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City to honor 'heroes' Tuesday

In August, Camden police, fire and rescue units along with several civilians worked together to save Virginia Wilder's life. Those officers, firefighters, EMS technicians and citizens -- along with Wilder -- will be honored by Camden City Council during its meeting Tuesday evening.

October 11, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Parents arrested after child left in car for four hours

2 a.m., Sunday. Camden Police Department (CPD) Patrolman B. Kyle Hewitt conducts a routine property check of the city’s Woodward Park. He quickly sees something unusual: the tail lights of a silver 2002 Oldsmobile Alero near the woods beside the Don Holland Memorial Bridge.

October 08, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KershawHealth passes 2 percent employee raise

Most KershawHealth employees can expect a little more in their paycheck at the end of December, thanks to a 2 percent across-the-board raise enacted as part of the healthcare system's Fiscal Year 2011 budget.

October 06, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Police report for Oct. 6, 2010

A man who called himself "Rev. Life" allegedly swindled a Pageland couple out of $42,000, according to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report.

October 06, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Even digitally, we're your hometown newspaper

This week is National Newspaper Week.

October 04, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City breaks ground for Town Green

They tore up a parking lot to put in a paradise. Or at least they will.

October 01, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City revokes business licenses

Camden City Council voted unanimously Tuesday morning to revoke the business licenses for Midtown Market on Rutledge Street and Shop 'N' Go on North Broad Street after determining both businesses had engaged in unlawful activity. Councilman Pat Partin was not present.

September 29, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Police report for Sept. 29, 2010

Two purported drug dealers allegedly threatened a woman at gunpoint after they picked her up while she was walking on the way to her boyfriend's house Wednesday, Sept. 22.

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


Muslims are not the enemy

For weeks -- no, let's be fair -- months, perhaps as long as a year and a half, there has been a growing anti-Islamic sentiment in America. Despite being raised a Jew in my youth, I was fairly protected from anti-Semitism ... but not completely. I know something of what it's like to be derided for my heritage.

September 27, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


EBT scam suspects may lose business licenses

The owners of Midtown Market on Rutledge Street and the Stop-N-Go convenience store on North Broad Street may lose their business licenses. Camden City Council will hold a public hearing on exactly that possibility as part of its regular meeting Tuesday morning.

September 27, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Police Report for Sept. 22, 2010

A 19-year-old Camden man was arrested late Friday night and others were being sought after a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy witnessed a drug deal while on patrol.

September 22, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


An unplanned 'planned' trip

Earlier this year, my wife and I thought about taking advantage of a long Labor Day weekend plus vacation days to visit a number of historical sites in several East Coast states. We looked at places to go in both North and South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York where her family lives.

September 20, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City awards Town Green construction bid

Camden City Council voted 3-1 Tuesday night to approve a low bid of $1.068 million by AOS Specialty Contractors of Columbia to transform the East Back Lot off Rutledge Street into the city's proposed Town Green.

September 17, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Pedestrian killed while walking on U.S. 1

A Camden man was killed early Thursday morning after he was struck by a vehicle while walking on U.S. 1 in east Camden.

September 17, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Candidate for sheriff addresses financial woes

There was a very good chance Sammie Tucker Jr.'s home -- the one he has owned and lived in on Springhill Road southeast of Camden since 1996 -- would have been sold to the highest bidder on the steps of the Kershaw County Courthouse Sept. 7.

September 15, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


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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


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 ...

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 ...

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


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