Charles C. Gay, founder and chairman of Builders Transport, a Camden-based national trucking firm, has resigned. Gay will no longer be associated with Builders. He resigned not only as chairman but also gave up his seat on the board. Builders' has struggled financially in recent years and company officials have been attempting to sell the corporation. Comcar, a Florida trucking firm, signed a letter of intent to buy the Builders earlier this year but that deal fell through last month. TRISM, a New York-based company, has also examined Builders' books and has made a tentative $17 per share offer there ...
Thirty years ago, a group of Camden High School boys who liked to make a little music joked that when they were old, they'd get back together to relive the good old times they had entertaining as a group called Trends.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce announced plans to obtain property for a proposed office and visitor's center. The chamber hopes to locate its building on the former site of the old Interhay South building on the Historic Camden grounds. The chamber will not purchase the property. Instead, it plans to buy a piece of unimproved property at the corner of Broad and Wateree streets in front of Historic Camden. This property will then be traded for the adjacent Interhay South property, which is owned by the Camden Historical Commission.
The Kershaw County School Board made a much-postponed decision Thursday, appointing Betty Sue Webber, ATEC's acting director, to the permanent leadership position at the district's vocational school next year.
To coincide with the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, the Chronicle - Independent this week began a recycling program at the Camden office. The newspaper, which recycles newsprint for Kershaw County Activity Center, will also recycle white paper, computer paper and aluminum cans.
Fred Ogburn III of Camden has filed to seek election to Seat 7, DeKalb Township, on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. A native of Kershaw County, Ogburn graduated from Camden High School and the University of South Carolina and recently completed a two-year term as chairman of the Kershaw County Democratic Party. He has participated in Leadership Kershaw County and Palmetto Leadership and is now serving on the board of the Leadership Forum. Ogburn is also active in Citizens from Clean Development. He is a member of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where he is a Sunday school ...
Ground breaking ceremonies were held Monday for Springdale Village, a full service retirement community to be located in Camden. Springdale Village will be located on battleship Road next to the YMCA Fitness Center.