The City of Camden is partnering with Shred 360 to host a Free Community Shred Day benefitting Food for the Soul on May 19th from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot to the left of City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton Street. This event is free and open to the public. We encourage everyone to bring canned goods for Food for the Soul along with your shredding material.
The city of Camden saw a slight uptick in the number of incidents reported to the Camden Police Department (CPD), but that does not necessarily indicate an increase in crime. If anything, the number of reports probably indicates diligence in both the community and the police department. That seems to be the takeaway from this year's annual CPD crime statistics report presented to Camden City Council during its April 26 meeting.
Leon Prosser, chairman of The ALPHA Center Board of Directors (left), reads the inscription on a lifetime achievement and community involvement award during a surprise presentation to ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper on April 20. "The board feels like he's done an outstanding job serving the community and serving Kershaw, Lee and Chesterfield counties over the years," Prosser said. The award recognizes Napper's dedication and service to the center, for his "untiring involvement and influence in our communities, and the unselfish manner in" which he has worked to better the three counties. Napper, as he often does ...
Recalling a telephone conversation he had with his good friend and Augustin Stable owner, George Strawbridge, several years ago, Austin Brown chuckled as he told the story of the portion of their talk when the two giants of the American steeplechasing industry discussed the passing of time and how quickly the years had gone by.
Traveler, a black Labrador Retriever, won Best In Show at the 80th Grace Episcopal Dog Show, held Saturday at Rectory Square. Shown here from left are Sarah Trapp, Willis Trapp, Traveler, and Cecelia Stevenson, coordinator and Emcee of the Dog Show. Go to our People & Places page to see more pictures.
The city of Camden will offer its second annual Citizens Planning College: Historic Preservation this spring. This course will be specifically on historic preservation. Classes will include a background of historic preservation and explanations of state and national preservation programs. Classes will discuss the Camden's design guidelines and how they are used by the city to advance historic preservation in Camden. The goal of this unique outreach program is to encourage a more informed debate about historic preservation and how it influences growth and development in the city.