The city of Camden has a new deputy director of public works. City Manager Mel Pearson and Public Works Director Tom Couch officially introduced Ray Peterson to Camden City Council during council's July 13 work session at city hall.
While riding steeplechasers for the late trainer Bobby Davis at a pair of Delaware Park races in the 1970s, Nixon Ellis was put on two jumpers who ran off with him and didn't stop until they hit the wire in front of the rest of their respective fields and gave the young jockey two victories.
The city of Camden and Kershaw County is seeing a small but encouraging spike in tourism numbers this year, according to Suzi Sale, tourism director for the city and Kershaw County. She updated Camden City Council on the numbers during a July 14 work session.
With diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba improving, tourism and trade with the island nation 90 miles south of Florida have become a reality once again. A group from Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden makes regular mission trips to Cuba. Member Derial Ogburn shared his experiences with the Golden Club during its regular monthly morning meeting July 2 at Palmetto Coffee Shoppe.
1019 Broad St. in downtown Camden doesn't appear any different from its neighboring stores at first glance. However, the Habitat Store's purpose is to use customer sales to help build houses for families in Kershaw County who apply with Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County.
With one hand on a Bible held by his wife and family and friends looking on, Clay Carruth officially took the oath of office as the city of Camden's newest municipal judge during a swearing-in ceremony June 30 in Camden City Hall.