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A 'Solicious' celebration

Saturday marked a double celebration of African-American culture in Camden with the opening of the African American Cultural Center and the inaugural edition of the "Soulicious" festival on the grounds of the Price House. Inside the cultural center, hundreds of people got to see pictures, documents and baseball cards relating to Camden native Larry Doby, the second African-American to enter major league baseball by becoming the first black member of an American League team. Many of those same people then spent time outside enjoying food cooked by the Camden-Kershaw County chapter of the NAACP, face painting, games, music and more.

February 27, 2018 | | Camden


‘Soulicious,’ African American center opening Saturday

The city of Camden's Price House will have a lot to celebrate Saturday as the Price House Commission presents "Soulicious" and the city opens the African American Cultural Center on the Price House grounds.

February 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


A Comic Con comes to Camden

Cosplayers, actors, wrestlers and even some animals will take over the Camden Shrine Club from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 3 for the first-ever Camden Comic Con.

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Tennis Center of Camden opens

The Tennis Center of Camden is open for business. The city quietly opened the center recently and already has a dozen tournaments and clinics set up through October. It already hosted the Camden CC Tennis Association's One Day - Net Generation event on Feb. 3. Next up is the One Day RR Food for the Soul Charity Tournament, set for March 10.

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Council to hear African American Cultural Center report

Camden City Council will hear a report on the pending opening of the African American Cultural Center from City Manager Mel Pearson during its meeting tonight. Council will also consider proclaiming February as African American Culture Month in the city.

February 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


African American Cultural Center to open Feb. 24

The city of Camden announces plans to open the African American Cultural Center of Camden in February. According to City Manager Mel Pearson, the new tourist attraction will be located in the two-room, turn-of-the century house relocated in 2007 to its current location at 517 York Street.

February 06, 2018 | | Camden


English Country Dancing in Camden

The music coming from the pair of portable wireless speakers Thursday night was definitely not pop, rock or even modern jazz. Neither were the dance steps to that music ones most people have seen in a very long time, despite the jeans, sneakers and even T-shirts the dancers wore.

January 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Bench dedicated to ‘Daddy Mac’ McLester

It wasn't a Sunday, but the pews were filled at Camden First United Methodist Church on Camden's DeKalb Street. Not knowing what the weather would be like, Camden First's pastor, the Rev. Larry McCutcheon, had agreed to hold a special Leaders Legacy Bench dedication inside the sanctuary Tuesday in honor of one the church's longest-serving members, Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester.

January 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Boy Scouts Q&A with city council

Camden City Council had to answer some questions Tuesday evening. They weren't especially tough, and they came from two young citizens, Ahmel Hicks and Craig Jeffers, of Cub Scout Pack 113.

January 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Is Camden landing a ‘Big Fish’?

Camden City Council will meet tonight and the last items on its agenda appear to indicate a major economic development announcement for the city might be imminent.

January 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


New tennis center director hired

The city of Camden recently announced it has hired Paola Maoli as facility director of the city's new tennis center and pickleball plaza in downtown Camden. According to City Manager Mel Pearson, Maoli is a highly experienced professional in tennis management, who most recently served as tennis coordinator with the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center in Cayce.

January 16, 2018 | | Camden


Historic Camden seeks volunteers for new program

Historic Camden has created an updated education program: a new tour, aimed at 3rd and 4th graders (and homeschool groups ages 8-11) based on state social studies standards for South Carolina History. The new tour was developed by Erika Cline, a University of South Carolina student intern enrolled in a public history course, and the site's former Education Coordinator Elyse Monyette. Some of the materials for the tour were funded by a grant from Duke Energy.

January 16, 2018 | | Camden


Historic Camden to focus on battlefield site in 2018

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site Executive Director Halie Brazier told Camden City Council during its first meeting of the year Tuesday night that the park will be focusing a lot of attention on the Battle of Camden site this year. Brazier made the comments during a presentation on 2017 Historic Camden accomplishments that included a look ahead for both the main site in Camden and the battlefield, about 8 miles north of the city.

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City council meets tonight

Camden City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today; there will be no afternoon work session.

January 09, 2018 | | Camden


Wooten honored on Arbor Day

The city of Camden, along with the Kershaw County Soil and Water Conservation District, Camden Tree Foundation and Camden Parks and Trees Commission held its Arbor Day celebration Dec. 19 in Kirkwood Common. This year's celebration was in honor of long-time naturalist and advocate Alan Wooten, who passed away in August. More than 50 friends, neighbors and relatives turned out to honor Wooten. The city planted a live oak tree in Wooten's memory near the Battle of Hobkirk Hill memorial. Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford read a proclamation honoring Wooten and Arbor Day and Kershaw County Soil and Water ...

December 29, 2017 | | Camden


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 12, 2018 | | Camden


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