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Crime Report - May 30, 2017

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an alleged attack on a 17-year-old girl and 22-year-old man near the intersection of Rutledge Street and Commerce Alley that reportedly took place around 11:15 a.m. May 18.

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


The missing

Thursday marked a tragic sixth anniversary for the people of Saipan, the principal island of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) where I lived during my high school years.

May 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Ground broken for three new schools

In what is likely to become a new record -- at least in Kershaw County -- the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) held three groundbreakings for new elementary schools in the space of three hours Monday.

May 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Old Bi-Lo shopping center to be annexed

On May 19, the city of Camden ran a notice announcing a special Camden Planning Commission public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, June 5 to receive input on pending annexation of 1001 Old River Road.

May 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Chamber hands out awards at annual gala

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce held its 107th annual awards gala and barbecue on May 12 at its headquarters at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse. Preceding a meal catered by Old South Catery, the chamber handed out a number of awards, including two Business Partner of the Year awards for assisting the Kershaw County School district; small, medium and large Businesses of the Year; the William F. Nettles Award for furthering chamber objectives; and the President's Award.

May 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Crime Report - May 23, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) charged a Camden with resisting arrest and threatening the life of public officials after deputies arrested him for second degree assault and battery Tuesday evening. According to a KCSO incident report, deputies arrested Skigerria Tireck Salmond, age unknown, of Flint Hill Road, Camden.

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


CPD stats on council agenda

(Webmaster's Note: After the C-I's print edition went to press, we realized the city had amended its agenda to include first reading of an ordinance authorizing the swap of real property located in the city of Camden with Rabon Properties LLC and ratification of actions by the city manager and staff in that regard. We will have more on this in Friday's report about tonight's meeting.)

May 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


S.C. FOIA is better now

The S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) recently underwent some surgery. Things were a little dicey there for a while, but it's doing much better now, thank you.

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CHS student council is tops in state

A weekend in April marked some firsts for the student council of Camden High School (CHS). For the first time ever, the S.C. Student Council Coalition (SCC) held a special leadership conference called an "exchange" at the University of South Carolina Inn. So, for the first time, members of the CHS council attended the exchange.

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Schools budget in ‘suspended animation’

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) administrators and the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees were unable to take any further action on its proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget Tuesday night because state legislators haven't taken any further action of their own on the state budget.

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Upton Trio wraps up 28th year with KCSD

For two years shy of 30 years, pianist Billy Shepherd, composer and violinist Mary Lee Kinosian and cellist Dusan Vukajlovic have shared their love of classical music with students in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). During the past 28 years, the three musicians -- collectively known as The Upton Trio -- have entertained and helped educate hundreds of students by combining music, visuals and storytelling.

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | People & Places


Riding in honor of fallen officers

More than 30 cyclists on their way to Washington, D.C., stopped in Camden on May 3 in honor of fallen law enforcement officers. The group -- which included cyclists from Arizona, Colorado, the D.C. metropolitan area, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, New York Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- was also raising funds for a camp for the children of fallen law enforcement officers in East Troy, Wis. Known as Law Enforcement United (LEU), the riders committed to raising $1,100 each for the camp as part of the ride. In addition, they have paid for all of their travel expenses, including hotels and ...

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


Walking trail may be installed at NCHS

As part of his ongoing series of updates on referenda-approved construction projects, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Director of Operations Billy Smith will ask the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees at its meeting tonight to approve an S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT)-funded walking trail at North Central High School (NCHS).

May 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Former mentor brings special football to JTC

A football may be worth 1,000 words, especially if it's signed by members of a football team and given to some special teens by a former (and, hopefully, future) mentor who misses them.

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sheheen’s message is the right one

(I am turning over my column today to a transcript of State Sen. Vincent Sheheen's speech to the 2017 Class of Junior Leadership Kershaw County, given at the class' annual dinner on April 27. I do this because I think it is exactly what everyone -- young and old -- needs to hear as we continue to deal with some unpleasant truths about our society while growing into an even better country than we already are.)

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


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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