The last time I remember reading about something called "K2," it was probably in a National Geographic article referring to the second-highest mountain on Earth after Mt. Everest. In fact, they are part of the same mountain system, although more than 800 miles apart.
By this morning, Kershaw County and the Kershaw County School District should be in possession of the city of Camden's 35-page redevelopment plan. The plan proposes to create a tax increment financing, or TIF, district -- with the city's proposed sports complex as the anchor -- to fund public improvements in the area.
The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested a former Fairfield County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) deputy who lives in Kershaw County on charges of misconduct in office and breach of trust with fraudulent intent.
Two women moved from one side of Camden's Town Green to the other as rain moved in, stayed for a few minutes and then left only to be replaced by a hot sun. Paddy Bell and Helen Crolley did so Wednesday for four hours, taking the first watch, so to speak, in a campaign to get people to sign another petition concerning the city's proposed sports complex.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is warning the public about a synthetic drug known as "K2" or "Spice." Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said Friday that Nicholas Rivers -- the 20-year-old Camden man who took his own life after murdering a Columbia cabbie and leading law enforcement on a three-county chase -- had mental health and substance abuse issues.
An art teacher at Columbia's private Heathwood Hall Episcopal School is out on bond from the Kershaw County Detention Center following his arrest late Sunday night for driving under the influence (DUI).
It's been about three weeks, and Kershaw County Special Services Director Peggy Spivey hasn't received any more calls about a pack of dogs believed responsible for killing two fawns more than a month ago in Camden's historic district.
It's been a long road/Gettin' from there to here.
Claims of dictatorship. Accusations of the suspension of democracy. Counter-claims of failing Camden's children. Assertions that residents have already spoken their minds.
For the first time ever, a tape recorder rolled and Camden's city clerk took notes during a Camden City Council work session Sept. 8. City Manager Kevin Bronson made the decision to do so following inquiries by Councilman Willard Polk and the Chronicle-Independent as to whether the city was violating the S.C. Freedom of Information Act by not recording work sessions.
Members of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit made its second significant seizure of contraband destined for state corrections facility Monday afternoon.
The Camden Police Department (CPD) is seeking two men who conned their way into an 84-year-old woman's home on Forest Drive and stole $5,000 in jewelry.
I am angry.
The YMCA of Columbia's chief executive officer said 893 households would become members of a Camden Y in its first year of operation. YMCA CEO Bryan Madden gave that figure to Camden City Council during a lengthy work session Thursday afternoon. Madden's appearance coincided with a discussion of a proposed memorandum of understanding (link to PDF; includes city manager memo to council, letter from Madden to council and complete text of MOU) council is set to vote on Tuesday.
"The entire building moved under my feet. Things started moving faster then, and we made our way down to about the eighth or ninth floor when smoke and other stuff started filling up the stairwell." --Brad Bradham, Manhattan, Sept. 12, 2001.
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.
Even as I close in on 50 (mark your calendars for next March), I still like to play computer games. Frivolous, I know ... or is it?
In addition to passing first reading of an ordinance authorizing an up to $4 million bond to renovate Rhame Arena and contribute to the construction of a community building at an expanded Central Carolina Technical College campus, Camden City Council took up several other matters at its Nov. 11 meeting.
A large crowd gathered early at Hampton Park in downtown Camden on Wednesday afternoon for a 3 p.m. ceremony honoring a long-time physician known as "Dr. Mac." About 70 people sat in chairs while another 30 to 40 stood across the street from the house where Dr. Francis N. McCorkle first lived in Camden. Several people were on the agenda to speak. The Camden Military Academy (CMA) color guard became a last-minute addition, representing the facility where McCorkle has served as school doctor for 57 years.
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