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City council meets tonight

Camden City Council will hold a regular meeting today at 6 p.m. There will be no afternoon work session.

March 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

SCDOT proposes removing U.S. 521 project from STIP

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is proposing to remove a proposed road safety improvement at U.S. 521 (Sumter Highway) near Century Boulevard and I-20 Exit 98 from the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

March 02, 2018 | | Camden

City council to meet tonight

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

February 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

A 'Solicious' celebration

Saturday marked a double celebration of African-American culture in Camden with the opening of the African American Cultural Center and the inaugural edition of the "Soulicious" festival on the grounds of the Price House. Inside the cultural center, hundreds of people got to see pictures, documents and baseball cards relating to Camden native Larry Doby, the second African-American to enter major league baseball by becoming the first black member of an American League team. Many of those same people then spent time outside enjoying food cooked by the Camden-Kershaw County chapter of the NAACP, face painting, games, music and more.

February 27, 2018 | | Camden

‘Soulicious,’ African American center opening Saturday

The city of Camden's Price House will have a lot to celebrate Saturday as the Price House Commission presents "Soulicious" and the city opens the African American Cultural Center on the Price House grounds.

February 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

A Comic Con comes to Camden

Cosplayers, actors, wrestlers and even some animals will take over the Camden Shrine Club from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 3 for the first-ever Camden Comic Con.

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Tennis Center of Camden opens

The Tennis Center of Camden is open for business. The city quietly opened the center recently and already has a dozen tournaments and clinics set up through October. It already hosted the Camden CC Tennis Association's One Day - Net Generation event on Feb. 3. Next up is the One Day RR Food for the Soul Charity Tournament, set for March 10.

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Council to hear African American Cultural Center report

Camden City Council will hear a report on the pending opening of the African American Cultural Center from City Manager Mel Pearson during its meeting tonight. Council will also consider proclaiming February as African American Culture Month in the city.

February 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

African American Cultural Center to open Feb. 24

The city of Camden announces plans to open the African American Cultural Center of Camden in February. According to City Manager Mel Pearson, the new tourist attraction will be located in the two-room, turn-of-the century house relocated in 2007 to its current location at 517 York Street.

February 06, 2018 | | Camden

English Country Dancing in Camden

The music coming from the pair of portable wireless speakers Thursday night was definitely not pop, rock or even modern jazz. Neither were the dance steps to that music ones most people have seen in a very long time, despite the jeans, sneakers and even T-shirts the dancers wore.

January 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Bench dedicated to ‘Daddy Mac’ McLester

It wasn't a Sunday, but the pews were filled at Camden First United Methodist Church on Camden's DeKalb Street. Not knowing what the weather would be like, Camden First's pastor, the Rev. Larry McCutcheon, had agreed to hold a special Leaders Legacy Bench dedication inside the sanctuary Tuesday in honor of one the church's longest-serving members, Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester.

January 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Boy Scouts Q&A with city council

Camden City Council had to answer some questions Tuesday evening. They weren't especially tough, and they came from two young citizens, Ahmel Hicks and Craig Jeffers, of Cub Scout Pack 113.

January 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Is Camden landing a ‘Big Fish’?

Camden City Council will meet tonight and the last items on its agenda appear to indicate a major economic development announcement for the city might be imminent.

January 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

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 downtown Camden. According to City Manager Mel Pearson, Maoli is a highly experienced professional in tennis management, who most recently served as tennis coordinator with the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center in Cayce.

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 social studies standards for South Carolina History. The new tour was developed by Erika Cline, a University of South Carolina student intern enrolled in a public history course, and the site's former Education Coordinator Elyse Monyette. Some of the materials for the tour were funded by a grant from Duke Energy.

January 16, 2018 | | Camden

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Camden council honors Price House Commission

Two weeks ago, Camden City Council unanimously approved a proclamation of appreciation for the Price House Commission. Unfortunately, commissioners were unable to attend that meeting ...

March 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Council recognizes officer, firefighter of the year

During its Feb. 27 meeting, Camden City Council recognized two of its own for being named the local Veteran of Foreign Wars' (VFW) officer and ...

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Irish Fest

The second annual Irish Festival, a fundraiser for the Montessori School of Camden's scholarship program, was held in downtown Camden Saturday. In the first ...

March 06, 2018 | | Camden


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