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Former theater, cleaners home on city agenda

Among the more than a dozen items on Camden City Council's agenda Tuesday morning will be an executive session to "receive information regarding unsafe building structure." The item was added to council's agenda following a work session briefing Thursday by City Manager Kevin Bronson.

November 22, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Knights Hill Plantation for sale

If you have $9.5 million or so, you might be able to buy a nearly 2,700-acre piece of historic Kershaw County property -- and make some money as a timber producer.

November 19, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Missing evidence in ‘ninja’ murder case

A little after 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) ballistics expert James Green was called to testify in the trial of two young men accused of killing Derick Lee of Lugoff in August 2009.

November 19, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Police report for Nov. 17, 2010

The owner of a Cassatt convenience store allegedly threatened a man with a handgun and golf club on the afternoon of Nov. 9.

November 17, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff 'ninja' murder trial underway

It's been 464 days since Derick Lee was killed in his Cricket Hill Drive, Lugoff, mobile home, shot twice in the head.

November 17, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Tribble pleads not guilty in federal court

Oddie Tribble will have his day in court.

November 17, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Spring forward one last time

Turning our clocks back away from daylight-saving time really threw my family for a loop. Despite the extra hour of sleep we got that particular night, it's disrupted our sleep pattern. We, frankly, are tired of it and wish the practice would come to an end.

November 15, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Lugoff man sentenced for choking wife to death

Tyrone Keith Frierson will be at least 62 years old before he can walk out of prison. Frierson, 42, pled guilty Monday morning to strangling his wife, Kisha, on Oct. 15, 2009. Originally charged with murder, which could have carried a 30 years to life sentence, Frierson pled to voluntary manslaughter.

November 12, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested, one sought in thefts

Two men from North Carolina have been arrested and another North Carolina man is being sought in connection with the theft of a pair of large lawn mowers from one Camden business and a trailer from another. The mowers were valued at a combined total of $15,000.

November 12, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City council approves Bronson contract, 4-1

Kevin Bronson will be Camden's city manager for another four years and get a nearly $8,000 raise, bringing his annual salary to $105,000.

November 12, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CFD battles house fire twice

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) was twice called to a home on Copeland Circle just outside the city limits Monday morning. The home was deemed a total loss by the time the second battle was over.

November 10, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Police report for Nov. 10, 2010

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies are investigating two roadside robberies. In one case, the victim was assaulted and his wallet stolen. In the second incident, the victim was forced to give up his vehicle at gunpoint.

November 10, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Police report for Nov. 3, 2010

(This police report was inadvertently not published to the C-I website when it appeared in our print edition Nov. 3, 2010. It is produced now as a service to our website subscribers.)

November 09, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Ordinance setting up voter-approved Sunday alcohol sales to be taken up Tuesday

Merchants and restaurant owners within Camden's city limits could begin selling alcohol on Sunday as soon as early December. Camden voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum allowing the possibility in the Nov. 2 general election.

November 08, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Why you should subscribe to this website

(A shorter version of today's column first appeared as a blog entry on the C-I's free community website. To start your own blog, go to community.chronicle-independent.com, look for Blogs in the left-hand column under our Photo Gallery and click "Post a Blog.")

November 08, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Election 2014: Three vie for two Camden City Council seats

A former mayor and two political newcomers are vying for two seats on Camden City Council during Tuesday's general election. Deborah Davis, Jeffrey Graham and Bob Davis are the three names city of Camden voters will see on the ballot. They seek to fill seats being vacated by councilmen Walter Long and Willard Polk, who announced earlier this year that they are not seeking reelection.

October 31, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


FAC responds to censorship claims

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is responding to claims of censorship after the owner of a Columbia art gallery issued a press release following the opening of an exhibit in Camden.

October 29, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City council to hold public hearing on $4 million bond

Camden City Council will use part of its meeting Tuesday evening to hold a public hearing to gather public input on an ordinance it is considering that would allow the city to issue a no more than $4 million bond. A copy of Tuesday's agenda did not state the purpose would be for the $4 million. City Manager Mel Pearson was unavailable to answer questions by deadline Friday.

October 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KH board to meet in Elgin tonight

In the first of what it plans as a series of meetings held in different parts of the county, the KershawHealth Board of Trustees will hold a meeting tonight in the conference room of the Outpatient/Urgent Care Center at Elgin. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Trustees and hospital administrators will be on hand one hour before the meeting begins, at 5 p.m., to speak to the public and answer questions on various topics, including KershawHealth's strategic plan.

October 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Camden man dies in McRae Road crash

A Camden man died Saturday afternoon after his SUV drove off the side of McRae Road and caught fire.

October 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bradlee contributed to our democracy

Ben Bradlee became editor of The Washington Post the year I was born, 1965. He stepped down when I was 26, in 1991, the year after I moved to the Midlands of South Carolina.

October 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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


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