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Camden City Council hears crime review from chief

Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd presented Camden City Council the CPD's annual statistical survey for 2014 during a work session Tuesday. The CPD tracks a wide variety of data, including types of crimes reported, calls, arrests, and traffic statistics, Floyd told council.

March 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Ten graduate from Camden’s Planning College

Ten students graduated from the city of Camden's Planning College on Thursday night.

March 23, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Annual CPD report to be given to Camden City Council

Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd will present his annual statistical summary on CPD activity during a Camden City Council work session scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday. The summary tracks various statistics from the year, including numbers and types of crimes reported, accidents, patrol information, and other such data.

March 23, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Finding the way to great expectations

All things considered, Camden Mayor Tony Scully is pleased with the state of the city.

March 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


A man of reconciliation

There is likely no one word to describe attorney John Stringer Rainey, who died at the age of 73 on Saturday following a short illness. The one most usually ascribed to him is "philanthropist." One dictionary definition of the word states a philanthropist is "a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous of money to good causes." In speaking with those who knew him well, or who came to know him in recent years because of their involvement with him, one finds John Rainey went beyond mere philanthropy. That could easily be said of ...

March 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden philanthropist John Rainey dies at 73

Camden philanthropist John S. Rainey, best known locally for his sponsorship of "Reconciliation," the statuary depicting Larry Doby and Bernard Baruch in front of the Camden Archives and Museum, died Saturday at the age of 73 following a short illness.

March 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


NC writer retraces 18th century explorer’s walk through the Carolinas

Most people know Lewis and Clark. John Lawson … not so much.

March 13, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City’s new zoning ordinance now in effect

The city of Camden now has a new zoning ordinance.

March 09, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


The aviator's helmet

Bob Clithero displays a vintage leather pilot's helmet of a type that would have been used by aviators in the early 20th century. Clithero spoke about Winston Groom's book, "The Aviators," during a recent meeting of the Golden K Club. The book is about three giants of aviation -- Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and Eddie Rickenbacker -- and their enormous influence and contribution to aviation and to the world. All three, Clithero said, were raised in relative poverty and estranged from their fathers, but had strong relationships with their mothers. All three were innovators and mechanical geniuses. All three survived ...

March 04, 2015 | | Camden


Girl Scout strikes Gold

Caroline Catoe is living proof that golden effort reaps golden rewards.

March 04, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Archives to celebrate Carnegie Library centennial

The Camden Archives and Museum, 1314 Broad St., will celebrate the centennial of Camden Carnegie Library on March 9.

March 02, 2015 | | Camden


FAC to move two events downtown

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, along with help from the city of Camden, is going to shake up a couple of popular upcoming events this spring.

March 02, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City hears affordable housing proposals

Two new affordable housing developments may be coming to Camden.

February 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Ferrari Club stops in Camden

It's not every day one finds a rare Ferrari sports car parked in front of the Camden Archives and Museum. It's a real neck breaker to drive by and see five of them, with a couple of Porsches, a Corvette and a Lamborghini thrown in for good measure.

February 25, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Presentations, resolutions before city council

Camden City Council will hear several special presentations, as well as consider several resolutions, during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Camden City Hall. One of the presentations will be from Kristin Cobb, director of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County.

February 23, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


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Camden budget, bypass, moving forward

Camden City Council dealt with issues concerning its proposed budget for the next fiscal year and a proposed approved truck route, or bypass, on Tuesday night.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Rhame Arena upgrade on track for September

The city of Camden project to renovate Rhame Arena is on track. Construction is slated to start Monday, April 20 and should be done by mid-September, according to Camden Economic Development Director Wade Luther.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City to hold public hearing for FY 2015-2016 budget

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, which starts July 1.

April 13, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City of Camden receives $1.6 million NIP grant

The city of Camden recently received a $1.6 million by the South Carolina State Housing Authority through its Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP). The award will facilitate the purchase and removal of blighted residential structures and improvement of parcels in Camden neighborhoods and adjacent properties in Kershaw County.

April 13, 2015 | | Camden


KC Diamonds host step show Saturday

The Kershaw County Diamonds will host Camden's annual step showcase Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Camden High School gym. The program is sponsored by the city of Camden and The ALPHA Center.

April 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Fine Arts Center supporter Jim Watts passes away

Jim Watts will be remembered for many things, including an effusive personality, sharp intellect, strong work ethic, deep faith and unwavering support of his community. Watts passed away Monday, at nearly 80 years of age.

April 10, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


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