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City tree lighting ceremony Nov. 30

All members of the greater Camden community are invited as the city of Camden kicks off the 2017 holiday season with its annual tree lighting.

November 21, 2017 | | People & Places


Community hero

Clifton Harryton Anderson was presented the first annual Clifton Harryton Anderson Community Hero Award at the Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Annual Candlelight Vigil. The organization recently established the award in Anderson's honor for his many years of service in public mental health. Anderson has been an advocate, educator and community volunteer for mental health for more than 50 years and has been recognized throughout his career for his service. In 1993, he received the Volunteer of the Year award from the Mental Health Association and, in 1994, he was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the Camden-Kershaw Chapter ...

November 21, 2017 | | People & Places


Giving back to Camden High

Camden High School's (CHS) Class of 1967 celebrated its 50th reunion last month during Homecoming Week. As part of reunion activities, class members gave monetary donations for an appreciation gift to Camden High. The fund raising goal was to pay the $1,100 cost for a specially made metal seating bench for the front entrance of Camden High. On behalf of the Class of 1967, members of the Reunion Planning Committee recently presented CHS Principal Dan Matthews a check to Camden High for $1,539.57. Funds beyond the cost of the bench will be given to the CHS ...

November 21, 2017 | | People & Places


KCMA Fall Choral Showcase is Tuesday

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA) will present its annual Fall Choral Showcase at the Lugoff-Elgin High School auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Admission is free and the public is invited to hear music ensembles from six Kershaw County schools, plus the Community Concert Choir under the direction of Bo Dickinson.

November 17, 2017 | | People & Places


Yesteryear Pictures - Nov. 17, 2017

November 17, 2017 | Camden Archives and Museum Provided by Johnny Deal | People & Places


Farmers Market donation

Graham Realty recently presented a $5,000 donation to Craig Bell, president of the Kershaw County Farmers' Market. Shown from left are Laurey Carpenter, Kayla Minors, Craig Bell, Jeffrey Graham, Bill Herbert and Casie Anderson. This donation will go towards the purchase of the new location for the market in downtown Camden. This is one of the largest projects that the PLAY Foundation has led. This project has been broken down into three phases. The first phase (development) was bringing all the farmers' ideas together and placing it on paper. This process entailed the help of the city of Camden ...

November 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Orchestra bound

Taylor Jones (left) and Patrick Carolina II, were recently selected to the prestigious S.C. Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Taylor and Patrick are both students at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) and members of the L-EHS band, under the direction of Glenn Price. Some 200 students from across the state participate in the Youth Orchestra program. The program offers an opportunity for young, talented musicians to learn from some of the foremost teachers and musicians in the state.

November 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Gardner book signing Saturday

Books on Broad will host Miles Gardner for a book signing on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

November 07, 2017 | | People & Places


Employee anniversary at KershawHealth

November 07, 2017 | | People & Places


KCCD seeking involvement in community garden

The Kershaw County Conservation District is seeking people who are interested in becoming involved in a community garden. The idea is to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in raised garden beds which would eventually become part of the new Farmer's Market slated to open in Spring 2018. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or someone who would like to learn from scratch, we would like to hear from you!

November 07, 2017 | | People & Places


Dick Goodwin Big Band hits FAC stage Nov. 12

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County hosts the Dick Goodwin Big Band on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. The performance is sponsored by Pecknel Music and Diana Wenman. Tickets are $18 for adults, and $15 for students, seniors & military.

November 03, 2017 | | People & Places


Library Events - November 2017

Camden Branch, 1304 Broad Street (803) 425-1508

November 03, 2017 | | People & Places


Modern Day Romeo and Juliet coming to FAC

What happens when star-crossed lovers carry cell phones, use iPads and sing 1960s love songs? That's right! It's Columbia Children's Theatre's Altered Visions Tour adapted production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. After a successful launch of its tour in February, Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) will present this version of Shakespeare's classic at the FAC on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $10 each. The performance is considered part of the FAC's outreach and is sponsored by Diana Wenman and funded through grants from Duke Energy ...

November 03, 2017 | | People & Places


Revolutionary War Days return Nov. 4-5

Historic Camden will celebrate its 47th annual Revolutionary War Field Days Saturday and Sunday. The event, which features battle reenactments and living history demonstrations, will take place on the Historic Camden grounds located at 222 Broad St., Camden. The family-friendly event will run from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. each day.

October 31, 2017 | | People & Places


Brown to conduct concert at LSUMC

Jason Brown started as director of music at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in April 2017. A native of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, he comes to the church most recently from West Virginia where he served as Director of Music Ministries at the First Presbyterian Church of Morgantown.

October 31, 2017 | | People & Places


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Two queens crowned

January 19, 2018 | | People & Places


KCMA music competition Feb. 10

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA), an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold its annual music scholarship competition ...

January 16, 2018 | | People & Places


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