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Bishopville man dies after motorcycle hits truck

A Bishopville man died Saturday from injuries he sustained Friday afternoon after his motorcycle struck a truck in Elgin. Kershaw County Coroner David West identified the man as Keon Boykin, 29, of Horse Pen Road, Bishopville. West said Boykin died of blunt force trauma to his abdomen and suffered third-degree burns to at least 85 percent of his body.

May 31, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report Extra - May 31, 2016

(Editor's Note: Due to space considerations last week, we are running an extra Crime Report today, including incidents from the Camden and Elgin police departments we were unable to run Friday.)

May 31, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: Parsing the Foster v. Chatman ruling

Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against lower courts in Foster v. Chatman, finding Georgia prosecutors purposely used what are known as "preemptive strikes" to keep every single possible black juror off a jury in the 1986 trial against Timothy Tyrone Foster, then 18.

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


County budget passes second reading with amendments

Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading Tuesday of the county's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget, but not before voting down several amendments while approving others. The approved amendments include plans to transfer money from the county's reserve fund in order to cover additional spending on employee raises, expansions to the county's emergency medical services (EMS), improving an access road behind the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and more.

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - May 27, 2016

(Editor's Note: Due to space considerations this week, we are running only a portion of today's Crime Report covering just the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. We will run an extra Crime Report on Tuesday.)

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


ALPHA Center’s Wright receives Youth Arbitrator of the Year award

Ed Wright, a member of The ALPHA Center's Youth Diversion Program, is the 2016 Youth Arbitrator of the Year. Wright received the honor during a lunchtime celebration of the program's success at The ALPHA Center on May 20.

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Man arrested for armed robbery, home invasions

A young man thought to be responsible for a recent home invasion and kidnapping in Camden, another home invasion in Cassatt and the armed robbery of a convenience store in east Camden is behind bars today.

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Health Foundation of Kershaw County hands out first grants

In late April, the Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) handed out its first five grants under its new program to award grants to 501(c)(3) corporations which demonstrate a positive impact on the overall health of Kershaw County residents. The foundation previously advanced healthcare quality through the funding of capital improvements projects at KershawHealth. The foundation changed its name -- and the way it met its mission -- after KershawHealth became part of Capella Healthcare in collaboration with MUSC Health.

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth may be getting neighbor in Elgin

When KershawHealth's Outpatient/Urgent Care Center opened in Elgin seven years ago in October 2009, the county's plan was for it to become the anchor of the Wateree Executive Park. Various factors, including the economy at the time, kept KershawHealth -- now owned by Capella Healthcare of Tennessee -- the only tenant in the park.

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Attempt to give NC area schools more money fails

An attempt by Kershaw County Board of Trustees Chairman Ron Blackmon to provide more money to North Central area elementary schools failed 3-6 Tuesday. As he promised at the board's May 3 meeting, Blackmon made a motion to increase the amount being set aside to the North Central schools as part of a proposed bond referendum from $3 million to $12.7 million.

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - May 20, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 25-year-old woman May 12 at a Dicey Creek Road residence after her mother said her daughter was attempting to assault her husband and threatened both of them.

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: Mid-life romance in the digital age

It is very, very weird to be 51 and single in the second decade of the 21st century.

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Due diligence on North Central schools tonight

The Kershaw County Board of Trustees will receive a due diligence report tonight on how much it would cost to bring not just Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools up to code, but Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) as well. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Director of Operations Billy Smith will provide the report to trustees during their meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the board room at the district office on West DeKalb Street in Camden.

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KershawHealth celebrates National Nurses Week

In addition to recognizing Palmetto Gold award-winning nurse Julie Watson in absentia (see accompanying story), KershawHealth took time out May 11 to celebrate National Nurses Week by handing out its latest DAISY Award winners during a ceremony in the hospital's third floor Med 2 lobby.

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Watson is 2016 KH Palmetto Gold nurse

A month ago, S.C. Nurses Foundation Inc. and its all-volunteer steering committee chose KershawHealth's Judith A. Watson, BSN, RN, CGRN, as one of its 100 2016 Palmetto Gold nurses. This is the 15th year the Palmetto Gold Steering Committee has honored nurses like Watson -- nurses who "exemplify excellence in nursing practice and commitment to the nursing profession," according to a copy of the 2016 program.

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Cahn: Once again, the people lose

Monday proved to be a watershed moment in the gun control debate. Unfortunately, it was the wrong watershed moment, but, perhaps, something good can come ...

June 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Historic Camden’s new executive director looks forward while honoring past

You can thank the "American Girls" doll series -- and a pair of parents who were "into" history -- for putting Halie Brazier on the path to ...

June 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - June 24, 2016

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of 43-year-old Darryl Everette Halley in connection with an arson and assault case on ...

June 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County Council passes final budget

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews got at least most of what he asked for from Kershaw County Council.

June 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Connell wins KCC District 3 seat; Smith takes school board Seat 5

Ben Connell will become a Kershaw County Councilman, representing District 3, replacing C.R. Miles who chose not to run for reelection. According to unofficial ...

June 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Crime Report - June 17, 2016

The Kershaw County Alcohol Enforcement Team, working with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), cited three businesses for selling either alcohol or tobacco to ...

June 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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