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KC Master Gardeners’ new members

Kershaw County Master Gardeners announces a new graduating class:

June 12, 2015 | | People & Places


Tour de Camden sees highest participation yet

The Tour De Camden bike ride enjoyed its most successful year ever.

June 10, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Lugoff First Baptist CMC 4K class donates to Food for the Soul

Lugoff First Baptist's Children's Ministry Center 4K class, led by April McCaa and Dorothy Kessler, raised $708 for Food for the Soul by bringing in change and having a bake sale. They were so excited to share with others and show God's love. The class told the workers at Food for the Soul that "Jesus helped us raise the money!"

June 10, 2015 | | People & Places


Growing membership

Epsilon Beta Chapter of Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. recently added two new members, Alison Bennett, left, and Harriett Shepherd, at a ceremony held in May at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Odean Hill of Epsilon Beta Chapter noted that both ladies are extremely talented and will bring their skills to Epsilon Beta Chapter. A luncheon attended by family and friends followed the induction ceremony.

June 08, 2015 | | People & Places


DAR recognizes outstanding students

The Daughters of the American Revolution, Hobkirk Hill Chapter, recognized several Kershaw County students during the chapter's annual meeting in May.

June 08, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Happy 97th Birthday

Mrs. Sarah Belton Rutherford celebrates her 97th birthday on June 8. She is a mom, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and a great-great-great grandmother. "We all love her very much," her daughter, Mrs. Earline R. Frierson said.

June 08, 2015 | | People & Places


Summer Reading Program Kickoff Saturday

Heroes, revelations, and exciting new places are all part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program.

June 05, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Eight presented at ‘Pearls of Perfection’ Cotillion

The Camden chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority presented eight debutantes at its 6th annual "Pearls of Perfection" Debutante Cotillion, held May 16 at the Camden Shrine Club.

June 05, 2015 | | People & Places


65th Anniversary

June 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Kershaw County Council on Aging to give free produce coupons

The KC Council on Aging Senior Vitality Center, in partnership with the S.C. Department of Social Services, will be issuing free coupons to low income individuals age 60 and older. These coupons may be used to purchase fresh produce at local participating farmers' markets. Each eligible person will receive $25 worth of coupons which may be used at participating markets from May through October 15. The coupons will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis until the supply is exhausted.

June 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Almost ‘ta da!’

The porch is welcoming, the bar is cozy, the dining rooms are simple but spacious and comfortable. All that is missing are the revelers it once hosted.

June 01, 2015 | Jane Seegars | People & Places


UDC, SCV conduct Confederate Memorial Day service

The John D. Kennedy Chapter #308, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans held a memorial service on May 9 at the Unknown Soldiers plot in Quaker Cemetery. There are more than 200 Confederate soldiers resting in Quaker Cemetery, including 19 in the unknown plot. The memorial marker states: "The final resting place of 19 Confederate Soldiers who died in the Camden Wayside Hospital and were cared for by the citizens of Camden."

May 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Fun and Games

May 29, 2015 | | People & Places


60th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jackson of Seneca, SC are celebrating their 60th anniversary on May 29, 2015. They were married at Shalersville Methodist Church in Ravenna, Ohio. They have three children: Lori Post of Columbus, Ohio; Denise Miller of Evergreen, CO and Jeff Jackson of Taylors, SC; four granddaughters: Ali Lefort, Nikki Steelman, Katie Post and Meredith Post. Mr. Jackson is retired from Whirlpool/Kitchen Aid Corp. Mrs. Jackson is retired from the Kershaw County School District. A future cruise is being planned.

May 29, 2015 | | People & Places


FAC Day Camp registration underway

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces its summer camps and activities for both children and adults beginning in early July of 2015. Enjoy favorite standbys such as dance, clay, and visual art, along with several new and exciting camps this summer. The camps will take place on the campus of the FAC located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks and cash are accepted.

May 27, 2015 | | People & Places


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Fourth of July BBQ essentials

The Fourth of July is tomorrow and revelers across the nation are preparing to toast their independence with family and friends. For many Americans, backyard barbecues are synonymous with the Fourth of July, a day that, in the United States of America, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden’s Did you Know?

While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!

The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Sesquicentennial State Park trip

Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden First welcomes new pastor, Rev. McCutcheon

Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


KC Library Summer Reading

As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Plant fun

Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


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