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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

Satin Paws event to help raise funds for Animal Shelter

Looking for a way to pamper yourself and lend a helping hand, or paw, as it were, to our furry friends?

July 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

CHS Class of ’75 reunion coming soon

Camden High School's 1975 graduating class will celebrate its 40th reunion Saturday, Aug. 22, at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse.

July 27, 2015 | | People & Places

26th Hospital Auxiliary golf tournament coming up in September

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

July 24, 2015 | | People & Places

World’s Miss Tourism Pageant

Cassandra Grace Gibson of Lugoff will be representing South Carolina in the World's Miss Tourism Pageant. The pageant takes place Friday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 2 in Clarksville, Tenn. Casey, a student at North Central High School, currently holds the title of World's Miss Teen South Carolina Tourism 2015. She will be competing against teens from all over the United States, as well as Canada and the Bahamas. Pageant competition categories include beauty, photogenic, interview and theme-wear representing the contestant's state.

July 24, 2015 | | People & Places

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A 21st Century View of 18th Century Camden:a Geophysical Study of Historic Camden

Once upon a time, around 1968, a band of Camden's boldest visionaries (the original trustees of Historic Camden Foundation) set out to find treasure ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

L-EHS’ movie night to benefit flood victims

Saturday, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) will host a movie night featuring Despicable Me 2 sponsored by Chick-fil-A of Camden. The movie will be held in ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

Miss Camden Scholarship Pageant seeking contestants

The Miss Camden Scholarship Pageant is now accepting contestants for the 2016 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Pageant to be held January 2, 2016 ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

King Haiglar garden club meeting Monday, Oct. 12

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. Cathy Moss will host the group at 314 Chesnut St ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

CBA hosts quarterly breakfast

The Camden Business Alliance (CBA) will host Breakfast Before Hours on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 8-9 a.m. at the Robert Mills Courthouse 607 South ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

Fly with Guardian Ad Litem

Ever wanted to see Kershaw County from a bird's perspective?

October 02, 2015 | | People & Places

October Happenings at the Library

Elgin Branch:

October 02, 2015 | | People & Places

Colorful fundraising event Oct. 10

Want to add a little more color to your life while helping a good cause?

October 02, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


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