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CCRG files to stop Htax for sports complex

Herbert Farber and the Camden Committee for Responsible Government Inc. (CCRG) filed an action at the Kershaw County Courthouse Wednesday seeking a permanent injunction against the city of Camden. The injunction would stop the city from using hospitality tax funds to construct a proposed sports complex that could be run by the YMCA of Columbia.

January 20, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


S-LCOG approves Camden truck route project

Camden's having an S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) approved, enforceable truck route is another step closer to becoming a reality.

January 16, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Drakeford named to NLC steering committee

Camden City Council member Alfred Mae Drakeford has been appointed to the National League of Cities' (NLC) 2012 Human Development Steering Committee. The Human Development committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity and immigration reform.

January 16, 2012 | | Camden


Camden election commission certifies 'Y' petition

Bruce Little took all of a minute to make his report Tuesday night.

January 13, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Citizens on both sides of ‘Y’ issue take to the Web

A new website on one side, a new Facebook page and accompanying blog on the other are reframing the debate about a proposed city of Camden-built, possibly YMCA of Columbia-run sports complex.

January 11, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden election commission chair to speak Tuesday

Bruce Little, the chairman of the Camden Municipal Election Commission (CMES), is scheduled to speak at Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. following a 5 p.m. work session. Both meetings are open to the public and are held on the second floor of Camden City Hall on Lyttleton Street.

January 09, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


New seal unveiled in Camden council chamber

Dot Goodwin said she was in Camden's city hall when Camden City Council was discussing the then-pending hospitality tax several years ago when she noticed something.

December 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City reviews finances, electric projects

Camden City Council focused on financial reports and electric utility projects during its Dec. 13 work session. The meeting was a split one, starting at 5 p.m. ahead of a long 6:30 p.m. regular meeting and picking up again around 8 p.m. that evening. Rickie Tiller of Cantey, Tiller, Pierce & Green LLP, presented a brief report on the city's Fiscal Year 2011 audit. Assistant City Manager Mel Pearson followed Tiller's report with a fiscal year-end report of his own. Those reports were given in the first half of the work session. Bronson followed the ...

December 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Couple file sports complex FOIA requests; lawsuit pending

In February 1974, New York Magazine published a long, in-depth article about the fight between the then-current backers of the existing New York Coliseum and the supporters of a proposed convention center. Among the supporters: Mayor John Lindsay. About half-way through the story, readers are introduced to someone helping the opponents of the proposed project: Herbert J. Farber. Opponents hired his public relations firm to "immediately begin orchestrating the resistance," according to writer Nicholas Pileggi.

December 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


S.C. chief justice visits local group

S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal was a special guest of the Camden Rotary Club at its weekly meeting Thursday, speaking to the crowd of Rotarians on a variety of issues facing the state's judicial system.

December 19, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Camden


City sends petition to municipal election commission

Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham, 29, his voice strained, told a packed-to-capacity crowd at Camden City Hall Tuesday night that he deliberately chose to return to Camden after college because he "believes in the people that raised me in this community to be who I am today."

December 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


A big Arbor Day

The city of Camden and the Camden Parks and Trees Commission honored local outreach organizations during a special Arbor Day tree dedication ceremony Friday at Monument Square.

December 12, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Camden


Petition signatures may be turned in Tuesday

More than five people are already signed up to speak in public forum during Camden City Council's meeting Tuesday. At least some of the speakers are long associated with an effort to get a referendum on a city ballot so citizens can vote on whether to fund the construction of a possibly YMCA of Columbia-run sports complex.

December 12, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Petition organizers try to submit signatures

A group of citizens and others supporting a referendum concerning a proposed YMCA-managed sports complex in Camden said Mayor Jeffrey Graham rebuffed its efforts to turn in signatures connected to a petition seeking the referendum.

December 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden's 'Hot Dog Man' loses appeal

Ward Ratz is setting up The Dog House again, this time back at his first location between Kmart and Big Lots on West DeKalb Street. Ratz lost an appeal of a decision by the city of Camden to repeal a one-year business license he received to operate on Broad Street. During an interview Thursday, Ratz said he planned to set up shop again at Kmart beginning today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

December 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Camden celebrates completion of wastewater treatment plant

About 50 people spent some time Nov. 13 to help the city of Camden celebrate the official grand opening of its new wastewater treatment plant. The plant, which cost around $35 million to build, actually began operating in late-February. The city chose to wait until late in the year to have a ribbon cutting ceremony and offer tours of the plant while it worked to drain the old plant's remaining lagoon. The new plant replaces one built in 1979.

November 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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


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