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Tree lighting, music highlight start of Camden’s Christmas

The city of Camden continued its long tradition of lighting a Christmas tree in front of Camden City Hall on Friday night. In opening remarks, City Manager Mel Pearson noted that city staff planted the Eudora Cedar tree only two and a half years ago.

December 11, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


A son remembers his father at bench dedication

Despite grey skies and a fairly constant drizzle, laughter from 50 people filled the southeast corner of Monument Square late Saturday morning. The laughter came as Bob Wood brought forth memories of his father, Dr. Paul Ariel Wood. The laughter highlighted the dedication of a Leaders Legacy bench in Dr. Wood's honor.

December 11, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Proposed design guidelines update presented to CHLC

A Boulder, Colo., firm hired by the city to assist the city of Camden in upgrading design guidelines for historic properties presented a preliminary document outlining those updates to the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) during a public workshop Thursday. The guidelines are not part of the city's code of ordinances, but are used to guide the CHLC in making its decisions when considering certificates of appropriateness. Such certificates are required when the owner of a historic property -- whether voluntarily placed under the CHLC's jurisdiction or as part of a neighborhood historic district -- submits a building permit to ...

December 09, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Camden


Camden native inducted into SC Housing Hall of Fame

Trustees with the S.C. Housing Hall of Fame recently inducted Andrew D. White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. White of Camden, into the prestigious honor society for his work in and support of the state's home building industry.

December 09, 2013 | | Camden


Arnett Muldrow to present draft marketing plan Tuesday

Arnett Muldrow, a Greenville-based consulting firm, will officially present the designs it came up with for the city's new "Camden: Classically Carolina" brand and a draft of its marketing plan for the city. The designs, revealed during a public presentation in mid November, include the new logo featuring graphics representing different aspects of Camden life and heritage and a mock-up of a magazine advertisement.

December 09, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Graham honored with Leaders Legacy bench

Tuesday afternoon in Rectory Square, the city of Camden dedicated a park bench to former Camden Mayor Jeffrey R. Graham. Graham served as mayor of Camden from 2008 to 2012. Camden City Manager Mel Pearson welcomed all attendees and praised Graham and his "wonderful family" for their contributions; Camden resident Katherine Brown offered the invocation.

December 06, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Camden


CHLC design guidelines workshop Thursday

The city of Camden is embarking on a project to update the design guidelines used for the city's Historic Overlay District. The guidelines are intended to assist property owners in developing projects in the district that will preserve historic resources, accommodate change and maintain the character of the district.

December 02, 2013 | | Camden


City of Camden tree lighting Friday

The city of Camden will kick-off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony in front of Camden City Hall at 6 p.m. Friday. The ceremony will feature musical performances by a small ensemble from the Camden Community Concert Band and an ensemble from the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County. City utility crews have been busy placing decorations throughout Camden in preparation for the holiday season. Join us and "come throw the switch" at the tree lighting.

December 02, 2013 | | Camden


City council passes electric rate increase

Camden City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase electric utility rates by 6 percent starting with the first billing cycle in January 2014. The increase is necessary, City Manager Mel Pearson said during council's Tuesday meetings, because of an expected 12.9 percent increase in the cost of purchasing power from Duke Energy Progress (DEP).

November 29, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


No more roosters in Camden?

There's a chance that roosters could be banned from Camden. At least, they could be banned from the city's residential areas.

November 27, 2013 | | Camden


Camden Lions celebrate 67th anniversary and years of service

Several prominent businessmen chartered the Camden Lions Club in 1946. Their first project involved raising funds to purchase a new iron lung for the local hospital to treat polio victims.

November 27, 2013 | | Camden


City council to consider 6 percent electric rate hike

Camden City Council will consider imposing a 6 percent electric rate increase to be effective with the first billing cycle in January 2014. Council will take up the possible increase during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

November 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Rectory Square tennis court work underway

The tennis courts located at Rectory Square will be closed through Nov. 29 for a resurfacing project. During this time, a contractor will patch any cracks on the courts and apply a new acrylic surface. The color of the courts will also be changed to U.S. Open Blue.

November 20, 2013 | | Camden


Deal receives Winthrop alumni award

Camden's Johnny Deal received Winthrop University's Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. According to a Winthrop press release, Deal -- Winthrop Class of 1984 and a retired banker from First Palmetto Savings Bank -- "has been a gracious contributor as a goodwill ambassador."

November 20, 2013 | | Camden


Maxway, sewer plant affected city finances

An audit of the city of Camden's Fiscal Year 2013 financial statement reveals that purchasing the former Maxway property and ramping up construction of a state-mandated wastewater treatment plant impacted the city's bottom line.

November 15, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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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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