Eschewing the high-back chair behind her desk at Camden City Hall, recently elected Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford chose a chair near her office's door. She said it is a more comfortable and relaxed way to meet with staff, constituents and others. A moment earlier, City Manager Mel Pearson sat in a similar chair near the window as they discussed city business.
Among the presentations Camden City Council heard during its Jan. 24 meeting, members received an update on tourism marketing from Tourism and Economic Development Director Suzi Sale. Sale said these are "exciting times" in Camden in that regard and talked about the goals of the market effort, plans currently underway and other ideas for the future.
The city of Camden mixed business with pleasure Tuesday night as Camden City Council unanimously passed second and final reading of an ordinance to accept Jack Brantley's gift of Aberdeen, the historic Monument Square property he's owned since 1975.
Camden City Council is poised to formally accept Aberdeen owner Jack Brantley's gift of the property, home and contents, including its extensive collections, along with a $100,000 cash gift. Council will consider second and final reading of an ordinance accepting the donation of 1409 Broad St. during its meeting at 6 p.m. today.
Camden City Council heard an update on the status of the city's ongoing projects during its Dec. 13 work session. These 19 projects vary in scope, purpose and progression but they are all part and parcel of the city's efforts to accomplish a number of goals, including infrastructure improvement, beautification, and economic/tourism development.
The Camden Writers will hold a book launch and signing for their new book, What I Wish I Could Tell You, tonday at Books On Broad, a local independent bookstore located at 944 Broad Street in Camden. What I Wish I Could Tell You, an anthology of stories, poetry and recipes, shares its title with a poem included in the book, which reflects the common theme that echos the sense of longing expressed in those words. The aim of this book is to use the voices and stories to say what – and who – we remember, what has brought laughter, joy ...