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Congressional Gold Medal presented in honor of the late Cpl. John Dais

On Sept. 2, the late Cpl. John Dais was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor for distinguished achievement, for his service in the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific from 1942-1949. Dais served as a Montford Point Marine, the first group of African-American men to integrate the Marine Corps.

October 01, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Congressional Gold Medal presented in honor of the late Cpl. John Dais

On Sept. 2, the late Cpl. John Dais was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor for distinguished achievement, for his service in the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific from 1942-1949. Dais served as a Montford Point Marine, the first group of African-American men to integrate the Marine Corps.

October 01, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Rachel Joy Scott’s chain of kindness

"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People never know how far a little kindness can go,"

September 26, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Rachel’s Challenge is for all of us

When I first heard about Rachel's Challenge coming to Lugoff-Elgin Middle School I wasn't sure what to expect. Well, then again, I expected a run-of-the-mill "be kind to others" presentation. I wondered what relevance a school tragedy that occurred 13 years ago could have today.

September 26, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


God’s Helpers to host mother, daughter banquet

God's Helpers will celebrate their annual Mother/Daughter Banquet on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. The guest speaker will be Elder Millie Nelson. Nelson is a Congregational Specialist with the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. In this position, Nelson equips and connects local churches to empower them to be effective in ministry to the communities they serve.

September 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Rachel’s Challenge coming to L-EMS

On April 20, 1999, one of the most horrific school shootings in U.S. history took place at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado.

September 21, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Auditions Announced for the FAC’s Holiday Production: A Christmas Story

Auditions for a holiday favorite, A Christmas Story, will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Wood Auditorium starting at 7 p.m.

September 21, 2012 | | People & Places


CCM food pantry in critical need of certain food items

Around 10:30 a.m. Friday, many people might have just enjoyed a mid-morning snack or might have been discussing with co-workers where they would like to eat for lunch. One Camden resident sat in an office at Christian Community Ministries (CCM) requesting food to help her family get through the week.

September 17, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Camden resident appointed as a Cecchetti USA National Examiner

Cecchetti USA, a national organization of dance educators, is pleased to announce Camden resident Judith Hawkesworth has been appointed as a Cecchetti USA National Examiner.

September 14, 2012 | | People & Places


The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County hosts 2012 annual meeting

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will host its annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Jim & Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing at the FAC. Donors, friends, participants and volunteers are especially invited to gather as the Center reviews its accomplishments in 2011-2012 and announce its plans for an exciting 2012-2013 season.

September 14, 2012 | | People & Places


September is National Literacy Month

"Literacy is at the root of a person's ability to succeed and the family is at the heart."

September 14, 2012 | | People & Places


Kendall Park fall stroll

September 14, 2012 | | People & Places


United Way of Kershaw County celebrates its 2013 campaign kickoff

Monday, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) kicked off its 2013 campaign by visiting organizations from their five division sites.

September 12, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


DME’s Race To Read set for Sept. 29; early registration deadline extended to Sept. 12

For the past four years, when the Doby's Mill Elementary's (DME) Race to Read participants have lined up, there's been at least two members of the Adongo family present. It's become a tradition the family looks forward to.

September 12, 2012 | | People & Places


Camden Walmart awards local KCSD schools with grants

For the third year in a row, Camden Walmart has partnered with the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to sponsor the Stuff a Bus promotion, making the students the real winners.

September 10, 2012 | | People & Places


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Camden First UMC celebrates 17th anniversary on Sunday

Camden First United Methodist Church celebrates its 17th anniversary this Sunday, March 8.

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


CCB Winter Concert Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its Winter Concert on March 8 in the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Pictured is CCCB saxophonist Bob Loryea practicing his solo for the upcoming concert on Sunday. Program highlights include "Begin the Beguine" arranged by CCCB Associate Conductor Robert Wertz with Mike Clyburn playing flugelhorn solo, "Country Gardens" led by CCCB Conductor Emeritus Pat Wylie, "Bolero" and "Sprach Zarathustra" (You'll recognize it when you hear it). The CCCB is an affiliate of the ...

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


Using newspapers to teach kids in the classroom

Few resources are as inexpensive yet inherently valuable as the daily newspaper. For as little as the loose change in their pockets, readers can get all their local news, as well as learn what is going on in their communities and, for sports fans, what happened during last night's games.

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


Reading with Dr. Seuss

Students, staff, and parents at Lugoff Elementary recently enjoyed a parade to celebrate the books of Dr. Seuss. Classes chose a Seuss book, made a banner, and dressed as the characters to march in the parade. Pictured above is Lugoff Elementary School teacher Mrs. Williamson's Kindergarten class.

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


There’s no place like home …

Jerry Stevenson, Artistic Director at Columbia Children's Theater, remembers his first forays in Community Theater, back during his childhood during the early 1970s.

March 04, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


United Way of Kershaw County thanks contributors at campaign Luncheon

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) hosted a luncheon to recognize volunteers and contributors from this year's campaign. The money raised will benefit the numerous UWKC partner agencies that serve Kershaw County. During the luncheon, representatives from each campaign division were recognized and thanked for their work during this campaign season. The Boys and Girls Club Step Team, the Kershaw County Diamonds, performed during the event.

March 02, 2015 | | People & Places


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