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KershawHealth board meets tonight

Although KershawHealth's sale to Capella Healthcare and takeover by the Franklin, Tenn., company in conjunction with MUSC Health is a done deal, the hospital's board of trustees will still receive and update and legal advice on the transaction during its meeting tonight.

September 14, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: Record copying fees revealed

Recently, we offered our opinion on government agencies charging not simply for copies of public records, but the time it takes to make those copies.

September 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD counselors learn about industrial paths for students

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) counselors spent Wednesday at the district's offices learning about various local industries and the skills those companies need from the local workforce. The counselors even got to play a game similar to a reality TV show.

September 07, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: A Washington, D.C., TV station of memories

If there's one thing Senior Staff Writer Jim Tatum and I can talk for hours about it's favorite movies and TV shows from our younger days. We have a particularly connected history when it comes to this stuff, as he and I both lived in the D.C. area at various times and, therefore, watched some of the same shows. As youngsters, we mostly enjoyed shows on WDCA-TV 20. This is back in the 1970s, folks, so bear with me here -- that was a long time ago (right, Jim?).

September 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD looking to improve school libraries

Libraries in Kershaw County school's may be enhanced in the near future thanks to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) having about $500,000 left over from its 2014-15 school year. KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson said the savings came in part from a flexibility proviso the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved during a recent meeting.

September 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Done deal!

Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health will become the new owners and operators of KershawHealth at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1.

September 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth board holds special meeting tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees is calling a special meeting for 6 p.m. today at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden. The special meeting could signal a finalization of an agreement with Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina -- to take over KershawHealth's operations. The move would convert KershawHealth from a public hospital overseen by the board, which is appointed by Kershaw County Council, to a for-profit enterprise.

August 31, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Monday is deadline for KH/Capella deal

Monday is deadline day for KershawHealth, Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina. Monday marks the latest expiration date for a letter of agreement for Capella and MUSC Health to take over operations of the county's public hospital, converting it to a for-profit business.

August 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: When journalism is dangerous

Wednesday morning, a Roanoke, Va., TV news reporter and her videographer died, murdered -- during a live report -- by a man described as a disgruntled former employee.

August 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KershawHealth board moves meeting to Wednesday

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees, which normally meets tonight for its second meeting of the month, is postponing the meeting to Wednesday. The meeting will still be held at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden and will still begin at 6 p.m.

August 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: School board almost gets exec sessions right

Back in June, I told you about a S.C. Supreme Court ruling in a North Augusta case concerning public bodies entering executive sessions. As I've mentioned time and time again in this space, we still have a problem with the way certain public bodies here in Kershaw County go into executive session.

August 21, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


‘Terrific, excellent’ first day of school, says Morgan

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's wife recently told him he tends to say the same thing every year about the first days of school.

August 21, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KershawHealth going for more ‘Zero Harm’ awards

In September 2014, KershawHealth earned two "Zero Harm" awards from the S.C. Hospital Association and S.C. Medical Association during the two organizations' Trustees, Administrators and Physicians Conference. The awards were for having zero infections during hip and knee surgeries for 18 months. It appears, according to KershawHealth Board of Trustees Vice Chair Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom, the hospital is poised to receive those awards again. Holmstrom made her report during the board's Aug. 10 meeting.

August 19, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Lloyd vying for return to circuit court bench

Attorney Reggie I. Lloyd, a former Kershaw County councilman who then served as a circuit court judge for several years, is looking to return to the bench.

August 19, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


New school year starts today in Kershaw County

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students return to classes today for the 2015-16 school year. Many students got a sneak peek at their new classrooms late last week as schools hosted open houses or "meet and greets" for children and their parents.

August 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Column: ‘…or of the press…’

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press ...

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD superintendent retiring June 30

After 11 years, Dr. Frank Morgan will leave his post as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Trustees get KCSD budget overview

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees began the long process of developing its Fiscal Year 2019 budget on Tuesday night with Kershaw County School ...

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Jan. 19, 2018

(The online version of this week's Crime Report is expanded from the print edition.)

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Injured woman recovering in Columbia

A woman struck by a pickup truck while she and her 13-year-old grandson were crossing DeKalb Street from the Little Theater in Camden on Sunday ...

January 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


I couldn’t come up with anything, so…

(Remember "Noted and passed"? Let's go back six whole years to Jan. 9, 2012, when I had a little trouble -- like I am this ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Smith, Halley are school board chair, vice chair

The Rev. Dr. James P. Smith is the new chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. Trustee Ron Blackmon, in his last act ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Historic Camden to focus on battlefield site in 2018

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site Executive Director Halie Brazier told Camden City Council during its first meeting of the year Tuesday night that the park ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Jackson’s bond revoked

A circuit court judge revoked a previously set bond for a man arrested by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies on Dec. 29, 2017 ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Legislators remember Bobby Jones

A very large group of people -- elected officials, business owners and community leaders -- crowded into the ALPHA Center's meeting room Thursday for lunch, an ...

January 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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