After a full day of head-to-head Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) battles, Allen Marchman took first place in the junior division at the 2014/2015 Pokémon City Championships in Columbia. Along with the coveted title and city championship trophy, Marchman earned valuable championship points that count towards a potential invitation to compete at the 2015 Pokémon World Championships.
The first master gardener training course in several years in Kershaw County is scheduled to begin Jan. 30. The course will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays for a total of 17 weeks. For years, the course was held in Lexington and Sumter and after this year, the course will not be taught in Kershaw County again for at least two years.
January 07, 2015|
|People & Places
On December 13, 2014 at the fountain in Hampton Park, the John D. Kennedy Chapter number 308 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp number 82, SCV held the 152nd memorial service honoring Sgt. Richard Rowland Kirkland., "Angel of Marye's Heights."
The 2015 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Camden High School Performing Arts Auditorium. Eight young ladies from around the county will compete for the titles of Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased from any contestant or by calling 427-2566. Photos courtesy of Kim Forrest.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...