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:
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.
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.
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.
These are the details from my interview with Mrs. Lottie Williams about the Kershaw County School District before integration in her words.
Started by stay-at-home moms, Mommy-Wise is now a business benefiting parents in a struggling economy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(The following story as told by Mrs. Lottie Williams.)
Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC) crowned sophomore Kayla Jackson as its 2011 Miss SMC.
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.
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.
J. N. Wilson, Jr. and Elberta N. Wilson of Camden celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, February 18, 2011.
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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