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Crime stats show CPD, community diligence

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.

May 10, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden

Lifetime of helping others

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 ...

May 10, 2016 | | Camden

The passing of an American steeplechasing giant

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.

May 06, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden

Partin honored with leadership legacy bench

Family, friends, and colleagues gathered in Rectory Square April 19 to honor one of Camden's most dedicated public servants, Pat Partin.

May 03, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden

Best in Show

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.

May 03, 2016 | | Camden

Camden’s Billy Ammons to be inducted into SCACA Hall of Fame

Billy Ammons is head to the hall of fame, again.

April 29, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden

Budget, crime stats before city council

Camden City Council will consider first reading of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget for the city of Camden during tonight's meeting at Camden City Hall.

April 26, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden

Former councilman Walter Long honored with leadership legacy bench

Rainy skies couldn't dampen sunny spirits during the recent dedication of a Leadership Legacy Bench to former Camden City Councilman Walter Long.

April 19, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden

Camden City Council introduces FY 2017 budget

Camden City Council and the public got a first look at the city's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget for the city of Camden during a public hearing held at Tuesday night's council meeting.

April 15, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden

City holding budget public hearing tonight

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing during its regular meeting tonight on the city's proposed FY 2017 budget. The fiscal year begins July 1.

April 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

City to conduct historic preservation classes in May

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.

April 08, 2016 | | Camden

Carolina Cup draws thousands to Camden

Saturday marked Nick Ellis' first time overseeing the Carolina Cup as chief executive officer of the Carolina Cup Racing Association (CCRA). Ellis said the day proved to be a success despite threatening weather.

April 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

City, county no longer recycling glass

Kershaw County and city of Camden residents should take note: don't put glass items in your recycle bin.

April 05, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden

Community Camera - April 5, 2016

April 05, 2016 | | Camden

City moving forward with land deals

Camden City Council moved forward with three property deals during its March 22 meeting.

March 29, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden

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CPD announces new ‘Safety Zone’ service

Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd wants the public to know the department is always seeking new ways to help the citizens of Camden.

October 14, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden

Proclamations, Complete Streets ordinance before Camden City Council

Camden City Council will give second reading and final approval consideration to an ordinance establishing Complete Street standards within the city's Land Development Regulations.

October 11, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


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