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American Red Cross Month

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 ...

March 07, 2012 | | Camden


Shovels and showers

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 ...

March 05, 2012 | | Camden


Gilland to speak on attracting birds with trees

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.

March 05, 2012 | By Katherine H. Richardson Special to the C-I | Camden


Bridlewood revisited

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.

March 02, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


4-1 vote: sports complex question on ballot

"Should the City of Camden continue with plans to construct a recreation facility and partner with a third party to administer the facility?"

February 29, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Rec facility referendum ordinance set for vote

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.

February 27, 2012 | | Camden


City could seek damages from Htax lawsuit

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.

February 22, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CCC focuses on financing, policing in work session

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.

February 20, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City votes on $36.5m treatment plant loan

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.

February 17, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Archives exhibit showcases ‘Camden’s Grand Gardens’

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 ...

February 13, 2012 | | Camden


Sports complex referendum ordinance Tuesday

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.

February 13, 2012 | | Camden


The state of trees

(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.)

February 06, 2012 | | Camden


NPS extends NHA comment period to Feb. 19

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).

February 01, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


SCDOT shows off truck route, Broad Street 'diet' options

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.

January 27, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


'Y' on hold

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.

January 25, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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CJWL inducts 2015 members

The Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) announces its new members of the 2015 provisional class.

April 24, 2015 | | Camden


Camden to host Humanities Festival April 30-May 2

History buffs, lovers of local culture and people just interested in learning about their community should find plenty to tickle their interest during the South Carolina Humanities Festival, to be held April 30 through May 3 in Camden.

April 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Land of hopes and dreams

If you hang around a horse barn long and often enough, you learn that a young horse's given name or, those still unnamed by their owners, are given nicknames by those who train or ride them.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


Upton Trio performs ‘Amazon Harmony’ for KCSD students

The Upton Trio blended music and imagery to create a special performance at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County recently about the Amazon rainforest for Kershaw County School District students. Pianist Billy Shepherd, violinist Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian and cellist Dusan Vukajlovic performed "Amazon Harmony: The Breath of Life," composed by Kinosian especially for the students.

April 22, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Camden


Santee Wateree RTA makes pitch for local help

Santee Wateree Regional Transit Authority (SWRTA) will continue to provide services to Camden and Kershaw County -- but it needs help from the communities it serves.

April 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


State tourism campaign highlights Historic Camden’s Revolutionary War Site

Kershaw County residents might have seen a familiar landmark on recent commercials and billboards for Discover SC, a marketing campaign from South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. During the commercial, snippets of whitewater rafting, hiking and battle reenactments are shown. The battle reenactments are from Historic Camden's Revolutionary War Site.

April 20, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Camden


Camden budget, bypass, moving forward

Camden City Council dealt with issues concerning its proposed budget for the next fiscal year and a proposed approved truck route, or bypass, on Tuesday night.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Rhame Arena upgrade on track for September

The city of Camden project to renovate Rhame Arena is on track. Construction is slated to start Monday, April 20 and should be done by mid-September, according to Camden Economic Development Director Wade Luther.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City to hold public hearing for FY 2015-2016 budget

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, which starts July 1.

April 13, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City of Camden receives $1.6 million NIP grant

The city of Camden recently received a $1.6 million by the South Carolina State Housing Authority through its Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP). The award will facilitate the purchase and removal of blighted residential structures and improvement of parcels in Camden neighborhoods and adjacent properties in Kershaw County.

April 13, 2015 | | Camden


KC Diamonds host step show Saturday

The Kershaw County Diamonds will host Camden's annual step showcase Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Camden High School gym. The program is sponsored by the city of Camden and The ALPHA Center.

April 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Fine Arts Center supporter Jim Watts passes away

Jim Watts will be remembered for many things, including an effusive personality, sharp intellect, strong work ethic, deep faith and unwavering support of his community. Watts passed away Monday, at nearly 80 years of age.

April 10, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


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