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American Legion Post 17 to host oratorical contest orientation Sunday

An orientation for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Post 17's home on West DeKalb in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject to be used for oration and explain contest rules.

November 27, 2013 | | People & Places


Lake Wateree queens crowned

Miss Lake Wateree and Miss Lake Wateree Teen were crowned recently at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. This pageant was an official Miss South Carolina preliminary. The queens are, from left, Miss Lake Wateree Teen 2014, Delaney Provow, and Miss Lake Wateree, Amanda Bodie. Dovow is a sophomore at Lugoff-wElgin High School and Bodie is a sophomore at Clemson University. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/misslakewateree.

November 25, 2013 | | People & Places


Camden High School homecoming queen

Earlier this season, Camden High School crowned LaQuasha Jefferson, third from left, as homecoming queen. Pictured, from left to right, are Sarah Galloway (second runner up), Clark Joseph (Galloway's escort), Jefferson, Taylor Kelly (Jefferson's escort), Madison Woody (first runner-up), and Grey Hoke (Woody's escort).

November 25, 2013 | | People & Places


Library, Rotary host food drives to benefit community food banks

The Kershaw County Library ran a Food for Fines drive earlier this fall. Patrons with fines were offered the opportunity to reduce the amount they owed by donating nonperishable food items at $1 towards fines per item. The donated food items were given to Christian Community Ministries (CCM) and also to Community of Hope Food Bank in Elgin and Bethune First Baptist Church to help stock their food pantries.

November 25, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


Dabney family members await new book The Dabneys of South Carolina

A group of Dabney family members from across the state met in late October to preview plans for a new book, The Dabneys of South Carolina, to be published in early 2014. The event was hosted by Doris Faye Vinson at her home in Camden. The authors of the new book are John Edward Dabney, a native of Rock Hill, who presently resides in New Jersey, and his cousin, Joseph Earl Dabney, a native of Kershaw, who lives in Atlanta. Joseph Dabney is also an award-winning author and writer of several books.

November 20, 2013 | | People & Places


FAC and city of Camden announce plans for second annual ‘Horsing around on the Town Green’ event

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the City of Camden are pleased to present an evening of entertainment to kick off the Colonial Cup weekend on Friday. Now in its second year, this free and exciting event will begin at 6 p.m. with food and drink vendors along with music on the Town Green. The Root Doctors, a popular cover and dance band, will take the stage at 7 p.m.

November 20, 2013 | | People & Places


South Carolina author to visit Camden

Author Sherman Carmichael will visit Books on Broad November 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St., in Camden. Carmichael's book, Eerie South Carolina, will be available for purchase and autographing. This event is free and open to the public.

November 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Operation Christmas Child collection begins this week throughout community

By TENELL FELDER

November 18, 2013 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


How to thaw, prepare and stuff a Thanksgiving turkey

By DEON LEGETTE

November 18, 2013 | | People & Places


Camden author presents story to Hollywood

Author Solutions LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in supported self-publishing, hosted its Book-to-Screen PitchFest at the New York City Mariott Marquis Hotel in the heart of Times Square October 25-26. Camden author Doreen Hawkins Heath had the unique opportunity to pitch her story, A Sea of Rage Inside of Me, to representatives from entertainment industry companies.

November 18, 2013 | | People & Places


Amanda McNulty to speak at Lugoff Garden Club

Amanda McNulty, Clemson Extension agent

November 15, 2013 | | People & Places


Grace Episcopal Church Women host annual calendar sale

The Grace Episcopal Church Women have produced its annual Camden calendar with drawings of residences and other significant structures in Camden and its environs. Local artists have generously donated their time and talent to produce the pen and ink representations used in the calendar.

November 13, 2013 | | People & Places


CamBand hosting fruit sale

The CamBand Annual Fruit Fundraiser runs from Oct. 31 until Nov. 24 via online order.

November 13, 2013 | | People & Places


Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week observed with local events

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is being observed across the country next week, the week before Thanksgiving. The Kershaw County Housing Partnership is sponsoring the following local events in the hope that all citizens will participate in at least one:

November 11, 2013 | | People & Places


Camden Garden Club meeting Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Donna Freyer. Normally there is a speaker along with a program for members, but this month will be a special hands-on program on making and designing arrangements.

November 08, 2013 | | People & Places


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Lugoff Garden Club meets tonight

Lugoff Garden Club meets Mondays at the home of Sandy Fitts on Kings Grant Rd. in Lugoff. The social hour starts at 6:30 p ...

February 20, 2017 | | People & Places


Camden High School Students of the Month, January

February 17, 2017 | | People & Places


Clemson, 4-H offering spring projects

The Clemson Extension and 4-H will soon be offering spring projects, including raising chickens and planting gardens.

February 17, 2017 | | People & Places


EQUUS Film Festival begins Feb. 17

The internationally acclaimed EQUUS Film Festival Winners Tour returns to Camden for the second year this weekend. The city of Camden has been selected as ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Junior League ‘Belle of the Ball’ Boutique day is Feb. 25

Do you have a gently used dress that could still shine at a prom?

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


NCMS Shadowing Experience

North Central Middle School recently collaborated with area elementary schools to make School to Work job shadowing experiences with faculty and staff a success for ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Happy 90th Birthday, James A. Williams

James A. (Jimmie) Williams Jr. celebrates his 90th birthday today, February 14. His family wishes him a happy birthday from his wife of 65 years ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Miss Gold and Black, 2017

February 10, 2017 | | People & Places


King Haiglar Garden Club meets Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet Monday at 3 p.m. Julie Trott will host members and guests at 1711 Fair St., Camden. Mary ...

February 10, 2017 | | People & Places


Love Letters returns to FAC for Valentine’s Day

Just in time for your Valentine's Day planning, the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is delighted to announce the return of a ...

February 07, 2017 | | People & Places


Miss Lugoff-Elgin to be held Feb. 11

Lugoff-Elgin High School will host the Miss Lugoff-Elgin and Junior Miss Lugoff-Elgin pageants Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the ...

February 07, 2017 | | People & Places


“A Vanishing Southland” author to speak at Elgin KCL

Author Tom Poland will speak about his book, "A Vanishing Southland: The Loss of Ways and Traditions," at the Kershaw County Library's Elgin Branch ...

February 07, 2017 | | People & Places


Project WARM provides home repairs to Kershaw County residents

To say Project W.A.R.M. is successful is an obvious statement; however, a more accurate summation may be that Project W.A.R ...

February 03, 2017 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


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