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Kershaw County West Playground unveiled

The newest -- and largest -- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant playground in the Midlands should be open to children this weekend. Saturday, up to 150 people gathered next to the not-quite-finished venue to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Kershaw County West Playground on what was only the second day of sunny skies in at least a week.

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Midway High School alumni unveil new trophy case

On the first Saturday of each year, a large group of Midway High School (MHS) alumni meet at Midway Elementary School (MES) as members of Midway Reunion. Just a few days after its 2014 meeting a year ago, Midway Reunion Co-Chair Barbara Stevens and MES Principal Dell Brabham found more than 15 MHS athletic trophies, with at least one dating back to 1947. (Full disclosure: Stevens is the production director for the Chronicle-Independent and other Camden Media Co. publications.)

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Revolutionary War Field Days

November 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | People & Places


Two killed in collision

An Elgin woman and her boyfriend died early Thursday morning in a head-on collision on Bowen Street near Tupelo Lane.

November 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: A bridge, SCDOT and a blocked road

There's a little story behind a photo I took which appeared on Tuedsay's front page. It's the one of Twenty-Five Mile Creek running under a bridge on Pine Grove Road in Lugoff.

November 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCC recognizes swift water rescue team, first responders

Kershaw County Council unanimously passed two resolutions recognizing Lugoff's Swift Water Rescue Team and first responders from across the county during its meeting Tuesday for their actions during October's historic flood event.

November 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Nov. 10, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) seized a gun found in a purse outside an Elgin apartment during the early morning hours of Nov. 4 and then had to force their way into the apartment to make sure nobody had been hurt.

November 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCC to honor first responders for flood work

Kershaw County Council will consider a pair of resolutions during its meeting tonight recognizing the Lugoff Swiftwater Rescue Team (LSRT) and Kershaw County first responders for their actions during October's historic flood event.

November 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Napper receives KCSF Price Award

Paul Napper, executive director of The ALPHA Center, received the 2015 Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award during a surprise ceremony Friday.

November 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Amtrak train collides with logging truck in Cassatt

A northbound Amtrak passenger train struck a logging truck around 6 a.m. Monday just off U.S. 1 in Cassatt. According to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, the truck had just turned off of U.S. 1 on to Robert Reynolds Road. Railroad tracks hug U.S. 1 with the ungated and unlighted crossing just feet off the highway.

November 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Pine Grove Road bridge to be closed until Spring 2016

A detour around a structurally damaged bridge on Pine Grove Road in Lugoff will remain in place until Spring 2016, according to a S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) engineer. SCDOT District One Engineering Administrator Bryan L. Jones said the hope is for the bridge to be replaced by the end of May 2016.

November 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


KH Foundation deciding its future

One organization is still deciding its future in the wake of Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health's takeover of KershawHealth. The KershawHealth Foundation is trying to decide not only its future, but exactly how it will disburse approximately $2 million in donations it still holds.

November 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: Spring forward one last time

(This column first appeared in November 2010.)

November 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board to continue facilities discussion

Facility needs will once again be the subject of discussion during a Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting tonight. Trustees, using information compiled from their own Oct. 20 reports of a series of public feedback meetings on facilities, will likely begin prioritizing those needs and, possibly, begin discussing exactly how to fund any projects.

November 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Capella/MUSC Health era begins at KH

The sign atop KershawHealth said it all: "In affiliation with MUSC Health."

November 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


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 ...

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


School board sends millage options to council

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials will appear at tonight's Kershaw County Council meeting in order to bring forward two options in regard to ...

May 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


City Council meets tonight

Camden City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance that would annex a nearly 35-acre property located at 430 Black River Road during its ...

May 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges

Richard Dewayne Hendrix, 19, with addresses in Lugoff and Gaston, pleaded guilty May 11 to three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor ...

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 18, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Wm. T. Miller Lumber Co. Inc. closes today after 78 years

After 78 years of continuous operation, Wm. T. Lumber Co. Inc. will close both its Camden and Elgin locations today.wner John Miller, who began ...

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Sheriff provides timeline in Connell case

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has provided a timeline regarding the investigation leading S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents to charge his former ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Finalists for KCSD superintendent named

The Kershaw County School Board (KCSB) selected its three finalists Thursday night in its search for a new superintendent to replace Dr. Frank Morgan who ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS receives fake threat

Around 8:15 a.m. Monday, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews sent a message via phone and email alerting parents that another fake ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: More stories from The Wall That Heals

There were a few stories and pictures from The Wall That Heals a week ago we were unable to include in Tuesday's edition.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


New information in KCSO embezzlement case

New information is being revealed in the wake of embezzlement accusations made against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews' former administrative assistant, Samantha "Sam" West Connell.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff’s candidates answer questions at student-led forum

All five candidates vying to be the next sheriff of Kershaw County answered prepared questions from students at a forum held in Camden High School ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


McKeever pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

A Camden man originally arrested for murdering his common law wife in May 2016 pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. According to online Kershaw County ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Father and son charged with threatening deputy

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Camden man April 29 and charged him and his already jailed 18-year-old son with threatening ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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