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.
Paul Towns and his wife, Sarah, are continuing a 13-year tradition of setting up lights and trains for their community to enjoy.
It's been 22 years since Sara and Richard Hagins formed the Weatherization And Repair Ministry (WARM).
On Nov. 28 Rock Hill Baptist Church, located at 1060 Shivers Green Road, Ridgeway, held its new church dedication services. For 143 years, the church was located at 1034 Shivers Green Rd.
Every day across the nation thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there. In Kershaw County, there are patients that need a ride to treatment but don't have family members, neighbors or friends that they can depend on. You can make a difference.
Members and friends of the various Jackson High School Chapters throughout the United States attended their 2010 reunion on a Bermuda Cruise on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas, Oct. 9 -14, which sailed out of Cape Liberty, Bayonne, N.J.
As the holiday season approaches, there is an increased excitement about adorning our homes with the traditional decorations of Christmas trees, ornaments and garlands. Holiday decorations, as beautiful as they are, can also be an added home fire hazard. Statistics provided by the National Fire Protection Association reveal that a candle fire in the home is reported to a fire department every 30 minutes and each year, fire departments respond to roughly 260 structure fires caused by Christmas trees.
The Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and the John D. Kennedy Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), will conduct a ceremony this weekend in Camden honoring Sergeant Richard R. Kirkland, Co. E, 2nd SC Infantry, a Confederate soldier, who is also known as the "Angel of Marye's Heights."
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Dr. Richard Bell. This will be the "Holiday Tea and Celebration of Membership." It is sure to be one of the best meetings of the year. Not only will everyone be in a joyful and festive mood but the term "Deck The Halls" will not be taken lightly. Paddy will have her home exquisitely decorated with fresh garland, holly and greenery, ribbons and bows, and who knows what else she can dream up. It will be like walking into a winter wonderland.
The annual Christmas Tea for the King Haiglar Garden Club will be held on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Linda Shaylor will host guests and members at 1201 Lyttleton St. Camden. Margie Lane and Nancy Fisher will co-host with Linda.
Although it's recorded that in 1759 George Washington purchased such exotic sounding toys as "bird on Bellows, turnabout Parrot, Prussian Dragoon, and Man Smoaking," mostly the southern colonial Christmas season was a celebration for grown ups. It was a time of merriment and of thanks; a season of feasts, parties, hunts, horse races, cock fights, balls and visiting, highlighted by church services, mainly Church of England, and special customs.
The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its 30th annual Christmas Concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Camden High School's Performing Arts Center. Also performing will be the Handbell Choir from Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The concert will also feature a vocal soloist and Santa Claus will be making a visit. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB is under the direction of conductor Pat Wylie and assistant conductor Robert Wertz. From left, Emily Catoe, Melinda Kane, Diane Fulcher and Paula Bordner practice with their handbells for Sunday's concert.
Lakeside Ministries is an interdenominational worship service supported by Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Each summer all offerings are donated back to the area communities through local charities. This year, $18,500 was collected and will be divided between charities that provide food, shelter, clothing and housing to people; and charities that help children in need, help with animal care and prison work. Three of the charities include Christian Community Ministries of Camden, Transitional Housing Project of Camden and Wateree Community Action Inc. of Camden. Pictured from left, Harriet Reid with New Day on Mill, Laura Horton with Liberty Hill Presbyterian ...
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) has four events on the horizon! On Thursday, Charles Wadsworth & Friends returns for a one-night-only performance of chamber music in the Wood Auditorium. Featured musicians include artistic director Edward Arron (cello and host), Jeewon Park (piano), Yosuke Kawasaki, (violin), and Charles Wadsworth (piano).
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