The city of Camden will kick-off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony in front of Camden City Hall at 6 p.m. Friday. The ceremony will feature musical performances by a small ensemble from the Camden Community Concert Band and an ensemble from the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County. City utility crews have been busy placing decorations throughout Camden in preparation for the holiday season. Join us and "come throw the switch" at the tree lighting.
Camden City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase electric utility rates by 6 percent starting with the first billing cycle in January 2014. The increase is necessary, City Manager Mel Pearson said during council's Tuesday meetings, because of an expected 12.9 percent increase in the cost of purchasing power from Duke Energy Progress (DEP).
Camden City Council will consider imposing a 6 percent electric rate increase to be effective with the first billing cycle in January 2014. Council will take up the possible increase during its regular meeting Tuesday night.
The tennis courts located at Rectory Square will be closed through Nov. 29 for a resurfacing project. During this time, a contractor will patch any cracks on the courts and apply a new acrylic surface. The color of the courts will also be changed to U.S. Open Blue.
Camden's Johnny Deal received Winthrop University's Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. According to a Winthrop press release, Deal -- Winthrop Class of 1984 and a retired banker from First Palmetto Savings Bank -- "has been a gracious contributor as a goodwill ambassador."
An audit of the city of Camden's Fiscal Year 2013 financial statement reveals that purchasing the former Maxway property and ramping up construction of a state-mandated wastewater treatment plant impacted the city's bottom line.
A big dance challenge "brought the house down" in Camden High School's gymnasium Saturday as Camden Mayor Tony Scully and former Camden City Councilman Ned Towell went toe-to-toe during Family Life Outreach's annual fall step showcase.
Arnett Muldrow, the firm hired by the city of Camden to conduct tourism, marketing and branding studies will hold a series of branding workshops Monday through Wednesday. The meeting times, locations and focus groups are as follows: