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Planning commission approves KCMH easement

The Camden Planning Commission (CPC) unanimously approved a request by Kershaw County Mental Health (KCMH) for an easement through its property at 2611 Liberty Hill Road.

February 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Carnegie letters collection featured at Archives

The Camden Archives and Museum is currently featuring an exciting and interesting new collection -- one which serendipitously came to the museum just in time for its centennial.

February 18, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Council takes first look at wayfinding project

Camden City Council got a gander at a new plan for wayfinding signage throughout the city during its Feb. 10 work session.

February 16, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Camden, MASC: leave local issues to local government

Camden City Council made a direct statement to the S.C. State House on Tuesday: Leave local government issues to local government.

February 13, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Planting trees

Howard Wallace (left) of the Camden Tree Foundation helps Benjamin Garcia plant one of 31 new trees Jan. 29 along the northeastern edge of Springdale Race Course as Anthony Haggins uses heavy equipment to prop it up. Among the 4- to 5-year-old trees are 20 cherry bark oaks, six hollies and five "fringe trees," Wallace said. The foundation spent $15,000 on the trees and another $5,000 on irrigation. The foundation planted many of the trees along S.C. 97 opposite the Edgewood subdivision, with more on Springdale Drive itself. Wallace said some Edgewood residents came out expressing their ...

February 13, 2015 | | Camden


Teacher, mentor and friend

To some, he was a grab you by your shirt football coach who used toughness to get his point across to a young high school player on a blistering hot summer day. To others, he was a school administrator who ran a tight ship. To all, though, he was as loyal a friend as you ever want to have on your side.

February 11, 2015 | Tom Didato | Camden


City to review zoning ordinance, signage designs

Camden City Council will get a first look at a wayfinding signage proposal during its work session Tuesday. The project will be presented by the city's project team, which has worked with SkyDesign, of Atlanta, since October.

February 09, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City creating park at former Maxway site

The city of Camden is, at least temporarily, creating a park out of the former Maxway department store site on the northwest corner of Broad and Rutledge streets. City Manager Mel Pearson said work started recently with the addition of decorative lights.

February 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Pageant winners recognized

Camden Mayor Tony Scully congratulates 2015 Miss Camden Abigail Zvejnieks (left) and 2015 Camden Miss Teen Olivia Loynes on their recent pageant wins during Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting. Zvejnieks is a senior in the Spring Valley High School Discovery Magnet Program. Her platform focuses on scoliosis awareness and screening and supporting the Children's Miracle Network. Loynes is a sophomore at North Central High School. Loynes' platform is "learning and exploring arts through dance." Congratulating the young ladies with Scully are (from left) council members Jeffrey Graham, Deborah Davis, Laurie Parks and Alfred Mae Drakeford. During Tuesday night ...

January 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Host of changes proposed to Camden zoning ordinance

It may become illegal for Camden residents to own a rooster. It's one of a long list of changes proposed by the Camden Planning Commission (CPC) to the city's zoning ordinance. The proposed changes are the result of two years worth of work by the CPC -- which met 26 different times -- to modernize, streamline and otherwise make zoning regulations in Camden easier to follow, according to Camden Planner Shawn Putnam.

January 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City council to recognize Miss Camden, Miss Camden Teen

Camden City Council will recognize the new Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen winners for 2015 during its meeting Tuesday evening. Council will honor 2015 Miss Camden Abigail Zvejnieks and 2015 Miss Camden Teen Olivia Loynes, as well as their platforms.

January 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Broad Street railroad crossing closing for repairs Monday

CSX Railroad will close the Broad Street railroad crossing in Dusty Bend for two weeks starting Monday in order to conduct repairs.

January 23, 2015 | | Camden


Keeping ‘the dream’ alive

People packed into Camden's Mt. Moriah Baptist Church on Monday evening for the community's annual remembrance of the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The NAACP's Camden-Kershaw County branch sponsored the event, presided over by 1st Vice President Rev. Kenneth Carter.

January 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Camden


Camden man recalls hearing King’s speeches

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. powerfully and famously used his words to break down racial barriers. Today, Americans across the country are remembering King's words and celebrating the life of a man who played perhaps the most prominent role in the civil rights movement. King drew thousands of people -- most famously through marches -- from different racial and religious backgrounds together to peacefully protest inequality.

January 19, 2015 | Simone T. Owens | Camden


Pat Watts, long-time FAC, DAR supporter passes

A long-time supporter of both the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is being mourned today. Patricia "Pat" Plyler Watts died Tuesday at the age of 79.

January 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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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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