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Elgin man remembers musical past, keeps following passion today

Dean Cook first realized his passion for music in 1965 after watching The Beatles perform in Houston, Texas, his hometown.

October 28, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Localife


CMA presents choral showcase

On Nov. 7, the Camden Music Association (CMA) will present a choral showcase at the Lugoff-Elgin High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Schools and organizations participating are Doby's Mill Choraliers, directed by Helen Walker; LE Elementary Singers directed by Robin Courson; Camden Elementary School Chorus, directed by Regina McDonald; The Kershaw County Show Chior directed by Sandy Pace; Stover Midde School Chorus directed by Brian Heyward; Pine Tree Hill Chorus directed by Angie Lawson; Camden Middle School directed by Sandy Pace; and Chamber Choir of Kershaw County directed by Susan Wyatt.

October 28, 2011 | | Localife


Truesdale/dell/del family reunited

On Oct. 1, for the first time in more than 20 years, the Truesdale/dell/del families met at Bethany Baptist Church for a reunion. They came, arms full of food, photographs, computers, and memories to share with each other. They began arriving before noon, eager to meet relatives that they had heard of but never met except via e-mail and phone calls. Many had never known they had living relatives other than their immediate kin.

October 26, 2011 | By Judy Nation Special to the C-I | Localife


Christian Community Ministries in need of donations

Christian Community Ministries of Kershaw County needs the following items for the food pantry: rice, cereal and macaroni and cheese.

October 26, 2011 | | Localife


Painting with a purpose

Two fourth-graders from Malvern Hill Baptist Church and Camden Elementary School had a goal: revamp the visitation room at the Department of Social Services (DSS) to make it more child-friendly for foster children who come through. McKenzie Taylor and Madison Williams ran two lemonade stands to raise the money. They also received two gift cards donated by Wal-Mart totaling $125, a can of paint donated by Lowe's and the hard work from the Malvern Hill Baptist Church youth group to complete the project. The group, including the two girls, sanded, painted walls and bookshelves, cleaned, steam cleaned the furniture ...

October 26, 2011 | | Localife


Outreach Bicycles aims to provide 100 children with wheels this holiday season

It's the time of year when Outreach Bicycles for Needy Children continues to advance the cause of donating bicycles to a needy child. This year, Alesha Hudson's (right) goal is to donate 100 bicycles. She did not reach her goal last year of 100, but was able to collect a total of 85 bikes and see 85 smiling faces.

October 21, 2011 | | Localife


Five generations together

On Aug. 2, Jillian Leigh Odom and Charles "Charlie" Allen Furniss announced the birth of a baby boy, Mason Allen Furniss. Mason then became the fifth living generation in the family. Great-great-grandmother Sara Douglas Morris, great-grandmother Alice Morris Furness, grandfather Charlie "Allen" Furniss, father Charles "Charlie" Allen Furniss, and son Mason Allen Furniss are featured in the photo.

October 21, 2011 | | Localife


FAC brings drive-in movie, Finally Friday concert series to Camden

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is planning two family-oriented events this month. A Drive-In Movie Night is scheduled for Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. featuring Stephen Spielberg's popular movie, "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." The following weekend marks the return of the popular outdoor music series, Finally Friday, with its Halloween edition from 6 until 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. Admission to both events is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

October 21, 2011 | | Localife


Camden Music Association to host fall general meeting

The Camden Music Association will host its fall general meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Douglas Reed House, on the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. The objective of the Camden Music Association is to give young musicians of the whole county a venue to showcase their talents and provide scholarships to help in their music study.

October 21, 2011 | | Localife


Old McCaskill’s Farm hosts fall farm day Sunday

Old McCaskill's Farm is opening its doors to the public Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. The event will include quilters, a spinner and a working saw mill. Kids activites will include a cake walk, face painting, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing, making apple cider and more. Admission for adults is $2, for children $3 and covers all activites on the farm. A new attraction will be a combine simulator, designed to give the feeling of driving a combine through a field. Music will be provided by Jeff Clark and Paul Hayes. Lunch will also be available for purchase ...

October 19, 2011 | | Localife


Works of Art from the Heart

As an ongoing community service project, the Quilters of Kershaw County have donated their hard work to local children in the foster care system.

October 19, 2011 | | Localife


Alpha Delta Kappa Psi to celebrate 25th anniversary Monday

The Kershaw County chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Alpha Psi will celebrate its 25th anniversary Monday at Carolina Café at 6 p.m. The silver anniversary dinner will honor past and present sorority members for their service in education to the community.

October 19, 2011 | | Localife


Local Claflin alum returns to participate with dinner theater

The local cast of "Park Lights" was invited to perform at Claflin University in Orangeburg.

October 19, 2011 | | Localife


KC Master Gardner encourages others to join the fun

The following is a reprint of an article by Margot Rochester which appeared in the August 20, 2008, Chronicle-Independent. After reading this article, I took the Master Gardner class and it has changed my life in many ways.

October 17, 2011 | Maryann Bowen Kershaw County Master Gardener Association | Localife


Bringing a hallway to life

One hallway at Bethune Elementary School was transformed into a South Carolina history lesson recently. Art teacher Renee Robinson and muralist Russ Petty collaborated to help students paint a variey of murals down the hallway of their school. Murals included images of various regions and landforms found in the Palmetto state as well as other state emblems, like the Yellow Jasmine and the Palmetto tree. Carrie Eubanks (left) and Khole King, both third graders, work on painting the Yellow Jamines with Petty's direction. Visiting artists in the schools are sponsored by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's ...

October 14, 2011 | | Localife


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Local veterans respect the flag through disposal

Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Clemson Extension announces contest, workshop

The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Cub Scouts enjoy day camp

Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Auditions set for Kelley’s Fine Arts Camden Crew Junior and Camden Crew Senior Dance teams

Summer dance students will have the opportunity to audition for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA) Junior and Senior Camden Crew Dance Teams, Friday, July 25 in the FAC Dance Studio. Times are set by dance styles and are as follows:

July 21, 2014 | | Localife


Camden Lions Club installs new officers

The Camden Lions Club recently installed new officers and thanked the community for its support of club programs, having collected more than 1,300 pairs of used eye glasses. Boxes are located at the Food Lion shopping center in Lugoff, Rubin Eye Care Center in the K-Mart shopping center, the Walmart Vision Center, Belk and the Food Lion shopping center in Dusty Bend. The club supplied these glasses to local church groups for those in need in Honduras and Guatemela. Camden Lions have also assisted with eye operations and hearing aids for the needy. The club meets on the second ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


The karate kid

Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


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