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EPD officer arrests attempted murder suspect

The man wanted in connection with the Feb. 27 shooting in the Camden Huddle House parking lot is behind bars, thanks to a traffic stop conducted by an Elgin Police Department (EPD) officer just after 1 a.m. Saturday.

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County man pleads guilty to federal gun charges

A Camden man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to a press release issued by South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake, Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. accepted the plea from Michael Andrew Gary, 27, of Camden, and will impose sentence after reviewing a presentencing report from the U.S. Probation Office.

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Columbia man sentenced for counterfeiting

In a press release issued Thursday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said David Michael Gibson, 39, of Columbia, was sentenced for conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit currency. U.S. District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis sentenced Gibson to 30 months in jail. Previously, Judge Lewis sentenced Travis Cree Stafford, 39, and Justin William Watson, 32, both of Columbia, to 46 months and nine months in jail, respectively. They both were involved in the counterfeiting scheme with Gibson.

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board to discuss ‘occupational diplomas’

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will receive information about and discuss "occupational diplomas" during its meeting tonight. According to a copy of tonight's proposed agenda, trustees will learn more about what are officially known as South Carolina High School Credentials (SCHSC) from Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Director of Special Services Tarrance McGovern.

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Different threats, different outcomes

Between Feb. 15 and 22, four students made separate threats to Kershaw County schools. Two cases involved Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS). Another involved Leslie M. Stover Middle School (LSMS) outside Elgin. A fourth involved a threat made to Camden High School (CHS). Each case had a different outcome from the others, with only one -- the CHS case -- leading to an 11-year-old girl being petitioned to family court for a charge of disturbing schools.

March 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man charged as accessory in attempted murder case

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Camden man on Feb. 22 in connection with an attempted murder case where an Elgin man was "brutally" beaten with a piece of firewood to the point where he requires reconstructive surgery to his face.

March 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man wanted in shooting case

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is seeking information leading to the arrest of a Camden man officers say shot a 36-year-old Cassatt man in the Huddle House parking lot on West DeKalb Street just before 10 p.m. Tuesday.

March 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 2, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

March 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City council to meet tonight

Camden City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today; there will be no afternoon work session.

February 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Board hires firm for superintendent search

During its meeting on Feb. 20, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously voted to enter into an agreement with BWP & Associates of Libertyville, Ill., to conduct the search for a new superintendent. In January, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan announced his intention to retire at the end of June.

February 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Column: Talk’s great; we need action now

We've talked.

February 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Girl charged for threat against Camden High School

An 11-year-old girl, identified by Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd as a 6th Grade student, is facing a disturbing schools charge in connection to a threat posted Monday morning through Snapchat against Camden High School (CHS).

February 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bussey is Boys & Girls Club Midlands Youth of the Year

Jaelen Bussey, a senior at Camden High School (CHS), is the 2018 Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands Youth of the Year. According to Jackson Teen Center (JTC) Executive Director Brian Mayes, Bussey earned the award at least in part for his work on a special video interview series called "I Am the Evidence," part of a larger series called "Make It A Conversation."

February 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSO arrests one, seeks another for attempted murder

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested one man on Feb. 15 for attempted murder and are seeking a second suspect in the case.

February 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 23, 2018

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

February 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Column: Should KCSD raise own taxes?

As I sat in on last week's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting (which I reported on Tuesday), a thought popped into my ...

May 25, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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


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


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