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The aviator's helmet

Bob Clithero displays a vintage leather pilot's helmet of a type that would have been used by aviators in the early 20th century. Clithero spoke about Winston Groom's book, "The Aviators," during a recent meeting of the Golden K Club. The book is about three giants of aviation -- Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and Eddie Rickenbacker -- and their enormous influence and contribution to aviation and to the world. All three, Clithero said, were raised in relative poverty and estranged from their fathers, but had strong relationships with their mothers. All three were innovators and mechanical geniuses. All three survived ...

March 04, 2015 | | Camden


Girl Scout strikes Gold

Caroline Catoe is living proof that golden effort reaps golden rewards.

March 04, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Archives to celebrate Carnegie Library centennial

The Camden Archives and Museum, 1314 Broad St., will celebrate the centennial of Camden Carnegie Library on March 9.

March 02, 2015 | | Camden


FAC to move two events downtown

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, along with help from the city of Camden, is going to shake up a couple of popular upcoming events this spring.

March 02, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City hears affordable housing proposals

Two new affordable housing developments may be coming to Camden.

February 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Ferrari Club stops in Camden

It's not every day one finds a rare Ferrari sports car parked in front of the Camden Archives and Museum. It's a real neck breaker to drive by and see five of them, with a couple of Porsches, a Corvette and a Lamborghini thrown in for good measure.

February 25, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Presentations, resolutions before city council

Camden City Council will hear several special presentations, as well as consider several resolutions, during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Camden City Hall. One of the presentations will be from Kristin Cobb, director of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County.

February 23, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


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


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MASC honors city with Achievement Award

The Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) recently honored the city of Camden with an Achievement Award at the municipal association's annual meeting held ...

July 29, 2015 | | Camden


City to host historic preservation classes

Interested in learning more about historic preservation?

July 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


With drought, Camden asks customers to conserve water

The city of Camden is asking water customers to practice voluntary water conservation.

July 27, 2015 | | Camden


CDBG funds to be spent in Riverdale

The city of Camden will soon move forward with plans to upgrade water and sewer infrastructure in the Riverdale neighborhood, thanks to its recently awarded ...

July 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Camden


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