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David Lucas to speak at Lynches Fork Historical Society Monday

The Lynches Fork Historical Society will meet at the Bethune Woman's Club on Monday at 7 p.m. David Lucas, local entrepreneur, author and historian, will be the guest speaker. Lucas was on the University of South Carolina 1969 ACC championship football team and lives in the Turkey Creek section of Lee County. The public is invited.

July 09, 2014 | | Localife


Safe Picnics

"There are always ants at a picnic." You can see ants and avoid them, but it's not possible to see, taste or smell dangerous bacteria that can cause illness if food is mishandled. Bacteria grow and multiply rapidly in the danger zone between 40 ºF and 140 ºF. Food transported without an adequate ice source or left out in the sun at a picnic won't stay safe for long. Family and friends who eat mishandled food may get the flu-like symptoms caused by foodborne illness.

July 09, 2014 | | Localife


A parade of patriotism

First Baptist Church of Camden Kindergarten and Child Care Program held its sixth annual 4th of July parade Friday. Students, parents and teachers were present for the event and to celebrate America's birthday.

July 09, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Former Camden resident publishes book on late husband

Former Camden resident Jean Phillips is publishing "Trophy of Grace," the story of her late husband, Gene, and their more than 40 years as Southern Baptist missionaries in Zimbabwe.

July 09, 2014 | | Localife


Passing the Rotary Gavel

Camden Rotary tradition continues with the passing of the club's first president, Dr. John Corbett's gavel and lapel pin from outgoing president Alfred Mae Drakeford, right, to incoming president Kevin Rhodes. Rhodes will lead the club's service projects for this years theme Light Up Rotary.

July 07, 2014 | | Localife




Local quilter semifinalist in international quilt show

Pearl Nester, a Camden resident, has been chosen as a semifinalist for the 2014 American Quilter's Society (AQS) QuiltWeek in Charlotte, N.C., July 30 through August 2, at the Charlotte Convention Center. Nester is a member of the Quilters of Kershaw County, an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. She is married to local artist, member and past president of Camden ART (formerly the Camden Art Association) Edward Nester.

July 04, 2014 | | Localife


Local quilter semifinalist in international quilt show

Pearl Nester, a Camden resident, has been chosen as a semifinalist for the 2014 American Quilter's Society (AQS) QuiltWeek in Charlotte, N.C., July 30 through August 2, at the Charlotte Convention Center. Nester is a member of the Quilters of Kershaw County, an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. She is married to local artist, member and past president of Camden ART (formerly the Camden Art Association) Edward Nester.

July 04, 2014 | | Localife


2014 Conservation day camp

Beginning August 5, natural resource professionals will guide young explorers through three days of adventure at Goodale State Park.

July 04, 2014 | | Localife


Salkehatchie Summer Service improves four homes in Kershaw County

July 02, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Daughters of the American Revolution presents awards to ‘outstanding’ students

Earlier this year, the Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met at the Old Mills Courthouse and presented awards to honor outstanding students -- Good Citizen; Good Citizenship: JROTC Scholarship; and American History Essay Contest.

June 30, 2014 | | Localife


Find Waldo in Camden 2014

Where's Waldo? In Camden, of course! The famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more. From Mulberry Market at 536 DeKalb Street to Emmie's Designs at 1041 Broad Street, and from Camden City Market at 645 Rutledge Street to Box, Paper, Scissors at 1011 Broad Street Waldo and newly added for 2014, faithful dog Woof, figures will be well hidden in local business establishments. Find Waldo is a great summer ...

June 27, 2014 | | Localife




Fine Arts Center's Arts Arising Program in full swing

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is proud to produce the Arts Arising Summer Program again this year. This special arts program which began in 1988 through a partnership with the Kershaw County School District, serves third through sixth grade students identified as gifted or talented in visual arts, music, drama and dance. Auditions are held for rising third graders at Kershaw County Schools in January and February, then the selected students are screened through another audition in March at the FAC. More than 120 children from Kershaw County schools are participating this year.

June 20, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Local ladies to compete in Miss South Carolina/Miss South Carolina Teen pageants

By HALEY ATKINSON

June 18, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


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Remembering the good old school days

While the Kershaw County School District employees were meeting at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Aug. 12, some of the retired faculty and staff members from Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (formerly on Lakeshore Drive) socialized at Hall's Restaurant in Lugoff.

September 01, 2014 | | Localife


Blaney Principal Ed Yount dresses up as promised

Blaney Elementary's Principal, Mr. Ed Yount, is a man of his word. He challenged Blaney's teachers and students to raise $1500 for the United Way during the first week of school, and if the challenge was met, he would come to school dressed as a woman. As of Friday, August 22, $1530 was raised and Mr. Yount kept his promise by arriving on August 29th in costume.

September 01, 2014 | | Localife


Camden native accomplishes college dream at 73

Camden native, Frances Newman recently completed her college degree from Emmanuel College in Franklin, Ga., at the age of 73 with a 3.4 GPA. She was also awarded the president's award for Certification of Accommodation.

September 01, 2014 | | Localife


First day of school fun at Wateree Elementary

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


Pinkerton selected to serve as Leader Dog Program coordinator

Long time member of the Lions International Club, Rich Pinkerton, was recently selected to serve as the club's regional coordinator for the Leader Dog Program for North and South Carolina.

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


Fine Arts Center to host annual meeting

The Fine Arts Center will host its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at the FAC in the Jim and Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing and Shull Pavilion.

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


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