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City to repeal procurement code with new policy

Camden City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance repealing the city's entire procurement code Tuesday. The move is being made as a first step toward replacing that section of city code with an administrative policy that would be both more flexible and yet compliant with federal regulations.

January 10, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Matthews pledges to do 'very best to protect' county

An estimated 1,000 people crowded into an all but standing room only sanctuary at First Baptist Church of Camden to see Jim Matthews sworn in as Kershaw County's new sheriff Tuesday.

January 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Sheriff requests $250,000 to create traffic unit

Five hours after being sworn in Tuesday, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews asked Kershaw County Council for extra money to create a new traffic enforcement unit and enhanced victims advocate services. Matthews made the requests during a "State of the Sheriff's Office" report he gave to Kershaw County Council before a crowd of more than 100 people.

January 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


New sheriff to charge for funeral escorts

A change in a long-standing policy came as Jim Matthews took the reins of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Tuesday.

January 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Police Reports for Jan. 5, 2011

The mother of a high school student has accused another student of providing her son drugs that landed him in the hospital.

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


Sometimes, crime makes you laugh

About this time last year, I started a new tradition: looking back at the year in crime -- but from a funny point of view.

January 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Chester's flight

Clouds covered the sky.

January 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


NPS launches study of historic sites

When President Barack Obama signed the Omnibus Lands Bill in March 2009, it marked another step forward in a years-long process to turn the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site and the Battle of Camden site into a joint national military park.

December 31, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


2010: A year of change, hard knocks comes to a close

On this last day of 2010, we come to the last part of a look back at the year as it comes to a close. A groundbreaking event heralded change to come. An election heralded even more change (while keeping some other things the same).

December 31, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


2010: Celebrations brighten mid-year

The lazy, hazy days of summer were -- well, hazy and hot with temperatures sometimes hitting the century mark. They were anything but lazy, however, as the news barely slowed down in the late spring and early summer.

December 29, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Police Report for Dec. 29, 2010

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for a 24-year-old woman officers say stabbed her 33-year-old boyfriend at a West DeKalb Street motel.

December 29, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


2010: Tears and cheers marked closing year

It's cliché to say it was the best of times and it was the worst of times, but when it comes to year-end reviews that cliché also serves as truth. 2010 was beset with tragedies and controversies but also rewarded with triumphs. For some in the political arena, 2010 marked the end of an era. For others, it was only the beginning.

December 27, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Rho Chi Kobraz my Group of the Year

Kaptin, Siren, Kare Bear, Venom and Professor. They sound like superhero names. And they are certainly heroes in my book.

December 27, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Two more arrested in Antioch cemetery shooting

Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the Dec. 12 shooting incident in Antioch Baptist Church's cemetery.

December 24, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire marshal, KCSO looking for arsonist

Is there a serial arsonist in the Mt. Pisgah and Cassatt areas? Are there two?

December 24, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Express Care is now open at KershawHealth

Danny Wharton is noticeably proud of the changes in KershawHealth's emergency department. Wharton, the healthcare organization's director of ancillary and emergency services, took several people on a tour of the renovated space that now accommodates the hospital's Express Care service.

October 24, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Prince returns to his classic funky ways

Ah, Prince, how we've missed you. Prince Rogers Nelson has finally "Kiss"-ed and made up with Warner Bros. Records, regaining control of his original catalog of music and put out not one, but two albums worth of new music on the same day.

October 20, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Woman riding moped killed when pickup truck hits head-on

A Kershaw County woman died after the moped on which she was a passenger was struck head-on by a pickup truck on Smyrna Road outside Elgin around 10:15 p.m. Friday.

October 20, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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