Ever wonder why Camden's Market Street is so named? It because the town's marketplace before 1812 was located at the northwest corner of Bull and Market streets, today the outdoor basketball court across from Zemp Stadium.
Hats off to Camden Garden Club member Barbara Beard. She has, over the last couple of years, put together a fabulous tour of gardens. These gardens though, are not just in Camden. She has coordinated with other garden clubs from around the state and they alternate where the tours will be.
The second annual horse ride to benefit the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County will be held on Saturday, May 7 (rain date, Sunday, May 8). The ride is sponsored by Horsepower of the Midlands (a counseling center for people that offers both traditional and equine assisted counseling).
The United Way Be A Bunny program enlists people from the community to fill Easter baskets for individuals representing three United Way agencies, the Council on Aging, Family Resource Center and the Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, and 132 children from the Kershaw County School District. An unbelievable amount of thought and care goes into putting together more than 200 Easter baskets.
The last time Charles Moore of Elgin (right) saw Eugene Rock (left) was around late 1957. Moore, a member of American Legion Post 17, kept an old picture of the men he served with in the U.S. Air Force. The picture included all the names and hometowns of the men.
The Rev. Dr. Eugene Rollins, therapist, author and pastor at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church, will be the keynote speaker at the Family Resource Center's annual awareness walk on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m.-noon. This year, the walk's theme is "It's Time to Get Involved."
The Camden First United Methodist Women, in with association the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Family Resource Center will host a Teenage Pregnancy Prevention 3K Walk-a-thon May 14 in Camden.
On St. Patrick's Day Anthony Sheheen (second from right), age 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Sheheen, gave $220 each to Camden Elementary School and the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. This was money he raised by having a yard sale a few days earlier. Ed Yount (middle), CES principal along with representatives from the shelter stand with Anthony.
In early 1967 the Kershaw County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary purchased a heart monitor/defibrillator and donated it to the hospital. On June 23, 1967, it was used for the first time to save the life of an eight-year old Camden girl who had accidently received a lethal electric shock about 2:15 that afternoon.
April 18, 2011|
By Dr. Lisa Holland
|People & Places
Thomas and Marian McCaskill of Lugoff will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 16, 2011 with family and friends. They have three daughters, Cheryl Schwartz (Billy), Connie Frith (Bill) and Carol Johnson (Craig) all of Lugoff and a deceased son, Thomas McCaskill III of Oklahoma. They are blessed with nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Clint Stockman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 27, 2011 at a party with family and friends. Wylie and Betty were married April 5, 1961. They have four children, Timmy Stockman, Lynda Watson (Butch), Becky Whitehouse (Randy), and Jason Stockman (Bridget) all of Lugoff. They are the proud grandparents of eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They will also celebrate with a trip to Memphis, Tenn. in April.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will present its sixth annual "Jazz at the Center Music Festival," April 15-16, in historic downtown Camden. This year's festival will feature the talents of artists such as Jimmy Bruno (Philadelphia) and Ben Tucker (Georgia) along with some of the finest jazz musicians from Alabama and South Carolina. With both free and ticketed performances throughout the weekend, this event is affordable for all jazz lovers.
The Camden Community Concert Band will present its Spring Concert at 3 p.m. May 3 in Rectory Square Park at the corner of Lyttleton and Chesnut Streets in Camden. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB will be accompanied by members of the 282nd Army Band.
Elgin will have its annual PoDunk Festival – kicked off by a rather unique parade – this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Potter Community Park. Movies on Main will begin 6 p.m. that evening showing the movie Big Hero 6. Admission is free and people are asked to bring canned food items to donate for local food pantries.
Wateree Elementary School (WES) faculty and staff members volunteered to enter WES' Relay for Life Kryptonite War. The event and others like it, organized by Chairperson Kathy Cassady, helped WES raise over $7,500 for Relay for Life. The person with most money placed in his or her jug won the contest. The fearful five finalists (pictured left to right) -- 5th grade teacher Traci Simmons, 4th grade teacher Libby Davis, 1st grade teacher Krissi Butler, Principal Gail Stehle, and Jennifer English -- patiently waited for the winner to be announced while former queens/kings Bob Snell, Melissa Smith, Christie Turbyfill, Franco ...