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Man dies in motor vehicle accident

A Camden man died after his vehicle left the roadway on I-20 westbound Thursday afternoon.

October 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: The long game of justice

When news broke a week ago that the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office had arrested two people -- a man and his wife -- for the murder of Bethune resident Adam Davis, people reacted in pretty inevitable ways: "I told you so," "It's about time," and, a few, "No, it couldn't be them."

October 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Frank Goodale honored with Leader’s Legacy bench

More than 100 people gathered outside the north end of the tennis courts at Rectory Square on Oct. 17 to dedicate a Leader's Legacy bench to a man who played on those courts for many years: Frank Goodale Jr., owner of F.D. Goodale Jewelers and a former Camden City Council member.

October 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City accepts ‘gift’ of Robert Mills Courthouse

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.

October 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Lafayette Square Apartments sold for $2.6 million

The Lafayette Square Apartments off U.S. 521 several miles north of Camden has changed hands.

October 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


City also purchasing other properties

In addition to considering the purchase of the Robert Mills Courthouse from the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce (see main story), Camden City Council will consider purchasing three other properties during its meeting tonight.

October 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Chamber asking city to take over Robert Mills Courthouse

In a letter to its members emailed Thursday afternoon, Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Board President Kimberly Dixon announced that the board authorized her to enter into discussions and, if approved, an agreement with the city of Camden to transfer ownership of the Robert Mills Courthouse to the city.

October 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Old Kmart to get $3.4 million facelift

Bobby Wade, a project manager for DBS Corporation of Chattanooga, Tenn., recently took out a $3.4 million permit for exterior renovations to the old Kmart at River Oaks Shopping Center in Camden.

October 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Two arrested in Adam Davis murder

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a husband and wife for the murder of Adam Davis, who went missing Dec. 30, 2016, and whose body in a shallow Lee County grave 15 months later.

October 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: News deserts

I'm going to ask you to do something. The funny thing is, if you're reading this column, you're probably already doing it, but I'm going to ask anyway: Support this newspaper.

October 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD’s mock eLearning day set for Nov. 20

With one month to go before a mock eLearning Day, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is ramping up preparations to test its ability to connect teachers and students at times when extreme weather or other conditions make being at school impossible.

October 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Shooting suspect pleads guilty

One of two men arrested in mid-March for a shooting incident in late February and for allegedly intimidating at least one witness afterward has pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and battery.

October 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Short agenda for school board

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet today at 6 p.m. for its second meeting of the month.

October 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Camden City Council passes $7 million utility bond

During its October 9 meeting, Camden City Council passed first reading of an ordinance that, when passed on final second reading will allow the city to issue up to, but not exceeding, $7 million of combined public utility system improvement revenue bonds. The bond will cover a total of $6.701 million in electric and traffic signal improvements, including undergrounding, in specific spots in Camden.

October 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man arrested for shooting at family, harming dog

The Chronicle-Independent recently learned of the arrest of a Bethune man in mid-September for an alleged shooting incident that took place on Aug. 31 at a home in the Cassatt/Bethune area. The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) redacted the entire address where the alleged shooting took place from its official incident report.

October 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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ALPHA Center in top 3 percent worldwide

The ALPHA Behavioral Health Center, with its headquarters in Camden and locations in Chesterfield and Lee counties, is among the top 3 percent of its ...

November 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Ray pleads guilty to stealing van used to flee with wife, daughter

William Eugene Ray, 43, of east Camden -- who, with his wife, fled the county with his 2-year-old daughter earlier this year in violation of a ...

November 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City to review comprehensive plan

Camden City Council will begin reviewing a new version of the city's 10-year comprehensive plan with a presentation by City Planner Shawn Putnam of ...

November 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: The election

Election Day 2018 turned into one of the more interesting mid-term elections of recent memory.

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


There’s a new sheriff in town

Lee Boan, currently serving as the Camden Police Department's (CPD) captain of operations, will be Kershaw County's new sheriff come January 2019.

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


KCSO seeks Bojangles robber

Around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday -- about the same time most candidates in this year's elections were either celebrating their wins or lamenting their ...

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Truesdale remembered as community leader

For the second time in two weeks, the Camden Fire Department served as the site of a Leader's Legacy bench dedication due to pending ...

November 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Former solicitor’s aide pleads

In a press release issued late Thursday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced that Nicole Halliett Holland, 49, the 5th Circuit Solicitor ...

November 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 6, 2018

(This is an expanded version of the Nov. 6, 2018, crime report that appeared in the print edition of the C-I on the same date.)

November 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Shalom

I was born Jewish, but haven't been in a synagogue since at least the 1990s. I've considered myself a secular Jew: someone who ...

November 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Hough feted with legacy bench

A soaking rain didn't deter at least 100 people from crowding into the Camden Fire Department at Camden City Hall on Oct. 26 to ...

November 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Elgin man faces 14 charges from September chase

An Elgin man faces 14 charges -- 13 by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) one from the Elgin Police Department (EPD) stemming from a ...

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


Family court judge warning residents of scam

Family Court Judge Dana Morris wants local residents to know about a scam being perpetrated by people claiming to be actual Kershaw County Sheriff's ...

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


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