For several months, things have been quiet in the more than year-long controversy over the city of Camden's pursuit of constructing a sports complex. The city purchased property on Campbell Street in March 2011 with the intention of building a sports complex, proposed using hospitality taxes to construct it and began negotiating with the YMCA of Columbia to manage it. The plan met not only with vocal opposition, but legal challenges as well.
Getting ready quickly to fight a fire must run in the family.
Eight people spoke during a S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) public hearing Tuesday at Camden High School (CHS) on preferred alternatives for a Broad Street "road diet" and an enforceable truck route around Camden's downtown.
Second reading of a potential noise limitation ordinance is set to be taken up by Kershaw County Council during its meeting Tuesday.
Mandatory historic designations continued to vex Camden City Council as it returned to discussing the possibility of transforming the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) into a board of architectural review (BAR).
Larry Doby was never one who craved the spotlight whether on the baseball field or, in his day-to-day life.
The public will have another chance to learn more -- and voice their opinions -- about two major transportation proposals in Camden. The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will hold a second public hearing July 10 regarding both a proposed "road diet" for Camden's Broad Street and a proposed official truck route around the city.
The city of Camden recently received a $45,000 grant from South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), and a $64,121 grant from the S.C. Department of Public Safety that will be used to purchase upgraded radio equipment for city public safety personnel.
Camden City Councilman Patrick D. "Pat" Partin will not run for reelection this fall. Partin made the decision official during an interview Thursday morning.
Camden City Council will consider at its meeting Tuesday evening first reading of an amendment to the city's sign ordinance, specifically a section concerning freestanding signs. If passed on second reading at a subsequent meeting, the ordinance would replace Section 157.069(A)(1) with the following language:
Imagine being a little boy growing up at the Hobkirk Inn when its formal gardens, designed by Scottish landscape architect James Crammond, were in their prime. The garden was laid out in a large rectangle with wide paths to run down and nooks and crannies in which to play hide and seek. Tall cherry laurel, or mock orange, arches framed the entrances to the parterre garden and beyond them lay the wide open land and woodlands of the Hobkirk Inn, which encompassed 34.75 acres in its early years. Inman wrote in his autobiography, penned at the Biltmore Forest School ...
Camden City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to amend recommendations made by the Camden Local Tax Fund Committee (CLTFC) in order to continue supporting efforts to obtain U.S. National Park Service (NPS) status for the Battle of Camden site. The battle site is some eight miles north of the city limits on Flat Rock Road. The Palmetto Conservation Foundation (PCF) continues to make improvements at the site and is part of a consortium of groups working with federal officials to obtain the NPS designation.
The Camden Local Tax Fund Committee (CLTFC) will make its first-ever recommendations Tuesday on how Camden City Council should allocate $95,000 to tourism-related organizations. The CLTFC received requests totaling $164,317, nearly $70,000 more than which the committee had to work.
Melanee Harwell-Taylor's special needs class at Camden Elementary School won the 2012 Margot Rochester Landscape Award. Camden Elementary School's Puzzles in Bloom serves as a sensory garden for the special needs class. The award is named after the late Kershaw County gardener and writer Margot Rochester. The award recognizes landscapes, within Camden city limits, that contribute to the beauty of the city. The Margot Rochester award is sponsored by the Camden Parks &Trees Commission.
(The online version of this story corrects the date of Camden City Council's next meetings. Both work session and regular meeting will be held on June 12, not June 5 as originally published.)
Inside its cinder block walls and on its grass field, Zemp Stadium has played host to legendary teams, coaches and players, not to mention a myriad of bands and musicians, recreation department football championship games, championship soccer teams, high school graduations and to, at least, hundreds of thousands of fans.
For the 27th consecutive year, Camden is a Tree City U.S.A., so named by the S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) and Arbor Day Foundation.
Jaws dropped at Camden City Council's Tuesday afternoon work session. Council members, and citizens attending the meeting, expressed excitement over the revelation of what might be Rhame Arena's future. Representatives from the architectural firm of LTC Associates and engineering firm Bobbitt Design Build, both with offices in Columbia, unveiled initial renderings and floor plans for a vision of Rhame Arena that would serve as a gateway to the city.
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