First Palmetto Bank recently purchased the tallest office building in Camden. The four-story brown brick building Located at 1111 Broad Street sits adjacent to the bank's operations center and is ear-marked to house future operation functions.
This time of year, you'll find beautifully-crafted Christmas wreaths on display at the corner of Laurens and Lyttleton streets.
The city of Camden held a public drop-in meeting for citizens input on proposed enhancements for key entryways. Areas that are being considered for improvements include entrances located on West DeKalb Street (U.S. 1) and the north and south ends of Broad Street U.S. 521. There are also plans to further develop the South Rutledge Street parking lot (behind Broad Street, south of Rutledge Street) and the Commerce Alley parking lot (west of Broad Street, north of Rutledge Street).
Midlands residents watching Steven Spielberg's latest film, Lincoln, may not know that there is a Camden connection to the 16th President of the United States. The fact that his brother-in-law, Dr. George Rogers Clark Todd, is buried in Camden's Quaker Cemetery is likely nothing new to long-time residents, however. With the debut of Spielberg's movie, recollections of the past have reemerged, and Todd is part of that past.
The town of Elgin's latest audit came back with an unqualified opinion, meaning auditors had no reservations in reviewing the town's finances. A representative from the certified public accounting firm of Dooley and Company LLC presented the audit at Tuesday's Elgin Town Council meeting.
CUE (Community United Effort) Center for Missing Persons, based in Wilmington, N.C., recently assisted in search efforts for missing Columbia teenager Gabrielle (Gabbiee) Swainson. Gabbiee disappeared in mid-August. Freddie Grant, 52, of Elgin is accused of kidnapping her and is also thought to be involved in the disappearance of his live-in girlfriend, Adriana Laster, 27. The Elgin Police Department estimated Laster has been missing since early September 2011. He is also a person of interest in the murder of 37-year-old Daniel Lee Wood of Lugoff.
Donations for new toys are currently being accepted for the 2012 Elgin Police Department's (EPD) Toy Round-Up. The effort, an EPD tradition for six years, is being spearheaded by Sgt. Renee Wilson.
Tara Parnell Guerard is all the buzz these days.
The Catfish Stomp returns to Elgin Saturday, marking 37 years since the first festival in 1975. Former Elgin Mayor Pete James recalled its inception as a concerted community effort, just as it is today.
Blue is the new green -- at least when it comes to recycling in Camden. In early October, some residents' old green bins were replaced with blue rolling bins as part of a pilot program offered by the city of Camden.
Camden 10-year-old Amari Williams did something Nov. 16 he hadn't been able to do in four months: leave a Charleston hospital. Physicians discharged Amari that day after the Camden Elementary School student spent those four months in intensive care waiting for -- and getting -- a new heart.
The Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) approved a new infrastructure project in Elgin during its monthly meeting Thursday.
A resident of Lake Wateree since 1983 and a former member of the Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Commission, Donald Lang knows the local landscape well. He was involved in the placement of the original signage on the lake to help orientate boaters, and was also instrumental in the development of the Wateree Recreational Area installed by Shaw Air Force Base.
Nearly one year ago the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Board took action on 'bath salts' and synthetic marijuana, also known as "spice" or K2. They designated three substances that are commonly known as "bath salts," and five substances used to make synthetic marijuana as Schedule I controlled substances.
Local Camden residents Col. Lanning Risher and Dr. John DuBose III are two men whose ancestry can clearly be traced back to the Huguenots who fled France in the late 1600s and early 1700s. Recently retired, these men -- who have spent their working lives in the Camden community -- recounted their family stories.