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Knights Hill community recognized for academic achievements

For 11 of the 18 years between 1952 and 1970, the first- or second-ranked students at Jackson High School came from the Knights Hill Community, and this is not counting other students ranked among the top five in the class. This is unique and historic, having this many top-ranked students from one community. Two additional years have now been added, 1958 and 1970. Those recognized are as follows:

February 28, 2011 | By E. Mike McClendon | Localife


SCSDB students SWING! into action in musical stage production

Students at the S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind (SCSDB) hit the stage earlier this week for a swingin' good time! SCSDB students' production of "SWING" was held Thurday. The musical whisked audience members back in time to the Swing Era of the 1930s and '40s in Harlem, NY.

February 25, 2011 | | Localife


Winners of Miss Gold and Black pageant named

On Feb 5, Camden High School held the Miss Gold and Black pageant. The 34 contestants competed in four categories: application, interview, casual wear, and formal wear. The Cruisin' on the Seas themed pageant was emceed and choreographed by Camden High graduates Christa Campbell Boss and Britton Elliott of Palmetto Dance Center in Elgin. The reigning Miss Gold and Black, Mary Calk, assisted with the crowning of the following winners (pictured from left) Miss Freshman, Haley Maree; Miss Senior, Ashleigh Hough; Miss Gold and Black 2011, Charleston Thompson; Miss Junior, Akelia Thomas; Miss Sophomore, Brooke Maxwell.

February 25, 2011 | | Localife


Happy 50th Anniversary!

Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Jones Sr. (Shelby Jean) will celebrate their 50th anniversary Feb. 26. The couple was married on Feb. 26, 1961 at his parents house in Liberty Hill. They have been blessed with four children, Jack Jones Jr. (Angie) of Elgin, Regina Arrington (Chip) of Asheville, N.C., Kim Ray (Tim) of Lugoff and the late Tommy Jones of Lugoff. They are the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren. The couple will celebrate this weekend with a renewal of vows and reception at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Camden.

February 25, 2011 | | Localife


Four citizens met with KCSD before integration of schools in 1965

These are the details from my interview with Mrs. Lottie Williams about the Kershaw County School District before integration in her words.

February 25, 2011 | By E. Mike McClendon | Localife


Children’s consignment shop opens, donates profits to local charities

Started by stay-at-home moms, Mommy-Wise is now a business benefiting parents in a struggling economy.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


CHS class of ’81 plans 30-year reunion

The Camden High School Class of 1981 will host its 30th Reunion on Saturday, June 18 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Health Resource Center.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


Relay For Life fundraisers approaching in March

The City Slickers Car Show and Fundraiser for Relay For Life of Kershaw County will be held Saturday, March 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co. in Camden. The event will include a dunking booth with local celebrities, and people's choice awards for classics, "oldies but goodies," trucks, cycles and pro-mods. Registration will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Mary at 432-2421. The rain date is Sunday, March 27 at 1:30 p.m.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


‘Alice in Wonderland’ tumbles onto the FAC stage

It's a little bit Alice and a little bit Through the Looking Glass! Join us at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) as they welcome the Midlands' only professional theater for families and young audiences­ -- Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) -- for their production of "Alice in Wonderland." The show is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $7 per person. This performance is sponsored by Modern Turf.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


Miss Camden Pageant to be held Saturday

The Miss Camden Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Camden High School. There will be two winners, Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen. The girls competing are (first row) Ashley Bowers, Blythe Neal, Julianna Cobb, Virginia Baker, Amanda Bodie, (second row) Meagan Kirkley, Carley Powers, Sallie Pierce, Lauren Jeffcoat, Rebecca Cobb, Erica Catoe and Maggie Jones. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Alpine Agency or from any contestant. Tickets can also be purchased by e-mailing MissCamdenScholarshipPageant@gmail.com. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


First black sales person at Camden Belk recognized

(The following story as told by Mrs. Lottie Williams.)

February 23, 2011 | E. Mike McClendon | Localife


Lugoff native crowned 2011 Miss SMC Pageant

Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC) crowned sophomore Kayla Jackson as its 2011 Miss SMC.

February 21, 2011 | | Localife


Nomination forms available for Margot Rochester Landscape Award

It is time for all commercial businesses, public institutions, organizations, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools within the city limits of Camden, to start sprucing up the for the third annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by the Camden Parks and Streets Commission.

February 18, 2011 | | Localife


Historical tapes of ‘Carbine’ Williams preserved in digital format

Camden is blessed with not only having exceptionally skilled people in its community, but also people interested in and willing to give generously of their time and skills.

February 18, 2011 | By Ross E. Beard Jr. Special to the C-I | Localife


Happy 60th Anniversary!

J. N. Wilson, Jr. and Elberta N. Wilson of Camden celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, February 18, 2011.

February 18, 2011 | | Localife


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ATEC agriculture class to hold fall plant sale

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.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


Kershaw County Library to host SC blues talk

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.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


Ms. Yount and Mr. Getman announce engagement

Lillie Ashton Yount and Jeremy Robert Getman will be married Nov. 7 in Philadelphia, PA.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


Rain garden workshop will kick off Oct. 30

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.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


Slave Dwelling Project comes to 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.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


PTHS 2nd graders create replica of Camden

Second graders at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School participated in a project-based learning experience about their local community.

September 26, 2014 | | Localife


South Carolina State Guard and Red Cross host Hurricane Hike

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.

September 26, 2014 | | Localife


Bethune native completes Marine Pilot program

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.

September 25, 2014 | | Localife




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