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City installs rain garden in Commerce Alley

Passers-by may have wondered why a small back hoe was digging into the asphalt near the dumpsters back of Commerce Alley.

July 01, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Pedestrian info kiosks in place

The City of Camden is working to make it easier for visitors -- and locals -- to find their way around town. From gateway, destination, directional and parking signage, Camden's Wayfinding Signage Program is smoothly unfolding throughout the city with easy-to-read signs incorporating Camden's "Classically Carolina" brand.

July 01, 2016 | | Camden


Second reading for hotel before council

Camden City Council will consider second and final reading of an ordinance that would grant certain economic incentives for a new hotel on Wall Street near the I-20/Exit 98 interchange.

June 28, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Third public hearing on former sewer lagoon Thursday

The city of Camden will conduct a third public meeting on a proposed redevelopment project for a former wastewater lagoon to become a park.

June 24, 2016 | | Camden


Historic Camden’s new executive director looks forward while honoring past

You can thank the "American Girls" doll series -- and a pair of parents who were "into" history -- for putting Halie Brazier on the path to Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. Brazier (pronounced "Bray-zee-er") became the site's new executive director one month ago on May 25.

June 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


More signs of the times

Contractors install a new sign (first photo) at Camden City Hall on Monday as the city's Wayfinding Sign project continues to unfold. The project, which has been in the works for nearly two years and headed by Asst. City Manager Caitlin Corbett and Camden-Kershaw County Tourism Development Partnership Director Suzi Sale, is an important part of Camden's Tourism Strategic Plan. The plan recommends the development and placement of interpretative signage around the city incorporating the city's "Classically Carolina" brand. Most recently, gateway signs -- such as the one welcoming visitors to Camden near I-20 Exit 98 (second photo ...

June 24, 2016 | | Camden


Doyle Allen honored with legacy leadership bench

A new bench, placed under a spreading oak tree between several baseball fields in Woodward Park, is a fitting tribute to the man who, friends and well-wishers said, is essentially the reason those fields are there.

June 21, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Hampton Inn coming to Camden at I-20

A new Hampton Inn will be built in the near future at Camden's I-20 Exit 98, thanks in part to an economic development incentive being offered by the city.

June 17, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City to consider incentives for new hotel

Camden City Council will consider granting economic development incentives for a new hotel proposed near the Exit 98/I-20 interchange during tonight's meeting.

June 14, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


‘May the Work I’ve Done Speak for Me’

A piece of sheet music sits in the music tray of the piano in Fred and Rose Sheheen's living room.

June 10, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Fred Sheheen dies in collision

Fred Sheheen, 79, died Monday afternoon in an automobile collision on S.C. 97 north of Camden around Sailing Club Road.

June 07, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


A chat with the champ

Alfred Mae Drakeford remembers the moment like it was yesterday.

June 07, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Wayfinding signs being installed in Camden

Passers-by may have seen some interesting changes on some of Camden's streets.

June 03, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Historic Camden names Brazier new executive director

The Historic Camden Foundation Board of Directors recently named Halie Brazier as Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's new executive director.

June 03, 2016 | | Camden


Transformer fire shuts down power in Camden

A mid morning blaze at a city of Camden electric substation shut down power in parts of the city for more than two hours Friday.

May 31, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


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City council members sworn in

December 06, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Alfred Mae Drakeford sworn in as Mayor of Camden

In a historic church in a historic town, her hand on her family bible, Alfred Mae Drakeford took a historic oath of office.

November 29, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Camden tree lighting Thurs.

The city of Camden will kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of Camden City Hall. The public is ...

November 29, 2016 | | Camden


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