Last week was National Newspaper Week, the one week of the year during which -- with the Newspaper Association Managers' (NAM) leadership -- newspapers remind readers of their importance to their communities. This year, NAM's theme was "Your Community, Your Newspaper, Your Life," while the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) narrowed the focus even further to newspapers' role as community watchdogs.
Tyrell "Rock" Coleman grew up in Camden, graduated from Camden High School and has worked for some time as a Camden Police Department (CPD) officer. Tuesday, City Manager Mel Pearson took advantage of the passage of a proclamation naming October as Crime Prevention Month to recognize Coleman on his recent promotion to sergeant and his new responsibilities as supervisor of the city's school resource officers (SROs).
Camden has some "very dynamic market things" going on, according to Tripp Muldrow of Arnett Muldrow, the Greenville-based firm hired by the city of Camden to conduct a marketing study, tourism plan and branding effort.
This week is National Newspaper Week but I felt that the federal government shutdown was more important and was struck by several things during the week I wanted to share.
It's hard to argue with the numbers: the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC) has reduced its inmate population almost to 1998 levels and begun generating a surplus after several years of severe deficits.
Camden City Council will take up five proclamations and three resolutions during its regular meeting Tuesday. Council will not hold an afternoon work session.
Bill Byars spent his last day as the director of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC) Monday. It marked the third time Byars, who lives in Kershaw County just north of Camden, has retired from some type of public or government service.
Hundreds of people -- perhaps several thousand -- attended Camden's 18th annual Fire Fest at Rhame Arena Saturday. Many of those people lined a long stretch of Broad Street to watch as hundreds of fire trucks and related vehicles -- some vintage and some from as far away as Pennsylvania -- paraded through the city to the arena. Those same people cheered as a pair of skydivers, one trailing South Carolina's Palmetto flag, the other the American flag, landed in a field behind the arena.
Did you know that if you follow the first line of directions on a bottle of extra strength acetaminophen (the primary ingredient in Tylenol and its generic copies) you can actually exceed the safe amount you can take in 24 hours?
A majority of Camden City Council voted Tuesday night to award a more than $47,000 bid to a Colorado firm to rewrite design guidelines used by the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC). An attempt to table the vote failed, 2-3, followed by a lengthy discussion and a 3-2 vote to award the bid to Winter & Company of Boulder, Colo.
On a night when the KershawHealth Board of Trustees was saying good-bye to three of its own and welcoming their replacements, trustees voted unanimously Monday to give a 2.25 percent across-the-board salary increase to employees beginning Oct. 1.
Tree limbs are believed responsible for a more than two-hour power outage in the northeast section of downtown Camden Monday night. Public Works Director Tom Couch said the outage affected the Chesnut Street circuit starting between 8 and 8:30 p.m.
Last week, I used a TV series to talk about bullies. This week, it's conspiracy theories through the lens of a single episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (commonly referred to as TNG).
Camden City Council will consider signing an intergovernmental agreement with Kershaw County that would pool portions of each side's accommodation tax revenues to fund a tourism development director position employed by the city. Council will consider the agreement during its regular meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
How to define Camden? That is the central question surrounding a new effort to market the city to tourists that kicked off Wednesday night at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse. Using a series of three "fun" questions, Tripp Muldrow, of Greenville-based marketing firm Arnett Muldrow, got most of about 75 residents to help describe Camden:
A Camden Police Department (CPD) officer released a 19-year-old Sumter man after initially detaining him following a report that the young man had pointed a ...
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, likely along with Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson ...
Camden City Council will meet tonight at 6 p.m. There will be no afternoon work session.
A Facebook post by a friend of mine reminded me that there was another Pulitzer Prize winner I wanted to mention last week.
The new Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will sport a revised design when it is completed in mid-2019. Thanks to voter-approved referenda authorizing Kershaw County ...
For the second year in a row, a Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadet will attend the U.S. Military Academy's Summer Leadership Experience (SLE ...
Charles Richard Bradberry, 37, of Columbia pleaded guilty April 14 to two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor victim ages 11-14 ...
Contractors are now in the process of removing asbestos from and demolishing the old Burndale Shopping Center. Even before work began -- currently focused on the ...
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Lugoff man for possession with intent to distribute marijuana April 12.
As of 2015, there were 1,331 daily newspapers. That includes dailies in smaller communities, but the vast number of "small" communities is where weekly ...
At least eight more -- and possibly 10 -- blighted homes could be demolished in the coming weeks in Camden. Tuesday evening, Camden City Council unanimously passed ...
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