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City council meets tonight

Camden City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today; there will be no afternoon work session.

January 09, 2018 | | Camden


Wooten honored on Arbor Day

The city of Camden, along with the Kershaw County Soil and Water Conservation District, Camden Tree Foundation and Camden Parks and Trees Commission held its Arbor Day celebration Dec. 19 in Kirkwood Common. This year's celebration was in honor of long-time naturalist and advocate Alan Wooten, who passed away in August. More than 50 friends, neighbors and relatives turned out to honor Wooten. The city planted a live oak tree in Wooten's memory near the Battle of Hobkirk Hill memorial. Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford read a proclamation honoring Wooten and Arbor Day and Kershaw County Soil and Water ...

December 29, 2017 | | Camden


Water main leak causes low water pressure Tuesday

A break in a water main located at Campbell and Lafayette Streets had city public works crews working all day Tuesday to isolate and repair the leak.

December 29, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City Council elects Jeffrey Graham mayor pro tem

Camden City Council chose Jeffrey Graham to serve as its mayor pro tem for 2018.

December 22, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City honors former mayor, wife with bench

At least 100 people filled the lower end of Kirkwood Common near the park's pond on Thursday afternoon to pay tribute to former Camden Mayor Tony Scully and his wife, Joy Claussen Scully.

December 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Property at I-20 Exit 98 may be annexed

During its meeting tonight, Camden City Council will consider annexing a 1-acre property at the corner of U.S. 521 and I-20.

December 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Historic Camden Foundation elects board members

The board of trustees of Historic Camden Foundation recently elected new and returning trustees.

December 12, 2017 | | Camden


CCCB concert is Sunday

Saxophonist Fiona Greenwood wears her festive hat during a recent performance of the Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB). The band will present their Christmas concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Camden High School. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB is in its 38th year of presenting music to the Camden and Kershaw County area. The band has 4 concerts per year -- two in Rectory Square Park and two at Camden High. Sunday's concert features include traditional Christmas carols and an audience sing-a-long. "This is the band's gift to our community", CCCB ...

December 08, 2017 | | Camden


Camden City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting

December 05, 2017 | | Camden


Price House Commission to hold festival in February

The Price House Commission wants to invite the public to the first annual Price House Festival.

December 05, 2017 | | Camden


Off and running

Proving the old adage that there is no place like home still holds water, the Camden-based Mullikin Law Firm and BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina have helped get the ball rolling as the two firms joined with the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races as sponsors for the 2018 edition of the event.

December 01, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Camden council to meet tonight

Camden City Council will hold what should prove to be a relatively short meeting tonight. According to a copy of the proposed agenda, council will receive an audit report for Fiscal Year 2017, which ended back on June 30, from Mary Ellen Green of Cantey Tiller Pierce & Green.

November 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Scott Park trail to be paved

The city's next trail-related project will be to pave the walking trail at Scott Park.

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City looking to purchase York Street property

Camden City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance tonight that would authorize City Manager Mel Pearson to move forward with the purchase of 718 York St. by the city.

November 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


A step of ‘Distinction’

By a mere two-point advantage for a perfect score of 180, the Brothers and Sisters of Distinction (BSD) step team from Columbia became the new holder of the recently rechristened 2017 Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford Cup on Nov. 4.

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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New tennis center director hired

The city of Camden recently announced it has hired Paola Maoli as facility director of the city's new tennis center and pickleball plaza in ...

January 16, 2018 | | Camden


Historic Camden seeks volunteers for new program

Historic Camden has created an updated education program: a new tour, aimed at 3rd and 4th graders (and homeschool groups ages 8-11) based on state ...

January 16, 2018 | | Camden


Historic Camden to focus on battlefield site in 2018

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site Executive Director Halie Brazier told Camden City Council during its first meeting of the year Tuesday night that the park ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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