Have you ever wanted to spend an evening with George and Martha Washington? Do you know why our first First Lady burned all but three of her letters? Are you curious about how we won our Revolution despite large numbers of colonists who considered themselves English and wished to remain so?
Just as the name says, the Garden Club of South Carolina Inc. plans to "Follow the Blooms" beginning May 14 in Camden.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. The members and guests will gather at Proctor Hall in Camden. The year-end meeting will be hosted by Mary Nell Gore along with Carolyn McKittrick and Betty Sue Webber.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its last meeting of the season on Monday at the home of Catherine French.
Camden's first Confederate Memorial Day during the Civil War Sesquicentennial will be on Sunday at 12:30 p.m., at the "Confederate Unknown's Plot", in Quaker Cemetery, Camden. Mr. Edward Westbury will be the guest speaker and it is hosted by the John D. Kennedy Chapter #308, UDC and the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp #82, SCV. For more information, call Ann Martin at 432-4496 or Joseph A. Matheson Jr. at 432-2222.
Big hats, colorful jewelry and bright smiles filled Pat Clithero's home on Lytttleton Street Friday evening.
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 ninth time. Scheduled for Thursday in the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC,) tickets to the event are $5 at the door.
A fundraiser for "A Warrior's Stance," a community outreach program created to change the lives of Kershaw County youth through arts, drama and dramatic dance, will be held May 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Passages, located at 607 Rutledge St. A Warrior's Stance was founded by Marney L. Wooldridge with the hope of influencing Kershaw County youth to live healthy, active lives. Wooldridge's pilaties/massage therapy studio, Passages, is sponsoring the program. For more information, call Wooldridge at 803-735-6039.
The Camden branch of the Kershaw County Library offered a class to Central Carolina students on how to use the library's resources. Above, Clemi Winestock's College Skills 103 class gets a tour of the library by Cris Wilson, reference and adult service librarian. Students learned about SC Lends and how to locate books for research.
Elgin twins Blaize and Mary-Grace Hill have made it big time. The two 5-year-olds recently starred in a Julie Roberts country music video for her new hit, "Nascar Country."
At just 30, William Henry Lyttleton, a bachelor from one of England's most connected families, began his tenure as South Carolina's crown-appointed Governor. A dramatic incident delayed his arrival. And for some his departure could not come soon enough.
The public invited to attend the fifth annual Balloon and Dove Release to be held on May 7 at 10 a.m. The event will be held in the field on the corner of Bull and Broad St. across from Rhame Arena, Camden.
Camden High School graduate Stephen Norris, a.k.a. Blind Fury, was named "106 & Park" Freestyle Friday champion on BET after weeks of battling other rappers for the title.
Jennifer Darrow Hills of Myrtle Beach and Craig Matthew Stegner of Camden were married Saturday, Sept. 6. The wedding took place at the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach with Rev. Dr. John Brearley as officiator.
Central Carolina Technical College has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School for the third consecutive year. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awarded Patricia Plyler Watts with the Community Service Award on Monday, Sept. 15. The award recognizes individuals for voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, civic or benevolent endeavors outside of the DAR. Watts is a member of the DAR; however, due to her outstanding volunteer work the organization thought it fit to recognize her for her contribution to the Camden Community.
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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