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Candidate for sheriff addresses financial woes

There was a very good chance Sammie Tucker Jr.'s home -- the one he has owned and lived in on Springhill Road southeast of Camden since 1996 -- would have been sold to the highest bidder on the steps of the Kershaw County Courthouse Sept. 7.

September 15, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


KH renovating homes on Roberts Streets

A new pulmonolgist's office is open and an entire KershawHealth department will move into a new home, thanks to real estate purchases the county's healthcare system made in 2009.

September 08, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Looking forward to the fall TV season

I get a little excited this time of year about the new and returning shows that will be popping up on my TV (and, now, computer) screen. Yes, I'm a TV junkie and a bit more of a boob-tuber than I should be.

September 06, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


11 charged in second phase of CPD drug investigation

Eleven people were arrested during a two-week period and described as "Phase II" of an ongoing Camden Police Department (CPD) drug investigation.

September 06, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Former deputies' decertification recorded at CJA

Oddie Tribble Jr., the former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy accused of beating an arrested man with an asp 27 times Aug. 5, is no longer certified as a law enforcement officer. Neither is Jimmy Simmons, the deputy accused of not acting to prevent Tribble from harming the victim.

September 03, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Wood enters House District 79 race

With Anton Gunn resigning his District 79 seat to accept a position as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the S.C. Democratic Party has been looking for a new candidate to face Republican Sheri Few in November. One candidate, Todd Wood of Kershaw County, has come forward.

September 03, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


City takes another look at Walnut Street

Several years ago, First Baptist Church (FBC) of Camden asked the city of Camden to shut down a portion of Walnut Street bisecting its campus. Church elders said they were concerned about the safety of very young children dropped off at and picked up by their parents from the church's daycare program. They were also concerned about the heavy congestion that part of Walnut Street experiences during church functions.

September 01, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | News


A happy 9th 'Star Wars' birthday

My son, Caleb, turned 9 a week ago. Which, by the way, means, my other son, Joshua, will be 10 in early October. Where did the time go?!

August 30, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KershawHealth to administer $750,000 AccessHealth SC grant

In the near future, low-income, uninsured residents of KershawCounty will have an easier time accessing healthcare services, thanks to a $750,000 AccessHealth SC grant recently awarded to KershawHealth by the Duke Endowment.

August 30, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Former Post 195 treasurer took $51,000 from building fund

The former treasurer of Lugoff's Larry Jeffers American Legion Post 195 was arrested Tuesday and charged with breach of trust over $10,000. Jerry Lee Poole, 64, of Wildwood Lane, Lugoff, is accused of writing checks to himself or otherwise withdrawing more than $51,000 from the post's building fund in order to maintain a gambling habit.

August 27, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Prestage Farms owner arrested in Washington, D.C.

Ron Prestage, president of Prestage Farms and a Kershaw County resident, spent most of Wednesday and part of Thursday in a Washington, D.C., jail cell. According to U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), Prestage, 59, was arrested around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday after officers discovered he was carrying a loaded handgun and a magazine with ammunition in a briefcase while trying to enter the Cannon House Office Building.

July 25, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Three seeking two seats on Camden City Council

Jeffrey R. Graham, Deborah H. Davis and Bob Williams are the three names city of Camden voters will see on November ballots as they try to fill two open seats on Camden City Council.

July 25, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Long-time Camden resident part of historic WWII mission

It took 40 years for William G. "Bill" Major, who died Sunday at the age of 92, to talk about what he saw in the early days of August 1945.

July 23, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Military


S.C. Supreme Court ignored FOIA in autopsy ruling

Let's make something perfectly clear: The S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is not dead, but the S.C. Supreme Court is sure acting like they're trying to kill it.

July 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City exploring ‘adaptive reuse’ scenarios for Rhame Arena

For years, the city of Camden has tried to figure out what to do about aging Rhame Arena at the corner of Broad and Bull streets. In the past, ideas have ranged from renovating the facility to tearing it down and building a replacement either on site or elsewhere in the city.

July 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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