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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


KH renovating homes on Roberts Streets

A new pulmonolgist's office is open and an entire KershawHealth department will move into a new home, thanks to real estate purchases the county's healthcare system made in 2009.

September 08, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Looking forward to the fall TV season

I get a little excited this time of year about the new and returning shows that will be popping up on my TV (and, now, computer) screen. Yes, I'm a TV junkie and a bit more of a boob-tuber than I should be.

September 06, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


11 charged in second phase of CPD drug investigation

Eleven people were arrested during a two-week period and described as "Phase II" of an ongoing Camden Police Department (CPD) drug investigation.

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


Former deputies' decertification recorded at CJA

Oddie Tribble Jr., the former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy accused of beating an arrested man with an asp 27 times Aug. 5, is no longer certified as a law enforcement officer. Neither is Jimmy Simmons, the deputy accused of not acting to prevent Tribble from harming the victim.

September 03, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Column: Florence in the age of ‘fake news’

When I think about Hurricane Florence, two images come to mind.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board hears SC READY report

"Our goal is to get away from 'approaching'… to 'meets' and 'exceeds' (expectations)."

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Fifth Circuit Solicitor indicted on federal fraud charges

South Carolina's U.S. District Attorney announced Tuesday that a grand jury has indicted outgoing Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson, 49, and his director ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Driver in Sept. 2 double fatality charged

The Columbia man whose SUV crashed head-on into a sedan on Sept. 2 causing the deaths of a young man and woman is now being ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Helping after Florence

It took Camden's Ben Stegner and his crews five hours to get from the small North Carolina town of Supply to Jacksonville, N.C ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden man pleads guilty to federal wire fraud charge

Thomas Brock, 51, of Camden, pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to one of 18 counts filed against him by the U.S. government related to allegations ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


County, city deal with Florence’s wind, rain

Schools, businesses, county offices and the library closed. Groups cancelled various activities. Even Walmart closed for a time. Shelters -- including ones for pets -- opened. Kershaw ...

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County employee dies in weather-related fatality

A Kershaw County Public Works employee died in a single-car collision when his 1996 Dodge pickup hydroplaned while traveling westbound on I-20 Sunday morning.

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Of Serena Williams and pay gaps

Earlier this week, I had some interesting "conversations" on Facebook after I commented on two posts by Vox. One story focused on an Australia newspaper ...

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


River Oaks annexed into city

River Oaks Shopping Center is, finally, a part of the city of Camden. Despite being located across from Walmart on West DeKalb Street just before ...

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County gets ready for Hurricane Florence

Wednesday afternoon, it looked like Hurricane Florence would make landfall somewhere near Wilmington, N.C., but then dip slightly south and make its way across ...

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Sept. 14, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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