The earliest Christmas trees were decorated in 1510. Martin Luther is said to have seen the stars shining through the branches of the trees one night. He decorated a small tree with candles to share the scene with his children.
Did you ever cut apple slices and a few minutes later find them all turning brown? When an apple is cut, and air gets to the inside, it turns brown. That's what apples do. The apple is probably still safe to eat, but it's not pretty!
The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:
For more than 10 years now, Steve Smith of Camden and a group of local men have been providing some holiday-season amusement by constructing fully-functioning model train sets for the public to enjoy in downtown Camden.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of two Christmas parades this weekend.
Camden's Michael Kohn, a rookie relief pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Camden High School baseball staff will lead this three-hour session beginning at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at the American Legion Baseball Field.
An orientation for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the post's home on West DeKalb Street in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject to be used for oration and explain the contest rules.
U.S. Air Force Airman Jon L. Williamson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
November was American Diabetes Month, a time to realize the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control.
Lugoff firefighter Ben Hinson checks the proper installation of a car seat at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD). The department has earned national recognition as a child safety seat fitting station. Parents and guardians may visit the LFD headquarters at any time to have a certified child seat technician perform a safety inspection of a car seat. The technicians will train parents and guardians how to properly install a car seat to ensure safe transportation for children. What makes the LFD's designation accomplishment so important, said LFD Chief Dennis Ray, is that crashes are the leading cause of death ...
Camden native W. Ford Graham was recently named senior project manager in the South Carolina Department of Commerce's Global Business Development Division. The division works with county and regional economic development officials to recruit new companies to the state and encourage existing industries to expand their local presence.
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He was the voice of the University of South Carolina's marching band, inviting millions of people to listen to the "musical magic of the Carolina Band" for more than three decades.
Local restaurateur Demetrios Zoulgarelis was recently awarded the Palmetto Patriot award from Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, the highest civilian honor awarded by South Carolina's lieutenant governor, given to an individual who has shown outstanding commitment to public service within the state and the community.
As summertime draws to an end, with kids back at school and football season about to take off, please take the opportunity to sign up for the blood donation drive at the INVISTA Camden plant. The blood drive will be held on September 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the TC-1 building, where there's plenty of room and the service is fast and friendly. Donations are being completed within 30-40 minutes of arrival.
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