Camden City Council was scheduled yesterday to take second reading on a proposal to purchase the former Maxway building in the downtown business district, with plans to raze the decaying structure and build a small park. The building, located at the corner of Broad and Rutledge Street, has stood unoccupied for years and has become an eyesore. It's presently owned by Redwood Homes LLC, which has agreed to sell it to the city for $65,000. It will take about twice that amount to demolish the structure and perform asbestos removal and abatement.
For the past couple of years, Kimbrell's has been considering closing its Camden furniture store due to the declining downtown foot traffic. Recently, the CEO of Kimbrell's met with Camden officials and, upon hearing of our plans to revitalize Camden, committed to renovate the interior and exterior of their store at the corner of Broad and Rutledge. For those who want to see the eventual results of the ongoing renovation, check out Kimbrell's in downtown Sumter, almost the exact same building. There, Kimbrell's uncovered the second-story windows hidden behind mammoth aluminum cladding, replaced an aluminum awning ...
June 12, 2013|
By Mayor Tony Scully
C-I contributing columnist
For the third year in a row, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office will host three summer camps designed for young people who will be in the fifth through eighth grades. The S.T.A.R.S camps, which stands for Self discipline, Teamwork, Attitude, Respect and Selfless Service will give participants a positive, meaningful week of exposure to: crime scene investigations, police K9 demonstrations, fire safety, basic first aid by EMS personnel, Internet safety, anti-bullying, goal setting, team building, law enforcement careers and community service projects.
Lucy Glancy Kauffman, 85, of Elgin, SC, died Saturday, June 8, 2013. Her memorial service will be private. Memorials may be made in her memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Bro. Harvey N. Sims Muhammad "Uncle Harvey" of Camden, SC, passed away on June 8, 2013 at Palmetto Health Richland. A memorial service is being planned and details will be announced. Friend may contact the family at 803-425-5278 for further information. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is assisting the family.
Funeral Mass for George Stephen Saho, 78, will be celebrated on Friday at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Francis Travis will officiate. Farewell Prayers and Final Commendation will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to SECU Family Center, 1970 Balwin Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
Mrs. Ellen Miller Goodwin, 90, of 711 George Wright Street, Camden, died Sunday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later day by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Goodwin Family.
Joan A. Inabinet recently received the Robert N. Pryor Volunteer Service Award from Confederation of Local Historical Societies (CLHS) at its Landmark Convention in Spartanburg. Presenting her with the award were CLSH President J.R. Fenell and Ex-Officio Mike Scoggins.
The use of prescribed fire as a land management tool has deep and ancient roots in South Carolina's heritage. However, conducting prescribed burns is becoming increasingly challenging due to a variety of factors, according to a state wildlife biologist and forester.