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Old Kmart to get $3.4 million facelift

Bobby Wade, a project manager for DBS Corporation of Chattanooga, Tenn., recently took out a $3.4 million permit for exterior renovations to the old Kmart at River Oaks Shopping Center in Camden.

October 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden City Council passes $7 million utility bond

During its October 9 meeting, Camden City Council passed first reading of an ordinance that, when passed on final second reading will allow the city to issue up to, but not exceeding, $7 million of combined public utility system improvement revenue bonds. The bond will cover a total of $6.701 million in electric and traffic signal improvements, including undergrounding, in specific spots in Camden.

October 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Storm scenes

While Camden and Kershaw County was largely spared by the wrath of Hurricane Michael, the storm still caused some mayhem with blustery winds and soaking rains knocking down trees and limbs, causing power outages and minor flooding. A tree fell across the intersection of Broad and Chesnut streets, blocking off traffic in all directions for several hours Thursday as it took out power lines and a traffic signal. Just a couple of blocks away, another tree fell across Hampton Street, blocking the entire roadway for part of the morning. City crews also worked to clear a storm drain across from ...

October 16, 2018 | | Camden


Betty Slade honored with Leader's Legacy bench

Betty Horton Slade, who served as the city of Camden's clerk for most of the 28 years she worked at city hall, received the honor of having a Leader's Legacy bench dedicated in her name Tuesday afternoon. The bench is under a large shade tree on the north side of Rectory Square.

October 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


October is Fire Prevention Month

On a unanimous vote Tuesday -- minus Councilman Jeffrey Graham, who was absent -- Camden City Council proclaimed the month of October as Fire Prevention Month in Camden. The proclamation came just ahead of Saturday's 23rd annual FireFest.

September 28, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


700 block of West DeKalb Street may be rezoned

Fifteen properties along the 700 block of West DeKalb Street in Camden may be rezoned from Limited Business District (LBD) to Central Business District (CBD), allowing additional commercial uses than are allowed now. Camden City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance making the change from LBD to CBD during its meeting tonight. The proposal comes with a unanimous vote by the Camden Planning Commission recommending the zoning change.

September 25, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Helping after Florence

It took Camden's Ben Stegner and his crews five hours to get from the small North Carolina town of Supply to Jacksonville, N.C., to help restore power to customers there.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Weekend events to affect parking, traffic

In an effort to prevent confusion and alleviate concerns regarding the use of free public parking on downtown streets and around Town Green, the city of Camden would like to alert residents regarding the events that will affect traffic and parking throughout Camden this Saturday.

September 21, 2018 | | Camden


River Oaks annexed into city

River Oaks Shopping Center is, finally, a part of the city of Camden. Despite being located across from Walmart on West DeKalb Street just before the U.S. 1 bridge over the Wateree River, River Oaks has been outside the city limits since it was originally developed years ago.

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Final River Oaks annexation reading tonight

Residents and others who plan to attend tonight's Camden City Council meeting should be prepared to be in for a long haul. Among the dozen or so items on the proposed agenda are final annexation of the River Oaks Shopping Center and a proposal for the city to terminate its electric wholesale agreement with Duke Energy in favor of one with a Florida-based company with a generating station in North Carolina.

September 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Events could alter traffic, parking this weekend

The city of Camden would like to alert residents to upcoming events that will affect traffic and parking throughout Camden this weekend. Please note that the schedule of these events is subject to change due to the anticipated effects of Hurricane Florence.

September 11, 2018 | | Camden


Hobby Lobby, Marshalls sign leases

According to copies of leases signed on Aug. 16 and 30 and filed with the Kershaw County Registrar of Deeds, Hobby Lobby and Marshalls are coming to Camden.

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Bringing it home with Patrick Davis

"Bring it home" is a familiar old phrase to musicians everywhere.

September 04, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Camden


COG approves $4.2 million for Black River Road project

Near the end of Camden City Council's meeting Tuesday night, Councilman Jeffrey Graham announced that the Santee-Lynches Council of Governments (COG) approved $4.2 million for a joint city-county plan to enhance the Black River Road corridor.

August 31, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City may purchase two properties

According to a copy of its proposed agenda for its meeting tonight, Camden City Council may pass first readings of ordinances authorizing City Manager Mel Pearson to purchase two adjacent properties.

August 28, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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SCDOT prepping new crosswalks on Broad Street

People driving or walking downtown on Broad Street between DeKalb and York streets have likely noticed new mid-block crosswalks recently painted by the S.C ...

November 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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