This week is Constitution Week in Camden. At its Sept. 10 meeting, Camden City Council presented a proclamation to Shirley Ransom of the Hobkirk Hill chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Organizers of the Camden Antiques Fair will host the event for the third consecutive year in October. In addition to presenting some of America's outstanding antique dealers, the Fair will offer garden displays and speakers. Proceeds from the Fair benefit the National Steeplechase Museum and the South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
When people from other countries turn to the United States' official travel and tourism website, DiscoverAmerica.com, and want to learn about South Carolina, they'll soon see video featuring the city of Camden.
A new exhibit featuring Camden in the Civil War opened Sept. 6 and will run through January 11, 2014.
A community-wide meeting will be held at the Robert Mills Courthouse at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting will inform the public of the beginning stages of the Arnett Muldrow firm's marketing plan for the city of Camden. Arnett Muldrow will gather input to assist with planning efforts for the tourism and city branding.
A simple word change to Connie Francis's 1961 signature tune "Where the Boys Are" could morph that classic into the perfect theme song for aviators. "Where the birds are" seems a fitting anthem for that confederation of sky jockeys who seek the thrill of flight in jets, helicopters, and sailplanes. Those pilots are keenly aware that they invade the natural habitat of birds and take precautionary measures to avoid unwanted encounters.
Camden City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to award a bid to place electric lines underground on Broad Street in Dusty Bend to Sumter Utilities.
In keeping with the projected schedule of demolition for the Maxway building, the above photo shows that demolition is well underway. The Maxway building closed for business in Camden about a dozen years ago and will be cleared by the end of September or early October.
Arnett Muldrow & Associates Ltd., the Greenville-based marketing firm contracted by the city of Camden to create a tourism plan, market assessment and branding plan for the city, will kick off its work with a public input meeting Sept 18.
The city of Camden may spend more than $630,000 to for utility and other improvements to both Dusty Bend and two locations in downtown Camden.
A record number of visitors walked through the doors of the Camden Archives and Museum during the city of Camden's 2012-13 fiscal year. During a Camden City Council work session Thursday afternoon, Archives Director Katherine Richardson said in Fiscal Year 2013, 7,401 people visited the archives, an increase of more than 1,500 visitors from 2011-12.
Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland announced by email Wednesday that the city of Camden will be removing four live oaks and one Bradford Pear tree at the Amtrak station this week.
Camden son Patrick Davis believes it's finally happening for the Gamecocks. In fact, he believes the Cocks may be close to the top of the mountain not far from the promised land. Perhaps this "land of Canaan" will come in the form of a national championship.
Ed Royall is not a subscriber to short-term commitment. On the contrary, this month the Camden lawyer is celebrating his 60th anniversary with the firm now known as Savage, Royall and Sheheen. And the active 83-year-old plans to keep right on working part time at the firm.
Clifton H. Anderson looks back at the 1963 March on Washington with fond memories. Anderson was living and working in D.C. at the time and attended the march.
A recent festival in Camden provided the mayor with the chance to recognize an arts organization. That organization, in turn, recognized a local patron of the arts.
SAFE Federal Credit Union recently recognized Dee Dee Cannon, of the credit union's Rutledge Street branch in Camden, as its Teller of the Year. SAFE honored Cannon during its annual Staff Training and Recognition Day in February. During the ceremony, the credit union recognizes "the best of the best" in different job categories, along with awards for sales, volunteerism, service, and leadership.
Abundant Life Fellowship Church is hosting the Building People Conference, Thursday through Saturday at the church on the 800 block of Laurens Street in Camden.
Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips recently received a 2013-2014 community service award from Central High School in Pageland. Phillips received the award for supporting Central Eagles athletics while serving as editor of The (Pageland) Progressive Journal. Although Phillips did not attend the event, Central officials announced the award during its Fall Athletic Awards night at the school Feb. 18.
Camden City Council will confer special recognition on four Camden Police Department (CPD) officers during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. There will be no afternoon work session.
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