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North Central schools vandalized

Somebody broke into both North Central High and North Central Middle schools, caused $30,000 total damage and stole computers.

January 12, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Police Reports for Jan. 12, 2011

Two Camden men are being sought in connection with the Jan. 2 stabbing of one of the men's 45-year-old father-in-law.

January 12, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New year, new budget

Something I didn't do very well in 2010 was managing my family's personal finances.

January 10, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City to repeal procurement code with new policy

Camden City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance repealing the city's entire procurement code Tuesday. The move is being made as a first step toward replacing that section of city code with an administrative policy that would be both more flexible and yet compliant with federal regulations.

January 10, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Matthews pledges to do 'very best to protect' county

An estimated 1,000 people crowded into an all but standing room only sanctuary at First Baptist Church of Camden to see Jim Matthews sworn in as Kershaw County's new sheriff Tuesday.

January 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Sheriff requests $250,000 to create traffic unit

Five hours after being sworn in Tuesday, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews asked Kershaw County Council for extra money to create a new traffic enforcement unit and enhanced victims advocate services. Matthews made the requests during a "State of the Sheriff's Office" report he gave to Kershaw County Council before a crowd of more than 100 people.

January 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


New sheriff to charge for funeral escorts

A change in a long-standing policy came as Jim Matthews took the reins of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Tuesday.

January 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Police Reports for Jan. 5, 2011

The mother of a high school student has accused another student of providing her son drugs that landed him in the hospital.

January 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sometimes, crime makes you laugh

About this time last year, I started a new tradition: looking back at the year in crime -- but from a funny point of view.

January 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Chester's flight

Clouds covered the sky.

January 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


NPS launches study of historic sites

When President Barack Obama signed the Omnibus Lands Bill in March 2009, it marked another step forward in a years-long process to turn the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site and the Battle of Camden site into a joint national military park.

December 31, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


2010: A year of change, hard knocks comes to a close

On this last day of 2010, we come to the last part of a look back at the year as it comes to a close. A groundbreaking event heralded change to come. An election heralded even more change (while keeping some other things the same).

December 31, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


2010: Celebrations brighten mid-year

The lazy, hazy days of summer were -- well, hazy and hot with temperatures sometimes hitting the century mark. They were anything but lazy, however, as the news barely slowed down in the late spring and early summer.

December 29, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Police Report for Dec. 29, 2010

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for a 24-year-old woman officers say stabbed her 33-year-old boyfriend at a West DeKalb Street motel.

December 29, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


2010: Tears and cheers marked closing year

It's cliché to say it was the best of times and it was the worst of times, but when it comes to year-end reviews that cliché also serves as truth. 2010 was beset with tragedies and controversies but also rewarded with triumphs. For some in the political arena, 2010 marked the end of an era. For others, it was only the beginning.

December 27, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Morgan attends last full school board meeting

Dr. Frank Morgan, who has served as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) for 11 years, attended his final full school board meeting ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSO investigating shooting death

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating the shooting death of a woman Sunday night in the Westville area. Kershaw County Coroner David ...

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


Column: Nobody lied; it was worse

Two weeks ago, I wrote about a small schools report given to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' finance committee showing it will take ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


First-ever pickleball tournament deemed success

More than 100 people officially registered to participate in Camden's first ever pickleball tournament, held June 9 and 10 at the Tennis Center of ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Boan, Rushing head to June 26 runoff for sheriff nomination

Two Republican candidates for Kershaw County Sheriff -- Lee Boan and Jack Rushing -- will face each other in a June 26 runoff after neither man garnered ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Mayor touts Elder Abuse Month at council meeting

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford took some time near the end of Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting to speak on a subject that wasn ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County working on severance package FOIA request

In a response dated June 6, just two days prior to a 20-workday deadline, Assistant Kershaw County Attorney H. Thomas Morgan Jr. notified the Chronicle-Independent ...

June 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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