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Petition organizers try to submit signatures

A group of citizens and others supporting a referendum concerning a proposed YMCA-managed sports complex in Camden said Mayor Jeffrey Graham rebuffed its efforts to turn in signatures connected to a petition seeking the referendum.

December 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden's 'Hot Dog Man' loses appeal

Ward Ratz is setting up The Dog House again, this time back at his first location between Kmart and Big Lots on West DeKalb Street. Ratz lost an appeal of a decision by the city of Camden to repeal a one-year business license he received to operate on Broad Street. During an interview Thursday, Ratz said he planned to set up shop again at Kmart beginning today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

December 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Family remembers Charles McGuirt's love for children

Charles McQuirt took great pride in being from Camden. He was born and raised in Kershaw County and after earning both a B.A. and M.S. from Georgia Tech School of Aerospace Engineering and later a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at Purdue University's School of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Engineering Sciences, he returned to his home town.

November 28, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Camden


'Horses, History, Heritage'

Camden's "horse history" in a nutshell.

November 25, 2011 | | Camden


Voter registration, citizens group won't release petition

The Kershaw County Voter Registration Office and a citizens group both denied requests to release copies of signatures on a referendum petition to the Chronicle-Independent.

November 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sports complex clears 4-1 design vote

On a split, 4-1, vote Tuesday morning, Camden City Council chose to move forward with a "full facility" option for the proposed construction of a new sports complex. That complex is likely to be managed by the YMCA of Columbia.

November 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden sports complex design to be revealed Tuesday

Camden City Council and citizens will finally get to see what a proposed sports complex might look like during council's meeting Tuesday. That's when council's Sports Complex Advisory Committee will present plans designed by JHS Architecture Integrated Design. The committee will also present two design alternatives based on JHS' full plans.

November 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Finding the balance (Part II)

Few people attending a two-day charrette on a proposed "road diet" for Broad Street between York and DeKalb streets like the way Camden's main street looks today. More people participating in the series of meetings chose a recent photograph of Broad Street -- four lanes of black pavement with little landscaping features -- as the third-most unappealing photograph out of a series of approximately 30 streetscapes.

November 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Doggone trouble

When Ward Ratz lost his job at Swisher Hygiene nearly two years ago, he was left with no source of income, no retirement and no pension.

November 16, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Camden


Orders accepted for Price House pecans

Like jingle bells, the Price House Commission's annual pecan sale signals the approach of the holiday season.

November 16, 2011 | | Camden


Finding the balance

Some 40 people crowded into one of Newman Furniture's former downtown homes Monday night to hear first-hand -- and respond to -- some of the ideas for putting a section of Broad Street on a "road diet." First proposed within Duany Plater-Zyberk's (DPZ) 2008 vision plan for Camden, the basic idea is to calm traffic on Broad Street between DeKalb and York streets by narrowing the U.S. highway from four lanes to two and, possibly, introduce angled parking. A summary meeting was scheduled for Tuesday night in the same location at 6 p.m.

November 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Rec complex opponents ask for referendum

Camden City Council must now decide if it will place a referendum on city ballots asking if residents want the city of Camden to proceed with plans to construct a possibly YMCA of Columbia-run sports complex.

November 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City to officially consider annexing school district office

Camden City Council will officially consider Tuesday annexing the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) new offices on West DeKalb Street. Council accepted the district's petition in mid-October, sending it on to the Camden Planning Commission for review. The commission did so at its Oct. 26 meeting, returning it to council for formal consideration.

November 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Deadline Nov. 17 for TIF court challenge

On Oct. 25, Camden City Council, 4-1, passed second reading and final adoption of an ordinance designating a redevelopment project area tied to the creation of a tax incremental financing (TIF) district. The district, a 127-acre area along West DeKalb Street, will now be targeted for redevelopment by the city in the hopes of spurring private investors to do the same. An "anchor" of the TIF district is the proposed construction of a sports complex that may be managed by the YMCA of Columbia.

November 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Broad St. 'road diet' meetings Nov. 14-15

The city of Camden, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will conduct a planning charrette Nov. 14-15 to kick off the Broad Street "road diet" project. All charrette activities will be held at 1034 Broad St.

November 04, 2011 | | Camden


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The faith, hope and love of Reid Buckley

It is hard to remember when Reid Buckley wasn't a part of my life, so prominent and life-altering a place he occupied the past 20 years or so. Not only was he a cherished friend but he also held the distinction of being the only person ever to fire me.

April 23, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Special to the C-I | Camden


Playground upgrade

The city of Camden recently installed this new playground equipment at City Arena Park at the corner of Bull and Market streets across from Zemp Stadium. A $23,526 S.C. Parks and Recreation Department grant, along with $5,881 in matching city funds, paid not only for the play structure but a new swing set, timber borders and fall-zone mulch. "We are excited to provide all these needed improvements for the neighborhood children and are thankful to our local legislators for supporting our grant applications for this project," Camden Mayor Tony Scully said. Improvements to Edgewood Park at Elmore ...

April 23, 2014 | | Camden


City council cancels this Tuesday’s meeting

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Camden City Council set for tomorrow evening has been cancelled. Council will still have the scheduled work session meeting at 4 p.m.

April 21, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Camden


Ed Royall named BSA’s KC citizen of the year

By HALEY ATKINSON

April 18, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Camden


Jack Brantley receives DAR Community Service Award

Special to the C-I, by PADDY BELL

April 18, 2014 | Paddy Bell | Camden


Remembering Reid Buckley

By GLENN TUCKER

April 18, 2014 | Glenn Tucker | Camden


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