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20th annual FireFest to be held Sept. 26

The 20th Annual Camden/Kershaw County FireFest will be held at Camden's City (Rhame) Arena on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 beginning at 9 a.m. This year's event will kick off with the annual parade of fire trucks and emergency vehicles down Broad Street (starting at Rutledge Street) to the City Arena. With food, competitions, and demonstrations, the festivities should provide a day of family fun, Camden Fire Chief John Bowers said.

September 18, 2015 | | People & Places

UWKC 5th annual Chili Cook Off

The United Way of Kershaw County will be hosting the 5th Annual Chili Cookoff to benefit the citizens of Kershaw County at the Town Green in Camden. This event will feature all-you-can-taste chili and live music provided by Whiskey Tango Revue. Amateur and professional teams are welcome with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Chefs will also have the opportunity to compete for the coveted "People's Choice Award" by having attendees vote through cash donations.

September 18, 2015 | | People & Places

A Quilt of Valor

William Ogburn of Lugoff, recently received a special gift, a Quilt of Valor. The Quilts of Valor foundation is a non-profit organization providing beautiful, lap-sized quilts for military service men and women returning from deployments or who has served in war. Ogburn, 95, is a World War II veteran who served with the 10th Armored Division, known as the "Tiger Division." Ogburn served in the battles of Trier, Bastogne and the Battle of the Bulge. He and his unit were cited by Gen. George S. Patton for their major contributions in stopping the Germans in the battle of Bastogne. Ogburn ...

September 16, 2015 | | People & Places

Camden Business Alliance says ‘thanks’

Peter and Fran Rowland, owners of Mulberry Bake Shop in downtown Camden, were surprised recently by the presentation of a miniature Mulberry Bake Shop in appreciation of three years of providing fresh pastries for the Camden Business Alliance's "Breakfast Before Hours" quarterly meetings free of charge.

September 16, 2015 | | People & Places

DAR celebrates Constitution Week

The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will commemorate the signing of the constitution of the United States, Sept. 17-23.

September 16, 2015 | | People & Places

Lugoff Garden Club meets Monday

The Lugoff Garden Club meets Monday at the home of Mrs. John Henderson in Kings Grant, Lugoff.

September 16, 2015 | | People & Places

Local twins meet music legend

Blaize and Mary-Grace Hill recently met and sang for music industry legend Don Grierson.

September 14, 2015 | | People & Places

Saving Fred the gummy worm

Doby's Mill Elementary school 4th grade students in Amanda Cook's class engaged in a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) project during the first days of school. Using a precise number of materials and a specific set of instructions, students had to work together, using the scientific method to build a structure the save Fred the gummy worm.

September 14, 2015 | | People & Places

Hometown store; hometown manager

For Gerald Munn, taking the helm at the Camden Piggly Wiggly is not just a promotion, it's a homecoming.

September 11, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

King Haiglar Garden Club meets Sept. 14

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 at the home of Virginia Isler, 194 Tombfield Road. This will be the first meeting of the new year and many interesting and educational programs are scheduled throughout the year.

September 11, 2015 | | People & Places

Create the State

Students in Doby's Mill Elementary school teacher Tajia Bussert's 3rd grade class started the first week of school by learning about the state in which they live. Students worked in groups to create maps of South Carolina.

September 11, 2015 | | People & Places

King Kat Tournament coming up in October

Beak out the rods and nets and get ready for some serious fishing.

September 09, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

Camden Garden Club to hold first meeting September 14

The Camden Garden Club will hold its first meeting of 2015-2016 Monday, Sept. 14 at the home of long- time member Kate Denton. She has a lovely home with ample parking and breathtaking views of Colonial Lake. Randy Ouzts, a CGC favorite, will be the speaker. His program will be on "Climbing the Walls" with an emphasis on festive décor using plants and flowers.

September 09, 2015 | | People & Places

Get ready for hot dance floor action at the FAC

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) invites you for an evening of dance and entertainment at its third annual presentation of Dancing With the Stars! A fundraiser for the FAC, the event will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, with a cocktail hour beginning at 7 p.m. and the performance starting at 8 p.m.

September 07, 2015 | | People & Places

Race To Read is September 26

Looking for a fun and fit way to promote literacy in Kershaw County?

September 07, 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


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