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Tribble trial starts Thursday

A former Kershaw County deputy will have his day in court starting Thursday. Opening arguments are expected to begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse in Columbia.

January 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Reports - Jan. 26, 2011

A Camden High School ROTC instructor was placed on administrative leave by the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) after being charged Jan. 19 with allegedly pointing a gun at a 12-year-old neighbor in December.

January 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City honors 'everyday heroes'

Four Camden Fire Department (CFD) firefighters were honored by the city of Camden and their chief, John Bowers, during Tuesday morning's Camden City Council meeting.

January 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Push to ban alcoholic energy drinks started in Camden

Four Loko. Joose. Moonshot. These are just some of the alcoholic energy drinks available at local convenience stores. But they may not be on shelves much longer thanks to a movement that started in Camden to ban the beverages.

January 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Reliving old college jazz radio days

I recently posted a blog entry in the C-I website's Community section about the music I was listening to during the winter season. I followed that up with a "Note" connected to my personal Facebook page about music from the 1980s I've downloaded to or copied from my collection in recent years.

January 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Woman arrested in pawn shop robbery

The young woman waited in the wrecked van as law enforcement officers chased her brother and his two friends through the woods north of Westville. When they were gone, she got out, walked a bit and then used her cell phone to call a ride.

January 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City 'Ready-to-Go' for sewer rehabilitation grant

Camden City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday to provide nearly $100,000 in matching funds for $500,000 grant. The nearly $600,000 in total money will be used to rehabilitate sewer lines and manholes in an area south of York Street.

January 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KCSO, EPD investigating string of auto break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Elgin Police Department (EPD) are investigating separate but possibly connected sets of automobile break-ins. The break-ins were perpetrated between late Monday night and early Wednesday morning.

January 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Three teens arrested in pawn shop break-in

An alarm, an alert Camden Police Department (CPD) patrolman and a bad tire rim led to the arrest of three Cassatt teenagers early Thursday morning.

January 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Two more arrested in stolen truck case

A Cassatt couple has been arrested in connection with the Jan. 11 theft of a Ford truck and subsequent chase that injured a Kershaw County deputy.

January 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Reports - Jan. 19, 2011

Four county men have been called to appear in summary court on malicious injury to property charges after allegedly tearing up the Kershaw County Recreation Department (KCRD) soccer fields at the West Wateree Sports Complex.

January 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Tucson rampage wasn't about politics

The shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six people, including a federal judge, and put many in the hospital, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is a tragedy.

January 17, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Johnson takes oath as solicitor

Already sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the 5th Circuit's new solicitor, Dan Johnson decided to hold a second ceremony early Thursday evening at the Kershaw County Courthouse. The 5th Circuit is made up of Kershaw and Richland counties and the fact that they are very different counties didn't escape Johnson in either his prepared remarks or an exclusive interview after the ceremony.

January 17, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Chik-fil-A looking at Camden

It's not a definite "yes" yet, but it looks like there's a better possibility than ever that Chick-fil-A will come to Camden.

January 17, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


B&B changes get final approval

Despite opposition from the chair of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission, a nominee for the Camden Planning Commission (CPC), a member of the public and one councilman, Camden City Council passed second and final reading approving changes to the city's bed and breakfast (B&B) ordinance.

January 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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School board hears county growth report

With the inclusion of a 15- to 20-year residential project called Coldbranch, Kershaw County could see residential construction on 2,130 new lots during coming years. How the county -- including the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) -- will deal with that growth was the subject of a presentation County Planning & Zoning Department Director Carolyn Hammond made to the Kershaw County Board of Trustees on Monday night.

March 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


All-County Academic Teams: 20 years

A conversation 20 years ago between Victor Jowers and his wife, Sarah, created an academic legacy which has lasted ever since. Jowers said he was looking at the Chronicle-Independent and other newspapers and saw how they were recognizing the county's top athletes.

March 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KH finances rebound, but still suffering losses

KershawHealth still suffered an approximately $80,000 operating loss for the month of January, but -- thanks to an increase in emergency department visits and other factors -- improved its fiscal year-to-date bottom line by $1.5 million from January 2014. KershawHealth had lost $2.41 million dollars for the first four months of the 2014 fiscal year. For the first four months of Fiscal Year 2015, KershawHealth has only lost about $918,000.

March 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: Net neutrality is finally here

For those of you who believe in an open internet in the United States, the fight is still on. For the moment, though, we can bask in the glory of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) 3-2 vote last week to impose so-called "net neutrality" rules on internet service providers (ISPs).

March 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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