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City of Camden tree lighting Friday

The city of Camden will kick-off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony in front of Camden City Hall at 6 p.m. Friday. The ceremony will feature musical performances by a small ensemble from the Camden Community Concert Band and an ensemble from the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County. City utility crews have been busy placing decorations throughout Camden in preparation for the holiday season. Join us and "come throw the switch" at the tree lighting.

December 02, 2013 | | Camden


City council passes electric rate increase

Camden City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase electric utility rates by 6 percent starting with the first billing cycle in January 2014. The increase is necessary, City Manager Mel Pearson said during council's Tuesday meetings, because of an expected 12.9 percent increase in the cost of purchasing power from Duke Energy Progress (DEP).

November 29, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


No more roosters in Camden?

There's a chance that roosters could be banned from Camden. At least, they could be banned from the city's residential areas.

November 27, 2013 | | Camden


Camden Lions celebrate 67th anniversary and years of service

Several prominent businessmen chartered the Camden Lions Club in 1946. Their first project involved raising funds to purchase a new iron lung for the local hospital to treat polio victims.

November 27, 2013 | | Camden


City council to consider 6 percent electric rate hike

Camden City Council will consider imposing a 6 percent electric rate increase to be effective with the first billing cycle in January 2014. Council will take up the possible increase during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

November 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Rectory Square tennis court work underway

The tennis courts located at Rectory Square will be closed through Nov. 29 for a resurfacing project. During this time, a contractor will patch any cracks on the courts and apply a new acrylic surface. The color of the courts will also be changed to U.S. Open Blue.

November 20, 2013 | | Camden


Deal receives Winthrop alumni award

Camden's Johnny Deal received Winthrop University's Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. According to a Winthrop press release, Deal -- Winthrop Class of 1984 and a retired banker from First Palmetto Savings Bank -- "has been a gracious contributor as a goodwill ambassador."

November 20, 2013 | | Camden


Maxway, sewer plant affected city finances

An audit of the city of Camden's Fiscal Year 2013 financial statement reveals that purchasing the former Maxway property and ramping up construction of a state-mandated wastewater treatment plant impacted the city's bottom line.

November 15, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Classically Carolina

Camden: Classically Carolina.

November 15, 2013 | | Camden


Camden’s Arbor Day honors first responders

The city of Camden hosted an Arbor Day celebration Friday honoring the city's first responders.

November 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Camden


Wateree River section boat exhibit at Camden Archives

The public will have a one-day only opportunity to see an authentic Wateree River section boat on the front lawn of the Camden Archives and Museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

November 13, 2013 | | Camden


‘Son’ unveiled at Kershaw County Library

The little girl at the Kershaw County Library has a new companion with whom to read books -- and a cat for her little Boykin Spaniel to chase, too.

November 13, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Fall 2013 Step Showcase

A big dance challenge "brought the house down" in Camden High School's gymnasium Saturday as Camden Mayor Tony Scully and former Camden City Councilman Ned Towell went toe-to-toe during Family Life Outreach's annual fall step showcase.

November 13, 2013 | | Camden


Proclamations, Maxway RFP on city agenda

Camden City Council will consider two proclamations during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

November 11, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Arnett Muldrow branding meetings

Arnett Muldrow, the firm hired by the city of Camden to conduct tourism, marketing and branding studies will hold a series of branding workshops Monday through Wednesday. The meeting times, locations and focus groups are as follows:

November 08, 2013 | | Camden


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LeMons parade, block Party return to Camden

Racers, start your engines! The 24 Hours of LeMons race returns to the Carolina Motorsports Park this weekend, giving less-than-professional drivers in less-than-$500 contraptions the chance to show what they're made of.

September 17, 2014 | | Camden


Plans for second covered arena at equine park trotting ahead

S.C. Equine Promotion Foundation Board Vice Chair John Cushman provided Camden City Council with some good news during its meeting Tuesday evening: the foundation already has commitments for all but about $220,000 of the $850,000 needed to construct a second covered arena at the S.C. Equine Park.

September 12, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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