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Former mayor, council react to HTAX ruling

Earlier this week, those who supported and those who opposed using hospitality tax (HTAX) revenues to pay for the construction of a proposed sports complex in Camden learned that it would have been legal to use the funds for such a project. Circuit Court Judge Alison Renee Lee signed a ruling Oct. 18, filed Monday at the Kershaw County Courthouse, determining the city of Camden could have used HTAX funds to pay for the proposed two-story 44,000-square-foot complex.

October 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CCCB 2013 kickoff

October 23, 2013 | | Camden


Judge: HTAX for sports complex was legal

Almost a year after hearing arguments in the case, a circuit court judge ruled Friday that the city of Camden's proposed use of hospitality tax (HTAX) funds to build a YMCA of Columbia-managed sports complex was legal. Circuit Court Judge Alison Renee Lee signed the judgment Friday which was filed at the Kershaw County Courthouse Monday.

October 23, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


New additions to downtown

Michelle Torres of the city of Camden Street Department puts the finishing touches on a new hanging basket on Broad Street. It is one of eight iron baskets being hung from light posts on Broad Street between DeKalb and Rutledge streets, and are provided by the Camden Garden Club. "We are delighted to see this beautiful improvement and are grateful to the Camden Garden Club for their investment in our downtown," Camden Mayor Tony Scully said. Each basket is planted with pansies and asparagus fern, which will provide color and texture for the coming months.

October 21, 2013 | | Camden


City sending out RFPs for Maxway site

The city of Camden, with assistance from marketing consulting firm Arnett Muldrow, has prepared a request for proposals (RFP) to develop the site of the recently demolished Maxway building. Camden City Council will hear a report about the RFP during its work session Tuesday afternoon.

October 21, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Salmond leads city of Camden’s recycling team

Camden residents might not know Shelley personally, but he and his crew visit each home every week. Shelley Salmond is the city of Camden's sanitation supervisor with a crew of 14 men and three women who pick up residents' curbside trash, yard debris and recyclables.

October 18, 2013 | Tray Dunaway | Camden


Governor proclaims Byars Day

Gov. Nikki Haley proclaimed Monday as "Judge William R. Byars Jr. Day" in South Carolina. Bill Byars is a Kershaw County resident and recently retired as the director of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC). He previously served in the same capacity at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 18, 2013 | | Camden


A fair to remember

The 2013 Camden Antiques Fair will open Thursday with a preview party and continue Friday through Sunday. This signature event benefits the National Steeplechase Museum and S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. In its third year, the fair has brought hundreds of visitors to Camden while greatly promoting our area as a destination for antiquing, equine sports, visiting historical places and a dose of real Southern hospitality at our local stores and restaurants.

October 16, 2013 | | Camden


CPD officer recognized during city council meeting

Tyrell "Rock" Coleman grew up in Camden, graduated from Camden High School and has worked for some time as a Camden Police Department (CPD) officer. Tuesday, City Manager Mel Pearson took advantage of the passage of a proclamation naming October as Crime Prevention Month to recognize Coleman on his recent promotion to sergeant and his new responsibilities as supervisor of the city's school resource officers (SROs).

October 11, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden Rotary celebrates 86 years of service

The Camden Rotary Club is celebrating its 86th year of operation. Public Relations Chair Susan Witkowski and current President Alfred Mae Drakeford recently took the time to share all that the club does within the local community.

October 09, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Camden


Arnett Muldrow: Camden gaining, ‘leaking’ dollars

Camden has some "very dynamic market things" going on, according to Tripp Muldrow of Arnett Muldrow, the Greenville-based firm hired by the city of Camden to conduct a marketing study, tourism plan and branding effort.

October 09, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden’s Bill Byars supported SCDC as governor, legislature supported him

It's hard to argue with the numbers: the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC) has reduced its inmate population almost to 1998 levels and begun generating a surplus after several years of severe deficits.

October 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Proclamations, resolutions fill city agenda

Camden City Council will take up five proclamations and three resolutions during its regular meeting Tuesday. Council will not hold an afternoon work session.

October 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Arnett Muldrow presenting initial findings tonight

Arnett Muldrow, the Greenville-based firm hired by the city of Camden to conduct a tourism marketing study and promotion plan will return with its initial findings today at 6 p.m. at the Robert Mills Courthouse.

October 07, 2013 | | Camden


Camden’s Byars retires as SCDC director

Bill Byars spent his last day as the director of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC) Monday. It marked the third time Byars, who lives in Kershaw County just north of Camden, has retired from some type of public or government service.

October 04, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Grace Episcopal Spring Dog Show returns May 20

Whether you're looking to show off Rover or just go and have some family fun in the park, Grace Episcopal Church's 81st Annual ...

April 28, 2017 | | Camden


Rev. Hancock retires

This Sunday, the man known by his flock as "Pastor Bruce" will preach his last sermon as the minister of First Baptist Church in Camden.

April 28, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Historic Camden Spring Jam Festival is Saturday

Anna Ferris, Jacob Johnson and The Mobros are three of seven local acts who will take the stage during Historic Camden's Spring Jam Festival ...

April 28, 2017 | | Camden


Young dancers brighten council meeting

Here's a sight you rarely, if ever, see: People dancing during a city council meeting. That's exactly what happened Tuesday night as seven ...

April 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Grace Episcopal Spring Dog Show is May 20

Whether you're looking to show off Rover or just go and have some family fun in the park, the 81st Annual Spring Dog Show ...

April 25, 2017 | | Camden


Burndale’s history filled with tenants

Contractors are now in the process of removing asbestos from and demolishing the old Burndale Shopping Center. Even before work began -- currently focused on the ...

April 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Battle of Camden BBQ Festival debuts May 19-20

The Camden Jaycees will be debuting the Battle of Camden BBQ Festival May 19-20 at Historic Camden. The event benefits the citizens of Kershaw County ...

April 18, 2017 | | Camden


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