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Woman assaulted here after Columbia carjacking

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) assisted in the capture of a Columbia man in Marion County and will charge him with kidnapping and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said he was unsure of exactly what charges 24-year-old Franklin Graham of Columbia may face from other jurisdictions.

October 10, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Thank goodness for S.C.’s FOIA

As a reporter, I am very thankful for South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). You should be, too.

October 10, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Man killed in Lugoff shooting

One man is dead and another named a person of interest following a shooting incident early Sunday morning on Trinity School Road, located off S.C. 34 about 7 miles north of Lugoff's business district.

October 10, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Federal judge dismisses dog owners' lawsuit

Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Animal Control (KCAC) officers learned Wednesday that a U.S. district court judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed last October by the owners of two German Shepherds.

October 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden woman's not stuck in England

If you've received an email from "Tina West Langley," read it carefully, warns Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd.

October 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Former CHLC chair indicted for sexual assault in N.H.

Clarence Mahoney, 69, the former chairman of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC), is under indictment by a New Hampshire grand jury on charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault. Mahoney could face between 10 to 20 years in prison if convicted.

October 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Oct. 5, 2011

Three juvenile children, ages unknown, were taken into emergency protective custody Sept. 28 after a suspended elementary school student returned to class with bruise marks on his arm.

October 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Your No. 1 source for local news

When you want to know, and more importantly, understand, what's going on in town, we are your No. 1 source for local news. When I say "we," I mean local community papers like ours.

October 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Latham award to honor top KCSO deputy

Fourteen years ago, Joe Upchurch decided to honor the memory of a man many considered the county's top deputy. W. Roger Latham, chief deputy at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) at the time, died suddenly on April 23, 1997.

October 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man arrested for sexually assaulting stepdaughter

An Elgin man could face between 25 years to life in prison if convicted on charges he sexually assaulted his juvenile stepdaughter on several occasions.

September 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Citizens still resist sports complex

Austin Jenkins of Camden, a naturalist and instructor at the University of South Carolina-Sumter, said he supports the city's efforts to build a sports complex and have it run by the YMCA of Columbia.

September 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Law Enforcement Report - Sept. 28, 2011

One of several men who escaped from the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) in 2004 -- and who has been jailed several times since -- was recently arrested again after breaking into his common-law wife's apartment in Camden. This time, however, he is being detained at Richland County's Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

September 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Don't let warnings fall on deaf ears

The last time I remember reading about something called "K2," it was probably in a National Geographic article referring to the second-highest mountain on Earth after Mt. Everest. In fact, they are part of the same mountain system, although more than 800 miles apart.

September 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City sends TIF plan to county, school district

By this morning, Kershaw County and the Kershaw County School District should be in possession of the city of Camden's 35-page redevelopment plan. The plan proposes to create a tax increment financing, or TIF, district -- with the city's proposed sports complex as the anchor -- to fund public improvements in the area.

September 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man arrested on misconduct charges as Fairfield deputy

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested a former Fairfield County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) deputy who lives in Kershaw County on charges of misconduct in office and breach of trust with fraudulent intent.

September 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


All-County Academic Teams: 20 years

A conversation 20 years ago between Victor Jowers and his wife, Sarah, created an academic legacy which has lasted ever since. Jowers said he was looking at the Chronicle-Independent and other newspapers and saw how they were recognizing the county's top athletes.

March 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KH finances rebound, but still suffering losses

KershawHealth still suffered an approximately $80,000 operating loss for the month of January, but -- thanks to an increase in emergency department visits and other factors -- improved its fiscal year-to-date bottom line by $1.5 million from January 2014. KershawHealth had lost $2.41 million dollars for the first four months of the 2014 fiscal year. For the first four months of Fiscal Year 2015, KershawHealth has only lost about $918,000.

March 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: Net neutrality is finally here

For those of you who believe in an open internet in the United States, the fight is still on. For the moment, though, we can bask in the glory of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) 3-2 vote last week to impose so-called "net neutrality" rules on internet service providers (ISPs).

March 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


‘Critical, hazardous’ fixes at Zemp to only cost $5,000

It will only cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) about $5,000 to repair the most critical and hazardous issues at Camden High School's Zemp Stadium. The district plans to begin making those repairs -- and similar ones at Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools' stadiums -- during warming weather later this year.

February 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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