Security isn't a problem currently at the Camden Archives and Museum, but may need to be enhanced depending on future exhibits. That's the assessment made by Camden Police Department (CPD) Capt. Mike Stone to CPD Chief Joe Floyd in a Dec. 20, 2012, memorandum attached to Tuesday's Camden City Council work session agenda.
Despite our best efforts at proper planting and maintenance, two of the live oaks at the Town Green will be replaced in the coming days/week. The live oaks have been in decline for some time due to a variety of reasons but it basically boils down to transplant shock. This shock is due to a large percentage (up to 90 percent) of the trees' root system remaining at the nursery when the tree is dug. Transplant shock occurs to all field-grown trees which are dug from a nursery and planted in a new site.
The city of Camden will hold another in its series of drop-in public meetings on infrastructure projects, this time focusing on enhancements to the Commerce Alley parking lot and alleyway. The city is hosting the drop-in from 5 to 7 p.m. at TenEleven Galleria, 1011 Broad St. The meeting will provide opportunity for interested individuals and groups to actively participate in the planning and design process.
The National League of Cities (NLC), which offers a variety of programs to its members cities -- including Let's Move! and a prescription drug card program -- recently began featuring the city of Camden on its website.
Syndicated cartoonist and Camden resident Robert Ariail has been named a recipient of the Berryman Award, a national honor recognizing excellence in editorial cartooning.
The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized Councilmember Alfred Mae Drakeford for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama's comprehensive Let's Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.
Howard Branham stood in front of an exhibit cabinet in the museum wing of the Camden Archives and Museum Friday morning as about 40 people stopped by to wish him well on his retirement. They included fellow members of city staff, members of the Friends of the Archives and Museum and members of the Camden Archives and Museum Commission.
Aside from moving forward with its search for a replacement for outgoing City Manager Kevin Bronson, Camden City Council focused on finances and whether or not to create a board of architectural review during its work session Dec. 11. The 2012 fiscal year ended nearly six months ago on June 30.
The city of Camden held a public drop-in meeting for citizens input on proposed enhancements for key entryways. Areas that are being considered for improvements include entrances located on West DeKalb Street (U.S. 1) and the north and south ends of Broad Street U.S. 521. There are also plans to further develop the South Rutledge Street parking lot (behind Broad Street, south of Rutledge Street) and the Commerce Alley parking lot (west of Broad Street, north of Rutledge Street).
Howard Branham is retiring today as director of the Camden Archives and Museum. Branham began working at the archives in March 1998 and became its director in 2008 following the death of the previous director, Agnes Corbett.
Camden City Council voted Tuesday to table first reading of an ordinance that would reaffirm and amend a procurement policy written into the city's employee handbook. Tuesday night's vote is the latest chapter in a nearly two-year-old struggle over the policy.
Midlands residents watching Steven Spielberg's latest film, Lincoln, may not know that there is a Camden connection to the 16th President of the United States. The fact that his brother-in-law, Dr. George Rogers Clark Todd, is buried in Camden's Quaker Cemetery is likely nothing new to long-time residents, however. With the debut of Spielberg's movie, recollections of the past have reemerged, and Todd is part of that past.
Newly elected Camden Mayor Tony Scully and Councilwoman Laurie Parks will be greeted at their first work session and regular meeting with thick agendas Tuesday. Council will not meet again until January.
The city of Camden will hold a drop-in public meeting Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to seek public input regarding corridor and gateway improvements. The public meeting will be held at Camden High School's Media Center, 1022 Ehrenclou Drive. The meeting will provide opportunity for interested individuals and groups to actively participate in the planning and design process.
This house on Fair Street, owned by Greg Stroud and his family, is ready to greet trick-or-treaters tonight for Halloween. See more spooky examples of what you'll find walking around Camden -- along with other ghastly treats -- see our Localife section.
No trick. No treat.
"This is a town of ghosts … and people like ghosts," Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site Executive Director Joanna Craig said about Camden.
A team which will include Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, KCSD attorneys, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews and CHS head football coach and athletic director Jimmy Neal will appeal the Bulldogs football team's post-season ban before the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) Executive Committee at 2 p.m. Thursday in Columbia.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is responding to claims of censorship after the owner of a Columbia art gallery issued a press release following the opening of an exhibit in Camden.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Camden High School will appeal the S.C. High School League's (SCHSL) decision concerning the incident that followed the Camden High-Dreher High football game on Oct. 17.
Camden City Council will use part of its meeting Tuesday evening to hold a public hearing to gather public input on an ordinance it is considering that would allow the city to issue a no more than $4 million bond. A copy of Tuesday's agenda did not state the purpose would be for the $4 million. City Manager Mel Pearson was unavailable to answer questions by deadline Friday.
Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...
Camden High School (CHS) has been ruled ineligible to compete in this year's AAA state football playoffs after the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) completed its investigation of the post-game incident involving the Bulldogs and Dreher High School last Friday night at Zemp Stadium following a 39-30 Camden victory.
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