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Naturalist Tom Mancke visits Golden Club

Many would call Tom Mancke a world traveler, but the good news is he has always come back to his native South Carolina with stories and artifacts to share from his travels. Mancke was the guest speaker at the Aug. 6 meeting of The Golden Club in Camden. He has taught Natural History at Hammond School in Columbia for more than 25 years. Mancke said he feels a strong philosophical connection to all things, living or not, and he shares his experiences with his students.

August 14, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Miscellaneous

Parrott Scholarship winner

Dr. Larry Parrott (far left) and Joy Parrott recently presented the 34th David Parrott Memorial Scholarship to Julia Daniels (center) during a brief ceremony held at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. The award is for development of Christian character. Julia, who is the daughter of Kathryn and Billy Watkins of Camden, has maintained an outstanding academic record at the S.C. Governor's School and will attend Clemson University in the fall. Participating are (from left) Dr. Parrott, Joy Parrott, Rev. John Hallman, Minister of Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Julia, Kathryn Watkins and Billy Watkins.

August 12, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

Teen volunteers

Each year, KershawHealth hosts teen volunteers who assist staff with various duties throughout the hospital. This summer, teens took on a project to beautify the courtyard at the medical center. The Hospital Auxiliary Board donated funds to purchase some colorful annuals, fresh mulch and potting soil for the planting beds. With the help of Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland, the teens removed dead plants, pruned others, weeded, refreshed mulch in the beds and planted new flowers to brighten up this well-used space. The teen volunteers included (front row, from left) Paula Patel, Ki'Asia Grant, Meagan Sims, Alexis Rice, Tiffany ...

August 07, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

Rec Notes - Aug. 7, 2015

Registration is open for fall sports at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, including youth football, baseball, softball and soccer. Registration is $40 per player. For more information, call 425-6009 or visit

August 07, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

Financial Basics workshop to be held at Camden branch library

Tuesday afternoon, the Kershaw County Library's main branch in Camden will host a Financial Basics workshop taught by certified Financial Planner Kathryn Hauer. The workshops will begin at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

July 24, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Miscellaneous

Rec Notes - July 17, 2015

Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps is now underway at the Kershaw County Recreation Department:

July 17, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

Jasper Harris

Mr. Jasper Harris, 72, of Sumter and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Born in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Richard J. and Bright Eva Hicklen Harris. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, July 17, 2015 at Bishopville Church of Christ, Bishopville, with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden. Mr. Harris will be placed in the church at noon for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Harris family.

July 17, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

Jammin in July celebrates No. 20

Kershaw County residents and visitors alike enjoyed hours of Blues, rock, country and other forms of music Saturday during the 20th annual Jammin in July at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. The event is Historic Camden's premiere fundraising, featuring local, national and even world-wide talent. The show ended near midnight with nearly a dozen musicians banding together for a grand finale on the steps of the Craven House.

July 15, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

Memorial plaque

July 10, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

Rec Notes - July 10, 2015

Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps is now underway at the Kershaw County Recreation Department:

July 10, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

United Way receives donated van

The United Way of Kershaw County recently received a donated van from Lugoff resident Donna Wodarczyk. Wodarczyk donated the van in honor of her late father, Richard Nielsson, who requested that the van be donated to a charity. UWKC president Donny Supplee says that the van will be used to provide transportation to people who need it. Volunteers from the community drive the vans to take people on errands free of charge. "We are serving needy folks so we have to supplement (the costs) through our fundraising. That's what our campaign is all about," Supplee said. The donated van ...

June 12, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Miscellaneous

Feature photo: A musical donation

Alexis Boykin gets ready to play a Steinway grand piano anonymously donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Midland's Jackson Teen Center (JTC) in Camden. Admiring the piano are (from left) Camden Mayor Tony Scully, Camden Business Alliance (CBA) members Patricia Richardson and Ned Towell, JTC Music Director Eddie Ballard, JTC Executive Director Bryan Mayes and JTC members Tanajb Bracey and Hope Gumbs. The CBA, with cooperation from Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, recently arranged the generous donation.

June 08, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

Rec Notes - June 5, 2015

The Kershaw County Recreation Department continues to accept registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps:

June 05, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

INVISTA to hold blood drive Tuesday

The last month has been a rough time for the Midwest regions with heavy rains and flooding causing major injuries and deaths. The Red Cross has been there to help those in need with a much needed blood supply. Due to this severe weather, there is an urgent need for all blood types!

June 03, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

Births - May 29, 2015


May 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

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