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HSDKC board nets $2.3 million from Capella transaction

According to information provided to the Chronicle-Independent in response to a S.C. Freedom of Information Act request, the Health Services District of Kershaw County Board of Trustees netted approximately $2.3 million from the $35 million lease/purchase of KershawHealth by Capella Healthcare.

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KCC to consider $650K loan for WWTP admin/lab building

When Kershaw County Council meets tonight, it will consider authorizing an application to the S.C. Water Quality Revolving Fund Authority for an up to $650,000 loan. The loan, according to a copy of tonight's agenda, would be used to pay for the construction of a new administrative/laboratory building at the county's wastewater treatment plant in Lugoff.

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Nov. 24, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is searching for two men who reportedly brandished a firearm while confronting residents on Watson Drive near Elgin. The men reportedly forced one victim to give up $5.

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS’ Corner named SCASA Assistant Principal of the Year

Two police officers escorted Camden High School (CHS) Asst. Principal Lesley Corner to the school's media center for what she thought was some type of emergency. It was a good one though: the surprise announcement she had been named the 2016 High School Assistant Principal of the Year by the S.C. Association of School Administrators (SCASA).

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS student dies from injuries sustained in Nov. 13 wreck

Sterling Felder, a 17-year-old outside linebacker who wore the No. 5 jersey for the Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football team, died Monday morning of injuries sustained in a Nov. 13 collision in Lugoff. Felder lived on Chesnut Ferry Road in Camden, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD athletic facility safety issues could cost $2 million

Taking care of safety-related issues at Kershaw County School District (KCSD) athletic facilities could cost nearly $2 million, according to KCSD Executive Director of Operations Billy Smith.

November 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: A nation of immigrants and refugees

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris a week ago, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) taking credit for the horror, many countries began rethinking their policies for taking in refugees from certain African and Middle Eastern countries.

November 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


One killed, several injured in multiple accidents Friday

Four accidents in Lugoff in the space of about an hour Friday, left one man dead and another being treated for severe injuries. Three of the accidents, including the fatality, took place on U.S. 1 in Lugoff. A fourth accident occurred on U.S. 601 near the I-20 interchange.

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Work near airport part of FAA safety mandate

"There's not going to be a Home Depot out there."

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


School board to discuss athletic facility needs

Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will discuss safety-related athletic needs and a draft of a timeline to develop a possible 2016 referendum proposal for facility upgrades across the county

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Nov. 17, 2015

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating the armed robbery of a convenience store in the 2600 block of Broad Street around 8 p.m. Sunday.

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Column: Florence in the age of ‘fake news’

When I think about Hurricane Florence, two images come to mind.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board hears SC READY report

"Our goal is to get away from 'approaching'… to 'meets' and 'exceeds' (expectations)."

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Fifth Circuit Solicitor indicted on federal fraud charges

South Carolina's U.S. District Attorney announced Tuesday that a grand jury has indicted outgoing Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson, 49, and his director ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Driver in Sept. 2 double fatality charged

The Columbia man whose SUV crashed head-on into a sedan on Sept. 2 causing the deaths of a young man and woman is now being ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Helping after Florence

It took Camden's Ben Stegner and his crews five hours to get from the small North Carolina town of Supply to Jacksonville, N.C ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden man pleads guilty to federal wire fraud charge

Thomas Brock, 51, of Camden, pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to one of 18 counts filed against him by the U.S. government related to allegations ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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