Camden City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase electric utility rates by 6 percent starting with the first billing cycle in January 2014. The increase is necessary, City Manager Mel Pearson said during council's Tuesday meetings, because of an expected 12.9 percent increase in the cost of purchasing power from Duke Energy Progress (DEP).
Camden City Council will consider imposing a 6 percent electric rate increase to be effective with the first billing cycle in January 2014. Council will take up the possible increase during its regular meeting Tuesday night.
The tennis courts located at Rectory Square will be closed through Nov. 29 for a resurfacing project. During this time, a contractor will patch any cracks on the courts and apply a new acrylic surface. The color of the courts will also be changed to U.S. Open Blue.
Camden's Johnny Deal received Winthrop University's Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. According to a Winthrop press release, Deal -- Winthrop Class of 1984 and a retired banker from First Palmetto Savings Bank -- "has been a gracious contributor as a goodwill ambassador."
An audit of the city of Camden's Fiscal Year 2013 financial statement reveals that purchasing the former Maxway property and ramping up construction of a state-mandated wastewater treatment plant impacted the city's bottom line.
A big dance challenge "brought the house down" in Camden High School's gymnasium Saturday as Camden Mayor Tony Scully and former Camden City Councilman Ned Towell went toe-to-toe during Family Life Outreach's annual fall step showcase.
Arnett Muldrow, the firm hired by the city of Camden to conduct tourism, marketing and branding studies will hold a series of branding workshops Monday through Wednesday. The meeting times, locations and focus groups are as follows:
"It is like we are seeing the threads of a beautiful tapestry woven together," Camden resident Kim Gill said when speaking of the impact Camden's First Baptist Church mission teams are having in Machachi, Ecuador.
November 08, 2013|
By Mary Ann Blaskowitz
Special to the C-I