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Camden First welcomes new pastor, Rev. McCutcheon

Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


KC Library Summer Reading

As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Plant fun

Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Big noses, big hearts

Karl and Kay Allen of Black River Rescue, and Lucy, part of their four-legged family and co-workers, present a special children's program at the Kershaw County Library. The program included information on their dogs' special talents and what the Allens and their dogs do. The Allens taught the children to "hug a tree" if they ever happen to become lost in the woods because body scents populate and remain trapped under limbs and branches, which can help bloodhounds find and rescue them. Bloodhounds not only have super-sensitive noses -- more than 4 million scent cells -- they also have floppy ears ...

June 26, 2015 | | People & Places


PTHS kids in KidFest

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) student Paisley Beam walks in the Belk's KidFest fashion show in late March. Paisley was one of several PTHS Bullpups featured in the fashion show. During the show, Belk Stores presented PTHS with a $4,154 donation. The store offered customers an opportunity to support local Title I elementary schools during Angel Days, a holiday fundraiser, and 100 percent of the proceeds were given to the school. Belk chose PTHS from among Title I schools in Richland and Kershaw County school districts. A portion of the proceeds will go toward a 21st Century ...

June 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Salvation Army clothing bins at Russell & Jeffcoat

The Salvation Army of the Midlands has a new clothing donation bin at the Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate Inc. office located at 509 Broad St. in Camden.

June 24, 2015 | | People & Places


Hagins honored for Salkehatchie work

Richard Hagins, standing with his daughters, holds a framed joint resolution from the S.C. General Assembly presented during the June 21 morning worship service at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC). State Sen. Vincent Sheheen and State Rep. Laurie Funderburk presented the resolution honoring Hagins for his work with Salkehatchie, LSUMC, and other community service organizations such as United Way and Habitat For Humanity. Hagins and his late wife, Sara, founded the Salkehatchie-Wateree Camp, part of the S.C. United Methodist Church's Salkehatchie Ministry in 1990. Under Hagins' leadership, Salkehatchie-Wateree camp has performed major repairs and renovations to ...

June 24, 2015 | | People & Places


Salkehatchie

It is mid-afternoon and the temperature outside is broiling -- well above 90 -- and humid. The only relief is an occasional hot gasp of wind which barely stirs listless leaves on tired trees.

June 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Ribbon Cutting

June 22, 2015 | | People & Places


SMS Jr. Beta Club

During the end of the school year, the National Junior Beta Club at Stover Middle School completed a service project in which they collected DVDs for the children at Palmetto Health Richland. They collected approximately 300 movies and raised $715 through classroom challenges for the purchase of additional movies. The movies were presented to representatives of Palmetto Health Richland Children's Hospital. Thank you to the students, staff, and community members who participated in such a worthwhile cause.

June 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Q&A with Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen

Saturday marks the start of the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen competition for 78 young ladies, two of which will be representing Camden. Abbie Zvejnieks was crowned Miss Camden the beginning of this year along with Olivia Loynes who was crowned Miss Camden Teen. Abbie will be attending Wake Forest in the fall and Olivia is a rising junior at North Central High School.

June 19, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Arts Arising marks 25 years

Arts Arising celebrates its 25th year this summer. The program began in 1988 through a partnership with the Kershaw County School District and the Fine Arts Center. This year, more than 120 children from Kershaw County schools are participating.

June 19, 2015 | | People & Places


Patriots, Picnic & Pops to kick off holiday weekend

Historic Camden is putting on an old fashioned Independence Day celebration – and everyone is invited.

June 17, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Camden Rotary Scholarships

June 15, 2015 | | People & Places


Reflections to close out Finally Friday series

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will close out its popular free outdoor concert series, Finally Friday with Reflections, a Camden favorite. The concert will take place Friday, June 26 at the Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. The rain location will be on the stage in the Wood Auditorium.

June 15, 2015 | | People & Places


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Camden Coin Club annual fall show is Sept. 19

Looking for a rare and unusual coin, or think you might have one?

August 28, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


WES First Day Fun

August 28, 2015 | | People & Places


Fine Arts Center annual meeting September 10

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Jim & Pat ...

August 28, 2015 | | People & Places


Auditions for “A Raisin in the Sun” start Tuesday

Auditions for the fall Camden Community Theatre production of Lorraine Hansberry's drama, A Raisin in the Sun will be held at the Fine Arts ...

August 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Lugoff teen wins title of World’s Teen Miss Tourism 2015

Cassandra Grace Gibson of Lugoff recently brought home the National title of World's Teen Miss Tourism 2015. She was crowned Aug. 2 in Clarksville ...

August 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Writers creative workshop September 26

The Camden Writers will host a creative writing workshop on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Central Carolina Technical ...

August 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Blaney Fire Department spaghetti fundraiser a success

Despite the hot, blistering weather on Saturday Aug. 1, Blaney Firefighters and volunteers braved the heat to serve the community a spaghetti luncheon and dinner ...

August 26, 2015 | By Patricia Harmon | People & Places


‘You Buy, We Give’ aims to help people eat well on a budget

Food for the Soul, a local non-profit dedicated to feeding the hungry and helping the homeless, and Books on Broad, a local Camden book store ...

August 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


FAC Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch Aug. 29

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will host its 2015 Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, August 29 from 11:30 ...

August 21, 2015 | | People & Places


‘Meet’ Henry Laurens at the Archives on Sunday

Looking to do something a little different this weekend?

August 21, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Roger Jennings Davis Scholarship

Parker Robinson and Alex Zimmerman, both of whom are attending the University of South Carolina this fall, were recently awarded scholarships by the family of ...

August 21, 2015 | | People & Places


We want your ideas!

You may notice a couple of iconic landmarks of our community pictured here.

July 22, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


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