His given name was John Birks Gillespie, born in Cheraw in 1917. To the world, though, he was known better by his nickname, "Dizzy."
After three nights of auditions where preliminary judges saw 59 total contestants and 20 finalists performed in the live finale, a winner has been announced. Julianna Cobb of Lugoff was declared the winner of the second annual Kershaw County's Got Talent produced by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on March 24. The event was emceed by KOOL 102.7/STARTIME1590's Patty Rose and Tyler Cupp.
Ms. Hazel Scheidt of Lugoff celebrated her 102nd birthday with friends and family April 6 at Southwinds Assisted Living Facility in Lugoff. In honor of her birthday, Scheidt's daughter, Betty Ann Cymansky and the Southwinds staff made cake and refreshments to mark the occasion. Originally from New Jersey, Scheidt has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The Kershaw County Farmers Market opens Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The market is located behind First Community Bank in Downtown Camden. Music will be provided by Jeff Clark and Paul Hayes. Come shop the market for Certified S.C. products, fresh produce, meats, seafood, plants, and more. KCFM will be open every Saturday through Nov. 17.
The United Way "Be A Bunny" program enlists people from the community to fill Easter baskets for individuals representing three United Way agencies, the Council on Aging, Family Resource Center and the Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, as well as 132 children from the Kershaw County School District.
Ever wonder why Camden's Market Street is so named? It because the town's marketplace before 1812 was located at the northwest corner of Bull and Market Streets, today the outdoor basketball court across from Zemp Stadium.
The Camden Veterans of Foreign Wars Roberts-Dixon Post No. 5928 and the Ladies Auxiliary recently honored the patriotism and community service of Kershaw County at their awards banquet.
Darryl Ussery, a KershawHealth physical therapist, and his son, Bryson, are working out in preparation for the Clinic Classic April 21 at 8:30 a.m. The Clinic Classic features the KershawHealth 10K, and the McDonald's 5K Walk/Run. Before Bryson started running, Darryl ran for speed.
If you crave a face-to-face chat with a Hoplite (ancient Greek citizen-solider) from Sparta or want to discuss WWII from the Allied and Axis points of views then mark your calendar for Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's annual military time line event: Armies Through Times.
At some point, most people have had fines for overdue library books. As offenses go, it's pretty slight. Nonetheless, librarians report that patrons will often avoid the library after accruing fines, both to avoid paying them and from embarrassment. Many library services can't be utilized once excessive fines accrue. Even new online services, like downloading e-books and music, are blocked if a patron's account is not in good standing.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Bruce Sr., of Camden, formerly of Abbeville, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 9. Most of the members will gather together to carpool and caravan up to Liberty Hill to the home of Sunshine Smith. For those who do not know Sunshine, her personality matches her name to a tea! The program will be on organic gardening and this is the perfect place for it. She will share with the members her wonderful garden and many secrets and insights for a successful green garden.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet at 227 Friendship Road, Camden (Carolyn Brown's) at 3 p.m. Monday, April 9th. Everyone will depart at 3:15 p.m. to car pool to 1559 Wild Turkey Lane (Mary Acken's). Mary will host the club along with Nancy Wylie and Michelle Herod.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) presents Claire Bryant and Friends in a week-long residency and chamber music concert. The concert is scheduled for April 12 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. There will be a catered reception with a cash bar prior to the concert beginning at 5:30 p.m. which will also welcome a new exhibit to the Bassett Gallery, David Yaghihan's Everyman. The concert is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, Arts South, the SC Arts Commission, Kohn-Spring Group/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Van Horn ...
The Clinic Classic Challenge, to be held April 21 at 8:30 a.m. in Camden, is open to all students aged 12 and under. The school with the most participants in the McDonald's 5K Walk/Run will be awarded $500. This prize, thanks to sponsor McDonald's, may be used at the discretion of the school's principal.
Midway School will hold its annual reunion at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 in the Midway School cafeteria.
The Kershaw County Historical Society will observe its 60th anniversary with a program co-sponsored by the Camden Archives at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at the archive and museum. The public is welcome. Exhibits will open for viewing at 2 p.m.
Historic Camden will present its 44th annual Revolutionary War Field Days 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1-2 at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.
Five Kershaw County veterans received quilts in the Douglas Reed House at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County this week. The Kershaw County Quilters branch of the Quilts of Valor Foundation recognized the veterans for their service in conflicts dating back to the Korean War.
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