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Former Camdenite wins ‘Best In Show’

Former Camdenite Manda McKay's painting "Love You To Death" won "Best In Show" at Southworks 2013. The Oconee County Arts Foundation (OCAF) hosted the opening reception April 12 in Watkinsville, Georgia. McKay grew up in Camden and graduated from Camden High School.

May 20, 2013 | | People & Places

May at the Library

Children's Programming:

May 20, 2013 | | People & Places

LeGrand Institute practices fire safety

Students at the LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology in Camden received a lesson on fire safety at a recent event at the campus. Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Gardner came out to the school and taught students how to use a fire extinguisher. Firefighters also started a fire and each student who wanted to participate got the opportunity to put the fire out as a way of practicing what they had learned. "It was a fun, educational experience," LeGrand Administrator Kimberly Gibson said.

May 17, 2013 | | People & Places

Local author publishes book about student success in the classroom

Books on Broad will host Jayne Bowers as she discusses and signs Eve's Sisters and Crossing the Bridge: Succeeding in a Community College and Beyond on Thursday, May 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St. in Camden. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.

May 17, 2013 | | People & Places

Elks Lodge recognizes 2013 Oustanding Young Students

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks designated the first week in May as Youth Week to honor America's Junior Citizens for their accomplishments.

May 17, 2013 | | People & Places

Hayes Creek Skateboarding Competition

There will be a skateboarding competition Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Hayes Creek Subdivision in Elgin. The event is sponsored by Salty's Board Shop in Columbia. The proceeds from the competition will go towards purchasing skateboarding gear for the park in an effort to keep kids off of drugs and keep them off of the streets.

May 17, 2013 | | People & Places

From lost in the Bahamas to blue ribbon winner: meet Barney


May 15, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | People & Places

Rep. Howard to be special guest at NAACP banquet


May 15, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | People & Places

Enjoy an evening at the FAC May 16 with: The Voices of Camden and 'Black Birds, Ravens & Crows'

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) invites you to a very special evening, Thursday, May 16 for The Voices of Camden: The Quarrel With Oneself and Camden ART's opening reception for its spring exhibition, Black Birds, Ravens & Crows, in the Bassett Gallery. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m. Voices will take the stage at 7 p.m. in the Jim & Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing located at the FAC behind the Wood Auditorium. Tickets to The Voices of Camden are $5 and are available online as well as at ...

May 13, 2013 | | People & Places

CMA Member and Guest Showcase

Pictured is the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC). They will be one of the performing groups at the Camden Music Association's (CMA) Member and Guest Showcase May 19 at 3 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center in Camden. Members of the CCKC: Sherry Algood, Sierra Benson, Jean Broom, Anne Compton, Megan Commings, Isa Commings, Grace Dunham, Judith Hawkesworth, Linda Higgins, Barbara James, Mary Ellen Jordan, Diane Lee, June McCaskill, Khadija Murphy, Steven Parrot, Susan Stubbs, Lynne Summers and Belinda Webb.

May 13, 2013 | | People & Places

CMA Member and Guest Showcase to be May 19

The Rotary Singers will be performing at the Camden Music Association Member and Guest Showcase on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m in the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center. Director of the Rotary Singers is Mary Ellen Jordan.

May 10, 2013 | | People & Places

Local Garden Club happenings

King Haigler Garden Club

May 10, 2013 | | People & Places

Come out and enjoy a taste of Camden

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and the city of Camden are pleased to bring you the second annual A Taste of Camden on the Town Green Saturday, May 18 from 6 to 10 p.m.

May 10, 2013 | | People & Places

Miss Amazing fundraiser dinner at Blaney Baptist

In an effort to build self-confident in girls and women with special needs in a supportive environment, Blaney Baptist Church will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for the South Carolina Miss Amazing Pageant. The dinner will be held May 18 from 4 to 7 p.m.

May 08, 2013 | | People & Places

CMA cadet earns Eagle Scout title

Nick Marullo of Troop 38 from Camden Military attained the rank of Eagle Scout April 18. His project entailed building, replacing, and placing descriptive and directional signs at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. Historic Camden Executive Director Joanna Craig was especially pleased with the three descriptive "way" signs for the cannons, blacksmith forge, and dugout canoe. Signs by Colt helped with this project and deserved special thanks. Nick is from Raleigh, N.C., and plans to attend The Citadel this fall after graduating from Camden Military Academy. Pictured is Marullo and his Scoutmaster Greg Simonson of Troop 38 behind a ...

May 08, 2013 | | People & Places

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FAC to host hometown comedian

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will bring a night of great, family-friendly and clean comedy to the stage of the Wood Auditorium on ...

November 27, 2015 | | People & Places

Kershaw County seeks child advocates, training to begin in Jan.

Chldren who enter the foster care system are in need of caring adults to speak up for them in Family Court. The Guardian ad Litem ...

November 27, 2015 | | People & Places

Price House pecan sale underway

The Camden Price House Commission's annual pecan sale benefit is underway once again. Funds raised will benefit the Price House and adjacent Bonds Conway-built ...

November 27, 2015 | | People & Places

Comedian Michael Goodwin bringing the show home

For Mike Goodwin, it's one thing to be a funny guy, quite another to be a successful comedian, but either way, the goal is ...

November 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

Wooten and Prestage join in marriage

Madelyn Annette Wooten and Zachary William Prestage were united in marriage at half past four o'clock on Saturday, November 7, 2015 on Figure Eight ...

November 24, 2015 | | People & Places

Master Gardeners now online

The Kershaw County Master Gardeners are now online with a new website,

November 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

Scenes from the 2015 Colonial Cup

November 24, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


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