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School board meets tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet tonight beginning at 6 p.m. in the board room at the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) offices, 2029 West DeKalb St., Camden.

June 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Former Bi-Lo shopping center on council agenda

Camden City Council will take up first reading of an ordinance tonight that, if passed on second and final reading, would annex the former Bi-Lo shopping center off West DeKalb Street with interim zoning of General Business District (GBD).

June 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


The wonder of Wonder Woman

Let's get something straight right from the start: I did not go see Wonder Woman because I wanted to ogle Gal Gadot's body. I certainly didn't take my teenage sons and two of their friends to see it so they could be titillated by her Amazon costume.

June 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Three Camden men indicted in New York

Three Camden men are awaiting their next court date, set for June 20, in Manhattan, N.Y., Supreme Court, after being indicted and arrested for their alleged roles in a gun trafficking case in late March.

June 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 9, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a Camden man -- already wanted on multiple charges -- on new drug and other charges Sunday evening.

June 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD budget public hearing, vote tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hold a public hearing on the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget during its meeting tonight. Trustees will vote on that budget shortly thereafter.

June 06, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Memories of a modern bard

Across the vein of night/There cuts a path of searing light/Burning like a beacon/On the edges of our sight

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


New fiancée gets bitten by shark

Twenty-year-old Mackenzie Higgins lay in the bottom of the boat Tuesday, her right arm up in the air as her mother, Terry, applied pressure to her hand. Her 22-year-old boyfriend, Rob Wall -- who had proposed to her a few days earlier, on May 27 -- sped the craft away from the island they'd been enjoying about a mile off shore back to the Awendaw landing where his truck was, several miles up U.S. 17 from Mt. Pleasant.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


More CPD cases involve mental health issues

During Camden City Council's May 23 meeting, council unanimously proclaimed May as Mental Health Month in Camden. Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd used that fact later in the meeting when reporting on crime and other statistics to point out how mental health issues are cropping up more often in cases his officers report.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Roach pleads to federal firearms charge

A Camden man pleaded guilty this week in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. According to a press release issued Thursday by U.S. Attorney Beth Drake, Richard Herman Roach III, 28, of Camden, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Motions filed in MSC embezzlement case

An attorney for a woman accused of embezzling around $60,000 from the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) recently filed a Brady motion on her behalf. A Brady motion -- named for a 1963 case, Brady v. Maryland -- requires prosecutors to turn over all exculpatory evidence to a defendant; that is, evidence that might exonerate the defendant.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 2, 2017

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) charged a 35-year-old Charlotte, N.C., woman with injuring a police officer while resisting arrest Tuesday night after pulling her over for DUI on Smyrna Road near Blaney Elementary School.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Graduating senior debuts songs during JRT celebration

Hope Gumbs seemed a bit overwhelmed by the reality of it all. Despite that, or maybe even because of it, she received a great response to singing two songs from her debut three-song CD, "Hope." Her performances were among the highlights of a Job Readiness Training (JRT) celebration at the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) on May 19.

May 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Jones receives Price Award

Cheryl Jones walked into the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) training room May 22 thinking she was going to be giving an award, not getting one. Jones, former president of the Kershaw County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) did present a plaque of appreciation to the KCSO's traffic enforcement unit.

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


Armed robbery at Camden TitleMax

An armed man robbed the TitleMax on West DeKalb Street in Camden at gunpoint Thursday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.

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


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


City to honor retiring secretary

Camden City Council will lead the city in recognizing Julie W. Lee tonight on her retirement as administrative secretary with 34 years of service. Lee ...

June 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Couple charged with unlawful neglect of 7-month-old

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested a Cassatt couple Friday and charged each with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person ...

June 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


A possible end to gerrymandering?

Two special elections grabbed headlines this week. There was the U.S. House District 5 special election here in South Carolina, the outcome of which ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Jury awards $225,000 to county couple in DSS case

A Kershaw County jury awarded a total of $225,000 to an east Camden couple on June 15 following a four-day trial involving allegations the ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two Camden ‘Bloods’ gang members

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two members of the "Bloods" gang from Camden after observing suspicious activity at the Camden West Inn ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board to take action on survey responses

Tuesday night, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees wrapped up their summaries of a recent district-wide all-employee survey. The survey covered a ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - June 23, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


DUI suspect pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

On Feb. 25, a county traffic enforcement officer arrested a man for DUI that Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said was an illegal immigrant who ...

June 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Behind the scenes

As you can probably imagine, it's impossible to, literally, include everything about a particular event, person or issue in a single article or even ...

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Assisted living/memory care center coming to Camden in 2018

A new assisted living/memory care center should open in Camden in 2018.

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


CPD arrests TitleMax robber

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is charging a man in the May 25 armed robbery of the TitleMax on West DeKalb Street and is thanking ...

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City council approves ATAX, HTAX recommendations

During its meeting Tuesday, Camden City Council approved recommendations from its accommodation and hospitality tax committees, disbursing nearly $164,000 for a number of requesting ...

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - June 16, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Trustees reject changes to policy, then amends it

During its June 6 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of Trustees rejected, 3-6, a suggested revision by the district's insurance carrier to a policy ...

June 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man dies in single vehicle collision

A single-vehicle collision on S.C. 34 between Gettys and Three Branches roads claimed the life of a Lugoff man early Saturday morning.

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


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