The Kershaw County Transportation Committee (KCTC) is providing the city of Camden's truck bypass project an unexpected boost: $500,000 in state C-funds. During Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting, City Manager Mel Pearson said the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) recently informed the KCTC its request for the $500,000 allocation had been approved.
Camden Economic Development Director Wade Luther is leaving the position he's held since 2009, effective Sept. 11. Camden City Council officially accepted Luther's resignation during its meeting Tuesday, and thanked Luther for his work and accomplishments.
Eighteen boys and girls from Uganda will perform in concert at Camden's Bethel Worship Center on Sept. 20. The children are members of the African Children's choir which has performed for a variety of audiences from heads of state to local church congregations.
With long leaf pines whispering on a hot and breezy August morning, it was easy to picture gleaming bayonets, the flash of musket fire and hear the sounds of furious early morning combat which took place 235 years ago.
Camden City Council took its official first steps in making changes to some of the city's boards and commissions during its Aug. 11 meeting. Council's actions stemmed from staff presentations and recommendations made during a July 14 work session.
First Community Bank edged out Julian Burns' Generals in two hard fought, fast paced games to win the Jackson Teen Center/ALPHA Center Summer Basketball League Championship. The best of three tournament, played Thursday night in the Camden High School gym, was an exciting end to a fun and successful summer.
A powerful thunderstorm knocked out power to most if not all of Camden on Thursday night, along with other city of Camden electric customers. Blinding lightning flashes struck around the city, causing minor damage at KershawHealth and, possibly setting fire to a barn on Firetower Farm Road.
August 10, 2015|
By Martin L. Cahn and Jim Tatum