Mel Pearson will become Camden's new city manager, dropping the word "interim" from the title he's held since Jan. 4 when former City Manager Kevin Bronson left for Rock Hill. Camden City Council unanimously passed first reading of an ordinance authorizing Mayor Tony Scully to negotiate a contract with Pearson during a special called meeting Tuesday evening.
Joanna Craig, executive director of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park, was speechless January 30.
Camden City Council decided Tuesday to stop pursuing Certified Local Government (CLG) status and, therefore, dropped plans to transform the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) into a board of architectural review (BAR). The linked decisions came during a lengthy work session Tuesday afternoon ahead of council's much shorter regular meeting that evening.
The city of Camden -- along with the town of Elgin and a portion of Kershaw County -- could find funding for its transportation projects controlled by an organization with a heavy focus on Lexington and Richland counties, according to city officials.
A crew from C. Ray Miles Construction Company begins work Wednesday at the site of Camden's future Chick-fil-A restaurant on a portion of the Seven Oaks Shopping Center near the intersection of West DeKalb Street and Springdale Drive. City officials said construction may last about four to five months and that the restaurant may be open by mid-May. City Building Official John Burns said Chick-fil-A is spending $1.1 million on the construction of the 4,500-square-foot restaurant.
Camden City Council will once again tackle the prospect of transforming the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) into a board of architectural review (BAR) during a 4 p.m. work session Tuesday.
A portion of the Town Green parking lot was temporarily closed on Jan. 10 to facilitate the replacement of two live oak trees. The original trees had been planted two years earlier during the Town Green's construction. Unfortunately, they did not survive the relocation process and had to be replaced despite the fact that the trees had been properly planted and cared for.
The South Carolina Supreme Court reinstated former Camden City Attorney Charles Cushman's law license in an order filed Wednesday. The lifting of Cushman's law license suspension comes two months after 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson dropped a felony charge of misconduct in office in exchange for Cushman pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of contempt of court.
Epsy Peebles smoothed her straight brown hair back from her face and into a bun at the nape of her neck. The reflection in the mirror showed her plain round face. Her skin was still smooth as a schoolgirl's. Her lips were still full and young looking. Her brown eyes searched her reflection carefully. She was getting ready to have her photograph portrait made with Daniel -- for the first time ever. The appointment this afternoon was a milestone for them. They had finally saved up enough money from the farm income to "splurge" on a permanent image of themselves ...
The Camden police and fire departments expressed concern about Monday's upcoming four-day closure of two key railroad crossings in the city's Dusty Bend community during a Camden City Council work session Tuesday afternoon. Interim City Manager Mel Pearson highlighted the closures and arranged for Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd and Camden Fire Department (CFD) Chief John Bowers to speak to council.
The S.C. Equine Center, located east of Camden near I-20 exit 101, is looking for some help to expand from the city of Camden.
Due to repairs being made by CSX Railroad, railroad crossings at Broad and Lyttleton streets at Dusty Bend will be closed Monday through Jan. 17.
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.
Camden Mayor Tony Scully congratulates 2015 Miss Camden Abigail Zvejnieks (left) and 2015 Camden Miss Teen Olivia Loynes on their recent pageant wins during Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting. Zvejnieks is a senior in the Spring Valley High School Discovery Magnet Program. Her platform focuses on scoliosis awareness and screening and supporting the Children's Miracle Network. Loynes is a sophomore at North Central High School. Loynes' platform is "learning and exploring arts through dance." Congratulating the young ladies with Scully are (from left) council members Jeffrey Graham, Deborah Davis, Laurie Parks and Alfred Mae Drakeford. During Tuesday night ...
It may become illegal for Camden residents to own a rooster. It's one of a long list of changes proposed by the Camden Planning Commission (CPC) to the city's zoning ordinance. The proposed changes are the result of two years worth of work by the CPC -- which met 26 different times -- to modernize, streamline and otherwise make zoning regulations in Camden easier to follow, according to Camden Planner Shawn Putnam.
Camden City Council will recognize the new Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen winners for 2015 during its meeting Tuesday evening. Council will honor 2015 Miss Camden Abigail Zvejnieks and 2015 Miss Camden Teen Olivia Loynes, as well as their platforms.
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