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FAC holding auditions for Kershaw County's Got Talent

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is proud to announce auditions for Kershaw County's Got Talent. Beginning Sept. 4, the FAC will hold three nights of auditions throughout the county for the third annual Kershaw County's Got Talent -- a talent competition for Kershaw County residents. This year, there are two categories: Youth, ages 6 to 15, and Adult, ages 16 and up. The final competition is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15 at the FAC of Kershaw County. Kershaw County's Got Talent is sponsored by McDonalds of Camden.

August 27, 2012 | | People & Places


Upcoming events at Kershaw Library

Learn the library: Instruction for the online

August 27, 2012 | | People & Places


Campers learn safety at 2012 STARS camp

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) held its STARS camp at Lugoff Elgin Middle School the week of July 23. Other STARS camps were held at North Central and in Camden. The acronym STARS stands for Self discipline, Teamwork, Attitude, Respect and Service. Middle school age campers learned how to be safe on the Internet, the importance of wearing seat belts, anti-bullying techniques, crime scene investigation, forensics, prosecuting criminal cases, basic first aid, the dangers of substance abuse, fire safety and general police techniques.

August 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Local students to attend Claflin University this fall

August 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Can we crash at your place for awhile?

It was a sweltering hot day at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, but that didn't stop volunteers from coming out and walking dogs, playing with puppies and cuddling with kittens. Throughout the week, dedicated volunteers come to the shelter not only to spend time with the animals, but to take photos and help place them in foster homes. These foster homes are only a temporary stop before they are able to be sent to rescue groups such as the North County Animal League in Vermont and the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Inc. in New York.

August 24, 2012 | Julie Prickett | People & Places


Camden Fire Department and EMS participate in local apartment health fair

Wednesday, Steeplechase Apartments held a health fair for residents. Approximately 50 residents and their children came out to participate in health screenings, receive insurance information and make jewelry.

August 22, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Goolsby to visit Books on Broad on Thursday

Bert Goolsby and his most recent titles, "The Trials of Lawyer Pratt" and "Familiar Shadows," will be featured Thursday, Aug. 23 at the newly-opened Books on Broad. The writer will discuss his experiences and sign his books from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Bert Goolsby, a Citadel graduate with a law degree from the University of South Carolina and an advanced law degree from the University of Virginia, is a former chief deputy attorney general of South Carolina. He recently retired as a judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

August 20, 2012 | | People & Places


Mr. and Mrs. George Elmore celebrate 65 years

Mr. and Mrs. George "Stick" Elmore of Bethune celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11th. They have lived in Bethune almost all of their married life. Mr. Elmore retired from DuPont in Lugoff. Mrs. Elmore is a homemaker. They have two daughters. Jean (Bobby) Helms lives in McBee and Kathy (Jeff) Prescott lives in Nashville, Tenn. They have two granddaughters, Lisa (Rocky) Sellers of McBee and Candy (Craig) Wyrick of Hartsville, four great-grandchildren, Robbie and Grant Sellers and Katie and Maddie Wyrick.

August 20, 2012 | | People & Places


Fine Arts Center to host 2012 Arts Open House and Hot Dog Lunch

Join the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) along with neighbors and friends at the 2012 Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds, located at 810 Lyttleton St., Camden.

August 20, 2012 | | People & Places


On mission for God, Sacks of Love

Approximately 10,000 students will start school Monday in Kershaw County. Of these, more than half will require financial assistance for school meals.

August 17, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


McNaughton-Hearon reunion on September 8

The McNaughton-Hearon family reunion will be held Sept. 8 at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Kershaw Rec. Center located at 200 Slose Circle, Kershaw. Please bring food and drink. All paper goods and ice will be provided. A meal will be served at 1 p.m. followed by a business meeting and fellowship. We look forward to seeing you. For questions please call Terry McManus at (803) 669-0401 or Tarol McNaughton at (803) 834-5554.

August 17, 2012 | | People & Places


Camden High class of ‘02 to meet September 22-23

The Camden High class of 2002 is planning a reunion for the weekend of Sept. 22-23. For tickets and details visit www.camdenhighclassof2002.my event.com. You can also contact Krystal Herrington at (678) 823-0559 or through email at camdenhighclassof2002@gmail.com

August 17, 2012 | | People & Places


NCHS Class of ‘03 planning reunion

North Central High School class of 2003 is planning a 10 year class reunion. Please provide name, address, e-mail address and phone number to: whitefrancesca@yahoo.com or by mail to Francesca E. White: 4400 Dorchester Rd; Suite 108, North Charleston, SC 29418. For details contact Francesca White, (843) 751-2222.

August 17, 2012 | | People & Places


Lugoff Elgin High School student wins state 4H award

Cleo Lampert has always had a special place in her heart for animals, specifically horses. She started taking riding lessons at her horse trainer's farm where regular 4H club meetings were also held. Cleo attended a few meetings, and thought it was fun. At 8 years old, Cleo joined the West Wateree Ropes and Reins 4H club and recently joined the Kershaw County 4H Horse Club. Over the past eight years, her main focus areas have been horses and agriculture.

August 15, 2012 | Deon Legette | People & Places


Kershaw Farmers Market hosts Farm Olympics

The Kershaw County Farmers Market hosted the Farm Olympics Saturday to celebrate National Farmers Market Week. Kevin Pasche and Double A D.J. hosted the event. Participants signed up for various activities such as watermelon horseshoes and a watermelon carving contest.

August 15, 2012 | Chronicle Independent | People & Places


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235th Battle of Camden Commemoration August 16

Dawn. August 16, 1780. The sun rises above Gum Swamp near Camden, and sees more than 6,000 men squaring off in the ultimate fight ...

August 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Tips for dining out with dogs

Pets are family and when we venture out, they should be able to join us. That includes bringing them to pet friendly restaurants. Although pets ...

August 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Amelia Alexander turns 100 years old

Amelia Alexander of New Rochelle, N.Y. (formerly of Camden) turned 100 years old on June 6, 2015. She celebrated this joyous occasion with her ...

July 31, 2015 | | People & Places


Robinson family antique

Ninety-two-year-old Frances B. Robinson of Camden holds a hand carved rolling pin made by her grandfather in 1894. He carved the rolling pin from a ...

July 31, 2015 | | People & Places


Finding the way of St. James

It's more than just a long walk to see the final resting place of a religious icon.

July 31, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Who is the soldier in the park?

Anyone walking through or passing by Monument Square has seen the tall, beautiful monument in the middle of the park surrounded by a small iron ...

July 29, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Louisa deLoach sings National Anthem

Louisa deLoach, daughter of Joe and May deLoach of Camden, sings the National Anthem before the Friday, July 24 South Atlantic League baseball game between ...

July 29, 2015 | | People & Places


CHS Class of ’75 reunion coming soon

Camden High School's 1975 graduating class will celebrate its 40th reunion Saturday, Aug. 22, at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse.

July 27, 2015 | | People & Places


SPRINGDALE 5K set for August 8

August 8, the sixth annual Springdale 5k will start bright and early at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the partner agencies ...

July 22, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


We want your ideas!

You may notice a couple of iconic landmarks of our community pictured here.

July 22, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


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