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Proctor Hall showcases history, elegance

Louise C. Proctor Hall, one of the most historic and elegant properties in Camden, is undergoing a bit of a makeover these days, thanks to its dedicated board of directors, membership, and a small group of volunteers.

September 01, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


City council hears from another retail recruiting firm

As it did during a June work session, Camden City Council heard a presentation from a retail recruiting firm seeking to offer its services to help the city convince retailers to make Camden home.

August 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Old Bi-Lo shopping center up for final zoning

Tonight, Camden City Council will consider second and final reading of an ordinance setting a final zoning classification of General Business District (GBD) to 1001 Old River Road, the site of the former Camden Plaza Shopping Center. Bi-Lo once anchored the nearly 71,000-square-foot shopping center on 6.73 acres, currently owned by Garrett & Garrett, of Fountain Inn.

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Free haircuts and fatherhood success intersect at JTC

The day before classes started in Kershaw County, a number of teens stopped by the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) across from Camden High School (CHS) to get more prepared school. They weren't coming to pick up supplies, but to get something that would make them feel a little better about themselves, a little more special.

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sen. Graham meets with local leaders

South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Camden on Tuesday afternoon. After a late lunch at a downtown Camden restaurant, Graham and his staff made their way to the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center inside the historic Robert Mills Courthouse. There, he spent an hour in a roundtable discussion with Kershaw County, Camden and Elgin officials, police and fire chiefs, chamber officials and other local leaders.

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Feature photo: Visitors

August 15, 2017 | | Camden


City moves forward on Bi-Lo shopping center zoning

Acting on a recommendation from the planning commission and City Planner Shawn Putnam, Camden City Council passed first reading of an ordinance assignging final zoning for a parcel located at 1001 Old River Road in Camden.

August 15, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Max Ford passes away

Well-respected businessman and public servant Max Ford has died after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 75.

August 11, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Volunteers needed for Revolutionary Run Half Marathon

All members of the Greater Camden community are invited to step out and support runners making their way through town during the Revolutionary Run Half Marathon on Sept. 23. The event will benefit the Historic Camden Foundation.

August 11, 2017 | | Camden


City Council meets tonight

Camden City Council will consider second reading and final approval of an ordinance authorizing the purchase

August 08, 2017 | | Camden


The Insiders

Austin and Aeraunna each took a turn standing on stage at the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) in Camden on July 27, speaking to a half-filled auditorium of teenagers, parents, staff and others about how they ended up being incarcerated "behind the fence" at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

August 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Drakeford elected to term on ASCM board

On July 21, the Association of South Carolina Mayors (ASCM) elected Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford to fill a one-year unexpired term on its board. The election took place during the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) annual meeting.

August 01, 2017 | | Camden


City council continues looking at economic development

Members of Camden City Council recently attended two conferences that, they said, focused primarily on economic development in small cities.

July 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


SCDOT closing Five Bridges Road starting July 31

The South Carolina Department of Transportation will be closing Five Bridges Road from Battleship Road to Brook Drive to through traffic for cross line pipe repair. The road is expected to be closed for about a week, from July 21 through August 4.

July 25, 2017 | | Camden


City council to consider property purchases

Camden City Council will hold a meeting tonight at 6 p.m. on the second floor of Camden City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St. Only two action items are on the agenda, and both deal with pending property purchases by the city.

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Articles by Section - Camden


Volunteers needed for Historic Camden archeology survey

Historic Camden is working with the State Archaeologist to conduct an archaeological reconnaissance survey on a parcel of land just south of their parking lot--where ...

August 10, 2018 | | Camden


The route and the road diet

During the last week, a patching and resurfacing project on a long stretch of Broad Street added to traffic complications in and around downtown Camden ...

August 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Remembering a leader

A large group of family and friends gathered in Rectory Square to celebrate the memory of Dr. William Lawrence "Larry" Owen III and his many ...

August 07, 2018 | | Camden


The route and the road diet

More than six and a half years ago, in January 2012, the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) held a public information meeting regarding a ...

August 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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 ...

August 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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