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A college football wish comes true

All Lance McCray's ever wanted was to join a college football team where his mother could come see him play.

March 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Spring dog show Saturday

The 82nd Annual Spring Dog Show will be held at 1 p.m. in Rectory Square, in downtown Camden. March 25 is the rain date and will have the same schedule. Registration starts at noon, with 15 competition categories, including costume, mutts, shelter dogs and standard canine categories. Registration is $5 per dog per class or $10 for two or more classes. All proceeds benefit the Kershaw County Humane Society and Animal Shelter.

March 23, 2018 | | Camden


City honors Green brothers

By the time the last picture was taken in Rectory Square on Friday afternoon, 32 members of the Green family had joined H. Davis Green on or around the bench dedicated to him and his brother, the late James D. "Jimmy" Green.

March 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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, but came in full force Tuesday night to receive the accolade.

March 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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


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 firefighter of the year. Recently, the VFW named Camden Police Department (CPD) Lt. Tim LeGault (pronounced "Leh-go") as its 2018 Officer of the Year, and the Camden Fire Department's (CFD) Roger Roscoe as its 2018 Firefighter of the Year.

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 picture, bagpipers who helped lead the opening parade stand at attention for the National Anthem. In the second photo, Irish troubadour Casey O'Reilly entertains the crowd with his unique brand of Irish pub ditties and original tunes. The festival featured a variety of entertainers, vendors, activities and events throughout the day.

March 06, 2018 | | 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


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Sprucing up the place

As he walked around the Zemp Stadium playing field prior to his team's football game with Camden in 2013, then-Lower Richland head football coach ...

May 18, 2018 | Tom Didato | Camden


Feature Photo: Police Week

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford (front, center) is all smiles as she presents a proclamation to the Camden Police Department (CPD) declaring this week, May ...

May 15, 2018 | | Camden


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