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City to receive $3.8 Million BlueCross BlueShield grant

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.

January 22, 2016 | | Camden


Committee seeking contact information for 1960s, 1970s CHS band members

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.

January 19, 2016 | | Camden


City council recognizes Stone for work with CPD

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.

January 15, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Beechwood retirement center contract terminated

A plan to build a retirement community at Beechwood, a 67.5 acre property on Knights Hill Road, is no longer moving forward.

January 15, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Property purchase, recognitions before city council

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.

January 12, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Neighborhood Initiative Program underway

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.

January 08, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Amy Sheheen named Historic Camden interim director

Amy Sheheen will become interim executive director of Historic Camden American Revolutionary War Site following long-time Executive Director Joanna Craig.

December 29, 2015 | | Camden


Concerns over proposed Beechwood development aired

A planned development for Beechwood, a proposed retirement center, is coming under scrutiny from concerned citizens, including an organization which initially had not opposed it.

December 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Camden selected as host location for film festival

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.

December 22, 2015 | | Camden


Polk honored with Leadership Legacy bench

On an afternoon seemingly tailor-made for such an occasion, friends, family and colleagues gathered in Monument Square on Dec. 10 to honor Willard Polk.

December 18, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


USTA of South Carolina honors Classically Carolina Junior Championships

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.

December 15, 2015 | | Camden


City in negotiations to buy Lyttleton Street property

Camden City Council is pursuing a contract to buy property just down the street from City Hall.

December 11, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Economic incentives, bonds, audit report before council

Camden City Council will consider second and final reading of an ordinance which will allow the city to grant certain incentives on a case-by-case basis to businesses in designated areas of the city.

December 08, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Corbett promoted to Assistant Camden City Manager

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.

December 04, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City kicks off holiday season

Children sang. A band played Christmas carols. The smell of hot chocolate tickled the air.

December 04, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


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Articles by Section - Camden


Alfred Mae Drakeford sworn in as Mayor of Camden

In a historic church in a historic town, her hand on her family bible, Alfred Mae Drakeford took a historic oath of office.

November 29, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Camden tree lighting Thurs.

The city of Camden will kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of Camden City Hall. The public is ...

November 29, 2016 | | Camden


Camden approves first Bailey Bill applicant

Camden City Council held second reading and gave final approval to the city's first applicant for special property tax assessment under the city's ...

November 25, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City celebrates train station rededication

The city of Camden re-dedicated the Seaboard Air Line Railway Depot Thursday.

November 22, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Camden


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