Willie Benson lives on Longtown Road in Lugoff. He started his family garden about the last week in March from seed. The growth started from his mulch pile and 10-10-10 fertilizer. The garden had cabbage heads growing to about 10 inches wide at first. While he was in Washington, DC for a month, the plants grew to stand 40-36 inches tall.
Earlier this summer the National League of Junior Cotillions Camden Pre-Cotillion Chapter held a summer camp for local children to learn proper manners.
The Carlos Family "Historic Reunion" will be held Friday through Sunday in Camden. The reunion will kick off with a Friday night meet and greet at the Holiday Inn Express Conference Room from 6:30 to 10 p.m. It will continue Saturday night with a banquet hosted at TenEleven Galleria at 1011 Broad St. from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. The guest speaker for the banquet will be Dr. John W. Carlos, a Bronze Medal Recipient in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Carlos will be available for book signings and pictures Saturday evening.
Food for the Soul, the Camden-based ministry to the hungry and homeless in Kershaw County, will conclude its Pass the Plate summer fundraising campaign on Saturday, Aug. 13 with a special event to be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at it's center located at 110A East DeKalb St. in Camden, behind United Way.
Charleston Thompson, a rising high school senior and the reigning Camden High School Miss Gold and Black is sponsoring an Ice Cream for Breakfast Sunday from 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC).
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Samuel of Ridgeway will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Aug. 9. The Samuels have seven children, 22 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. They plan to celebrate their anniversary at home with family and friends.
In May, Wal-Mart held a ribbon cutting to introduce "The Spark" to our community. "The Spark" will serve as a hub for all information around events in the Camden/Kershaw County community. This resource will improve communication between those organizations that are making our community so great and those who would like to know more about what is going on in their community. They felt it would be the perfect vehicle to conveniently expose more than 50,000 visitors weekly, to what the community has to offer. One example of how "The Spark" would work, is if a person is ...
Latter-day Saint teenagers from North and South Carolina gathered last week on the campus of East Carolina University for a Christian youth conference. The theme of the conference "One, But Not Alone" is based on the New Testament scripture "So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another" (Romans 12:5).
Local artist Lisa Boykin Adams has donated her painting entitled "Healing Trees" to KershawHealth. Depicting trees along the Wateree River, the three-part painting was created by Adams to hang in the lobby of the healthcare system's Outpatient Center in Elgin.
Thomas Churchwell has one goal this summer, to make sure 10 of his classmates at Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) have all the supplies they need to start the school year.
Join Alex Fowler's family and supporters on Aug. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Royal Z Bowling Lanes located at 8512 Two Notch Rd., Columbia to help his family promote change in how the intersections in Kershaw County are designed.
Six Kershaw County Master Gardeners recently graduated by completing the required 40 hours of volunteer time, and receiving their certificate from Vickie Bertagnolli-Heller, local Master Gardener coordinator. The group also welcomed Joe Dorton and Albert Reed who finished the classroom instruction given by Clemson University agents and qualified as Master Gardeners in May. These gentlemen now have to volunteer 40 hours before they become certified Master Gardeners.
Dancers from Palmetto Dance Center (PDC) in Elgin took the stage in King, N.C. on June 18 with hopes of maintaining their rank as National Dance Champions -- and they did.
The Camden Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated held its Second Annual Debutante Cotillion: Belles of the Crimson Radiance in May at the Shrine Club in Camden. The Cotillion Ball is a rite of passage provided to exemplary young ladies in the Camden and surrounding areas.
Jennifer Darrow Hills of Myrtle Beach and Craig Matthew Stegner of Camden were married Saturday, Sept. 6. The wedding took place at the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach with Rev. Dr. John Brearley as officiator.
Central Carolina Technical College has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School for the third consecutive year. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awarded Patricia Plyler Watts with the Community Service Award on Monday, Sept. 15. The award recognizes individuals for voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, civic or benevolent endeavors outside of the DAR. Watts is a member of the DAR; however, due to her outstanding volunteer work the organization thought it fit to recognize her for her contribution to the Camden Community.
The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agriculture class will hold a fall plant sale Monday through Oct. 3 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the school's greenhouse on campus.
The Kershaw County Library will host a talk by Doug Peach, South Carolina Folklife and Traditional Arts Program Coordinator at the McKissick Museum (University of South Carolina) and the South Carolina Arts Commission, on the history of the Blues in South Carolina. The talk, which will focus on the musicians, culture, and style of music known as the "Piedmont Blues," will be held at the Camden Library on Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Lillie Ashton Yount and Jeremy Robert Getman will be married Nov. 7 in Philadelphia, PA.
The Kershaw Conservation District, United Way of Kershaw County and the City of Camden Planning Division are sponsoring a rain garden workshop Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at United Way of Kershaw County.
The Kershaw County Library will host a talk with historian Joseph McGill Jr., founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Second graders at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School participated in a project-based learning experience about their local community.
The South Carolina State Guard and the Sandhills chapter of the American Red Cross joined forces Sept. 20 to host the 2014 State Guard Hurricane Hike. Aside from the hike, the day consisted of several activities including: family day events, a performance of the National Anthem and speakers. There were around 200 participants, volunteers and guests. The hike began at the Camden National Guard Armory where participants had to sign-in and have their backpacks weighed before the 10k hike. Winners were presented with awards.
Lt. Justin Steven Freeman, of Bethune, recently completed flight school for the Marines. Freeman entered the United States Marine Corps in Oct. 2011 and was named a second lieutenant that same month. He completed aviation preflight training in Nov. 2012 and primary flight training in Dec. 2012. Freeman began advanced helicopter training Feb. 2014 and was designated as a naval flight officer Aug. 22. He is set to fly the UH-IY (Huey), which is equipped to provide all six Marine Aviation functions.
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