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Camden City Council cancels meeting

Camden City Council will not meet today for either a work session or regular meeting. The city notified the Chronicle-Independent of the decision on Friday. Council will meet again July 26 at 6:30 p.m.

July 12, 2016 | | Camden


City offers electricity usage, yard debris tips

The city of Camden is asking the public to be mindful of electricity use as the long hot summer days continue.

July 08, 2016 | | Camden


City Council approves economic development incentives

A new Hampton Inn appears to be a go, at least as far as the city of Camden is concerned.

July 01, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City installs rain garden in Commerce Alley

Passers-by may have wondered why a small back hoe was digging into the asphalt near the dumpsters back of Commerce Alley.

July 01, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Pedestrian info kiosks in place

The City of Camden is working to make it easier for visitors -- and locals -- to find their way around town. From gateway, destination, directional and parking signage, Camden's Wayfinding Signage Program is smoothly unfolding throughout the city with easy-to-read signs incorporating Camden's "Classically Carolina" brand.

July 01, 2016 | | Camden


Second reading for hotel before council

Camden City Council will consider second and final reading of an ordinance that would grant certain economic incentives for a new hotel on Wall Street near the I-20/Exit 98 interchange.

June 28, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Third public hearing on former sewer lagoon Thursday

The city of Camden will conduct a third public meeting on a proposed redevelopment project for a former wastewater lagoon to become a park.

June 24, 2016 | | Camden


Historic Camden’s new executive director looks forward while honoring past

You can thank the "American Girls" doll series -- and a pair of parents who were "into" history -- for putting Halie Brazier on the path to Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. Brazier (pronounced "Bray-zee-er") became the site's new executive director one month ago on May 25.

June 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


More signs of the times

Contractors install a new sign (first photo) at Camden City Hall on Monday as the city's Wayfinding Sign project continues to unfold. The project, which has been in the works for nearly two years and headed by Asst. City Manager Caitlin Corbett and Camden-Kershaw County Tourism Development Partnership Director Suzi Sale, is an important part of Camden's Tourism Strategic Plan. The plan recommends the development and placement of interpretative signage around the city incorporating the city's "Classically Carolina" brand. Most recently, gateway signs -- such as the one welcoming visitors to Camden near I-20 Exit 98 (second photo ...

June 24, 2016 | | Camden


Doyle Allen honored with legacy leadership bench

A new bench, placed under a spreading oak tree between several baseball fields in Woodward Park, is a fitting tribute to the man who, friends and well-wishers said, is essentially the reason those fields are there.

June 21, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Hampton Inn coming to Camden at I-20

A new Hampton Inn will be built in the near future at Camden's I-20 Exit 98, thanks in part to an economic development incentive being offered by the city.

June 17, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City to consider incentives for new hotel

Camden City Council will consider granting economic development incentives for a new hotel proposed near the Exit 98/I-20 interchange during tonight's meeting.

June 14, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


‘May the Work I’ve Done Speak for Me’

A piece of sheet music sits in the music tray of the piano in Fred and Rose Sheheen's living room.

June 10, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Fred Sheheen dies in collision

Fred Sheheen, 79, died Monday afternoon in an automobile collision on S.C. 97 north of Camden around Sailing Club Road.

June 07, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


A chat with the champ

Alfred Mae Drakeford remembers the moment like it was yesterday.

June 07, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


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Lots on tap for city council

Camden City Council will be busy today with full agendas for both an afternoon work session and regular meeting.

February 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


833 South Broad

Thanks to the magic of memories, Rengy Cobb Marshall was able to stand inside 833 South Broad at multiple points in time: Feb. 15, 2017 ...

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Trying to solve a Coca-Cola history mystery

There is a bit of mystery surrounding the history of 833 South Broad, currently the home of a venue of the same name and Dancin ...

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Remembering a special night

From parties at the Masters and gubernatorial inauguration receptions to hosting several Miss Americas at his home, Jack Brantley has certainly done his share of ...

February 17, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City hires Main Street SC program manager

At the very end of Tuesday night's Camden City Council meeting, City Manager Mel Pearson introduced Katharine Spadacenta to council members and the public ...

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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