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CPD arrests TitleMax robber

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is charging a man in the May 25 armed robbery of the TitleMax on West DeKalb Street and is thanking its Facebook followers for helping out.

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Former Bi-Lo shopping center on council agenda

Camden City Council will take up first reading of an ordinance tonight that, if passed on second and final reading, would annex the former Bi-Lo shopping center off West DeKalb Street with interim zoning of General Business District (GBD).

June 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Trustees reject changes to policy, then amends it

During its June 6 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of Trustees rejected, 3-6, a suggested revision by the district's insurance carrier to a policy on the community's use of facilities. The revision would have mandated individuals or groups renting school property to carry a $1 million liability policy. A short time later, trustees voted, 8-0-1, to amend the language to read that renters must either carry the $1 million policy and/or sign a "hold harmless" agreement with the district.

June 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man dies in single vehicle collision

A single-vehicle collision on S.C. 34 between Gettys and Three Branches roads claimed the life of a Lugoff man early Saturday morning.

June 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


The wonder of Wonder Woman

Let's get something straight right from the start: I did not go see Wonder Woman because I wanted to ogle Gal Gadot's body. I certainly didn't take my teenage sons and two of their friends to see it so they could be titillated by her Amazon costume.

June 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Three Camden men indicted in New York

Three Camden men are awaiting their next court date, set for June 20, in Manhattan, N.Y., Supreme Court, after being indicted and arrested for their alleged roles in a gun trafficking case in late March.

June 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 9, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a Camden man -- already wanted on multiple charges -- on new drug and other charges Sunday evening.

June 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD budget public hearing, vote tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hold a public hearing on the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget during its meeting tonight. Trustees will vote on that budget shortly thereafter.

June 06, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Memories of a modern bard

Across the vein of night/There cuts a path of searing light/Burning like a beacon/On the edges of our sight

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


New fiancée gets bitten by shark

Twenty-year-old Mackenzie Higgins lay in the bottom of the boat Tuesday, her right arm up in the air as her mother, Terry, applied pressure to her hand. Her 22-year-old boyfriend, Rob Wall -- who had proposed to her a few days earlier, on May 27 -- sped the craft away from the island they'd been enjoying about a mile off shore back to the Awendaw landing where his truck was, several miles up U.S. 17 from Mt. Pleasant.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


More CPD cases involve mental health issues

During Camden City Council's May 23 meeting, council unanimously proclaimed May as Mental Health Month in Camden. Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd used that fact later in the meeting when reporting on crime and other statistics to point out how mental health issues are cropping up more often in cases his officers report.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Roach pleads to federal firearms charge

A Camden man pleaded guilty this week in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. According to a press release issued Thursday by U.S. Attorney Beth Drake, Richard Herman Roach III, 28, of Camden, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Motions filed in MSC embezzlement case

An attorney for a woman accused of embezzling around $60,000 from the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) recently filed a Brady motion on her behalf. A Brady motion -- named for a 1963 case, Brady v. Maryland -- requires prosecutors to turn over all exculpatory evidence to a defendant; that is, evidence that might exonerate the defendant.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 2, 2017

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) charged a 35-year-old Charlotte, N.C., woman with injuring a police officer while resisting arrest Tuesday night after pulling her over for DUI on Smyrna Road near Blaney Elementary School.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Graduating senior debuts songs during JRT celebration

Hope Gumbs seemed a bit overwhelmed by the reality of it all. Despite that, or maybe even because of it, she received a great response to singing two songs from her debut three-song CD, "Hope." Her performances were among the highlights of a Job Readiness Training (JRT) celebration at the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) on May 19.

May 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Free haircuts and fatherhood success intersect at JTC

The day before classes started in Kershaw County, a number of teens stopped by the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) across from Camden High School (CHS ...

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Fatalities in multiple crashes

Two people died in separate vehicle collisions Thursday.

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Old Bi-Lo shopping center up for final zoning

Tonight, Camden City Council will consider second and final reading of an ordinance setting a final zoning classification of General Business District (GBD) to 1001 ...

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - Aug. 22, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Why Guam matters (the CNMI, too)

"North Korea attack on hold," the banner read on CBS This Morning on Tuesday. I'm betting folks on Guam felt a little better after ...

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Sen. Graham meets with local leaders

South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Camden on Tuesday afternoon. After a late lunch at a downtown Camden restaurant, Graham and his staff ...

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Hampton Inn Groundbreaking

Vip Patel (third from right) gets help from Wayne Hunter in breaking ground Tuesday at the site of what will be the first new hotel ...

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


School trustees spar over football ticket prices

Several members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees became engaged in heated discussion over Camden High School's (CHS) decision to charge $7 ...

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Aug. 18, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


More students involved in KCSD summer reading program during 2017

Two years ago, during the summer of 2015, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) inaugural summer reading program served 27 students at one location. In ...

August 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Aug. 15, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

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


Kershaw County gets ready for Great American Eclipse

The skies will begin to darken in parts of Kershaw County at 1:13 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 as the Moon begins to eclipse ...

August 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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