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L-EHS honors former teacher

Former Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) teacher Liz Simon (center) cuts a ceremonial ribbon during a May 13 ceremony naming the lobby to the school's gymnasium and auditorium in her honor. A group of Simon's former students successfully lobbied the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees to place a plaque officially making it the Elizabeth McCutcheon Simon Gymnasium and Auditorium Lobby. In addition, the group established a scholarship in Simon's name. Organizers said they took action to honor the "long-time and deeply influential teacher … who has contributed greatly to the school, its students and the district for more ...

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places


Veterans’ appreciation

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) accepts a plaque of appreciation presented to him by Camden American Legion Post No. 17's immediate past commander Clay Carruth on May 2. The plaque recognizes Scully's support of the Legion, other veterans organizations and veterans issues during his term as mayor. "James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recognizes your unwavering support of veterans during your tenure as Mayor of Camden," the plaque reads.

May 20, 2016 | | People & Places


Take a look back at Yesteryear

May 17, 2016 | | People & Places


TAB to host 2nd annual teen pregnancy prevention event

The Family Resource Center of Kershaw County's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will host it's second annual teen pregnancy prevention event this Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Scott Park on 242 Battleship Road, Camden. Local teenagers are invited to attend.

May 17, 2016 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


CCS Concert is Sunday

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is proud to present the Columbia Choral Society's Jasmine & Jazz -- An Afternoon with Dick Goodwin at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Wood Auditorium. This production is part of a celebration of the 85th anniversary of the Columbia Choral Society (CCS.) Tickets are $15 for general admission and are on sale now through the FAC Box Office and website www.fineartscenter.org.

May 17, 2016 | | People & Places


Rowan ARP celebrates centennial

Rowan Presbyterian Church celebrates its 100 years of service to God and community this weekend.

May 13, 2016 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Lugoff Garden Club meets Monday

The meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Karen Wendel in Lugoff SC. The Lugoff Garden Club meets Monday at the home of Mrs. Karen Wendel in Lugoff. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m. and the featured presentation starts at 7 p.m.

May 13, 2016 | | People & Places


Community Camera

May 10, 2016 | | People & Places


Clemson Extension programs continue

Does your lawn need some TLC? If you are interested in expanding your lawn care knowledge, register now for Lawn Care for the Homeowner workshop with Clemson Commercial Horticulture Agent Jackie Jordan. The class will be held tonight from 6 p.m. to 8:30 P.M at the Clemson Extension Homemakers Building at 632 West Dekalb Street in Camden and the cost will be $10. Included topics will be soil health, choosing a grass variety, weeds, grass diseases, watering, and maintenance.

May 10, 2016 | | People & Places


SAR to commemorate Washington’s visit

The Col. Joseph Kershaw Chapter, in conjunction with State Society President Wayne Cousar, will commemorate the 225th Anniversary of President Washington's visit to Camden on Wednesday, May 25. The commeration starts at 11 a.m. with a wreath-laying ceremony and special dramatic reading at the 18th century town square where Washington was welcomed by Intendant Joseph Kershaw. A second wreath-laying will follow at the SAR Revolutionary War Memorial Park near the original burial site of Baron Johann de Kalb. The South Carolina Color Guard is scheduled to provide military honors and musket volley at both locations.

May 10, 2016 | | People & Places


Boykin Mill Farms featured in S.C. Ag + Art Tour

Boykin Mill Farms and the town of Boykin will be featured on the giant Agri-tourism event taking place in Kershaw County June 18 and 19.

May 10, 2016 | | People & Places


CGG meets Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting Monday at Dixie Hall Plantation, home of Patsy Topping. This will be a business meeting so there will be no guests, but the speaker will be Joan Danforth who is Chairman of the Flower Guild for the Garden Club of Columbia. Her program will be on Floral Arrangement Initiatives in Columbia.

May 06, 2016 | | People & Places


‘Rosie the Riveter’ to be honored

Rosie the Riveter went by many names and came from all walks of life.

May 06, 2016 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


CamdenArt Honors Show opens May 17

CamdenART, an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will open its spring Honors Show entitled "The Spirit Within" on Tuesday, May 17 in the Bassett Gallery with a reception from 5:30 to 7p.m. The exhibition will honor the winners of the Fall Members' Show, a juried exhibition, along with 45 pieces of artwork in many different mediums including wood, clay, canvas and cast sculptures from Camden ART members.

May 06, 2016 | | People & Places


KMA Spring Concert Sunday

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA) will hold its spring concert on Sunday, May 8 at 3 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) An affiliate member of the FAC, the KCMA's spring concert will feature the members of KCMA along with several special guests from the community. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

May 03, 2016 | | People & Places


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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


Historic Camden Foundation to host lecturer June 30

The Historic Camden Foundation will host celebrated lecturer Dr. Andrew J. O'Shaughnessy June 30 at the Kershaw-Cornwallis House.

June 14, 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 ...

June 14, 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


Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program starts June 18

The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program is coming to Kershaw County. The goals of the program are to supplement the diets of low-income seniors with ...

June 07, 2016 | | People & Places


Kershaw County Library Summer events

Camden Branch

May 27, 2016 | | People & Places


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