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Breaking ground

A crew from C. Ray Miles Construction Company begins work Wednesday at the site of Camden's future Chick-fil-A restaurant on a portion of the Seven Oaks Shopping Center near the intersection of West DeKalb Street and Springdale Drive. City officials said construction may last about four to five months and that the restaurant may be open by mid-May. City Building Official John Burns said Chick-fil-A is spending $1.1 million on the construction of the 4,500-square-foot restaurant.

January 25, 2013 | | Camden


BAR to again be topic at Camden work session

Camden City Council will once again tackle the prospect of transforming the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) into a board of architectural review (BAR) during a 4 p.m. work session Tuesday.

January 21, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Town Green transplanting operation successful

A portion of the Town Green parking lot was temporarily closed on Jan. 10 to facilitate the replacement of two live oak trees. The original trees had been planted two years earlier during the Town Green's construction. Unfortunately, they did not survive the relocation process and had to be replaced despite the fact that the trees had been properly planted and cared for.

January 18, 2013 | | Camden


Cushman’s law license reinstated

The South Carolina Supreme Court reinstated former Camden City Attorney Charles Cushman's law license in an order filed Wednesday. The lifting of Cushman's law license suspension comes two months after 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson dropped a felony charge of misconduct in office in exchange for Cushman pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of contempt of court.

January 18, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


‘Portrait of Camden’ exhibit at Camden Archives and Museum

Epsy Peebles smoothed her straight brown hair back from her face and into a bun at the nape of her neck. The reflection in the mirror showed her plain round face. Her skin was still smooth as a schoolgirl's. Her lips were still full and young looking. Her brown eyes searched her reflection carefully. She was getting ready to have her photograph portrait made with Daniel -- for the first time ever. The appointment this afternoon was a milestone for them. They had finally saved up enough money from the farm income to "splurge" on a permanent image of themselves ...

January 16, 2013 | | Camden


CPD, CFD concerned about railroad crossing closure

The Camden police and fire departments expressed concern about Monday's upcoming four-day closure of two key railroad crossings in the city's Dusty Bend community during a Camden City Council work session Tuesday afternoon. Interim City Manager Mel Pearson highlighted the closures and arranged for Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd and Camden Fire Department (CFD) Chief John Bowers to speak to council.

January 11, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Camden


Equine center seeks Camden’s help

The S.C. Equine Center, located east of Camden near I-20 exit 101, is looking for some help to expand from the city of Camden.

January 11, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Camden


Railroad repairs to close Dusty Bend crossings

Due to repairs being made by CSX Railroad, railroad crossings at Broad and Lyttleton streets at Dusty Bend will be closed Monday through Jan. 17.

January 09, 2013 | | Camden


Security may be increased at Camden Archives

Security isn't a problem currently at the Camden Archives and Museum, but may need to be enhanced depending on future exhibits. That's the assessment made by Camden Police Department (CPD) Capt. Mike Stone to CPD Chief Joe Floyd in a Dec. 20, 2012, memorandum attached to Tuesday's Camden City Council work session agenda.

January 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Two trees to be replaced at Town Green

Despite our best efforts at proper planting and maintenance, two of the live oaks at the Town Green will be replaced in the coming days/week. The live oaks have been in decline for some time due to a variety of reasons but it basically boils down to transplant shock. This shock is due to a large percentage (up to 90 percent) of the trees' root system remaining at the nursery when the tree is dug. Transplant shock occurs to all field-grown trees which are dug from a nursery and planted in a new site.

January 04, 2013 | Liz Gilland Special to the C-I | Camden


Commerce Alley drop-in meeting today

The city of Camden will hold another in its series of drop-in public meetings on infrastructure projects, this time focusing on enhancements to the Commerce Alley parking lot and alleyway. The city is hosting the drop-in from 5 to 7 p.m. at TenEleven Galleria, 1011 Broad St. The meeting will provide opportunity for interested individuals and groups to actively participate in the planning and design process.

January 04, 2013 | | Camden


Camden featured on NLC website

The National League of Cities (NLC), which offers a variety of programs to its members cities -- including Let's Move! and a prescription drug card program -- recently began featuring the city of Camden on its website.

January 02, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden’s Ariail honored with national award

Syndicated cartoonist and Camden resident Robert Ariail has been named a recipient of the Berryman Award, a national honor recognizing excellence in editorial cartooning.

December 26, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Camden


Kershaw County Christmas Parade Royalty

December 26, 2012 | | Camden


Camden earns ‘Let’s Move!’ medals

The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized Councilmember Alfred Mae Drakeford for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama's comprehensive Let's Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.

December 26, 2012 | | Camden


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CJWL inducts 2015 members

The Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) announces its new members of the 2015 provisional class.

April 24, 2015 | | Camden


Camden to host Humanities Festival April 30-May 2

History buffs, lovers of local culture and people just interested in learning about their community should find plenty to tickle their interest during the South Carolina Humanities Festival, to be held April 30 through May 3 in Camden.

April 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Land of hopes and dreams

If you hang around a horse barn long and often enough, you learn that a young horse's given name or, those still unnamed by their owners, are given nicknames by those who train or ride them.

April 24, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


Upton Trio performs ‘Amazon Harmony’ for KCSD students

The Upton Trio blended music and imagery to create a special performance at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County recently about the Amazon rainforest for Kershaw County School District students. Pianist Billy Shepherd, violinist Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian and cellist Dusan Vukajlovic performed "Amazon Harmony: The Breath of Life," composed by Kinosian especially for the students.

April 22, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Camden


Santee Wateree RTA makes pitch for local help

Santee Wateree Regional Transit Authority (SWRTA) will continue to provide services to Camden and Kershaw County -- but it needs help from the communities it serves.

April 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


State tourism campaign highlights Historic Camden’s Revolutionary War Site

Kershaw County residents might have seen a familiar landmark on recent commercials and billboards for Discover SC, a marketing campaign from South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. During the commercial, snippets of whitewater rafting, hiking and battle reenactments are shown. The battle reenactments are from Historic Camden's Revolutionary War Site.

April 20, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Camden


Camden budget, bypass, moving forward

Camden City Council dealt with issues concerning its proposed budget for the next fiscal year and a proposed approved truck route, or bypass, on Tuesday night.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Rhame Arena upgrade on track for September

The city of Camden project to renovate Rhame Arena is on track. Construction is slated to start Monday, April 20 and should be done by mid-September, according to Camden Economic Development Director Wade Luther.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City to hold public hearing for FY 2015-2016 budget

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, which starts July 1.

April 13, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City of Camden receives $1.6 million NIP grant

The city of Camden recently received a $1.6 million by the South Carolina State Housing Authority through its Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP). The award will facilitate the purchase and removal of blighted residential structures and improvement of parcels in Camden neighborhoods and adjacent properties in Kershaw County.

April 13, 2015 | | Camden


KC Diamonds host step show Saturday

The Kershaw County Diamonds will host Camden's annual step showcase Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Camden High School gym. The program is sponsored by the city of Camden and The ALPHA Center.

April 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Fine Arts Center supporter Jim Watts passes away

Jim Watts will be remembered for many things, including an effusive personality, sharp intellect, strong work ethic, deep faith and unwavering support of his community. Watts passed away Monday, at nearly 80 years of age.

April 10, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


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