Camden City Council will spend part of its work session Tuesday afternoon reviewing a revised list of names for a steering committee connected to new tourism marketing efforts.
There is a chance that there could be up to 300 new homes in Camden by 2018, just five years away, if U.S. Census and other projections hold up. The statistic -- based on a projected 8 percent increase in housing stock from 2011 to 2018 -- is part of a draft revision of Camden's Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
Friday, more than 80 people crowded into the Camden Archives and Museum to help dedicate the first five benches in the city of Camden's new Leaders Legacy recognition program. City officials moved the ceremony indoors due to a rainy forecast. Luckily, the rain held off long enough for honorees and their families to have their pictures taken at each respective bench outside.
Camden City Council granted $60,000 worth of hospitality taxes to Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's McCaa Tavern project on a 3-2 vote Tuesday night, but not before a series of heated exchanges during that afternoon's work session.
Belt-tightening started with the powers-that-be in the federal government, filtered down to corporate America and trickled along onto virtually every part of business in this country with the credo that more needs to be done with less.
Camden City Council will vote Tuesday on whether or not to appropriate $60,000 in hospitality taxes toward the restoration of the McCaa House at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park. Historic Camden originally requested $100,000; council is considering the $60,000 as an initial appropriation with the remaining $40,000 to possibly be granted at a later date.
A Camden Business Alliance (CBA) straw poll of its members show that 60 percent of the respondents are not in favor, or have serious reservations about, a proposed "road diet" of Broad Street. The poll was conducted June 12-19, a week after CBA's quarterly Business Before Hours meeting featuring representatives from an engineering firm and the S.C. Department of Transportation (DOT).
In a letter to the editor today, one reader proposes to turn the old Camden Middle School (CMS) property into a park. At 10 acres, that is certainly one possibility.
Dr. Martha S. Tingen , a native of Camden and Charles W. Linder Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, has been selected to participate in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.
A new shopping center may be built in Camden next to Lowe's on West DeKalb Street.
Brick walls are there for a reason. Not to keep us out but to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. In this instance, the brick wall was in the form of a physical challenge. For Tom Mullikin, being born with what were then described as bone abnormalities in both feet would prove to be a source of strength and perseverance in both his life and career. At first, doctors told Tom's mother he might never walk. He would face multiple surgeries, orthopedic casts and years of physical therapy. Mullikin spent much of his childhood ...
A heavy regular meeting agenda for Camden City Council will include more action on the possible purchase, demolition and transformation of the old Maxway department store at the northwest corner of Broad and DeKalb streets.
Council will consider second and final reading of an ordinance authorizing the purchase
Camden Business Alliance (CBA) members learned more about a proposed Broad Street "road diet" and took the chance to ask questions and voice concerns during the organization's quarterly Breakfast Before Hours meeting Wednesday. The road diet would reduce Broad Street from two lanes in each direction (four total) to one (two total) between York and DeKalb streets, with redesigned intersections, mid-block crosswalks and other enhancements.
The Kiwanis Club of Camden celebrated 75 years of community service in May by participating in an international effort to help eliminate maternal and neo-natal tetanus (MNT). The club celebrated its birthday at its regular May meeting. Members enjoyed cake and listened to Stuart Robinson, a member of the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division's bomb squad, talk about his experiences with everything from robots to the 2006 Elizabeth Shoaf kidnapping case.
The S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the city of Camden through the Tourism Advertising Grant program. The grant is being used to advertise the newly opened Ross E. Beard Jr. Collection at the Camden Archives and Museum. Camden is one of only 57 applicants receiving such grant money this year.
The Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) announces its new members of the 2015 provisional class.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Camden City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, which starts July 1.
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.
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.
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.
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