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Boan, Rushing head to June 26 runoff for sheriff nomination

Two Republican candidates for Kershaw County Sheriff -- Lee Boan and Jack Rushing -- will face each other in a June 26 runoff after neither man garnered more than 50 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary.

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Mayor touts Elder Abuse Month at council meeting

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford took some time near the end of Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting to speak on a subject that wasn't able to make it on to the official agenda.

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County working on severance package FOIA request

In a response dated June 6, just two days prior to a 20-workday deadline, Assistant Kershaw County Attorney H. Thomas Morgan Jr. notified the Chronicle-Independent of the county's intent to respond to a S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request concerning severance packages to county employees during the last 10 years.

June 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


City council meets today

Camden City Council will meet today at 6 p.m.; there will be no afternoon work session.

June 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KCSD releases Robbins contract for superintendent

When new Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent. Dr. William Shane Robbins officially begins working on July 1, his starting base salary will be $170,000, $10,000 more than outgoing KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's ending salary.

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Jury finds Pickrell guilty of murdering boyfriend

Unless her case is overturned on appeal, Gregg Pickrell will be 100 years old when she finishes serving her 35-year sentence for fatally shooting 33-year-old Robert L. Demary, of Salmond Street, Camden, nearly four years ago. A jury found Pickrell guilty of murder mid-afternoon Tuesday, closing a trial that had lasted six days over a two-week period.

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Three bad apples

If you've ever watched CBS' Criminal Minds, you're probably familiar with its opening credits during which a montage of mugshots are shown. Look closely at the center and you'll see Susan Smith, the Union County woman who, in October 1994, let her car roll into a lake, drowning her 3-year-old and 11-month-old sons.

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD considering changes to offering alternative meals

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) may be changing the way it handles providing lunches for students who either can't afford to pay or simply don't pay for the midday meals.

June 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - June 5, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: The disappeared

Monday, Lifetime retold the story of Elizabeth Shoaf. For those who don't know the story, in September 2006, a horrid, Gollum-like man named Vinson Filyaw kidnapped then 14-year-old Elizabeth and held her captive in an underground bunker he'd built for 10 days and sexually assaulted her.

June 01, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Small schools could cost millions to renovate, replace

The message from Joe Pike and Eddie Rodelsperger to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' Finance/Facilities Committee on Tuesday was clear: It will take much more than the $1 million each from the 2016 referendum bond to truly bring Baron DeKalb, Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools into some semblance of the 21st century.

June 01, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Potential new subdivision coming to Black River Road

A new residential subdivision may be coming to Black River Road, nearly opposite the entrance to Haier Boulevard.

May 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: Should KCSD raise own taxes?

As I sat in on last week's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting (which I reported on Tuesday), a thought popped into my head:

May 25, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Making up for lost hugs

March 31 and May 14 will be dates Bob Snell and Carla Sauders won't soon forget.

May 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Lugoff-Elgin


2-year-old girl found safe

Two-year-old Dakota Ray is safe more than a month after being declared missing on April 15. Her parents are under arrest after being located in Decorah, Iowa, on Thursday afternoon.

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


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


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


The route and the road diet

During the last week, a patching and resurfacing project on a long stretch of Broad Street added to traffic complications in and around downtown Camden ...

August 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Cedarbrook Apartment murder suspect turns himself in

A murder suspect turned himself just late Thursday night, about 14 hours after he allegedly shot another man to death at the Cedarbrook Apartments on ...

August 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


2018 seniors received $14 million in scholarships

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will be celebrating a milestone tonight: the largest total of scholarships ...

August 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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