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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
"Should the City of Camden continue with plans to construct a recreation facility and partner with a third party to administer the facility?"
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.
The city of Camden could seek damages for any delays caused by a legal action attempting to prevent the use of hospitality taxes to construct a proposed sports complex on the former site of Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy.
As has become custom in recent months, Camden City Council conducted a work session just ahead of its Feb. 14 meeting. In addition to getting a handle on that evening's regular meeting, council received two important briefings.
A unanimous vote to seek a $36.5 million loan to construct a S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)-mandated wastewater treatment plant and a split vote to award a more than $34 million construction bid to build the plant were the highlights of one of the longest Camden City Council meetings on record Tuesday evening. The work session began at 5 p.m.; the regular meeting ended after 9:15 p.m.
Gardening on a grand scale was a hallmark of Camden from the 1840s through the 1940s. Be a time traveler and imagine going to see a 32-acre garden wonderland with long sand paths passing under manicured green arches of cherry laurel, cassena, and holly. Along your walk you pass shrubs carefully clipped to make topiary shapes. Take in the scent of the Cherokee Rose hedges which encircle the whole garden. Linger in the shade of the grand magnolias and Cedars of Lebanon. Picture a terraced walkway with green arches above your head at each set of steps. At the bottom ...
First reading of an ordinance to place a referendum question on construction of a recreation facility on the November general election ballot will be on the table at Camden City Council's meeting Tuesday.
(The Chronicle-Independent recently asked Liz Gillard, Camden urban forester, to share an update based on the state of trees in Camden when she came onboard nearly a year and a half ago and where things stand today.)
The National Park Service (NPS) recently announced the extension of a deadline for those wishing to comment on a recent draft study concerning the proposed Southern Campaign of the Revolution National Heritage Area (NHA).
Several hundred people drifted in small groups from display to display around Camden High School's cafeteria Tuesday night. Local government and school district officials, members of the Camden Police Department, business men and women, history proponents and Camden-area residents studied and discussed options for a proposed truck route and a "road diet" for a section of Broad Street.
The city of Camden will hold a referendum asking voters to choose if they wish to move forward with a proposed sports complex and if it should be run by a nonprofit organization such as the YMCA of Columbia. The measure will be placed before Camden voters during November's general election. The decision came in the latter portion of a lengthy Camden City Council meeting Tuesday morning that ended with a woman demanding to be heard who had to be asked to leave the chamber.
Camden City Council will recognize outgoing councilmen Walter Long and Willard Polk as they attend their last meeting Tuesday night. Long and Polk chose not to run for reelection. Voters elected former mayor Jeffrey Graham and Deborah Davis as Long and Polk's replacements. They are tentatively scheduled to be sworn in at 5 p.m. Dec. 1, and will take their seats on council at its Dec. 9 meeting.
About 50 people spent some time Nov. 13 to help the city of Camden celebrate the official grand opening of its new wastewater treatment plant. The plant, which cost around $35 million to build, actually began operating in late-February. The city chose to wait until late in the year to have a ribbon cutting ceremony and offer tours of the plant while it worked to drain the old plant's remaining lagoon. The new plant replaces one built in 1979.
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