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City hall showing her age

Officials broke ground for Camden City Hall nearly 57 years ago on May 13, 1955. Citizens attended a three-day open house June 1-3, 1956. It cost around $425,000 to build, a very expensive project for the mid-1950s.

April 16, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CCC passes non-binding bond resolution

Camden City Council passed a non-binding resolution Tuesday night declaring its intent to use the proceeds from the possible future issuance of tax-exempt bonds to pay the city back for work on a proposed sports complex.

April 13, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Margot Rochester Landscaping Award nominations accepted

It's time once again to for commercial businesses, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools within the city limits of Camden to spruce up for the fourth annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by the Camden Parks and Trees Commission.

April 11, 2012 | | Camden


Camden could issue bonds for sports complex

As Camden City Council continues to find ways to fund its proposed sports complex, members will consider passing a non-binding resolution Tuesday declaring the city's intent to reimburse itself by issuing tax exempt bonds.

April 09, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Landscaping award nominations accepted

It's time once again to for commercial businesses, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools with the city limits of Camden to start sprucing up for the fourth annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by the Camden Parks and Trees Commission.

April 04, 2012 | | Camden


Bridlewood changes pass first reading

Frank Trapp isn't against Bridlewood Farms being allowed to increase the number of lots the development might be able to sell from 16 to 42. He just wants something done with the place. Trapp lives on Davie Lane in the Springdale community, just a block or so away from Bridlewood Farms on Springdale Drive.

March 30, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Council to consider Bridlewood PDD request

Camden City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a request to amend plans for the Bridlewood Farms residential development on Springdale Drive.

March 26, 2012 | | Camden


CPC looks at zoning law changes

The Camden Planning Commission (CPC) spent nearly 90 minutes at its Feb. 28 meeting discussing possible changes to the city of Camden's zoning ordinance, specifically in terms of landscaping and tree preservation -- a term that was ultimately rephrased as tree conservation.

March 09, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Correction/clarification

In the March 2 edition of the Chronicle-Independent, Harold V. Pickrel III was identified as the developer of Bridlewood Farms on Springdale Drive. It should be clarified that Pickrel is the managing partner of BWF LLC, which is developing the property. It should further be clarified that a figure of "$1 million each" for the original number of 16 lots was based on 2008 information where the lots would sell for between $200,000 to $300,000 and the end value of each property, including homes, could come to $1 million.

March 07, 2012 | | Camden


American Red Cross Month

Board members of the local American Red Cross join Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham (first row, third from right) and Camden City Council members (second row, from left) Willard Polk, Walter Long, Pat Partin and Alfred Mae Drakeford as they issue a proclamation recognizing the month of March as American Red Cross month in the city of Camden. Since July 1, 2011, the local Red Cross has provided emergency support to 28 families who were fire victims, trained 327 children in disaster preparedness, and collected 866 pints of blood. Joining Graham and city council are board members (from left) Laura Battiata ...

March 07, 2012 | | Camden


Shovels and showers

The city of Camden broke ground on its new wastewater treatment plant on a rainy morning Feb. 27. The plant will cost an estimated $34 million to build and is being constructed over the city's existing lagoon-style plant. Handling golden shovels are (from left) Camden City Manager Kevin Bronson, Assistant City Manager Mel Pearson, URS Project Engineer Keith Cannon, Camden City Councilman Walter Long, City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford, Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham, S.C. State House Representative Laurie Slade Funderburk, URS Vice President Tom Haselden, Director of Public Works Tom Couch, Assistant Director of Public Works Sam Davis ...

March 05, 2012 | | Camden


Gilland to speak on attracting birds with trees

I never really gave it much thought. Birds were always around my house and yard while growing up on then-rural James Island near Charleston.

March 05, 2012 | By Katherine H. Richardson Special to the C-I | Camden


Bridlewood revisited

Nearly four years ago, residents of the relatively small, quiet Springdale neighborhood -- appropriately located off Springdale Drive -- woke up to find a large wooded property across Cornwallis Avenue wasn't very wooded anymore.

March 02, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


4-1 vote: sports complex question on ballot

"Should the City of Camden continue with plans to construct a recreation facility and partner with a third party to administer the facility?"

February 29, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Rec facility referendum ordinance set for vote

Camden City Council will take the next step at its meeting Tuesday toward putting the question of construction of a proposed recreation facility to voters.

February 27, 2012 | | Camden


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Churches host 9/11 service at Kershaw County Courthouse

Four churches came together for their fourth annual 9/11 memorial service on Sept. 11 to mark the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001. About 50 people showed up for the service, held at noon in front of the Kershaw County Courthouse on Broad Street in Camden.

September 19, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


LeMons parade, block Party return to Camden

Racers, start your engines! The 24 Hours of LeMons race returns to the Carolina Motorsports Park this weekend, giving less-than-professional drivers in less-than-$500 contraptions the chance to show what they're made of.

September 17, 2014 | | Camden


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