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City council may extend manager’s contract

Camden City Council will meet in executive session near the end of its meeting tonight in order to discuss a personnel matter. Immediately thereafter, in open session, council will consider a resolution authorizing Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford to executive an employment agreement between the city and City Manager Mel Pearson.

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: Annapolis

On Friday, I felt ready to write about what happened in Annapolis, Md., the day before. I needed to wait at least 24 hours, in order to know as much as I could about the senseless murder of five people working at The Capitol Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday. Friday, though, I went on Facebook and posted a draft version of this column -- admitting that parts of it could have ended up being outdated almost as soon as I wrote it -- with the intention of publishing it as my column for this Friday.

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Council approves River Oaks annexation, incentive package

With no discussion whatsoever during its June 26 meeting, Camden City Council unanimously -- minus Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, who was attending a mayor's conference out of state -- approved first reading of ordinances annexing the River Oaks Shopping Center and offering an incentive package to Bright-Meyers 2001 LCC of Georgia to redevelop the commercial property. The votes came after an approximately 25-minute long executive session to discuss the matters.

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - July 3, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Is your economy doing ‘very well’?

During the last two years, have you:

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


A hearty ‘welcome home’ for All-America City delegates

Laurey Carpenter stepped off the bus, faced a crowd of welcoming people and jumped up and down while holding the county's 2018 All-America City award above her head.

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Boan wins Republican sheriff nomination

Lee Boan won the Republican nomination for Kershaw County Sheriff on Tuesday and will go on to face Democratic contender Anthony Bell in November. The winner of the General Election will replace retiring Sheriff Jim Matthews.

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Morris retiring as family court judge

According to an email and press release from the S.C. Judicial Merit Selection Commission issued Tuesday, the Honorable Dana Morris plans to retire as of the end of his current term as a Family Court judge, which expires June 30, 2019.

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Camden to consider annexing Kmart shopping center

Many people are surprised when they learn that the River Oaks Shopping Center, which used to house Kmart on West DeKalb Street, is not in the city limits of Camden. That may stop being a problem as early as tonight as Camden City Council considers first reading of an ordinance annexing the property and assigning it an interim zoning classification of Commercial Mixed Use, or CMU, during its meeting tonight.

June 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Kershaw County wins All-America City award

"A community that engages its residents in visioning, this community uses all sectors to support student success. This community uses schools to improve healthcare availability: The 'All-America County' of Kershaw," former Burnsville, Minn., City Manager Heather Johnston announced.

June 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Catoe awaiting bond

Stacey McClintock Catoe, 43, of Westville, continues to be held at the Kershaw County Detention Center on a murder charge as she awaits a bond hearing before a circuit court judge.

June 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: An end to the evil of separation

On the surface, President Trump blinked.

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Pickrell’s defense team files notice of appeal

As expected, attorneys representing convicted murderer Gregg Pickrell filed a notice of appeal Friday afternoon, exactly hitting a 10-day deadline to do so after she was found guilty for fatally shooting Robert L. Demary in September 2014. Pickrell's lead defense attorney, John Delgado, filed the notice.

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lackey honored with legacy bench

Not quite a week after he had lauded his friend and fellow American Legion member, Perry McCoy, during a city of Camden Leaders Legacy bench dedication, Richard "Dick" Lackey returned to Monument Square on June 14 to receive the same honor.

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


‘Empathy is good for everyone’

David Adelman might be one of the smartest people in Camden. He also happens to have lived with cerebral palsy -- and the way people have treated him because of it -- his entire life.

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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KCSD sees changes to budget

There was a lot of gnashing of teeth at the S.C. State House, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson noted ...

July 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Column: The news process isn’t fake, either

Strange things happen in the nation's capitol everyday. It's pretty much a given considering Washington, D.C., is where Congress meets, the President ...

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


‘Look, listen and learn’

Part of preparing for the new school year, to begin Aug. 20, is figuring out security and safety issues at the Kershaw County School District ...

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Operation Summer Salvation brings cooling to those in need

Growing up mostly with his grandmother and his paraplegic aunt, who lived next door, gave Derek Gamble an appreciation for what the elderly and disabled ...

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


Ray transferred to Kershaw County jail from Iowa

The father of a 2-year-old girl listed as missing for more than a month earlier this year is now behind bars at the Kershaw County ...

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


Robbins to attend first school board meeting tonight

New Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins will attend his first Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting tonight. Robbins is expected ...

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Lugoff man arrested for attempted murder

A 30-year-old Lugoff man is in jail on three counts of attempted murder after allegedly firing several shots into a car, injuring two of the ...

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Second FOIA filed for ‘severance package’ info

The Chronicle-Independent has filed a second S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with Kershaw County concerning "severance packages" following the county's insistence ...

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - July 10, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: 18 years and counting

Thursday marked my 18th anniversary with the C-I. I celebrated by doing what I usually do on Thursdays: polish up my latest article (in this ...

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Robbins settling into superintendent’s role

In March, Shane Robbins had left Fort Jackson's Moncrief Army Health Clinic and was driving on I-20 to a hotel in Richland County when ...

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


FOIA response reveals reason for Connell package

Kershaw County's response to a Chronicle-Independent S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveals the county paid out a $22,150 severance package ...

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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