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United Way of Kershaw County to hold third annual Chili Cook-off

The United Way of Kershaw County will host its third annual Chili Cook-off on November 9 at downtown Camden's Town Green. Music will be provided by Fair Jam from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Reflections from 12 to 3 p.m. Chili will be served from 12 to 2 p.m. Premier sponsors of the event are SAFE Federal Credit Union and Lugoff Automotive Group.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places


Unimin Corporation hosts deer hunt in support of ‘Wounded Warriors’

The Unimin Corporation's Lugoff plant sponsored a deer hunt for the "Wounded Warriors Project" Saturday. South Carolina Department of Natural Resource officers Matt McCaskill and John Baird were present to show their support.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places


The miracle baby

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month and families across the state and nation will be celebrating individuals with Down Syndrome at the Buddy Walk. The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Judge Cooper presents life of Mendel L. Smith

The Kershaw County Historical Society will host a special program on the life and career of Medel L. Smith (1870-1934), Camden attorney, Kershaw County legislator, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives and 5th Judicial Circuit Judge. The public is invited to a presentation by G. Thomas Cooper Jr. on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the historic Mills Courthouse at 607 Broad St., in Camden.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Fall Festival Saturday at Lugoff Ford

The third annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday at Lugoff Ford at 979 Highway 1 in South Lugoff.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


2013 hospital auxiliary golf tournament ‘swings’ into gear

On page 1 of the March 1, 1912 issue of the Camden Chronicle, Mrs. Douglas A. Boykin made a fervent appeal to women of Kershaw County to organize and work for a hospital in Camden: "You mothers! You housewives! You busy women! These are the ones we want to help us. The busy woman is always the woman that accomplishes the most work outside of her home. The woman of leisure only has time to devote to herself."

October 14, 2013 | | People & Places


Local restaurant supports cancer research by 'going pink'

Employees from the Lugoff Captain D's sported pink shirts to show their support of Breast Cancer Research. They are from left to right: Tammy Cantillion, Patricia Blyther, Ashley Whren, Paula Brown and Stephanie Woods. Captain D's says that it is committed to being part of the local community and to supporting causes that mean a great deal to its guests. That is why its company, CD's Midlands, Inc. (a franchisee of seven Captain D's restaurants in South Carolina) will be participating in Breast Cancer Awareness month. During the month of October, the restaurants have pledged to ...

October 14, 2013 | | People & Places


CHS holds Dig Pink volleyball event

The Camden High School (CHS) volleyball program will host its annual "Dig Pink" match today at CHS's Michael G. Culp court. All proceeds of the event will be given to the Sideout Foundation which benefits breast cancer awareness and research. The first match of the evening will feature Camden vs. Cardinal Newman at 5 p.m. The second match will have Irmo playing Cardinal Newman; the final match will be between Camden and Irmo.

October 09, 2013 | | People & Places


Historic Camden to host McCaa’s Tavern Bare Walls Party

The December 29, 1794, entry James Kershaw, the eldest son of Joseph Kershaw, wrote in his 1791-1814 diary states: "Dance at McCaa's per subscription." One can only assume McCaa's proprietor, John McCaa, offered the locals and wayfarers to Camden such evenings of gaiety frequently, as many taverns did.

October 07, 2013 | | People & Places


Mother/Daughter Banquet for God’s Helpers group

The God's Helpers 13th annual Mother/Daughter Banquet will be Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

October 02, 2013 | | People & Places


Civil War author to visit Camden

Dr. T. Felder Dorn will be at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., in Camden, October 8, from 5:30 - 7 .p.m to autograph copies of his book, Challenges on the Emmaus Road: Episcopal Bishops Confront Slavery, Civil War, and Emancipation.

This book, which will be released this month by the University of South Carolina Press, covers the period 1840 – 1875 and examines the words and actions of Episcopal bishops of that era, first concerning slavery and then concerning the momentous events and issues spawned by that institution.

October 02, 2013 | | People & Places


Lyceum Series program at Historic Camden Site

On January 13, 1781, Lieutenant Colonel Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee Jr. and his legion of cavalry of troops reported to Major General Nathaneal Greene, commander of the Continental Army's southern department then encamped at South Carolina's Pee Dee River.

October 02, 2013 | | People & Places


Keeping it safe when ‘brown-bagging’

By DEON LEGETTE

October 02, 2013 | | People & Places


Midway Elementary hosts Author’s Tea

Zyona Lee, left, and Cole Thompson of Ms. Stockdale's third grade class share a story at Midway's Author's Tea. A long-time Midway tradition, the Author's Tea, held most months throughout the school year, allows students to celebrate their written work with family and friends.

October 02, 2013 | | People & Places


Golden Club of Kershaw County inducts first female members

The Golden Club of Kershaw County recently inducted its first two female members, Kitty Baxley and Anne Porath, at its Thursday meeting. The Golden Club was originally chartered as a chapter of Kiwanis International, called Golden K. After concluding that the overhead for Kiwanis International was too high, the Golden Club decided to make more effective uses of their resources by forming an independent club. It is now chartered as a non-profit organization by the state of South Carolina.

September 24, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | People & Places


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Wateree Elementary School vocabulary parade

After reading the story Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Frasier, fifth grade students from Wateree Elementary School recently participated in their very own ...

March 17, 2017 | | People & Places


KCMA announces scholarship winners

The Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA,) an affiliate of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) has announced the winners of the 2017 Music ...

March 14, 2017 | | People & Places


CHS Read Across America

March 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Tail Waggin Ball

March 14, 2017 | | People & Places


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