To commemorate National Preservation Month, the Education Committee of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission will hold two walking tours this month. The "Walks Through History" will be held May 12 and 26.
One week ago, a group of 25 Camden and Kershaw County leaders, business owners and others visited Rock Hill to see how that city transformed itself from a dying textile town to a sports tourism destination. The group -- including members of Camden City Council, candidates for city council and representatives from the Kershaw County School District -- visited sites such as Manchester Meadows (soccer), Cherry Park (baseball/softball) and Rock Hill Tennis Center. They also visited the new Riverwalk/Rock Hill Outdoor Center, which already sports a velodrome for Olympic-style cycling and, when completed, will have other amenities, including a YMCA.
Camden City Council will consider naming two city of Camden citizens to the Kershaw County Projects Sales Tax Commission. Kershaw County Council already named Camden's Woody Cleveland and Don Terrell, along with county resident Ray McElveen to the commission. The two citizens named by city council will have the task of choosing the last member from either Bethune or Elgin.
Rock Hill in York County may have 10 times Camden's population in three times the geographic size, but it may be a success story for Camden and Kershaw County to emulate. That's why about 25 local leaders -- city council members, staff and other officials; candidates for city council; school district officials; county officials; business owners and others -- got on a bus at 8 a.m. Monday and headed north to the "Gateway to South Carolina."
The Camden Police Department (CPD) invites Camden residents to a series of community meetings in May. Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd said the purpose of the series is to give citizens of different Camden neighborhoods the chance to voice concerns unique to their communities.
Community members gathered April 17 at Boykin Park for the unveiling of a new Monroe Boykin historic marker. The park was named in honor of Boykin, who was born into slavery but became a community leader after the Civil War. He went on to help form Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Camden and served as its first pastor. Family members were present to unveil the marker which is located on the Campbell Street side of the park. On hand were (from left) Leon Morgan Jr., Clarence McMillan Jr., Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford, Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham, Billy Shepherd ...
The city of Camden's Municipal Election Commission recently certified a third petition to hold a November referendum on whether to build a sports complex. Commission Chairman Bruce Little reported to Camden City Council during its meeting Tuesday night that of the 1,211 signatures on the petition, 1,037 were found to be valid. That is still more than the 717 required to meet a 15 percent standard of city of Camden registered voters who voted in the last election. Little said the commission certified the petition at its April 13 meeting.
Camden City Council will hold a public hearing during its meeting Tuesday night to receive comments regarding its proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget. FY 2013 begins July 1. The hearing will be part of council's regular meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be no 4:30 p.m. work session.
The city of Camden will host a community shred day from 2 to 6 p.m. May 8 in the parking lot to the left of Camden City Hall at the corner of Lyttleton Street and Roscoe Avenue.
The third annual City Slickers Car Show to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 W. DeKalb St. in Camden.
Officials broke ground for Camden City Hall nearly 57 years ago on May 13, 1955. Citizens attended a three-day open house June 1-3, 1956. It cost around $425,000 to build, a very expensive project for the mid-1950s.
Camden City Council passed a non-binding resolution Tuesday night declaring its intent to use the proceeds from the possible future issuance of tax-exempt bonds to pay the city back for work on a proposed sports complex.
It's time once again to for commercial businesses, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools within the city limits of Camden to spruce up for the fourth annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by the Camden Parks and Trees Commission.
As Camden City Council continues to find ways to fund its proposed sports complex, members will consider passing a non-binding resolution Tuesday declaring the city's intent to reimburse itself by issuing tax exempt bonds.
It's time once again to for commercial businesses, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools with the city limits of Camden to start sprucing up for the fourth annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by the Camden Parks and Trees Commission.
For years, the city of Camden has tried to figure out what to do about aging Rhame Arena at the corner of Broad and Bull streets. In the past, ideas have ranged from renovating the facility to tearing it down and building a replacement either on site or elsewhere in the city.
When you want to learn to do something well, it's not a bad idea to get training and advice from an expert. That was the case July 12 when Wateree Gymnastics Center in Camden welcomed Olympic gold medalist and former world champion gymnast Nastia Liukin to lead a day-long seminar and training session for young girls. She won a gold medal, three silvers and a bronze at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, putting her in a three-way tie with Mary Lou Retton and Shannon Miller for the most medals received by a gymnast at a single Olympic Games ...
Camden Mayor Tony Scully is now a board member of the Association of South Carolina Mayors (ASCM). ASCM members elected Scully to the board during the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) 74th annual meeting.
The Camden Archives and Museum is hosting a new exhibit on the Hotel Era in Camden from July 2014 until January 9, 2015. Come explore Camden during the days of the Gay Nineties through the Roaring Twenties and beyond to the days before World War II. It was a magical, new social scene set in the midst of our beautiful, old Southern way of life. Camden's visitors got the best of both.
More than 100 members of the Reed family gathered for a reunion July 12 at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County's Douglas Reed House. The historic location was the childhood home of several members of the family, descendants of Nero and Nora Reed, immigrants from Lebanon.
The multipurpose room in Camden's new Jackson Teen Center (JTC) filled up with cheers from both the stage and the audience on the afternoon of July 10. The cheers in the seats were, mostly, from boys participating in the JTC and ALPHA Center's flag football program. The cheers from the stage were all girls showing off cheerleading routines taught to them by two Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) cheerleaders.
The Camden Coin Club's annual Fall Coin Show returns Saturday, September 27, at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb St. in Camden. The show will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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