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An icy challenge

Thursday marked a special day for Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) students. Not only did they beat their Thursday morning goal of raising $5,000 for the United Way of Kershaw County (they raised $5,300), they got to see cheerleaders, ball players and the L-EHS Demon mascot douse Principal Worth Thomasson not once, but three times with ice cold water for their efforts.

August 25, 2014 | | Localife


Lions win award for second time

The Camden Lions Club won an award from the South Carolina Adopt A Highway program. The program recognized the club as the best of all in Kershaw County for maintain its section of roadway. This is the second time the Camden Lions Club has won this prestigious award. From left: Lions members Jim Varn, Phil McGee, Ed Stokes, Davie Beard, Pete Demeter, and Dan Lovatt.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife


Local USC honors student studies overseas in Italy

A University of South Carolina Honors College student from Kershaw County recently returned from a four-week Study Abroad in Italy (SAI) program.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife


Local actress plays Revolutionary War heroine

Often called "Daring Dicey," 14-year-old South Carolinian, Laodicea "Dicey" Langston, leaves her mark in history.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife


Elgin beauty is Miss Teen United States

Erika Cline is a 19-year-old Dean's List Student at the University of South Carolina and a 2013 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School won the 2014 Miss Teen United States title in a pageant held in Atlanta last month.

August 15, 2014 | Jim McGowan | Localife


Chance Art Presentation from

Patricia Richardson won the second quarter Chance Art award from Camden Art this year. Richardson was happy to receive her original work of art from Emily Houde, a local professional artist from Camden. The work of art was hand an original painted lampshade on a contemporary lamp stand valued at $150. Richardson said she expected to win because she admires Emily's work so much, She just knew she had to win.

August 13, 2014 | Jim McGowan | Localife


2014 calendar includes four early dismissal days for students starting Monday and Tuesday

Kershaw County School District students will report back to school on Monday, but the schedule for the first two days of the 2014-15 school year will look different than in years past.

August 13, 2014 | Jim McGowan | Localife


Grace Episcopal Scholarship winners

August 13, 2014 | Jim McGowan | Localife


Grey Hoke awarded 2014 Parrott Memorial Scholarship

Grey Hoke (second from left) recently received the 33rd David Parrott Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was presented at the Bethesda Presbyterian Church and was awarded for the Development of Christian Character. Hoke is a recent graduate of Camden High School and was a member of its baseball team. Hoke plans to attend The Citadel and hopes to be a pitcher on its baseball team. Also pictured from left to right are: Dr. Larry Parrott, Mrs. Barbara Hoke, Mr. Tom Hoke, Rev. John Hallman, Jacob Hoke and Mrs. Joy Parrott.

August 11, 2014 | | Localife


Battle of Camden Rememberance Day filled with activities

Saturday, August 16, 2014, will be the 234th anniversary of the Battle of Camden, considered the worst Patriot field battle defeat of the American Revolution. It was fought at dawn nine miles north of the town of Camden, at the time a strategically significant British garrison worthy of capture by the Americans.

August 11, 2014 | | Localife


Veterans warned about potential ‘scams’

As a veteran, beware of pension advance products that offer to pay military retirees a lump-sum payout in return for their monthly retirement payments.

August 11, 2014 | | Localife


County students test scores better than state average

Standardized test scores released this week by the South Carolina State Department of Education show local students exceed state averages and, in many cases, outperform their Midlands counterparts.

August 11, 2014 | | Localife


Blood Drive in memory of Dr. Peter McKoy

The American Red Cross is partnering with the health cabinet of Bethesda Presbyerian Church to sponsor a blood drive on Saturday, August 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | | Localife


Central Carolina Technical College pins 36 new graduates

Central Carolina Technical College's Health Sciences Division pinned 18 new medical assistants, 7 new massage therapists and 11 surgical technicians during 3 pinning ceremonies on Thursday, July 31. Each ceremony was held in the Iris Room of CCTC's Health Sciences Center in downtown Sumter.

August 04, 2014 | | Localife


Dr. Suess, library have new fan

July 30, 2014 | | Localife


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Camden Halloween treats and creeps

October 31, 2014 | | Localife


44th annual Revolutionary War Field Days this weekend

Kershaw County residents and visitors will converge upon Historic Camden, 222 S. Broad St., Camden for what Executive Director Joanna Craig said is the biggest yearly event at the site. This weekend's event, Revolutionary War Field Days Saturday and Sunday, is the 44th gathering at Historic Camden.

October 31, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Localife




Miss Burns and Mr. Koven wed

Miss Jacqueline Renee Burns and Mr. Matthew William Douglas Koven were married October 18, 2014 at 5 o'clock in the evening at Grace Church in Camden. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Reverend Robert W. Eldridge of St. Stephen's Church in Ridgeway. Following the ceremony a reception was held at Springdale Hall Club hosted by the bride's parents.

October 30, 2014 | | Localife


Almost There Party and Premier Photographic Exhibit will be held Nov. 6

Historic Camden will be hosting the "Almost There Party Premier Photograph Exhibit" by Cynthia Davis-Fussell from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the John McCaa House (McCaa's Tavern). A follow-up of last fall's popular "Bare Walls Party," this event will give guests the opportunity to see the progress of the restoration of McCaa's Tavern that occurred during the past 12 months. The event will also include a festive evening of food and entertainment, with music provided by local talents Ed Grossheim and Friends.

October 30, 2014 | | Localife


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