Friday, November 27, 2015
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The Camden community has many things to offer this holiday season! The City will be kicking off the season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of City Hall. The public is invited to attend the lighting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1st. Join us for hot chocolate and holiday music featuring a small ensemble of the Camden Community Concert Band and the combined youth choirs from Bethesda Presbyterian Church. The City’s Street and Electric Dept. crews have been working hard placing decorations throughout Camden in preparation for the festivities. Come help Mayor Tony Scully kick off the holiday season and “throw the switch” at the tree lighting. There will also be a special guest appearance from the man in red and white!
Other holiday season events in the area are listed below. For additional events throughout the month of December, please visit the City’s website ( and click on the ‘Events’ page.
Visit the Fine Arts Center between December 4th and 16th for the popular Holiday Sales Show. The Show will feature wonderful hand-made items and pieces of artwork from more than 40 artists. For more information visit
Explore local homes that will be decorated for the holiday season on December 5th. The Candlelight Tour of Homes is presented by the Camden Junior Welfare League and will feature a variety of private and public sites throughout the historic district. The tour starts at 3:00 p.m. at the Camden Archives and Museum. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time by visiting or at the Archives on the day of the Tour.
The 7th Annual Old McCaskill’s Country Christmas Trunk Show will be held the following day December 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Come visit the Farm in Rembert and share in holiday cheer and enjoy Christmas shopping. For more information visit
On December 12th line the streets of downtown Camden for the Kershaw County Christmas Parade beginning at 10:00 am. View the many floats, horses, fire trucks, beauty queens, classic cars, dancers, music, Santa and much more!

Services for Sterling Felder, the Camden Gigh student who passed away Monday  as a result of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident earlier this month will take place Sunday afternoon at one in the gym at Camden High.

This Friday evening it’s high school football playoff action as the Fairfield Central Griffins play Newberry  in the third round of the state 2-A playoffs.  Air time Friday evening is 6:30pm.

Tonight on KOOL 102.7 it’s Sports Talk at 6pm.

This Friday evening it’s high school football playoff action as the Fairfield Central Griffins play Newberry  in the third round of the state 2-A playoffs.  Air time Friday evening is 6:30pm.

Tonight on KOOL 102.7 it’s Sports Talk at 6pm.   On Startime 1590 it NASCAR Live at  7pm.

Ross Geraghty rode Dawalan to victory in Saturday’s running of the Marion DuPont Colonial Cup Steeplechase at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.

Tonight on KOOL 102.7 it’s Panther Talk at 6pm.  Sports Talk at 7pm and Tiger Calls at 8pm.

At 9pm college basketball as Clemson takes on U-Mass.

Sterling Felder, the Camden High student who was injured in a vehicle accident that took place earlier this month passed away Monday morning in a Columbia hospital.  Felder was injured in an accident that place the evening of Friday, November 13th on highway one in Lugoff.  According to kershaw county coroner david west feler passed away shortly before nine Monday morning at Palmetto Richland Hospital.

Lesley Corner, assistant principal of Camden High School in Kershaw County School District, has been named the 2016 High School Assistant Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. The award was announced Friday, November 20, in a surprise announcement at Camden High School.
Corner was selected by a knowledgeable panel of judges from an outstanding field of high school administrator candidates. The other finalist for the award was Erica Page from Pelion High School, Lexington School District 1. The criteria used in the selection of this coveted award are set by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. State sponsors also include Horace Mann and Herff Jones.
“We are very pleased to announce Lesley Corner as the SCASA High School Assistant Principal of the Year,” said Beth Phibbs, executive director of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. “She is an outstanding educator who embraces a commitment to excellence in everything she undertakes.”
Daniel Matthews, Principal of Camden High School, writes of Mrs. Lesley Corner, “She exemplifies the qualities of the type of administrator we hope for. Mrs. Corner is content-knowledgeable, inspiring, professional, and caring. She leads with her heart and her soul…Our school is a better school for having Mrs. Corner as one of our administrators.”
Kershaw County Superintendent, Frank Morgan, regards Mrs. Corner as “an outstanding assistant principal. Her work with students, teachers, and the community at large is exemplary. Camden High’s status as a ‘Palmetto’s Finest’ school is a strong reflection of Lesley’s skills and hard work. This is a much-deserved honor!”

The Kershaw County Teacher Forum organized a Pennies for Change campaign, raising $4,096.14 for the United Way of Kershaw County to benefit local flooding victims. Students and employees from schools brought in loose change, and TD Bank in Camden donated the services of counting all the coins.  The project was the idea of Stover Middle School teacher Sarah Spoto.

Teacher Forum members presented United Way of Kershaw County President Donny Supplee with a check from the schools’ efforts. Pictured, left to right: Tammy Small, Lugoff-Elgin Middle; Meredith Kirkland, Camden Middle; Melissa Smith, Wateree Elementary; Sarah Spoto, Stover Middle; Donny Supplee, United Way of Kershaw County; Katherine Gaskins, Jackson School, Mandy Harris, Jackson School; Linda Horton, Pine Tree Hill Elementary and Emily Fenton, North Central High.