Visitors won't be able to help but stop and stare at the giant rifle at the Camden Archives and Museum. At 6 feet long and 90 pounds heavy, the training rifle features an 8-inch bolt for .50 caliber armor piercing rounds. Fashioned at Pearl Harbor, the rifle's barrel is actually from the USS Arizona sunk during the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941, that catapulted the United States into World War II.
According to a study completed in 2012 by Harrah Analytics, INVISTA's Camden site supports more than 3,000 jobs and more than $145 million in compensation and benefits. The independent economic research firm found each INVISTA job generated, on average, about six other jobs in the state. Nationally, INVISTA's nearly 4,500 full and part-time employees in the United States indirectly resulted in an estimated 22,000 additional jobs and more than $1.3 billion in compensation and benefits.
A 605,000 pound piece of equipment traveling to V.C. Summer Nuclear plant in Fairfield County made an appearance in Camden on Wednesday.
All Around Olympic Champion Nastia Luikin will be appearing at Wateree Gymnastics Center of Camden SC's Fit n' Fun Gymnastics Clinic and fund raising dinner on June 24. Competitive gymnasts of all levels are invited to attend the clinic, and the fund raiser dinner, which begins at 5:30 p.m., is open to the public. The fund raiser dinner with Nastia Luikin is being held to help raise funds for gymnastics scholarships for needy children and to help raise funds for gymnastics scholarships for needy children and to help raise funds to cover costs for WGC's competitive ...
A limb falling on a line on Lakeview Avenue caused a power outage Tuesday morning in a residential section of Camden.
It might not happen until at least 2016, perhaps later, but if the city of Camden decides to move ahead with a proposed plan to put a section of Broad Street on a "road diet," it will happen in four stages and take 18 months to complete. That was the word from Ernie Boughman of URS, the city's engineering firm, to Camden City Council during a 4 p.m. work session Tuesday. Council also learned from City Manager Mel Pearson that the city and S.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) has the opportunity to seek perhaps $10 million in ...
As Carolina Motorsports Park (CMP) waits to hear if the city of Camden will provide $24,000 in hospitality tax (HTAX) funds in conjunction with its bid for a 2014 national go-kart championship, a Mt. Pleasant-based company is making a request for assistance for a bicycle racing event at the track.
A rainy day did not deter the Camden Parks and Trees Commission from awarding Grace Episcopal Church the fifth annual Margot Rochester Landscape Award Friday in honor of its memorial garden. The rain only moved the celebration -- both of the garden and of the award itself -- indoors into Grace's Richardson Hall.
The national nonprofit KaBoom! recently recognized the city of Camden as a 2013 "Playful City USA" community for the third year in a row. More than 200 other cities in the U.S. received the recognition for actively providing youth opportunities for play.
Third-graders from across Kershaw County traveled back in to the Colonial era during Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's History Days. The event was held Thursday and Friday at Historic Camden.
Following the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, local emergency officials, including those in Camden, met to discuss the need for security right here at home. Camden Fire Department Chief John Bowers briefed Camden City Council during its Tuesday afternoon work session about keeping the public safe in Camden.
The Camden Archives and Museum received an Award of Achievement at the S.C. Federal of Museums' (SCFM) annual meeting, held in March in Greenwood. The award recognized the "excellent utilization of resources and professionalism" for the archives' "Camden's Baseball Hall of Famer: Larry Doby" exhibit and associated programming. The exhibit ran from July 2 to Dec. 31, 2012, in the Whitely Room and drew much praise from those who viewed it.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, parts of the east coast were devastated. Many people were left without power. States required assistance in order to restore electrical services to affected areas. The City of Camden was one municipality that sent crews to Pennsylvania and New York to provide much needed aid. The City Electric Department sent Jerry Marthers, Duane Dykes, William Peake, Matthew Grigsby, Jeremy Bowers, William Van Hoose and Jason Burr to help restore power.
Residents of and visitors to Camden who want to eat in an outdoor setting may get more of a chance to do so if Camden City Council passes an ordinance creating a new chapter to the city's code of ordinances. First reading of the ordinance is scheduled for Tuesday night.
Every year the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proclaims April as Fair Housing Month. The purpose of this designation is to celebrate the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968. During this month HUD reaches out to the public with the message that "every person has the right to equal choices in housing." In the same way, the city of Camden wants the public to be knowledgeable about fair housing and related practices by defining fair housing, stating what it protects and describing why it's important.
For years, the city of Camden has tried to figure out what to do about aging Rhame Arena at the corner of Broad and Bull streets. In the past, ideas have ranged from renovating the facility to tearing it down and building a replacement either on site or elsewhere in the city.
When you want to learn to do something well, it's not a bad idea to get training and advice from an expert. That was the case July 12 when Wateree Gymnastics Center in Camden welcomed Olympic gold medalist and former world champion gymnast Nastia Liukin to lead a day-long seminar and training session for young girls. She won a gold medal, three silvers and a bronze at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, putting her in a three-way tie with Mary Lou Retton and Shannon Miller for the most medals received by a gymnast at a single Olympic Games ...
Camden Mayor Tony Scully is now a board member of the Association of South Carolina Mayors (ASCM). ASCM members elected Scully to the board during the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) 74th annual meeting.
The Camden Archives and Museum is hosting a new exhibit on the Hotel Era in Camden from July 2014 until January 9, 2015. Come explore Camden during the days of the Gay Nineties through the Roaring Twenties and beyond to the days before World War II. It was a magical, new social scene set in the midst of our beautiful, old Southern way of life. Camden's visitors got the best of both.
More than 100 members of the Reed family gathered for a reunion July 12 at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County's Douglas Reed House. The historic location was the childhood home of several members of the family, descendants of Nero and Nora Reed, immigrants from Lebanon.
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