In a lightly attended ceremony, re-elected Camden City Councilman Walter Long and newly elected Councilman X. Willard Polk took their oaths of office Tuesday morning. They will officially take office Dec. 1. Polk will attend his first meeting as a sitting councilman during a Dec. 9 afternoon work session. His first regular meeting will be Dec. 14.
Among the more than a dozen items on Camden City Council's agenda Tuesday morning will be an executive session to "receive information regarding unsafe building structure." The item was added to council's agenda following a work session briefing Thursday by City Manager Kevin Bronson.
Kevin Bronson will be Camden's city manager for another four years and get a nearly $8,000 raise, bringing his annual salary to $105,000.
The Camden Fire Department (CFD) was twice called to a home on Copeland Circle just outside the city limits Monday morning. The home was deemed a total loss by the time the second battle was over.
More than 40 years ago, a few dozen acres of vacant land near downtown Camden looked like nothing more than just an open field. But when longtime Camden philanthropist Richard Lloyd looked at it, he saw nearly 200 years of untouched American history buried beneath the ground.
Merchants and restaurant owners within Camden's city limits could begin selling alcohol on Sunday as soon as early December. Camden voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum allowing the possibility in the Nov. 2 general election.
The deadline for residential developer Cypress Pointe LLC and the Kershaw County School District to come to terms over the old Camden Middle School property has been extended yet again to Nov. 30. However, real estate agent Robert Horton, who is representing Cypress Pointe said he doesn't believe it will take the full 30 days for things to be worked out.
Camden City Council showed its support of the fight against homelessness and hunger beyond merely making a proclamation Tuesday morning. It did proclaim the week of Nov. 14-20 as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, but with Councilman Pat Partin's lead, it also lauded the efforts of those organizations, especially Food for the Soul.
Fun and thrills will greet Kershaw County youngsters at the Broad Street Trick-or-Treat, to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Camden.
"We got the bigger of the two fish," said Kevin Bronson, Camden's city manager, to members of Camden City Council during a work session Thursday.
The city of Camden is asking its water customers to voluntarily eliminate non-essential water use and limit discretionary uses like lawn irrigation to off-peak times.
State Tree Service, the contractor selected by the city of Camden to remove hazardous trees under a tree mitigation grant, began work Thursday along Lyttleton Street.
Cypress Pointe LLC, under contract to purchase the old Camden Middle School (CMS) site, was to have completed its due diligence on the property by Sept. 30. The developer was given an additional 30 days by the Kershaw County School District, until Oct. 31, to complete the process, according to Robert Horton with Re/Max real estate company, who is representing Cypress Pointe. He said they are still working through contractual issues.
KershawHealth and the Downtown Camden Guild (DCG) are gearing up for this year's Broad Street Trick-or-Treat to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 30 in downtown Camden.
Looking out her display window while creating a paper maché snowman, Melissa Goodale has seen something that was a nuisance turn into what she says is a real problem.
What started as a simple collection of antique vehicle license plates has grown over the years into a vast array of classic and unique tools lining the walls of the shop Bill Self of Camden uses to restore classic cars. Self said he started collecting many years ago.
It should have been the perfect ending to a festive Friday night at Zemp Stadium. A Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football victory over once-beaten Dreher, which put them in a four-way tie atop the Region 4-AAA standings, came after a pre-game and halftime tribute to the school's 1964 AAA state championship team.
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