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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


Camden City Council selects Davis as Mayor Pro Tem

Camden City Councilwoman Deborah Davis will serve as Mayor Pro Tem for the city of Camden in 2017.

December 23, 2016 | | Camden


Council passes first reading for H-Tax bond

Camden City Council took an important step forward with its proposed tennis complex project.

December 16, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Camden Writers to hold book launch and sigining

The Camden Writers will hold a book launch and signing for their new book, What I Wish I Could Tell You, tonday at Books On Broad, a local independent bookstore located at 944 Broad Street in Camden. What I Wish I Could Tell You, an anthology of stories, poetry and recipes, shares its title with a poem included in the book, which reflects the common theme that echos the sense of longing expressed in those words. The aim of this book is to use the voices and stories to say what – and who – we remember, what has brought laughter, joy ...

December 16, 2016 | | Camden


City council members sworn in

December 06, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Alfred Mae Drakeford sworn in as Mayor of Camden

In a historic church in a historic town, her hand on her family bible, Alfred Mae Drakeford took a historic oath of office.

November 29, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Camden tree lighting Thurs.

The city of Camden will kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of Camden City Hall. The public is invited to attend the lighting at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Enjoy hot chocolate and holiday music featuring a small ensemble of the Camden Community Concert Band and the Camden Community Concert Choir. The city's street and electric department crews have been working hard placing decorations throughout Camden in preparation for the festivities. Come help new Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, kick off the holiday season and "throw the switch" at the tree lighting. There ...

November 29, 2016 | | Camden


Camden approves first Bailey Bill applicant

Camden City Council held second reading and gave final approval to the city's first applicant for special property tax assessment under the city's new Bailey Bill ordinance during its meeting Tuesday at City Hall.

November 25, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City celebrates train station rededication

The city of Camden re-dedicated the Seaboard Air Line Railway Depot Thursday.

November 22, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Camden


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Grace Episcopal Spring Dog Show is May 20

Whether you're looking to show off Rover or just go and have some family fun in the park, the 81st Annual Spring Dog Show ...

April 25, 2017 | | Camden


Burndale’s history filled with tenants

Contractors are now in the process of removing asbestos from and demolishing the old Burndale Shopping Center. Even before work began -- currently focused on the ...

April 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Battle of Camden BBQ Festival debuts May 19-20

The Camden Jaycees will be debuting the Battle of Camden BBQ Festival May 19-20 at Historic Camden. The event benefits the citizens of Kershaw County ...

April 18, 2017 | | Camden


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

April 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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