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Using newspapers to teach kids in the classroom

Few resources are as inexpensive yet inherently valuable as the daily newspaper. For as little as the loose change in their pockets, readers can get all their local news, as well as learn what is going on in their communities and, for sports fans, what happened during last night's games.

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


Reading with Dr. Seuss

Students, staff, and parents at Lugoff Elementary recently enjoyed a parade to celebrate the books of Dr. Seuss. Classes chose a Seuss book, made a banner, and dressed as the characters to march in the parade. Pictured above is Lugoff Elementary School teacher Mrs. Williamson's Kindergarten class.

March 06, 2015 | | People & Places


There’s no place like home …

Jerry Stevenson, Artistic Director at Columbia Children's Theater, remembers his first forays in Community Theater, back during his childhood during the early 1970s.

March 04, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


United Way of Kershaw County thanks contributors at campaign Luncheon

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) hosted a luncheon to recognize volunteers and contributors from this year's campaign. The money raised will benefit the numerous UWKC partner agencies that serve Kershaw County. During the luncheon, representatives from each campaign division were recognized and thanked for their work during this campaign season. The Boys and Girls Club Step Team, the Kershaw County Diamonds, performed during the event.

March 02, 2015 | | People & Places


Johnny Fellers’ stylin’ styluses

A few years ago, Johnny Fellers, owner of Fellers Furniture in Camden, was exploring a craft show when he came across a man making pens. Transfixed, Fellers said he watched the artisan carefully coax these beautiful creations out of blocks of largely nondescript materials.

February 25, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Asiana’s rainbow of love…

Gusty winds and cold temperatures couldn't dent the warmth of love radiating from Camden Elementary School's playground Wednesday afternoon.

February 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Kershaw County Library Brings Children’s Performer Elska to the Fine Arts Center

To celebrate the power of imagination and storytelling, Kershaw County Library will offer a performance by acclaimed children's musician Elska at the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County on Monday at 6 p.m.

February 20, 2015 | | People & Places


Belle of the Ball - accepting donations until Friday

The Camden Junior Welfare League is in need of formal dresses, formal shoes and costume jewelry to provide local high school girls with dresses and accessories for prom.

February 18, 2015 | | People & Places


L-EHS students to host Fellowship of Christian Athletes Rally on Monday

Students in Lugoff-Elgin High School's Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) are gearing up for their annual FCA rally.

February 18, 2015 | | People & Places


CHS crowns Miss Gold and Black, Junior Miss Gold and Black 2015

The Camden Bulldog Club sponsored the Junior Miss Gold and Black and the Miss Gold and Black pageants on February 13 and 14. The pageants are major fundraisers in the Bulldog Club's efforts to support Camden High's athletic programs.

February 18, 2015 | | People & Places


People & Places: Danielle’s gift

A local church, inspired by the love and dedication of a young member even as she was gravely ill, will honor her memory March 7.

February 16, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Reading fun

2nd grade students at Doby's Mill Elementary School enjoyed "Flashlight Friday" by reading for 30 minutes by  ashlight with a buddy. Here, April Dixon's students, Ben Hill and Bryson Lewis, enjoy their reading time.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Places


50th anniversary

Charles and Odean Hill of Lugoff were honored by their children, Nathan and Chardean, with an elegant celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary in Tampa, Florida on February 7, 2015. The couple also took a cruise on Holland American Cruise Line prior to the grand celebration.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Places


Reflections, connections resonate deeply in Love Letters

Tony and Joy Claussen Scully bring their formidable stage and unique life experiences to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County's Wood Auditorium on Friday night.

February 11, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Silent auction at woman’s wellness event to benefit New Day on Mill

Women's Window to Wellness will host an evening of women supporting women in health, wellness and beauty this Thursday evening. Several of Camden's small businesses will participate and provide interactive experiences such as skin care analysis, a make-up consultation, a mini facial, sampling of nutritional products, sample essential oils, a Reiki session or a hand massage.

February 11, 2015 | | People & Places


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FAC Day Camp registration underway

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces its summer camps and activities for both children and adults beginning in early July of 2015. Enjoy favorite standbys such as dance, clay, and visual art, along with several new and exciting camps this summer. The camps will take place on the campus of the FAC located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks and cash are accepted.

May 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden man follows divine inspiration

Sam Johnson is on a mission to give back permanently to the community.

Johnson, who lives in the Knights Hill Community, is on a mission to build a church in his community; indeed, he has already started.

May 25, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Red Nose Day

Heritage Community Bank participated in Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Safety tips for summer fun

The weather is heating up and Americans are heading outdoors to soak up the fun. Warm weather enthusiasts should keep safety on the top of their minds when they're out camping, boating and barbecuing.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


55th wedding anniversary

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Under the Sun onstage for Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Councilwoman Laurie Parks recognized at dinner

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Taking it to the streets

A new idea to provide clothing to those who need it is coming to Kershaw County.

May 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


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