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Why we must go after Assad

I'm going to head some folks off at the pass right from the start with this column because I know they'll be fuming just from reading my headline.

September 09, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Utility improvements coming to Dusty Bend

The city of Camden may spend more than $630,000 to for utility and other improvements to both Dusty Bend and two locations in downtown Camden.

September 09, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


My sons’ Star Trek education

For many pre-teen boys (and those of us who are ... um ... much older) science fiction TV shows and movies are exciting fare that are almost required watching. How can a young man (or older one) get through life without knowing who Capt. James Tiberius Kirk, Han Solo, Marty McFly or The Doctor are?

September 02, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Bunch withdraws from KH CEO consideration

KershawHealth Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch will not be the next CEO of the healthcare organization. In a letter dated Monday to KershawHealth Board of Trustees Chairman Paul Napper, Bunch withdrew himself from consideration for the top administrator's position. He made a point of notifying Napper that he was not resigning from KershawHealth.

August 28, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


‘I Have a Dream’ lives 50 years on

Depending on what story you want to believe, I was either named for the bird Martin (likely a purple one) or for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There's also the more Jewish name origin, in that I may have been named for a female relative whose name was Matilda (or something close to that).

August 26, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Camden to ‘Let Freedom Ring’ for MLK anniversary

The city of Camden is asking more than 30 churches in the city to participate in a "Let Freedom Ring" bell-ringing ceremony Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Camden City Manager Mel Pearson is expected to update Camden City Council on the ceremony during its 4 p.m. work session Tuesday.

August 26, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Haile Gold Mine restart could benefit county

Could the pending restart of mining operations at Lancaster County's Haile Gold Mine benefit Kershaw County? While environmental concerns are being expressed in and around the town of Kershaw, and environmental benefits may come through wetlands mitigation near the mine and in lower Richland County, Kershaw County leaders are looking at a potential positive impact to the local economy.

August 23, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Maxway work to start this week

People walking or driving through downtown Camden may not see the old Maxway's walls come tumbling down quite yet. What they will see this week, perhaps as early as today, is the first stages of work to remove asbestos from the site.

August 19, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KH board chooses Bunch for CEO

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees already knows who it wants to be the healthcare organization's chief executive officer (CEO): Mike Bunch, currently KershawHealth's executive vice president, chief operating officer (COO) and chief financial officer (CFO).

August 19, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Patch never matched local news

Last week, I wrote about Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos' purchase of The Washington Post and how the so-called "demise" of print news is something most community newspapers like the Chronicle-Independent have been fortunate to avoid. That's because the C-I and papers like it have been "hyperlocal" before anyone coined the term. We pretty strictly limit our coverage to news that happens inside the borders of Kershaw County. When we tackle something larger, we always "bring it home" by linking it to someone or something in the county.

August 19, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Blues festival making changes for 2013

There are going to be some changes to this year's Carolina Downhome Blues Festival in Camden and Camden City Council is helping the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County to make those changes and advertise the festival. Council members asked FAC Executive Director Kristin Cobb to speak as they considered a resolution to appropriate $5,000 worth of additional hospitality taxes to assist with advertising expenses. Some of the money will also be used for additional staging and security costs.

August 16, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sandhills is county’s first NCQA accredited facility

Sandhills Medical Foundation Inc. is the first healthcare organization of its kind in Kershaw County to receive National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) accreditation. The accreditation is for its Lugoff office in Kershaw County and another office in the town of Jefferson in Chesterfield County.

August 14, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Carolina Brotherhood rides into Camden

Twenty-seven firefighters from North and South Carolina rode up on bicycles to the Camden Fire Department (CFD) at Camden City Hall a little after 11 a.m. Monday. Family, friends and other supporters rode ahead or behind in trucks. Monday marked the Carolina Brotherhood's third day of riding, having started in Rocky Mount, N.C. They had just come from Darlington where they got the chance to run a circuit around the Darlington Raceway.

August 14, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Gabbiee Swainson’s body found in Kershaw County

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews knew something big was happening Thursday when 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson received a phone call while they were having lunch.

August 12, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


No work session for city council Tuesday

Camden City Council will not meet for a work session Tuesday. Normally, council uses such sessions, which begin at 4:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, to discuss business that may or may not be voted on during that night's regular meeting.

August 12, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


The scary part of Trump’s speech

I wrote today's column twice. I originally wrote a fairly straight-forward, "safe" examination of President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nation's ...

September 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


January 12 will be Irma make-up day for KCSD

Kids will have to be in school on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, a day they originally thought they'd have off as a teacher work ...

September 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Robinson pleads, is sentenced for rash of vehicle break-ins

One of six people arrested at various times in 2016 for a rash of vehicle break-ins pleaded guilty on Sept. 15 and will spend the ...

September 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Shots fired early Friday morning on Broad Street

Several people out running around 4 a.m. Friday noticed a number of police cars in front of a home on the 1600 block of ...

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Wastewater lagoon recovery plan proposed

There may come a day when hardly anyone will remember that a 16-acre wastewater lagoon existed at the end of Bramblewood Plantation Road.

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Who’s an ‘illegal immigrant’?

On Tuesday's front page, we published a story I wrote about 42-year-old Gheorge Iordache, who pleaded guilty in late August to 60 of 97 ...

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City council gets silversmith preview

Members of Camden City Council, along with City Manager Mel Pearson, donned blue non-latex gloves at the behest of Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine ...

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Cassatt woman sentenced in drug case

A 64-year-old Cassatt woman will spend the next 12 years in a state prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to four drug charges.

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 15, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Taking to the skies

There had been threatening clouds earlier -- and would likely return -- but by the time Barbara Francisco and Ruth Hoyt were ready to fly on the ...

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Military


Skimmer sentenced and deported

A 42-year-old Romanian man living in the country illegally who pleaded guilty Aug. 23 to numerous counts of criminal conspiracy involving the use of "skimmers ...

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


When it’s time to stop

With new technology, such as newly acquired LUCAS 3 automatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) devices, and the ever-increasing level of training they receive, Kershaw County Emergency ...

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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