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Signing day for KershawHealth board chair

"Now, we truly are prepared to move forward together with Capella/MUSC," KershawHealth Board of Trustees Chair Karen Eckford declared Friday morning before formally signing documents which will make Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health the operators of KershawHealth for the foreseeable future.

September 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: Larson was more than Jimmy Olsen

At one point, Jack Larson hated the role with which he would become synonymous: Jimmy Olsen on the 1950s television series "Adventures of Superman." It wasn't until 2006, according to an interview with the Chicago Times, he finally realized -- and thanked -- his later success was due to taking on the iconic role of "Superman's pal."

September 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KH board to sign Capella contract today

Members of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees will formally sign its finalized agreement with Capella Healthcare today at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony is scheduled to take place in Med II waiting area of the main hospital campus at Roberts and Haile streets in Camden.

September 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Local attorney involved in Charleston church shooting case

At least for a moment, Camden attorney Deborah Butcher found herself involved with one of the most high profile court cases in South Carolina history. Butcher, who, with her husband, Robert, own and operate the Camden Law Firm, represented Joey Meek at his federal court bond hearing in Columbia on Friday.

September 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune residents want school kept open

Bethune Town Councilman Don Witham, speaking on behalf of local residents, made one thing perfectly clear: the town wants Bethune Elementary School (BES) to stay open.

September 21, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: When science is mistaken for terrorism

Ahmed Mohammed.

September 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


New student learning objectives part of teacher evaluations

Teachers have always needed to figure out what their students should learn by the end of the school year. That's nothing new. What is new for the 2015-16 school year is formally coming up with student learning objectives (SLOs) -- for each student they teach -- using them to determine students' progress (growth) and adding the data to teacher evaluations.

September 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Capella contract signing ‘just days away’

Final details of the contract between the KershawHealth Board of Trustees; Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn.; and MUSC Health, the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina, are, apparently, still being worked out.

September 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KCSD public feedback meetings begin Thursday

The Kershaw County School District and Kershaw County Board of Trustees will host the first two of a series of public feedback meetings on facilities Thursday evening. Both meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 90 minutes.

September 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board to take up electronic meeting policy

One day, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees could participate in meetings without having to be physically present. The board will discuss the possibility of creating a policy to allow trustees to do so during its meeting Tuesday.

September 14, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Column: Legislature needs to obey own law

On today's front page, I have an article looking back at the Kershaw County school board's April 10 meeting and a presentation on ...

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CPD looking for missing child

Two-year-old Dakota Day Ray, is considered to be a missing child even though she is thought to be with her parents. Dakota is considered missing ...

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


KCSD budget tweaks come with criticism of lawmakers

As lawmakers in Columbia continue working on a proposed state budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, so, too, does the Kershaw County School District (KCSD ...

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board begins looking at five-year strategic plans

During its April 10 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees began looking at a five-year strategic plan for the Kershaw County School District ...

April 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Superintendent search interviews to start May 7

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin interviewing candidates to replace retiring Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan on May ...

April 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man charged for driving on Springdale track

The Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) charged a Camden man with multiple offenses after he reportedly drove on a ...

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


Orphaned and homeless - Part 2 of 2

Fourteen-year-old "J.M." ended up on the streets of Elgin for four months in 2015. In 2016, his attorneys, Deborah and Robert Butcher, filed a ...

April 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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