With 2016 well underway, the city of Camden is ramping up marketing and economic development efforts with a variety of plans, including new marketing materials and a the installation of additional lighting to the area of U.S. 521 south of Camden at I-20 and Exit 98.
Charles Traynor "Bud" Ferillo Jr. makes no bones about his message: South Carolina has failed its children and much of the cause of that failure lies in large part in a legacy of racism that arose from slavery.
Camden Mayor Tony Scully signed a proclamation praising the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation for a $3.8 million grant to Health Sciences South Carolina to establish the Surgical Quality Collaborative. This statewide collaborative will provide hospitals across the state, including KershawHealth, vital resources to improve surgical outcomes and reduce morbidity. According to a city of Camden press release, the citizens of Camden will benefit from an increased quality of surgical care, including a reduction in surgical complications and readmissions.
A tribute and memorial are in the planning stages to honor William H. Basden Sr., who, in the 1960s and 1970s, made his Camden High School (CHS) marching bands a dominant force in South Carolina and throughout the United States.
Camden City Council, city staff and well wishers bid a fond farewell to Camden Police Department Capt. Mike Stone during council's meeting Tuesday. Stone retired Dec. 31 after 23 years of service to the city. Chief Joe Floyd praised Stone's hard work, ingenuity and ability. He said the city and the citizens of Camden have greatly benefited from Stone's service.
The city of Camden is set to move forward on the purchase of a property on Lyttleton Street. Camden City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance authorizing the purchase of the property at 818 Lyttleton St.
The city of Camden and Kershaw County are partnering with the Santee-Lynches Redevelopment Corporation (RDC) of Sumter to implement a Neighborhood Initiative Program. The program serves to facilitate the purchase, demolition and greening of blighted houses in the neighborhoods of the city and adjacent parts of the county.