In 2005, Earl Wilson wanted to help.
Food for the Soul Soup Kitchen and Emergency Shelter will open the doors of its new 5,000-square-foot facility at 110 E. DeKalb St. in Camden to serve its first meal Friday, Christmas Eve. The public is invited to join in the meal and to tour the new center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A refurbished 1921 Seagraves pumper truck cruises down Broad Street carrying a crew from the Camden Fire Department during the Kershaw County Christmas Parade Dec. 11. Onboard the pumper were Camden Fire Chief John Bowers and his wife, Gwen. Capt. Johnny Mullis was at the wheel, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter, Savannah.
Want to get in shape without all the running, jumping and bouncing? Try Tonetics -- a deep-muscle exercise class involving walking, stretching, bar usage and more.
A special award for the best use of mud in an entry will be presented at the Boykin Christmas Parade's 17th edition Sunday. This year's festivities, which begin at 2 p.m., will also feature a first-ever event -- a marriage ceremony during the parade. The parade will also showcase its traditional country-themed lineup while emphasizing the "Spirit of Boykin." For more information, call parade co-chairman Hank Kerfoot or parade administrator Chris Amerson at 713-8873.
Regulatory relief, health care, government restructuring, tax reform, and economic and workforce development are all on the S.C. Chamber of Commerce's 2011 competitiveness agenda. State Chamber Vice President of Public Policy Darrell Scott presented the agenda to the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce at its meeting Thursday morning.
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.
Earl Suttle, an author and motivational speaker with Leadership Success International, shared various ways leaders can improve the overall atmosphere in their workplace during a mentoring training/workshop hosted by the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) on Monday. Suttle's topic, "Enjoying Excellence: Becoming the greatest you can be," focused on creating "happiness in the workplace." He explained that a happier atmosphere provides employees with more energy and focus to complete their jobs. The training/workshop took place at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse.
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