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'Y' on hold

The city of Camden will hold a referendum asking voters to choose if they wish to move forward with a proposed sports complex and if it should be run by a nonprofit organization such as the YMCA of Columbia. The measure will be placed before Camden voters during November's general election. The decision came in the latter portion of a lengthy Camden City Council meeting Tuesday morning that ended with a woman demanding to be heard who had to be asked to leave the chamber.

January 25, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Law Enforcement Report - Jan. 25, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested five people Friday, including one for crack cocaine distribution, during a drug bust in Elgin's "Dixonville" community behind Blaney Elementary School.

January 25, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Illinois murder suspect arrested in Lugoff

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) assisted the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and DuPage County, Ill., sheriff's investigators in locating an alleged murderer. Sheriff Jim Matthews confirmed the arrest of Jose Alfredo Quezada-Ruvalcaba, 34, a/k/a Victor Lopez, of Archer Avenue, Elgin. The take-down took place at 7 a.m. Jan. 16 at a Lugoff restaurant.

January 23, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman arrested in fatal shooting

An Elgin woman is now detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center on manslaughter charges in the case of a 29-year-old woman who died early Monday morning as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest. Sheriff Jim Matthews said deputies arrested Sally Memmert, 57, of Smith Road, Lugoff, in the shooting death of Petra Denise Boykin, 29, of Veterans Row, Elgin.

January 20, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CCRG files to stop Htax for sports complex

Herbert Farber and the Camden Committee for Responsible Government Inc. (CCRG) filed an action at the Kershaw County Courthouse Wednesday seeking a permanent injunction against the city of Camden. The injunction would stop the city from using hospitality tax funds to construct a proposed sports complex that could be run by the YMCA of Columbia.

January 20, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Elgin woman dies following shooting

A young Elgin woman died at Palmetto Health Richland early Tuesday morning following a 3 a.m. shooting on Smyrna Road at a home about two miles south of the intersection of Smyrna, Ridgeway and Springvale roads near the Fairfield County line.

January 18, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Baby in protective custody after parents arrested

A 1-month-old baby was taken into emergency protective custody Friday after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested the child's parents during a methamphetamine lab seizure at a Lugoff motel.

January 18, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


NHA study upsets local history proponents

"I'm coming, as you know, with disappointing news," National Park Service (NPS) Project Manager Tom Thomas said.

January 18, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Law Enforcement Report - Jan. 18, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men believed to be responsible for a break-in several weeks ago at a former school facility on St. Matthews Road southeast of Camden. The stolen items included at least one old computer and 300 old reels of 35mm film.

January 18, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


S-LCOG approves Camden truck route project

Camden's having an S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) approved, enforceable truck route is another step closer to becoming a reality.

January 16, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Burglars take $15,600 from CMA safes

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating a break-in at Camden Military Academy (CMA) where the burglars got away with more than $15,600 in student allowance money.

January 16, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


A really long week

When I woke up a week ago this morning, I knew I would have a busy week. I just didn't know how busy.

January 16, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Rape suspect fires at deputies, crashes in chase

Considering what had just happened, the deputy driving Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Unit 31 sounded relatively calm Wednesday around 1:40 p.m.

January 13, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden election commission certifies 'Y' petition

Bruce Little took all of a minute to make his report Tuesday night.

January 13, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Citizens on both sides of ‘Y’ issue take to the Web

A new website on one side, a new Facebook page and accompanying blog on the other are reframing the debate about a proposed city of Camden-built, possibly YMCA of Columbia-run sports complex.

January 11, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Cahn: What ‘The Artist’ meant to me

Unless you are much older or much younger than I am or have been living under a rock for the last 30 years, you should ...

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Burns, McLean travel in hopes of bringing business to county

Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns recently returned from Europe while Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean returned from China. The two trips mark ...

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Camden man charged with having sex with 13-year-old girl

A 25-year-old man mentioned in Tuesday's weekly crime report as possibly contributing to the delinquency of a minor is now being charged with multiple ...

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Collision, drowning mark two deaths in two days

Two men died in separate incidents during a less than 24-hour period Monday night and Tuesday afternoon, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Stover’s Craig Jelks is 2016 KCSD Teacher of the Year

Loud cheers and happy tears greeted Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's announcement Thursday evening of the 2016 KCSD Teacher of ...

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Camden Kmart to close this summer

Sears Holding will close its Kmart store on West DeKalb Street in Camden in late July. Eligible employees will receive severance pay and have the ...

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


King Haigler subdivision may expand near PTHS

More houses may be coming to the King Haigler subdivision behind and adjacent to Pine Tree Hill Elementary School between S.C. 34 and Hermitage ...

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - April 26, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men in a single incident during which a KCSO traffic deputy caught them excessively speeding on ...

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: Members of Congress are people, too

As I was running through my Facebook feed, a post someone shared or liked caught my eye: a proposal to offer a 28th amendment to ...

April 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Upchurch & Jowers, KCSD celebrate academics at 21st annual banquet

For the 21st year, Upchurch & Jowers and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) inducted the brightest seniors from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools ...

April 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Guidance counselors find novel ways to help students

A decrease in elementary school bus ride disciplinary actions. Helping middle school students prepare better for standardized tests. Giving high school students at risk for ...

April 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board to look at referendum ballot language

Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin looking at and discussing the actual wording of a pair of referenda to be placed ...

April 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - April 19, 2016

Camden officers arrested a 37-year-old Mullins man with grand larceny on April 12 following a traffic stop by a Kershaw County deputy after reports of ...

April 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Burns, Carpenter lay out state of the county, future at chamber breakfast

"Kershaw County is open for business" is the mantra Kershaw County Councilman Julian Burns often uses to summarize his vision for bringing industries and other ...

April 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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