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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


New ALPHA Center to be built on Ehrenclou Drive

The ALPHA Center, currently housed at the south end of Mill Street, will build a new $2.5 million facility on a 4-acre lot on Ehrenclou Drive near the S.C. National Guard armory in 2018.

March 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


From Wallingford to Camden

It's cliché to say someone's life has prepared them for their latest role, but it may actually be true for Katharine Spadacenta.

March 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Short agenda on tap for city

Camden City Council will meet for what should prove to be a relatively short meeting tonight.

March 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Big top, big memories

For Stephen Lough, who performed as a clown with the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus (RBB&B), the idea that the show would not go on was unthinkable.

March 07, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Bid awarded for tennis complex

Camden City Council unanimously awarded a bid Tuesday night to Loveless Commercial Contracting for site and construction work of the city's proposed tennis complex on York Street between Campbell and Gordon streets.

March 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


McMaster vetoes bill to annex old Bi-Lo shopping center

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have allowed the city of Camden to annex the old Bi-Lo shopping center on Old River Road off West DeKalb Street. The shopping center is part of a "doughnut hole" that includes part of Old River Road and Smyrl Circle -- commercial and residential properties in Kershaw County's jurisdiction but surrounded by the city of Camden.

March 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Mayor’s Cup step show returns Saturday

The Mayor's Cup step show competition returns to the Camden High School gymnasium Saturday at 6 p.m. Jackson Teen Center Executive Director Brian Mayes, who has coordinated the step shows for many years, said 10 acts will compete for the Mayor's Cup -- the first competition under new Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford.

March 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Lots on tap for city council

Camden City Council will be busy today with full agendas for both an afternoon work session and regular meeting.

February 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


833 South Broad

Thanks to the magic of memories, Rengy Cobb Marshall was able to stand inside 833 South Broad at multiple points in time: Feb. 15, 2017, and any number of days in the 1960s.

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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City to honor retiring secretary

Camden City Council will lead the city in recognizing Julie W. Lee tonight on her retirement as administrative secretary with 34 years of service. Lee ...

June 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Cedarbrook Apartments now taking rental applications

Cedarbrook Apartments is now taking applications to lease apartments.

June 23, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Historic Camden receives Duke Energy Foundation grant

Historic Camden recently received a $5,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to expand and enhance education tours and other programming.

June 20, 2017 | | Camden


City council approves ATAX, HTAX recommendations

During its meeting Tuesday, Camden City Council approved recommendations from its accommodation and hospitality tax committees, disbursing nearly $164,000 for a number of requesting ...

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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