By HALEY ATKINSON
Performers from Springer Theatricals will take audience members to a time when folk music met rock music and gave birth to an explosion of music that was danceable, easy to sing and oh so romantic when the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County presents the national tour of California Dreaming on Apr. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and military. California Dreaming is sponsored by Powers & Gregory Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors. The performance will be preceded by a cocktail hour from 7 to 8 p ...
Students enrolled in the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) health science and honors biomed programs won first, second and third place medals in statewide health occupations competition for high schools held March 12-14 in North Charleston.
It's raining, it's pouring and tornadoes are coming to Wateree Elementary School. Mrs. Lindsey Miles' students Emmy Sarabia and Noah Bounsavath worked together to make tornadoes during a recent science experiment.
Second Look Charities provides $6,000 yearly in scholarship support to the Foundation Scholars Program at Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC). Two of the recipients are Alice Holmes and Emily Tidwell. Holmes and Tidwell received the Mildred Yvonne Williams Scholarship named in memory of a dedicated Second Look Charities volunteer.
Recently, Thelma Rutledge and members of Camden Seniors and Friends donated books, stuffed animals and pillow cases to children in the Department of Social Services (DSS) system. Rutledge explained the group wanted to give back to these children. "We bought the stuffed animals and goods and delivered them," she said. Rutledge stated that she handmade the 50 pillowcases that were donated.
The Camden/Kershaw County Music Association, an affiliate of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, recently held the annual Brevard Scholarship Competition in the Wood Auditorium of the FAC.
Dale Sheheen, chair of Mental Health America (MHA) of Kershaw County recently announced MHA would be hosting its third annual Easter Family Tour at Aberdeen, home of Jack Bantley. Sheheen said, "Jack Brantley has again opened his home and grounds to our organization for a fund raising opportunity. Our mission is to promote mental health and to work for improved care, treatment and quality of life for persons with mental illness."
Students at Jackson Elementary School are getting ready to walk or run in the Clinic Classic Challenge which benefits the Community Medical Clinic (CMC). The Clinic Classic Challenge will be held April 26.
Kershaw County schools are celebrating March as Red Cross Month by holding their annual Million Penny Drive to benefit the American Red Cross Sandhills Chapter. The coin collection takes place during March at all Kershaw County public schools.
North Central High School (NCHS) recently crowned Abigail Durant and William McInvaille as its 2014 Miss and Mr. Green and Gold. Contestants in the pageant danced to an opening number. The pageant's theme this year was "Blast from the Past," so the contestants' casual wear was theme-based.
By Josh Arrants
Thursday, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Charlotte Thompson Fire Department (CTFD), located at 746 St. Matthews Road in Camden, will hold its 56th annual barbecue. All plates are $8 each and profits benefit the volunteer fire department and the community center. The event is an opportunity for friends and neighbors to eat together at the community center. Take-out is also available.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bruce Catoe of Bethune, S.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Moriah Catoe, to Mr. Russell Jacob Rogers, of McBee, S.C.
Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.
The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.
Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.
Summer dance students will have the opportunity to audition for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA) Junior and Senior Camden Crew Dance Teams, Friday, July 25 in the FAC Dance Studio. Times are set by dance styles and are as follows:
The Camden Lions Club recently installed new officers and thanked the community for its support of club programs, having collected more than 1,300 pairs of used eye glasses. Boxes are located at the Food Lion shopping center in Lugoff, Rubin Eye Care Center in the K-Mart shopping center, the Walmart Vision Center, Belk and the Food Lion shopping center in Dusty Bend. The club supplied these glasses to local church groups for those in need in Honduras and Guatemela. Camden Lions have also assisted with eye operations and hearing aids for the needy. The club meets on the second ...
Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...
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