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Thompson awarded Living the Legacy award

Dr. Raushannee R. Thompson, a Lugoff native, was recently awarded the Living the Legacy Award by the Columbia S.C. section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). The NCNW was founded in 1935 and has the mission to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. The Living the Legacy award was given in recognition of Thompson's "worthwhile service to humanity."

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places


Lugoff’s Allen nominated for Pushcart Prize

Lauren Allen of Lugoff has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. Her poem "Corduroy Road," was nominated by the editors of The Petigru Review, South Carolina Writers Workshop's anthology. It will compete with other nominated short stories, poems, and essays to be included in the annual collection.

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places


Fourth annual car show in Historic Boykin

On March 9, the Fourth Annual Car Show at the Historic Boykin Site in Boykin will be held. Registration will run from 8 to 11 a.m. and trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. Entry fee is $10 and burgers and hot dogs will also be sold. Proceeds will go to the Greenville Shrine Hospital for Children.

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places


Margot Rochester Landscape Award accepting nominations

Nominations for the Margot Rochester Landscape Award are now being received 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.

March 04, 2013 | | People & Places


FAC to host Camden ART meeting on March 4

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is presenting a slide show demonstration and hands-on project featuring Margaret Bass with Fletcher Bass assisting. The presentation will take place March 4 at 7 p.m. at 810 Lyttleton Street in the Bassett Gallery. The showing is entitled "The Many Uses of Corn in Fine Art and Craft."

March 04, 2013 | | People & Places


Midway Elementary to hold 90th anniversary celebration

Midway Elementary School (MES) will kick off its 90th anniversary celebration with a reception on Tuesday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m. The community--especially all alumni and former teachers--are invited to attend.

March 04, 2013 | | People & Places


Robert Ariail show March 7

Robert Ariail's original editorial cartoons will be available for viewing and purchase at City Art in Columbia starting on March 7. Ariail, who was the recipient of the 2012 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for Individual Artist and the Berryman Award, has agreed to donate his remaining work to the USC Political Collections at the Hollings Library in the near future. Ariail's editorial cartoons are featured in more than 600 newspapers including the Chronicle-Independent.

March 01, 2013 | | People & Places


Emergency Food and Shelter program accepting applications

By DONNY SUPPLEE

March 01, 2013 | | People & Places


FCA rally with Adrian Despres and Carolina Panther Thomas Austin to be held March 25

Lugoff-Elgin High School's (L-EHS) Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will host a Kershaw County FCA rally on March 25. The rally will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the L-EHS gym.

March 01, 2013 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Camden Rotary celebrates 85 years

Camden Rotary, a chapter of Rotary International, was founded 86 years ago on October 11, 1927. In 2012, the organization celebrated 85 years of service in the Camden community. Charter members included Camden Rotary President Dr. John Corbett, Ralph N. Shannon as secretary-treasurer and A. Stanley Llewellyn as the vice president. Camden Rotary's Rotary Bell, which is still in use today, was presented in 1928 by John Wilson of Sumter.

March 01, 2013 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Foster families for the shelter are needed

The Walter M. Crowe animal shelter is in desperate need for temporary foster homes for dogs leaving for rescue groups up north. If you are interested please call the shelter at 425-6016 as soon as possible. Animals must be out of the shelter for two weeks in a foster home before they can leave.

February 25, 2013 | | People & Places


Farmers Market Open House for vendors, March 5

The 2013 Kershaw County Farmers Market Vendor Open House will be held on March 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Extension Homemakers Building, 634 W. DeKalb St., Camden. Anyone who is interested in becoming a vendor is invited. Please contact Shannon Harbor at kcfmmarketmanager@gmail.com or 803-587-5008 if you have any questions.

February 25, 2013 | | People & Places


Price House exhibit honors, remembers Black History Month

"Its not Black History, It's American History -- even though there are some dark chapters," said Price House Commission member Clifton Harryton Anderson. For more than 10 years, Anderson has served as the coordinator for the Black History poster exhibit. This year's exhibit was on display Feb. 20 through Feb. 24.

February 25, 2013 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


DAR scholarship luncheon benefits local women, high school students

On Valentine's day, Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) hosted its inaugural scholarship luncheon.

February 22, 2013 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Grace Episcopal Church receives new acolyte statue

Sculptor Bob Baronowski's statue of an acolyte was recently added to the Memorial Garden of Grace Episcopal Church at 1315 Lyttleton St. in Camden. The bronze figure is 4 feet, 6 inches tall and faces the church as if leading a procession toward the building. Mr. Baronowski is a member of the National Scupture Society and the American Medallic Sculpture Association. Baronowski's works consist of portraiture, figurative and relief sculpture in terra cotta and hot and cold cast bronze. The garden is open to the community.

February 22, 2013 | | People & Places


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New teachers at LEMS share first year experience so far

As Kershaw County faculty, students and teachers returned to school, new faces were a part of the crowds heading back to school.

August 30, 2016 | Tenell Felder | People & Places


Two young women on a mission

Sister Henderson and Sister Ward are two young missionaries in Camden who teach about Jesus and invite people to come to Christ.

August 30, 2016 | Katrina Moses | People & Places


KershawHealth golf tournament will be held September 8

The Auxiliary of KershawHealth's 27th annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Camden Country Club.

August 30, 2016 | | People & Places


Kershaw County Library Events -- September

Camden Branch

August 26, 2016 | | People & Places


Happy Birthday

Mr. Cecil Bowers was born September 1, 1926 in Cassatt, the son of Steve and Annie Powers Bowers. He is blessed with four children, Linda ...

August 26, 2016 | | People & Places


Benefit for former Kershaw County Sheriff Office investigator is Sept. 23

Friends, neighbors and family are holding a special fundraiser for Phil Crawford on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Bethune Women's Club in Bethune.

August 26, 2016 | | People & Places


Food truck rally for L-EHS Marching Band Sept. 10

Bring your eye for bargains and an appetite to Lugoff-Elgin High School September 10: it's time for the End of Summer Bash Community Sale ...

August 26, 2016 | | People & Places


Auditions for Camden Community theatre’s musical production of Footloose announced

Camden Community Theatre (CCT,) an affiliate group of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold auditions for its musical production of Footloose ...

August 19, 2016 | | People & Places


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