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NAMI education sessions at Grace Episcopal Church

The Kershaw County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has scheduled monthly education sessions through December at Grace Episcopal Church. The sessions, which are free and open to the public, will cover a variety of topics aimed at helping people who are living with mental illness. Each session begins at 7 p.m.

August 12, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. regional conference

Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. held its regional conference on July 16-18, in High Point, N.C. Members of the Lugoff-Columbia Epsilon Beta Chapter attended. Paulette Johnson-Davis, Jenell Harvey and Lisette Williams were elected to serve as regional officers. Barbara Murphy won the Queen talent competition and also tied in the Queen oratorical competition. Odean Hill won Volunteer of the Year, and the chapter came in second place for the overall talent competition.

August 12, 2015 | | People & Places


Wooten and Prestage to wed in November

Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Anthony Wooten of Dunn, N.C. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Madelyn Annette Wooten, to Mr. Zachary William Prestage of Camden, S.C.

August 10, 2015 | | People & Places


St. Mary Magdalene making presence in community

St. Mary Magdalane Anglican Church is making its presence known in Camden.

August 07, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


How to transition back to the classroom

* Establish a routine over the last few weeks of summer: As summer starts to wind down, parents can begin to reintroduce some structure into their kids' lives to make the transition back to school go more smoothly. Plan morning activities so kids can readjust to waking up early each day. In addition, serve breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same time you typically serve it during the school year so kids' bodies can begin to readjust as well.

August 07, 2015 | | People & Places


Kiwanis club contributes to Junior Leadership

The Kiwanis Club of Camden recently donated $2,000 to the Junior Leadership Kershaw County program and supports the long-standing student leadership program through its fundraising activities.

August 05, 2015 | | People & Places


Mt. Moriah Baptist to celebrate 150th anniversary

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church celebrates 150 years of service to God and community starting Saturday Aug. 15.

August 05, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


235th Battle of Camden Commemoration August 15

Dawn. August 16, 1780. The sun rises above Gum Swamp near Camden, and sees more than 6,000 men squaring off in the ultimate fight for liberty. Light shimmers through the hot and humid air glinting off the points of bayonets, fixed on a deadly purpose. Blood red coats of wool flash through the drab browns and greens of the pine barren, forming a faceless and terrifying enemy of independence. This unknowable adversary bears down on untrained and untried militia: unified by their ideals, divided by their terror. After less than an hour of fighting - the result? The Battle of ...

August 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Tips for dining out with dogs

Pets are family and when we venture out, they should be able to join us. That includes bringing them to pet friendly restaurants. Although pets are not allowed inside establishments that serve food due to health code laws, many restaurants have pet friendly outdoor seating and welcome four-legged guests to accompany their pet parents. However, there are a few tips that pet parents should heed before and during dining with their pups to ensure an enjoyable dining experience.

August 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Amelia Alexander turns 100 years old

Amelia Alexander of New Rochelle, N.Y. (formerly of Camden) turned 100 years old on June 6, 2015. She celebrated this joyous occasion with her family and friends. This celebration was hosted by her daughter, Ruby. Amelia enjoyed the company of approximately 60 guests which included her grandchildren: Tommy Carter of Charlotte, N.C.; Aaron and Tranece Alexander of Paterson, N.J.; great granddaughter Chyri Alexander of Paterson, N.J.; nephew David Loynes and son Michael of Camden; niece Hattie Loynes of Camden and her son Terrance Loynes and his daughter of Paterson, N.J.; great-niece Regina Ladson & daughter of ...

July 31, 2015 | | People & Places


Robinson family antique

Ninety-two-year-old Frances B. Robinson of Camden holds a hand carved rolling pin made by her grandfather in 1894. He carved the rolling pin from a Poplar tree for her grandmother, and gave it to her as a wedding present.

July 31, 2015 | | People & Places


Finding the way of St. James

It's more than just a long walk to see the final resting place of a religious icon.

July 31, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Who is the soldier in the park?

Anyone walking through or passing by Monument Square has seen the tall, beautiful monument in the middle of the park surrounded by a small iron fence. The monument marks the final resting place of Lt. Col. James Polk Dickinson of Camden, Camden's hero of the Mexican War.

July 29, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Louisa deLoach sings National Anthem

Louisa deLoach, daughter of Joe and May deLoach of Camden, sings the National Anthem before the Friday, July 24 South Atlantic League baseball game between the Charleston RiverDogs and the Delmarva Shorebirds. The RiverDogs used the evening to honor Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. for his 40 years of service as the city's mayor as well as the namesake of the RiverDogs' home stadium, Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park or, as it is called, "The Joe." The first 1,000 fans who entered the stadium were given a commemorative Joe Riley figurine The deLoach family and other family ...

July 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Happenings at the library

Camden Branch

July 27, 2015 | | People & Places


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Market Day returns Saturday to Historic Camden

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Market Day at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site is back and seeking vendors! Be ye a dealer of antiques or collectibles ...

September 02, 2015 | | People & Places


Calling all churches and places of worship

The 2016 Relay For Life year began Monday, September 1. The battle against cancer goes on and Relay For Life is requesting help by "Fighting ...

September 02, 2015 | | People & Places


26th KH Hospital Auxiliary golf tournament Sept. 10

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's 26th annual golf tournament will be held Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Camden Country Club.

September 02, 2015 | | People & Places


24 Hours of LeMons coming to Camden

It's more than just a car show or a race; it's more like a demented state of mind.

August 31, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Camden Coin Club annual fall show is Sept. 19

Looking for a rare and unusual coin, or think you might have one?

August 28, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


WES First Day Fun

August 28, 2015 | | People & Places


Fine Arts Center annual meeting September 10

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Jim & Pat ...

August 28, 2015 | | People & Places


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