View Mobile Site

Aiken may be better model for Camden

Posted: September 2, 2011 9:12 a.m.
Updated: September 5, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Thank you, Mr. Scully, for your interesting letter. However, when comparing Camden to Newberry and Augusta, there are two major differences. Newberry has a major college and Augusta has several colleges, medical and liberal arts, and a thriving medical community. Both are more similar to Columbia.

Perhaps a better comparison would be Aiken, which is similarly situated to Augusta as we are to Columbia. Aiken now has a bustling main street and healthy economy thanks to the attitudes and cooperation of the city fathers and main street entrepreneurs.

In all cases priorities and definitive goals were set and discussed at length with the taxpayers before proceeding with any plan. Also, both communities were able to expand their tax bases before undertaking any development plan.

Interested in viewing premium content?

A subscription is required before viewing this article and other premium content.

Already a registered member and have a subscription?

If you have already purchased a subscription, please log in to view the full article.

Are you registered, but do not have a subscription?

If you are a registed user and would like to purchase a subscription, log in to view a list of available subscriptions.

Interested in becoming a registered member and purchasing a subscription?

Join our community today by registering for a FREE account. Once you have registered for a FREE account, click SUBSCRIBE NOW to purchase access to premium content.

Membership Benefits

  • Instant access to creating Blogs, Photo Albums, and Event listings.
  • Email alerts with the latest news.
  • Access to commenting on articles.

Contents of this site are © Copyright 2014 Chronicle Independent All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...