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It was just your regular Sunday night at Chicago's Checkerboard Lounge. That is, it was if your idea of ending your weekend was attending a Muddy Waters show for a few bucks.

September 29, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Camden ready to get its annual blues check-up

They have played on the big stage which required the main stretch of Broad Street in Camden to be shut down for most of the night. They have played on a little cubbyhole with a patch of grass tucked in between buildings downtown.

September 29, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Bluesfest ’17

Thursday, Oct. 5

September 29, 2017 | | Camden


The Blues

Paul DesLauriers (pictured) will bring his band from Montreal to Camden for next weekend's 21st annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival. For more information, check out the following stories from today's special advance look at BluesFest '17:

September 29, 2017 | | Camden


Sonoco charging Camden for ‘contaminated recycling material’

As of Sunday, Sonoco Recycling began charging the city of Camden for any "contaminated" recycling loads containing prohibited materials.

September 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Historic district road work should be done by end of year

There's been a lot of utility and road work going on in Camden during recent months. Camden Public Works Director Tom Couch said he hopes projects being done by the city will be completed by the end of the year. This does not include work being conducted by the S.C. Department of Transportation on Camden enforceable truck route.

September 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Council to consider rezoning for Campbell Street property

During its meeting tonight, Camden City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance rezoning a 23.3-acre piece of undeveloped property stretching between Campbell Street and Ehrenclou Drive from general business district (GBD) to residential R-6.

September 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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 near the town of Kershaw in Lancaster County. Those from Camden visiting the mine, owned by OceanaGold, are (from left) Finance Director Debra Courtney, Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, Clerk of Council Brenda Davis, Assistant City Manager Caitlin Young, Human Resources Director Peggy Bowers, Carpenter, Councilman Jeffrey Graham and City Manager Mel Pearson.

September 22, 2017 | | 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 Police Department and Camden Fire Department, along with neighboring police and fire agencies, are going head-to-head in a friendly competition to benefit the American Red Cross in the annual Battle of the Badges blood drive on Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the 22nd annual FireFest.

September 19, 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


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 for adults and parents of teens will be on Saturday, Oct. 14 and the screening for students on Oct. 21.

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 friend.

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 at times -- and high winds moved into the county Monday, becoming fiercer during the late afternoon and into Monday night. Some rain and wind hung on Tuesday, but by late morning, the skies began to clear.

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 Richardson during Tuesday's council meeting.

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


ONLINE ONLY: City council meets tonight

Camden City Council will meet today at 6 p.m. There will be no afternoon work session.

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Scott Park trail to be paved

The city's next trail-related project will be to pave the walking trail at Scott Park.

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


A step of ‘Distinction’

By a mere two-point advantage for a perfect score of 180, the Brothers and Sisters of Distinction (BSD) step team from Columbia became the new ...

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sweet Gum Trail is open to public

Tall Longleaf pines stood silent guard as the first official hikers took to the Sweet Gum Trail in Camden on Tuesday afternoon. About 50 people ...

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Pecan sale underway

The Camden Price House Commission's annual pecan sale benefit is underway once again. Funds raised will benefit the Price House and adjacent Bonds Conway-built ...

November 10, 2017 | | Camden


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