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Former Camden resident publishes first novel

Christian author Jean Phillips has released her seventh book but first novel, "Light in the Darkness," a story of how the light of Jesus dispels spiritual darkness in a rural district in Zimbabwe, Africa.

April 19, 2016 | | People & Places


Spring Soiree to be held Thursday

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will host the Spring Soiree, a fundraiser for the FAC, on April 21 at the home of Beth and Scott Warnock, located at 218 Greene Street, Camden. The cost to attend this event is $125 per person. Ensure you are on the guest list by sending in your payment by check or credit card to the FAC as soon as you can. You may also pay online at www.fineartscenter.org or by calling the FAC at 425-7676.

April 19, 2016 | | People & Places


John Beakes to be guest speaker for KCHS program

John Beakes, a military historian from Maryland will be the guest speaker for the Kershaw County Historical Society program Sunday at 3 p.m. in the County Council Chamber room at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St., Camden.

April 19, 2016 | | People & Places


Camden girl selected as national Kidfest model search winner

Camden resident Mary Elizabeth Long was recently named the national winner of Belk's Kidfest model search after winning the local title.

April 15, 2016 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


KCL celebrates National Bookmobile Day

The Kershaw County Library Bookmobile rolled out an updated look just in time for National Bookmobile Day on April 13.

April 15, 2016 | | People & Places


County woman shares life lessons through children’s books

In times of trouble and confusion, in grief and despair and in pure joy, Kathy Garver has always turned to the pen.

April 12, 2016 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Bassett Gallery now accepting submissions

The Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is currently accepting artist materials for consideration for exhibition in the Bassett Gallery to be scheduled from September 2016 through May 2017. All submissions will be considered for both solo and group exhibitions.

April 12, 2016 | | People & Places


Lugoff Garden Club meets Monday

Joan Alexander will be the speaker for the Lugoff Garden Club meeting on Monday, April 18.

April 12, 2016 | | People & Places


The Camden Garden Club meets Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting Monday at Pear Tree Farm, the home of Squeaky Wangensteen. It is appropriately named after the large pear trees in the circular drive. The home has lots of windows overlooking the gardens followed by the open lush pastures with horses grazing.

April 08, 2016 | | People & Places


KHGC meets Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club will enjoy a field trip for its April meeting. The club will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at the home of Harriett Thomas, 1907 Robbin Drive, Camden. The group will carpool to Hartsville for lunch. After lunch the group will tour Kalima Gardens at Coker College.

April 08, 2016 | | People & Places


Kershaw County 4Hers visit Legislative Day

Some of South Carolina's brightest young people, including Kershaw County 4Hers, recently visited the state capital to meet with legislators and share the impact 4-H has had on their lives and their communities. Events for the day included breakfast with members of the Agriculture and Natural Resources committee, lunch with the President and CEO of the National 4H Council, and personal visits with legislators.

April 08, 2016 | | People & Places


Austin Jenkins to lead Historic Camden nature walk

Austin Jenkins, a popular local professional Naturalist, will conduct a nature walk at Historic Camden on April 23. Participation is free.

April 08, 2016 | | People & Places


LFHS meets April 11

The Lynches Fork Historical Society meeting will be held on Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Bethune Woman's Club. The public is invited.

April 05, 2016 | | People & Places


FAC receives $8,000 grant from Duke Energy

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) recently received an $8,000 grant from Duke Energy. Through its grants, the Duke Energy Foundation supports local non-profits who make a contribution to the communities in which they live through programs, services and the economic impact they have on the community in which they serve.

April 05, 2016 | | People & Places


Music Association Spring Concert April 14

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA,) an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will present its annual Spring Instrumental Showcase on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

April 05, 2016 | | People & Places


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Kershaw County Library Summer Events -- July

Camden Branch

June 28, 2016 | | People & Places


Patriots, Picnic & Pops celebration is Sunday

Looking for a fun, family-friendly addition to July 4th activities?

June 28, 2016 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Celebrating 109 years

Ethel Maxcy Griffin celebrates her 109th birthday on June 30th. Griffin was born in 1907 at Bradford Springs in Lee County. She worked at a ...

June 27, 2016 | | People & Places


First annual kids’ 4th of July parade in downtown Camden, July 2

Kids are invited to show their patriotic spirit by decorating their bicycles, scooters and wagons, and wearing their red, white and blue for the first ...

June 24, 2016 | | People & Places


Arts Arising underway

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is proud to host and produce the Arts Arising Summer Program on its campus again this year ...

June 24, 2016 | | People & Places


Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk & Run celebrates seventh year

The Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk and Run, will be held on Saturday August 20, 2016. The 5k Walk and Run will begin at 8 ...

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


School Days

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


Q&A with Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen

Miss Camden, Grace Smith and Miss Camden Teen, Cassandra Gibson will head to Columbia today to begin preliminaries for the Miss South Carolina 2016 pageant ...

June 17, 2016 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


UWKC receives $5,000 grant

The Building Industry Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC). The UWKC is helping 22 homeowners in ...

June 17, 2016 | | People & Places


Waldo returning to Camden in July

Where's Waldo? In Camden, South Carolina, of course! The famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five ...

June 10, 2016 | | People & Places


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