Schools across Kershaw County celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday March 2 by having community volunteers read to students.
Alex Webster (far left, back row) built an adult-size pillory as his Eagle Scout project last month for the Historic Camden Revolutionary War site. Webster, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 38, is a junior at Camden Military Academy. He is the son of George and Carol Webster of York, Pa. Scout Master Greg Simonson (far right) stands with Webster and other boy scouts from Troop No. 38 (from left), Patrick Redmon, Tristan Dan Aken and Ian Redmon.
Camden High School graduate Delia Davis was named second runner-up in the Ms. Francis Marion University pageant Feb. 21.
The South Carolina Wildlife Federation and Clemson University have partnered to present the 2011 Midlands Master Naturalist course. Based out of Columbia, the six-week course will be held each Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. starting May 5 and ending on June 10. The course will be taught by Camden native Austin Jenkins, who will draw upon other experts to address certain topics. Jenkins is a naturalist who teaches biology at USC ...
The United Way Income Care Council integrated a program this week throughout the entire third grade in the Kershaw County to help children learn to manage money wisely.
Opening night for the annual Friends of the Kershaw County Library (FOKCL) book sale is March 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. for members only of Friends of the Kershaw County Library. For those who are not yet members for 2011, membership may be obtained at the door. The site is the old Piggly Wiggly building on U.S. 1 North, across from the new Piggly Wiggly store in Camden.
Lugoff-Elgin High School football players (from left) Josh Ruiz, Stephan Burnham and Ladricus Turner pose with some of the items available at the second annual ABLE Club Auction, "Surfs Up at Demon Bay." More than $36,000 in products and services have been donated for the event to be held in the L-EHS gym Friday. A limited number of tickets are on sale in the school's Wellness Center; tickets are $25 each and include catering by Outback Steakhouse.
The Camden Community Concert Band will present its Winter Concert Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. Admission is free. Featured soloist Mike Clyburn will play the Jackie Napper Flugelhorn to "Let It Be Me." On left, Flutists Helen Walker, Barbara Rearden and Jane LaRoche practice for the performance.
The Miss Camden Pageant was held Saturday at Camden High School. The winners were (from left) Blythe Neal, Miss Camden Teen 2011; Sallie Pierce, Miss Camden 2011; and Carley Powers, first runner-up to Miss Camden. Neal is an 8th-grader at Camden Middle School. Pierce is a sophomore at the University of South Carolina. Both young ladies will be competing in the Miss South Carolina Pageant in Columbia June 28 through July 2.
The Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is now accepting artist materials for consideration as part of a group exhibition or possible solo show in the Bassett Gallery to be scheduled from September 2011 through May 2012.
Family Life Outreach presents its annual Spring Step Show featuring the Lil Diamonds and Rho Chi Kobras of Camden, Sigma Beta, Hartsville High, Lancaster High, St. Andrews, E.L. Wright and also a praise dance competition. This will be the final curtain call for the Rho Chi Kobras' Shakeem and Shynell in Camden.
The late Mr. Moses Williams and his wife, Mrs. Lottie Williams, were a trailblazer family for ending segregation in Camden and Kershaw County restaurants. I am going to give an overview picture of significant and historic events of a family making a difference from the Knights Hill Community on three different important cases.
For 11 of the 18 years between 1952 and 1970, the first- or second-ranked students at Jackson High School came from the Knights Hill Community, and this is not counting other students ranked among the top five in the class. This is unique and historic, having this many top-ranked students from one community. Two additional years have now been added, 1958 and 1970. Those recognized are as follows:
Students at the S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind (SCSDB) hit the stage earlier this week for a swingin' good time! SCSDB students' production of "SWING" was held Thurday. The musical whisked audience members back in time to the Swing Era of the 1930s and '40s in Harlem, NY.
On Feb 5, Camden High School held the Miss Gold and Black pageant. The 34 contestants competed in four categories: application, interview, casual wear, and formal wear. The Cruisin' on the Seas themed pageant was emceed and choreographed by Camden High graduates Christa Campbell Boss and Britton Elliott of Palmetto Dance Center in Elgin. The reigning Miss Gold and Black, Mary Calk, assisted with the crowning of the following winners (pictured from left) Miss Freshman, ...
Thousands of Ham Radio operators will be showing off their emergency capabilities this weekend.
A large yard sale benefiting the Kershaw County Humane Society will be held Saturday. The sale will take place from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the future site of "The Meyer Teal Animal Adoption Center." The site is located at 128 Black River Road in Camden. For more information call 425-6016.
Where's Waldo? In Camden, South Carolina, of course. The famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 25 different local businesses throughout the community this July.
As part of its summer reading celebration, the Kershaw County Library will present children's musical performer Elska at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the Camden Branch.
J.W. and Elizabeth Barrett celebrated their 50th anniversary at a drop-in hosted by their sons and daughter-in-law Johnny Barrett and Paul and Hope Barrett, on Sunday, May 19 at St. John United Methodist Church Fellowshipp Hall at Springhill in Lee County.
As a Kershaw County teacher for twenty-seven years, I'm not sure I have ever properly thanked my very first teacher -- my father, Dave Spradley -- or told him how great of an impact he has had on my life and on my career. The most important lessons about literacy and education, I learned from him. Whether it was sitting on the couch, snuggled against him as he read aloud to me, or laughing ...
Habitat for Humanity and United Way will be having a Warehouse Sale Saturday. The sale will run from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will be located in the United Way parking lot at 110 East DeKalb St. in Camden. Items include furniture, household items, TVs and building supplies. Items are priced to sell.
By FRASER SPEAKS
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