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Column: Annapolis

On Friday, I felt ready to write about what happened in Annapolis, Md., the day before. I needed to wait at least 24 hours, in order to know as much as I could about the senseless murder of five people working at The Capitol Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday. Friday, though, I went on Facebook and posted a draft version of this column -- admitting that parts of it could have ended up being outdated almost as soon as I wrote it -- with the intention of publishing it as my column for this Friday.

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Council approves River Oaks annexation, incentive package

With no discussion whatsoever during its June 26 meeting, Camden City Council unanimously -- minus Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, who was attending a mayor's conference out of state -- approved first reading of ordinances annexing the River Oaks Shopping Center and offering an incentive package to Bright-Meyers 2001 LCC of Georgia to redevelop the commercial property. The votes came after an approximately 25-minute long executive session to discuss the matters.

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - July 3, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Is your economy doing ‘very well’?

During the last two years, have you:

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


A hearty ‘welcome home’ for All-America City delegates

Laurey Carpenter stepped off the bus, faced a crowd of welcoming people and jumped up and down while holding the county's 2018 All-America City award above her head.

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Boan wins Republican sheriff nomination

Lee Boan won the Republican nomination for Kershaw County Sheriff on Tuesday and will go on to face Democratic contender Anthony Bell in November. The winner of the General Election will replace retiring Sheriff Jim Matthews.

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Morris retiring as family court judge

According to an email and press release from the S.C. Judicial Merit Selection Commission issued Tuesday, the Honorable Dana Morris plans to retire as of the end of his current term as a Family Court judge, which expires June 30, 2019.

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Camden to consider annexing Kmart shopping center

Many people are surprised when they learn that the River Oaks Shopping Center, which used to house Kmart on West DeKalb Street, is not in the city limits of Camden. That may stop being a problem as early as tonight as Camden City Council considers first reading of an ordinance annexing the property and assigning it an interim zoning classification of Commercial Mixed Use, or CMU, during its meeting tonight.

June 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Kershaw County wins All-America City award

"A community that engages its residents in visioning, this community uses all sectors to support student success. This community uses schools to improve healthcare availability: The 'All-America County' of Kershaw," former Burnsville, Minn., City Manager Heather Johnston announced.

June 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Catoe awaiting bond

Stacey McClintock Catoe, 43, of Westville, continues to be held at the Kershaw County Detention Center on a murder charge as she awaits a bond hearing before a circuit court judge.

June 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: An end to the evil of separation

On the surface, President Trump blinked.

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Pickrell’s defense team files notice of appeal

As expected, attorneys representing convicted murderer Gregg Pickrell filed a notice of appeal Friday afternoon, exactly hitting a 10-day deadline to do so after she was found guilty for fatally shooting Robert L. Demary in September 2014. Pickrell's lead defense attorney, John Delgado, filed the notice.

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lackey honored with legacy bench

Not quite a week after he had lauded his friend and fellow American Legion member, Perry McCoy, during a city of Camden Leaders Legacy bench dedication, Richard "Dick" Lackey returned to Monument Square on June 14 to receive the same honor.

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


‘Empathy is good for everyone’

David Adelman might be one of the smartest people in Camden. He also happens to have lived with cerebral palsy -- and the way people have treated him because of it -- his entire life.

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Morgan attends last full school board meeting

Dr. Frank Morgan, who has served as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) for 11 years, attended his final full school board meeting on June 11 at Camden High School (CHS). Morgan is retiring June 30; Dr. Shane Robbins will take over as the district's new superintendent on July 1.

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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CFD smoke detector blitz goes big

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) recently installed 933 smoke detectors in homes in and around Camden, and they're not done yet. The CFD is ...

August 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man extradited from California for 2016 murder

Nearly two years after allegedly fatally shooting a New York man in Camden, Anthony Cordell McMillan, 24, originally of Durango Circle, Columbia, is behind bars ...

August 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Couple arrested for meth distribution

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested a Cassatt man and his Colleton County girlfriend on methamphetamine distribution during the early morning hours ...

August 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board to consider policy changes

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will consider several changes to Kershaw County School District (KCSD) policies during its meeting scheduled for today at ...

August 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Column: Something ‘wicked’ this way comes

It's been four years and a week since we lost the comedic genius of Robin Williams.

August 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Ehrenclou will be open for CHS access Monday

Joe Tucker of C. Ray Miles Construction has a strong suggestion for parents, students, teachers and others trying to access Camden High School (CHS) as ...

August 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - Aug. 16, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

August 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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