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City Manager: Camden can’t keep shoppers from Lowe’s
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Even at 10 a.m. Thursday, many people were shopping at Lowe’s in Camden, which falls into the category of home improvement stores and is exempted from Gov. Henry McMaster’s executive order closing non-essential businesses. Camden City Manager Mel Pearson told city council members Tuesday that people had expressed concern about the “crowds” of shoppers at Lowe’s. Pearson said the city has conversed with Lowe’s management to make sure they are following social distancing and other measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, but that the city has no authority to keep shoppers from going there. (Martin L. Cahn/C-I)
Camden City Council met via teleconference at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford opened the meeting by once again asking her fellow council members to “continue to pray for the people of this city, this county, this state and this country as we deal with COVID-19.”