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City also purchasing other properties

In addition to considering the purchase of the Robert Mills Courthouse from the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce (see main story), Camden City Council will consider purchasing three other properties during its meeting tonight.

October 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Chamber asking city to take over Robert Mills Courthouse

In a letter to its members emailed Thursday afternoon, Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Board President Kimberly Dixon announced that the board authorized her to enter into discussions and, if approved, an agreement with the city of Camden to transfer ownership of the Robert Mills Courthouse to the city.

October 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Old Kmart to get $3.4 million facelift

Bobby Wade, a project manager for DBS Corporation of Chattanooga, Tenn., recently took out a $3.4 million permit for exterior renovations to the old Kmart at River Oaks Shopping Center in Camden.

October 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Two arrested in Adam Davis murder

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a husband and wife for the murder of Adam Davis, who went missing Dec. 30, 2016, and whose body in a shallow Lee County grave 15 months later.

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


Column: News deserts

I'm going to ask you to do something. The funny thing is, if you're reading this column, you're probably already doing it, but I'm going to ask anyway: Support this newspaper.

October 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD’s mock eLearning day set for Nov. 20

With one month to go before a mock eLearning Day, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is ramping up preparations to test its ability to connect teachers and students at times when extreme weather or other conditions make being at school impossible.

October 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Camden, CCTC may partner on new tourism visitor center

The city of Camden and Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) may partner to develop a new tourism visitor center to be built on a small ...

December 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


School board to consider energy savings proposal

Trane -- a heating, ventilating and air conditions (HVAC) and building management systems/control manufacturer -- is proposing to help the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) save ...

December 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Woman pleads guilty in MSC embezzlement case

A circuit court judge sentenced Stacey Heather Grein, 45, of Camden, on Dec. 3 for pleading guilty to one count of breach of trust with ...

December 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Top stories of the year (so far)

2018 is almost over. For us at the C-I, that recently meant going back and looking at stories, columns and other articles to submit to ...

December 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


HFKC hands out $181,000 in grants to local groups

There might not have been a better "thank you" Monday night inside Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's McCaa Tavern than the one relayed by ...

December 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Lugoff woman arrested for meth trafficking, more

On the morning of Nov. 15, the KCSO's Special Response Team (SRT) and narcotics agents executed a lawful search warrant at a Mockingbird Road ...

December 04, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: On this day....

I had written a completely different column for today, but then realized it would make much more sense next month. So, to quickly make a ...

November 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


SCDOT prepping new crosswalks on Broad Street

People driving or walking downtown on Broad Street between DeKalb and York streets have likely noticed new mid-block crosswalks recently painted by the S.C ...

November 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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