As Carolina Motorsports Park (CMP) waits to hear if the city of Camden will provide $24,000 in hospitality tax (HTAX) funds in conjunction with its bid for a 2014 national go-kart championship, a Mt. Pleasant-based company is making a request for assistance for a bicycle racing event at the track.
Around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Duke Energy opened a gate by 15 feet at Cedar Creek, just upstream from Lake Wateree. According to a copy of an email message sent by Duke Energy to members of the Lake Wateree Association, the company opened the gate due to significant rainfall in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin.
This is one of those weeks where I don't have any one thing in particular to write about. That is due in part, at least, to the fact that I was sick most of last week with a touch of bronchitis. What fun.
Following the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, local emergency officials, including those in Camden, met to discuss the need for security right here at home. Camden Fire Department Chief John Bowers briefed Camden City Council during its Tuesday afternoon work session about keeping the public safe in Camden.
Saying he no longer wanted to be "a distraction," Scott Ziemke announced at the beginning of Monday's KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting that he was stepping back from his role as the board's chairman. He nominated Trustee Paul Napper, executive director of The ALPHA Center, to be his replacement. Trustees voted unanimously to elect Napper their chairman, with two abstentions: Napper as the nominee; and Trustee Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom, who objected not to Napper, but to the process. Kershaw County Council appointed Napper in 2012; he began serving in October.
Residents of and visitors to Camden who want to eat in an outdoor setting may get more of a chance to do so if Camden City Council passes an ordinance creating a new chapter to the city's code of ordinances. First reading of the ordinance is scheduled for Tuesday night.
In George R.R. Martin's fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire," a Wildling woman named Ygritte often tells one of the main characters "You know nothing, Jon Snow." She says it because Jon, a member of the Nightwatch guard, tends to jump to conclusions about her people based on the stories he's heard back in his home territory. Jon's mistakes are honest ones: he grew up hearing those stories, and it's hard to shake your upbringing. At least Jon's trying.
It's official: State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, of Camden, is launching his second campaign in three years to become South Carolina's next governor. Sheheen, a Democrat, ran in 2010 against current Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, losing by only four percentage points. The official announcement came Wednesday, the day before "City of Camden Day at the South Carolina State House," during which he received the key of the city from Mayor Tony Scully. In return, Sheheen read a joint proclamation marking "City of Camden Day" in the Senate chamber as did State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk in the House chamber.
Dozens of legislators filed into the large meeting room at the Blatt Building, greeted by Camden Mayor Tony Scully, members of Camden City Council and city staff Thursday morning. It was City of Camden Day at the S.C. State House, the first ever for Kershaw County's principal municipality.
It's not often that one city government agency bestows an award on an employee of another in the same city. That's what happened at Camden City Council's April 9 regular meeting when the Camden Fire Department (CFD) paid tribute to Camden Police Department (CPD) Patrolman J.R. Scott.
Long-time readers can probably guess that I am not a fan of FOX News. Their entire idea of "fair and balanced" is ludicrous -- as would, admittedly, be such a claim from any of the cable news networks.