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Trying to solve a Coca-Cola history mystery

There is a bit of mystery surrounding the history of 833 South Broad, currently the home of a venue of the same name and Dancin' on Broad. For much of the last 20 years, many people have remembered it as an antique mall. People with longer memories often refer to it as the old Coca-Cola bottling plant.

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Remembering a special night

From parties at the Masters and gubernatorial inauguration receptions to hosting several Miss Americas at his home, Jack Brantley has certainly done his share of entertaining celebrity guests.

February 17, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City hires Main Street SC program manager

At the very end of Tuesday night's Camden City Council meeting, City Manager Mel Pearson introduced Katharine Spadacenta to council members and the public. Pearson announced the city recently hired Spadacenta, who moved to Camden with her family from Connecticut in August, as its first Main Street SC program manager in about 25 years.

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sheheen bill would allow city of Camden to annex shopping center

In a somewhat unusual legislative move, State Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden introduced a bill in January that would allow the city of Camden to unilaterally annex 1001 Old River Road. That is the site of the shopping center that once housed a Bi-Lo and other stores.

February 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Black River Road, U.S. 521 master plan on city agenda

Camden City Council will consider a resolution during its meeting tonight that, if approved, would support the creation of a master transportation plan for the Black River Road/U.S. 521 corridor south of downtown Camden. Kershaw County Council will also consider a similar resolution tonight.

February 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Meet the mayor

Eschewing the high-back chair behind her desk at Camden City Hall, recently elected Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford chose a chair near her office's door. She said it is a more comfortable and relaxed way to meet with staff, constituents and others. A moment earlier, City Manager Mel Pearson sat in a similar chair near the window as they discussed city business.

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden woman wins big on 'The Price is Right'

"Monica Sheorn, come on down!"

January 31, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Camden tourism marketing goes digital

Among the presentations Camden City Council heard during its Jan. 24 meeting, members received an update on tourism marketing from Tourism and Economic Development Director Suzi Sale. Sale said these are "exciting times" in Camden in that regard and talked about the goals of the market effort, plans currently underway and other ideas for the future.

January 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City, Brantley celebrate Aberdeen gift

The city of Camden mixed business with pleasure Tuesday night as Camden City Council unanimously passed second and final reading of an ordinance to accept Jack Brantley's gift of Aberdeen, the historic Monument Square property he's owned since 1975.

January 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Historic Camden receives $250,000 PRT grant

Historic Camden has received a $250,000 grant from the South Carolina department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

January 24, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Final reading on Aberdeen tonight

Camden City Council is poised to formally accept Aberdeen owner Jack Brantley's gift of the property, home and contents, including its extensive collections, along with a $100,000 cash gift. Council will consider second and final reading of an ordinance accepting the donation of 1409 Broad St. during its meeting at 6 p.m. today.

January 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


A gift of love

Jack Brantley has been a much beloved and iconic figure in the community ever since he arrived in Camden in 1975.

January 13, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City Council approves H-Tax bond

Camden City Council is full steam ahead with its plans to build a state of the art tennis complex in Camden.

January 13, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City council to hold public hearing, second reading on H-tax bonds

Funding for a new tennis complex as well as updates on various infrastructure projects will come before Camden City Council during its regular session meeting tonight at City Hall.

January 10, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City council receives update on current city projects

Camden City Council heard an update on the status of the city's ongoing projects during its Dec. 13 work session. These 19 projects vary in scope, purpose and progression but they are all part and parcel of the city's efforts to accomplish a number of goals, including infrastructure improvement, beautification, and economic/tourism development.

December 23, 2016 | Jim Tatum | 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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