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Hoping things turn out right in Middle East

Events in the Middle East, especially Egypt, were so fluid Thursday and Friday that I could barely keep up. As a result, what you're reading today is the fourth version of this column.

February 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


5 Questions with...

Q: What or who inspired you to go into law enforcement and how did you get your start?

February 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


New wastewater treatment plant on schedule

The city of Camden's new S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) mandated waste water treatment plant is on schedule to be completed by an Aug. 2012 deadline, according to the lead engineer with the firm hired to design the plant.

February 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Matthews responds to lawsuit

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews responded Thursday to reports that a Kershaw County Magistrate's Office employee is suing him for defamation of character. Delores Leonard alleges in the suit that Matthews damaged her reputation when he wrongly accused her of misusing victims advocate funds.

February 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Four arrested in meth lab bust

For the first time in nearly five years, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has made arrests for the manufacture of methamphetamine ("meth").

February 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law enforcement report - Feb. 9, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating more automobile break-ins, this time along Wildwood Lane in the Lugoff-Elgin area, with a few more off of U.S. 1.

February 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Waste water treatment plant hearing Tuesday

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday to receive comments regarding the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) mandated wastewater treatment plant the city must build by August 2012.

February 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Privileged to cover federal civil rights trial

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, 2:49 p.m. -- It has been my privilege during most of the last week to report on the trial of former KCSO Sgt. Oddie Tribble Jr. on a charge that he denied a Camden man's civil rights by beating him 27 times with an asp baton.

February 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Tribble guilty; to be sentenced May 12

Former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Sgt. Oddie Tribble Jr. was found guilty Thursday of violating a Camden man's constitutionally protected right to be free from the excessive use of force. Tribble will be sentenced May 12; he could face up to 10 years in federal prison.

February 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Key players testify as trial continues

The federal civil rights trial of former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble Jr. continued with testimony Friday and Monday from both Tribble and the man he was seen beating on a jail sally port video, Charles Shelley.

February 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Testimony continues in former deputy's trial

Former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble didn't take the witness stand Thursday afternoon in Courtroom II of the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse in Columbia, but his voice was heard nonetheless.

January 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Seeing the changes at the KCSO

Whether you voted for him or not, you can't deny that Jim Matthews, his command staff, investigators and deputies have hit the ground running during his first month in office.

January 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


First witnesses heard in Tribble case

The civil rights trial of former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble Jr. began with opening arguments a little after 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Opening statements at the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse in Columbia provided different interpretations of Tribble's actions on the night of Aug. 5, 2010.

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


KH to create lithotripsy center

KershawHealth trustees unanimously approved a $126,000 project to convert one of the older operating rooms into a lithotripsy center. Lithotripsy uses non-invasive shock waves to crush kidney stones. The vote came during a KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening.

January 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Tribble trial starts Thursday

A former Kershaw County deputy will have his day in court starting Thursday. Opening arguments are expected to begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse in Columbia.

January 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Playing games teaches good choices

Even as I close in on 50 (mark your calendars for next March), I still like to play computer games. Frivolous, I know ... or is it?

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Council votes on power contract, bond reissue

In addition to passing first reading of an ordinance authorizing an up to $4 million bond to renovate Rhame Arena and contribute to the construction of a community building at an expanded Central Carolina Technical College campus, Camden City Council took up several other matters at its Nov. 11 meeting.

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden honors ‘Dr. Mac’ with Legacy bench

A large crowd gathered early at Hampton Park in downtown Camden on Wednesday afternoon for a 3 p.m. ceremony honoring a long-time physician known as "Dr. Mac." About 70 people sat in chairs while another 30 to 40 stood across the street from the house where Dr. Francis N. McCorkle first lived in Camden. Several people were on the agenda to speak. The Camden Military Academy (CMA) color guard became a last-minute addition, representing the facility where McCorkle has served as school doctor for 57 years.

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KershawHealth core measures hit 100 percent again

In July, KershawHealth reported scoring 100 percent on six quality core measures for the third month in a row. Monday, KershawHealth Board Vice Chair Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom reported four of those core measures struck the 100 percent again for at least six months, ending in September. Holmstrom, chair of the board's quality committee, reported one core measure hit 100 percent for the ninth straight month.

November 14, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Camden council approves $4 million bond on first reading

Camden City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve first reading of an ordinance that would authorize the issuance of an up to $4 million bond to pay for renovations at Rhame Arena and pitch in to the construction of a community building at Central Carolina Technical College's proposed expanded campus.

November 14, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Thomley drops lawsuit against sheriff

Former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Capt. David Thomley is dropping his lawsuit against Sheriff Jim Matthews. Thomley lost the Republican nomination to Matthews in 2010, who went on to be elected sheriff in that year's general election. Thomley lost again to Matthews this July when the sheriff beat him in the Republican primary and there were no Democratic contenders.

November 14, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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