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Springdale Drive/Boykin Road truck route work starts Monday

Work on an enforceable truck route around the city of Camden will begin Monday as contractors working for the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) widen a section of Springdale Drive and all of Boykin Road between Knights Hill Road and North Broad Street (U.S. 521/601).

February 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Presentations before Camden City Council

Camden City Council will hear about the past, present and future during tonight's regular session meeting at City Hall.

February 09, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Super Bowl 50: The world is her stage

All those dance recitals performed in front of a mix of family and friends in small, dark theaters could never prepare Sallie Pierce for what awaits her this weekend.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Camden


Camden moving forward on econ development efforts

With 2016 well underway, the city of Camden is ramping up marketing and economic development efforts with a variety of plans, including new marketing materials and a the installation of additional lighting to the area of U.S. 521 south of Camden at I-20 and Exit 98.

February 02, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City honors Joanna Craig

Camden City Council honored Joanna Craig during its meeting Tuesday night.

January 29, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Camden native heads Army Corps’ regulatory division

Since October, Camden native Travis Hughes has led the Charleston Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' response to that month's historic flood event.

January 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City to consider final reading for property purchase

Camden City Council will consider second and final reading to a property purchase during tonight's regular council meeting.

January 26, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


‘I came here to level with you…’

Charles Traynor "Bud" Ferillo Jr. makes no bones about his message: South Carolina has failed its children and much of the cause of that failure lies in large part in a legacy of racism that arose from slavery.

January 22, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City to receive $3.8 Million BlueCross BlueShield grant

Camden Mayor Tony Scully signed a proclamation praising the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation for a $3.8 million grant to Health Sciences South Carolina to establish the Surgical Quality Collaborative. This statewide collaborative will provide hospitals across the state, including KershawHealth, vital resources to improve surgical outcomes and reduce morbidity. According to a city of Camden press release, the citizens of Camden will benefit from an increased quality of surgical care, including a reduction in surgical complications and readmissions.

January 22, 2016 | | Camden


Committee seeking contact information for 1960s, 1970s CHS band members

A tribute and memorial are in the planning stages to honor William H. Basden Sr., who, in the 1960s and 1970s, made his Camden High School (CHS) marching bands a dominant force in South Carolina and throughout the United States.

January 19, 2016 | | Camden


City council recognizes Stone for work with CPD

Camden City Council, city staff and well wishers bid a fond farewell to Camden Police Department Capt. Mike Stone during council's meeting Tuesday. Stone retired Dec. 31 after 23 years of service to the city. Chief Joe Floyd praised Stone's hard work, ingenuity and ability. He said the city and the citizens of Camden have greatly benefited from Stone's service.

January 15, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Beechwood retirement center contract terminated

A plan to build a retirement community at Beechwood, a 67.5 acre property on Knights Hill Road, is no longer moving forward.

January 15, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Property purchase, recognitions before city council

The city of Camden is set to move forward on the purchase of a property on Lyttleton Street. Camden City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance authorizing the purchase of the property at 818 Lyttleton St.

January 12, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Neighborhood Initiative Program underway

The city of Camden and Kershaw County are partnering with the Santee-Lynches Redevelopment Corporation (RDC) of Sumter to implement a Neighborhood Initiative Program. The program serves to facilitate the purchase, demolition and greening of blighted houses in the neighborhoods of the city and adjacent parts of the county.

January 08, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Amy Sheheen named Historic Camden interim director

Amy Sheheen will become interim executive director of Historic Camden American Revolutionary War Site following long-time Executive Director Joanna Craig.

December 29, 2015 | | Camden


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Articles by Section - Camden


Historic Camden’s new executive director looks forward while honoring past

You can thank the "American Girls" doll series -- and a pair of parents who were "into" history -- for putting Halie Brazier on the path to ...

June 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


More signs of the times

Contractors install a new sign (first photo) at Camden City Hall on Monday as the city's Wayfinding Sign project continues to unfold. The project ...

June 24, 2016 | | Camden


Third public hearing on former sewer lagoon set for June 30

The city of Camden will conduct a third public meeting on a proposed redevelopment project for a former wastewater lagoon to become a park.

June 24, 2016 | | Camden


Doyle Allen honored with legacy leadership bench

A new bench, placed under a spreading oak tree between several baseball fields in Woodward Park, is a fitting tribute to the man who, friends ...

June 21, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Hampton Inn coming to Camden at I-20

A new Hampton Inn will be built in the near future at Camden's I-20 Exit 98, thanks in part to an economic development incentive ...

June 17, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City to consider incentives for new hotel

Camden City Council will consider granting economic development incentives for a new hotel proposed near the Exit 98/I-20 interchange during tonight's meeting.

June 14, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


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