About this time last year, I started a new tradition: looking back at the year in crime -- but from a funny point of view.
Clouds covered the sky.
When President Barack Obama signed the Omnibus Lands Bill in March 2009, it marked another step forward in a years-long process to turn the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site and the Battle of Camden site into a joint national military park.
On this last day of 2010, we come to the last part of a look back at the year as it comes to a close. A groundbreaking event heralded change to come. An election heralded even more change (while keeping some other things the same).
The lazy, hazy days of summer were -- well, hazy and hot with temperatures sometimes hitting the century mark. They were anything but lazy, however, as the news barely slowed down in the late spring and early summer.
The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for a 24-year-old woman officers say stabbed her 33-year-old boyfriend at a West DeKalb Street motel.
It's cliché to say it was the best of times and it was the worst of times, but when it comes to year-end reviews that cliché also serves as truth. 2010 was beset with tragedies and controversies but also rewarded with triumphs. For some in the political arena, 2010 marked the end of an era. For others, it was only the beginning.
Kaptin, Siren, Kare Bear, Venom and Professor. They sound like superhero names. And they are certainly heroes in my book.
Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the Dec. 12 shooting incident in Antioch Baptist Church's cemetery.
Is there a serial arsonist in the Mt. Pisgah and Cassatt areas? Are there two?
Jim Matthews will have a busy day Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. At noon, he will be sworn in by Circuit Court Judge G. Thomas Cooper at First Baptist Church of Camden as Kershaw County's new sheriff. During that ceremony, Matthews will sign memorandum of understanding -- mutual aid agreements -- with other sheriffs and police chiefs. That will be immediately followed by a luncheon at the Robert Mills Courthouse with many of those same law enforcement leaders.
At least three men are being sought by the Camden Police Department (CPD) for robbing a store employee at gunpoint as she was making a night deposit at a DeKalb Street bank Saturday night.
Employees at the city of Camden are mourning the loss of a man whom City Manager Kevin Bronson said was one of their most dependable co-workers.
Camden's Bill Byars -- former school board member, family court judge and currently director of the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) -- has been tapped to become the new head of the S.C. Department of Corrections.
To so many people here in Kershaw County he is "Vincent."
Camden City Council will recognize outgoing councilmen Walter Long and Willard Polk as they attend their last meeting Tuesday night. Long and Polk chose not to run for reelection. Voters elected former mayor Jeffrey Graham and Deborah Davis as Long and Polk's replacements. They are tentatively scheduled to be sworn in at 5 p.m. Dec. 1, and will take their seats on council at its Dec. 9 meeting.
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden.
A long, long time ago... oh, wait, that's another pop culture reference.
About 50 people spent some time Nov. 13 to help the city of Camden celebrate the official grand opening of its new wastewater treatment plant. The plant, which cost around $35 million to build, actually began operating in late-February. The city chose to wait until late in the year to have a ribbon cutting ceremony and offer tours of the plant while it worked to drain the old plant's remaining lagoon. The new plant replaces one built in 1979.
As 2015 approaches, Kershaw County's oldest continually operating business is celebrating its 150th anniversary by doing what it's always done: offering a wide variety of insurance products with competitive pricing and hometown service.
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