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CLASS Act

The 2016 Camden Lugoff Area Shag Society (CLASS) Shag Blast, the society's annual fundraiser, was recently held at the Camden Shrine Club, with 232 people attending. Thanks to sponsors and the work of club members, CLASS was able to donate $6,000 -- $3,000 each -- to The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County and Food for the Soul. CLASS made official check presentations June 30. Shown here is Shag Blast Chair Ray Amyette (sixth from left) presenting a check to Robin McAlpine, board president for Food for the Soul and Paula Sue Truesdale (fourth from right) presenting a check ...

July 08, 2016 | | People & Places


Scholarship winner

The Bethune Woman's Club (BWC) honored the recipient of the club's 2016 Scholarship with a certificate presentation at the BWC's May meeting. The scholarship is given to a deserving graduating senior from Bethune to aid in that student's further education. Ashley Blackwell (center), this year's scholarship recipient, is a Bethune resident. She graduated in June from McBee High School as salutatorian of her class. While being involved in a wide variety of activities during her high school career -- from drama club to National Technical Honor Sociey -- Ashley served as president of her class, marching band ...

July 08, 2016 | | People & Places


Butler-Nixon scholarships

July 08, 2016 | | People & Places


Find Waldo underway in downtown Camden

Looking for a fun way to spend a day while browsing downtown shops?

July 05, 2016 | | People & Places


Bethune Woman’s Club elects new officers

The Bethune Woman's Club recently elected new officers for 2016-2018. The Bethune Woman's Club was organized in 1951 and has served the community throughout the years by providing the Woman's Club Building as a meeting place for community events. Also the members are actively involved in fundraisers, providing scholarships, supporting arts and education, and hosting community events. Show here are (seated left to right) Brenda Knight, co-treasurer; Martha Stokes, secretary; Lawann McCoy, vice-president; Stephanie Weikel, president and Natalie Giverson, co-treaurer. Members pictured standing are (left to right) Shirley Greenawalt, Marion Greenawalt, Myrtis Newman, Pat Taylor, Betty Tidwell ...

July 05, 2016 | | People & Places


Community Pride

July 05, 2016 | | People & Places


Salkiehatchie Ministry repairs five homes

Whether they were up on a roof tearing out old tar paper or nailing in new shingles or under the floor boards of a home shoring up timbers, the volunteers of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church's Salkiehatchie-Wateree Camp mission spent a week wiping sweat from their brows with big smiles on their faces.

July 01, 2016 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Patriots, Picnic & Pops celebration is Sunday

Looking for a fun, family-friendly addition to July 4th activities?

June 28, 2016 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Kershaw County Library Summer Events -- July

Camden Branch

June 28, 2016 | | People & Places


Celebrating 109 years

Ethel Maxcy Griffin celebrates her 109th birthday on June 30th. Griffin was born in 1907 at Bradford Springs in Lee County. She worked at a department store in Sumter until 1941. She and her husband lived in five different states until his death in 1958. She moved to Camden to raise her children, Charles and Juanita. She started working for Belk's Department store in 1959 and worked there for the next 36 years, until she was 88 years old, retiring three different times. She has been a very popular lady all her life, from the "flapper" years to the ...

June 27, 2016 | | People & Places


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 annual Kids' Fourth of July Parade in downtown Camden. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Participants are asked to meet at Camden City Hall at 10 a.m. dressed in their parade regalia. At 10:30, a volunteer drum and fife corps, assembled for the occasion and under the direction of Robert Slade, will lead the parade down Rutledge Street to Broad Street where it will end. This is a free ...

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. This special arts program began in 1988 through a partnership with the Kershaw County School District. This year, 134 children from Kershaw County schools are participating.

June 24, 2016 | | People & Places


Camden 1st UMC celebrates pastor’s anniversary

Camden First United Methodist Church will celebrate Rev. Larry D. McCutcheon's first anniversary on Sunday during its regular 11 a.m. worship service. Rev. McCutcheon came to Camden First after completing 11 years of service at Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg. Rev. McCutcheon is described as an outstanding "people's person" wherein he effectively relates to and works with all segments of the church. However, he has a special gift in relating to and connecting with the youth and children of the church. Beyond the church, he serves as a Youth Arbitrator in the 5th Circuit Youth Arbitration ...

June 24, 2016 | | People & Places


School Days

June 21, 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 a.m.. The newly certified, out and back course starts and finishes at the historic Springdale Race Course in Camden. The course is a true "road race" as it all takes place on pavement.

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


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Kershaw County Library events - October

Camden Branch

September 27, 2016 | | People & Places


CHS 2016 Homecoming Court

September 27, 2016 | | People & Places


Pioneers’ seeds helped their church thrive for 150 years

Sunday, September 11, St. Matthew United Methodist Church (SMUMC)on Black River Road celebrated their 150th church anniversary with a morning service and an afternoon ...

September 13, 2016 | Katrina Moses | People & Places


Kershaw County Library Events -- September

Camden Branch

August 26, 2016 | | People & Places


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