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Cahn: What I’d do with $1.5 billion

Millions of people were part of Powerball mania with the jackpot having reached $1.5 billion or more. It appears three winning tickets were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee. Here, those with billion-dollar signs in their eyes, bought tickets through the S.C. Lottery.

January 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Armory restaurant co-owner arrested on Florida bench warrant

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies entered The Armory Restaurant in Camden on Thursday night and arrested co-owner Edward N. Carminas on a probation violation connected to a 2009 Florida cocaine possession conviction. Caraminas, 59, is being detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center where, according to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, he is awaiting extradition to Nassau County, Fla.

January 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Legislative delegation focused on roads, budget and dysfunctional agencies

Up to 75 elected officials and others representing various agencies crowded into The ALPHA Center's meeting room in Camden on Jan. 6 for the center's annual legislative luncheon. The luncheon featured comments from nearly all members of Kershaw County's state legislative delegation, including state senators Vincent Sheheen and Thomas McElveen and state representatives Laurie Slade Funderburk, Grady Brown and Jimmy Bales. State Rep. and Speaker of the House Jay Lucas and State Sen. Joel Lourie were unable to attend.

January 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


KCC to honor Austin Sheheen Jr. today

Kershaw County Council will hold a special called meeting at 5 p.m. today, immediately before this evening's regular meeting, to honor former Chairman Austin M. Sheheen Jr. Sheheen is one of two former chairmen to serve on council for more than 20 years. He was first elected to council in January 1967 and served as chairman from January 1975 to December 1990.

January 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Jan. 12, 2016

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking into the whereabouts of a 23-year-old Cassatt man who allegedly stole a dirt bike from a U.S. 1 North, Cassatt residence and then fled from a deputy who spotted him on Dogwood Lane.

January 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Twenty-six losing jobs at KershawHealth

Just two months after being taken over by Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health, KershawHealth announced Wednesday it has initiated a workforce reduction plan which includes the elimination of 26 positions, reducing its workforce by approximately 3 percent.

January 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


School board to meet Tuesday morning

Once a year, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is required to hold a daytime meeting, primarily used for organizational purposes. The board has, and is again Tuesday at 10 a.m., holding this meeting on the second Tuesday of January. Meetings are normally held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m.

January 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: Not exactly the way I planned

Sometime during the next few weeks, I will become a very distant cousin to the Six Million Dollar Man or, more precisely, The Bionic Woman.

January 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSO arrests man for A/C copper thefts, sales

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a homeless man Tuesday for destroying two air conditioning units from a Lugoff business, stripping the copper from them and selling the copper to a local scrap yard.

January 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in two-vehicle collision Saturday

A man died Saturday evening after his car collided with a pickup truck in Elgin. Kershaw County Coroner David West said George E. "Butch" Jackson, of Chestnut Road, Elgin, died around 6 p.m. Saturday.

January 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 5, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to a Neds Creek Road residence in reference to an assault on Dec. 29 along U.S. 521 North in Westville.

January 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: Crime reports can leave you in stitches

A week ago, I named first responders as my People of the Year for 2015. Included among them are our police department officers and sheriff's office deputies. In honoring them, I mentioned some of the things they do to help the community and the risks they take in keeping us safe here in Kershaw County.

January 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


2015 Year in Review - Part 1

As 2015 ends, it's natural to look back at the events which shaped the year. Today, the Chronicle-Independent reviews the news from January to April we believe made an impact on Kershaw County's communities. Friday, we'll look at stories from May to August, and end Jan. 5 with the events from September to December.

December 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Cahn: First responders my People of the Year

Choosing my person, or in this case, people of the year was a very easy task. Really, there was no question: Kershaw County's first responders -- from police and deputies to firefighters and paramedics -- are definitively this year's heroes. They are every year, of course, but 2015 showed us why and in a big way.

December 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Dec. 22, 2015

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy arrested two 27-year-old Camden men the night of Dec. 12 on several charges after the driver failed to dim the white Toyota Camry's high beam headlights as they drove past the deputy in the opposite direction on Black River Road.

December 22, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Hundreds turn out for board meeting at Mt. Pisgah

The Kershaw County Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to delay a discussion on where to place a consolidated Bethune/Mt. Pisgah elementary school. The ...

February 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: Feds give orcas, dolphins new protections

I'm a sucker for orcas (a/k/a killer whales), dolphins and whales. I just love them. Depending on the species, they are, in ...

February 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Feb. 2, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man early Sunday morning after he allegedly broke into an Elgin home and stole numerous items.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CCTC breaks ground for expansion

About 100 people braved a sunny but chilly morning Friday to help Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) break ground on a 40,000-square-foot expansion of ...

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Making a (musical) difference

A guitar's notes. The staccato of a drum. A young man's soft, but lifting voice.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Midway goes into ‘modified’ lockdown Thursday

Midway Elementary School administrators placed the facility into a "modified" lockdown mode before lunchtime Thursday.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Penny sales tax, combined school location on tap

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue its facilities discussion tonight in possible preparation of a ballot referendum for November's general election ...

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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