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Column: Another side of the equation

In today's edition, we are taking a deep dive into economic development, specifically the industrial sector.

March 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Economic Development (1 of 3)

Today, the Chronicle-Independent is devoting its entire first section to the topic of economic development, focusing on the industrial sector and using 2011 as a starting point.

March 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Economic Development (2 of 3)

If there is one part of Kershaw County government most responsible for bringing new industry to the county, or having existing companies grow, it is the Kershaw County Economic Development Office. Unlike most other county departments, which are housed inside the County Government Building on Walnut Street in Camden, the economic development office is situated inside the new Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) building near I-20 Exit 98 off U.S. 521. It recently moved into that space from an older CCTC building next door.

March 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Firefighters respond to garage fire in Cassatt

Although it took a call for extra manpower, dozens of firefighters responded to a short dirt road off Cheraw Road in Cassatt to put out a fire at a large shed being used as an auto garage. Antioch Fire Chief Bryan Spitzer said he happened to be nearby when the call went out around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

March 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City honors Green brothers

By the time the last picture was taken in Rectory Square on Friday afternoon, 32 members of the Green family had joined H. Davis Green on or around the bench dedicated to him and his brother, the late James D. "Jimmy" Green.

March 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Heart attack killed truck driver

A 72-year-old Lake City man driving an 18-wheeler died of a massive heart attack, causing the truck to go off the road and overturn on S.C. 341 (Bethune Road) on Thursday morning.

March 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: YOU have the right to know

It's Sunshine Week across the U.S., including right here in Kershaw County, S.C. This is the week the media -- newspapers, especially -- devote to reminding you, the public, that government information is yours to seek, not just ours in our professional lives as journalists.

March 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CHS, other schools participate in walkouts

Most of Camden High School's (CHS) student body walked out of their second block classrooms at 10 a.m. Wednesday. In a mostly orderly fashion, monitored by Principal Dan Matthews, Assistant Principal Lesley Corner and other administrators, they walked to the CHS gym and filled the bleachers on one side.

March 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Camden council honors Price House Commission

Two weeks ago, Camden City Council unanimously approved a proclamation of appreciation for the Price House Commission. Unfortunately, commissioners were unable to attend that meeting, but came in full force Tuesday night to receive the accolade.

March 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Kidnapping charges dropped against ‘armed’ robber

During a preliminary hearing on March 8, the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office dropped two counts of kidnapping against Christopher Lewis Tyler, 39, of Spears Creek Road, Lugoff.

March 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lee County Coroner: Davis died of gunshot wound to the head

More than a year after a set of hand-written GPS coordinates led authorities to Adam Davis' body, the manner of his death can be known.

March 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City council meets tonight

Camden City Council will hold a regular meeting today at 6 p.m. There will be no afternoon work session.

March 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: ‘Black Panther’ is everyone’s movie

I knew we were in for a very different movie experience while my sons and I waited in line to see "Black Panther."

March 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


A year after body found, still no arrests in Davis case

Almost exactly a year ago, on March 8, 2017, a hand-written set of GPS coordinates led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to a shallow grave in Lee County. There, they found the body of Adam Ray Davis, 35, who had been missing since Dec. 29, 2016.

March 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Council recognizes officer, firefighter of the year

During its Feb. 27 meeting, Camden City Council recognized two of its own for being named the local Veteran of Foreign Wars' (VFW) officer and firefighter of the year. Recently, the VFW named Camden Police Department (CPD) Lt. Tim LeGault (pronounced "Leh-go") as its 2018 Officer of the Year, and the Camden Fire Department's (CFD) Roger Roscoe as its 2018 Firefighter of the Year.

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Column: Legislature needs to obey own law

On today's front page, I have an article looking back at the Kershaw County school board's April 10 meeting and a presentation on ...

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CPD looking for missing child

Two-year-old Dakota Day Ray, is considered to be a missing child even though she is thought to be with her parents. Dakota is considered missing ...

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD budget tweaks come with criticism of lawmakers

As lawmakers in Columbia continue working on a proposed state budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, so, too, does the Kershaw County School District (KCSD ...

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board begins looking at five-year strategic plans

During its April 10 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees began looking at a five-year strategic plan for the Kershaw County School District ...

April 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Superintendent search interviews to start May 7

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin interviewing candidates to replace retiring Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan on May ...

April 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man charged for driving on Springdale track

The Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) charged a Camden man with multiple offenses after he reportedly drove on a ...

April 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Orphaned and homeless - Part 2 of 2

Fourteen-year-old "J.M." ended up on the streets of Elgin for four months in 2015. In 2016, his attorneys, Deborah and Robert Butcher, filed a ...

April 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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