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Revolutionary War Days starts Saturday

Historic Camden will celebrate its 48th annual Revolutionary War Field Days this Saturday and Sunday. The event, which features battle reenactments and living history demonstrations, will take place on the Historic Camden grounds located at 222 Broad St., Camden. The family-friendly event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

October 30, 2018 | | Camden


Frank Goodale honored with Leader’s Legacy bench

More than 100 people gathered outside the north end of the tennis courts at Rectory Square on Oct. 17 to dedicate a Leader's Legacy bench to a man who played on those courts for many years: Frank Goodale Jr., owner of F.D. Goodale Jewelers and a former Camden City Council member.

October 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City accepts ‘gift’ of Robert Mills Courthouse

Camden City Council, minus Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford who was out of town Tuesday, unanimously voted to pass a resolution authorizing City Manager Mel Pearson to purchase the historic Robert Mills Courthouse for $5 from the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce.

October 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City also purchasing other properties

In addition to considering the purchase of the Robert Mills Courthouse from the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce (see main story), Camden City Council will consider purchasing three other properties during its meeting tonight.

October 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Chamber asking city to take over Robert Mills Courthouse

In a letter to its members emailed Thursday afternoon, Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Board President Kimberly Dixon announced that the board authorized her to enter into discussions and, if approved, an agreement with the city of Camden to transfer ownership of the Robert Mills Courthouse to the city.

October 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Old Kmart to get $3.4 million facelift

Bobby Wade, a project manager for DBS Corporation of Chattanooga, Tenn., recently took out a $3.4 million permit for exterior renovations to the old Kmart at River Oaks Shopping Center in Camden.

October 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden City Council passes $7 million utility bond

During its October 9 meeting, Camden City Council passed first reading of an ordinance that, when passed on final second reading will allow the city to issue up to, but not exceeding, $7 million of combined public utility system improvement revenue bonds. The bond will cover a total of $6.701 million in electric and traffic signal improvements, including undergrounding, in specific spots in Camden.

October 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Storm scenes

While Camden and Kershaw County was largely spared by the wrath of Hurricane Michael, the storm still caused some mayhem with blustery winds and soaking rains knocking down trees and limbs, causing power outages and minor flooding. A tree fell across the intersection of Broad and Chesnut streets, blocking off traffic in all directions for several hours Thursday as it took out power lines and a traffic signal. Just a couple of blocks away, another tree fell across Hampton Street, blocking the entire roadway for part of the morning. City crews also worked to clear a storm drain across from ...

October 16, 2018 | | Camden


Betty Slade honored with Leader's Legacy bench

Betty Horton Slade, who served as the city of Camden's clerk for most of the 28 years she worked at city hall, received the honor of having a Leader's Legacy bench dedicated in her name Tuesday afternoon. The bench is under a large shade tree on the north side of Rectory Square.

October 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


October is Fire Prevention Month

On a unanimous vote Tuesday -- minus Councilman Jeffrey Graham, who was absent -- Camden City Council proclaimed the month of October as Fire Prevention Month in Camden. The proclamation came just ahead of Saturday's 23rd annual FireFest.

September 28, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


700 block of West DeKalb Street may be rezoned

Fifteen properties along the 700 block of West DeKalb Street in Camden may be rezoned from Limited Business District (LBD) to Central Business District (CBD), allowing additional commercial uses than are allowed now. Camden City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance making the change from LBD to CBD during its meeting tonight. The proposal comes with a unanimous vote by the Camden Planning Commission recommending the zoning change.

September 25, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Helping after Florence

It took Camden's Ben Stegner and his crews five hours to get from the small North Carolina town of Supply to Jacksonville, N.C., to help restore power to customers there.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Weekend events to affect parking, traffic

In an effort to prevent confusion and alleviate concerns regarding the use of free public parking on downtown streets and around Town Green, the city of Camden would like to alert residents regarding the events that will affect traffic and parking throughout Camden this Saturday.

September 21, 2018 | | Camden


River Oaks annexed into city

River Oaks Shopping Center is, finally, a part of the city of Camden. Despite being located across from Walmart on West DeKalb Street just before the U.S. 1 bridge over the Wateree River, River Oaks has been outside the city limits since it was originally developed years ago.

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Final River Oaks annexation reading tonight

Residents and others who plan to attend tonight's Camden City Council meeting should be prepared to be in for a long haul. Among the dozen or so items on the proposed agenda are final annexation of the River Oaks Shopping Center and a proposal for the city to terminate its electric wholesale agreement with Duke Energy in favor of one with a Florida-based company with a generating station in North Carolina.

September 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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City to review comprehensive plan

Camden City Council will begin reviewing a new version of the city's 10-year comprehensive plan with a presentation by City Planner Shawn Putnam of ...

November 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Historic Camden receives $200,000 from SCPRT

Historic Camden is proud to announce that the museum is the recipient of a $200,000 grant from South Carolina department of Parks, Recreation, and ...

November 09, 2018 | | Camden


Truesdale remembered as community leader

For the second time in two weeks, the Camden Fire Department served as the site of a Leader's Legacy bench dedication due to pending ...

November 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Hough feted with legacy bench

A soaking rain didn't deter at least 100 people from crowding into the Camden Fire Department at Camden City Hall on Oct. 26 to ...

November 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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