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Council to consider revised parks use policy

Camden City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday to adopt a revised park and park facility use policy. The new policy reflects the existence of the Town Green and its unique place in the city's greenspace inventory.

July 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County planner supports 'Complete Streets'

The city of Camden's initial steps to adopt a "Complete Streets" policy received support Tuesday night in the form of Kershaw County Planner John Newman. Newman -- who is the director of the county's planning and zoning office -- is also a representative of Eat Smart Move More (ESMM) Kershaw County. He said he supports the resolution both as an ESSM representative and county planner.

July 15, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


First South Carolinians exhibit opens at Camden Archives and Museum

The First South Carolinians, a traveling exhibit designed by the South Carolina State Museum, will be on display at the Camden Archives and Museum during July and August 2011.

July 13, 2011 | | Camden


Should high school students serve on city commissions?

Three items on Tuesday's Camden City Council agenda are related to a decision by members to recast the Camden Parks and Streets Commission as the Camden Parks and Trees Commission.

July 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Graham named president of new mayors' association

For some time, a number of South Carolina mayors wished they could do even more to represent their cities and towns' interests on the state level. Earlier this year, those mayors decided to do something about.

July 08, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Making inroads in Camden

Several months ago, the Camden Planning Commission (CPC) heard a presentation by Jay Daniels with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control's Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention. Daniels came to talk about something called "complete streets." The idea, according to Camden City Planner Shawn Putnam, is for a community to have streets that serve as more than just conduits for automobiles.

July 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Proposed commission changes criticized

Camden Planning Commissioner Ronnie Bradley said he had never spoken in front of Camden City Council before. He said he felt he had to Tuesday morning because of what he read in the newspaper: an at times heated discussion over the possibility of dissolving at least two of the city's commissions.

June 29, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


SAFE teams with city to offer shred day

SAFE Federal Credit Union, in partnership with the city of Camden, will sponsor a shred day from 3 to 6 p.m. July 13 at SAFE's Camden Branch, 407 Rutledge St. The event is free for members and community residents.

June 27, 2011 | | Camden


Tempers flare as council discusses future of commissions

It started with a recommendation to change the name of the Camden Parks and Streets Commission to the Camden Parks and Trees Commission. That didn't appear to be much of a problem during Camden City Council's work session Thursday afternoon. The only request came from Councilman Willard Polk who wanted to make sure a description of the commission's duties included specific verbiage about city parks.

June 27, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City solicits architectural firms for YMCA project

Although Camden City Council hasn't officially decided to build a possibly YMCA of Columbia-run recreation center, city officials have already solicited architectural and engineering firms for their qualifications to build the facility.

June 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Brantley, Aberdeen receive Rochester landscaping award

The house at 1409 Broad St. is officially referred to as The Mathis House. Built around 1810 by Samuel Mathis, the first white man born in Camden, Mathis purchased the land from his brother-in-law and Camden's "father," Joseph Kershaw.

June 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Council, critics react to Facebook shutdown

Some members of Camden City Council were caught unawares when asked for their reaction to the city's shutdown of its Facebook page.

June 22, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City shuts down Facebook page amid YMCA controversy

The city of Camden shut down its Facebook page Friday, leaving several hundred people who had chosen to "Like" the page behind. Suddenly, those friends of the city were no longer receiving updates on Camden events or able to comment on city issues.

June 20, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CHS grad to collect, deliver supplies to tornado-torn Joplin

Ashleigh Hough is not your typical high school graduate. Even though she just graduated from Camden High School in May and will attend Clemson University this fall, Hough has plans to travel to Joplin, Mo., June 26 to bring supplies to victims affected by May's deadly tornadoes.

June 20, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Camden


Council hears from those against YMCA

On the same night Camden City Council celebrated the city's participation in a national health and exercise initiative, it was also hearing just how strongly some people feel about council's proposal to build and possibly partner with the YMCA of Columbia to operate a new recreation center.

June 17, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Amtrak to renovate Camden train station, grounds

After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

July 25, 2014 | | Camden


City exploring ‘adaptive reuse’ scenarios for Rhame Arena

For years, the city of Camden has tried to figure out what to do about aging Rhame Arena at the corner of Broad and Bull streets. In the past, ideas have ranged from renovating the facility to tearing it down and building a replacement either on site or elsewhere in the city.

July 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Gold medal gymnast visits Camden gym

When you want to learn to do something well, it's not a bad idea to get training and advice from an expert. That was the case July 12 when Wateree Gymnastics Center in Camden welcomed Olympic gold medalist and former world champion gymnast Nastia Liukin to lead a day-long seminar and training session for young girls. She won a gold medal, three silvers and a bronze at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, putting her in a three-way tie with Mary Lou Retton and Shannon Miller for the most medals received by a gymnast at a single Olympic Games ...

July 21, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Camden


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