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Local Elks Lodge gives to Sacks of Love

Sacks of Love, a weekend feeding ministry for students in Kershaw County schools, was presented a check for $1,000, by Jim Sterzinger, trustee, and Rich Wagner, PER and chairman of the board of directors for the Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge No. 2606. Pictured is Sterzinger with Kathy Hall, coordinator for the Sacks of Love Ministry.

October 21, 2013 | | People & Places


Bulldog Regiment to compete at State Championships Saturday

The Camden Bulldog Regiment will compete in the South Carolina Upper State Championships Saturday. The competition is held in Duncan at James F. Byrnes High School. The Bulldog Regiment recently took away several awards at the Blue Jacket Fanfare Marching Competition hosted by Aynor High School. They won first place for Best Drum Major, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard and Best Horn Line. The Bulldog Regiment placed second overall for their division, also taking home a plaque for Excellence and the Blue Jacket Fanfare.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places


United Way of Kershaw County to hold third annual Chili Cook-off

The United Way of Kershaw County will host its third annual Chili Cook-off on November 9 at downtown Camden's Town Green. Music will be provided by Fair Jam from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Reflections from 12 to 3 p.m. Chili will be served from 12 to 2 p.m. Premier sponsors of the event are SAFE Federal Credit Union and Lugoff Automotive Group.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places


Unimin Corporation hosts deer hunt in support of ‘Wounded Warriors’

The Unimin Corporation's Lugoff plant sponsored a deer hunt for the "Wounded Warriors Project" Saturday. South Carolina Department of Natural Resource officers Matt McCaskill and John Baird were present to show their support.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places


The miracle baby

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month and families across the state and nation will be celebrating individuals with Down Syndrome at the Buddy Walk. The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Judge Cooper presents life of Mendel L. Smith

The Kershaw County Historical Society will host a special program on the life and career of Medel L. Smith (1870-1934), Camden attorney, Kershaw County legislator, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives and 5th Judicial Circuit Judge. The public is invited to a presentation by G. Thomas Cooper Jr. on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the historic Mills Courthouse at 607 Broad St., in Camden.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Fall Festival Saturday at Lugoff Ford

The third annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday at Lugoff Ford at 979 Highway 1 in South Lugoff.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


2013 hospital auxiliary golf tournament ‘swings’ into gear

On page 1 of the March 1, 1912 issue of the Camden Chronicle, Mrs. Douglas A. Boykin made a fervent appeal to women of Kershaw County to organize and work for a hospital in Camden: "You mothers! You housewives! You busy women! These are the ones we want to help us. The busy woman is always the woman that accomplishes the most work outside of her home. The woman of leisure only has time to devote to herself."

October 14, 2013 | | People & Places


Local restaurant supports cancer research by 'going pink'

Employees from the Lugoff Captain D's sported pink shirts to show their support of Breast Cancer Research. They are from left to right: Tammy Cantillion, Patricia Blyther, Ashley Whren, Paula Brown and Stephanie Woods. Captain D's says that it is committed to being part of the local community and to supporting causes that mean a great deal to its guests. That is why its company, CD's Midlands, Inc. (a franchisee of seven Captain D's restaurants in South Carolina) will be participating in Breast Cancer Awareness month. During the month of October, the restaurants have pledged to ...

October 14, 2013 | | People & Places


CHS holds Dig Pink volleyball event

The Camden High School (CHS) volleyball program will host its annual "Dig Pink" match today at CHS's Michael G. Culp court. All proceeds of the event will be given to the Sideout Foundation which benefits breast cancer awareness and research. The first match of the evening will feature Camden vs. Cardinal Newman at 5 p.m. The second match will have Irmo playing Cardinal Newman; the final match will be between Camden and Irmo.

October 09, 2013 | | People & Places


Historic Camden to host McCaa’s Tavern Bare Walls Party

The December 29, 1794, entry James Kershaw, the eldest son of Joseph Kershaw, wrote in his 1791-1814 diary states: "Dance at McCaa's per subscription." One can only assume McCaa's proprietor, John McCaa, offered the locals and wayfarers to Camden such evenings of gaiety frequently, as many taverns did.

October 07, 2013 | | People & Places


Mother/Daughter Banquet for God’s Helpers group

The God's Helpers 13th annual Mother/Daughter Banquet will be Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

October 02, 2013 | | People & Places


Civil War author to visit Camden

Dr. T. Felder Dorn will be at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., in Camden, October 8, from 5:30 - 7 .p.m to autograph copies of his book, Challenges on the Emmaus Road: Episcopal Bishops Confront Slavery, Civil War, and Emancipation.

This book, which will be released this month by the University of South Carolina Press, covers the period 1840 – 1875 and examines the words and actions of Episcopal bishops of that era, first concerning slavery and then concerning the momentous events and issues spawned by that institution.

October 02, 2013 | | People & Places


Lyceum Series program at Historic Camden Site

On January 13, 1781, Lieutenant Colonel Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee Jr. and his legion of cavalry of troops reported to Major General Nathaneal Greene, commander of the Continental Army's southern department then encamped at South Carolina's Pee Dee River.

October 02, 2013 | | People & Places


Keeping it safe when ‘brown-bagging’

By DEON LEGETTE

October 02, 2013 | | 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


KCMA scholarship competition Feb. 20

This year, the Kershaw County Music Association will hold a Music Competition on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in ...

February 12, 2016 | | 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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