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Hengst employees drop the pounds

Employees of Hengst of North America recently concluded Hengst's Biggest Loser contest. Hengst, which manufactures motor vehicle parts, had 89 participants from their Camden and Warren, Michigan sites lose a total of 367 pounds between April 1 and June 30. Prizes were awarded to the top three biggest losers.

August 03, 2012 | Tenell Felder | Localife


Larry Doby ballpark reception

On July 26, a reception was hosted by the Camden Archives following the Larry Doby forever stamp unveiling ceremony. The Camden Fire Department assisted by grilling hot dogs, serving popcorn, Coca-Colas and peanuts.

July 30, 2012 | Tenell Felder Chronicle Independent | Localife


DAR representatives

July 23, 2012 | | Localife


CLASS act

The 2012 CLASS (Camden Lugoff Area Shag Society) Shag Blast was held June 9 at the Camden Shrine Club. The annual event is the club's major fundraiser, and this year's was a night of "great food, great music and great fellowship," according to CLASS Shag Blast Chairman Ray Amyette. With the support of sponsors, club members and others, CLASS donated $3,400 -- $1,700 each – to the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County and Food for the Soul of Kershaw County. On hand for the presentation were (from left) Deb McAbee, Patsy Bryant, Keith Williamson, Steve Van Horn ...

July 23, 2012 | | Localife


CHS Class of ’72 reunion scheduled for Sept. 29

The Camden High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40th reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 29 at the Camden Shrine Club.

July 23, 2012 | | Localife


Localife: Corn shucks

Challengers in the Kershaw County Farmers Market's recent corn shucking contest ripped into the competition with gusto. Despite the day starting with intense temperatures, the community gathered at the downtown Camden venue to enjoy a live DJ, food, fun and, of course, corn.

July 20, 2012 | By Porche' Matthews Special to the C-I | Localife


‘Pass the Plate’ for Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul, the Camden-based ministry that provides meals to the hungry and temporary emergency shelter and services for the homeless in Kershaw County, is conducting its second annual "Pass the Plate" fundraising campaign. The campaign, which will conclude Aug. 12, asks local civic groups, community organizations, businesses and churches around the county to "pass the plate" to support the organization in its efforts to end hunger and homelessness in Kershaw County.

July 18, 2012 | | Localife


The Habitat Store celebrates anniversary with new mascot, sale

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County will celebrate its fourth anniversary this week. For the proud and special occasion, The Habitat Store will have a "Mascot Sale" and introduce its new mascot -- Prissy Britches.

July 18, 2012 | By Porche' Matthews Special to the C-I | Localife


Fourth of July parade

The Camden First Baptist Church Children's saluted the Fourth of July with its annual parade. Heading out at 9:30 a.m. July 3, the center's children and staff -- dressed in red, white and blue and wearing festive hats -- walked through downtown carrying banners and waving flags, inspiring the holiday spirit in business neighbors. In all, 21 teachers and 65 youngsters – infants through fifth-graders – celebrated the patriotic holiday.

July 18, 2012 | | Localife


Legacy Run

Four members of American Legion Post 195 of Lugoff participated in the American Legion Riders (ALR) of South Carolina's statewide Legacy Scholarship Fund Benefit Run in April.

July 18, 2012 | | Localife


Camden native pens book that asks: coincidence or divine creation?

Kathryn Hewitt became pregnant at 15. Her mother was determined that she wouldn't become a statistic, so Hewitt continued her education and went on to college while raising her son. It was extremely challenging, the Camden native recalls, and on more than one occasion she thought she couldn't do it … but she did.

July 16, 2012 | | Localife


Trees get thirsty, too

Summer is officially here and we now have the temperatures to prove it! Along with high temperatures come afternoon showers and sometimes downright gully-washer rains. These rain events can be quite dramatic and appear like many inches have fallen from the sky. Unfortunately, most times this is not the case. Even in the rare occasions when we do actually get close to 1 inch of rain, it falls so hard and fast that the ground has little time to absorb it.

July 13, 2012 | By Liz Gilland Camden Urban Forester | Localife


Sizzling sounds

As if a Kershaw County summer needed more sizzle, that's what music fans will get when Jammin' in July returns Saturday to Historic Camden for the 17th edition of the popular evening of music.

July 11, 2012 | Tom Didato | Localife


Hobkirk Hill Chapter DAR awards first scholarships

This is the first year the Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has given (DAR) scholarships. For the past three years, we have had luncheons to raise money for a high school senior. Members of the DAR and benevolent citizens have contributed enough so that we are able to donate $500 scholarships to the following deserving seniors. These students have shown an interest in preserving history. They have participated in community activities and achieved high academic standards.

July 09, 2012 | By ANN MARTIN Special to the C-I | Localife


Mitchell, Clemson team engineer water system for Haitian village

Joshua Mitchell of Elgin traveled to Haiti in June with Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries for the dedication of a water system in an area that has been plagued by cholera since the 2010 earthquake that leveled the country's capital.

July 09, 2012 | | Localife


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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


God’s Helpers will hold annual Thanksgiving gathering

God's Helpers will have their 22nd annual Thanksgiving program at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Rev. Quentin Chavis will serve as guest speaker.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife


Kershaw County Bar Association and local law firm will hold 'Wills for Heroes'

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and the Kershaw County Bar Association will provide free estate planning and wills to Kershaw County first responders from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, October 30 at the Chamber of Commerce (Historic Robert Mills Courthouse), 607 Broad Street, Camden.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife


The search for Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen is on

Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen are seeking contestants for the 2015 pageant taking place Jan. 3, 2015 at Camden High School.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife




American Legion Post 17 will hold annual Thanksgiving dinner

American Legion James Leroy Belk Post 17 in Camden will hold its annual Thanksgiving dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife


Doby’s Mill kicks off ‘Real Men Read’ Week

Each year, Doby's Mill Elementary School hosts 'Real Men Read," a week-long reading extravaganza that brings scores of local men into the school, sending the message to the students that reading is important and enjoyable for everyone.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife


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