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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 as the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) also continued work on three segments of an enforceable truck route.

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 Campbell Street in Camden.

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 awarded to seniors in the 11 years since it began tracking such numbers.

August 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Column: Under the roadbed

About 15 years ago, former Camden City Councilman Nick Lampshire asked me to meet him in the KFC parking lot on East DeKalb Street. It was a little of an unusual request -- he usually dropped into our offices on the other side of downtown when he wanted to talk about something.

August 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The route and the road diet

More than six and a half years ago, in January 2012, the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) held a public information meeting regarding a proposed enforceable truck route for the city of Camden and a subsequent "road diet" for Broad Street. The idea -- actually dating back decades and, in its current form, to 2008 -- was to get heavy truck traffic out of Camden's downtown district so that Broad Street between DeKalb and York streets could be reduced to one lane in each direction with other amenities to make the area more walkable.

August 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


What future for current CES property?

Camden Elementary School (CES) students are expected to move to their new facility on Laurens Street in January. When they do, they will leave behind a more than 35-year-old building on about 7.5 acres of land.

August 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


The route and the road diet

This week's sudden appearance of S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) contractors starting to patch sections of Broad Street added to the already long list of ongoing road projects in Camden. SCDOT is patching and resurfacing Broad Street from Black River Road all the way north to Laurens Street at Monument Square. The project is expected to be completed in November.

July 31, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: Still waiting on some answers

Since the news broke in May of former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) administrative assistant Sam Connell's arrest for allegedly embezzling no more than $10,000 from a sex offender registry fund, I've been trying to get answers to all sorts of questions.

July 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CPD gets $130,000 grant for drug officer

At the end of Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting, City Manager Mel Pearson announced that the Camden Police Department will receive a one-year $130,000 Judge Advocate General (JAG) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to hire and equip a drug officer.

July 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Deputies arrest same man twice in two weeks

County deputies arrested a Lugoff man twice in two weeks, first assisting S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) troopers following a failure to stop for blue lights and then eight days later for allegedly firing a rifle at several people.

July 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


County answers second FOIA request

In addition to the $22,150 severance package paid to former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) administrative assistant Samantha Connell, Kershaw County has made a total of 10 post-employment payments to former county employees.

July 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Oral surgery center taking over old SC Works building

For most of the summer, a lot of work has been done to remake SC Works' former home on East DeKalb Street into something new. But, what?

July 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Crime Report - July 24, 2018

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

July 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City council meets today

Camden City Council will meet today at 6 p.m. in council chambers on the second floor of Camden City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St. in Camden. Agenda items include:

July 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: A life filled with travels

I'm very lucky to have lived in and visited a number of places around the world and the U.S. during my 50-plus years on this planet.

July 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Two men plead guilty in separate cases

Two Camden men pleaded guilty on Monday to charges in separate cases following their arrests earlier this year.

October 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Betty Slade honored with Leader's Legacy bench

Betty Horton Slade, who served as the city of Camden's clerk for most of the 28 years she worked at city hall, received the ...

October 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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