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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

St. Mary Magdalene making presence in community

St. Mary Magdalane Anglican Church is making its presence known in Camden.

August 07, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

How to transition back to the classroom

* Establish a routine over the last few weeks of summer: As summer starts to wind down, parents can begin to reintroduce some structure into their kids' lives to make the transition back to school go more smoothly. Plan morning activities so kids can readjust to waking up early each day. In addition, serve breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same time you typically serve it during the school year so kids' bodies can begin to readjust as well.

August 07, 2015 | | People & Places

Kiwanis club contributes to Junior Leadership

The Kiwanis Club of Camden recently donated $2,000 to the Junior Leadership Kershaw County program and supports the long-standing student leadership program through its fundraising activities.

August 05, 2015 | | People & Places

Mt. Moriah Baptist to celebrate 150th anniversary

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church celebrates 150 years of service to God and community starting Saturday Aug. 15.

August 05, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

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FAC to host hometown comedian

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will bring a night of great, family-friendly and clean comedy to the stage of the Wood Auditorium on ...

November 27, 2015 | | People & Places

Kershaw County seeks child advocates, training to begin in Jan.

Chldren who enter the foster care system are in need of caring adults to speak up for them in Family Court. The Guardian ad Litem ...

November 27, 2015 | | People & Places

Price House pecan sale underway

The Camden Price House Commission's annual pecan sale benefit is underway once again. Funds raised will benefit the Price House and adjacent Bonds Conway-built ...

November 27, 2015 | | People & Places

Comedian Michael Goodwin bringing the show home

For Mike Goodwin, it's one thing to be a funny guy, quite another to be a successful comedian, but either way, the goal is ...

November 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

Wooten and Prestage join in marriage

Madelyn Annette Wooten and Zachary William Prestage were united in marriage at half past four o'clock on Saturday, November 7, 2015 on Figure Eight ...

November 24, 2015 | | People & Places

Master Gardeners now online

The Kershaw County Master Gardeners are now online with a new website,

November 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

Scenes from the 2015 Colonial Cup

November 24, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places

Camden more like a family then just a city

Everyone belongs to some kind of community. Some communities are big, while others are not. Some communities do not get along, while others do. Some ...

November 20, 2015 | | People & Places

Hobkirk Hill DAR chapter commemorates Vietnam War 50th anniversary

The Hobkirk Hill Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution was recently recognized by the United States of America Department of Defense as ...

November 20, 2015 | | People & Places

Local students compete in 2016 Miss SC Teen USA

Two North Central High School (NCHS) students will be competing in the 2016 Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageant to be held today and Saturday ...

November 20, 2015 | | People & Places

Bethune tree and candle lighting ceremony next Sunday

For the ninth consecutive year the Bethune Garden Club will host the Bethune Memorial Tree and Candle Lighting Ceremony. The Ceremony will take place on ...

November 20, 2015 | | People & Places


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