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235th Battle of Camden Commemoration August 15

Dawn. August 16, 1780. The sun rises above Gum Swamp near Camden, and sees more than 6,000 men squaring off in the ultimate fight for liberty. Light shimmers through the hot and humid air glinting off the points of bayonets, fixed on a deadly purpose. Blood red coats of wool flash through the drab browns and greens of the pine barren, forming a faceless and terrifying enemy of independence. This unknowable adversary bears down on untrained and untried militia: unified by their ideals, divided by their terror. After less than an hour of fighting - the result? The Battle of ...

August 03, 2015 | | People & Places

Tips for dining out with dogs

Pets are family and when we venture out, they should be able to join us. That includes bringing them to pet friendly restaurants. Although pets are not allowed inside establishments that serve food due to health code laws, many restaurants have pet friendly outdoor seating and welcome four-legged guests to accompany their pet parents. However, there are a few tips that pet parents should heed before and during dining with their pups to ensure an enjoyable dining experience.

August 03, 2015 | | People & Places

Amelia Alexander turns 100 years old

Amelia Alexander of New Rochelle, N.Y. (formerly of Camden) turned 100 years old on June 6, 2015. She celebrated this joyous occasion with her family and friends. This celebration was hosted by her daughter, Ruby. Amelia enjoyed the company of approximately 60 guests which included her grandchildren: Tommy Carter of Charlotte, N.C.; Aaron and Tranece Alexander of Paterson, N.J.; great granddaughter Chyri Alexander of Paterson, N.J.; nephew David Loynes and son Michael of Camden; niece Hattie Loynes of Camden and her son Terrance Loynes and his daughter of Paterson, N.J.; great-niece Regina Ladson & daughter of ...

July 31, 2015 | | People & Places

Robinson family antique

Ninety-two-year-old Frances B. Robinson of Camden holds a hand carved rolling pin made by her grandfather in 1894. He carved the rolling pin from a Poplar tree for her grandmother, and gave it to her as a wedding present.

July 31, 2015 | | People & Places

Finding the way of St. James

It's more than just a long walk to see the final resting place of a religious icon.

July 31, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

Who is the soldier in the park?

Anyone walking through or passing by Monument Square has seen the tall, beautiful monument in the middle of the park surrounded by a small iron fence. The monument marks the final resting place of Lt. Col. James Polk Dickinson of Camden, Camden's hero of the Mexican War.

July 29, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

Louisa deLoach sings National Anthem

Louisa deLoach, daughter of Joe and May deLoach of Camden, sings the National Anthem before the Friday, July 24 South Atlantic League baseball game between the Charleston RiverDogs and the Delmarva Shorebirds. The RiverDogs used the evening to honor Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. for his 40 years of service as the city's mayor as well as the namesake of the RiverDogs' home stadium, Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park or, as it is called, "The Joe." The first 1,000 fans who entered the stadium were given a commemorative Joe Riley figurine The deLoach family and other family ...

July 29, 2015 | | People & Places

Happenings at the library

Camden Branch

July 27, 2015 | | People & Places

Satin Paws event to help raise funds for Animal Shelter

Looking for a way to pamper yourself and lend a helping hand, or paw, as it were, to our furry friends?

July 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

CHS Class of ’75 reunion coming soon

Camden High School's 1975 graduating class will celebrate its 40th reunion Saturday, Aug. 22, at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse.

July 27, 2015 | | People & Places

26th Hospital Auxiliary golf tournament coming up in September

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's 26th annual golf tournament will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Camden Country Club.

July 24, 2015 | | People & Places

World’s Miss Tourism Pageant

Cassandra Grace Gibson of Lugoff will be representing South Carolina in the World's Miss Tourism Pageant. The pageant takes place Friday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 2 in Clarksville, Tenn. Casey, a student at North Central High School, currently holds the title of World's Miss Teen South Carolina Tourism 2015. She will be competing against teens from all over the United States, as well as Canada and the Bahamas. Pageant competition categories include beauty, photogenic, interview and theme-wear representing the contestant's state.

July 24, 2015 | | People & Places

Mary-Grace Hill

Nine year old actress Mary-Grace Hill, a student at Wateree Elementary School and daughter of Moichelle Hill, was recently in a commercial with S.C. State Treasurer Curtis M. Loftis Jr. The commercial, which promotes the State Treasurer's Office's Future Scholars incentive, was filmed June 23. Mary-Grace and her twin brother, Blaize, also an actor, have appeared in several movies including "Unknown", "Ashby", "Far From an Altar Call", "Unspoken Words", and "The Imperfect Human", as well as participated in Celebrity Cancer Runway Showcases and appeared in a Citi Trends commercial.

July 24, 2015 | | People & Places

Back to School tips: How to save on school supplies

Back to school season can be as expensive for parents as it is exciting for students. Once the initial letdown of the end of summer vacation wears off, many kids are excited to return to school, where they can see their friends, study their favorite subjects and participate in extracurricular activities.

July 24, 2015 | | People & Places

SPRINGDALE 5K set for August 8

August 8, the sixth annual Springdale 5k will start bright and early at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the partner agencies and health initiatives of the United Way of Kershaw County.

July 22, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places

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Wooten and Prestage join in marriage

Madelyn Annette Wooten and Zachary William Prestage were united in marriage at half past four o'clock on Saturday, November 7, 2015 on Figure Eight ...

November 24, 2015 | | People & Places

Master Gardeners now online

The Kershaw County Master Gardeners are now online with a new website,

November 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places

Scenes from the 2015 Colonial Cup

November 24, 2015 | Tenell Felder | People & Places

Camden more like a family then just a city

Everyone belongs to some kind of community. Some communities are big, while others are not. Some communities do not get along, while others do. Some ...

November 20, 2015 | | People & Places

Hobkirk Hill DAR chapter commemorates Vietnam War 50th anniversary

The Hobkirk Hill Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution was recently recognized by the United States of America Department of Defense as ...

November 20, 2015 | | People & Places

Local students compete in 2016 Miss SC Teen USA

Two North Central High School (NCHS) students will be competing in the 2016 Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageant to be held today and Saturday ...

November 20, 2015 | | People & Places

Bethune tree and candle lighting ceremony next Sunday

For the ninth consecutive year the Bethune Garden Club will host the Bethune Memorial Tree and Candle Lighting Ceremony. The Ceremony will take place on ...

November 20, 2015 | | People & Places


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