On the evening of Feb. 17, 1864, the moon cast a white glow over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean near the mouth of Charleston Harbor. The USS Housatonic, the Union Navy's largest ship at 1,240 tons, lay at anchor in the ocean two and one half miles outside the harbor entrance. The blockade of Charleston was commanded from her position. Through the frigid waters the brave, determined crew of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley navigated from Breach Inlet out to sea, moving toward the Housatonic at three knots. By the time the Union lookout on the ...
The award for New Construction within a Local Historic Neighborhood will be given to Albert and Sarah Reed Tuesday when the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission recognizes a historic property and owner for preserving Camden's heritage through historically in-keeping new construction of a structure or structures within a locally designated historic neighborhood.
A woman who once ran for Camden City Council and a Camden woman who plans a return to a pediatric practice will represent the city's interests on the new Kershaw County Capital Projects Sales Commission.
The city of Camden Historic Landmarks Commission awards ceremony, recognizing homes, businesses and individuals for preserving Camden's history and heritage, will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 22 at City Hall in the courtroom. The award recipients this year include the following:
To commemorate National Preservation Month, the Education Committee of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission will hold two walking tours this month. The "Walks Through History" will be held May 12 and 26.
One week ago, a group of 25 Camden and Kershaw County leaders, business owners and others visited Rock Hill to see how that city transformed itself from a dying textile town to a sports tourism destination. The group -- including members of Camden City Council, candidates for city council and representatives from the Kershaw County School District -- visited sites such as Manchester Meadows (soccer), Cherry Park (baseball/softball) and Rock Hill Tennis Center. They also visited the new Riverwalk/Rock Hill Outdoor Center, which already sports a velodrome for Olympic-style cycling and, when completed, will have other amenities, including a YMCA.
Camden City Council will consider naming two city of Camden citizens to the Kershaw County Projects Sales Tax Commission. Kershaw County Council already named Camden's Woody Cleveland and Don Terrell, along with county resident Ray McElveen to the commission. The two citizens named by city council will have the task of choosing the last member from either Bethune or Elgin.
Rock Hill in York County may have 10 times Camden's population in three times the geographic size, but it may be a success story for Camden and Kershaw County to emulate. That's why about 25 local leaders -- city council members, staff and other officials; candidates for city council; school district officials; county officials; business owners and others -- got on a bus at 8 a.m. Monday and headed north to the "Gateway to South Carolina."
The Camden Police Department (CPD) invites Camden residents to a series of community meetings in May. Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd said the purpose of the series is to give citizens of different Camden neighborhoods the chance to voice concerns unique to their communities.
Community members gathered April 17 at Boykin Park for the unveiling of a new Monroe Boykin historic marker. The park was named in honor of Boykin, who was born into slavery but became a community leader after the Civil War. He went on to help form Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Camden and served as its first pastor. Family members were present to unveil the marker which is located on the Campbell Street side of the park. On hand were (from left) Leon Morgan Jr., Clarence McMillan Jr., Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford, Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham, Billy Shepherd ...
The city of Camden's Municipal Election Commission recently certified a third petition to hold a November referendum on whether to build a sports complex. Commission Chairman Bruce Little reported to Camden City Council during its meeting Tuesday night that of the 1,211 signatures on the petition, 1,037 were found to be valid. That is still more than the 717 required to meet a 15 percent standard of city of Camden registered voters who voted in the last election. Little said the commission certified the petition at its April 13 meeting.
Camden City Council will hold a public hearing during its meeting Tuesday night to receive comments regarding its proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget. FY 2013 begins July 1. The hearing will be part of council's regular meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be no 4:30 p.m. work session.