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God’s Helpers to host mother, daughter banquet

God's Helpers will celebrate their annual Mother/Daughter Banquet on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. The guest speaker will be Elder Millie Nelson. Nelson is a Congregational Specialist with the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. In this position, Nelson equips and connects local churches to empower them to be effective in ministry to the communities they serve.

September 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Rachel’s Challenge coming to L-EMS

On April 20, 1999, one of the most horrific school shootings in U.S. history took place at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado.

September 21, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Auditions Announced for the FAC’s Holiday Production: A Christmas Story

Auditions for a holiday favorite, A Christmas Story, will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Wood Auditorium starting at 7 p.m.

September 21, 2012 | | People & Places


CCM food pantry in critical need of certain food items

Around 10:30 a.m. Friday, many people might have just enjoyed a mid-morning snack or might have been discussing with co-workers where they would like to eat for lunch. One Camden resident sat in an office at Christian Community Ministries (CCM) requesting food to help her family get through the week.

September 17, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Camden resident appointed as a Cecchetti USA National Examiner

Cecchetti USA, a national organization of dance educators, is pleased to announce Camden resident Judith Hawkesworth has been appointed as a Cecchetti USA National Examiner.

September 14, 2012 | | People & Places


The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County hosts 2012 annual meeting

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will host its annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Jim & Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing at the FAC. Donors, friends, participants and volunteers are especially invited to gather as the Center reviews its accomplishments in 2011-2012 and announce its plans for an exciting 2012-2013 season.

September 14, 2012 | | People & Places


September is National Literacy Month

"Literacy is at the root of a person's ability to succeed and the family is at the heart."

September 14, 2012 | | People & Places


Kendall Park fall stroll

September 14, 2012 | | People & Places


United Way of Kershaw County celebrates its 2013 campaign kickoff

Monday, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) kicked off its 2013 campaign by visiting organizations from their five division sites.

September 12, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


DME’s Race To Read set for Sept. 29; early registration deadline extended to Sept. 12

For the past four years, when the Doby's Mill Elementary's (DME) Race to Read participants have lined up, there's been at least two members of the Adongo family present. It's become a tradition the family looks forward to.

September 12, 2012 | | People & Places


Camden Walmart awards local KCSD schools with grants

For the third year in a row, Camden Walmart has partnered with the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to sponsor the Stuff a Bus promotion, making the students the real winners.

September 10, 2012 | | People & Places


Central Carolina welcomes back students

Toshia Portee had been out of school for approximately 20 years when she enrolled at Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC). According to Portee, the support she received from Central Carolina employee Dee Dee Galuppi made all the difference in helping her with the transition.

September 10, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site to commemorate explorer de Soto’s trip to Camden

Until he died of fever aside the Mississippi River in 1542, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto had been on a quest to find riches, especially gold, to fill his coffers. Confident the precious metal existed in what today is Southeast America, de Soto amassed more than 600 men, 200 horses, massive Irish wolfhounds and numerous pigs to accompany him on what would be a four year exploration or entrada.

September 07, 2012 | | People & Places


Area garden clubs get into gear for fall

King Haiglar Garden Club

September 07, 2012 | | People & Places


FAC to host Southeastern Americana exhibit

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is planning to show the Southeastern Americana exhibit on Saturday, Sept. 15. In conjunction with the finale of Kershaw County's Got Talent, a black and white photography exhibit by Lugoff photographer Robbie Hinson will open in the Bassett Gallery with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. followed by the Kershaw County's Got Talent Finale at 7 p.m. The exhibit will run through Oct. 12.

September 05, 2012 | | People & Places


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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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