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Camden celebrates Arbor Day

Dec. 7 marked the 25th anniversary of the city of Camden's Arbor Day celebration. A program was held at the site of the former Camden Oak to commemorate the event.

December 10, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places

King Haiglar Garden Club Christmas tea

The King Haiglar Garden Club will celebrate the holiday season with thier annual Christmas tea and ornament exchange.

December 07, 2012 | | People & Places

Lakeside Ministries donates to local charities

Lakeside Ministries is an interdenominational worship service supported by Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Each summer, all offerings are donated back to the area communities through local charities. $10,415 was collected this year and will be divided between charities that help provide food, shelter, clothing and housing to people; charities that help children in need, help with addiction and animal care. Some of the local charities are Christian Community Ministries of Camden, Food for the Soul Kershaw County, Family Resource Center, Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, Transitional Housing Project of Camden and Wateree Community ...

December 07, 2012 | | People & Places

Joey McClain earns Eagle Scout rank

Joseph "Joey" McClain achieved the rank and distinction of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony on Nov. 10. A longtime member of Troop 316 sponsored by St. John's United Methodist Church, Joey's required service project included installing two permanent fire containment pits at Poinsett State Park in Wedgefield. Joey is pictured here alongside the fire safety rules he constructed and installed on site. The son of Lisa McClain of Lugoff, Joey is currently studying Music Education at Lander University in Greenwood.

December 07, 2012 | | People & Places

Camden ART fall show opens at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

Camden ART (formerly Camden Art Association) will open its fall show in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) today with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. just prior to the Edward Arron & Friends Chamber Music concert. Light hors d'ouevres and a cash bar will be available. The opening reception is sponsored by First Community Bank. The Camden ART exhibit will be on display in the Bassett Gallery until Jan. 18, 2013.

December 07, 2012 | | People & Places

Garden Girls tree dedication

Nov. 28, the Gardening Girls Study Club celebrated Arbor Day by planting a Ginkgo tree in front of the Kershaw County Library. Reverend Barnhill gave the invocation and benediction for the tree dedication, and State Sen. Vincent Sheheen spoke about his growing up in Camden. Amy Schofield, director of Kershaw County Library, was excited to receive the tree. "We are honored to have this tree planted here ... We are going to take good care of it," said Schofield. Pictured from left to right are, Katherine Doty; Garden Club of South Carolina President Maida Dantzler; Sarah Floyd; National Garden Club Chairman ...

December 03, 2012 | | People & Places

The Hospital Auxiliary’s Lights of Love returns this holiday season

The KershawHealth Hospital Auxiliary's annual Lights of Love fund raising project began on Nov. 15 and continues through New Year's Day. Donations to Lights of Love permit area residents to acknowledge or honor those who have been significant in their lives.

December 03, 2012 | | People & Places

Christmas with Lindsay Huggins

Sunday, at Camden First Church of the Nazarene will host Lindsay Huggins in concert at 11 a.m.

November 30, 2012 | | People & Places

KC Women to Women 35th annual Christmas luncheon

Monday, the Kershaw County Women to Women Bible Study will be having their 35th Annual Christmas Luncheon. This Interdenominational group of ladies has been meeting for 35 years to study the Bible together. The group represents a blend of several different denominations and our teacher is Rev. Patrice Davis from St. Matthew Baptist Church in Lugoff.

November 30, 2012 | | People & Places

Edward Arron & Friends chamber music series coming to the FAC of Kershaw County

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is pleased to bring Edward Arron & Friends to Camden for the second concert of the three-part Chamber Music Series on Friday, Dec. 7. The concert will begin at 7 p.m., immediately following the gallery opening for the Camden ART Fall show featuring the works of the members of Camden ART, an affiliate of the FAC.

November 30, 2012 | | People & Places

BDK Elementary celebrated American Education Week November 12-16

In observance of American Education Week, National Career Development Week and Parental Involvement Week, Baron DeKalb Elementary sponsored several activities for students and their families, such as Career Day, Doughnuts for Dads, Book Character Day, and the 4K & 5K Sharing Soup.

November 26, 2012 | | People & Places

Holiday Sales Show in the historic Douglas Reed House at the FAC of Kershaw County

Are you looking for original, one of a kind gifts? Well, look no further. You're sure to find that special something for everyone on your list at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's (FAC) annual Holiday Sales Show. Set in the FAC's historic Douglas-Reed House, the show will feature a selection of fine, handcrafted works of art in clay, glass, fiber and wood, along with many other hand-crafted or homemade items. This year, more than 40 local and regional artists will participate in this annual shopping extravaganza. The Holiday Sales Show is sponsored by First Community ...

November 23, 2012 | | People & Places

Clips for Cancer at Wateree Elementary collects hair for wigs for cancer patients

Nov. 16, Wateree Elementary School hosted Clips for Cancer to collect hair to make wigs for cancer patients.

November 23, 2012 | Tenell Felder | People & Places

Sacks of Love receives $50,000 to help fight childhood hunger through Walmart’s Golden Spark Promoti

Many people may think of students' bookbags being loaded with school supplies, but more than 400 Kershaw County children receive special weekly backpacks filled by volunteers to ensure these students will not be hungry on the weekend.

November 21, 2012 | Mary Anne Byrd Director of KCSD communications | People & Places

Historic Camden presents a Colonial Christmas

'Tis the season to be jolly! See the halls of the Kershaw House decked with boughs of holly. Learn about the Yuletide Season's customs from guides donned in gay apparel. Meet a militiaman home for the holidays. Play colonial games, write a Christmas greeting with a quill pen, try on period clothes, and sample delectable 18th century refreshments. In the basement, watch electric toy trains chug around the tracks at the Holiday Electric Train Exhibit. A kids' scavenger hunt, photo ops at the pillory, plus visits the historic buildings, and a 10 percent discount on most items in the ...

November 21, 2012 | | People & Places

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Orientation for Legion Oratorical Contest is Sunday

An orientation meeting for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post #17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 ...

December 01, 2015 | | People & Places

FAC Holiday Sales show starts Friday

The Kershaw County Fine Arts Center 2015 Holiday Sales Show kicks off Friday and will run through Dec. 16.

December 01, 2015 | | People & Places

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


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