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Camden woman wins big on 'The Price is Right'

"Monica Sheorn, come on down!"

January 31, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Camden tourism marketing goes digital

Among the presentations Camden City Council heard during its Jan. 24 meeting, members received an update on tourism marketing from Tourism and Economic Development Director Suzi Sale. Sale said these are "exciting times" in Camden in that regard and talked about the goals of the market effort, plans currently underway and other ideas for the future.

January 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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


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Articles by Section - Camden


Remembering a special night

From parties at the Masters and gubernatorial inauguration receptions to hosting several Miss Americas at his home, Jack Brantley has certainly done his share of ...

February 17, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City hires Main Street SC program manager

At the very end of Tuesday night's Camden City Council meeting, City Manager Mel Pearson introduced Katharine Spadacenta to council members and the public ...

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sheheen bill would allow city of Camden to annex shopping center

In a somewhat unusual legislative move, State Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden introduced a bill in January that would allow the city of Camden to ...

February 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Black River Road, U.S. 521 master plan on city agenda

Camden City Council will consider a resolution during its meeting tonight that, if approved, would support the creation of a master transportation plan for the ...

February 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Meet the mayor

Eschewing the high-back chair behind her desk at Camden City Hall, recently elected Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford chose a chair near her office's door ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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