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August 15, 2018
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Back to School event at Pilgrim rest

Members of the Two Wheel Cruisers Motorcycle Club who sponsored a “Back to School” event at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Children where able to enjoy water balloon fights, food and listen to inspirational speakers before being gifted with free school supplies.

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Distributing school supplies

Distributing school supplies Members of the Order of the Eastern Star hand out free school supplies on California Street. The group also provided refreshments for nearly two hours.

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H.G. Elementary will participate in S.T.O.P. program

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Forestry Commission (AFC) has selected 11 playgrounds at the following schools to participate in the Shade Trees on Playgrounds program, and Harmony Grove Elementary School has been chosen to be a part of the program. School participating in the S.T.O.P. program ar

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Housing authority exec reacts to smoking ban

Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development implemented a smoking ban on all HUD-owned buildings. Residents are also prohibited from smoking within 25 feet of the structures. However, Camden’s executive director of public housing says the ban is unnecessary and could even be harmful.

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HUB’s food program for backpacks

HUB’s food program for backpacks The HUB has received its first shipment of food to include in its after-school backpack program. However, donations are still needed according to Hub coordinator Toni Greenlee. To donate, call the HUB at 231-1111.

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Building a strong bridge

Building a strong bridge Louise Hunter speaks with young ladies during the 3rd Annual SHeBridges Girls Empowerment Conference at the Charles O. Ross Center on Saturday. The event was started by Arnetta Brunson. The attendees learn about maintaining a positive attitude, believing in themselves, having faith and also learning how to act in interviews and conduct themselves in school. Writeous Poets were guest entertainment during the event.

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Sears holds grand re-opening

Sears hold grand re-opening The new owners of the Sears Hometown store Camden - shown front center Russ and Lindsay Fridell - hold a grand reopening. A ribbon-cutting ceremony held by the Camden Area Chamber of Commerce was also held that day.

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Man dies in ATV accident

A Locust Bayou man died over the weekend after being involved in an ATV crash in Calhoun County. According to the crash summary from the Arkansas State Police, 32-year-old Carl Jacob Crawfo

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Scammers now target SS numbers

A Camden resident has alerted the Camden News about a potential scam in which a caller told her that the resident’s Social Security number was being investigated.

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‘Back-to-School Vision Board Party’ at Hickory Ridge

‘Back-to-School Vision Board Party’ at Hickory Ridge Participants of the Hickory Ridge Baptist Church Back-to-School Vision Board Party display the boards they created to remind of their dreams and goals. The church’s Young Womens’/Matrons’ Ministry and members of its Youth Ministry group hosted the party. The young participants created vision boards as a tool to use for a successful school year and for life. At the conclusion of the event, each child was given a bag of school supplies and well wishes for a great year.

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The Golden experience

The ‘Golden’ experience Members of the Jones family are shown in the photo above standing next to vehicles they have bought over the decades at Jim Golden Ford Lincoln in Camden. The family has had a working relationship with Jim Golden of Jim Golden Ford Lincoln for more than three decades. “My dad worked with Jim a long time ago and they got along great,” Robin Jones Travis said. “Before my father passed, he told my mother that if we ever needed anything to go to Jim. We’ve bought countless vehicles from him over the years, and it has always been a great experience.” Golden shared that he has enjoyed serving the Jones family as well as the community for more than 40 years and explained that he sees doing good business as a way to help the community and give back. “I’ve known the family for more than 40 years,” Golden said. “We’ve served three generations, and now we are working on a fourth. I believe in good customer service and public service. That’s how you can make the community better. I am a part of different civic clubs and organizations because it is important to give back to the community that gives to you. We have a beautiful community full of good people. I’m thankful to be a part of it. “

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