The deadline for nominations for the Margot Rochester Landscape Award is this Friday by the city of Camden Parks and Trees Commission. The award recognizes a commercial business, public institution, organization, church or school for beautifying Camden with "exceptional landscaping and grounds maintenance." Last year, Camden Elementary School's sensory garden was selected for the 2012 Landscape Award winner.
Applications for the 2013-14 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.
The United Way of Kershaw County Board of Directors announces the availability of $20,000 to address the identified focus areas of Education, Financial Stability, Health and Hunger, and Homelessness. The funds are available through a competitive application process to any non-profit organization serving the community.
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library half-price book sale will be Saturday at the Burndale Shopping Center in the "old Piggly Wiggly Building" at 51 East DeKalb St. in Camden. The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Winners in the Lugoff-Elgin High School Mr. L-E competition are as follows: Austin Branham -- Mr. Congeniality and Mr. Dream Guy, Allen Jenerette -- Mr. Hunk and Mr. L-E 2013, and Toby Brettelle -- First Runner Up. Not pictured: Sarah Dean -- Miss Sweetheart. The Mr. L-E competition is sponsored by the L-EHS Journalism Department. The advisor is Shannon Team.
At the 2013 Mid-Winter Conference, Teresia Hayes was presented the National American Legion Auxilary Woman of the Year Award. She is the first South Carolinian to receive this prestigious award. Joining Ms. Hayes in the photo: Department of South Carolina Auxiliary Emergency Fund Chairman, Pear Sanders Mills, Department of South Carolina President, Barbara Stoffer and Sanders Stoney Unit 2013 First Vice President, Patricia Bush.
Kershaw County 4H Horse Club members received club pins for the 4H project work done in their club. Back row: Katherine Ellig, Adriana McMurphy, Cleo Lampert, Jay Murray, and Melissa Ferral; Middle row: Dylan Posey, Alex Posey, Kirsten Kahkola, Amelia Lee, and Addison Lee; Front: Joseph Hudson.
The Fourth of July is tomorrow and revelers across the nation are preparing to toast their independence with family and friends. For many Americans, backyard barbecues are synonymous with the Fourth of July, a day that, in the United States of America, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!
The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...
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.
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.