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School board ready to submit referenda for ballot

It's been nearly two months since the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted, 6-3, on the language to be included in two referenda it wishes to place before voters in November. One referenda would ask voters to approve an up to $129 million bond to pay for various facility upgrades and replacements. The other would ask voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax to offset a necessary increase in property tax millage to pay back the bond.

July 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man on probation for 2008 case arrested following high speed chase on S.C. 34

A Camden man on probation on armed robbery and burglary charges from 2008 is behind bars again after leading Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies on a high speed chase during the early morning hours of July 2.

July 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


FERC denies Duke license extension

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied a request from Duke Energy to extend its recently acquired 40-year license to control the Catawba River by an additional 10 years. FERC's order, published Monday, keeps Duke's license at the 40-year mark instead of 50, as the power company requested. Duke Energy controls the Catawba River chain, which includes the Wateree River down to Kershaw County's dam on Lake Wateree.

July 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


New walk/run event coming to Elgin this fall

The Elgin Wellness Committee wants more of the town's employees, police officers and residents to get fit by participating in its wellness program. To do that, the committee is in the process of creating a new charity walk/run event to take place this fall in the town limits.

July 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Lugoff-Elgin


Crime Report - July 8, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 33-year-old Gadsden man riding a motorcycle following a brief chase on U.S. 601 in Lugoff on June 30.

July 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: I stand with Mark Thomason

One week ago today, an email appeared in my inbox which completely blew me away. It was from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). I've been a member in the past and hope to be again (need to catch up on my dues, you know), and still receive emails from them occasionally about things going on in journalism across the country.

July 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: For whom Trump tolls?

WASHINGTON -- Perusing the wires on a deadline morn, I was struck by a constellation of intellectuals struggling to translate the relative meanings of Brexit, Donald Trump and the West's populist surge against elites.

July 08, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Cahn: ‘The (political) talk’ with my Dad

During a recent phone conversation with my father, we talked about a lot of different things. He was actually driving (hands-free, don't worry) to my sister's house in Virginia and I think he kept me on the phone as long as he did so he could pass most of the nearly three-hour drive a little more pleasantly.

July 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - July 1, 2016

Agents from four agencies took to the air recently in an effort to eradicate marijuana field operations. The search turned up such an operation June 22, leading a Lugoff woman to turn herself into authorities the next day.

July 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


WeylChem appealing county orders ondischarge violation

WeylChem U.S. is appealing Kershaw County's issuance of a new pretreatment permit and two administrative compliance orders regarding discharge violations at the county's wastewater treatment plant. Kershaw County Council will use part its meeting today to craft an appeals process and then set dates to hear WeylChem's appeals.

June 28, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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 of it.

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 Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. Brazier (pronounced "Bray-zee-er") became the site's new executive director one month ago on May 25.

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 Collins Circle on June 14.

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 totals provided by the County Voter Registration Director John Caughman, Connell defeated Elgin Mayor Melissa Emmons in the Republican primary, 232 to 166, taking 58 percent of the vote. Votes are being certified today.

June 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


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Morgan skeptical of EOC’s testing proposal

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan expressed skepticism of a recently updated proposal by the S.C. Education Oversight Committee (EOC) to ...

February 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Finding inspiration in new planets

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced this week that scientists using its Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered a total of seven roughly Earth-sized ...

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Feb. 24, 2017

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) reported a high number of motor vehicle break-ins and thefts from motor vehicles in recent weeks.

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


833 South Broad

Thanks to the magic of memories, Rengy Cobb Marshall was able to stand inside 833 South Broad at multiple points in time: Feb. 15, 2017 ...

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Trying to solve a Coca-Cola history mystery

There is a bit of mystery surrounding the history of 833 South Broad, currently the home of a venue of the same name and Dancin ...

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man charged with arson for setting own home on fire

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Lugoff man on Thursday for allegedly setting his own home on fire Wednesday morning. According ...

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School accountability/report system proposed

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hear a presentation during its meeting tonight about a proposed combined accountability/report system developed by the ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS 9th graders learn ‘The Value of Education’

On the morning of Feb. 13, a large number of Camden High School (CHS) ninth graders filled up tables set up on the ground floor ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSO arrests man after vehicle chase through woods

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy arrested a Lugoff man Wednesday on multiple charges following a car chase through a wooded area in ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Dispatchers, EMS are heroes, too

After writing up my recent stories on 3-year-old Brayden, the little boy who survived a drowning incident several weeks ago, I received an email from ...

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Feb. 17, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Lugoff men following an assault that allegedly took place around 5:45 a.m. Sunday.

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City hires Main Street SC program manager

At the very end of Tuesday night's Camden City Council meeting, City Manager Mel Pearson introduced Katharine Spadacenta to council members and the public ...

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CPD arrests man for armed robberies

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man Wednesday for two armed robberies, one of which took place that day. The other robbery reportedly took ...

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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