The 'Cue, as Charlotte Thompson locals call it, has been an annual community event since 1958.
The deadline for nominations for the Margot Rochester Landscape Award is this Friday by the city of Camden Parks and Trees Commission. The award recognizes a commercial business, public institution, organization, church or school for beautifying Camden with "exceptional landscaping and grounds maintenance." Last year, Camden Elementary School's sensory garden was selected for the 2012 Landscape Award winner.
The Camden Junior Welfare League's 2012-2013 Provisional Class produced a successful and record Belle of the Ball event on February 23.
Applications for the 2013-14 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.
The United Way of Kershaw County Board of Directors announces the availability of $20,000 to address the identified focus areas of Education, Financial Stability, Health and Hunger, and Homelessness. The funds are available through a competitive application process to any non-profit organization serving the community.
As a way of thanking their spouses, the Bethune Lions Club hosted its annual Spouse Night. All spouses and widows of former members were invited along with all current members.
This Sunday the Bethune Recreation Center will host an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. The Recreation Center is located at 109 College St. East or U.S. Highway 1 beside Bethune Memorial Park.
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library half-price book sale will be Saturday at the Burndale Shopping Center in the "old Piggly Wiggly Building" at 51 East DeKalb St. in Camden. The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Winners in the Lugoff-Elgin High School Mr. L-E competition are as follows: Austin Branham -- Mr. Congeniality and Mr. Dream Guy, Allen Jenerette -- Mr. Hunk and Mr. L-E 2013, and Toby Brettelle -- First Runner Up. Not pictured: Sarah Dean -- Miss Sweetheart. The Mr. L-E competition is sponsored by the L-EHS Journalism Department. The advisor is Shannon Team.
Kathy Barnes, chair of Mental Health America of Kershaw County, recently announced that they would be hosting its second annual Easter Family tour at Aberdeen, home of Jack Brantley.
The Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge will be hosting a Line Dance Workshop to raise funds for local scholarships. The Workshop will be Saturday, March 16 at the lodge at 1332 Elk Lodge Court, Lugoff, S.C.
At the 2013 Mid-Winter Conference, Teresia Hayes was presented the National American Legion Auxilary Woman of the Year Award. She is the first South Carolinian to receive this prestigious award. Joining Ms. Hayes in the photo: Department of South Carolina Auxiliary Emergency Fund Chairman, Pear Sanders Mills, Department of South Carolina President, Barbara Stoffer and Sanders Stoney Unit 2013 First Vice President, Patricia Bush.
Kershaw County 4H Horse Club members received club pins for the 4H project work done in their club. Back row: Katherine Ellig, Adriana McMurphy, Cleo Lampert, Jay Murray, and Melissa Ferral; Middle row: Dylan Posey, Alex Posey, Kirsten Kahkola, Amelia Lee, and Addison Lee; Front: Joseph Hudson.
Clifton Harryton Anderson, a 1959 graduate of Claflin University, has been nominated for the 2013 Hall of Fame class of inductees.
Command Sergeant Major Clyde Hayes and Peggie Hayes of Camden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 16.
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Former Camdenite Manda McKay's painting "Love You To Death" won "Best In Show" at Southworks 2013. The Oconee County Arts Foundation (OCAF) hosted the opening reception April 12 in Watkinsville, Georgia. McKay grew up in Camden and graduated from Camden High School.
Students at the LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology in Camden received a lesson on fire safety at a recent event at the campus. Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Gardner came out to the school and taught students how to use a fire extinguisher. Firefighters also started a fire and each student who wanted to participate got the opportunity to put the fire out as a way of practicing what they had learned. "It was a fun, ...
Books on Broad will host Jayne Bowers as she discusses and signs Eve's Sisters and Crossing the Bridge: Succeeding in a Community College and Beyond on Thursday, May 2, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St. in Camden. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks designated the first week in May as Youth Week to honor America's Junior Citizens for their accomplishments.
There will be a skateboarding competition Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Hayes Creek Subdivision in Elgin. The event is sponsored by Salty's Board Shop in Columbia. The proceeds from the competition will go towards purchasing skateboarding gear for the park in an effort to keep kids off of drugs and keep them off of the streets.
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By MICIAH BENNETT
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