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Final River Oaks annexation reading tonight

Residents and others who plan to attend tonight's Camden City Council meeting should be prepared to be in for a long haul. Among the dozen or so items on the proposed agenda are final annexation of the River Oaks Shopping Center and a proposal for the city to terminate its electric wholesale agreement with Duke Energy in favor of one with a Florida-based company with a generating station in North Carolina.

September 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Events could alter traffic, parking this weekend

The city of Camden would like to alert residents to upcoming events that will affect traffic and parking throughout Camden this weekend. Please note that the schedule of these events is subject to change due to the anticipated effects of Hurricane Florence.

September 11, 2018 | | Camden


Bringing it home with Patrick Davis

"Bring it home" is a familiar old phrase to musicians everywhere.

September 04, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Camden


COG approves $4.2 million for Black River Road project

Near the end of Camden City Council's meeting Tuesday night, Councilman Jeffrey Graham announced that the Santee-Lynches Council of Governments (COG) approved $4.2 million for a joint city-county plan to enhance the Black River Road corridor.

August 31, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City may purchase two properties

According to a copy of its proposed agenda for its meeting tonight, Camden City Council may pass first readings of ordinances authorizing City Manager Mel Pearson to purchase two adjacent properties.

August 28, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


JTC now under Boys & Girls Club of Kershaw County

On the same day it received a $500 gift from an Elgin minister, the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) announced it is now officially operating under the auspices of the Boys & Girls Club of Kershaw County (BGCKC). The change actually took place July 1.

August 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CFD smoke detector blitz goes big

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) recently installed 933 smoke detectors in homes in and around Camden, and they're not done yet. The CFD is in the midst of its annual smoke detector "blitz," trying to ensure that every home as at least one, if not more, smoke detectors.

August 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Ehrenclou will be open for CHS access Monday

Joe Tucker of C. Ray Miles Construction has a strong suggestion for parents, students, teachers and others trying to access Camden High School (CHS) as school starts up again Monday.

August 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Boykin Road to be closed today through Aug. 31

The S.C. Department of Transportation ( SCDOT) will close the entire length of Boykin Road to through traffic beginning today at 7:30 a.m. The road will remain closed through 5 p.m. Aug. 31.

August 17, 2018 | | Camden


All-America City team to address city council

Kershaw County's team of All-America City representatives will address Camden City Council during its regular meeting tonight. There will be no afternoon work session.

August 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Volunteers needed for Historic Camden archeology survey

Historic Camden is working with the State Archaeologist to conduct an archaeological reconnaissance survey on a parcel of land just south of their parking lot--where the Kershaw County Farmers Market was held before they moved downtown. Volunteers ages 16 and older are needed this month to assist with the survey.

August 10, 2018 | | Camden


The route and the road diet

During the last week, a patching and resurfacing project on a long stretch of Broad Street added to traffic complications in and around downtown Camden as the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) also continued work on three segments of an enforceable truck route.

August 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Remembering a leader

A large group of family and friends gathered in Rectory Square to celebrate the memory of Dr. William Lawrence "Larry" Owen III and his many contributions to Camden and Kershaw County during a Legacy Leadership Bench dedication ceremony held July 12. Owen, who passed away in 2008, was a long-time Camden resident, having graduated from Camden High School in 1969 and practiced dentistry in Camden for more than 30 years. A member of First Baptist Church in Camden, he served as a deacon and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. He was active in many local organizations, including ...

August 07, 2018 | | Camden


The route and the road diet

More than six and a half years ago, in January 2012, the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) held a public information meeting regarding a proposed enforceable truck route for the city of Camden and a subsequent "road diet" for Broad Street. The idea -- actually dating back decades and, in its current form, to 2008 -- was to get heavy truck traffic out of Camden's downtown district so that Broad Street between DeKalb and York streets could be reduced to one lane in each direction with other amenities to make the area more walkable.

August 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


What future for current CES property?

Camden Elementary School (CES) students are expected to move to their new facility on Laurens Street in January. When they do, they will leave behind a more than 35-year-old building on about 7.5 acres of land.

August 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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River Oaks annexed into city

River Oaks Shopping Center is, finally, a part of the city of Camden. Despite being located across from Walmart on West DeKalb Street just before ...

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Hobby Lobby, Marshalls sign leases

According to copies of leases signed on Aug. 16 and 30 and filed with the Kershaw County Registrar of Deeds, Hobby Lobby and Marshalls are ...

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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