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Miss Emily McElveen crowned at pageant

Emily McElveen was crowned Miss Merry Christmas Overall Queen at the annual pageant held in Lexington on December 8, 2012. Emily is also the SC Diabetes Association's ADA Queens For a Cure 2012 Overall Winner. She will be representing the association in several events and fundraisers during the coming year. Emily is the three-year-old daughter of Ray & Aimee McElveen and is a student in the 3K class at Grace Church Kindergarten.

December 17, 2012 | | People & Places


Have happy, healthy holidays this season

During the holidays, our family routines change. We're around more people, we're shaking more hands, and cooking more food than usual.

December 17, 2012 | Deon S. Legette | People & Places


Coping with grief during the holidays

Grief is a healthy, human response to situations, such as the death of a loved one; separation or divorce; injury or disability; loss of job, property or pet and even children leaving home, especially for the first time.

December 17, 2012 | Clifton H. Anderson Special to the C-I | People & Places


Elgin Lights welcomes families for Christmas

A winter wonderland.

December 14, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Lyttleton Street UMC presents a live Nativity scene Dec. 23

The Youth of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church will present a live Nativity scene, Dec. 23 at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. They invite the public to join them for this special event. Afterwards, guests are invited to the Family Life Center for hot chocolate and to view the Christmas Tree Showcase. Children's and youth Sunday school classes have chosen a theme, made ornaments and decorated the trees that are featured in the showcase. Lyttleton Street UMC wishes the community a Merry Christmas.

December 14, 2012 | | People & Places


Bel Canto coming to Mt. Moriah Baptist

Bel Canto, a musical ensemble of Columbia, will present a Christmas program on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. at Moriah Baptist Church, located on the corner of Broad and York Streets. The program will feature carols, spirituals, modern pieces and gospel selections.

December 14, 2012 | | People & Places


Camden celebrates Arbor Day

Dec. 7 marked the 25th anniversary of the city of Camden's Arbor Day celebration. A program was held at the site of the former Camden Oak to commemorate the event.

December 10, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


King Haiglar Garden Club Christmas tea

The King Haiglar Garden Club will celebrate the holiday season with thier annual Christmas tea and ornament exchange.

December 07, 2012 | | People & Places


Lakeside Ministries donates to local charities

Lakeside Ministries is an interdenominational worship service supported by Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Each summer, all offerings are donated back to the area communities through local charities. $10,415 was collected this year and will be divided between charities that help provide food, shelter, clothing and housing to people; charities that help children in need, help with addiction and animal care. Some of the local charities are Christian Community Ministries of Camden, Food for the Soul Kershaw County, Family Resource Center, Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, Transitional Housing Project of Camden and Wateree Community ...

December 07, 2012 | | People & Places


Joey McClain earns Eagle Scout rank

Joseph "Joey" McClain achieved the rank and distinction of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony on Nov. 10. A longtime member of Troop 316 sponsored by St. John's United Methodist Church, Joey's required service project included installing two permanent fire containment pits at Poinsett State Park in Wedgefield. Joey is pictured here alongside the fire safety rules he constructed and installed on site. The son of Lisa McClain of Lugoff, Joey is currently studying Music Education at Lander University in Greenwood.

December 07, 2012 | | People & Places


Camden ART fall show opens at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

Camden ART (formerly Camden Art Association) will open its fall show in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) today with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. just prior to the Edward Arron & Friends Chamber Music concert. Light hors d'ouevres and a cash bar will be available. The opening reception is sponsored by First Community Bank. The Camden ART exhibit will be on display in the Bassett Gallery until Jan. 18, 2013.

December 07, 2012 | | People & Places


Garden Girls tree dedication

Nov. 28, the Gardening Girls Study Club celebrated Arbor Day by planting a Ginkgo tree in front of the Kershaw County Library. Reverend Barnhill gave the invocation and benediction for the tree dedication, and State Sen. Vincent Sheheen spoke about his growing up in Camden. Amy Schofield, director of Kershaw County Library, was excited to receive the tree. "We are honored to have this tree planted here ... We are going to take good care of it," said Schofield. Pictured from left to right are, Katherine Doty; Garden Club of South Carolina President Maida Dantzler; Sarah Floyd; National Garden Club Chairman ...

December 03, 2012 | | People & Places


The Hospital Auxiliary’s Lights of Love returns this holiday season

The KershawHealth Hospital Auxiliary's annual Lights of Love fund raising project began on Nov. 15 and continues through New Year's Day. Donations to Lights of Love permit area residents to acknowledge or honor those who have been significant in their lives.

December 03, 2012 | | People & Places


Christmas with Lindsay Huggins

Sunday, at Camden First Church of the Nazarene will host Lindsay Huggins in concert at 11 a.m.

November 30, 2012 | | People & Places


KC Women to Women 35th annual Christmas luncheon

Monday, the Kershaw County Women to Women Bible Study will be having their 35th Annual Christmas Luncheon. This Interdenominational group of ladies has been meeting for 35 years to study the Bible together. The group represents a blend of several different denominations and our teacher is Rev. Patrice Davis from St. Matthew Baptist Church in Lugoff.

November 30, 2012 | | People & Places


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Community Concert Band Concert Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band will present its Spring Concert at 3 p.m. May 3 in Rectory Square Park at the corner of Lyttleton and Chesnut Streets in Camden. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB will be accompanied by members of the 282nd Army Band.

May 01, 2015 | | People & Places


Knight’s Hill Mayfest celebration is May 9

The Knight's Hill community will ring in the spring with the annual Mayfest celebration, scheduled for Saturday, May 9.

May 01, 2015 | | People & Places


Elgin to host family day with the PoDunk Festival and Movies on Main

Elgin will have its annual PoDunk Festival – kicked off by a rather unique parade – this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Potter Community Park. Movies on Main will begin 6 p.m. that evening showing the movie Big Hero 6. Admission is free and people are asked to bring canned food items to donate for local food pantries.

May 01, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


2015 Humanities Festival schedule of events

May 1

May 01, 2015 | | People & Places


Tour De Camden bike ride May 2

Want to see the beauty of back road Kershaw County up close and personal?

April 29, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


WES’ Kryptonite War

Wateree Elementary School (WES) faculty and staff members volunteered to enter WES' Relay for Life Kryptonite War. The event and others like it, organized by Chairperson Kathy Cassady, helped WES raise over $7,500 for Relay for Life. The person with most money placed in his or her jug won the contest. The fearful five finalists (pictured left to right) -- 5th grade teacher Traci Simmons, 4th grade teacher Libby Davis, 1st grade teacher Krissi Butler, Principal Gail Stehle, and Jennifer English -- patiently waited for the winner to be announced while former queens/kings Bob Snell, Melissa Smith, Christie Turbyfill, Franco ...

April 29, 2015 | | People & Places


79th Annual Spring Dog Show is May 2

Looking for a good time and a great way to help out our furry friends?

April 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


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