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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 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


Owners of large property seeking high density rezoning

Notice of a public hearing published Friday indicates the Camden Planning Commission is seeking input on a request by the owners of 491 Campbell St. to rezone the property from general business district, or GBD, to R-6 high density residential.

September 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Proctor Hall showcases history, elegance

Louise C. Proctor Hall, one of the most historic and elegant properties in Camden, is undergoing a bit of a makeover these days, thanks to its dedicated board of directors, membership, and a small group of volunteers.

September 01, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City council hears from another retail recruiting firm

As it did during a June work session, Camden City Council heard a presentation from a retail recruiting firm seeking to offer its services to help the city convince retailers to make Camden home.

August 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Old Bi-Lo shopping center up for final zoning

Tonight, Camden City Council will consider second and final reading of an ordinance setting a final zoning classification of General Business District (GBD) to 1001 Old River Road, the site of the former Camden Plaza Shopping Center. Bi-Lo once anchored the nearly 71,000-square-foot shopping center on 6.73 acres, currently owned by Garrett & Garrett, of Fountain Inn.

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Free haircuts and fatherhood success intersect at JTC

The day before classes started in Kershaw County, a number of teens stopped by the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) across from Camden High School (CHS) to get more prepared school. They weren't coming to pick up supplies, but to get something that would make them feel a little better about themselves, a little more special.

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sen. Graham meets with local leaders

South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Camden on Tuesday afternoon. After a late lunch at a downtown Camden restaurant, Graham and his staff made their way to the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center inside the historic Robert Mills Courthouse. There, he spent an hour in a roundtable discussion with Kershaw County, Camden and Elgin officials, police and fire chiefs, chamber officials and other local leaders.

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Feature photo: Visitors

August 15, 2017 | | Camden


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Historic Camden Foundation elects board members

The board of trustees of Historic Camden Foundation recently elected new and returning trustees.

December 12, 2017 | | Camden


Camden City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting

December 05, 2017 | | Camden


Price House Commission to hold festival in February

The Price House Commission wants to invite the public to the first annual Price House Festival.

December 05, 2017 | | Camden


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