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County, city deal with Florence’s wind, rain

Schools, businesses, county offices and the library closed. Groups cancelled various activities. Even Walmart closed for a time. Shelters -- including ones for pets -- opened. Kershaw County, which had started preparing for the storm early last week, announced it would be operating at "OPCON 1," its highest level of "operating condition" for emergencies, on Friday.

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County employee dies in weather-related fatality

A Kershaw County Public Works employee died in a single-car collision when his 1996 Dodge pickup hydroplaned while traveling westbound on I-20 Sunday morning.

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


Column: Of Serena Williams and pay gaps

Earlier this week, I had some interesting "conversations" on Facebook after I commented on two posts by Vox. One story focused on an Australia newspaper's editorial cartoon about Serena Williams' interactions with a tennis umpire during the U.S. Open. Vox's second post actually served as an advertisement for an episode of the outlet's relatively new Netflix series, Explained, titled "Why Women Are Paid Less."

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


River Oaks annexed into city

River Oaks Shopping Center is, finally, a part of the city of Camden. Despite being located across from Walmart on West DeKalb Street just before the U.S. 1 bridge over the Wateree River, River Oaks has been outside the city limits since it was originally developed years ago.

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County gets ready for Hurricane Florence

Wednesday afternoon, it looked like Hurricane Florence would make landfall somewhere near Wilmington, N.C., but then dip slightly south and make its way across South Carolina.

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Sept. 14, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Final River Oaks annexation reading tonight

Residents and others who plan to attend tonight's Camden City Council meeting should be prepared to be in for a long haul. Among the dozen or so items on the proposed agenda are final annexation of the River Oaks Shopping Center and a proposal for the city to terminate its electric wholesale agreement with Duke Energy in favor of one with a Florida-based company with a generating station in North Carolina.

September 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: www.k-through-12.com

If the website address above scares you a bit, don't worry; I made it up. However, there really is a website at www.K12.com and it might be scary.

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Hobby Lobby, Marshalls sign leases

According to copies of leases signed on Aug. 16 and 30 and filed with the Kershaw County Registrar of Deeds, Hobby Lobby and Marshalls are coming to Camden.

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Head-on collision claims lives

A head-on collision on Fort Jackson Road (S.C. 12) where White Pond Road becomes Porter Cross Road resulted in the deaths of a young couple early Sunday morning. According to the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Lance Cpl. David Jones reporting on a media hotline, online Real-Time Traffic Information website, the collision occurred just after 6 a.m.

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


eLearning ‘mock weather day’ before Thanksgiving

There's a good chance of "snow" about a week before Thanksgiving for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). That virtual snowfall -- or flood, tornado or hurricane -- will happen one day in mid-November as the district conducts a "mock weather day" to test out what it will have put in place by then as part of its eLearning pilot program.

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD school board meets tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet tonight beginning at 6 p.m. in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) office's board room, 2029 West DeKalb St. in Camden. The meeting is open to the public.

September 04, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Head-on collision claims lives

A head-on collision on Fort Jackson Road (S.C. 12) where White Pond Road becomes Porter Cross Road resulted in the deaths of a young couple early Sunday morning. According to the S.C. Highway Patrol's (SCHP) online Real-Time Traffic Information website, the collision occurred at or shortly before 6:19 a.m.

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


Column: Honorable, but complicated

Last week, I made the suggestion that moderate Republicans might want to think about forming a new party since, in my opinion, President Donald Trump and his followers have hijacked the GOP. I suggested that some big names might be among that crowd.

August 31, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


COG approves $4.2 million for Black River Road project

Near the end of Camden City Council's meeting Tuesday night, Councilman Jeffrey Graham announced that the Santee-Lynches Council of Governments (COG) approved $4.2 million for a joint city-county plan to enhance the Black River Road corridor.

August 31, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Column: Top stories of the year (so far)

2018 is almost over. For us at the C-I, that recently meant going back and looking at stories, columns and other articles to submit to ...

December 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


HFKC hands out $181,000 in grants to local groups

There might not have been a better "thank you" Monday night inside Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's McCaa Tavern than the one relayed by ...

December 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Lugoff woman arrested for meth trafficking, more

On the morning of Nov. 15, the KCSO's Special Response Team (SRT) and narcotics agents executed a lawful search warrant at a Mockingbird Road ...

December 04, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: On this day....

I had written a completely different column for today, but then realized it would make much more sense next month. So, to quickly make a ...

November 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


SCDOT prepping new crosswalks on Broad Street

People driving or walking downtown on Broad Street between DeKalb and York streets have likely noticed new mid-block crosswalks recently painted by the S.C ...

November 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Mock eLearning Day at Jackson

Tuesday, Nov. 20 was a different day for students across the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), including some of the county's youngest at Jackson ...

November 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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