Summer is officially here and we now have the temperatures to prove it! Along with high temperatures come afternoon showers and sometimes downright gully-washer rains. These rain events can be quite dramatic and appear like many inches have fallen from the sky. Unfortunately, most times this is not the case. Even in the rare occasions when we do actually get close to 1 inch of rain, it falls so hard and fast that the ground has little time to absorb it.
As if a Kershaw County summer needed more sizzle, that's what music fans will get when Jammin' in July returns Saturday to Historic Camden for the 17th edition of the popular evening of music.
This is the first year the Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has given (DAR) scholarships. For the past three years, we have had luncheons to raise money for a high school senior. Members of the DAR and benevolent citizens have contributed enough so that we are able to donate $500 scholarships to the following deserving seniors. These students have shown an interest in preserving history. They have participated in community activities and achieved high academic standards.
Joshua Mitchell of Elgin traveled to Haiti in June with Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries for the dedication of a water system in an area that has been plagued by cholera since the 2010 earthquake that leveled the country's capital.
What is Independence Day all about? Youngster ages 6-12, parents and grandparents are invited to Family Fun Hour at Historic Camden from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday to find out.
Alison E. Smith, a member of the Class of 2014 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, was named to the Dean's List for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2011-12 year.
Salkehatchie Summer Service meets every summer for a week to provide renovations to homes in South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. The Wateree camp is sponsored by Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church to rebuild homes in Camden. Youth from all over the area come together to be a part of a great experience that's beneficial to those in need.
The Camden Shrine Club will be the beneficiary of a pancake breakfast to be hosted by FATZ at its 212 Wall St., Camden, restaurant from 7:30 to 10 a.m. July 21.
Two Kershaw County young ladies will take the stage next week, competing for the crowns in the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen pageants in Columbia.
Central Carolina Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands including Kershaw County by helping charitable individuals and businesses meet the needs of the community, is calling for nominees for the 2012 Best of Philanthropy Awards, accepted through July 13.
Camden's local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. hosted its Third Annual Debutante Cotillion, Crimson & Pearls: Impacting Lives with Grace and Elegance, on May 20 at the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden, South Carolina. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. This year, the local chapter of the sorority is proud to celebrate 30 years of service, scholarship and sisterhood to Camden and surrounding communities.
The St. Matthew Community Center Summer Camp Program located at 1207 Black River Road, Camden, will feature students from the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Columbia on Thursday, June 28 at 10 a.m. The public is cordially invited to attend this exciting and educational overview of life in the Department of Juvenile Justice system. Speakers will enlighten listeners with how to avoid the system, life before and during incarceration; living conditions, peer pressure, how to become smart in decision making, planning for the future and many other topics. There will be a question and answer period after ...
The Rotary Club of Camden awarded its scholarships to graduating seniors from Camden High School (CHS), North Central High (NCH) and Camden Military Academy (CMA). Pictured are Scholarship Chair Beth Ford; Carman Fowler (NCH); Sawyer Watts, highest SAT score (CHS); Alyssa Buschman (CHS); Mari Collazo (CHS); Emily Deal (CHS); and Rotary President Bruce Little. Absent from photo was Alexandre Debaty, highest SAT score (CMA). This year, Rotary Club of Camden awarded $5,000 in scholarships.
Sandhills Heights Baptist Church youth is reaching out to the public in a unique way.
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.
Sam Johnson is on a mission to give back permanently to the community.
Johnson, who lives in the Knights Hill Community, is on a mission to build a church in his community; indeed, he has already started.
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 weather is heating up and Americans are heading outdoors to soak up the fun. Warm weather enthusiasts should keep safety on the top of their minds when they're out camping, boating and barbecuing.
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 ...
A new idea to provide clothing to those who need it is coming to Kershaw County.
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