The city of Camden and Kershaw County are partnering with the Santee-Lynches Redevelopment Corporation (RDC) of Sumter to implement a Neighborhood Initiative Program. The program serves to facilitate the purchase, demolition and greening of blighted houses in the neighborhoods of the city and adjacent parts of the county.
The city of Camden has been selected as host location for the EQUUS Film Festival® WINNIE Winners Tour, billed as the world's premier showcase for domestic and international feature films, documentaries and shorts, in which the horse is put center stage.
The U.S. Tennis Association's South Carolina chapter recently honored the Classically Carolina Junior Championships, held annually at the Camden Country Club, with the Jim Russell Junior Tournament of the Year Award.
Caitlin Corbett is now Camden's Assistant City Manager. Corbett, who worked as assistant to the city manager for more than four years, took on her new role as of Dec. 1. The job titles may sound similar, but includes new duties.
Camden City Council passed first reading of an ordinance during its Nov. 24 meeting establishing incentives for businesses seeking to open in the city. Basically, the ordinance proposes to allow the city to be able to grant certain incentives on a case-by-case basis to businesses in designated areas of the city.
The city of Camden will officially kick off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony today at 6 p.m. in front of Camden City Hall. The public is invited to gather and enjoy hot chocolate and holiday music featuring a small ensemble of the Camden Community Concert Band and the combined youth choirs from Bethesda Presbyterian Church.
The city of Camden held its annual Arbor Day celebration at the Camden Archives and Museum on Nov. 5. City Urban Forester Liz Gilland organized the event, which featured musical performances from the Camden Elementary School Choir and remarks from Camden Mayor Tony Scully and Archives Director Katherine Richardson. They city planted a holly tree in commemoration of the day and to honor the late Sarah "Sadie" Kennedy Von Treschkow, the driving force behind Camden's acquiring a public library through the Carnegie Foundation. The library, which later became the Camden Archives and Museum, opened in Oct. 1915.