Starting today, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies are no longer serving Kershaw County Probate Court orders of detention for mental health evaluations and commitments within the municipal limits of Camden, Elgin and Bethune. While deputies will continue to handle mental health probate court orders, the change leaves those municipalities' police departments to handle such matters within their jurisdictions.
Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself -- where were you born? Where did you go to school and how did you get the job (originally) as Camden Downtown Manager?
Charles King, owner of Atlas Gym, said he was "disheartened" after reading of the city's possible plans for a portion of the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy property.
The city of Camden has received a $7,190 grant from Heritage Preservation to conduct a conservation assessment.
Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham was recently elected as one of three new members to the Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina board of directors. Elected with Graham were Melanie Cox, vice president of information services and technology at Tire Centers LLC, and Jim Dyeling, president of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.
"Hallelujah!" Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford shouted Thursday afternoon.
Completion of Camden's new Town Green is just weeks away, and the city and a local business have already made plans for the venue's first major event.
"To provide jobs for existing residents and bring new residents to Camden by attracting businesses and industries."
"To construct an expanded multipurpose recreational facility located as close to downtown Camden as possible with partners to operate it."
Camden City Council will not meet Tuesday morning. The meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.
The city of Camden's new S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) mandated waste water treatment plant is on schedule to be completed by an Aug. 2012 deadline, according to the lead engineer with the firm hired to design the plant.
Camden City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday to receive comments regarding the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) mandated wastewater treatment plant the city must build by August 2012.
A note to readers: Hamilton Wright, a California man with Camden ties -- his niece, Anne Bell, lives on Camden's Mill Street -- was a Yale graduate gripped by the history and dynamic of early 20th century Kershaw County; so much so that he wrote a travel feature for the British publication, Country Life, in 1936, when he was 23 years old.
Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland (far left) applies water as a work crew prepares to lower the first of eight oak trees Monday into the interior of the city's new Town Green. Three more oaks were planted that morning; four more were expected to be planted today. Another 12 trees of various types will be planted in outlying areas of the green, expected to be completed by March 24.
Four Camden Fire Department (CFD) firefighters were honored by the city of Camden and their chief, John Bowers, during Tuesday morning's Camden City Council meeting.
Two new affordable housing developments may be coming to Camden.
It's not every day one finds a rare Ferrari sports car parked in front of the Camden Archives and Museum. It's a real neck breaker to drive by and see five of them, with a couple of Porsches, a Corvette and a Lamborghini thrown in for good measure.
Camden City Council will hear several special presentations, as well as consider several resolutions, during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Camden City Hall. One of the presentations will be from Kristin Cobb, director of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County.
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