The Lil' Diamonds are all grown up into the Kershaw County Diamonds and will be the stars of the show for Camden's annual step show, the 2013 Mayor's Cup. For the first time ever, the show will be held at Camden High School, March 2 starting at 6 p.m.
Mel Pearson will become Camden's new city manager, dropping the word "interim" from the title he's held since Jan. 4 when former City Manager Kevin Bronson left for Rock Hill. Camden City Council unanimously passed first reading of an ordinance authorizing Mayor Tony Scully to negotiate a contract with Pearson during a special called meeting Tuesday evening.
Camden City Council decided Tuesday to stop pursuing Certified Local Government (CLG) status and, therefore, dropped plans to transform the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) into a board of architectural review (BAR). The linked decisions came during a lengthy work session Tuesday afternoon ahead of council's much shorter regular meeting that evening.
The city of Camden -- along with the town of Elgin and a portion of Kershaw County -- could find funding for its transportation projects controlled by an organization with a heavy focus on Lexington and Richland counties, according to city officials.
A crew from C. Ray Miles Construction Company begins work Wednesday at the site of Camden's future Chick-fil-A restaurant on a portion of the Seven Oaks Shopping Center near the intersection of West DeKalb Street and Springdale Drive. City officials said construction may last about four to five months and that the restaurant may be open by mid-May. City Building Official John Burns said Chick-fil-A is spending $1.1 million on the construction of the 4,500-square-foot restaurant.
A portion of the Town Green parking lot was temporarily closed on Jan. 10 to facilitate the replacement of two live oak trees. The original trees had been planted two years earlier during the Town Green's construction. Unfortunately, they did not survive the relocation process and had to be replaced despite the fact that the trees had been properly planted and cared for.
The South Carolina Supreme Court reinstated former Camden City Attorney Charles Cushman's law license in an order filed Wednesday. The lifting of Cushman's law license suspension comes two months after 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson dropped a felony charge of misconduct in office in exchange for Cushman pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of contempt of court.
Epsy Peebles smoothed her straight brown hair back from her face and into a bun at the nape of her neck. The reflection in the mirror showed her plain round face. Her skin was still smooth as a schoolgirl's. Her lips were still full and young looking. Her brown eyes searched her reflection carefully. She was getting ready to have her photograph portrait made with Daniel -- for the first time ever. The appointment this afternoon was a milestone for them. They had finally saved up enough money from the farm income to "splurge" on a permanent image of themselves ...
The Camden police and fire departments expressed concern about Monday's upcoming four-day closure of two key railroad crossings in the city's Dusty Bend community during a Camden City Council work session Tuesday afternoon. Interim City Manager Mel Pearson highlighted the closures and arranged for Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd and Camden Fire Department (CFD) Chief John Bowers to speak to council.
Security isn't a problem currently at the Camden Archives and Museum, but may need to be enhanced depending on future exhibits. That's the assessment made by Camden Police Department (CPD) Capt. Mike Stone to CPD Chief Joe Floyd in a Dec. 20, 2012, memorandum attached to Tuesday's Camden City Council work session agenda.
Despite our best efforts at proper planting and maintenance, two of the live oaks at the Town Green will be replaced in the coming days/week. The live oaks have been in decline for some time due to a variety of reasons but it basically boils down to transplant shock. This shock is due to a large percentage (up to 90 percent) of the trees' root system remaining at the nursery when the tree is dug. Transplant shock occurs to all field-grown trees which are dug from a nursery and planted in a new site.
January 04, 2013|
Special to the C-I
Camden City Council will consider Tuesday whether or not to accept a recommendation by the Camden Planning Commission (CPC) to reclassify Beechwood Plantation's planned development district (PDD) zoning to PDD - Retirement Community.
The Camden Planning Commission (CPC) unanimously approved a request to rezone Beechwood's original Planned Development District (PDD) zoning to PDD - Retirement Village during its meeting Tuesday. In addition, the commission approved adding a 3.5 acre parcel adjacent to Beechwood fronting S.C. 97 (John G. Richards Road) to the PDD.