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Owners of large property seeking high density rezoning

Notice of a public hearing published Friday indicates the Camden Planning Commission is seeking input on a request by the owners of 491 Campbell St. to rezone the property from general business district, or GBD, to R-6 high density residential.

September 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Proctor Hall showcases history, elegance

Louise C. Proctor Hall, one of the most historic and elegant properties in Camden, is undergoing a bit of a makeover these days, thanks to its dedicated board of directors, membership, and a small group of volunteers.

September 01, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City council hears from another retail recruiting firm

As it did during a June work session, Camden City Council heard a presentation from a retail recruiting firm seeking to offer its services to help the city convince retailers to make Camden home.

August 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Old Bi-Lo shopping center up for final zoning

Tonight, Camden City Council will consider second and final reading of an ordinance setting a final zoning classification of General Business District (GBD) to 1001 Old River Road, the site of the former Camden Plaza Shopping Center. Bi-Lo once anchored the nearly 71,000-square-foot shopping center on 6.73 acres, currently owned by Garrett & Garrett, of Fountain Inn.

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Free haircuts and fatherhood success intersect at JTC

The day before classes started in Kershaw County, a number of teens stopped by the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) across from Camden High School (CHS) to get more prepared school. They weren't coming to pick up supplies, but to get something that would make them feel a little better about themselves, a little more special.

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sen. Graham meets with local leaders

South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Camden on Tuesday afternoon. After a late lunch at a downtown Camden restaurant, Graham and his staff made their way to the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center inside the historic Robert Mills Courthouse. There, he spent an hour in a roundtable discussion with Kershaw County, Camden and Elgin officials, police and fire chiefs, chamber officials and other local leaders.

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Feature photo: Visitors

August 15, 2017 | | Camden


City moves forward on Bi-Lo shopping center zoning

Acting on a recommendation from the planning commission and City Planner Shawn Putnam, Camden City Council passed first reading of an ordinance assignging final zoning for a parcel located at 1001 Old River Road in Camden.

August 15, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Max Ford passes away

Well-respected businessman and public servant Max Ford has died after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 75.

August 11, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Volunteers needed for Revolutionary Run Half Marathon

All members of the Greater Camden community are invited to step out and support runners making their way through town during the Revolutionary Run Half Marathon on Sept. 23. The event will benefit the Historic Camden Foundation.

August 11, 2017 | | Camden


City Council meets tonight

Camden City Council will consider second reading and final approval of an ordinance authorizing the purchase

August 08, 2017 | | Camden


The Insiders

Austin and Aeraunna each took a turn standing on stage at the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) in Camden on July 27, speaking to a half-filled auditorium of teenagers, parents, staff and others about how they ended up being incarcerated "behind the fence" at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

August 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Drakeford elected to term on ASCM board

On July 21, the Association of South Carolina Mayors (ASCM) elected Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford to fill a one-year unexpired term on its board. The election took place during the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) annual meeting.

August 01, 2017 | | Camden


City council continues looking at economic development

Members of Camden City Council recently attended two conferences that, they said, focused primarily on economic development in small cities.

July 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


SCDOT closing Five Bridges Road starting July 31

The South Carolina Department of Transportation will be closing Five Bridges Road from Battleship Road to Brook Drive to through traffic for cross line pipe repair. The road is expected to be closed for about a week, from July 21 through August 4.

July 25, 2017 | | Camden


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Articles by Section - Camden


Scott Park trail to be paved

The city's next trail-related project will be to pave the walking trail at Scott Park.

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


A step of ‘Distinction’

By a mere two-point advantage for a perfect score of 180, the Brothers and Sisters of Distinction (BSD) step team from Columbia became the new ...

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sweet Gum Trail is open to public

Tall Longleaf pines stood silent guard as the first official hikers took to the Sweet Gum Trail in Camden on Tuesday afternoon. About 50 people ...

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Pecan sale underway

The Camden Price House Commission's annual pecan sale benefit is underway once again. Funds raised will benefit the Price House and adjacent Bonds Conway-built ...

November 10, 2017 | | Camden


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