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Good-bye and hello

Having had the road to the National Steeplechase Association end here, Camden will now serve as the jump-off point for the nation's best jump horses. That decision did not come without compromise, however.

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Farewell to the Colonial Cup

Known as America's "First Lady of Steeplechasing," the late Marion duPont Scott had a profound impact on the sport she loved and for a race she started in Camden.

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


City council approves demolition funding resolution

At least eight more -- and possibly 10 -- blighted homes could be demolished in the coming weeks in Camden. Tuesday evening, Camden City Council unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the city to advance $100,000 to the Santee-Lynches Regional Development Corporation (S-LRDC). That money will help the S-LRDC -- an arm of the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments (COG) -- close on the final phase of blighted homes identified as part of Camden's participation in the Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP).

April 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Public hearing on proposed city budget tonight

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing on the city's proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget during its meeting at 6 p.m. today. If approved, the proposed nearly $44.38 million budget would go into effect July 1.

April 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Tennis or pickleball, anyone?

April 11, 2017 | | Camden


Historic Camden Scavenger Hunt Saturday

Looking for a fun and interesting event to take part in this weekend?

April 07, 2017 | | Camden


Legalize it, says Mt. Pleasant mom

At first glance, a stranger would probably think the attractive mother and her daughter look like any other suburban mother and daughter.

April 07, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


State, federal agencies visit FRC

Key leaders in the field of sexual violence prevention and awareness visited the Family Resource Center (FRC) recently.

April 04, 2017 | | Camden


Carolina Cup beauties

April 04, 2017 | | Camden


City breaks ground for tennis complex

Fifty or so people showed up to a cleared section of land between south Campbell and Gordon streets to officially break ground on the city of Camden's new tennis complex Tuesday afternoon. The 4 p.m. ceremony featured Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, other members of city council, city staff, architects, contractors and others using golden-colored shovels to break up a mound of dirt at the 12-acre site north of York Street.

March 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Tenth annual Clinic Classic to run April 29

The tenth annual Clinic Classic will take place Saturday, April 29. This event promotes physical activity for both youth and adults, as well as benefits for Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County. This USTAF certified course winds through Camden's Historic district. It begins and ends at the clinic located at 110-C East DeKalb Street, behind the United Way.

March 28, 2017 | | Camden


Main Street public meetings April 17-18

The city of Camden will hold community input meetings for residents and businesses in Camden to participate in the planning process for Downtown Camden's future.

March 28, 2017 | | Camden


Boykin Spaniel Week will be held April 3-9

The city of Camden will celebrate the week of April 3-9 as 2017 Boykin Spaniel Week to bring attention to South Carolina's official state dog. Several events will take place, including "The Great Camden Boykin Spaniel Puppy Hunt."

March 28, 2017 | | Camden


Tennis complex groundbreaking today

Camden's dream of having a tennis complex for both casual play and tournaments will take another step forward at 4 p.m. today when Camden City Council hosts a groundbreaking ceremony. The ceremony will take place at the corner of York and Campbell streets where the city owns six existing courts. The city took possession of the courts in 2016 from the Kershaw County School District by swapping it for the city-owned American Legion baseball fields on Ehrenclou Drive.

March 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Old Burndale Shopping Center to be demolished

A long-vacant, but long-time landmark in Camden will be demolished in the coming weeks.

March 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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City presents preservation awards

Camden City Council passed second and final reading of its FY 2017-18 budget during the May 9 regular session city council meeting.

May 16, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


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