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Maxway work to start this week

People walking or driving through downtown Camden may not see the old Maxway's walls come tumbling down quite yet. What they will see this week, perhaps as early as today, is the first stages of work to remove asbestos from the site.

August 19, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Blues festival making changes for 2013

There are going to be some changes to this year's Carolina Downhome Blues Festival in Camden and Camden City Council is helping the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County to make those changes and advertise the festival. Council members asked FAC Executive Director Kristin Cobb to speak as they considered a resolution to appropriate $5,000 worth of additional hospitality taxes to assist with advertising expenses. Some of the money will also be used for additional staging and security costs.

August 16, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Old Maxway building to be demolished

Sometime in mid-September, the old Maxway building -- vacant for more than a decade at the northwest corner of Broad and Rutledge streets in Camden -- will be gone. Demolition will begin during the next few days.

August 14, 2013 | | Camden


No work session for city council Tuesday

Camden City Council will not meet for a work session Tuesday. Normally, council uses such sessions, which begin at 4:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, to discuss business that may or may not be voted on during that night's regular meeting.

August 12, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


All Roads Lead to Camden

If an American Revolution board game called "All Roads Lead to Camden" existed, it could well tell the story of an unacknowledged bit of local history. Pewter game tokens -- as in Monopoly's thimble, top hat, or iron -- might be tiny replicas of the following: (1) The Washington Monument, (2) a bayonet, (3) a heart, (4) double-piazza-ed mansion, (5) a china platter, (6) Masonic jewel, (7) gold-fringed sash, (8) a dog, (9) a silver trowel and (10) a cedar branch. Once all were collected, the game would culminate with the identification of an oft-forgotten historic icon.

August 09, 2013 | Paddy Bell | Camden


A special visit

Dr. Paul Joseph (center, holding his granddaughter, Nahra Joseph) had a special visitor in July. His cousin, Helen Tobia Bukaram (right), left her home country of Lebanon and visited Camden for three weeks. Bukaram speaks three languages and owns a Mercedes parts business -- much needed, Joseph said, as Mercedes is the most popular car manufacturer in Lebanon. Bukaram has also written several stories in Arabic, but the most beloved story she's written is about how her family -- the Joseph's family -- got to South Carolina. "The 100 Year Trip" chronicles the family's life from the time Bukaram's ...

August 07, 2013 | | Camden


Camden water treatment plant receives award

The city of Camden water treatment plant recently received the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Award. The goal of the program is to optimize particle removal and disinfection at all filtration plants to maximize public health protection. DHEC initiated AWOP in 1997 to optimize the performance of existing surface water treatment facilities and to reduce the risk of a waterborne disease outbreak.

August 05, 2013 | | Camden


City recognizes long-time employees

Some city of Camden employees have been serving residents in various ways for a long time. In a few cases, those employees have worked for 25, 30 or even 40 years. City officials honored 17 such employees earlier this month for their continuous and dedicated service to the community.

July 29, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Camden


City council clashes on SWRTA funding

Camden City Council ultimately came to a consensus Tuesday afternoon to provide some funding to the Santee-Wateree Regional Transportation Authority (SWRTA). That was after, however, a clash between some members of council over how much to give.

July 26, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CCC to review steering committee names

Camden City Council will spend part of its work session Tuesday afternoon reviewing a revised list of names for a steering committee connected to new tourism marketing efforts.

July 22, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


300 more homes in Camden by 2018?

There is a chance that there could be up to 300 new homes in Camden by 2018, just five years away, if U.S. Census and other projections hold up. The statistic -- based on a projected 8 percent increase in housing stock from 2011 to 2018 -- is part of a draft revision of Camden's Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

July 19, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden’s Leaders Legacy program kicks off with first set of benches

Friday, more than 80 people crowded into the Camden Archives and Museum to help dedicate the first five benches in the city of Camden's new Leaders Legacy recognition program. City officials moved the ceremony indoors due to a rainy forecast. Luckily, the rain held off long enough for honorees and their families to have their pictures taken at each respective bench outside.

July 17, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CCC members spar over McCaa Tavern funding

Camden City Council granted $60,000 worth of hospitality taxes to Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's McCaa Tavern project on a 3-2 vote Tuesday night, but not before a series of heated exchanges during that afternoon's work session.

July 12, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Jammin’ in July: Tighter with two

Belt-tightening started with the powers-that-be in the federal government, filtered down to corporate America and trickled along onto virtually every part of business in this country with the credo that more needs to be done with less.

July 10, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden


CCC to consider Htax for McCaa Tavern

Camden City Council will vote Tuesday on whether or not to appropriate $60,000 in hospitality taxes toward the restoration of the McCaa House at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park. Historic Camden originally requested $100,000; council is considering the $60,000 as an initial appropriation with the remaining $40,000 to possibly be granted at a later date.

July 08, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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WWI exhibit now on display at Camden Archives

An exhibit on World War I is now on display through June 2015 at the Camden Archives and Museum.

November 19, 2014 | | Camden


Council votes on power contract, bond reissue

In addition to passing first reading of an ordinance authorizing an up to $4 million bond to renovate Rhame Arena and contribute to the construction of a community building at an expanded Central Carolina Technical College campus, Camden City Council took up several other matters at its Nov. 11 meeting.

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden honors ‘Dr. Mac’ with Legacy bench

A large crowd gathered early at Hampton Park in downtown Camden on Wednesday afternoon for a 3 p.m. ceremony honoring a long-time physician known as "Dr. Mac." About 70 people sat in chairs while another 30 to 40 stood across the street from the house where Dr. Francis N. McCorkle first lived in Camden. Several people were on the agenda to speak. The Camden Military Academy (CMA) color guard became a last-minute addition, representing the facility where McCorkle has served as school doctor for 57 years.

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Royal Dolls take Mayor’s Cup at step show

November 14, 2014 | | Camden


Camden celebrates Arbor Day at steeplechase museum

The city of Camden, Camden Parks and Trees Commission and Camden Tree Foundation celebrated Arbor Day on Nov. 7 at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The event honored Geraldine "Gerry" McBryde, a Kirkover Hills resident who many say is responsible for beautifying that subdivision by planting flowers, plants and trees in the area.

November 14, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Camden


Camden council approves $4 million bond on first reading

Camden City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve first reading of an ordinance that would authorize the issuance of an up to $4 million bond to pay for renovations at Rhame Arena and pitch in to the construction of a community building at Central Carolina Technical College's proposed expanded campus.

November 14, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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