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BDK Elementary celebrated American Education Week November 12-16

In observance of American Education Week, National Career Development Week and Parental Involvement Week, Baron DeKalb Elementary sponsored several activities for students and their families, such as Career Day, Doughnuts for Dads, Book Character Day, and the 4K & 5K Sharing Soup.

November 26, 2012 | | People & Places


Holiday Sales Show in the historic Douglas Reed House at the FAC of Kershaw County

Are you looking for original, one of a kind gifts? Well, look no further. You're sure to find that special something for everyone on your list at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's (FAC) annual Holiday Sales Show. Set in the FAC's historic Douglas-Reed House, the show will feature a selection of fine, handcrafted works of art in clay, glass, fiber and wood, along with many other hand-crafted or homemade items. This year, more than 40 local and regional artists will participate in this annual shopping extravaganza. The Holiday Sales Show is sponsored by First Community ...

November 23, 2012 | | People & Places


Clips for Cancer at Wateree Elementary collects hair for wigs for cancer patients

Nov. 16, Wateree Elementary School hosted Clips for Cancer to collect hair to make wigs for cancer patients.

November 23, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Sacks of Love receives $50,000 to help fight childhood hunger through Walmart’s Golden Spark Promoti

Many people may think of students' bookbags being loaded with school supplies, but more than 400 Kershaw County children receive special weekly backpacks filled by volunteers to ensure these students will not be hungry on the weekend.

November 21, 2012 | Mary Anne Byrd Director of KCSD communications | People & Places


Historic Camden presents a Colonial Christmas

'Tis the season to be jolly! See the halls of the Kershaw House decked with boughs of holly. Learn about the Yuletide Season's customs from guides donned in gay apparel. Meet a militiaman home for the holidays. Play colonial games, write a Christmas greeting with a quill pen, try on period clothes, and sample delectable 18th century refreshments. In the basement, watch electric toy trains chug around the tracks at the Holiday Electric Train Exhibit. A kids' scavenger hunt, photo ops at the pillory, plus visits the historic buildings, and a 10 percent discount on most items in the ...

November 21, 2012 | | People & Places


KC Headstart donates to Food For the Soul

Monday, Kershaw County Headstart donated more than 100 items to Food for the Soul. Headstart's staff, children and parents had the community project to collect needed supplies for Food for the Soul. Headstart's Male Involvement Committee was also involved in the supply drive.

November 21, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Grandma learns baby might not be her son’s

Dear Annie: Several months ago, my 17-year-old son's girlfriend had a baby. I was upset at first, but then realized that the couple was young and needed help. My house now looks like a daycare center.

November 21, 2012 | | People & Places


INVISTA Blood Drive

Winter is coming and so is the INVISTA blood drive. Make this holiday season special for you and someone in need. Dec. 4 is the day when the bloodmobile will be in the parking lot of INVISTA waiting for your generous gift of life. Did you know 1 pint of blood can save 3 lives?

November 19, 2012 | | People & Places


Turkey talk, how to prepare turkey for Thanksgiving Day

The Thanksgiving holidays are near. Many are preparing for family gatherings, celebrations and other traditional ways to give thanks. Some will prepare a meal with turkey and other delicious fixings. The key to a great holiday meal will be the preparation of the food, especially the turkey.

November 16, 2012 | Deon Legette 4-H, County Extension Agent | People & Places


Carlos Harris receives award for excellence in HIV/AIDS prevention

Every October, the HIV/STD Division of the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) conducts its annual HIV/AIDS conference in Columbia.

November 16, 2012 | | People & Places


Corrections & clarifications

It was incorrectly reported, Nov. 9, that bicycles for Alesha Hudson's Outreach Bicycles for Needy Children ministries could be delivered to the United Unity Methodist Church. While the bikes will be distributed at the church on Dec. 15, all bike donations need to come to 1434 Baldwin Road, Lugoff. Donations can also be made to First Palmetto Savings. Call 420-4730 for more information concerning donations for the bicycle drive.

November 16, 2012 | | People & Places


Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week

There will be a county-wide food drive at local supermarkets on Friday and Saturday, November 16-17. Canned and nonperishable food donations will re-stock local food pantries and soup kitchens, which are seeing greater numbers of people in need this year.

November 16, 2012 | | People & Places


Two Camden natives to be honored by Claflin University

This weekend, Clifton Harryton Anderson and Ollie W. Thompson-Brisbane will receive honors from Claflin University.

November 14, 2012 | | People & Places




DAR receives achievement award

November 14, 2012 | | People & Places


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Food for The Soul to hold fundraising event

Food for the Soul (FFTS) will "pass the plate" this summer to feed and shelter those in need.

July 06, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Fourth of July BBQ essentials

The Fourth of July is tomorrow and revelers across the nation are preparing to toast their independence with family and friends. For many Americans, backyard barbecues are synonymous with the Fourth of July, a day that, in the United States of America, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden’s Did you Know?

While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!

The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Sesquicentennial State Park trip

Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden First welcomes new pastor, Rev. McCutcheon

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.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


KC Library Summer Reading

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.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Plant fun

Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


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