerized watching skilled blacksmiths work the forge, then plan to stop by Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. At the site's traditional forge and assorted portable forges, will be members of the Philip Simmons Artist-Blacksmith Guild of South Carolina.
By HALEY ATKINSON
Jo Griffith won the first Chance Art prize from Camden Art this year. Griffith was happy to receive her original work of art from Jane Hannon – a local professional artist from Camden. The original work of art was a wonderful example of contemporary art. Griffith said she was surprised to win but plans on collecting more of Hannon's work.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present an original Earth Day celebration, Seasons of the South, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Wood Auditorium.
The Kershaw County Special Olympics (KCSO) was held Friday at Camden Military Academy (CMA).
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present its 10th annual Jazz at the Center Music Festival, April 25-27, in historic downtown Camden. The featured concert this year takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday in Wood Auditorium, following a cocktail reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the lobby. Maddy Winer and Vince Lewis and the Jazz All-Stars will provide entertainment from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz standards that are sure to please jazz lovers of all tastes. Their new CD "Crossroads" was hailed by Just Jazz Magazine as "first rate" and "…the musicianship ...
The Boy Scouts of Wateree District recently held their annual Awards Banquets, hosted by Lyttletton St. UMC. The district awards went to:
Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of the Christian Holy Week, leading up to the celebration of Easter. Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a donkey to celebrate Passover the week that he died. Kevin Shaw (portraying Jesus in photo) leads members of area churches down Mill St. in Camden.
Allison Hill is a 21st century woman embarking on a promising future in nursing with an assist from women who were born in the nineteenth century.
Ten Kershaw County schools were among 592 schools statewide recognized by the State Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2013.
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