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Shooting suspect pleads guilty

One of two men arrested in mid-March for a shooting incident in late February and for allegedly intimidating at least one witness afterward has pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and battery.

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


Short agenda for school board

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet today at 6 p.m. for its second meeting of the month.

October 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Camden City Council passes $7 million utility bond

During its October 9 meeting, Camden City Council passed first reading of an ordinance that, when passed on final second reading will allow the city to issue up to, but not exceeding, $7 million of combined public utility system improvement revenue bonds. The bond will cover a total of $6.701 million in electric and traffic signal improvements, including undergrounding, in specific spots in Camden.

October 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man arrested for shooting at family, harming dog

The Chronicle-Independent recently learned of the arrest of a Bethune man in mid-September for an alleged shooting incident that took place on Aug. 31 at a home in the Cassatt/Bethune area. The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) redacted the entire address where the alleged shooting took place from its official incident report.

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


Former assistant solicitor’s license suspended

The S.C. Supreme Court placed local attorney Ronald Wade Moak, a former 5th Circuit assistant solicitor, on interim suspension in an order published Oct. 2. The Chronicle-Independent learned of the order Friday. According to the order, Moak's law license is suspended pursuant to Rule 17(b) under Rule 413 of the S.C. Appellate Court of Rules.

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


Crime Report - Oct. 16, 2018

On Sept. 22, Camden Police Department (CPD) officers charged a 37-year-old woman with resisting arrest whom they previously cited for indecent exposure at her home on June 7.

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


Column: National Newspaper Week 2018

This week, Oct. 7-13, is National Newspaper Week, the 78th such observance. This year's slogan is "Now More Than Ever," coming on the heels of last year's efforts to remind everyone that newpapers are a source of real, not "fake" news, especially here on the community journalism level.

October 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Karesh Wing to relocate, build at Beechwood

For years, citizens of Camden and Kershaw County have wondered about two things: Where would the operators of the Karesh Long Term Care Center relocate now that it is no longer part of KershawHealth? When would Beechwood on Knights Hill Road in Camden be transformed into something new?

October 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Column: Kavanaugh not suited for court

I wrote this Wednesday, and updated it Friday, just as a U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) inquiry into Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh ended, but not knowing whether Kavanaugh himself or President Donald Trump has withdrawn his name from consideration.

October 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Two men plead guilty in separate cases

Two Camden men pleaded guilty on Monday to charges in separate cases following their arrests earlier this year.

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


Betty Slade honored with Leader's Legacy bench

Betty Horton Slade, who served as the city of Camden's clerk for most of the 28 years she worked at city hall, received the honor of having a Leader's Legacy bench dedicated in her name Tuesday afternoon. The bench is under a large shade tree on the north side of Rectory Square.

October 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


A ‘plum’ reward

The plums disappeared quickly.

October 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Short agenda on tap for school board tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' agenda for its meeting tonight is a relatively short one.

October 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Column: Stand up to bullies, don’t be one

Halfway through the first semester of the new school year, and I've been reminded that bullying happens, every school year, every day. Recently, and without going into detail, I read about an instance of bullying on Facebook and decided to respond.

September 28, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


October is Fire Prevention Month

On a unanimous vote Tuesday -- minus Councilman Jeffrey Graham, who was absent -- Camden City Council proclaimed the month of October as Fire Prevention Month in Camden. The proclamation came just ahead of Saturday's 23rd annual FireFest.

September 28, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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School board to consider policy revisions

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will consider a number of policy revisions during its only regular meeting of the month tonight. The revisions ...

November 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Comprehensive plan review highlights changes

Camden City Planner Shawn Putnam joked on Nov. 13 that he was happy to spend the next four hours with Camden City Council to go ...

November 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Bond denied for Davis murder suspects

Clinton "C.W." and Peggy Danielle "Dani" Beebe (pronounced "BB") will continue to be held at the Kershaw County Detention Center for the murder of ...

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


City gets $500K grant for riverfront park project

Residents of and visitors to the city of Camden may get their first chance to enjoy the city's proposed 24-acre Wateree Riverfront Environmental Park ...

November 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: Archery needs help to hit target

Athletics is an important part of school life, from elementary school all the way through college. That is certainly true at Kershaw County's three ...

November 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


ALPHA Center in top 3 percent worldwide

The ALPHA Behavioral Health Center, with its headquarters in Camden and locations in Chesterfield and Lee counties, is among the top 3 percent of its ...

November 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Ray pleads guilty to stealing van used to flee with wife, daughter

William Eugene Ray, 43, of east Camden -- who, with his wife, fled the county with his 2-year-old daughter earlier this year in violation of a ...

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


City to review comprehensive plan

Camden City Council will begin reviewing a new version of the city's 10-year comprehensive plan with a presentation by City Planner Shawn Putnam of ...

November 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: The election

Election Day 2018 turned into one of the more interesting mid-term elections of recent memory.

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


There’s a new sheriff in town

Lee Boan, currently serving as the Camden Police Department's (CPD) captain of operations, will be Kershaw County's new sheriff come January 2019.

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


KCSO seeks Bojangles robber

Around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday -- about the same time most candidates in this year's elections were either celebrating their wins or lamenting their ...

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


Truesdale remembered as community leader

For the second time in two weeks, the Camden Fire Department served as the site of a Leader's Legacy bench dedication due to pending ...

November 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Former solicitor’s aide pleads

In a press release issued late Thursday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced that Nicole Halliett Holland, 49, the 5th Circuit Solicitor ...

November 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 6, 2018

(This is an expanded version of the Nov. 6, 2018, crime report that appeared in the print edition of the C-I on the same date.)

November 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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