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LeGrand Institute students win at competition

Students at the LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology in Camden recently won a hair competition for Headhunterz -- Styling for the Cure 2013. The event was part of Hair Walk: The Movement, a charity that contributes funds to the South Carolina Oncology Associates Cares Foundation and the Palmetto Health Foundation's Walk for Life 2013. LeGrand Institute competed against the Paul Mitchell school and Virginia College of Columbia. Their selected theme was "water" in this Fantasy Competition. Kimberly Gibson of LeGrand Institute met with the event's judges and reported that they said it was a humbling experience when a small school ...

October 23, 2013 | | People & Places


Field trip fun

October 23, 2013 | | People & Places


‘Fall for Pets’ fundraiser

The Spears Creek Veterinary Clinic will hold a "Fall for Pets" fundraiser Saturday at 921 Spears Creek Ct., in Elgin from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

October 23, 2013 | | People & Places


A joyful noise in Boykin

Swift Creek Church in Boykin will be filled with music and fellowship on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. The gospel-style singing will feature various local choirs and all proceeds will also be donated to local choirs.

October 23, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Camden Music Association to present annual Fall Choral Showcase

On November 4 at 7 p.m., the Camden Music Association of Kershaw County (CMA) will present its annual Fall Choral Showcase at the Lugoff-Elgin High School auditorium. Admission is free and the public is invited to enjoy the vocals of eight music ensembles from Kershaw County Schools, as well as the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County under the direction of Dr. Susan Wyatt.

October 23, 2013 | | People & Places


Lugoff Garden Club to discuss weed elimination

The Lugoff Garden Club's second meeting will be held today at Janet Smith's home on Willbrook Drive in Lugoff.

October 21, 2013 | | People & Places


BES participates in rainwater collection program

With this year's heavy summer rains now gone and county soil returning to normal the Kershaw Conservation District (KCD) has provided three rain barrels to a local school for use in the Fall gardens.

October 21, 2013 | | People & Places


Local Elks Lodge gives to Sacks of Love

Sacks of Love, a weekend feeding ministry for students in Kershaw County schools, was presented a check for $1,000, by Jim Sterzinger, trustee, and Rich Wagner, PER and chairman of the board of directors for the Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge No. 2606. Pictured is Sterzinger with Kathy Hall, coordinator for the Sacks of Love Ministry.

October 21, 2013 | | People & Places


Bulldog Regiment to compete at State Championships Saturday

The Camden Bulldog Regiment will compete in the South Carolina Upper State Championships Saturday. The competition is held in Duncan at James F. Byrnes High School. The Bulldog Regiment recently took away several awards at the Blue Jacket Fanfare Marching Competition hosted by Aynor High School. They won first place for Best Drum Major, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard and Best Horn Line. The Bulldog Regiment placed second overall for their division, also taking home a plaque for Excellence and the Blue Jacket Fanfare.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places


United Way of Kershaw County to hold third annual Chili Cook-off

The United Way of Kershaw County will host its third annual Chili Cook-off on November 9 at downtown Camden's Town Green. Music will be provided by Fair Jam from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Reflections from 12 to 3 p.m. Chili will be served from 12 to 2 p.m. Premier sponsors of the event are SAFE Federal Credit Union and Lugoff Automotive Group.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places


Unimin Corporation hosts deer hunt in support of ‘Wounded Warriors’

The Unimin Corporation's Lugoff plant sponsored a deer hunt for the "Wounded Warriors Project" Saturday. South Carolina Department of Natural Resource officers Matt McCaskill and John Baird were present to show their support.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places


The miracle baby

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month and families across the state and nation will be celebrating individuals with Down Syndrome at the Buddy Walk. The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Judge Cooper presents life of Mendel L. Smith

The Kershaw County Historical Society will host a special program on the life and career of Medel L. Smith (1870-1934), Camden attorney, Kershaw County legislator, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives and 5th Judicial Circuit Judge. The public is invited to a presentation by G. Thomas Cooper Jr. on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the historic Mills Courthouse at 607 Broad St., in Camden.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Fall Festival Saturday at Lugoff Ford

The third annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday at Lugoff Ford at 979 Highway 1 in South Lugoff.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


2013 hospital auxiliary golf tournament ‘swings’ into gear

On page 1 of the March 1, 1912 issue of the Camden Chronicle, Mrs. Douglas A. Boykin made a fervent appeal to women of Kershaw County to organize and work for a hospital in Camden: "You mothers! You housewives! You busy women! These are the ones we want to help us. The busy woman is always the woman that accomplishes the most work outside of her home. The woman of leisure only has time to devote to herself."

October 14, 2013 | | People & Places


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New teachers at LEMS share first year experience so far

As Kershaw County faculty, students and teachers returned to school, new faces were a part of the crowds heading back to school.

August 30, 2016 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Two young women on a mission

Sister Henderson and Sister Ward are two young missionaries in Camden who teach about Jesus and invite people to come to Christ.

August 30, 2016 | Katrina Moses | People & Places


KershawHealth golf tournament will be held September 8

The Auxiliary of KershawHealth's 27th annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Camden Country Club.

August 30, 2016 | | People & Places


Kershaw County Library Events -- September

Camden Branch

August 26, 2016 | | People & Places


Happy Birthday

Mr. Cecil Bowers was born September 1, 1926 in Cassatt, the son of Steve and Annie Powers Bowers. He is blessed with four children, Linda ...

August 26, 2016 | | People & Places


Benefit for former Kershaw County Sheriff Office investigator is Sept. 23

Friends, neighbors and family are holding a special fundraiser for Phil Crawford on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Bethune Women's Club in Bethune.

August 26, 2016 | | People & Places


Food truck rally for L-EHS Marching Band Sept. 10

Bring your eye for bargains and an appetite to Lugoff-Elgin High School September 10: it's time for the End of Summer Bash Community Sale ...

August 26, 2016 | | People & Places


Auditions for Camden Community theatre’s musical production of Footloose announced

Camden Community Theatre (CCT,) an affiliate group of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold auditions for its musical production of Footloose ...

August 19, 2016 | | People & Places


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