Several months ago, the Camden Planning Commission (CPC) heard a presentation by Jay Daniels with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control's Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention. Daniels came to talk about something called "complete streets." The idea, according to Camden City Planner Shawn Putnam, is for a community to have streets that serve as more than just conduits for automobiles.
Camden Planning Commissioner Ronnie Bradley said he had never spoken in front of Camden City Council before. He said he felt he had to Tuesday morning because of what he read in the newspaper: an at times heated discussion over the possibility of dissolving at least two of the city's commissions.
SAFE Federal Credit Union, in partnership with the city of Camden, will sponsor a shred day from 3 to 6 p.m. July 13 at SAFE's Camden Branch, 407 Rutledge St. The event is free for members and community residents.
It started with a recommendation to change the name of the Camden Parks and Streets Commission to the Camden Parks and Trees Commission. That didn't appear to be much of a problem during Camden City Council's work session Thursday afternoon. The only request came from Councilman Willard Polk who wanted to make sure a description of the commission's duties included specific verbiage about city parks.
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.
The appearance Wednesday of a small traveling zoo in Camden provided some residents the chance to see, close up, certain animals they might only ever encounter on television or the Internet. Other residents, however, expressed dismay that such an exhibit was allowed to come to Camden much less exist at all.
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 ...
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