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Orientation for American Legion oratorical contest to be held Dec. 4

An orientation for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at Post 17's home on West DeKalb Street in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject to be used for oration and explain contest rules.

November 23, 2011 | | People & Places


Colonial Christmas at Historic Camden

It's unlikely that today's kids will be asking Santa for a "bird on Bellows, Prussian Dragoon, Tunbridge Tea Sett, or neatly dress'd Wax Baby." That's what Jackie and Patsey Custis received as Christmas gifts from their new stepfather, George Washington, in 1759. Not from under the Christmas tree, mind you. Christmas trees and Santa Claus weren't introduced until the 19th century!

November 23, 2011 | | People & Places


FAC hosts 2011 Holiday Sales Show

Are you looking for an original, one of a kind gift for that special person on your list? Well, look no further. You're sure to find it at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's (FAC) annual Holiday Sales Show. Set in the Center's historic Douglas-Reed House (ca. 1812), the show will feature a selection of fine, handcrafted works of art in clay, glass, fiber and wood, along with many other hand-crafted items all made in the USA. This year, more than 40 local and regional artists will participate in this annual shopping extravaganza. The 2011 Holiday ...

November 23, 2011 | | People & Places


Bourus to speak at FRC meeting

Former Camden resident Vicki Bourus will speak at the first meeting of the Family Resource Center Dec. 1 at the Robert Mills Courthouse, 607 Broad Street, at 6 p.m.

November 23, 2011 | | People & Places


Bethune Tour of Homes

The Bethune Womans Club is sponsoring a Bethune Tour of Homes Dec. 4. The tour will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets, which are $10 per person, may be purchased from members of the Womans Club, from Sandhills Bank in Bethune or, on the day of the event at the Bethune Woman's Club, 200 King St. Refreshments will be served at the Woman's Club. The tour includes five homes and four local churches. The home of Cooper and Barbara Segars located at 109 Walton Street was built in 1907 in the Craftsman Style with large ...

November 23, 2011 | | People & Places


Happy Feet

In early November, the Camden and West Wateree Rotary Clubs came together to provide shoes for Kershaw County students in need. The program, "Happy Feet", gave deserving children vouchers to purchase a new pair of shoes at the Camden K-Mart.

November 18, 2011 | | People & Places


Decking the halls

The Camden Junior Welfare League announces the tour sites for the 35th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 3 to 8 p.m. Twelve sites are featured on the tour and proceeds benefit children in need in Kershaw County.

November 18, 2011 | | People & Places


Lights of Love project helps provide scholarships for Kershaw County students

The Hospital Auxiliary of Kershaw County has begun its annual Lights of Love fund-raising project. The program will continue through Jan. 1, 2012.

November 18, 2011 | | People & Places


Food for the Soul opens shelter

Food for the Soul, the Camden-based ministry to the county's hungry and homeless, announced that Jimmy B. Farmer has been named Shelter Manager. Farmer will manage the overnight winter shelter program, which opened for the first time last week.

November 16, 2011 | | People & Places


The Lugoff Garden Club celebrates 30 years

The Lugoff Garden Club celebrated its 30th anniversary in September. To honor the anniversary, members of the club gathered at Sylvia Varn's Lugoff home to commemorate the occasion. Varn is the only active founding member. The club was founded 30 years ago with 10 charter members. Since then, it has grown to 22 members. The club participates in many gardening projects around the Lugoff community, filling, watering and caring for public area flower beds. The club also donated an owl sculpture to the Camden branch of the Kershaw County Library in honor of Master Gardener and fellow club member ...

November 16, 2011 | | People & Places


The King Haiglar Garden Club held ‘bountiful harvest’ themed November meeting

The King Haiglar Garden Club held its monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 14, at 3:30 p.m. Eve Montgomery hosted the club at 1902 Carriage House Lane. Nancy Fisher and Frances Hendrix co-hosted.

November 16, 2011 | | People & Places


L-E Demonfest Alumni Reunion

The Alumni of Lugoff-Elgin High School celebrated with a "Demonfest" on Oct. 21- 22. The all-class reunion was kicked off with a meet and greet party at Gadget's in Lugoff. Family Day was held at Doby's Mill Elementary School and the closing reception was held at the Shriners Club on Kershaw Highway on Saturday evening. Classmates Rebecca Nienow, Tammy King Yarbrough, and Nadine Kinard enjoyed the evening together. The reunion coordinator was Chrissy Goff.

November 14, 2011 | | People & Places


Scully returns to FAC with ‘The Voices of Camden, The Quarrel with Oneself’

"The Voices of Camden, The Quarrel with Oneself," the popular Tony Scully workshop in writing and performing dramatic monologues, is back on the boards for the 10th time. This performance will feature some of Tony's favorite monologues from the past and is entitled "My Favorite Monologues." Soon to be a book, this is only a small portion of what will be published in the near future. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door.

November 14, 2011 | | People & Places


Local artist awarded

Denise L. Greer, an artist from the Boykin area, was awarded $250 for her painting "Hung Out To Dry" during the South Carolina Watermedia Society's award luncheon held Nov. 5 at the Harbor Club in Charleston. Green's work was also chosen to be part of the 2012 Museum traveling show. Each month, for a year, her painting will be exhibited in many South Carolina art museums.

November 14, 2011 | | People & Places


FRC accepting applications for Teen Advisory Board

The Family Resource Center is inviting Kershaw County teens in seventh through 12th grades or ages 13-19 years of age to apply for a volunteer position on the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).

November 14, 2011 | | People & Places


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FAC Day Camp registration underway

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces its summer camps and activities for both children and adults beginning in early July of 2015. Enjoy favorite standbys such as dance, clay, and visual art, along with several new and exciting camps this summer. The camps will take place on the campus of the FAC located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks and cash are accepted.

May 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden man follows divine inspiration

Sam Johnson is on a mission to give back permanently to the community.

Johnson, who lives in the Knights Hill Community, is on a mission to build a church in his community; indeed, he has already started.

May 25, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


Red Nose Day

Heritage Community Bank participated in Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Safety tips for summer fun

The weather is heating up and Americans are heading outdoors to soak up the fun. Warm weather enthusiasts should keep safety on the top of their minds when they're out camping, boating and barbecuing.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


55th wedding anniversary

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Under the Sun onstage for Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Councilwoman Laurie Parks recognized at dinner

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Taking it to the streets

A new idea to provide clothing to those who need it is coming to Kershaw County.

May 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | People & Places


How to protect your pets from extreme heat

Extreme heat can be unpleasant for anyone, and pets are no exception. While it's easy for men and women to detect if their bodies are responding negatively to heat, those warning signs may not be so prevalent in pets, who may suffer in silence as the mercury continues to rise.

May 20, 2015 | | People & Places


WES student achievement

Wateree Elementary School teacher Carolyn Clippard's 5th grade class completed more than 100,000 problems in IXL, an online math program.

May 20, 2015 | | People & Places


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