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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


A march for the Fourth

July 04, 2017 | | Camden


City honors Julie Lee

Tuesday was Julie Lee Day in Camden.

June 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City to honor retiring secretary

Camden City Council will lead the city in recognizing Julie W. Lee tonight on her retirement as administrative secretary with 34 years of service. Lee began serving the city in this capacity in 1983, having worked for a number of city managers and many iterations of council.

June 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Gold mine visit

Elected and other officials from the city of Camden, joined by Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter (third from right), recently visited the Haile Gold Mine ...

September 22, 2017 | | Camden


Wastewater lagoon recovery plan proposed

There may come a day when hardly anyone will remember that a 16-acre wastewater lagoon existed at the end of Bramblewood Plantation Road.

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Battle of the Badges

All day long, they help save lives while on the job and now they're also helping to save lives off the job. The Camden ...

September 19, 2017 | | Camden


FRC hosts movie viewing events

The Family Resource Center, partner agency of the United Way of Kershaw County, is hosting a viewing and discussion of the movie Speak. The screening ...

September 19, 2017 | | Camden


Remembering Pat Wylie

Friends, colleagues and former students will remember William Patrick "Pat" Wylie as an outstanding and influential teacher, musician, community icon and, most important, a good ...

September 15, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Irma’s wind and rain lash Kershaw County

Even though it was hundreds of miles to the south and west, Hurricane Irma managed to leave a few marks on Kershaw County. Rain -- heavy ...

September 15, 2017 | By MARTIN L. CAHN and JIM TATUM C-I staff | Camden


City council gets silversmith preview

Members of Camden City Council, along with City Manager Mel Pearson, donned blue non-latex gloves at the behest of Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine ...

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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