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District concerned about impact from TERI sunset

The end of the S.C. Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive (TERI) program, set for June 30, 2018, has the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) concerned it will be harder to keep experienced teachers in classrooms. Speaking to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its meeting Tuesday night, KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan said TERI's end could limit at least some still-working retirees' annual income to $10,000.

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


ATEC GMP $417,000 lower than referenda estimate

On Thursday, HG Reynolds Construction Co. of Aiken set a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of just under $30.302 million to construct the new Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) on the joint Central Carolina Technical College/Kershaw County Economic Development campus off U.S. 521 at I-20 Exit 98.

November 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Revolutionary War Field Days

Parts of the American Revolution came to life once again at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site on Saturday and Sunday as the site presented its annual two-day Revolutionary War Field Days event.

November 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


The Little Red-Haired Girl lives in Boston

She didn't know before I wrote this, but there's a woman in Boston who I've long thought of as my Little Red-Haired Girl. (My mother nicknamed me Charlie Brown for a while, so...)

November 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Kershaw County JRT is S.C. Site of the Year

Ten years ago, Roberta Langley-Mayes and her husband, Brian Mayes, began putting on step shows in Camden as part of their outreach ministry to help young people. Langley-Mayes still coaches the current incarnation of the local step team, the Kershaw County Diamonds. Together, through the step program and other aspects of their ministry, they did their best to lead the community to be "a better gang than the gangs," after the gang-related shooting death of a Camden High School student.

November 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


KCSD bullying case might impact SRO discussion

A civil complaint filed against the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) by the parent of an allegedly bullied student might have an impact on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' discussions about school resource officers (SROs) with Kershaw County Council. The parties in the case are required to enter an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process by March 16, 2018. Meanwhile, other aspects of the case can move forward.

October 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Auto break-in suspect gets probation after guilty pleas

One of three young men arrested in March for multiple motor vehicle break-ins in and around Camden pleaded guilty Oct. 12. According to online court records, Jonathan William Ray, 22, of Mount Hebron Road, Cassatt, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of larceny/motor vehicle break-in. A circuit court judge sentenced him to five years in prison, suspended to time served and four years probation. The judge also ordered Ray to obtain his GED and to undergo both substance abuse counseling and random drug and alcohol tests.

October 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City celebrates Public Power Week

Camden City Council proclaimed Oct. 22-28 as Public Power Week in the city during its Oct. 24 meeting.

October 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sorry, but taxes are necessary

Life, death, taxes. You know the saying. Taxes are nearly as old as civilization, with historians pointing back to ancient Egypt between 3000 and 2800 BC in the form of either forced labor or tithes. The Persian Empire had a taxation system back around 500 BC. European governments have collected taxes since at least the 17th century, many of which are still in use today.

October 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Lugoff Elementary celebrates 50th anniversary

As construction crews worked immediately next door on a new facility, the students, faculty and staff of Lugoff Elementary School (LES) celebrated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday morning.

October 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


2-year-old dies in Cassatt collision

A 2-year-old Cassatt girl died Monday night from injuries sustained in a two-car collision a little after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road West and Robinson Town Road.

October 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Ray leaving LF-R to be fire academy superintendent

Dennis Ray, who has led Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) since June 2010, will leave the agency to become the new superintendent of the S.C. Fire Academy and, thus, the chief of firefighting training for the state. Ray will also become the assistant state fire marshal for South Carolina. His last day with the LF-R will be Nov. 27. He will start his new work at the fire academy on Dec. 1.

October 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 27, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

October 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board gets ESOL report

During the Kershaw County Board of Trustees' Oct. 17 meeting, Pine Tree Hill Elementary School Lisa Stockdale, who is one of the district's five English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers, gave a report on ESOL services in district schools. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan said he wanted Stockdale to give the report because of ESOL's impacts on the budget and school ratings as the district's non-English speaking student population increases.

October 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Short agenda on tap for city

Camden City Council will work with a short agenda for its meeting tonight.

October 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


‘Soulicious,’ African American center opening Saturday

The city of Camden's Price House will have a lot to celebrate Saturday as the Price House Commission presents "Soulicious" and the city opens ...

February 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man pleads guilty for 2016 stabbing

A Camden man arrested in October 2016 for stabbing another man multiple times pleaded guilty Feb. 2 to first-degree assault and battery, according to information ...

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


Column: Unsportsmanlike conduct

On Wednesday, February 7, I drove down to Columbia to watch my older son play in his last JV basketball game -- perhaps his last basketball ...

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


A Comic Con comes to Camden

Cosplayers, actors, wrestlers and even some animals will take over the Camden Shrine Club from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 3 for ...

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Tennis Center of Camden opens

The Tennis Center of Camden is open for business. The city quietly opened the center recently and already has a dozen tournaments and clinics set ...

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Emergency services, more focus during budget retreat

By 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, members of Kershaw County Council had already spent two hours receiving an update on VisionKershaw 2030, a presentation ...

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


CCTC celebrates grand opening

Although classes started back in January, Central Carolina Technical College's (CCTC) new Kershaw County campus celebrated its grand opening on Feb. 8. Around 150 ...

February 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Feb. 13, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

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


Column: I wrote about it, then suffered it

I've written about the flu here in Kershaw County twice. It seems only fitting I should experience it, right? Well, no, actually I don ...

February 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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