Students at Grace Church kindergarten and preschool recently explored all kinds of fun sea creatures during a summer camp themed "Under The Sea." During the camp, students made handprint crab T-shirts that the children painted. The camp included 15 children ages 3 to 5 years old. A second summer camp will be held at Grace Church from July 11 through 14 and the theme will be "Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!"
Carl and Mollye Robinson celebrated 50 years of marriage June 25, 2011 at 3 p.m. which they have called "A Golden Celebration." They reaffirmed their vows at Camden First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Ellis White, Jr. officiating. A reception was held at the Kershaw County Health Resource Center. It was a family affair as their children Carl Jr., his wife Valerie, Anthony and Melanie and grandchildren as well as several other family members played major roles in this celebration. Carl, a retired elementary principal, and Mollye, a retired library media specialist, met in Camden August 1959. They ...
This week 63 youth and adult volunteers have worked in Kershaw County repairing homes for four families. The Wateree camp has volunteers from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Arkansas. Home repairs are free of charge and include roofing, plumbing, painting, flooring, carpentry and other construction projects. Salkehatchie Summer Service is a ministy of the South Carolina United Methodist Church involving more than 3,500 volunteers in more than 50 locations. Salkehatchie is a life changing experience for youth. For more information, contact Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church at 432-3191.
The Camden Junior Welfare League announces its 2011 scholarship recipients. This scholarship is awarded to three seniors in Kershaw County that plan to pursue careers in a "helping" profession. These high school seniors will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to help pay for college expenses. Recipients included Julia Belton of Lugoff-Elgin High School, Haylee Gause of Camden High School and Anna Rollings of the Governor's School. The Camden League offers scholarships annually and interested seniors should contact their guidance department for more information
Get ready to rock 'n roll with the sounds of Blue Condition at the June performance of the popular outdoor concert series Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) Scheduled for Friday, this concert promises to be the best yet. The concert will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and will take place behind the Wood Auditorium.
Elgin twins Blaize and Mary-Grace Hill are still making waves in the entertainment industry. The two five-year-olds had the opportunity to meet rapper Lil Romeo and Master P as well as actor Tommy Ford earlier this summer in Atlanta. In July, the twins plan to travel to Pittsburg Pa. where they will attend The Great American Model and Talent search for the opportunity to start in a screen play for a film project held in Los Angles. The twin's faces will also appear in the upcoming movie "UNSPOKEN WORD" playing the role of orphans.
South Carolina has the ninth-worst obesity rate in the country, according to essmsc.org and dedicated individuals in Kershaw County are making an effort to battle that statistic and prevent obesity.
The 75th anniversary celebration of the Miss South Carolina Pageant and the Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant 2011 will be held June 25 through July 2 in Columbia.
The Camden High School Class of 1981 is planning a 30th reunion Saturday, at 7 p.m. at the KershawHealth Resource Center, located at 124 Battleship Road, Camden.
Sarah Elizabeth Hilton, 9, took part in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program for third-grade students. The program offers students a hands-on gardening experience by giving them the tools to grow colossal cabbages. Sarah's cabbage grew to a whopping 24 pounds. After tending to the cabbage, Sarah made the decision to donate her large leafy produce to Food for the Soul to help feed those in need. Sarah is the daughter of Steve and Patti B. Hilton and is a student at Pine Tree Hill
James F. Nesbitt celebrated his 90th birthday June 9. A surprise birthday party was planned for June 4 with about 300 people in attendance, which included the children, in-laws, grandchildren with their families, great-grandchildren, nieces with their families, nephews with their families, and many, many friends.
Jerryl and Betty Blyther celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 7, 2011. They have two children, Jerie Hancock and her husband Rusty and Lynda Self. They are also blessed with three grandchildren, Casey Hancock, Lindsey Self and Jamie Self. They were married June 7, 1951 at Lyttleton St. Methodist Church, Camden .
Jason Crabb will be performing at El-Bethel Church's Family Life Center Thursday at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert is free, but love offerings will be accepted. El-Bethel Community Life Center is located at 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff. For more information, call Shirley Ward at 418-9700 or Joe Stine at 427-1527.
The Lugoff Optimists welcomed five students to the May meeting at Halls Restaurant in Lugoff. Oratorical contest finalists Austen Haney from Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, Claire Yount from L-EMS, Azhane Kinlaw from Stover Middle School (SMS) and Optimist Oratorical Contest State of South Carolina champion Nathan Fuller from SMS, performed their speeches for the audience. The Lugoff Optimist Club has sponsored three of the last six state champion oratorical contest winners. Pictured above are Haney, Yount, Lugoff Optimist Warren Wood, Kinlaw and Fuller.
Susan Witkowski, Executive Director of the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, receives a check for $4,000 from Ben Myers, Chairman of their Annual Golf Tournament.
The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agriculture class will hold a fall plant sale Monday through Oct. 3 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the school's greenhouse on campus.
The Kershaw County Library will host a talk by Doug Peach, South Carolina Folklife and Traditional Arts Program Coordinator at the McKissick Museum (University of South Carolina) and the South Carolina Arts Commission, on the history of the Blues in South Carolina. The talk, which will focus on the musicians, culture, and style of music known as the "Piedmont Blues," will be held at the Camden Library on Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Lillie Ashton Yount and Jeremy Robert Getman will be married Nov. 7 in Philadelphia, PA.
The Kershaw Conservation District, United Way of Kershaw County and the City of Camden Planning Division are sponsoring a rain garden workshop Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at United Way of Kershaw County.
The Kershaw County Library will host a talk with historian Joseph McGill Jr., founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Second graders at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School participated in a project-based learning experience about their local community.
The South Carolina State Guard and the Sandhills chapter of the American Red Cross joined forces Sept. 20 to host the 2014 State Guard Hurricane Hike. Aside from the hike, the day consisted of several activities including: family day events, a performance of the National Anthem and speakers. There were around 200 participants, volunteers and guests. The hike began at the Camden National Guard Armory where participants had to sign-in and have their backpacks weighed before the 10k hike. Winners were presented with awards.
Lt. Justin Steven Freeman, of Bethune, recently completed flight school for the Marines. Freeman entered the United States Marine Corps in Oct. 2011 and was named a second lieutenant that same month. He completed aviation preflight training in Nov. 2012 and primary flight training in Dec. 2012. Freeman began advanced helicopter training Feb. 2014 and was designated as a naval flight officer Aug. 22. He is set to fly the UH-IY (Huey), which is equipped to provide all six Marine Aviation functions.
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