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.
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.
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.
From Liz Gilland, city of Camden Urban Forester:
Slowly, but surely, Camden City Manager Kevin Bronson got his team together.
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 ...
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.
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."
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:
Horses and history bring visitors to Camden, but there's another attraction that will revel in the spotlight come October.
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.
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).
Tuesday evening, Camden City Council will consider appointing Norma Young to the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC). Young served once before, but is asking to go back on the commission after sitting out a term.
Some people call them arrowheads, some call them projectile points.
The likelihood of a motorcycle shop moving a block or so down Broad Street is less of a possibility now than it was just a few days ago.
About 50 people spent some time Nov. 13 to help the city of Camden celebrate the official grand opening of its new wastewater treatment plant. The plant, which cost around $35 million to build, actually began operating in late-February. The city chose to wait until late in the year to have a ribbon cutting ceremony and offer tours of the plant while it worked to drain the old plant's remaining lagoon. The new plant replaces one built in 1979.
An exhibit on World War I is now on display through June 2015 at the Camden Archives and Museum.
In addition to passing first reading of an ordinance authorizing an up to $4 million bond to renovate Rhame Arena and contribute to the construction of a community building at an expanded Central Carolina Technical College campus, Camden City Council took up several other matters at its Nov. 11 meeting.
A large crowd gathered early at Hampton Park in downtown Camden on Wednesday afternoon for a 3 p.m. ceremony honoring a long-time physician known as "Dr. Mac." About 70 people sat in chairs while another 30 to 40 stood across the street from the house where Dr. Francis N. McCorkle first lived in Camden. Several people were on the agenda to speak. The Camden Military Academy (CMA) color guard became a last-minute addition, representing the facility where McCorkle has served as school doctor for 57 years.
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