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New ALPHA Center to be built on Ehrenclou Drive

The ALPHA Center, currently housed at the south end of Mill Street, will build a new $2.5 million facility on a 4-acre lot on Ehrenclou Drive near the S.C. National Guard armory in 2018.

March 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


From Wallingford to Camden

It's cliché to say someone's life has prepared them for their latest role, but it may actually be true for Katharine Spadacenta.

March 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Short agenda on tap for city

Camden City Council will meet for what should prove to be a relatively short meeting tonight.

March 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Big top, big memories

For Stephen Lough, who performed as a clown with the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus (RBB&B), the idea that the show would not go on was unthinkable.

March 07, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Bid awarded for tennis complex

Camden City Council unanimously awarded a bid Tuesday night to Loveless Commercial Contracting for site and construction work of the city's proposed tennis complex on York Street between Campbell and Gordon streets.

March 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


McMaster vetoes bill to annex old Bi-Lo shopping center

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have allowed the city of Camden to annex the old Bi-Lo shopping center on Old River Road off West DeKalb Street. The shopping center is part of a "doughnut hole" that includes part of Old River Road and Smyrl Circle -- commercial and residential properties in Kershaw County's jurisdiction but surrounded by the city of Camden.

March 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Mayor’s Cup step show returns Saturday

The Mayor's Cup step show competition returns to the Camden High School gymnasium Saturday at 6 p.m. Jackson Teen Center Executive Director Brian Mayes, who has coordinated the step shows for many years, said 10 acts will compete for the Mayor's Cup -- the first competition under new Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford.

March 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Lots on tap for city council

Camden City Council will be busy today with full agendas for both an afternoon work session and regular meeting.

February 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


833 South Broad

Thanks to the magic of memories, Rengy Cobb Marshall was able to stand inside 833 South Broad at multiple points in time: Feb. 15, 2017, and any number of days in the 1960s.

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Trying to solve a Coca-Cola history mystery

There is a bit of mystery surrounding the history of 833 South Broad, currently the home of a venue of the same name and Dancin' on Broad. For much of the last 20 years, many people have remembered it as an antique mall. People with longer memories often refer to it as the old Coca-Cola bottling plant.

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | 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 entertaining celebrity guests.

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. Pearson announced the city recently hired Spadacenta, who moved to Camden with her family from Connecticut in August, as its first Main Street SC program manager in about 25 years.

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 unilaterally annex 1001 Old River Road. That is the site of the shopping center that once housed a Bi-Lo and other stores.

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 Black River Road/U.S. 521 corridor south of downtown Camden. Kershaw County Council will also consider a similar resolution tonight.

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. She said it is a more comfortable and relaxed way to meet with staff, constituents and others. A moment earlier, City Manager Mel Pearson sat in a similar chair near the window as they discussed city business.

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Articles by Section - Camden


Old Bi-Lo shopping center to be annexed

On May 19, the city of Camden ran a notice announcing a special Camden Planning Commission public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, June 5 ...

May 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City presents preservation awards

Camden City Council passed second and final reading of its FY 2017-18 budget during the May 9 regular session city council meeting.

May 16, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


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