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July 05, 2016 | | People & Places


Salkiehatchie Ministry repairs five homes

Whether they were up on a roof tearing out old tar paper or nailing in new shingles or under the floor boards of a home shoring up timbers, the volunteers of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church's Salkiehatchie-Wateree Camp mission spent a week wiping sweat from their brows with big smiles on their faces.

July 01, 2016 | Jim Tatum | 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


Kershaw County Library Summer Events -- July

Camden Branch

June 28, 2016 | | 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 department store in Sumter until 1941. She and her husband lived in five different states until his death in 1958. She moved to Camden to raise her children, Charles and Juanita. She started working for Belk's Department store in 1959 and worked there for the next 36 years, until she was 88 years old, retiring three different times. She has been a very popular lady all her life, from the "flapper" years to the ...

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 annual Kids' Fourth of July Parade in downtown Camden. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Participants are asked to meet at Camden City Hall at 10 a.m. dressed in their parade regalia. At 10:30, a volunteer drum and fife corps, assembled for the occasion and under the direction of Robert Slade, will lead the parade down Rutledge Street to Broad Street where it will end. This is a free ...

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. This special arts program began in 1988 through a partnership with the Kershaw County School District. This year, 134 children from Kershaw County schools are participating.

June 24, 2016 | | People & Places


Camden 1st UMC celebrates pastor’s anniversary

Camden First United Methodist Church will celebrate Rev. Larry D. McCutcheon's first anniversary on Sunday during its regular 11 a.m. worship service. Rev. McCutcheon came to Camden First after completing 11 years of service at Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg. Rev. McCutcheon is described as an outstanding "people's person" wherein he effectively relates to and works with all segments of the church. However, he has a special gift in relating to and connecting with the youth and children of the church. Beyond the church, he serves as a Youth Arbitrator in the 5th Circuit Youth Arbitration ...

June 24, 2016 | | People & Places


School Days

June 21, 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 a.m.. The newly certified, out and back course starts and finishes at the historic Springdale Race Course in Camden. The course is a true "road race" as it all takes place on pavement.

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


Double Naught Spies to play last Finally Friday

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will have the last Finally Friday of the season this Friday, June 24 with some good 'ole rock n' roll featuring The Double Naught Spies. The concert will take place from 6 to8:30 p.m. in the Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be the stage of the Wood Auditorium. Finally Friday is sponsored by Duke Energy, NBSC, Alpine Agency, Graham Realty, Gadgets of Camden, and City Laundry & Cleaners. The FAC would like to thank Kevin Taylor (KT Music & Sound) for producing another great series.

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. Preliminaries will be held June 21-23 with the final Teen Competition on June 24 and the final Miss Competition on June 25.

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 Kershaw County with flooring issues, broken cabinets, window and door damage from swelling and contracting, plumbing concerns and washed out driveways. In receiving the donation, UWKC President Donny Supplee stated, "When business and non-profits come together great things happen". Since the flood in October 2015, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation has provided grants of $115,000 to support neighbors across the state that were flood victims. The Building Industry Charitable Foundation, is a South Carolina ...

June 17, 2016 | | People & Places


Free farm tour this weekend

Seldom Rest Farm at 1410 Jones Road in the northern edge of the county, will be featured along with five Kershaw County farms during the state's largest free farm agri-tourism event -- The 2016 Ag + Art Tour, June 18 and 19.

June 17, 2016 | | People & Places


Goat Daddy’s Farm featured on KC Ag + Art Tour

Goat Daddy's Farm at 144 Tomahawk Trail in Elgin is the fifth of six farms featured during the huge farm tour event taking place in Kershaw County next weekend. Tucked away in the woods, "Goat Daddy's," is an eco-friendly hot spot for everyone who loves farming and the outdoors.

June 14, 2016 | | People & Places


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4H and FFA hosts 2016 awards program

Top 4H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) members recognized at Belger Farms for outstanding accomplishments on the county, region, state and national levels.

November 29, 2016 | | People & Places


Jaycees taking applications for stocking fund Dec. 1-2

The Camden Jaycees will be taking applications for it's annual Stocking Fund to help make Christmas a little more special for some Kershaw County ...

November 29, 2016 | | People & Places


Happy Birthday, Lorine Stogsdill

Lorine Stogsdill is celebrating her 101st birthday on November 30. She will be celebrating with family and friends. She has four children and was an ...

November 29, 2016 | | People & Places




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