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City accepts gift of Robert Mills Courthouse
Will take ownership March 1, 2019
Robert Mills Courthouse Web
The Robert Mills Courthouse, pictured here Monday morning, will no longer be the home of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
Camden City Council, minus Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford who was out of town Tuesday, unanimously voted to pass a resolution authorizing City Manager Mel Pearson to purchase the historic Robert Mills Courthouse for $5 from the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce. “It is, in fact, a gift,” Pearson told council members ahead of the vote, which came after an executive session to discuss the agreement. In an Oct. 18 email to its members, Chamber President Kimberly Dixon announced the chamber’s intention to have the city take over the more than 190-year-old building as it had become too expensive for the chamber to maintain.