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Final TIF district reading Tuesday

Camden City Council will consider second and final reading Tuesday morning of an ordinance establishing a redevelopment project area tied to the creation of a tax incremental financing (TIF) district in the city of Camden.

October 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Halloween

Get your Halloween thrills and chills at the SAFE Scream on the Green, to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Camden's Town Green.

October 24, 2011 | | Camden


Back to basics

If you suddenly lost electric and gas power, could you cook? A group that gathered at the Camden Archives and Museum recently for an open fire cooking demo could. A demonstration led by Katherine Richardson, newest staff member at the archives, netted roasted chicken, venison burgers, steamed root vegetables, corn fritters and an apple pie by the hands of Deborah Watts and Mel Welch. The visiting, open fire chefs from the Sumter County Museum delighted the gathered crowd of more than 50 spectators with their clothing, preparation and tastings. School children made butter in an old-fashioned crock churn. They made ...

October 21, 2011 | | Camden


Wind gusts cause Camden power outage

For most people, the news came when the lights went out during a bout of high winds Wednesday night. A few minutes later, Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham posted the following information on his Facebook page:

October 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City may annex KCSD offices

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is petitioning the city of Camden for annexation of its new district offices on West DeKalb Street. The former corporate office of Howden Buffalo is one of the few developed properties on the eastbound side of West DeKalb Street between Springdale Drive and Wylie Street not already in the city limits of Camden.

October 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


TIF district ordinance passes, 4-1

Camden City Council's creation of a nearly 127-acre tax increment financing, or TIF, district is another step closer to reality following a 4-1 vote Tuesday night. The vote came after a public hearing on the proposed ordinance that would establish both a redevelopment plan for the district and its proposed borders.

October 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Explore 18th century costuming at Archives

Explore women's fashion during the Colonial period with an expert, Mackenzie Anderson Sholtz, at the Camden Archives and Museum.

October 12, 2011 | | Camden


Bonds Conway 'Little House' to be dedicated

The nearly 200-year-old "Little House," an historic home built by Bonds Conway, Kershaw County's first freed slave, will receive a special dedication Nov. 1 on the grounds of the also historic Price House.

October 12, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Camden


Public hearing on proposed redevelopment area Tuesday

Camden residents will get to have their say about whether the city of Camden should create a nearly 127-acre redevelopment project area, which will also be designated as a tax increment financing, or TIF, district.

October 10, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Faces of the past

Mary Chesnut, author of the famous diary detailing the Civil War from a woman's perspective, has long been a vital part of Camden's history. It is not until now, however, that the public will get to actually see the people mentioned in her historic diary.

October 07, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Camden


Mini-Olympics coming to area

Move over, Rio de Janeiro, the Olympics are coming to Camden and Kershaw County. The Mini-Olympics, that is -- featuring the potato sack race, obstacle course, long jump and more.

October 05, 2011 | | Camden


From Camden to California

When an employee is called into the boss' office, he's probably getting fired.

October 05, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Camden


Kaboom! names Camden Playful City USA

KaBoom! named the city of Camden a Playful City USA in recognition for the community's effort to increase play opportunities for children. Along with 150 other towns and cities, Camden is proud to announce this honor for 2011.

October 03, 2011 | | Camden


Citizens still resist sports complex

Austin Jenkins of Camden, a naturalist and instructor at the University of South Carolina-Sumter, said he supports the city's efforts to build a sports complex and have it run by the YMCA of Columbia.

September 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City sends TIF plan to county, school district

By this morning, Kershaw County and the Kershaw County School District should be in possession of the city of Camden's 35-page redevelopment plan. The plan proposes to create a tax increment financing, or TIF, district -- with the city's proposed sports complex as the anchor -- to fund public improvements in the area.

September 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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