Although Camden City Council hasn't officially decided to build a possibly YMCA of Columbia-run recreation center, city officials have already solicited architectural and engineering firms for their qualifications to build the facility.
The house at 1409 Broad St. is officially referred to as The Mathis House. Built around 1810 by Samuel Mathis, the first white man born in Camden, Mathis purchased the land from his brother-in-law and Camden's "father," Joseph Kershaw.
Some members of Camden City Council were caught unawares when asked for their reaction to the city's shutdown of its Facebook page.
The city of Camden shut down its Facebook page Friday, leaving several hundred people who had chosen to "Like" the page behind. Suddenly, those friends of the city were no longer receiving updates on Camden events or able to comment on city issues.
Ashleigh Hough is not your typical high school graduate. Even though she just graduated from Camden High School in May and will attend Clemson University this fall, Hough has plans to travel to Joplin, Mo., June 26 to bring supplies to victims affected by May's deadly tornadoes.
On the same night Camden City Council celebrated the city's participation in a national health and exercise initiative, it was also hearing just how strongly some people feel about council's proposal to build and possibly partner with the YMCA of Columbia to operate a new recreation center.
Things were a little confusing at first in the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's Douglas Reed House Monday night. Some of the 55 people gathered there thought they would be attending a sit-down public meeting about the city of Camden's proposed recreation center and the possibility of it being run by the YMCA of Columbia.
Camden City Council will consider Accommodations Tax (ATAX) Committee recommendations during its meeting Tuesday.
Billie Jones and Jim Burns both remember the pool table.
Noting their "comprehensive documentation of Camden's historical, cultural and architectural heritage" in their book A History of Kershaw County, South Carolina," the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) honored Glen and Joan Inabinet with the 2011 Historic Preservation Community Impact Award.
Her name is synonymous with gardening. Through her work with Master Gardeners and as a gardening author and columnist, Margot Rochester enriched the lives of many both in and beyond Kershaw County.
During Tuesday morning's Camden City Council meeting, Dr. Charles King II presented the board with nearly a dozen questions regarding the city's recent announcement that it will explore a partnership with YMCA of Columbia to open a recreation facility on the former site of Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy.
It's not a done deal, but there's a good chance that if a new recreation center is built in Camden, it will be run by the YMCA of Columbia. If constructed, it would be built on the southern portion of the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy site on Campbell Street.
Native American Chief King Haiglar (left) and Camden founding father Joseph Kershaw exchange gifts in this model of life-size statuary that will be installed on the Town Green next year. Like similar statuary of baseball Hall of Famer Larry Doby and philanthropist Bernard Baruch being installed at the Camden Archives and Museum, Haiglar and Kershaw will be sculpted by Mariah J. Kirby-Smith. The model was unveiled during Camden City Council's work session ...
The city of Camden's proposed $37.922 million budget for Fiscal Year 2012 should become a reality on July 1 thanks to a first reading vote Tuesday night by Camden City Council. That vote was unanimous, but the sentiments behind the votes weren't.
The South Carolina State Transport Police (STP) held a ceremony on Friday, May 3 to recognize its top employees for 2012. LaShaune Smith, resident of Camden, was named State Transport Police 2012 Employee of the Year. Ms. Smith has been with STP for nine years. She serves as the CMV Statistician and Administrative Assistant to Captain J.D. Price.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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