On a lovely evening at the end of April, the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) held its first annual Spring Soiree, a black-tie event organized to raise money for the organization. The event was held at Wimberly Hall in the recently renovated 10-stall stable, built circa 1910 and made entirely of heart pine. The stable area overlooks ponds and islands that were designed and built over 200 years ago. The stable at one time held horses owned by well-known equestrian, Marion duPont Scott. Scott was responsible for founding the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup in 1970 as well ...
Residents of the McCoy Memorial Nursing Center in Bishopville received a surprise when members of the Kershaw County 4-H Rabbit Club visited with rabbits for them to meet and pet. Kat Ellig, the club president, brought her mixed breed rabbit. Club Secretary Isabella Birket brought a Lop rabbit. Club Historian Ishiyo Dorrill brought a Jersey Wooly rabbit, while her sister Omari brought a Mini Rex rabbit. Club members were invited to the nursing home by Melissa Brundage, the adult volunteer who coordinates the Lee County Leapin' Lizards 4-H Club and visits the nursing home monthly with her rooster, Steve. The ...
The Boy Scouts of America, Indian Waters Council, has named Tom Mullikin Kershaw County Citizen of the Year for 2016. Mullikin will be honored during a special event to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden.
In honor of President George Washington's visit to Camden in May 1791, the Col. Joseph Kershaw Chapter of the South Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SCSSAR), in conjunction with State Society President Wayne Cousar, will host a wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. May 25.
The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on Friday, May 27 with BLYSS. The concert will be in the Shull Pavilion, behind Wood Auditorium, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Finally Friday Free Concert Series is sponsored by Duke Energy, NBSC, Alpine Agency, Graham Realty, Gadgets of Camden and City Laundry & Cleaners.
Joseph B. Kershaw Camp No. 82 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and John D. Kennedy Chapter No. 308 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held a ceremony to honor all Confederate soldiers May 14 at the Unknown Soldiers' plot in Camden's Quaker Cemetery. Camp No. 82 Commander Larry Graham and Chapter No. 308 President Susan Baskin led the program "Lest They Be Forgotten. Guerry Felder, Camp No. 82 Historian, who has undertaken extensive research of the lives of Confederate soldiers, served as special guest speaker.
Former Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) teacher Liz Simon (center) cuts a ceremonial ribbon during a May 13 ceremony naming the lobby to the school's gymnasium and auditorium in her honor. A group of Simon's former students successfully lobbied the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees to place a plaque officially making it the Elizabeth McCutcheon Simon Gymnasium and Auditorium Lobby. In addition, the group established a scholarship in Simon's name. Organizers said they took action to honor the "long-time and deeply influential teacher … who has contributed greatly to the school, its students and the district for more ...
Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) accepts a plaque of appreciation presented to him by Camden American Legion Post No. 17's immediate past commander Clay Carruth on May 2. The plaque recognizes Scully's support of the Legion, other veterans organizations and veterans issues during his term as mayor. "James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recognizes your unwavering support of veterans during your tenure as Mayor of Camden," the plaque reads.
The Family Resource Center of Kershaw County's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will host it's second annual teen pregnancy prevention event this Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Scott Park on 242 Battleship Road, Camden. Local teenagers are invited to attend.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is proud to present the Columbia Choral Society's Jasmine & Jazz -- An Afternoon with Dick Goodwin at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Wood Auditorium. This production is part of a celebration of the 85th anniversary of the Columbia Choral Society (CCS.) Tickets are $15 for general admission and are on sale now through the FAC Box Office and website www.fineartscenter.org.