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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


City council to consider property purchases

Camden City Council will hold a meeting tonight at 6 p.m. on the second floor of Camden City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St. Only two action items are on the agenda, and both deal with pending property purchases by the city.

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


'Welcome Table' project coming to Camden

Before he passed away in March 2015, the late John Rainey was still working on his dream of racial reconciliation in South Carolina with a focus on Camden.

July 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Late Jimmie Green served on county, city councils

James Davis "Jimmie" Green who served on Kershaw County Council for one term starting in 1969 and then on Camden City Council from 1992 to 2000, died Saturday. He was 81.

July 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Vintage Market Days coming to Camden in October

Vintage Market Days, a three-day upscale, nationally-known open-air vintage event, has selected Camden as the location for the first vintage event in central South Carolina. According to regional Vintage Market Days franchise owners Pete and Ruth Rauch, the Columbia Metro Vintage Market Days event "Southern Charm" will be held at the Camden City Arena, Oct. 27-29.

July 14, 2017 | | Camden


New management to upgrade, reopen Camden Burger King

A Charlotte, N.C.-based Burger King franchise will spend between $350,000 and $450,000 to completely upgrade the fast-food company's currently closed location at 210 East DeKalb St. in Camden.

July 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


New Palmetto Citizens FCU coming to Camden

The city of Camden and Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union announced Monday that Camden will be the location of the credit union's first service center in Kershaw County. The 1.5-acre site, purchased from local developer Mac Willetts of Town & Country Development, will be built at the corner of Battleship Road and West DeKalb Street (U.S. 1).

July 11, 2017 | | Camden


More from the 2nd Annual Kids' Fourth of July Parade

On July 1, the city of Camden and Books on Broad & Coffee co-sponsored the 2nd Annual Kids' Fourth of July Parade. Today, we offer more pictures of the event.

July 07, 2017 | | Camden


Exit 98 lighting project completed ahead of schedule

The city of Camden recently completed a new, energy efficient lighting project at the Interstate 20 interchange with U.S. 521 at Exit 98. Camden's Exit 98 is now the only lighted exit on I-20 between Columbia's Clemson Road exit and Florence.

July 07, 2017 | | Camden


Cobb stepping down as FAC executive director

Kristin Cobb, executive director of the Fine Art Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, is stepping down from the post she has held for 10 years at the end of July.

July 05, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


2nd annual Kids’ Fourth of July Parade

A group of children ride their patriotically-decorated bicycles in Saturday's Kids' Fourth of July Parade on Rutledge Street. Parade sponsors Books on Broad and the city of Camden encouraged children to decorate bikes, scooters, wagons and themselves for the event. Parents also decorated strollers for their younger children. Pre-parade activities started at 10 a.m., with the parade kicking off at 10:30 a.m. The parade followed a route down Rutledge Street to Broad Street, over to Arthur Lane and around to Books on Broad's rear parking lot where the Camden Fire Department offered free snow cones ...

July 04, 2017 | | Camden


City hears economic development presentations

During Camden City Council's June 27 work session, members heard two presentations regarding economic development. The first focused on Camden's Main Street SC program, with Beppie LeGrand, manager of the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) Main Street program, and Eric Budds, MASC's executive vice president. They presented initial suggestions based on work done so far by Camden Main Street SC Manager Kat Spadacenta.

July 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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