The John D. Kennedy Chapter 308, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and Joseph B. Kershaw Camp 82, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) sponsored an observance of Confederate Memorial Day on May 10 at Monument Square in Camden. The guest speaker was Jack Marlar, SCV, Fountain Inn.
On June 1, Cathy Humphries of Sumter and her 29-year-old Arabian horse Mizahrr (Tex) joined a very elite group -- the Century Club. She is the 169th person in the entire US and only the second in South Carolina to become a member, joining Harriet Kiehl of Camden.
Zackary Truesdale, the son of Kristina and Philippe Truesdale, was formerly a student of the Kershaw County School District. He recently graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Arts and Humanities (GSAH) in Greenville. Truesdale began percussion lessons at the age of 16 with Nicholas Guiliano at the University of South Carolina School of Music.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees named Tarry McGovern to be the district's new special services director and Judith McCray to be an assistant principal at Camden High School (CHS) for the 2014-15 school year.
The town of Elgin will host a chicken bog fundraiser dinner June 13 from 4-7 p.m. at Blaney Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall. Tikets can be purchased from Elgin Town Hall and the cost is $7.50 per adult and $4 per child (12 and under). You can bring your family and dine in or stop by and pick up a to-go plate. All proceeds raised from this dinner will be used to assist in the construction of the Elgin Military Salute Monument, which is located at Potter Community Park in Elgin. Above, Kershaw County citizens revere flags recently ...
With summer just around the corner comes another Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County . One of Camden's favorite bands -- Landslide -- will take the stage at the third Finally Friday concert of the spring on Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by NBSC, Alpine Agency, Atlas Gym, City Laundry & Cleaners and Graham Realty, the outdoor concert series provides a casual family atmosphere in which to enjoy a variety of live musical styles. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair ...
By HALEY ATKINSON
By HALEY ATKINSON
By Josh Arrants
The 2014 Clinic Classic 5K/10K was held April 26 in downtown Camden. The annual event benefits the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County. Awards were given to the top male and female runners and age groups. For the 5K race, the top male overall runner was Ryan Plexico of Columbia, with a time of 17:11. The top female overall runner was Meme Spurgeon (left) of Lexington, with a time of 23:08. For the 10K race, the top male overall runner was Chip Edgerton of Camden with a time of 38:53. The top female overall runner was ...
The staff of Camden High School's newspaper, The Palmetto Leaf, came away from the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association's (SCSPA) Spring Conference April 22 with a handful of honors and awards. Staffs may submit one entry each semester in 11 of 12 different categories.
The Kershaw County Council on Aging Senior Center, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Social Services, will be issuing free coupons to low income individuals age 60 and older that may be used to purchase fresh produce at local participating farmers markets. Each eligible person will receive $25 worth of coupons that may be used at participating markets from May through October 15. The coupons will be issued on a first-come first-served basis until the supply is exhausted.
The Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club (KCARC) will be setting up a booth and radio station at the Kershaw County Farmers Market Saturday and again May 24. The club's mission is to provide emergency communications to the community, present information to better prepare the community for those emergencies and inspire interest in the hobby. KCARC has been designated a special services club by the Amateur Radio Relay League, along with being Ambassadors for the Weather Ready Nation program.
By HALEY ATKINSON
An orientation meeting 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, Nov. 30 at Post 17's home on West DeKalb St. in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject that will be used for oration as well as explain contest rules.
Gene Faulkenberry, director of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), visited the Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club's November meeting. Director Faulkenberry gave a brief history on the large scale emergencies that he has seen during his time with Kershaw County. He highlighted Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the train derailment in 1990 and the flooding that occurred when many ponds were breached after heavy rains in 1991.
Friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank would like to congratualate the couple on their 54th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated on Nov. 19 with family.
Ms. Mary Melissa Hayes and Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, S.C. were married Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Harriet Pierce.
Rick and Tina Deonise, owners of Camden Floral, were hosts for the Lugoff Garden Club's Nov. 17 meeting at their shop on Goodall Avenue. The social hour began at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker's hour began at 7 p.m.
For the eigth consecutive year, the Bethune Garden Club is hosting the Bethune Memorial Tree and Candle Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Bethune Memorial Park on Hwy 1.
The Camden Rotary Club visited Pine Tree Hill Elementary Monday with a donation of new dictionaries for every student in the third grade. This is a continuation of a project that the rotary has been doing for some time.
Thawing: Three ways are safe-in the refrigerator, in cold water that is changed every 30 minutes, or in a microwave oven. Do not thaw a turkey at room temperature. Make sure the turkey is completely thawed before cooking.
The Camden Junior Welfare League presents the 38th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The tour will begin at the Camden Archives and Museum.
According to Price House Commision Chair Polly Lampshire, the Price House annual benefit pecan sale begins Nov. 20.
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