Camden Kiwanis President Frank Bernhardt (left) presents Amy Schofield (middle), Kershaw County Library director, with a check for $311, raised by a fall carnival coordinated by Kiwanis member Beth Lee-Moeller (right). These funds will be used to support early literacy materials and programs at the library
The Annual Camden Art Association (CAA) Members' Show will be on display from Jan. 6 through Feb. 4 in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) The opening reception is Thursday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and is free to the public.
Kids across America are growing (and some are earning) a lot of "green" participating in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program.
Students from North Central High School presented a $4,000 check to United Way of Kershaw County during the December board meeting. The students have raised money all year from selling snow cones, hot chocolate, pizza and hosting a bonfire dance.
Instead of letting your Christmas tree take up space in a landfill this year, state natural resources officials suggest giving it a second life by putting it to good use for fish or wildlife.
Cars begin to pile up on Boykin Mill Road in Rembert as spectators prepare for the 17th annual Boykin Christmas Parade held Dec. 19.
Mental Health America of Kershaw County held its 48th annual membership dinner meeting, Nov. 11, in the fellowship center at First Baptist in Camden. The speaker was John Brown, a mental health specialist and an Episcopal priest who is a chaplain with Columbia Area Mental Health Clinic. He was introduced by Richard Guess, executive director of Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Center in Sumter.
In these photographs, the Camden Fire Department (CFD) awards its annual Chief Carl S. Hammond Career and Volunteer Firefighter awards during its Christmas party Dec. 10 at the Health Resource Center. Hammond's grandson, Jacob Hammond (left) and CFD Chief John Bowers (right) presented the awards. The recipient of the Career award was Engineer Skip Hannon and the Volunteer award to Chaplain Jimmy Atkerson. Hammond's late grandfather was a longtime Camden Fire Department chief.
The National Society Daughters of the American Colonists goals are to be patriotic, historical and educational in honoring our heritage.
Mary Kessler, Karma Furlow, and Kierra Addison, all from Girl Scout Troop No. 968, completed the requirements for the Girl Scout's Bronze Award. They now join the first seven to ever accomplish this award in Kershaw county.
Robert and Dianne McCaskill's home in Bethune has quickly become a tourist attraction in the small town after lighting their yard for Christmas. The two have been decorating their home for the past 35 years.
The results of the Kershaw County Recreation Department annual Christmas Card Contest sponsored by First Palmetto Savings Bank are in. All schools participating were combined (by each grade), for the over-all cash prize winners. All winners and honorable mentions are on display at the First Palmetto Savings Bank on East DeKalb Street. These cards may be picked up at the Recreation Department office any time after Dec. 30. Overall winners are:
Last Sunday morning, Denise Kniphfer walked into Swift Creek Church wearing camouflage high heels.
This is the time of the year when family and friends come together to celebrate the holidays. The most common holiday hazards people contact the Poison Center for include: holiday plants, decorations and alcohol.
Betty and Bill Coker of Camden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 18. They were married at the First Baptist Church in Turbeville, S.C. Bill is retired from DuPont.
Camden Rotary President Alfred Mae Drakeford, left, presents Kathy Hall with a check for $2,000 which represents a Rotary Grant and contributions made by Camden Rotary Club during the "Rotary Has Heart" campaign. Funds will go to the Sacks of Love program. Also pictured is Camden Rotary Club project chair Jeffrey Graham.
Due to the recent snow and ice storm, the Lee County Historical Society cancelled its Feb. 11 meeting. The guest speaker for that meeting, Mr. Isaac Joe, has been rescheduled for the March meeting on Tuesday.
Bethesda Presbyterian Church will offer a five-week workshop, Dementia Dialogues, designed to educate and inform persons who care for those who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.
The Cat In the Hat visited Mt. Pisgah Elementary School to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America. Here, he is shaking hands with kindergartener Emily Denton.
The West Wateree Rotary announces the first inaugural Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction the evening of April 5 at Old McCaskill Farm in Rembert to raise money for graduating Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors. Club President Amy Schofield describes the event as "down-home and delicious," with wide support from the community. "I'm particularly excited by how we will be showcasing local talent. Hunters in our club provided the game, local musicians will provide the blue grass, and a wonderful local farm will be providing a great setting and a great cook."
The Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) is now accepting applications for grant money to be awarded to 501 (c) (3) organizations specifically dealing with children in the Kershaw County area. Grants range from $250.00 to $2,500.00.
Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agricultural education students attended the state Future Farmers of America (FFA)-sponsored Legislators Appreciation Day in Columbia on Feb.19.
Jeanette and Tommy Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 1 with their family. The Andersons were married March 1, 1964 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness in Elgin by the late Rev. N. D. Sellers. They remain active and devoted members of the Highway Church.
As a child I will never forget getting the opportunity to participate in the worship service on Palm Sunday. For most congregations it is customary to have the children of the church come into the sanctuary waving palm branches at some point during the service to help give everyone a visual of the great celebration that Jesus experienced as he made His entry into Jerusalem the week of his crucifixion. As much as I love the celebration that surrounds Palm Sunday and Easter, we as believers do ourselves a disservice if we don't also understand just what it is ...
By HALEY ATKINSON
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at Proctor Hall. This will be a business meeting so there will be no speaker or program. Elections will be held for new officers for the upcoming year.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Mary Acken, Nancy Wylie and Carolyn McKittrick will provide refreshments. The meeting will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in the Performing Arts Wing.
By HALEY ATKINSON
The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its winter concert on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. and admission is free. The CCCB is under direction of founding conductor Pat Wylie. This concert season ia Wylie's last as conductor. After more than 30 years as the band's leader, he ia stepping down as the conductor. "We are dedicating this season to Pat," said Johnny Deal, the band's business manager. "Pat is the reason the CCCB has been in our community for over 30 years."
By Austin Jenkins
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