This Sunday the Bethune Recreation Center will host an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. The Recreation Center is located at 109 College St. East or U.S. Highway 1 beside Bethune Memorial Park.
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.
Kathy Barnes, chair of Mental Health America of Kershaw County, recently announced that they would be hosting its second annual Easter Family tour at Aberdeen, home of Jack Brantley.
The Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge will be hosting a Line Dance Workshop to raise funds for local scholarships. The Workshop will be Saturday, March 16 at the lodge at 1332 Elk Lodge Court, Lugoff, S.C.
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.
Clifton Harryton Anderson, a 1959 graduate of Claflin University, has been nominated for the 2013 Hall of Fame class of inductees.
Command Sergeant Major Clyde Hayes and Peggie Hayes of Camden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 16.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday, March 11 at 3 p.m. Nancy Wylie will host the group at 414 Laurens St., Camden, for tea. Julie Trott and Mary Acken will be co-hostesses.
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale will be held at the Burndale Shopping Center in the "Old Piggly Wiggly" building on Jefferson Davis Highway in Camden. The sale began Thursday, with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 to 8 p.m. The sale will be open to the public on Friday from 12 to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. "Half-price Sale Day" will be the following Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 ...
Habitat for Humanity is building a new home in Kershaw County. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that gives low-income families the opportunity to improve their own lives.
There will be a 4H camp this summer at Camp Long in Aiken, S.C. The camp is for ages 8 to 14 and will take place from June 10 to 14.
Dr. Raushannee R. Thompson, a Lugoff native, was recently awarded the Living the Legacy Award by the Columbia S.C. section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). The NCNW was founded in 1935 and has the mission to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. The Living the Legacy award was given in recognition of Thompson's "worthwhile service to humanity."
Lauren Allen of Lugoff has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. Her poem "Corduroy Road," was nominated by the editors of The Petigru Review, South Carolina Writers Workshop's anthology. It will compete with other nominated short stories, poems, and essays to be included in the annual collection.
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.
Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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