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City council meets tonight

Camden City Council will meet tonight at 6 p.m. There will be no work session.

October 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


A Blues mass

Enjoying the 2017 Carolina Downhome Blues Festival this weekend? Finish things off in a unique way with a Blues Mass at Grace Episcopal Church on Sunday featuring Geoff Achison. The Australian guitarist is the closing act for the festival Saturday night with the Gold Diggers at The Venue on Broad. The Australian guitar virtuoso will close the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival with a Saturday night show along with the Gold Diggers at The Venue on Broad.

October 06, 2017 | | Camden


Fire trucks and hot rods attract thousands to FireFest

The 2017 edition of FireFest had a little bit of something for everyone on Saturday as thousands crammed into Rhame City Arena following a short parade of fire trucks and other emergency vehicles down Rutledge and Broad streets.

October 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Prime Time

It was just your regular Sunday night at Chicago's Checkerboard Lounge. That is, it was if your idea of ending your weekend was attending a Muddy Waters show for a few bucks.

September 29, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Camden ready to get its annual blues check-up

They have played on the big stage which required the main stretch of Broad Street in Camden to be shut down for most of the night. They have played on a little cubbyhole with a patch of grass tucked in between buildings downtown.

September 29, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Bluesfest ’17

Thursday, Oct. 5

September 29, 2017 | | Camden


The Blues

Paul DesLauriers (pictured) will bring his band from Montreal to Camden for next weekend's 21st annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival. For more information, check out the following stories from today's special advance look at BluesFest '17:

September 29, 2017 | | Camden


Sonoco charging Camden for ‘contaminated recycling material’

As of Sunday, Sonoco Recycling began charging the city of Camden for any "contaminated" recycling loads containing prohibited materials.

September 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Historic district road work should be done by end of year

There's been a lot of utility and road work going on in Camden during recent months. Camden Public Works Director Tom Couch said he hopes projects being done by the city will be completed by the end of the year. This does not include work being conducted by the S.C. Department of Transportation on Camden enforceable truck route.

September 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Council to consider rezoning for Campbell Street property

During its meeting tonight, Camden City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance rezoning a 23.3-acre piece of undeveloped property stretching between Campbell Street and Ehrenclou Drive from general business district (GBD) to residential R-6.

September 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Gold mine visit

Elected and other officials from the city of Camden, joined by Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter (third from right), recently visited the Haile Gold Mine near the town of Kershaw in Lancaster County. Those from Camden visiting the mine, owned by OceanaGold, are (from left) Finance Director Debra Courtney, Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, Clerk of Council Brenda Davis, Assistant City Manager Caitlin Young, Human Resources Director Peggy Bowers, Carpenter, Councilman Jeffrey Graham and City Manager Mel Pearson.

September 22, 2017 | | Camden


Battle of the Badges

All day long, they help save lives while on the job and now they're also helping to save lives off the job. The Camden Police Department and Camden Fire Department, along with neighboring police and fire agencies, are going head-to-head in a friendly competition to benefit the American Red Cross in the annual Battle of the Badges blood drive on Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the 22nd annual FireFest.

September 19, 2017 | | Camden


Wastewater lagoon recovery plan proposed

There may come a day when hardly anyone will remember that a 16-acre wastewater lagoon existed at the end of Bramblewood Plantation Road.

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


FRC hosts movie viewing events

The Family Resource Center, partner agency of the United Way of Kershaw County, is hosting a viewing and discussion of the movie Speak. The screening for adults and parents of teens will be on Saturday, Oct. 14 and the screening for students on Oct. 21.

September 19, 2017 | | Camden


Remembering Pat Wylie

Friends, colleagues and former students will remember William Patrick "Pat" Wylie as an outstanding and influential teacher, musician, community icon and, most important, a good friend.

September 15, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


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Articles by Section - Camden


City dedicates Legacy bench to Rev. Hancock

It was, as Camden City Manager Mel Pearson pointed out, a beautiful day Oct. 6 for a special honor: the dedication of a Leaders Legacy ...

October 17, 2017 | | Camden


Quaker, land owner agree to property swap

The Quaker Cemetery Association Board of Directors and the developers of more than 23 acres of adjacent land who plan to create a new residential ...

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


October is Unity Month

Camden City Council unanimously proclaimed, with Councilman Jeffrey Graham absent, October as Unity Month in Camden during its meeting on Tuesday evening.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Fall Festival Saturday

Camden's Second Annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday at Historic Camden's field next to City Arena. The festival is a family-friendly yearly ...

October 13, 2017 | | Camden


UWKC 7th annual Chili Cook-off slated for Oct. 21

The United Way of Kershaw County will host its seventh annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m ...

October 10, 2017 | | Camden


The car of a lifetime

"Chevy34"

October 06, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Army Central Command staff get Revolutionary history lesson

The strongest military in the world is engaged in suppressing an insurgency determined to kick out the invaders. The rag-tag insurgents have survived by hit ...

October 06, 2017 | By Sgt. Matt Kuzara, USARCENT Public Affairs Special to the C-I | Camden


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