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American Pickers

They're experts at finding the needle in the haystack. At spotting a diamond in the rough.

December 19, 2011 | Martha Bruce | Miscellaneous


Sweet facts

Candy canes are very popular holiday treats and are often used to decorate Christmas trees. That hooked shape certainly makes them whimsical and able to hang on tree boughs. But candy canes weren't always the curved and colorful treats they are today. In the 1700s, candy canes were nothing more than straight white sticks of sugar candy used to decorate Christmas trees. A choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral decided that having the ends bent to depict a shepherd's crook and passing them out during church services would help keep children quiet. It was not until roughly the 20th century ...

December 19, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Christmas traditions around the globe

Families across the globe cherish their Christmas traditions. Customs may be unique to every family, but many countries boast their own unique traditions as well.

December 19, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes for Dec. 16, 2011

A meeting for Kershaw County Rec Department basketball referees will be held at 5:45 p.m. Monday at the Old Armory.

December 16, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Camden First UMC plans 100th birthday celebration for ‘Daddy Mac’

Camden First United Methodist Church will celebrate a very special birthday of a very special church member during its Sunday morning worship and a reception to follow.

December 14, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Feature photo: Choo-choo Christmas

December 14, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Tax tips for Dec. 12, 2011

If you earned income in the last few years but you didn't file a tax return because your wages were below the filing requirement, the Internal Revenue Service may have some money for you. The IRS also has millions of dollars in checks that are returned each year as undeliverable.

December 12, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Tannenbaum Top 10

1. Keeping your live tree in water is vital to retaining its color, preventing needle drop and reducing fire risk.

December 09, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Rec notes -- Dec. 9, 2011

Want to learn the sport of volleyball? Give it a spin with the KC Recreation Instructional Volleyball League for girls ages 8 and older.

December 09, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Lighting up the holidays

Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham gets help in flipping the switch to light the Christmas tree in front of Camden City Hall Thursday night. The Camden Community Concert Band and Chamber Choir of Kershaw County performed at the gathering, and the Downtown Camden Guild served hot chocolate. Donations of canned goods were also accepted to benefit Christian Community Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, Mt. Moriah Soup Kitchen, United Way, Food for the Soul and New Day on Mill. City officials said the goods will be donated during the Camden Arbor Day celebration Friday.

December 05, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes -- Dec. 2, 2011

Want to learn the sport of volleyball? Give it a spin with the KC Recreation Instructional Volleyball League for girls ages 8 and older.

December 02, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


4-H Challenge winners

Two local 4-H teams won awards at the State 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Challenge Event held at the S.C. State Fair. The 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Challenge is modeled after such competitions as the Food Network's "Iron Chef," where they must create a healthy dish. Team members had to prepare a dish, make an oral presentation, interpret a food label, plan a menu utilizing the dish and prepare a fitness plan. The challenge also allowed the 4-H'ers to demonstrate their culinary and food safety skills to the judges. The contest was sponsored by S.C. 4-H, Zest Quest and ...

November 28, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Rec notes -- Nov. 25, 2011

Final registration for the youth basketball program will be accepted at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

November 25, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


L-EWA meets the challenge

Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) Assistant Superintendent of Water Treatment Randy Watts, (second from left) recently accepted the 2011 Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) award from representatives of the the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Environment Protection Agency. "This award basically guarantees that there is nothing wrong with our water," L-EWA General Manager Mike Hancock said. "It encourages facilities to reach a higher standard." DHEC initiated the program in 1997 in an effort to optimize the performance of existing surface water treatment facilities. The goals of AWOP are to reduce the risk of a waterborne disease ...

November 25, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Camden Kiwanis contribute to Junior Leadership

The Camden Kiwanis Club has made a $2,000 contribution to the Junior Leadership Kershaw County program and announced plans to support the long-standing student leadership development program through its fundraising activities.

November 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


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Springdale 4K registration underway

Registration is open for the Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk and Run. The 5K walk and Run will be held on August 19 and will ...

July 25, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


UWKC seeking home repair assistance

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is seeking SC licensed residential home builders or general contractors to partner with to assist low-income homeowners. The ...

July 21, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Kershaw County Library starts South Carolina’s first Repair Café

What do you do with a broken toaster, a bike that's a little wobbly, or a dull knife? Toss it? No way! Kershaw County ...

July 21, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Public reminded not to handle, move wildlife

A lot of wildlife makes appearances during the summer season, and it is not uncommon for people to come across these animals while out and ...

July 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Fighting hunger

July 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


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