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County students test scores better than state average

Standardized test scores released this week by the South Carolina State Department of Education show local students exceed state averages and, in many cases, outperform their Midlands counterparts.

August 11, 2014 | | People & Places


Blood Drive in memory of Dr. Peter McKoy

The American Red Cross is partnering with the health cabinet of Bethesda Presbyerian Church to sponsor a blood drive on Saturday, August 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

August 11, 2014 | | People & Places


Central Carolina Technical College pins 36 new graduates

Central Carolina Technical College's Health Sciences Division pinned 18 new medical assistants, 7 new massage therapists and 11 surgical technicians during 3 pinning ceremonies on Thursday, July 31. Each ceremony was held in the Iris Room of CCTC's Health Sciences Center in downtown Sumter.

August 04, 2014 | | People & Places


Dr. Suess, library have new fan

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Coin Club announces annual Fall Show

The annual Fall Coin Show of the Camden Coin Club will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb St., Camden.

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Girl with local ties in beauty pageant

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Wins double medals in karate tournament

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Equestrian recovers, then excels after life threatening injury

A Camden equestrian, writing under the pen name Vanessa Friedrich, is featured in the latest book in the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series.

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


KCSD, Walmart partner again to ‘pack a bus’

Camden Walmart customers know that it's back to school time again when they see the school bus out in front of the store promoting the partnership between the store and the Kershaw County School District to help local needy students receive school supplies. Walmart's annual "Pack A Bus" campaign kicks off Friday and runs for two weeks.

July 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Local veterans respect the flag through disposal

Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.

July 23, 2014 | | People & Places


Clemson Extension announces contest, workshop

The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.

July 23, 2014 | | People & Places


Cub Scouts enjoy day camp

Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.

July 23, 2014 | | People & Places


Auditions set for Kelley’s Fine Arts Camden Crew Junior and Camden Crew Senior Dance teams

Summer dance students will have the opportunity to audition for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA) Junior and Senior Camden Crew Dance Teams, Friday, July 25 in the FAC Dance Studio. Times are set by dance styles and are as follows:

July 21, 2014 | | People & Places


Camden Lions Club installs new officers

The Camden Lions Club recently installed new officers and thanked the community for its support of club programs, having collected more than 1,300 pairs of used eye glasses. Boxes are located at the Food Lion shopping center in Lugoff, Rubin Eye Care Center in the K-Mart shopping center, the Walmart Vision Center, Belk and the Food Lion shopping center in Dusty Bend. The club supplied these glasses to local church groups for those in need in Honduras and Guatemela. Camden Lions have also assisted with eye operations and hearing aids for the needy. The club meets on the second ...

July 18, 2014 | | People & Places


The karate kid

Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...

July 18, 2014 | | People & Places


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Kershaw County Library Events - December 2017

(The library will be closed Dec. 22-26; Dec. 31-Jan. 1)

November 24, 2017 | | People & Places


Community Camera - Nov. 24, 2017

November 24, 2017 | | People & Places


City tree lighting ceremony Nov. 30

All members of the greater Camden community are invited as the city of Camden kicks off the 2017 holiday season with its annual tree lighting.

November 21, 2017 | | People & Places


Community hero

Clifton Harryton Anderson was presented the first annual Clifton Harryton Anderson Community Hero Award at the Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Annual Candlelight Vigil. The organization ...

November 21, 2017 | | People & Places


Giving back to Camden High

Camden High School's (CHS) Class of 1967 celebrated its 50th reunion last month during Homecoming Week. As part of reunion activities, class members gave ...

November 21, 2017 | | People & Places


Yesteryear Pictures - Nov. 17, 2017

November 17, 2017 | Camden Archives and Museum Provided by Johnny Deal | People & Places


Farmers Market donation

Graham Realty recently presented a $5,000 donation to Craig Bell, president of the Kershaw County Farmers' Market. Shown from left are Laurey Carpenter, Kayla ...

November 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Orchestra bound

Taylor Jones (left) and Patrick Carolina II, were recently selected to the prestigious S.C. Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Taylor and Patrick are both students at ...

November 14, 2017 | | People & Places


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