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Broad, Laurens streets to be blocked today

The Camden Police Department (CPD) will block off a portion of Broad and Laurens streets today at about 2:20 p.m. for the unveiling of "Reconciliation," featuring life-size statuary of Larry Doby and Bernard Baruch on the lawn of the Camden Archives and Museum.

March 29, 2013 | | Camden


Camden budget leaves out tech village

You can't always have what you want, at least not when it comes to budgeting. Whether a personal, business or government budget, there are some things you just have to leave out. That was the case during a March 20 Camden City Council budget work session.

March 27, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Council debates Historic Camden, CBA requests

The city of Camden expects to receive $702,000 in local source revenue during its next fiscal year, which starts July 1. The majority of those funds -- an estimated $620,000 -- will come from the city's 2 percent hospitality tax (HTAX). How to use those funds was the subject of some debate during a special afternoon-long Camden City Council budget work session Wednesday.

March 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City may purchase old Maxway building

(The online version of this story has been updated to correctly show that asbestos mitigation and demolition of the Maxway building would be paid for out of a fund created by the 2000 sale of city watershed property, as will the purchase of the building. Hospitality taxes would only be used to transform the property into the proposed "pocket park.")

March 22, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KCHS to host Civil War program Sunday

The Kershaw County Historical Society (KCHS) will host a special Civil War program at 3 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church's St. Mary's Hall. The program will be followed by a members-only tour of nearby Holly Hedge, an historic home closely related the program's topic, "The Immortal Six Hundred."

March 20, 2013 | | Camden


‘Reconciliation’: Doby, Baruch statues to be unveiled March 29

John Rainey wants to make sure of one thing: what happens in Camden on March 29 will not be about him. Rainey said the unveiling of "Reconciliation," a piece of art featuring life-size statuary of two of Camden's native sons, will happen because of a unique collaboration. Yes, it will be his vision, but as the combined work of others to see that vision come to life. That, Rainey said during a recent interview, will make the day unique.

March 20, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City seeks applicants to boards and commissions

Camden City Manager Mel Pearson and Camden City Council are actively accepting applications for service on the boards and commissions. Currently, there is one vacancy on the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) and two vacancies on the Camden Board of Construction Appeals (CBCA).

March 18, 2013 | | Camden


Transportation in Camden

Camden City Council used much of its afternoon work session Tuesday to discuss transportation issues, including its pending move to a Columbia-area planning organization and a parking project south of Rutledge Street.

March 15, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Tourism in Camden

Tourism was the name of the game during Camden City Council's regular meeting Tuesday evening.

March 15, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden to continue MPO discussion

Camden City Council will continue its discussion of whether or not to join the Central Midlands Regional Council of Governments' (COG) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) during its work session Tuesday afternoon. Due to population changes reflected in the 2010 Census, the combined population of the city of Camden, town of Elgin and certain unincorporated areas of Kershaw County reached more than 50,000. Federal law requires that an MPO be designated for each "urbanized area" hitting that population level.

March 11, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CFD receives fire prevention grant

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) recently received a $3,750 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world's largest commercial property insurers.

March 06, 2013 | | Camden


Lower Richland Diamond Dawgs take step show Mayor’s Cup

All men. All out. That combination earned the praise of both a packed audience and judges at Camden High School's (CHS) basketball gymnasium for Lower Richland High School's Diamond Dawgs to win Saturday night. Wearing black clothes and gold ties, the team took the high school Mayor's Cup at the 2013 Camden step show and took the crowd by storm.

March 06, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


An honor

March 04, 2013 | | Camden


City of Camden Day at State House April 11

The city of Camden will have its day at the State House -- literally. As part of the city's effort to market itself, Camden's marketing consultant, Ashley Hunter, has arranged with state lawmakers to have April 11 declared City of Camden Day at the State House.

March 01, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Missionary takes Camden roots to Africa

Former Camden resident Ella Johnson-Williams was selected for the job of her dreams last fall. After one failed attempt and lots of uncertainty, Johnson-Williams went to the Mpologeni, Swaziland, in Africa, in October to act as a supervisor of a "soup kitchen."

February 27, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Camden


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Camden is Tree City USA for 27th year

For the 27th consecutive year, Camden is a Tree City U.S.A., so named by the S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) and Arbor Day Foundation.

September 29, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Drawings reveal possible future for Rhame Arena

Jaws dropped at Camden City Council's Tuesday afternoon work session. Council members, and citizens attending the meeting, expressed excitement over the revelation of what might be Rhame Arena's future. Representatives from the architectural firm of LTC Associates and engineering firm Bobbitt Design Build, both with offices in Columbia, unveiled initial renderings and floor plans for a vision of Rhame Arena that would serve as a gateway to the city.

September 26, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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