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City solicits architectural firms for YMCA project

Although Camden City Council hasn't officially decided to build a possibly YMCA of Columbia-run recreation center, city officials have already solicited architectural and engineering firms for their qualifications to build the facility.

June 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Brantley, Aberdeen receive Rochester landscaping award

The house at 1409 Broad St. is officially referred to as The Mathis House. Built around 1810 by Samuel Mathis, the first white man born in Camden, Mathis purchased the land from his brother-in-law and Camden's "father," Joseph Kershaw.

June 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Council, critics react to Facebook shutdown

Some members of Camden City Council were caught unawares when asked for their reaction to the city's shutdown of its Facebook page.

June 22, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City shuts down Facebook page amid YMCA controversy

The city of Camden shut down its Facebook page Friday, leaving several hundred people who had chosen to "Like" the page behind. Suddenly, those friends of the city were no longer receiving updates on Camden events or able to comment on city issues.

June 20, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CHS grad to collect, deliver supplies to tornado-torn Joplin

Ashleigh Hough is not your typical high school graduate. Even though she just graduated from Camden High School in May and will attend Clemson University this fall, Hough has plans to travel to Joplin, Mo., June 26 to bring supplies to victims affected by May's deadly tornadoes.

June 20, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Camden


Council hears from those against YMCA

On the same night Camden City Council celebrated the city's participation in a national health and exercise initiative, it was also hearing just how strongly some people feel about council's proposal to build and possibly partner with the YMCA of Columbia to operate a new recreation center.

June 17, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Mixed reactions at Camden YMCA partnership meeting

Things were a little confusing at first in the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's Douglas Reed House Monday night. Some of the 55 people gathered there thought they would be attending a sit-down public meeting about the city of Camden's proposed recreation center and the possibility of it being run by the YMCA of Columbia.

June 15, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


ATAX on city agenda

Camden City Council will consider Accommodations Tax (ATAX) Committee recommendations during its meeting Tuesday.

June 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Remembering the Y

Billie Jones and Jim Burns both remember the pool table.

June 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CHLC hands out preservation awards

Noting their "comprehensive documentation of Camden's historical, cultural and architectural heritage" in their book A History of Kershaw County, South Carolina," the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) honored Glen and Joan Inabinet with the 2011 Historic Preservation Community Impact Award.

June 08, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Margot Rochester Landscaping Award deadline nears

Her name is synonymous with gardening. Through her work with Master Gardeners and as a gardening author and columnist, Margot Rochester enriched the lives of many both in and beyond Kershaw County.

May 25, 2011 | | Camden


King continues to question city rec plan

During Tuesday morning's Camden City Council meeting, Dr. Charles King II presented the board with nearly a dozen questions regarding the city's recent announcement that it will explore a partnership with YMCA of Columbia to open a recreation facility on the former site of Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy.

May 25, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Camden


City negotiating YMCA partnership

It's not a done deal, but there's a good chance that if a new recreation center is built in Camden, it will be run by the YMCA of Columbia. If constructed, it would be built on the southern portion of the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy site on Campbell Street.

May 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Haiglar-Kershaw statuary

Native American Chief King Haiglar (left) and Camden founding father Joseph Kershaw exchange gifts in this model of life-size statuary that will be installed on the Town Green next year. Like similar statuary of baseball Hall of Famer Larry Doby and philanthropist Bernard Baruch being installed at the Camden Archives and Museum, Haiglar and Kershaw will be sculpted by Mariah J. Kirby-Smith. The model was unveiled during Camden City Council's work session Thursday. City Manager Kevin Bronson said the statuary is being commissioned by John Argis Hagins Jr. in his late father's memory. John Argis Hagins Sr., who ...

May 23, 2011 | | Camden


City council passes first reading of budget

The city of Camden's proposed $37.922 million budget for Fiscal Year 2012 should become a reality on July 1 thanks to a first reading vote Tuesday night by Camden City Council. That vote was unanimous, but the sentiments behind the votes weren't.

May 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Leader of the band

Scott Rush has earned his share of career accolades over the years.

April 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Council to hear ISO survey results

Camden Fire Chief John Bowers will present the results of a recent public protection classification survey to Camden City Council during its meeting Tuesday night.

April 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


CJWL inducts 2015 members

The Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) announces its new members of the 2015 provisional class.

April 24, 2015 | | Camden


Camden to host Humanities Festival April 30-May 2

History buffs, lovers of local culture and people just interested in learning about their community should find plenty to tickle their interest during the South Carolina Humanities Festival, to be held April 30 through May 3 in Camden.

April 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Land of hopes and dreams

If you hang around a horse barn long and often enough, you learn that a young horse's given name or, those still unnamed by their owners, are given nicknames by those who train or ride them.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


Upton Trio performs ‘Amazon Harmony’ for KCSD students

The Upton Trio blended music and imagery to create a special performance at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County recently about the Amazon rainforest for Kershaw County School District students. Pianist Billy Shepherd, violinist Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian and cellist Dusan Vukajlovic performed "Amazon Harmony: The Breath of Life," composed by Kinosian especially for the students.

April 22, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Camden


Santee Wateree RTA makes pitch for local help

Santee Wateree Regional Transit Authority (SWRTA) will continue to provide services to Camden and Kershaw County -- but it needs help from the communities it serves.

April 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


State tourism campaign highlights Historic Camden’s Revolutionary War Site

Kershaw County residents might have seen a familiar landmark on recent commercials and billboards for Discover SC, a marketing campaign from South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. During the commercial, snippets of whitewater rafting, hiking and battle reenactments are shown. The battle reenactments are from Historic Camden's Revolutionary War Site.

April 20, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Camden


Camden budget, bypass, moving forward

Camden City Council dealt with issues concerning its proposed budget for the next fiscal year and a proposed approved truck route, or bypass, on Tuesday night.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Rhame Arena upgrade on track for September

The city of Camden project to renovate Rhame Arena is on track. Construction is slated to start Monday, April 20 and should be done by mid-September, according to Camden Economic Development Director Wade Luther.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City to hold public hearing for FY 2015-2016 budget

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, which starts July 1.

April 13, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City of Camden receives $1.6 million NIP grant

The city of Camden recently received a $1.6 million by the South Carolina State Housing Authority through its Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP). The award will facilitate the purchase and removal of blighted residential structures and improvement of parcels in Camden neighborhoods and adjacent properties in Kershaw County.

April 13, 2015 | | Camden


KC Diamonds host step show Saturday

The Kershaw County Diamonds will host Camden's annual step showcase Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Camden High School gym. The program is sponsored by the city of Camden and The ALPHA Center.

April 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Fine Arts Center supporter Jim Watts passes away

Jim Watts will be remembered for many things, including an effusive personality, sharp intellect, strong work ethic, deep faith and unwavering support of his community. Watts passed away Monday, at nearly 80 years of age.

April 10, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


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