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School board to act on Morgan evaluation tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meet tonight in a regular session postponed a week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. At the end of that meeting, trustees will enter executive session to discuss not only undisclosed employment matters, but Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's annual evaluation.

November 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Camden council to meet tonight

Camden City Council will hold what should prove to be a relatively short meeting tonight. According to a copy of the proposed agenda, council will receive an audit report for Fiscal Year 2017, which ended back on June 30, from Mary Ellen Green of Cantey Tiller Pierce & Green.

November 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


That for which I’m thankful

(Due to our Thanksgiving deadlines, today's column was actually written Wednesday. The online version has been modified to reflect that, unfortunately, some plans -- even on Thanksgiving -- go awry.)

November 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Sullivan’s Balloons

Nearly 200 people gathered at the Kershaw County Recreation West Complex on Wednesday to celebrate the 18th birthday of a boy killed 12 ½ years ago by a drunk driver.

November 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Lugoff-Elgin


Bethune fund gives hope to those in need

Bethune is proving that small towns can do big things.

November 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Nov. 21, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

November 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


National adoption month

November is National Adoption Month and Thursday was National Adoption Day. Both celebrate the loving option of adoption, spreading awareness of thousands of children in foster care or other situations who are waiting to be adopted.

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CMS’ Lyles awarded for being ‘fearless, kind’

A Camden Middle School (CMS) 8th Grade student is receiving a special national award for being "fearless and kind" in finding ways to unify the school. Anthony Lyles, a member of the CMS basketball and football teams, is one of only 10 students in the entire country to receive the Hasbro Children's Fund (HCF) 2017 Be Fearless Be Kind Award. The HCF sponsors the award and will give $1,000 to CMS in Anthony's name to support the school's Special Olympics Unified Champion School program.

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Scott Park trail to be paved

The city's next trail-related project will be to pave the walking trail at Scott Park.

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City looking to purchase York Street property

Camden City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance tonight that would authorize City Manager Mel Pearson to move forward with the purchase of 718 York St. by the city.

November 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Another car break-in suspect pleads guilty

Ethan Kane Hanselman, 19, of Broad Street, Camden, pleaded guilty to four counts of breaking into motor vehicles and one count each of unlawful carrying of a pistol and one count of financial transaction card theft. Circuit Court Judge Deandrea G. Benjamin sentenced Hanselman to a total of five years in prison under the S.C. Youthful Offender Act, credited with 95 days time served and suspended with 18 months probation, substance abuse counseling, and random drug and alcohol testing. The sentencing information also indicated Hanselman's case is being transferred to the state of Ohio.

November 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man no longer faces murder charge

Kenneth Cordell Rainer, 42, of Elgin, no longer has a murder charge against him. According to online court records, the Kershaw County Grand Jury declined to indict Rainer for allegedly shooting a man in May who then succumbed to his wounds. The Kershaw County Clerk of Court's website published the grand jury's decision Wednesday.

November 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Election 2017 a better reflection

There were no votes to be cast Tuesday here in Kershaw County, S.C. Nonetheless, looking at the outcome of Election 2017 across the country affords everyone -- including those of us here at home -- a chance to gauge the direction America is taking.

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


A step of ‘Distinction’

By a mere two-point advantage for a perfect score of 180, the Brothers and Sisters of Distinction (BSD) step team from Columbia became the new holder of the recently rechristened 2017 Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford Cup on Nov. 4.

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sweet Gum Trail is open to public

Tall Longleaf pines stood silent guard as the first official hikers took to the Sweet Gum Trail in Camden on Tuesday afternoon. About 50 people participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of the 2/3-mile trail that now connects Scott and Woodward parks.

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Michael Smith, 10 years on

Yesterday, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, marked a grim 10th anniversary here in Camden and Kershaw County.

December 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


After 68 years, Blake & Ford says final good-bye

Today, just a few steps up Broad Street from the main intersection with DeKalb Street in downtown Camden, Blake & Ford is clearing out what's ...

December 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Never forget

Ten-year-old Melissa Wyatt went on vacation with her family while they were stationed in Germany. One of the stops changed the little girl's life ...

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man dies of injuries from Nov. 27 wreck

A man who sustained injuries in a Nov. 27 wreck in Camden has died of his injuries.

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD students could have ‘unequal’ semesters

During the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' Nov. 28 meeting, representatives from the district's calendar committee brought forward a school calendar proposal that ...

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Never forget

I don't usually do this, but I'm going to use today's column to tell you about a story that hasn't been ...

December 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Morgan gets 1.5 percent raise

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan received a 1.5 percent salary increase Tuesday night with a unanimous vote (minus Trustee Kim ...

December 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Dec. 1, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

December 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Shoppers, more come out for Small Business Saturday

Residents and visitors alike took advantage of special holiday hours and sales during the city of Camden and Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce's "Small ...

November 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Camden man charged in 2012 sexual assault arrested in Florence

A man charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in 2012 and who served time for the assault is back behind bars, this time in ...

November 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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