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Ad hoc committee comes up with growth formula

One of three preliminary agreements proposed Monday night among members of the joint Kershaw County Council and Kershaw County Board of School Trustees growth/school resource officer (SRO) ad hoc committee is a growth-related funding formula. Trustee Todd McDonald, who co-chairs the ad hoc committee along with County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr., made the announcement near the end of Tuesday night's school board meeting. The committee is made up of three trustees, three councilmen and several independent members.

December 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Pioneering child abuse pediatrician retires

Dr. Susan Breeland Luberoff may not be from or live in Kershaw County, but she has helped county and municipal law enforcement agencies here change the way child abuse and sexual assault cases are investigated for nearly 30 years. Luberoff's focus has been on the forensics of such cases -- the collecting and processing of evidence by medical personnel and translating that work into language and processes members of law enforcement can use in their investigations.

December 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO searching for burglary suspects

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the public's help in identifying three suspects who burglarized Cellular Connections on U.S. 1 South in Lugoff early Tuesday morning after breaking through the front door. The suspects reportedly then broke into display cases and stole several cell phones and accessories.

December 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Beyond the referendum

A group of people are raising money for additional improvements to Camden High School's (CHS) Zemp Stadium beyond what the November 2016 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) construction referendum will cover.

December 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Property at I-20 Exit 98 may be annexed

During its meeting tonight, Camden City Council will consider annexing a 1-acre property at the corner of U.S. 521 and I-20.

December 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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 left of its inventory -- a final chance to say good-bye to nearly 70 years worth of customers.

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: Dachau.

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 would see the first semester (Fall 2018) be shorter than the second semester (Spring 2019).

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 published yet. The story will appear this coming Tuesday and, in my opinion, it's a very important one.

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 DuRant, who was absent) from the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The vote followed an executive session during which the board discussed its periodic evaluation of Morgan's performance as superintendent. The vote did not include extending Morgan's contract, which is already good through June 30, 2019.

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 Business Saturday" event on Saturday.

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 Florence.

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


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Is Camden landing a ‘Big Fish’?

Camden City Council will meet tonight and the last items on its agenda appear to indicate a major economic development announcement for the city might ...

January 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


School board to hold special called meeting

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is calling a special meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in order to begin the process of ...

January 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Column: ‘…or of the press…’

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press ...

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD superintendent retiring June 30

After 11 years, Dr. Frank Morgan will leave his post as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Trustees get KCSD budget overview

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees began the long process of developing its Fiscal Year 2019 budget on Tuesday night with Kershaw County School ...

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Jan. 19, 2018

(The online version of this week's Crime Report is expanded from the print edition.)

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Injured woman recovering in Columbia

A woman struck by a pickup truck while she and her 13-year-old grandson were crossing DeKalb Street from the Little Theater in Camden on Sunday ...

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


I couldn’t come up with anything, so…

(Remember "Noted and passed"? Let's go back six whole years to Jan. 9, 2012, when I had a little trouble -- like I am this ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Smith, Halley are school board chair, vice chair

The Rev. Dr. James P. Smith is the new chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. Trustee Ron Blackmon, in his last act ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Historic Camden to focus on battlefield site in 2018

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site Executive Director Halie Brazier told Camden City Council during its first meeting of the year Tuesday night that the park ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Jackson’s bond revoked

A circuit court judge revoked a previously set bond for a man arrested by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies on Dec. 29, 2017 ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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