24th Annual FireFest Returns September 28th at Camden City Arena

The 24th Annual FireFest takes place at Camden City Arena the last Saturday of September, to help kick off the Camden Fire Department’s recognition of Fire Prevention Week.  This year, the fire prevention campaign is “Not Every Hero Wears a...

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New staff will welcome visitors to Camden-Kershaw County

Camden resident Catharine deLoach has joined the City tourism office as Welcome Center Specialist at the Robert Mills Courthouse, 607 Broad Street.  According to Camden-Kershaw County Tourism Director Suzi Sale, deLoach brings a great...

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Scott Park Walking Trail Improvements

The walking trail at Scott Park has a fresh new look. The one mile trail around the perimeter and through different areas of the park has been widened and paved. 

Previously, the packed dirt surface trail varied in width from 1.5 feet to 8 feet....

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Boil Water Advisory Repeal for Customers in Certain Portions of the Kirkwood Community

Boil Water Repeal for September 5, 2019 for customers on the City of Camden water system in the following areas:  Certain portions of the Kirkwood Community to include Monroe St, Salmond St, Alexander St, Champion St, Thomas St, Carlos Ln,...
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Boil Water Advisory for Customers in Certain Portions of the Kirkwood Community

Boil Water Advisory for September 4, 2019 for customers on the City of Camden water system in the following areas:  Certain portions of the Kirkwood Community to include Monroe St, Salmond St, Alexander St, Champion St, Thomas St, Carlos Ln,...
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Welcome Center Open at historic Robert Mills Courthouse

The City of Camden will operate a tourism welcome center at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse located at 607 Broad Street. The building was vacated by the Chamber of Commerce, and acquired by the City last fall. According to City Manager Mel...

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Annual Fill the Boot Event to Take Place 8/29 - 8/31

Camden Fire Department kicked off the annual MDA Boot Drive Monday, August 26th at Fire Station 1. Camden firefighters will be collecting donations this year at the intersection of Broad and DeKalb Streets from 8 AM to 5 PM Thursday, August 29th...

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New Green Space Downtown

A new greenspace is available to residents and visitors of Downtown Camden. The small park at Market Street is located at the intersection of Clyburn Lane. It will provide seating and shade for pedestrians and customers of nearby eateries, as...

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Rick Martin is new director of Tennis and Pickleball programs

The City of Camden has named Rick Martin, PTR , USPTA,  director of all tennis and pickleball programs at the city’s regional Tennis and Pickleball facility located at 823 Campbell Street. According to city director of tennis facilities...

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Mayor Featured in UofSC Alumni Magazine

Camden's Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford is featured in the quarterly issue of UofSC Alumni Magazine - The Carolinian. Read all about her here - And on social media platforms here  - Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn

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Market Street Parking Lot Open

The City of Camden has opened an additional free public parking area at Market Street and Arthur Lane in Downtown Camden.

Approximately 100 parking spaces are available, and lighting has been installed throughout the parking area. 

Additional...

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Camden Hosts National League of Cities Small Cities Conference

Recently the City of Camden hosted more than 30 mayors, council members, and other local government officials from all over the country for the National League of Cities' Small Cities Council annual conference. Camden's Mayor Alfred Mae...

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Downtown Camden program and Kershaw County Library Host Business Workshops

The Downtown Camden program has partnered with the Kershaw County Library for a second summer, to host free workshops for small business owners. Theses workshops are held at the Library Camden branch, 1304 Broad Street.

On July 22nd, business...

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Mayor, City host Small Cities Council meeting July 10-13

The City of Camden, SC and Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford will host mayors, council members and other municipal leaders from across the country when the National League of Cities (NLC) convenes its annual 3-day Small Cities Council meeting here July...

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City awarded $300,000 EPA Brownfields Assessment grant

The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the City of Camden for a $300,000 Community-wide 2019 Brownfields Assessment grant in support of the city’s ongoing revitalization and redevelopment efforts. One of only two...

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