Bill Byars spent his last day as the director of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC) Monday. It marked the third time Byars, who lives in Kershaw County just north of Camden, has retired from some type of public or government service.
Camden resident Chuck Hayes' lifetime of outdoor adventure began growing up in Dillon County with camping and swamp explorations as a youngster. But as a high school junior on January 8, 1951, he experienced a turning point that set a course for his lifetime.
Due to recent reports of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) being found in several public wastewater treatment plants in South Carolina, the city of Camden is asking the public to be aware of anyone illegally dumping waste into storm drains or sewer manholes.
A majority of Camden City Council voted Tuesday night to award a more than $47,000 bid to a Colorado firm to rewrite design guidelines used by the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC). An attempt to table the vote failed, 2-3, followed by a lengthy discussion and a 3-2 vote to award the bid to Winter & Company of Boulder, Colo.
Tree limbs are believed responsible for a more than two-hour power outage in the northeast section of downtown Camden Monday night. Public Works Director Tom Couch said the outage affected the Chesnut Street circuit starting between 8 and 8:30 p.m.
Camden City Council will consider signing an intergovernmental agreement with Kershaw County that would pool portions of each side's accommodation tax revenues to fund a tourism development director position employed by the city. Council will consider the agreement during its regular meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
How to define Camden? That is the central question surrounding a new effort to market the city to tourists that kicked off Wednesday night at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse. Using a series of three "fun" questions, Tripp Muldrow, of Greenville-based marketing firm Arnett Muldrow, got most of about 75 residents to help describe Camden:
This week is Constitution Week in Camden. At its Sept. 10 meeting, Camden City Council presented a proclamation to Shirley Ransom of the Hobkirk Hill chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Organizers of the Camden Antiques Fair will host the event for the third consecutive year in October. In addition to presenting some of America's outstanding antique dealers, the Fair will offer garden displays and speakers. Proceeds from the Fair benefit the National Steeplechase Museum and the South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
When people from other countries turn to the United States' official travel and tourism website, DiscoverAmerica.com, and want to learn about South Carolina, they'll soon see video featuring the city of Camden.
A new exhibit featuring Camden in the Civil War opened Sept. 6 and will run through January 11, 2014.
A community-wide meeting will be held at the Robert Mills Courthouse at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting will inform the public of the beginning stages of the Arnett Muldrow firm's marketing plan for the city of Camden. Arnett Muldrow will gather input to assist with planning efforts for the tourism and city branding.
A simple word change to Connie Francis's 1961 signature tune "Where the Boys Are" could morph that classic into the perfect theme song for aviators. "Where the birds are" seems a fitting anthem for that confederation of sky jockeys who seek the thrill of flight in jets, helicopters, and sailplanes. Those pilots are keenly aware that they invade the natural habitat of birds and take precautionary measures to avoid unwanted encounters.
Camden City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to award a bid to place electric lines underground on Broad Street in Dusty Bend to Sumter Utilities.
In keeping with the projected schedule of demolition for the Maxway building, the above photo shows that demolition is well underway. The Maxway building closed for business in Camden about a dozen years ago and will be cleared by the end of September or early October.
Bob Clithero displays a vintage leather pilot's helmet of a type that would have been used by aviators in the early 20th century. Clithero spoke about Winston Groom's book, "The Aviators," during a recent meeting of the Golden K Club. The book is about three giants of aviation -- Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and Eddie Rickenbacker -- and their enormous influence and contribution to aviation and to the world. All three, Clithero said, were raised in relative poverty and estranged from their fathers, but had strong relationships with their mothers. All three were innovators and mechanical geniuses. All three survived ...
Caroline Catoe is living proof that golden effort reaps golden rewards.
The Camden Archives and Museum, 1314 Broad St., will celebrate the centennial of Camden Carnegie Library on March 9.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, along with help from the city of Camden, is going to shake up a couple of popular upcoming events this spring.
Two new affordable housing developments may be coming to Camden.
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