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9/11: A 'Camden connection' remembrance

"The entire building moved under my feet. Things started moving faster then, and we made our way down to about the eighth or ninth floor when smoke and other stuff started filling up the stairwell." --Brad Bradham, Manhattan, Sept. 12, 2001.

September 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Council to vote Tuedsay on YMCA document

Camden City Council is set to vote Tuesday on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the city and YMCA of Columbia to operate a proposed sports complex the city plans to build on the former site of Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy. The item appears on a proposed agenda for Tuesday's meeting obtained by the Chronicle-Independent Wednesday evening.

September 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Nearly half of anti-sports complex petitioners not in city

An examination of a 36-page petition opposing Camden City Council's proposal to use hospitality taxes to build a YMCA of Columbia-managed sports complex reveals that nearly half of those signing the petition live outside the city limits of Camden.

September 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City council to begin recording work sessions

Camden City Councilman X. Willard Polk is getting something he's wanted for a few months now. Beginning Sept. 8, council will tape record its work sessions. There is also a possibility that formal minutes will be taken of those work sessions.

August 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City moves forward on sports complex

Camden City Council took another step forward on its path to build a possible YMCA of Columbia-run sports complex. On a split 3-1 vote, with Councilman Pat Partin absent and Councilman Willard Polk voting against, council authorized City Manager Kevin Bronson to enter negotiations with JHS Architecture of Columbia to design the complex.

August 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sports complex can be built with H-tax

The city of Camden can use proceeds from its hospitality tax to fund the construction of a proposed sports complex on the former grounds of Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy. That's the opinion of Margaret Pope, of Pope Zeigler Law Firm, who has often advised the city on the legal uses of public finances.

August 22, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Last stand

From Liz Gilland, city of Camden Urban Forester:

August 22, 2011 | | Camden


Staffing the city -- an in-depth report

Slowly, but surely, Camden City Manager Kevin Bronson got his team together.

August 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Salkehatchie service

For a week, in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, a team from the Salkehatchie Summer Service worked to physically improve the homes of needy families in Clarendon County. With hammers and saws a group of 75 high school and college youth volunteers worked to improve the living conditions of 10 homes. Leading a team was Mayor Jeffrey Graham of Camden. Salkehatchie Summer Service is a program of the South Carolina Conference Board of Global Ministries and consists of a number of work camps for United Methodist Youth in South Carolina. Over 50 camps were established this year from May to August ...

August 19, 2011 | | Camden


Pack of dogs kills fawn

Kershaw County Animal Control is working to capture three to five dogs believed to be responsible for killing several fawns in Camden's historic district.

August 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Actress with Camden ties featured in hit film

You may have seen her appear in episodes of the hit television shows "True Blood" and "Mad Men," or even watched her guest appearances on "Glee" and "The Office."

August 17, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Camden


Mayor fields questions on Y proposal

Over the course of the past three to four months I have been asked numerous questions about the city of Camden's intent to build a new sports complex. While much of the discussion seems to be focused on the YMCA as a facility manager, I believe it is important to keep our eye on the primary goal of the recreation facility itself. Below are questions that I most often get asked:

August 15, 2011 | | Camden


Camden Antiques Fair:

Horses and history bring visitors to Camden, but there's another attraction that will revel in the spotlight come October.

August 12, 2011 | | Camden


Residents continue to voice Y concerns

Two Camden residents spoke up about their feelings concerning the city of Camden's proposal to build a recreation complex on the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy grounds that the YMCA of Columbia might manage. The men spoke during the public forum portion of Camden City Council's meeting Tuesday evening.

August 12, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Wastewater treatment plant on track

The city of Camden is on schedule and on budget to complete a new wastewater treatment plant mandated by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

August 10, 2011 | 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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