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Robert Ariail artwork raises money for FAC

Robert Ariail, popular political cartoonist, recently donated an original piece of artwork for the promotion of the Fine Arts Center Follies. The artwork depicted local businessman and Camden resident, Johnny Deal as a surfer catching the waves on fictional "Follies' Beach."

December 14, 2011 | | People & Places


Mr. and Mrs. Dean Swofford celebrate 50 years together

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Swafford of Camden celebrated their 50th anniversary this year. The couple was married Aug. 5 1961. Joyce Robinson retired from DuPont. Dean is a retired school teacher.

December 14, 2011 | | People & Places


10 steps to avoid holiday weight gain

Most of us have heard that you typically gain a few pounds during the winter holiday season, but did you know that this extra weight accumulates through the years and may be a major contributor to obesity and the diseases associated with it later in life? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half of all adult Americans are overweight, as defined by body mass index. Body mass index is a mathematical formula used to correct body weight to account for a person's height. The latest survey from South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental ...

December 14, 2011 | | People & Places


Santa to ride through Lugoff

The Lugoff Fire Department will have the honor of escorting Santa Claus through the neighborhoods in Lugoff this year. Santa will be escorted through different areas of the Lugoff community each night this week. Several residents of Lugoff have requested this event return to the community so children can have the opportunity to see the "Jolly One" before he comes on Christmas Night, LFD Chief Dennis Ray said.

December 14, 2011 | | People & Places


King Haiglar Garden Club celebrates holiday season with Christmas tea, ornament exchange

The King Haiglar Garden Club celebrated its Christmas Tea and Ornament Exchange on Monday, Dec. 12. Judy Smith hosted the tea at 1819 Hobkirk Court in Camden. Linda Shaylor, Sandra Lease, and Mary Nelle Gore co-hosted the gathering. Members were reminded to bring a gift-wrapped ornament to exchange. There was no horticulture or arrangements. Garden maintenance for December is to be done by Cathy Moss and Mary Acken. Those attending enjoyed this festive time with other members and guests!

December 14, 2011 | | People & Places


WARMing homes after the holiday season

The main goal of the Weatherization And Repair Ministry (WARM) is to make the homes of those in need warmer and safer after the holiday season.

December 12, 2011 | Keri Boyce | People & Places


Happy 60th Anniversary!

Bill and Luna Clark were married December 10, 1951 and are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They live on Bayview Drive in Lugoff and have two children, Barry Dean Clark and Norma Lee Wilson. They have four grandchildren Michelle Clark, Justin Lee Wilson, Morgan Lee Wilson and Zackary Lee Wilson.

December 09, 2011 | | People & Places


Drive through live Nativity scene to be held at Pine Grove Baptist

Pine Grove Baptist Church will host a drive-through nativity scene from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16 - 17. The theme of the event is "God's Greatest Gift, Jesus Christ." Visitors are welcome to drive their vehicles (no buses, due to limited space) through to view the Nativity of live scenes with actors and animals. Admission is free and families are encouraged to attend. The church is located at Pine Grove Church, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff. For more information, call Pastor Doug at 438-2025.

December 09, 2011 | | People & Places


Compassionate Friends Midlands Chapter to participate in Worldwide Candle Lighting Sunday

The Compassionate Friends Midlands Chapter No. 2260 invites the public to participate in the Worldwide Candle Lighting. This event is to remember all children who have died too soon. Known as the largest candle lighting, this event is part of a 24-hour wave of light around the world. Candles burn around the world from 7-8 p.m. in every time zone. As candles are blown out in an area, the wave of light travels on.

December 09, 2011 | | People & Places


Boykin Christmas Parade fired up for second shotgun wedding

When Deirdra Young and Jody Atkinson, longtime sweethearts, heard broadcaster Dave McIntosh on KOOL 102.7 FM announce that the Shotgun Wedding Committee was looking for volunteers to be married during the annual Boykin Country Christmas Parade, Deirdra shouted, "That's us!"

December 07, 2011 | | People & Places


Holiday Toy Train exhibit to open at Historic Camden Saturday

At the close of the 19th century, a German named Marklin introduced several series of gauged toy trains sets that included ready-to-use track sections, locomotives, cars and accessories, plus enticing add-on pieces for future Christmas and birthday gifts. Within two years, Lionel's first electric train was chugging around its track in holiday store windows beckoning all to the magical world of toy trains.

December 05, 2011 | | People & Places


Miss Chick, Mr. Kreisman plan spring wedding

Ms. Debra L. Chick of Camden and Mr. Terence P. Chick of Pasco, Wash., announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Erin Lynne Chick of Sherman Oaks, Calif., to Todd Kreisman of Sherman Oaks, Calif. He is the son of Mr. Dan Kreisman, of Woodstock, Ill., and Mrs. Donna Kaye of Schaumburg, Ill.

December 05, 2011 | | People & Places


Rotary donates dictionaries to local children

Rotarian Matt Irick helps deliver dictionaries to the third-grade classes at Camden Elementary School. Both Camden and West Wateree Rotary Clubs distributed dictionaries to all third-graders in Kershaw County.

December 02, 2011 | | People & Places


United Way of Kershaw County participates in Dr. Energy Saver Columbia charity competition

This holiday season, Dr. Energy Saver Columbia is committing to dividing a $10,000 donation among three prominent charities: The American Red Cross, SC Mountains to Midlands Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and United Way of Kershaw County.

December 02, 2011 | | People & Places


Richard Kirkland Memorial Service to be held Dec. 11

The John D. Kennedy Chapter, UDC and the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, SCO will present the Richard Kirkland Memorial Service, Sunday, Dec.11 at 1 p.m. in Hampton Park, Camden. For more information call: 432-222 or 432-4496.

December 02, 2011 | | People & Places


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Fourth of July BBQ essentials

The Fourth of July is tomorrow and revelers across the nation are preparing to toast their independence with family and friends. For many Americans, backyard barbecues are synonymous with the Fourth of July, a day that, in the United States of America, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden’s Did you Know?

While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!

The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Sesquicentennial State Park trip

Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden First welcomes new pastor, Rev. McCutcheon

Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


KC Library Summer Reading

As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Plant fun

Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


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