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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


Lackey honored with legacy bench

Not quite a week after he had lauded his friend and fellow American Legion member, Perry McCoy, during a city of Camden Leaders Legacy bench dedication, Richard "Dick" Lackey returned to Monument Square on June 14 to receive the same honor.

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


First-ever pickleball tournament deemed success

More than 100 people officially registered to participate in Camden's first ever pickleball tournament, held June 9 and 10 at the Tennis Center of Camden and Pickleball Plaza. The "United We Stand" Pickleball Tournament served as a fundraiser for the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC), raising $7,000 from entry fees, which will be used to support its hunger program.

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


‘He’s the real McCoy’

A large crowd of family, friends and admirers gathered the morning of June 8 in Monument Square to honor long-time Camden citizen Perry McCoy with a Leadership Legacy Bench.

June 15, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Mayor touts Elder Abuse Month at council meeting

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford took some time near the end of Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting to speak on a subject that wasn't able to make it on to the official agenda.

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Feature photo: Pickleball tournament

Three of the 104 players who registered for the "United We Serve" Pickleball Tournament at the Tennis Center of Camden and Pickleball Plaza play an early round match on Saturday. Although the center, which opened in February, hosted two pickleball clinics, Saturday and Sunday's tournament was the first pickleball tournament to be held in Camden. The event served as a fundraiser for the United Way of Kershaw County. According to tournament organizers, two people more than 80 years old participated in the tournament, including a 92-year-old man. While the event drew mostly people age 50 and over, a number ...

June 12, 2018 | | Camden


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Articles by Section - Camden


City gets $500K grant for riverfront park project

Residents of and visitors to the city of Camden may get their first chance to enjoy the city's proposed 24-acre Wateree Riverfront Environmental Park ...

November 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City to review comprehensive plan

Camden City Council will begin reviewing a new version of the city's 10-year comprehensive plan with a presentation by City Planner Shawn Putnam of ...

November 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Historic Camden receives $200,000 from SCPRT

Historic Camden is proud to announce that the museum is the recipient of a $200,000 grant from South Carolina department of Parks, Recreation, and ...

November 09, 2018 | | Camden


Truesdale remembered as community leader

For the second time in two weeks, the Camden Fire Department served as the site of a Leader's Legacy bench dedication due to pending ...

November 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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