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.
Jane Brady will celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday, July 16. She was raised in Birmingham, Ala. She is the widow of the late E.P. Brady Jr.
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In June the S. C. Division Children of the Confederacy (C of C) along with John D. Kennedy Chapter No. 308 United Daughters of the Confederacy and Joseph B. Kershaw Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp No. 81 rededicated three of Camden's Confederate Monuments which were erected in 1911: The Pantheon in Rectory Square, The Richard Kirkland Memorial Fountain in Hampton Park, and Richard Kirkland's Grave in Quaker Cemetery.
The Kershaw County Back to School Bash Committee utilizes community resources to provide free school supplies to area youth and help families access information and services within the community. The committee is celebrating its 15th year of service to the community and anticipates assisting approximately 1,500 elementary, middle, high and college students from Kershaw County and surrounding areas.
Students in the Camden First Baptist Kindergarten and Child Care walked in the church's annual Fourth of July Parade in honor of Independence Day on June 30. In total, 80 children, 19 teachers and two parents participated. The group started at the church on Walnut Street, turned rights on Broad Street, turned right on DeKalb Street and doubled back to Walnut Street to complete the parade. Luanne Stallings directed the event.
The American Legion Auxiliary Post 17 participated in selecting and sponsoring five delegates from Kershaw County to attend Palmetto Girls State June 12-18. The tuition of each student was shared by the unit and American Legion Post 17 members.
Summer dance students will have the opportunity to audition for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA) Junior and Senior Camden Crew Dance Teams, Friday, July 25 in the FAC Dance Studio. Times are set by dance styles and are as follows:
The Camden Lions Club recently installed new officers and thanked the community for its support of club programs, having collected more than 1,300 pairs of used eye glasses. Boxes are located at the Food Lion shopping center in Lugoff, Rubin Eye Care Center in the K-Mart shopping center, the Walmart Vision Center, Belk and the Food Lion shopping center in Dusty Bend. The club supplied these glasses to local church groups for those in need in Honduras and Guatemela. Camden Lions have also assisted with eye operations and hearing aids for the needy. The club meets on the second ...
Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...
For more than 38 years, the Kershaw County Council on Aging (KCCOA) has provided services and programs for residents in Kershaw County aged 60 and above. These services and programs have been delivered in compliance to the Older Americans Act of 1965, the Administration of Aging, the Lieutenant Governor's Office, South Carolina Network's Policies and Procedures, the Santee-Lynches AAA/ADRC Policies and Procedures and all associated laws and regulations.
One of the things I enjoy most about what I do is being invited to cities around the country. Whether I'm speaking at conferences, banding birds or taking part in archaeological digs, I look forward to being able to spend time in places that are different from small town South Carolina. One of the draws for me is getting to see the way other places address conservation issues. I absolutely love seeing the various approaches to environmental issues by municipalities and hearing ideas from diverse groups of conservationists. My most recent trip was no different, giving me hope that ...
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