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English Country Dancing in Camden

The music coming from the pair of portable wireless speakers Thursday night was definitely not pop, rock or even modern jazz. Neither were the dance steps to that music ones most people have seen in a very long time, despite the jeans, sneakers and even T-shirts the dancers wore.

January 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Bench dedicated to ‘Daddy Mac’ McLester

It wasn't a Sunday, but the pews were filled at Camden First United Methodist Church on Camden's DeKalb Street. Not knowing what the weather would be like, Camden First's pastor, the Rev. Larry McCutcheon, had agreed to hold a special Leaders Legacy Bench dedication inside the sanctuary Tuesday in honor of one the church's longest-serving members, Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester.

January 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Boy Scouts Q&A with city council

Camden City Council had to answer some questions Tuesday evening. They weren't especially tough, and they came from two young citizens, Ahmel Hicks and Craig Jeffers, of Cub Scout Pack 113.

January 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Is Camden landing a ‘Big Fish’?

Camden City Council will meet tonight and the last items on its agenda appear to indicate a major economic development announcement for the city might be imminent.

January 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


New tennis center director hired

The city of Camden recently announced it has hired Paola Maoli as facility director of the city's new tennis center and pickleball plaza in downtown Camden. According to City Manager Mel Pearson, Maoli is a highly experienced professional in tennis management, who most recently served as tennis coordinator with the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center in Cayce.

January 16, 2018 | | Camden


Historic Camden seeks volunteers for new program

Historic Camden has created an updated education program: a new tour, aimed at 3rd and 4th graders (and homeschool groups ages 8-11) based on state social studies standards for South Carolina History. The new tour was developed by Erika Cline, a University of South Carolina student intern enrolled in a public history course, and the site's former Education Coordinator Elyse Monyette. Some of the materials for the tour were funded by a grant from Duke Energy.

January 16, 2018 | | Camden


Historic Camden to focus on battlefield site in 2018

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site Executive Director Halie Brazier told Camden City Council during its first meeting of the year Tuesday night that the park will be focusing a lot of attention on the Battle of Camden site this year. Brazier made the comments during a presentation on 2017 Historic Camden accomplishments that included a look ahead for both the main site in Camden and the battlefield, about 8 miles north of the city.

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City council meets tonight

Camden City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today; there will be no afternoon work session.

January 09, 2018 | | Camden


Wooten honored on Arbor Day

The city of Camden, along with the Kershaw County Soil and Water Conservation District, Camden Tree Foundation and Camden Parks and Trees Commission held its Arbor Day celebration Dec. 19 in Kirkwood Common. This year's celebration was in honor of long-time naturalist and advocate Alan Wooten, who passed away in August. More than 50 friends, neighbors and relatives turned out to honor Wooten. The city planted a live oak tree in Wooten's memory near the Battle of Hobkirk Hill memorial. Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford read a proclamation honoring Wooten and Arbor Day and Kershaw County Soil and Water ...

December 29, 2017 | | Camden


Water main leak causes low water pressure Tuesday

A break in a water main located at Campbell and Lafayette Streets had city public works crews working all day Tuesday to isolate and repair the leak.

December 29, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City Council elects Jeffrey Graham mayor pro tem

Camden City Council chose Jeffrey Graham to serve as its mayor pro tem for 2018.

December 22, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City honors former mayor, wife with bench

At least 100 people filled the lower end of Kirkwood Common near the park's pond on Thursday afternoon to pay tribute to former Camden Mayor Tony Scully and his wife, Joy Claussen Scully.

December 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Property at I-20 Exit 98 may be annexed

During its meeting tonight, Camden City Council will consider annexing a 1-acre property at the corner of U.S. 521 and I-20.

December 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Historic Camden Foundation elects board members

The board of trustees of Historic Camden Foundation recently elected new and returning trustees.

December 12, 2017 | | Camden


CCCB concert is Sunday

Saxophonist Fiona Greenwood wears her festive hat during a recent performance of the Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB). The band will present their Christmas concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Camden High School. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB is in its 38th year of presenting music to the Camden and Kershaw County area. The band has 4 concerts per year -- two in Rectory Square Park and two at Camden High. Sunday's concert features include traditional Christmas carols and an audience sing-a-long. "This is the band's gift to our community", CCCB ...

December 08, 2017 | | Camden


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