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YallFest Book Festival

Students and staff from North Central Middle School and North Central High School recently attended the YallFest Book Festival in Charleston.. This was the 5th annual conference for young adult book authors, which included panel discussions and book signings. The group attended sessions from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. With 63 authors, various book publishers, and 12,000 fans in attendance there was much to see and hear. While in Charleston, the group also went by the Emanuel AME Church and visited the campuses of the Citadel and College of Charleston. Attendees included: (back row) Ross Freeman, Jessica Freeman ...

December 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Lorine celebrates 100 years

Lorine Stogsdill of Camden celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov. 30. She was born Nov. 30, 1915. Lorine celebrated with her family and friends during a huge party and enjoyed a lunch with her grandson, Richard Stogsdill. Her favorite activities are reading the Chronicle-Independent and The State. Lorine is pictured with her cat, Buttermilk.

December 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Richard Kirkland honored

A ceremony to honor the memory of Richard Kirkland, known as "The Angel of Mary's Heights," was held Dec. 12 in Quaker Cemetery.

December 22, 2015 | | People & Places


DAR celebrates 125th anniversary

The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently hosted a tea to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

December 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Girl Scouts collect for Operation Christmas Child

Area Girl Scout troops recently worked together to collect donations for Operation Christmas Child and Toys for Tots, Girl Scout Troop 3415, led by Katie Chmiel, Troops 1278 and 937, both led by Lindsey Cox and Emily Skufca and Troop 3444, led by Cathy Floyd, have collected donations and worked together to fill 70 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child as well as donate to the Toys for Tots organization. The troops are also visiting local nursing homes in the community to spread holiday cheer by caroling to the residents.

December 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Industrial division contributes $270,000 to UWKC

In July, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) kicked off it's 2016-2017 campaign by hosting its Industrial Division luncheon. Representatives from Kershaw County Industries set campaign goals and shared fund raising ideas. Since July, industrial companies in Kershaw County and their employees have raised more than $250,000.

December 18, 2015 | | People & Places


2015 Kershaw County Christmas Parade

December 16, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Chamber Choir Christmas Concert, today

The Chamber Choir of Kershaw County will present its annual Christmas Concert today at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. Joining them in this performance will be area musicians (strings, flute, percussion) and vocalists to celebrate the 25th Christmas Concert.

December 15, 2015 | | People & Places


King Haiglar Garden Club meets Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club will celebrate the season at its annual Christams Tea and Ornament Exchange. Carol Meckstroth will host members and guests at 3:30 p.m. Monday at 2307 Moultrie Rd., Camden. Sandra Lease, Carolyn McKittrick and Nancy Wylie will cohost and provide refreshments.

December 11, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Garden Club meet Monday

The Camden Garden Club meets Monday at the home of Diane Jones. This will be the club's Holiday Tea and Celebration of Membership. It is a very festive meeting with lots of prospective new members and gardening friends mixing and mingling dressed in holiday attire.

December 11, 2015 | | People & Places


A new challenge: Flood victim discusses efforts to rebuild

Early one morning, Lugoff-Elgin High School sophomore Madison Huntley received a call she was in no way expecting. Her beloved home had flooded, and much of it was lost to the torrents of water which kept seeping in.

December 11, 2015 | Callie Shirley | People & Places


Camden native Elizabeth West to hold book signing Saturday

Author, scholar, and Camden native Elizabeth Cassidy West will be in Camden Saturday for a special book signing event.

December 11, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Downhome cooking with Millie

Christmas Mystery Fruitcake

December 08, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Community Concert Band Christmas concert

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present their Christmas concert this Sunday at 3 p.m. at Camden High School. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB is in its 36th year of presenting music to the Camden and Kershaw County area. The band has four concerts per year – two in Rectory Square Park and two at Camden High School. Associate conductor Robert Wertz will direct the band during most of the concert with assistance from other band members. Sunday will open with James Curnow's "Overture to a Winter Festival" followed by "Baby It ...

December 08, 2015 | | People & Places


Thursday, Fine Arts Center presents Edward Arron & Friends

Edward Arron & Friends will perform in the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center's Wood Auditorium for the second concert of the three-part Chamber Music Series Thursday at 7 p.m. The concert will feature selections by Mozart, Gustav, Musto, and Fauré. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the concert, with a student ticket for $15.

December 08, 2015 | | People & Places


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Equus Film Festival gallops into Camden this week

Attention indie film lovers and equine enthusiasts: the Equus Film Festival WINNIE Winners are coming to Camden.

February 12, 2016 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Hats for cancer patients

ALALA is a Boutique for cancer survivors all over the state of South Carolina. They come to Camden once a month at the Senior Center ...

February 12, 2016 | | People & Places


Danish String Quartet performs Feb. 14

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will present the last concert of the 2015-16 Chamber Music Series on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 5 p ...

February 09, 2016 | | People & Places


UDC hosts annual Lee-Jackson Luncheon

On January 23, 2016, the John D. Kennedy Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy held a luncheon at the Kershaw House to honor Generals Robert ...

February 09, 2016 | | People & Places


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