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All-America City team to address city council

Kershaw County's team of All-America City representatives will address Camden City Council during its regular meeting tonight. There will be no afternoon work session.

August 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Volunteers needed for Historic Camden archeology survey

Historic Camden is working with the State Archaeologist to conduct an archaeological reconnaissance survey on a parcel of land just south of their parking lot--where the Kershaw County Farmers Market was held before they moved downtown. Volunteers ages 16 and older are needed this month to assist with the survey.

August 10, 2018 | | Camden


The route and the road diet

During the last week, a patching and resurfacing project on a long stretch of Broad Street added to traffic complications in and around downtown Camden as the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) also continued work on three segments of an enforceable truck route.

August 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Remembering a leader

A large group of family and friends gathered in Rectory Square to celebrate the memory of Dr. William Lawrence "Larry" Owen III and his many contributions to Camden and Kershaw County during a Legacy Leadership Bench dedication ceremony held July 12. Owen, who passed away in 2008, was a long-time Camden resident, having graduated from Camden High School in 1969 and practiced dentistry in Camden for more than 30 years. A member of First Baptist Church in Camden, he served as a deacon and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. He was active in many local organizations, including ...

August 07, 2018 | | Camden


The route and the road diet

More than six and a half years ago, in January 2012, the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) held a public information meeting regarding a proposed enforceable truck route for the city of Camden and a subsequent "road diet" for Broad Street. The idea -- actually dating back decades and, in its current form, to 2008 -- was to get heavy truck traffic out of Camden's downtown district so that Broad Street between DeKalb and York streets could be reduced to one lane in each direction with other amenities to make the area more walkable.

August 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


What future for current CES property?

Camden Elementary School (CES) students are expected to move to their new facility on Laurens Street in January. When they do, they will leave behind a more than 35-year-old building on about 7.5 acres of land.

August 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


The route and the road diet

This week's sudden appearance of S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) contractors starting to patch sections of Broad Street added to the already long list of ongoing road projects in Camden. SCDOT is patching and resurfacing Broad Street from Black River Road all the way north to Laurens Street at Monument Square. The project is expected to be completed in November.

July 31, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CPD gets $130,000 grant for drug officer

At the end of Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting, City Manager Mel Pearson announced that the Camden Police Department will receive a one-year $130,000 Judge Advocate General (JAG) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to hire and equip a drug officer.

July 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Craig graduates from MASC institute

Camden City Councilwoman Joanna Craig recently graduated from the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government. Craig and fellow graduates received graduation certificates during the MASC's annual meeting.

July 27, 2018 | | Camden


Feature photo: Repaving underway

Drivers may be slowing down a little as they come through downtown Camden. According to the S.C. Dept. of Transportation, the portion of U.S. 521 from Ehrenclou Drive through Camden, up to Dusty Bend, is under contract to be patched and resurfaced. According to SC DOT officials, the contractor has lanes closed and is currently performing full-depth patching work. Sometime after completing the patching, the contractor will begin resurfacing. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of November.

July 27, 2018 | | Camden


City council meets today

Camden City Council will meet today at 6 p.m. in council chambers on the second floor of Camden City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St. in Camden. Agenda items include:

July 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City council may extend manager’s contract

Camden City Council will meet in executive session near the end of its meeting tonight in order to discuss a personnel matter. Immediately thereafter, in open session, council will consider a resolution authorizing Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford to executive an employment agreement between the city and City Manager Mel Pearson.

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Third annual Kids’ Fourth of July Parade

The third annual Kids' Fourth of July Parade in Camden took place Saturday, doubling as a celebration of Kershaw County being named a 2018 All-America City community. The county's All-America City delegation served as grand marshals, leading the parade of Independence Day-themed bicycles, scooters, strollers and wagons. Festivities began in front of Camden City Hall with the Pledge of Allegiance, patriotic music from a fife and drum corps, and more, including balloons, bubbles, face painting and the Kershaw County Library Bookmobile. Also, the Camden Fire Department showed off of its restored 1920 fire truck -- the first motorized fire truck ...

July 03, 2018 | | Camden


Council approves River Oaks annexation, incentive package

With no discussion whatsoever during its June 26 meeting, Camden City Council unanimously -- minus Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, who was attending a mayor's conference out of state -- approved first reading of ordinances annexing the River Oaks Shopping Center and offering an incentive package to Bright-Meyers 2001 LCC of Georgia to redevelop the commercial property. The votes came after an approximately 25-minute long executive session to discuss the matters.

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden to consider annexing Kmart shopping center

Many people are surprised when they learn that the River Oaks Shopping Center, which used to house Kmart on West DeKalb Street, is not in the city limits of Camden. That may stop being a problem as early as tonight as Camden City Council considers first reading of an ordinance annexing the property and assigning it an interim zoning classification of Commercial Mixed Use, or CMU, during its meeting tonight.

June 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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