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CFD smoke detector blitz goes big

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) recently installed 933 smoke detectors in homes in and around Camden, and they're not done yet. The CFD is in the midst of its annual smoke detector "blitz," trying to ensure that every home as at least one, if not more, smoke detectors.

August 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Ehrenclou will be open for CHS access Monday

Joe Tucker of C. Ray Miles Construction has a strong suggestion for parents, students, teachers and others trying to access Camden High School (CHS) as school starts up again Monday.

August 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Boykin Road to be closed today through Aug. 31

The S.C. Department of Transportation ( SCDOT) will close the entire length of Boykin Road to through traffic beginning today at 7:30 a.m. The road will remain closed through 5 p.m. Aug. 31.

August 17, 2018 | | Camden


All-America City team to address city council

Kershaw County's team of All-America City representatives will address Camden City Council during its regular meeting tonight. There will be no afternoon work session.

August 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Volunteers needed for Historic Camden archeology survey

Historic Camden is working with the State Archaeologist to conduct an archaeological reconnaissance survey on a parcel of land just south of their parking lot--where the Kershaw County Farmers Market was held before they moved downtown. Volunteers ages 16 and older are needed this month to assist with the survey.

August 10, 2018 | | Camden


The route and the road diet

During the last week, a patching and resurfacing project on a long stretch of Broad Street added to traffic complications in and around downtown Camden as the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) also continued work on three segments of an enforceable truck route.

August 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Remembering a leader

A large group of family and friends gathered in Rectory Square to celebrate the memory of Dr. William Lawrence "Larry" Owen III and his many contributions to Camden and Kershaw County during a Legacy Leadership Bench dedication ceremony held July 12. Owen, who passed away in 2008, was a long-time Camden resident, having graduated from Camden High School in 1969 and practiced dentistry in Camden for more than 30 years. A member of First Baptist Church in Camden, he served as a deacon and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. He was active in many local organizations, including ...

August 07, 2018 | | Camden


The route and the road diet

More than six and a half years ago, in January 2012, the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) held a public information meeting regarding a proposed enforceable truck route for the city of Camden and a subsequent "road diet" for Broad Street. The idea -- actually dating back decades and, in its current form, to 2008 -- was to get heavy truck traffic out of Camden's downtown district so that Broad Street between DeKalb and York streets could be reduced to one lane in each direction with other amenities to make the area more walkable.

August 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


What future for current CES property?

Camden Elementary School (CES) students are expected to move to their new facility on Laurens Street in January. When they do, they will leave behind a more than 35-year-old building on about 7.5 acres of land.

August 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


The route and the road diet

This week's sudden appearance of S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) contractors starting to patch sections of Broad Street added to the already long list of ongoing road projects in Camden. SCDOT is patching and resurfacing Broad Street from Black River Road all the way north to Laurens Street at Monument Square. The project is expected to be completed in November.

July 31, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CPD gets $130,000 grant for drug officer

At the end of Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting, City Manager Mel Pearson announced that the Camden Police Department will receive a one-year $130,000 Judge Advocate General (JAG) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to hire and equip a drug officer.

July 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Craig graduates from MASC institute

Camden City Councilwoman Joanna Craig recently graduated from the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government. Craig and fellow graduates received graduation certificates during the MASC's annual meeting.

July 27, 2018 | | Camden


Feature photo: Repaving underway

Drivers may be slowing down a little as they come through downtown Camden. According to the S.C. Dept. of Transportation, the portion of U.S. 521 from Ehrenclou Drive through Camden, up to Dusty Bend, is under contract to be patched and resurfaced. According to SC DOT officials, the contractor has lanes closed and is currently performing full-depth patching work. Sometime after completing the patching, the contractor will begin resurfacing. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of November.

July 27, 2018 | | Camden


City council meets today

Camden City Council will meet today at 6 p.m. in council chambers on the second floor of Camden City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St. in Camden. Agenda items include:

July 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City council may extend manager’s contract

Camden City Council will meet in executive session near the end of its meeting tonight in order to discuss a personnel matter. Immediately thereafter, in open session, council will consider a resolution authorizing Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford to executive an employment agreement between the city and City Manager Mel Pearson.

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Camden, CCTC may partner on new tourism visitor center

The city of Camden and Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) may partner to develop a new tourism visitor center to be built on a small ...

December 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


SCDOT prepping new crosswalks on Broad Street

People driving or walking downtown on Broad Street between DeKalb and York streets have likely noticed new mid-block crosswalks recently painted by the S.C ...

November 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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