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Lake Wateree queens crowned

Miss Lake Wateree and Miss Lake Wateree Teen were crowned recently at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. This pageant was an official Miss South Carolina preliminary. The queens are, from left, Miss Lake Wateree Teen 2014, Delaney Provow, and Miss Lake Wateree, Amanda Bodie. Dovow is a sophomore at Lugoff-wElgin High School and Bodie is a sophomore at Clemson University. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/misslakewateree.

November 25, 2013 | | People & Places


Camden High School homecoming queen

Earlier this season, Camden High School crowned LaQuasha Jefferson, third from left, as homecoming queen. Pictured, from left to right, are Sarah Galloway (second runner up), Clark Joseph (Galloway's escort), Jefferson, Taylor Kelly (Jefferson's escort), Madison Woody (first runner-up), and Grey Hoke (Woody's escort).

November 25, 2013 | | People & Places


Library, Rotary host food drives to benefit community food banks

The Kershaw County Library ran a Food for Fines drive earlier this fall. Patrons with fines were offered the opportunity to reduce the amount they owed by donating nonperishable food items at $1 towards fines per item. The donated food items were given to Christian Community Ministries (CCM) and also to Community of Hope Food Bank in Elgin and Bethune First Baptist Church to help stock their food pantries.

November 25, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Dabney family members await new book The Dabneys of South Carolina

A group of Dabney family members from across the state met in late October to preview plans for a new book, The Dabneys of South Carolina, to be published in early 2014. The event was hosted by Doris Faye Vinson at her home in Camden. The authors of the new book are John Edward Dabney, a native of Rock Hill, who presently resides in New Jersey, and his cousin, Joseph Earl Dabney, a native of Kershaw, who lives in Atlanta. Joseph Dabney is also an award-winning author and writer of several books.

November 20, 2013 | | People & Places


FAC and city of Camden announce plans for second annual ‘Horsing around on the Town Green’ event

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the City of Camden are pleased to present an evening of entertainment to kick off the Colonial Cup weekend on Friday. Now in its second year, this free and exciting event will begin at 6 p.m. with food and drink vendors along with music on the Town Green. The Root Doctors, a popular cover and dance band, will take the stage at 7 p.m.

November 20, 2013 | | People & Places


South Carolina author to visit Camden

Author Sherman Carmichael will visit Books on Broad November 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St., in Camden. Carmichael's book, Eerie South Carolina, will be available for purchase and autographing. This event is free and open to the public.

November 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Operation Christmas Child collection begins this week throughout community

By TENELL FELDER

November 18, 2013 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


How to thaw, prepare and stuff a Thanksgiving turkey

By DEON LEGETTE

November 18, 2013 | | People & Places


Camden author presents story to Hollywood

Author Solutions LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in supported self-publishing, hosted its Book-to-Screen PitchFest at the New York City Mariott Marquis Hotel in the heart of Times Square October 25-26. Camden author Doreen Hawkins Heath had the unique opportunity to pitch her story, A Sea of Rage Inside of Me, to representatives from entertainment industry companies.

November 18, 2013 | | People & Places


Amanda McNulty to speak at Lugoff Garden Club

Amanda McNulty, Clemson Extension agent

November 15, 2013 | | People & Places


Grace Episcopal Church Women host annual calendar sale

The Grace Episcopal Church Women have produced its annual Camden calendar with drawings of residences and other significant structures in Camden and its environs. Local artists have generously donated their time and talent to produce the pen and ink representations used in the calendar.

November 13, 2013 | | People & Places


CamBand hosting fruit sale

The CamBand Annual Fruit Fundraiser runs from Oct. 31 until Nov. 24 via online order.

November 13, 2013 | | People & Places


Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week observed with local events

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is being observed across the country next week, the week before Thanksgiving. The Kershaw County Housing Partnership is sponsoring the following local events in the hope that all citizens will participate in at least one:

November 11, 2013 | | People & Places


Camden Garden Club meeting Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Donna Freyer. Normally there is a speaker along with a program for members, but this month will be a special hands-on program on making and designing arrangements.

November 08, 2013 | | People & Places


King Haiglar Garden Club to meet Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Jan Tilford will host the group at 1709 Mill St., in Camden. Virginia Isler and Sherry Sweet-Miller will co-host. There will be a social time with refreshments for all to enjoy.

November 08, 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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