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Two birthdays symbolic of life's mysteries

My birthday and my wife's happen to be only four days apart. Today is mine while hers was Thursday when I took the day off to celebrate by doing what all married couples with children do: run all over creation on errands and medical appointments. Oh, we did stop in at this great bagel place (yum) where we caught up with my mother and one of my sisters, but this certainly wasn't a typical birthday the way I think of it.

March 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Plane crashes in Elgin; pilot killed

A small, single engine plane headed to an air festival in Lakeland, Fla., from Amherst, N.Y., crashed into a wooded area along Larry Jeffers Road near Elgin just before 2 p.m. Friday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Amherst is part of the greater Buffalo, N.Y., metropolitan area.

March 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Restaurant manager charged with breach of trust

A 21-year-old restaurant manager has been accused of racking up $28,000 in bogus credit card fees and pocketing the money that would have been used to pay those fees.

March 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


In sync

The throb of music to dance to filled Camden's Rhame Arena the evening of March 12 for the Mayor's Cup Step Competition

March 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Law Enforcement Report - March 23, 2011

A Lugoff man was arrested March 14 on drug charges after being stopped by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators for a traffic violation.

March 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Mather purchase approved on second reading

The city of Camden should become the new owners of 8.9 acres of the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy property no later than the end of May. Camden City Council -- with Mayor Jeffrey Graham recusing himself and Councilman Pat Partin absent -- voted 3-0 Tuesday morning on second and final reading of an ordinance authorizing the purchase.

March 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KCSO stops serving municipal probate court orders

Starting today, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies are no longer serving Kershaw County Probate Court orders of detention for mental health evaluations and commitments within the municipal limits of Camden, Elgin and Bethune. While deputies will continue to handle mental health probate court orders, the change leaves those municipalities' police departments to handle such matters within their jurisdictions.

March 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Former Legion treasurer may have stolen more money

A Lugoff man already charged with stealing money from the American Legion post where he was treasurer has been accused of stealing more money over a longer period of time.

March 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - March 16, 2011

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a 59-year-old Camden man after he allegedly slashed a tire on a vehicle in an East DeKalb Street parking lot and swung his knife at a witness.

March 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Pedestrian killed near county line

A man walking on U.S. 521 near Carolina Motorsports Park was killed Tuesday morning.

March 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Security at the Cup

If your high school and college-age kids are going to the Carolina Cup this year -- especially to Springdale Race Track's "College Park" area -- you might want to pass along a message: it might take them a few extra minutes to get to their spots.

March 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


5 Questions with...

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself -- where were you born? Where did you go to school and how did you get the job (originally) as Camden Downtown Manager?

March 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Be a 'Local Hero' during Sunshine Week

It just so happens that this week -- a week after we announced this paper's win in the S.C. Press Association's General Excellence category -- is Sunshine Week.

March 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Constable arrested on EBT fraud

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) constable has been arrested and charged with two counts of electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card fraud and one count of misconduct in office.

March 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


King disturbed by plans for Mather site

Charles King, owner of Atlas Gym, said he was "disheartened" after reading of the city's possible plans for a portion of the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy property.

March 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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KCSD wants KCC to revive local funding formula

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) wants Kershaw County Council to return to the days when the county used a formula to come up with local funding to the district.

April 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


All-County Academic Teams: 20 years

Monday night marked the official 20th anniversary of the Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team program. The insurance agency and Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) annual banquet, held in Bethesda Presbyterian Church's Westminster Hall, looked back at those 20 years while inducting 32 members from the district's three high schools.

April 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


SCE&G’s Camden office to close May 29

South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) will close its Camden office May 29, according to a letter included with customers' most recent bills. The office's address is 205 Sumter Hwy., at the corner of Ehrenclou Drive where South Broad Street becomes Sumter Highway.

April 22, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


School board to continue budget discussion Tuesday

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue discussing the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed 2015-16 school year budget Tuesday night. According to a copy of the board's proposed agenda, the discussion will include a line-by-line review of proposed expenditures and updates, if any, on state revenue.

April 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: Some Americans can’t vote for president

Who would have thought a goofy looking guy with bad teeth from Britain named John Oliver could make us laugh so hard about the insanity of American government excesses, healthcare bureaucracy and even something as seemingly boring as net neutrality?

April 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KH board to start process of creating Capella advisory board

When Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina -- take over operations of KershawHealth, the county's public non-profit hospital will transition to a for-profit operation.

April 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


U.S. Marshals cleared in Folsom shooting

Three U.S. Marshals have been cleared by the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office in the Dec. 5, 2014, shooting death of Joseph Glenn Folsom at his Blue Heron Lane home on Lake Wateree.

April 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


IRS seizes Old Armory Steakhouse

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents and officers from the Camden Police Department (CPD) entered the Old Armory Steak & Seafood restaurant on Rutledge Street around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday and seized the business.

April 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


All-County Academic Teams: 20 Years

On March 25, Anna Mazurek was in northern Chile. WiFi service was "pretty sporadic" in places and didn't work at all for two days as the month drew to a close and Anna didn't expect it to for a few more days.

April 15, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Referenda supporters speak to school board

Three people spoke to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its April 7 meeting about the possibility of bringing a new set of facility construction and penny sales tax referenda to voters in 2016.

April 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KershawHealth board meets tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. today. Most of the meeting take place in executive session as trustees go behind closed doors to receive the hospital's annual quality report. The report is allowed to be given in executive session because it includes peer review information coming under the heading of employment matters.

April 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Springdale Plaza changes hands

Springdale Plaza has a new owner. In mid-February, ProVest PDQ Sprindale LLC, part of a merger between ProVest Properties, an investment company, and PDQ Properties Corp. Officially, according to a deed filed at the Kershaw County Registrar of Deeds Office, ProVest PDQ paid $10 and "other valuable consideration" to DDR DownREIT LLC, an Ohio limited liability company. DDR used to be known as Developers Diversified Realty Corp.

April 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Cahn: Does Tsarnaev deserve death penalty?

We journalists are, usually, taught not to use questions as headlines. This time, it's really to ask myself the question: Does convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarvnaev deserve the death penalty?

April 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KC Diamonds host step show Saturday

The Kershaw County Diamonds will host Camden's annual step showcase Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Camden High School gym. The program is sponsored by the city of Camden and The ALPHA Center.

April 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Morgan’s contract extended to 2017

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted Tuesday night to extend Dr. Frank Morgan's contract as the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) superintendent by one year, to June 30, 2017. In a separate vote, the board also unanimously granted Morgan a 1.5 percent salary increase, retroactive to July 1, 2014.

April 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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