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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


Tree cutting starts

State Tree Service, the contractor selected by the city of Camden to remove hazardous trees under a tree mitigation grant, began work Thursday along Lyttleton Street.

October 22, 2010 | | Camden


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Lackey honored with legacy bench

Not quite a week after he had lauded his friend and fellow American Legion member, Perry McCoy, during a city of Camden Leaders Legacy bench ...

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


First-ever pickleball tournament deemed success

More than 100 people officially registered to participate in Camden's first ever pickleball tournament, held June 9 and 10 at the Tennis Center of ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


‘He’s the real McCoy’

A large crowd of family, friends and admirers gathered the morning of June 8 in Monument Square to honor long-time Camden citizen Perry McCoy with ...

June 15, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Mayor touts Elder Abuse Month at council meeting

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford took some time near the end of Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting to speak on a subject that wasn ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Feature photo: Pickleball tournament

Three of the 104 players who registered for the "United We Serve" Pickleball Tournament at the Tennis Center of Camden and Pickleball Plaza play an ...

June 12, 2018 | | Camden


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