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Column: ‘…or of the press…’

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." -- the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD superintendent retiring June 30

After 11 years, Dr. Frank Morgan will leave his post as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Trustees get KCSD budget overview

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees began the long process of developing its Fiscal Year 2019 budget on Tuesday night with Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan providing an overview of both the budget process and the issues with which trustees will have to contend.

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Jan. 19, 2018

(The online version of this week's Crime Report is expanded from the print edition.)

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board meets again tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet again tonight, one week after its annual daytime organizational meeting where the Rev. Dr. James P. Smith, pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church was elected chairman.

January 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Injured woman recovering in Columbia

A woman struck by a pickup truck while she and her 13-year-old grandson were crossing DeKalb Street from the Little Theater in Camden on Sunday evening is recovering at a Columbia hospital, according to her daughter.

January 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


I couldn’t come up with anything, so…

(Remember "Noted and passed"? Let's go back six whole years to Jan. 9, 2012, when I had a little trouble -- like I am this week -- coming up with a column. Note: I did end up reading the original "Girl With the…" books and watching two different versions of the movie adaptations. They were all very good.)

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Smith, Halley are school board chair, vice chair

The Rev. Dr. James P. Smith is the new chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. Trustee Ron Blackmon, in his last act as the board's former chair, nominated Smith, who was elected unanimously during a special daytime meeting on Tuesday morning. Smith, who is the senior pastor of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, won Seat 5 in June 2016 defeating the incumbent trustee, Louis Clyburn by a two to one margin.

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Historic Camden to focus on battlefield site in 2018

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site Executive Director Halie Brazier told Camden City Council during its first meeting of the year Tuesday night that the park will be focusing a lot of attention on the Battle of Camden site this year. Brazier made the comments during a presentation on 2017 Historic Camden accomplishments that included a look ahead for both the main site in Camden and the battlefield, about 8 miles north of the city.

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Jackson’s bond revoked

A circuit court judge revoked a previously set bond for a man arrested by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies on Dec. 29, 2017. Fifth Circuit Deputy Solicitor Brett Perry said Circuit Court Judge Tommy Cooper revoked bond for Cody Gene Jackson, 26, of U.S. 601 South, Lugoff, during a hearing Monday at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Legislators remember Bobby Jones

A very large group of people -- elected officials, business owners and community leaders -- crowded into the ALPHA Center's meeting room Thursday for lunch, an update from the local legislative delegation and to remember the late Bobby Jones.

January 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


KCBST to elect chairman, officers at morning meeting

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will elect its chairman, vice chairman and chaplain during a special organizational meeting at 10 a.m. today. The board usually meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, but -- in accordance with state law -- holds a daytime meeting at the beginning of the year to take care of such business.

January 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Ready to be your voice

Last September, I was supposed to attend my first-ever meeting of the S.C. Press Association's Freedom of Information (FOI) Committee. Unfortunately, the effects of a certain hurricane required us to postpone that meeting. It's been rescheduled for next Friday (Jan. 12), one week from today.

January 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Year in Review - Part 3 of 3

September

January 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Flu spiking early

The flu is back in Kershaw County and it's come a little early this season.

January 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Column: Legislature needs to obey own law

On today's front page, I have an article looking back at the Kershaw County school board's April 10 meeting and a presentation on ...

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CPD looking for missing child

Two-year-old Dakota Day Ray, is considered to be a missing child even though she is thought to be with her parents. Dakota is considered missing ...

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


KCSD budget tweaks come with criticism of lawmakers

As lawmakers in Columbia continue working on a proposed state budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, so, too, does the Kershaw County School District (KCSD ...

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board begins looking at five-year strategic plans

During its April 10 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees began looking at a five-year strategic plan for the Kershaw County School District ...

April 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Superintendent search interviews to start May 7

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin interviewing candidates to replace retiring Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan on May ...

April 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man charged for driving on Springdale track

The Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) charged a Camden man with multiple offenses after he reportedly drove on a ...

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


Orphaned and homeless - Part 2 of 2

Fourteen-year-old "J.M." ended up on the streets of Elgin for four months in 2015. In 2016, his attorneys, Deborah and Robert Butcher, filed a ...

April 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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