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ONLINE ONLY: City council meets tonight

Camden City Council will meet today at 6 p.m. There will be no afternoon work session.

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Second arrest made in car chase wreck

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) now has two people under arrest and charged in connection with a high-speed pursuit through Kershaw and Lee counties that ended with a collision in downtown Camden on Sunday afternoon.

September 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Owners of large property seeking high density rezoning

Notice of a public hearing published Friday indicates the Camden Planning Commission is seeking input on a request by the owners of 491 Campbell St. to rezone the property from general business district, or GBD, to R-6 high density residential.

September 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


School board to consider new athletic admission policy

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will consider a proposed new policy, DFD, entitled "Athletic Fees and Athletic Passes" during its meeting tonight.

September 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


What’s in a name?

Martin -- From the Roman name Martinus, which was derived from Martis, the genitive case of the name of the Roman god Mars. Saint Martin of Tours was a 4th century bishop who is the patron saint of France. An influential bearer of the name was Martin Luther (1483-1546), the theologian who began the Protestant Reformation. The name was also borne by five popes (two of them more commonly knonwn as Marinus). Other more recent bearers include ... the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King...

September 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Sept. 1, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Automatic CPR devices helping EMS in the field

Your loved one is lying on the ground, not breathing. Their heart might have stopped. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) technicians arrive almost as soon you've hung up from 911. They can't find a pulse, so they begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. Time is of the essence. They decide to place him or her in their ambulance and will continue CPR on the way to the hospital.

August 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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


Elgin hosts eclipse party

The sky went dark in Elgin at 2:42 p.m. Monday.

August 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Lugoff-Elgin


Matthews won’t seek third term as sheriff

"Hello, I'm Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews."

August 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


CSX offers reward in August train derailment case

Police investigators with railway owner CSX are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever placed a yellow bulldozer on the railroad tracks in Lugoff on Aug. 5 that caused a CSX train to derail early that morning.

August 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


I take Charlottesville personally

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out -- Because I was not a Socialist.

August 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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


Fatalities in multiple crashes

Two people died in separate vehicle collisions Thursday.

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


School board may amend budgets tonight

Tonight, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials will ask the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees to amend both the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17 and ...

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Shots fired early Friday morning on Broad Street

Several people out running around 4 a.m. Friday noticed a number of police cars in front of a home on the 1600 block of ...

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Wastewater lagoon recovery plan proposed

There may come a day when hardly anyone will remember that a 16-acre wastewater lagoon existed at the end of Bramblewood Plantation Road.

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Who’s an ‘illegal immigrant’?

On Tuesday's front page, we published a story I wrote about 42-year-old Gheorge Iordache, who pleaded guilty in late August to 60 of 97 ...

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City council gets silversmith preview

Members of Camden City Council, along with City Manager Mel Pearson, donned blue non-latex gloves at the behest of Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine ...

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Cassatt woman sentenced in drug case

A 64-year-old Cassatt woman will spend the next 12 years in a state prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to four drug charges.

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 15, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Taking to the skies

There had been threatening clouds earlier -- and would likely return -- but by the time Barbara Francisco and Ruth Hoyt were ready to fly on the ...

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Military


Skimmer sentenced and deported

A 42-year-old Romanian man living in the country illegally who pleaded guilty Aug. 23 to numerous counts of criminal conspiracy involving the use of "skimmers ...

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


When it’s time to stop

With new technology, such as newly acquired LUCAS 3 automatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) devices, and the ever-increasing level of training they receive, Kershaw County Emergency ...

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man sent back to federal prison

A Camden man who pleaded guilty in late May to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition will spend an additional five ...

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 8, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


FOIA report could have been better

One of the agenda items during this week's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting was a report from Trustee Shirley Halley on topics ...

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Hurricane Irma

"In some way, shape or form, we are probably going to be impacted by this."

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


High speed chase ends with collision Sunday

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two teenagers charged them in connection with a high-speed pursuit through Kershaw and Lee counties that ended ...

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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