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Camden B&B rules being changed

If Camden City Council signs off on a Camden Planning Commission (CPC) recommendation, Camden's bed and breakfasts, or B&Bs, will be allowed to have more guests.

December 03, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Five tips to prepare plants for freeze warnings

The dog days of summer are now a distant memory as we zoom through autumn and brace for winter temperatures. Even though many folks do not like cooler weather, it is easy enough for us to stay warm by adding layers of clothing and getting the wool sweaters out of mothball storage.

December 01, 2010 | By Liz Gilland City of Camden Urban Forester | Camden


Another developer drops old CMS plans

Cypress Pointe LLC will not develop the former Camden Middle School (CMS) property on Laurens Street.

December 01, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Town Green beginning to take shape

When the city of Camden broke ground in the East Back Lot for the city's transformative Town Green project Oct. 29, few outside city officials and contractors knew things would move so swiftly.

November 29, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Long, Polk sworn in; take office Dec. 1

In a lightly attended ceremony, re-elected Camden City Councilman Walter Long and newly elected Councilman X. Willard Polk took their oaths of office Tuesday morning. They will officially take office Dec. 1. Polk will attend his first meeting as a sitting councilman during a Dec. 9 afternoon work session. His first regular meeting will be Dec. 14.

November 24, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Former theater, cleaners home on city agenda

Among the more than a dozen items on Camden City Council's agenda Tuesday morning will be an executive session to "receive information regarding unsafe building structure." The item was added to council's agenda following a work session briefing Thursday by City Manager Kevin Bronson.

November 22, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City council approves Bronson contract, 4-1

Kevin Bronson will be Camden's city manager for another four years and get a nearly $8,000 raise, bringing his annual salary to $105,000.

November 12, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CFD battles house fire twice

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) was twice called to a home on Copeland Circle just outside the city limits Monday morning. The home was deemed a total loss by the time the second battle was over.

November 10, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Historic Camden celebrates its own 40 years of history

More than 40 years ago, a few dozen acres of vacant land near downtown Camden looked like nothing more than just an open field. But when longtime Camden philanthropist Richard Lloyd looked at it, he saw nearly 200 years of untouched American history buried beneath the ground.

November 08, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Camden


Ordinance setting up voter-approved Sunday alcohol sales to be taken up Tuesday

Merchants and restaurant owners within Camden's city limits could begin selling alcohol on Sunday as soon as early December. Camden voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum allowing the possibility in the Nov. 2 general election.

November 08, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Developer, KCSD still negotiating

The deadline for residential developer Cypress Pointe LLC and the Kershaw County School District to come to terms over the old Camden Middle School property has been extended yet again to Nov. 30. However, real estate agent Robert Horton, who is representing Cypress Pointe said he doesn't believe it will take the full 30 days for things to be worked out.

November 03, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Councilman praises efforts against hunger

Camden City Council showed its support of the fight against homelessness and hunger beyond merely making a proclamation Tuesday morning. It did proclaim the week of Nov. 14-20 as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, but with Councilman Pat Partin's lead, it also lauded the efforts of those organizations, especially Food for the Soul.

October 27, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Thrills and chills

Fun and thrills will greet Kershaw County youngsters at the Broad Street Trick-or-Treat, to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Camden.

October 27, 2010 | | Camden


City receives grant to plan Broad Street 'diet'

"We got the bigger of the two fish," said Kevin Bronson, Camden's city manager, to members of Camden City Council during a work session Thursday.

October 25, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City of Camden urges responsible water use after drought warning

The city of Camden is asking its water customers to voluntarily eliminate non-essential water use and limit discretionary uses like lawn irrigation to off-peak times.

October 22, 2010 | | Camden


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Feature photo: Frightful, delightful

This house on Fair Street, owned by Greg Stroud and his family, is ready to greet trick-or-treaters tonight for Halloween. See more spooky examples of what you'll find walking around Camden -- along with other ghastly treats -- see our Localife section.

October 31, 2014 | | Camden


Bulldogs still out of playoffs after SCHSL appeal

No trick. No treat.

October 31, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


Ghostly visitors and sightings at Historic Camden

"This is a town of ghosts … and people like ghosts," Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site Executive Director Joanna Craig said about Camden.

October 31, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Camden


SCHSL to hear Camden, Dreher appeals Thursday

A team which will include Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, KCSD attorneys, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews and CHS head football coach and athletic director Jimmy Neal will appeal the Bulldogs football team's post-season ban before the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) Executive Committee at 2 p.m. Thursday in Columbia.

October 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden


FAC responds to censorship claims

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is responding to claims of censorship after the owner of a Columbia art gallery issued a press release following the opening of an exhibit in Camden.

October 29, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KCSD, CHS to appeal SCHSL ‘brawl’ ruling

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Camden High School will appeal the S.C. High School League's (SCHSL) decision concerning the incident that followed the Camden High-Dreher High football game on Oct. 17.

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


City council to hold public hearing on $4 million bond

Camden City Council will use part of its meeting Tuesday evening to hold a public hearing to gather public input on an ordinance it is considering that would allow the city to issue a no more than $4 million bond. A copy of Tuesday's agenda did not state the purpose would be for the $4 million. City Manager Mel Pearson was unavailable to answer questions by deadline Friday.

October 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


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