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Pioneering child abuse pediatrician retires

Dr. Susan Breeland Luberoff may not be from or live in Kershaw County, but she has helped county and municipal law enforcement agencies here change the way child abuse and sexual assault cases are investigated for nearly 30 years. Luberoff's focus has been on the forensics of such cases -- the collecting and processing of evidence by medical personnel and translating that work into language and processes members of law enforcement can use in their investigations.

December 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO searching for burglary suspects

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the public's help in identifying three suspects who burglarized Cellular Connections on U.S. 1 South in Lugoff early Tuesday morning after breaking through the front door. The suspects reportedly then broke into display cases and stole several cell phones and accessories.

December 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Beyond the referendum

A group of people are raising money for additional improvements to Camden High School's (CHS) Zemp Stadium beyond what the November 2016 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) construction referendum will cover.

December 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Property at I-20 Exit 98 may be annexed

During its meeting tonight, Camden City Council will consider annexing a 1-acre property at the corner of U.S. 521 and I-20.

December 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Michael Smith, 10 years on

Yesterday, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, marked a grim 10th anniversary here in Camden and Kershaw County.

December 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


After 68 years, Blake & Ford says final good-bye

Today, just a few steps up Broad Street from the main intersection with DeKalb Street in downtown Camden, Blake & Ford is clearing out what's left of its inventory -- a final chance to say good-bye to nearly 70 years worth of customers.

December 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Never forget

Ten-year-old Melissa Wyatt went on vacation with her family while they were stationed in Germany. One of the stops changed the little girl's life: Dachau.

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man dies of injuries from Nov. 27 wreck

A man who sustained injuries in a Nov. 27 wreck in Camden has died of his injuries.

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD students could have ‘unequal’ semesters

During the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' Nov. 28 meeting, representatives from the district's calendar committee brought forward a school calendar proposal that would see the first semester (Fall 2018) be shorter than the second semester (Spring 2019).

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Never forget

I don't usually do this, but I'm going to use today's column to tell you about a story that hasn't been published yet. The story will appear this coming Tuesday and, in my opinion, it's a very important one.

December 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Morgan gets 1.5 percent raise

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan received a 1.5 percent salary increase Tuesday night with a unanimous vote (minus Trustee Kim DuRant, who was absent) from the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The vote followed an executive session during which the board discussed its periodic evaluation of Morgan's performance as superintendent. The vote did not include extending Morgan's contract, which is already good through June 30, 2019.

December 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Dec. 1, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

December 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Shoppers, more come out for Small Business Saturday

Residents and visitors alike took advantage of special holiday hours and sales during the city of Camden and Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce's "Small Business Saturday" event on Saturday.

November 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Camden man charged in 2012 sexual assault arrested in Florence

A man charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in 2012 and who served time for the assault is back behind bars, this time in Florence.

November 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board to act on Morgan evaluation tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meet tonight in a regular session postponed a week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. At the end of that meeting, trustees will enter executive session to discuss not only undisclosed employment matters, but Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's annual evaluation.

November 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


‘Soulicious,’ African American center opening Saturday

The city of Camden's Price House will have a lot to celebrate Saturday as the Price House Commission presents "Soulicious" and the city opens ...

February 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


School district may convey land to city of Camden

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will vote tonight on whether to approve having the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) convey a 6.6-acre ...

February 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man pleads guilty for 2016 stabbing

A Camden man arrested in October 2016 for stabbing another man multiple times pleaded guilty Feb. 2 to first-degree assault and battery, according to information ...

February 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Unsportsmanlike conduct

On Wednesday, February 7, I drove down to Columbia to watch my older son play in his last JV basketball game -- perhaps his last basketball ...

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


A Comic Con comes to Camden

Cosplayers, actors, wrestlers and even some animals will take over the Camden Shrine Club from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 3 for ...

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Tennis Center of Camden opens

The Tennis Center of Camden is open for business. The city quietly opened the center recently and already has a dozen tournaments and clinics set ...

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Emergency services, more focus during budget retreat

By 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, members of Kershaw County Council had already spent two hours receiving an update on VisionKershaw 2030, a presentation ...

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


CCTC celebrates grand opening

Although classes started back in January, Central Carolina Technical College's (CCTC) new Kershaw County campus celebrated its grand opening on Feb. 8. Around 150 ...

February 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Feb. 13, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

February 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: I wrote about it, then suffered it

I've written about the flu here in Kershaw County twice. It seems only fitting I should experience it, right? Well, no, actually I don ...

February 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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