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Camden Elementary School wins Clinic Classic Challenge

This is the second year that McDonald's has sponsored the Clinic Classic Challenge, which benefits the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County. The challenge is open to students age 12 and younger as part of the Clinic Classic. The school with the most participants, such as students, teachers, family members, school nurses, etc., who come out for the challenge are presented with a $500 check. This year, Camden Elementary won that honor. According to team coordinator Brittany Knapko, the prize of $500 will be used to purchase physical education equipment. CES had 65 runners and walkers participate in the ...

May 11, 2012 | | People & Places


Kershaw County Confederate Veterans to be honored Saturday at Rectory Square

In observance of Confederate Memorial Day, the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the John D. Kennedy Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will hold a memorial service Saturday, at 1 p.m., at the Pantheon in Rectory Square in Camden.

May 11, 2012 | | People & Places


King Haiglar Garden Club plans May meeting

The May Meeting of the King Haiglar Garden Club will be held on Monday at 3:30 p.m. The club will gather at historic Proctor Hall, 2030 Lyttleton St., Camden. Cheryl Black, Julie Trott and Helen Vaughan will provide a delicious spread of refreshments.

May 11, 2012 | | People & Places


Camden Garden Club to host ‘the Lusty Month of May’ Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its last meeting of the season on Monday at the home of Sandy Shull. The program will be on Garden Restoration. The speaker will be David Simpson who is the director of grounds for Historic Columbia. He will talk about Columbia's Garden Restoration Project and also their Children's Garden Project. With Camden being so historic and many old homes and plantations, both topics will be very interesting and hopefully there will be enough time!

May 11, 2012 | | People & Places


CLC students share monologues at Morningside

The setting: Ms. Jessica Zeller's English II class, host to Mr. Tony Scully's Monologue Workshop. That would be me, a small presence in a much larger universe of intersecting and overlapping young lives at The Continuous Learning Center (CLC) located at the former Jackson School on Campbell Street.

May 09, 2012 | By Tony Scully Special to the C-I | People & Places


Happy 50th anniversary!

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Hinson were married 50 years on April 10, 2012. The couple began their celebration with a renewal of vows at Mt. Hebron Church followed by a reception with family and friends, all given by their children and grandchildren with love.

May 09, 2012 | | People & Places


The perfect Mother’s Day treat

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and the city of Camden are pleased to bring you the first annual 'A Taste of Camden' on the Town Green, Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m.

May 07, 2012 | | People & Places


Trike-a-thon

Grace Church Kindergarten and Preschool recently held their annual St. Judes Trike-a-thon. The school raised more than $1,200 for St. Jude Childrens Hospital. The children also learned about bike safety and the importance of helping others during this fun week. Above, a group of 4-year-olds pose for a picture. From left, Laine Redfearn, David McElveen, Guerin Foss, Addy Guinn, Emily McNeil, Mason Mooneyhan, Kaitlyn Clyburn, Noah Roberts, R.J. Thomas and Patrick Oliver.

May 07, 2012 | | People & Places


CMA student recognized for musical talent

On Sunday, April 29, the Camden Community Concert Band was joined by the 282nd Army Band in a performance held in Rectory Square Park in Camden. Also joining the band was Fuli Wang, a cadet trumpeter from Camden Military Academy. At the show, the band premiered Full Blown March, a newly discovered musical composition by Clayton Earle Bullis Robinson.

May 07, 2012 | By Tariq Ghaffar Special to the C-I | People & Places


Girl Scouts collect donations for community

Girl Scout Troop No. 968 recently gave back to their community. The girl scouts of the U.S.A. celebrated its 100th birthday on March 12. Girl Scout Troop No. 968 decided for their birthday celebration to give gifts to the community as a way of thanking everyone for the support given to the troop.

May 04, 2012 | | People & Places


Second annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Walk-a-thon set for May 19

The second annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Walk-a-thon will be held on Saturday, May 19 beginning at 9 a.m. and is sponsored by the Camden First United Methodist Women.

May 04, 2012 | | People & Places


Cub Scouts: Doing their best

Cub Scout Pack 303 held its annual Pinewood Derby Race in Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church's Auditorium in March. Cub Scouts take a rectangular block of wood and design and build a car to race in the annual event. Before the Pinewood Derby Race, Cub Scouts and their parents pledge that they have created their own car, and that they will have good sportsmanship. The annual race is a highlight of the Cub Scout program. Pack Committee Chairman Jim Bradshaw watches the race at the finish line with Webelos Scouts Joseph Mazurek, David Harllee, John Copley, and Anthony Williams ...

May 02, 2012 | | People & Places


The Polo tradition continues in Camden…

Polo -- "the sport of kings" -- returns to Camden for the 12th annual Camden Cup Polo Match. Set for Sunday at 1:30 p.m., the Camden Cup -- an annual spring benefit for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) -- will include the polo match as well as the popular Best Tailgate and Best Hat competitions. This once-a-year event is a chance for everyone to enjoy the sport of polo. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the match will begin at 1:30 p.m.

May 02, 2012 | | People & Places


Lugoff business donates three tons of food to Christian Community Ministries

This tax season, Wateree Business & Tax service offered a $25 discount on tax returns when clients donated five pounds of food to Christian Community Ministries. With the help of their customers, the Lugoff business has donated more than three tons of food since last year. This season, Wateree Business & Tax has donated 3,471 pounds of food, with a few more drops-offs scheduled. A box of food for the needy from CCM weighs about 30 pounds. Wateree Business & Tax will have helped 215 to 220 families in a two-year period. Above, the Wateree Business & Tax staff along with Allen Roberts ...

April 30, 2012 | | People & Places


Knights Hill community to wrap May pole at spring festival

On May 5 a May Day Festival and yard sale will be held at 8 a.m., the festival will start at 10 a.m. on Knights Hill Road. The Knights Hill community will celebrate the beginning of spring with activities and games for all age groups. The event will include the wrapping of the May pole, pony rides and other activities. The festival is open to the public. Hot dogs, chicken, fish, fries and drinks will be available for purchase. Vendors are welcome. Booths can be purchased for $25. All proceeds from the event will go towards scholarships and ...

April 27, 2012 | | People & Places


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Camden First welcomes new pastor, Rev. McCutcheon

Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


KC Library Summer Reading

As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Plant fun

Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Big noses, big hearts

Karl and Kay Allen of Black River Rescue, and Lucy, part of their four-legged family and co-workers, present a special children's program at the Kershaw County Library. The program included information on their dogs' special talents and what the Allens and their dogs do. The Allens taught the children to "hug a tree" if they ever happen to become lost in the woods because body scents populate and remain trapped under limbs and branches, which can help bloodhounds find and rescue them. Bloodhounds not only have super-sensitive noses -- more than 4 million scent cells -- they also have floppy ears ...

June 26, 2015 | | People & Places


PTHS kids in KidFest

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) student Paisley Beam walks in the Belk's KidFest fashion show in late March. Paisley was one of several PTHS Bullpups featured in the fashion show. During the show, Belk Stores presented PTHS with a $4,154 donation. The store offered customers an opportunity to support local Title I elementary schools during Angel Days, a holiday fundraiser, and 100 percent of the proceeds were given to the school. Belk chose PTHS from among Title I schools in Richland and Kershaw County school districts. A portion of the proceeds will go toward a 21st Century ...

June 26, 2015 | | People & Places


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