In January 2007, Lt. Col (ret.) Ross E. Beard Jr. of Camden showed off much of his personal collection of military and related memorabilia during a preview tour of the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia.
Camden City Manager Kevin Bronson tendered his resignation to Camden City Council during an executive session at Tuesday's regular meeting, to be effective January 3. Council hired Bronson at the end of March 2009; he signed an updated employment agreement in November 2010.
The city of Camden was recently honored as the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Planning award by the South Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association (SCAPA) at its annual conference Oct. 19 at Litchfield Beach. The Outstanding Planning award is presented to a project of local significance that shows innovation, quality, transferability, comprehensiveness, sustainability and cost benefit. The city of Camden, with the assistance of URS Corporation, was recognized for its Broad Street Road Diet.
After a nearly year and a half wait, the city of Camden will celebrate the unveiling of a pair of life-size statuary of two of the city and county's most notable figures on the Town Green on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 25.
Come experience the historic charm of South Carolina's oldest inland city, and spread some Christmas cheer to needy children in Kershaw County! The 36th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes will be held Saturday, December 8, from 3 to 8 p.m.
Back in January 2011, Camden City Council unanimously passed an ordinance repealing the city's procurement code. At that same meeting, council also adopted a new procurement administrative policy on a 3-1 vote, with Councilman Pat Partin absent that evening. Councilman Willard Polk voted against the measure after a motion he made to add a section failed to be seconded.
The city of Camden has been unable to locate any written criteria that may have been used by suspended City Attorney Charles Cushman to dismiss charges against municipal court defendants in exchange for "donations" to the Camden City Drug Fund, according to City Manager Kevin Bronson.
To showcase its continued commitment to recycling efforts, the city of Camden is offering a pilot program with a limited number of 65-gallon recycling bins which are 3.5 times larger than the current recycling containers. This allows for more space for weekly recyclables.
Only about 70 people showed up for an "educated voters" forum Tuesday night at Camden High School featuring four candidates for two seats available on Camden City Council. A separate forum will be held Monday, Oct. 22, for two mayoral candidates.
Only a few Camden residents showed up Sept. 27 for a public input meeting on a proposal to transform the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) into a board of architectural review (BAR). Former CHLC member Kay Kinard and a man who declined to be identified joined City Planner Shawn Putnam, CHLC Chair Laurie Parks, current CHLC members Rick Trott and Nancy Wylie, and consultants Cheryl Matheny and Carol Rhea.
A full complement of 28 antique dealers hailing from several states, repair experts, a guest lecture series and a trolley to take Camden Antiques Fair goers on a downtown loop add up to an enticing upcoming event.
Camden City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to name Pope Zeigler LLC and three of its lawyers -- co-founder Margaret Pope, Gary Pope and Lawrence Flynn -- as interim city attorneys. Council also voted unanimously to name Michael D. Wright, of Savage, Royal & Sheheen LLP, as interim city prosecutor. Councilman Pat Partin was absent.