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.
The city of Camden has been selected as host location for the EQUUS Film Festival® WINNIE Winners Tour, billed as the world's premier showcase for domestic and international feature films, documentaries and shorts, in which the horse is put center stage.
The U.S. Tennis Association's South Carolina chapter recently honored the Classically Carolina Junior Championships, held annually at the Camden Country Club, with the Jim Russell Junior Tournament of the Year Award.
Caitlin Corbett is now Camden's Assistant City Manager. Corbett, who worked as assistant to the city manager for more than four years, took on her new role as of Dec. 1. The job titles may sound similar, but includes new duties.
Camden City Council passed first reading of an ordinance during its Nov. 24 meeting establishing incentives for businesses seeking to open in the city. Basically, the ordinance proposes to allow the city to be able to grant certain incentives on a case-by-case basis to businesses in designated areas of the city.