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City council meets tonight

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

October 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Where the real journalism is

Next week, Oct. 1-7, is National Newspaper Week.

September 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Sonoco charging Camden for ‘contaminated recycling material’

As of Sunday, Sonoco Recycling began charging the city of Camden for any "contaminated" recycling loads containing prohibited materials.

September 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Historic district road work should be done by end of year

There's been a lot of utility and road work going on in Camden during recent months. Camden Public Works Director Tom Couch said he hopes projects being done by the city will be completed by the end of the year. This does not include work being conducted by the S.C. Department of Transportation on Camden enforceable truck route.

September 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - Sept. 26, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Council to consider rezoning for Campbell Street property

During its meeting tonight, Camden City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance rezoning a 23.3-acre piece of undeveloped property stretching between Campbell Street and Ehrenclou Drive from general business district (GBD) to residential R-6.

September 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man shot to death in Elgin

A man died as a result of a shooting incident on Juniper Road in Elgin around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

September 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


January 12 will be Irma make-up day for KCSD

Kids will have to be in school on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, a day they originally thought they'd have off as a teacher work day. The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will now use that day as a make-up day for having closed schools due to the threat of damaging weather from Hurricane Irma.

September 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Robinson pleads, is sentenced for rash of vehicle break-ins

One of six people arrested at various times in 2016 for a rash of vehicle break-ins pleaded guilty on Sept. 15 and will spend the next four years in prison.

September 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


The scary part of Trump’s speech

I wrote today's column twice. I originally wrote a fairly straight-forward, "safe" examination of President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nation's on Tuesday.

September 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board may amend budgets tonight

Tonight, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials will ask the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees to amend both the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17 and FY 2017-18 budgets. The 2016-17 fiscal year ended June 30, with the current fiscal year starting the next day.

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Shots fired early Friday morning on Broad Street

Several people out running around 4 a.m. Friday noticed a number of police cars in front of a home on the 1600 block of Broad Street in Camden.

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Wastewater lagoon recovery plan proposed

There may come a day when hardly anyone will remember that a 16-acre wastewater lagoon existed at the end of Bramblewood Plantation Road.

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Who’s an ‘illegal immigrant’?

On Tuesday's front page, we published a story I wrote about 42-year-old Gheorge Iordache, who pleaded guilty in late August to 60 of 97 counts of criminal conspiracy in connection with ATM "skimming" incidents in and around Camden during the past year or so.

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City council gets silversmith preview

Members of Camden City Council, along with City Manager Mel Pearson, donned blue non-latex gloves at the behest of Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson during Tuesday's council meeting.

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Quaker, land owner agree to property swap

The Quaker Cemetery Association Board of Directors and the developers of more than 23 acres of adjacent land who plan to create a new residential ...

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Proposed 3rd Grade retention proposal to be reviewed

Among a number of policy changes to be reviewed during tonight's meeting of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is one that could ...

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Oct. 17, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Why I’m not watching new ‘Trek’

For those of you who follow the goings on in the entertainment world, you might have noticed that the first new Star Trek TV show ...

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Amy McLester, 1933-2017

Amy J. McLester is being remembered as a pioneer for women in education and a friend to the women she inspired.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


October is Unity Month

Camden City Council unanimously proclaimed, with Councilman Jeffrey Graham absent, October as Unity Month in Camden during its meeting on Tuesday evening.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Woman pleads guilty to car break-ins

A 20-year-old woman pleaded guilty Monday to four of eight counts of breaking into motor vehicles a year ago. Kristina Danielle Lake, of Humphrey Drive ...

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD investigating Boykin Park shooting incident

Camden police are investigating a shooting incident that took place near Boykin Park on Sunday.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Students honored for perfect state test scores

During its Oct. 3 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recognized 12 students who earned perfect scores on standardized tests during the 2016-2017 ...

October 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Fatal collision after car runs stop sign

A Pinewood man died Saturday evening after a car that ran a stop sign struck his pickup truck in the Cassatt area.

October 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


The Second Amendment

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not ...

October 06, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The car of a lifetime

"Chevy34"

October 06, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


DUI suspect sentenced for illegal entry into U.S.

A 34-year-old Honduran man arrested in late February for DUI by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) received a four-month sentence and a special ...

October 06, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 6, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

October 06, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire trucks and hot rods attract thousands to FireFest

The 2017 edition of FireFest had a little bit of something for everyone on Saturday as thousands crammed into Rhame City Arena following a short ...

October 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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