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Blaney Fire Department spaghetti fundraiser a success

Despite the hot, blistering weather on Saturday Aug. 1, Blaney Firefighters and volunteers braved the heat to serve the community a spaghetti luncheon and dinner to raise funds for the fire department.

August 26, 2015 | By Patricia Harmon | People & Places

‘You Buy, We Give’ aims to help people eat well on a budget

Food for the Soul, a local non-profit dedicated to feeding the hungry and helping the homeless, and Books on Broad, a local Camden book store and coffee shop, are joining forces to promote the cause of affordable healthy eating with a new initiative, "You Buy, We Give."

August 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

FAC Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch Aug. 29

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will host its 2015 Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, August 29 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds. Hosted by the FAC Multi-Cultural Committee, the event is free and the public is invited to attend. Participate in a fun community art project, take a tour of the FAC, enjoy pottery, dance and music demonstrations, plus some entertainment. Register for classes and meet some of the FAC's teachers.

August 21, 2015 | | People & Places

‘Meet’ Henry Laurens at the Archives on Sunday

Looking to do something a little different this weekend?

August 21, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

Roger Jennings Davis Scholarship

Parker Robinson and Alex Zimmerman, both of whom are attending the University of South Carolina this fall, were recently awarded scholarships by the family of Roger Jennings Davis. Shown from left are Parker; Rusty Davis, father of Roger Jennings Davis; and Alex. Parker and Alex each received a $1000 scholarship which is given annually in memory of Roger Jennings Davis, who was killed in a single car accident on June 29, 2008.

August 21, 2015 | | People & Places

Light in the darkness

Scott Lyon loves his work, even though he sometimes finds it difficult to talk about.

August 19, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

Sensor receives McDonald’s Al Golin Trust Award

George Sensor, owner and operator of 13 local McDonald's restaurants, was recently awarded the 2015 Al Golin Brand Trust Award by McDonald's. The award, one of the highest honors a McDonald's Owner/Operator can receive, recognizes recipients for outstanding commitment to their local communities, employees, and customers.

August 19, 2015 | | People & Places

100th Birthday

Margaret Williams celebrated her 100th birthday on August 14. She was born in Rutledge, Missouri but lived most of her life in California. Mrs. Williams moved to Camden in 1992. Family members attending the celebration were Janis Telford, Shannon Telford, Carlos Smith, great-grandson Sawyer Smith, Steve Williams and grandson Jason Williams.

August 19, 2015 | | People & Places

KFA Camden Crew dancers shine at Grand National Finals

Several members of the KFA Camden Crew, the competitive dance team based at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County competed at Dance Troupe Incorporated's Grand National Finals in Savannah, Ga.

August 17, 2015 | | People & Places

Seeds of interest

Visitors to Albert Blanding's garden probably won't hear a booming voice coming from his greenhouse yelling, "Feed me!," ala Audrey the man-eating plant from "Little Shop of Horrors."

August 14, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

Camden-Lugoff Area Shag Society donates to local organizations

Susan Witkwoski, executive director of the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County (front row, far left), and Fred Ogburn, director of Food for the Soul (front row, third from left) accept checks of $2,250 each from, respectively, Camden-Lugoff Area Shag Society (CLASS) Shag Blast Committee Chairman Ray Amyette and CLASS President Paula Sue Truesdale at Camden's Town Green on Thursday. Joining them are CLASS members (front row, from left after Truesdale) Judie Midgett, Patsy Bryant, Rudy Osteen, (second row, from left) Cindy Maulder, Barbara Wilkes, Dianne Thompson, (back row, from left) Dallas Rayburn, B.J. Culp, Marvin Padgett ...

August 12, 2015 | | People & Places

How to adjust to a healthier diet

An adjustment period is common when people decide to adopt healthier diets. Diet is often habit-forming, and men and women will need some time to adjust as they kick some bad dietary habits in favor of healthier fare. The following are some simple ways to make that adjustment period a little easier to swallow.

August 12, 2015 | | People & Places

NAMI education sessions at Grace Episcopal Church

The Kershaw County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has scheduled monthly education sessions through December at Grace Episcopal Church. The sessions, which are free and open to the public, will cover a variety of topics aimed at helping people who are living with mental illness. Each session begins at 7 p.m.

August 12, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. regional conference

Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. held its regional conference on July 16-18, in High Point, N.C. Members of the Lugoff-Columbia Epsilon Beta Chapter attended. Paulette Johnson-Davis, Jenell Harvey and Lisette Williams were elected to serve as regional officers. Barbara Murphy won the Queen talent competition and also tied in the Queen oratorical competition. Odean Hill won Volunteer of the Year, and the chapter came in second place for the overall talent competition.

August 12, 2015 | | People & Places

Wooten and Prestage to wed in November

Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Anthony Wooten of Dunn, N.C. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Madelyn Annette Wooten, to Mr. Zachary William Prestage of Camden, S.C.

August 10, 2015 | | People & Places

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A 21st Century View of 18th Century Camden:a Geophysical Study of Historic Camden

Once upon a time, around 1968, a band of Camden's boldest visionaries (the original trustees of Historic Camden Foundation) set out to find treasure ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

L-EHS’ movie night to benefit flood victims

Saturday, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) will host a movie night featuring Despicable Me 2 sponsored by Chick-fil-A of Camden. The movie will be held in ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

Miss Camden Scholarship Pageant seeking contestants

The Miss Camden Scholarship Pageant is now accepting contestants for the 2016 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Pageant to be held January 2, 2016 ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

King Haiglar garden club meeting Monday, Oct. 12

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. Cathy Moss will host the group at 314 Chesnut St ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

CBA hosts quarterly breakfast

The Camden Business Alliance (CBA) will host Breakfast Before Hours on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 8-9 a.m. at the Robert Mills Courthouse 607 South ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

Fly with Guardian Ad Litem

Ever wanted to see Kershaw County from a bird's perspective?

October 02, 2015 | | People & Places

October Happenings at the Library

Elgin Branch:

October 02, 2015 | | People & Places


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