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Ring the bells

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its 30th annual Christmas Concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Camden High School's Performing Arts Center. Also performing will be the Handbell Choir from Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The concert will also feature a vocal soloist and Santa Claus will be making a visit. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB is under the direction of conductor Pat Wylie and assistant conductor Robert Wertz. From left, Emily Catoe, Melinda Kane, Diane Fulcher and Paula Bordner practice with their handbells for Sunday's concert.

December 08, 2010 | | Localife


Lakeside Ministries supports local community

Lakeside Ministries is an interdenominational worship service supported by Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Each summer all offerings are donated back to the area communities through local charities. This year, $18,500 was collected and will be divided between charities that provide food, shelter, clothing and housing to people; and charities that help children in need, help with animal care and prison work. Three of the charities include Christian Community Ministries of Camden, Transitional Housing Project of Camden and Wateree Community Action Inc. of Camden. Pictured from left, Harriet Reid with New Day on Mill, Laura Horton with Liberty Hill Presbyterian ...

December 08, 2010 | | Localife


FAC hosts Wadsorth, Spong, Chamber Choir, ‘The Nutty Nutcracker Christmas’

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) has four events on the horizon! On Thursday, Charles Wadsworth & Friends returns for a one-night-only performance of chamber music in the Wood Auditorium. Featured musicians include artistic director Edward Arron (cello and host), Jeewon Park (piano), Yosuke Kawasaki, (violin), and Charles Wadsworth (piano).

December 08, 2010 | | Localife


Giving to those in need

Students at Solid Ground Christian School of Camden brought in items and made boxes for Operation Christmas Child, a program that donates items to needy children around the world.

December 03, 2010 | | Localife


Say cheese!

Women on the Move Inc. Baby of the Year 2010 Baby Contest was held on Sept. 18 at the Quality Inn Banquet Hall. The winners were Second runner up -- Little Miss Ariel Camille Miller, First runner up, Master Kaleb Sanders and Baby of the Year 2010, Little Miss Lauryn Mon'et Bush-Cato. Each contestant was presented with very nice participation gifts and the top thee winners received participation gifts along with trophies and a portion of the money that they raised. All contestants also had a Ice Cream photo shoot in the park prior to the pageant date.

December 03, 2010 | | Localife


Holiday Sales Show at FAC begins Saturday

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's (FAC) annual Holiday Sales Show, set in the Center's historic Douglas-Reed House (ca. 1812), will feature a selection of fine, handcrafted works of art in clay, glass, fiber, wood, and more, by more than 40 local and regional artists. In addition, locally-produced goodies such as jams, jellies, honey, and candies will be available. The Holiday Sales Show is sponsored by First Community Bank.

December 01, 2010 | | Localife


Brantley inducted into Columbia Restaurant Hall of Fame

Jack Brantley was inducted into the Columbia Restaurant Hall of Fame in November. Brantley was also presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Greater Columbia Restaurant Association (GCRA). Brantley began Aberdeen Catery in 1985 with just a small party with some friends. Since then, Brantley has catered for two South Carolina gubernatorial inaugurations, President and Mrs. Clinton during their stay in Hilton Head at a Renaissance Retreat and the Augusta National Club House during the Wednesday opening of the Masters for the past 10 years. One of Brantley's unique concepts is that all his food is served on ...

December 01, 2010 | Keri Boyce | Localife


A calendar tradition continues

Grace Episcopal Church Women have produced a Camden Calendar since 1980. All of the drawings are donated by local artists. The ECW plan to continue donating the profits to assist county residents in need. A calendar for the year 2011 can be purchased for $8 at the Grace Church office, located at 1315 Lyttleton St., Camden or any of the other following locations, Historic Camden, KershawHealth Gift Shop, Hawthorne Pharmacy and other local businesses. For more information, call the church at 432-7621.

December 01, 2010 | | Localife


Happy 70th Anniversary!

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Ogburn (Bill and Dorothy) celebrated their 70th anniversary on November 23, 2010. They are the proud parents of Beverly (Elliott) Sheorn and William Ogburn, Jr., three grandsons Rob (Kim) Sheorn, Mark (Monica) Sheorn and Hudson Ogburn and four great grand children, Bradley, Chance, Wesley and McCall Sheorn.

November 29, 2010 | | Localife


Sears of Lugoff donates items to the classroom

Brian Wonderling (middle), owner of Sears in Lugoff, recently donated $700 in classroom materials to four first grade teachers at Lugoff Elementary. The teachers received digital cameras, electronic pencil sharpeners, a CD player, headphones, print cartridges as well as other items to use in their classroom. "It's important for local businesses to support our teachers, especially in this economy," Wonderling said. He also said he hopes he can set an example for other local companies to follow in his foot steps.

November 29, 2010 | | Localife


Boykin Christmas parade to rumble through country side Dec. 19

Alice Boykin, John Carmichael and Hank Kerfoot, the organizing committee of the Boykin Christmas Parade, announce the 17th Parade on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m.

November 26, 2010 | Tony Scully Special to the CI | Localife


Girls in Action make first donation to Food for the Soul

The Girls in Action (GA's) from Springvale Baptist Church in Lugoff collected 534 pounds of food for the new emergency shelter (Food For The Soul) scheduled to open in December. During October their study focused on helping the hungry so, with the help of their church members, they surpassed their goal of 300 pounds of food. The girls also helped out at the Mt. Moriah Soup Kitchen with a Saturday meal. This is the first food donation for the new shelter.

November 26, 2010 | | Localife


‘Nutcracker’ returns to FAC with local talent

What has become a holiday tradition in Camden returns as the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County welcomes the Columbia City Ballet's (CCB) full-length production of "Nutcracker" to the stage of the Wood Auditorium on Dec. 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and children.

November 24, 2010 | | Localife


Santa to visit Lugoff Fire Department

Mark your calendars!

November 24, 2010 | | Localife


Local couple serves Thanksgiving meals to community for 49 years

DeleteAnne and Millard Ward of Camden are in the process of preparing seven turkeys and 60 pounds of potatoes.

November 24, 2010 | Keri Boyce | Localife


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Remembering the good old school days

While the Kershaw County School District employees were meeting at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Aug. 12, some of the retired faculty and staff members from Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (formerly on Lakeshore Drive) socialized at Hall's Restaurant in Lugoff.

September 01, 2014 | | Localife


Blaney Principal Ed Yount dresses up as promised

Blaney Elementary's Principal, Mr. Ed Yount, is a man of his word. He challenged Blaney's teachers and students to raise $1500 for the United Way during the first week of school, and if the challenge was met, he would come to school dressed as a woman. As of Friday, August 22, $1530 was raised and Mr. Yount kept his promise by arriving on August 29th in costume.

September 01, 2014 | | Localife


Camden native accomplishes college dream at 73

Camden native, Frances Newman recently completed her college degree from Emmanuel College in Franklin, Ga., at the age of 73 with a 3.4 GPA. She was also awarded the president's award for Certification of Accommodation.

September 01, 2014 | | Localife


First day of school fun at Wateree Elementary

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


Pinkerton selected to serve as Leader Dog Program coordinator

Long time member of the Lions International Club, Rich Pinkerton, was recently selected to serve as the club's regional coordinator for the Leader Dog Program for North and South Carolina.

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


Fine Arts Center to host annual meeting

The Fine Arts Center will host its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at the FAC in the Jim and Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing and Shull Pavilion.

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


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