As a child, Juanita Mendenhall said she wanted to be a missionary.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Mrs. Nancy Langston. The house is a sprawling ranch with an open floorplan making it perfect for a meeting. The program this month is all about living with orchids. The speaker will be Mr. Stan Hutto who is the past president of the South Carolina Orchid Society.
The January meeting of the King Haiglar Garden Club will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m.
I have mixed feelings looking back over 2010. In some ways, yes, I'll admit I'm happy to welcome in a fresh year. Starting a new year with new goals can't be a bad thing. But while many of my peers are saying "good riddance" to the year 2010, I can't really agree. I've been fortunate enough to have many "firsts" that made 2010 solid for me.
Share your favorite pictures with the C-I for the opportunity of appearing on the homepage of our website, as well as in print in the Localife section. Beginning in January, we will be hosting a "photo of the month" contest. Winning pictures will also be features in the print edition as well as online. Entering is simple, but first, you must log in on our website.
Camden Kiwanis President Frank Bernhardt (left) presents Amy Schofield (middle), Kershaw County Library director, with a check for $311, raised by a fall carnival coordinated by Kiwanis member Beth Lee-Moeller (right). These funds will be used to support early literacy materials and programs at the library
The Annual Camden Art Association (CAA) Members' Show will be on display from Jan. 6 through Feb. 4 in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) The opening reception is Thursday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and is free to the public.
Kids across America are growing (and some are earning) a lot of "green" participating in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program.
Students from North Central High School presented a $4,000 check to United Way of Kershaw County during the December board meeting. The students have raised money all year from selling snow cones, hot chocolate, pizza and hosting a bonfire dance.
Instead of letting your Christmas tree take up space in a landfill this year, state natural resources officials suggest giving it a second life by putting it to good use for fish or wildlife.
Cars begin to pile up on Boykin Mill Road in Rembert as spectators prepare for the 17th annual Boykin Christmas Parade held Dec. 19.
Mental Health America of Kershaw County held its 48th annual membership dinner meeting, Nov. 11, in the fellowship center at First Baptist in Camden. The speaker was John Brown, a mental health specialist and an Episcopal priest who is a chaplain with Columbia Area Mental Health Clinic. He was introduced by Richard Guess, executive director of Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Center in Sumter.
In these photographs, the Camden Fire Department (CFD) awards its annual Chief Carl S. Hammond Career and Volunteer Firefighter awards during its Christmas party Dec. 10 at the Health Resource Center. Hammond's grandson, Jacob Hammond (left) and CFD Chief John Bowers (right) presented the awards. The recipient of the Career award was Engineer Skip Hannon and the Volunteer award to Chaplain Jimmy Atkerson. Hammond's late grandfather was a longtime Camden Fire Department chief.
The National Society Daughters of the American Colonists goals are to be patriotic, historical and educational in honoring our heritage.
Summer dance students will have the opportunity to audition for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA) Junior and Senior Camden Crew Dance Teams, Friday, July 25 in the FAC Dance Studio. Times are set by dance styles and are as follows:
The Camden Lions Club recently installed new officers and thanked the community for its support of club programs, having collected more than 1,300 pairs of used eye glasses. Boxes are located at the Food Lion shopping center in Lugoff, Rubin Eye Care Center in the K-Mart shopping center, the Walmart Vision Center, Belk and the Food Lion shopping center in Dusty Bend. The club supplied these glasses to local church groups for those in need in Honduras and Guatemela. Camden Lions have also assisted with eye operations and hearing aids for the needy. The club meets on the second ...
Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...
For more than 38 years, the Kershaw County Council on Aging (KCCOA) has provided services and programs for residents in Kershaw County aged 60 and above. These services and programs have been delivered in compliance to the Older Americans Act of 1965, the Administration of Aging, the Lieutenant Governor's Office, South Carolina Network's Policies and Procedures, the Santee-Lynches AAA/ADRC Policies and Procedures and all associated laws and regulations.
One of the things I enjoy most about what I do is being invited to cities around the country. Whether I'm speaking at conferences, banding birds or taking part in archaeological digs, I look forward to being able to spend time in places that are different from small town South Carolina. One of the draws for me is getting to see the way other places address conservation issues. I absolutely love seeing the various approaches to environmental issues by municipalities and hearing ideas from diverse groups of conservationists. My most recent trip was no different, giving me hope that ...
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