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ONLINE ONLY: School board will meet today

Despite schools being closed Friday and staring two hours later than normal on Monday due to the effects of Hurricane Florence, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet for its regular second Tuesday meeting of the month. Meanwhile, according to the proposed agenda for tonight's meeting, a special called meeting to conduct a hearing on a parent/student grievance that was supposed to take place Thursday will be rescheduled for a later date due to the anticipated early effects of the hurricane.

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Final River Oaks annexation reading tonight

Residents and others who plan to attend tonight's Camden City Council meeting should be prepared to be in for a long haul. Among the dozen or so items on the proposed agenda are final annexation of the River Oaks Shopping Center and a proposal for the city to terminate its electric wholesale agreement with Duke Energy in favor of one with a Florida-based company with a generating station in North Carolina.

September 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KCSD school board meets tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet tonight beginning at 6 p.m. in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) office's board room, 2029 West DeKalb St. in Camden. The meeting is open to the public.

September 04, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Head-on collision claims lives

A head-on collision on Fort Jackson Road (S.C. 12) where White Pond Road becomes Porter Cross Road resulted in the deaths of a young couple early Sunday morning. According to the S.C. Highway Patrol's (SCHP) online Real-Time Traffic Information website, the collision occurred at or shortly before 6:19 a.m.

September 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Honorable, but complicated

Last week, I made the suggestion that moderate Republicans might want to think about forming a new party since, in my opinion, President Donald Trump and his followers have hijacked the GOP. I suggested that some big names might be among that crowd.

August 31, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


COG approves $4.2 million for Black River Road project

Near the end of Camden City Council's meeting Tuesday night, Councilman Jeffrey Graham announced that the Santee-Lynches Council of Governments (COG) approved $4.2 million for a joint city-county plan to enhance the Black River Road corridor.

August 31, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man pleads to voluntary manslaughter in 2014 death

A man accused in the death of a Camden man four years ago is now behind bars, awaiting sentencing.

August 31, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bus driver honored for heroic actions

One afternoon this summer, Jackie Cornelius was driving a bus load of students from a summer reading program at Midway Elementary School when she noticed a man lying face down on the side of the road.

August 28, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


SLED charges Cassatt woman with domestic violence

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested a Cassatt woman with third-degree domestic violence on Friday. In a press release issued just before noon Friday, SLED said troopers charged Summer Shrader Shelton, 26.

August 28, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City may purchase two properties

According to a copy of its proposed agenda for its meeting tonight, Camden City Council may pass first readings of ordinances authorizing City Manager Mel Pearson to purchase two adjacent properties.

August 28, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


JTC now under Boys & Girls Club of Kershaw County

On the same day it received a $500 gift from an Elgin minister, the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) announced it is now officially operating under the auspices of the Boys & Girls Club of Kershaw County (BGCKC). The change actually took place July 1.

August 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Suspects in shooting case seek reduced bond

Two suspects in a shooting and witness intimidation case have asked for reduced bond. Deputies arrested Rick Thomas Kennedy, 22, of Branham Avenue in east Camden, and Brandon Jamarr White, 33, of Pine Tree Drive, Cassatt, in mid-March following an alleged shooting incident reported on Feb. 26 near White's home.

August 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: What should GOP moderates do?

I make no bones about the fact that I consider myself a centrist, moderate Democrat. When it comes to the country's finances, I don't believe in the pie-in-the-sky schemes of the extreme left-wingers in the party. On social issues, on the other hand, I admit to being pretty liberal, and yet am completely open to finding middle ground with moderate Republicans.

August 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board to consider policy changes

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will consider several changes to Kershaw County School District (KCSD) policies during its meeting scheduled for today at 6 p.m.

August 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CFD smoke detector blitz goes big

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) recently installed 933 smoke detectors in homes in and around Camden, and they're not done yet. The CFD is in the midst of its annual smoke detector "blitz," trying to ensure that every home as at least one, if not more, smoke detectors.

August 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Column: Florence in the age of ‘fake news’

When I think about Hurricane Florence, two images come to mind.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board hears SC READY report

"Our goal is to get away from 'approaching'… to 'meets' and 'exceeds' (expectations)."

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Fifth Circuit Solicitor indicted on federal fraud charges

South Carolina's U.S. District Attorney announced Tuesday that a grand jury has indicted outgoing Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson, 49, and his director ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Driver in Sept. 2 double fatality charged

The Columbia man whose SUV crashed head-on into a sedan on Sept. 2 causing the deaths of a young man and woman is now being ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Helping after Florence

It took Camden's Ben Stegner and his crews five hours to get from the small North Carolina town of Supply to Jacksonville, N.C ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden man pleads guilty to federal wire fraud charge

Thomas Brock, 51, of Camden, pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to one of 18 counts filed against him by the U.S. government related to allegations ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


County, city deal with Florence’s wind, rain

Schools, businesses, county offices and the library closed. Groups cancelled various activities. Even Walmart closed for a time. Shelters -- including ones for pets -- opened. Kershaw ...

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County employee dies in weather-related fatality

A Kershaw County Public Works employee died in a single-car collision when his 1996 Dodge pickup hydroplaned while traveling westbound on I-20 Sunday morning.

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Of Serena Williams and pay gaps

Earlier this week, I had some interesting "conversations" on Facebook after I commented on two posts by Vox. One story focused on an Australia newspaper ...

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


River Oaks annexed into city

River Oaks Shopping Center is, finally, a part of the city of Camden. Despite being located across from Walmart on West DeKalb Street just before ...

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County gets ready for Hurricane Florence

Wednesday afternoon, it looked like Hurricane Florence would make landfall somewhere near Wilmington, N.C., but then dip slightly south and make its way across ...

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Sept. 14, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Hobby Lobby, Marshalls sign leases

According to copies of leases signed on Aug. 16 and 30 and filed with the Kershaw County Registrar of Deeds, Hobby Lobby and Marshalls are ...

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Head-on collision claims lives

A head-on collision on Fort Jackson Road (S.C. 12) where White Pond Road becomes Porter Cross Road resulted in the deaths of a young ...

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


eLearning ‘mock weather day’ before Thanksgiving

There's a good chance of "snow" about a week before Thanksgiving for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). That virtual snowfall -- or flood, tornado ...

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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