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CHLC to honor local residents

May is National Preservation Month. At the request of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission, Camden City Council will consider a proclamation designating May as local preservation month in conjunction with the national observance.

May 05, 2017 | | Camden


Historic Camden Foundation now owns battlefield

In the now-quiet peace of a Midlands pine forest in Kershaw County, a fierce Revolutionary War battle was fought on August 16, 1780, the Battle of Camden.

May 02, 2017 | | Camden


Camden receives new AEDs

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) recently held a CPR/AED Class for the city of Camden AED Program.

May 02, 2017 | | Camden


Grace Episcopal Spring Dog Show returns May 20

Whether you're looking to show off Rover or just go and have some family fun in the park, Grace Episcopal Church's 81st Annual Spring Dog Show is a good bet.

April 28, 2017 | | Camden


Rev. Hancock retires

This Sunday, the man known by his flock as "Pastor Bruce" will preach his last sermon as the minister of First Baptist Church in Camden.

April 28, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Young dancers brighten council meeting

Here's a sight you rarely, if ever, see: People dancing during a city council meeting. That's exactly what happened Tuesday night as seven young dancers from the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County performed for Camden City Council.

April 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Historic Camden Spring Jam Festival is Saturday

Anna Ferris, Jacob Johnson and The Mobros are three of seven local acts who will take the stage during Historic Camden's Spring Jam Festival this Saturday from 3:30 to 10 p.m. The festival will feature the seven music acts; food vendors; a 15-foot-high inflatable slide; and a 25-foot-long, seven-element children's obstacle course. The McCaa Tavern will also be open for the duration of the festival.

April 28, 2017 | | Camden


Grace Episcopal Spring Dog Show is May 20

Whether you're looking to show off Rover or just go and have some family fun in the park, the 81st Annual Spring Dog Show is a good bet.

April 25, 2017 | | Camden


City council meets tonight

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

April 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Burndale’s history filled with tenants

Contractors are now in the process of removing asbestos from and demolishing the old Burndale Shopping Center. Even before work began -- currently focused on the old bowling alley at the center's north end -- people started talking about Burndale, which has been an East DeKalb Street landmark in Camden for 60 years.

April 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Battle of Camden BBQ Festival debuts May 19-20

The Camden Jaycees will be debuting the Battle of Camden BBQ Festival May 19-20 at Historic Camden. The event benefits the citizens of Kershaw County through its Annual Stocking Fund.

April 18, 2017 | | Camden


Good-bye and hello

Having had the road to the National Steeplechase Association end here, Camden will now serve as the jump-off point for the nation's best jump horses. That decision did not come without compromise, however.

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


Farewell to the Colonial Cup

Known as America's "First Lady of Steeplechasing," the late Marion duPont Scott had a profound impact on the sport she loved and for a race she started in Camden.

April 14, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden


City council approves demolition funding resolution

At least eight more -- and possibly 10 -- blighted homes could be demolished in the coming weeks in Camden. Tuesday evening, Camden City Council unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the city to advance $100,000 to the Santee-Lynches Regional Development Corporation (S-LRDC). That money will help the S-LRDC -- an arm of the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments (COG) -- close on the final phase of blighted homes identified as part of Camden's participation in the Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP).

April 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Public hearing on proposed city budget tonight

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing on the city's proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget during its meeting at 6 p.m. today. If approved, the proposed nearly $44.38 million budget would go into effect July 1.

April 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Articles by Section - Camden


City dedicates Legacy bench to Rev. Hancock

It was, as Camden City Manager Mel Pearson pointed out, a beautiful day Oct. 6 for a special honor: the dedication of a Leaders Legacy ...

October 17, 2017 | | Camden


Quaker, developers agree to property swap

The Quaker Cemetery Association Board of Directors and the prospective developers of more than 23 acres of adjacent land who plan to create a new ...

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


October is Unity Month

Camden City Council unanimously proclaimed, with Councilman Jeffrey Graham absent, October as Unity Month in Camden during its meeting on Tuesday evening.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Fall Festival Saturday

Camden's Second Annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday at Historic Camden's field next to City Arena. The festival is a family-friendly yearly ...

October 13, 2017 | | Camden


UWKC 7th annual Chili Cook-off slated for Oct. 21

The United Way of Kershaw County will host its seventh annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m ...

October 10, 2017 | | Camden


The car of a lifetime

"Chevy34"

October 06, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Army Central Command staff get Revolutionary history lesson

The strongest military in the world is engaged in suppressing an insurgency determined to kick out the invaders. The rag-tag insurgents have survived by hit ...

October 06, 2017 | By Sgt. Matt Kuzara, USARCENT Public Affairs Special to the C-I | Camden


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