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Camden, CCTC may partner on new tourism visitor center

The city of Camden and Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) may partner to develop a new tourism visitor center to be built on a small piece of property the city recently purchased from the Historic Camden Foundation on South Broad Street.

December 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


SCDOT prepping new crosswalks on Broad Street

People driving or walking downtown on Broad Street between DeKalb and York streets have likely noticed new mid-block crosswalks recently painted by the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT). Camden City Manager Mel Pearson reported on the new crosswalks during Camden City Council's meeting Tuesday evening.

November 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City may annex 150 acres on S.C. 97

Tonight, Camden City Council will consider first reading of two ordinances that, if passed on second and final reading, would annex a total of 147 acres into the city along John G. Richards Road (S.C. 97). The two ordinances deal with all or portions of four properties. The first ordinance covers an 18.95-acre parcel immediately adjacent to Kershaw Masonic Lodge No. 29 and the northern properties of Sunnyhill. The second ordinance refers to three parcels totaling 128 acres. They are made up of an approximately 126-acre portion of two larger parcels that is immediately north of the 18 ...

November 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


JTC names revamped dining hall for Camden pastor

Earlier this fall, Dr. Margaret Lopez, pastor of God's Deliverance Center in Camden, slipped an envelope into Jackson Teen Center (JTC) Executive Director Brian Mayes' hands. A little busy at the time, Mayes put it down in his office. When he finally opened it, he found a $1,000 check inside. Mayes soon decided he would use it to update what had until recently been the JTC's game room.

November 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Comprehensive plan review highlights changes

Camden City Planner Shawn Putnam joked on Nov. 13 that he was happy to spend the next four hours with Camden City Council to go over the four of nine elements of the city's every 10-year update to its comprehensive plan. As it turned out, he barely spent one hour doing so during council's regular meeting that evening.

November 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Price House pecan sale underway

The Camden Price House Commission's annual pecan sale is underway once again, with funds raised benefitting Price House events and programs.

November 20, 2018 | | Camden


City gets $500K grant for riverfront park project

Residents of and visitors to the city of Camden may get their first chance to enjoy the city's proposed 24-acre Wateree Riverfront Environmental Park as soon as a year from now. That is in part thanks to a $500,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant made possible by the U.S. National Park Service (NPS). It will be administrated through the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT).

November 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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 sections 1 through 5.

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 Tourism (SCPRT) for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Senator Vincent Sheheen and Representative Laurie Funderburk presented the museum with a check after the legislature approved the funding. The funds are to be put towards deferred maintenance and restoration projects on the site.

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 inclement weather.

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 honor retired long-time educator Aaron Hough with the dedication of a Leader's Legacy bench. The actual bench is now installed at Monument Square near the site of the new, nearly completed Camden Elementary School.

November 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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


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Switching leads

When asked to return to his former job as the executive director of the Carolina Cup by the Carolina Cup Racing Association (CCRA) in July ...

December 14, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden


City council approves CCTC visitor center partnership

With barely any discussion, Camden City Council voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) to design, construct and operate a ...

December 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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