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School board to begin ‘detailed review’ of budget

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin a "detailed review" of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) preliminary 2017-18 budget tonight. Two weeks ago, KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan presented the proposed $81 million budget to the board as information. Now, the board will begin going through that proposal in an effort to determine what, if any changes, it might want to make.

April 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Public hearing on proposed city budget tonight

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing on the city's proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget during its meeting at 6 p.m. today. If approved, the proposed nearly $44.38 million budget would go into effect July 1.

April 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - April 11, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD) officers arrested a 37-year-old Elgin man on several charges after responding to a fight in progress on the evening of April 3 in the Food Lion parking lot off Main Street. According to an EPD report, officers charged the man with third-degree assault, public disorderly conduct and intimidation/threatening the life of a public official.

April 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


I only write fiction at home

(Today's column is an extension of a Facebook post I wrote on Sunday, April 2.)

April 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board hears $81 million budget proposal

"We need some help," Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan told members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on Tuesday night.

April 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Lightning starts three fires during storms

Lightning kept firefighters busy during Wednesday afternoon's severe thunderstorms, causing at least two house fires and producing smoke at a third home.

April 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


District may name softball field after Marcus Warren

Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will consider naming the Camden High School (CHS) softball field in honor of the late Marcus D. Warren. The softball field is located adjacent to Legion Field, which the district acquired as part of a property swap with the city of Camden in exchange for the former CHS tennis courts. The courts will become part of the city's new tennis complex.

April 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - April 4, 2017

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating allegations that an employee embezzled $60,000 from the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) since December 2014.

April 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Brother, sister killed in Thursday Lugoff shooting

A Lugoff woman and her brother from California died as a result of gunshot wounds to the head Thursday afternoon. Kershaw County Coroner David West identified the victims as Maliaka Truesdale, 36, who was living in the Bridle Ridge Apartments No. 307, 40 Boulware Drive, in Lugoff; and her brother, 38-year-old Hannasan McGhie, of Los Angeles, Calif. West said McGhie was visiting his sister. Both died of gunshot wounds to the head.

April 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fewer charges, no DUIs for the Cup

Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd and Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said it seems people have gotten the message about behavior at the Carolina Cup.

April 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Pots of money, and fake news, too

After my report Tuesday ahead of that day's groundbreaking for the city of Camden's new tennis complex, I noticed that our link to the story on our Facebook page generated some comments showing there may be some misunderstanding about how money works in government.

March 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Community contributes to Brayden’s ‘miracle’

People from the Lugoff community and beyond are contributing to the ongoing miracle named Brayden who survived a non-fatal drowning in a family pool on Jan. 23. Brayden, who was actually in cardiac arrest, managed to be resuscitated but remained comatose. Four days later, his parents, Kelley and Zach, were told he might never wake up and, if he did, would never walk again.

March 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


City breaks ground for tennis complex

Fifty or so people showed up to a cleared section of land between south Campbell and Gordon streets to officially break ground on the city of Camden's new tennis complex Tuesday afternoon. The 4 p.m. ceremony featured Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, other members of city council, city staff, architects, contractors and others using golden-colored shovels to break up a mound of dirt at the 12-acre site north of York Street.

March 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Shooting victims were brother and sister

(SECOND UPDATE)

March 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New schools may cost $3.5 million less to build

Thanks to a change in building materials, it may cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) approximately $3.5 million less to build three new elementary schools. However, the district's project consultant told school board trustees at their March 21 meeting that doesn't mean the district will have $3.5 million left over when the referenda-approved projects are completed.

March 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Crime Report - April 25, 2017

A Camden Police Department (CPD) officer released a 19-year-old Sumter man after initially detaining him following a report that the young man had pointed a ...

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


School board wants to tie SROs to growth funding

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, likely along with Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson ...

April 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


City council meets tonight

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

April 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Another tale from the Pulitzers

A Facebook post by a friend of mine reminded me that there was another Pulitzer Prize winner I wanted to mention last week.

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


New ATEC design unveiled

The new Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will sport a revised design when it is completed in mid-2019. Thanks to voter-approved referenda authorizing Kershaw County ...

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Another CMA cadet to get West Point ‘experience’

For the second year in a row, a Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadet will attend the U.S. Military Academy's Summer Leadership Experience (SLE ...

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man gets 20 years for molesting girls in 2013

Charles Richard Bradberry, 37, of Columbia pleaded guilty April 14 to two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor victim ages 11-14 ...

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Burndale’s history filled with tenants

Contractors are now in the process of removing asbestos from and demolishing the old Burndale Shopping Center. Even before work began -- currently focused on the ...

April 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - April 18, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Lugoff man for possession with intent to distribute marijuana April 12.

April 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Small papers can do big things

As of 2015, there were 1,331 daily newspapers. That includes dailies in smaller communities, but the vast number of "small" communities is where weekly ...

April 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City council approves demolition funding resolution

At least eight more -- and possibly 10 -- blighted homes could be demolished in the coming weeks in Camden. Tuesday evening, Camden City Council unanimously passed ...

April 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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