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Hoping things turn out right in Middle East

Events in the Middle East, especially Egypt, were so fluid Thursday and Friday that I could barely keep up. As a result, what you're reading today is the fourth version of this column.

February 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


5 Questions with...

Q: What or who inspired you to go into law enforcement and how did you get your start?

February 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


New wastewater treatment plant on schedule

The city of Camden's new S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) mandated waste water treatment plant is on schedule to be completed by an Aug. 2012 deadline, according to the lead engineer with the firm hired to design the plant.

February 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Matthews responds to lawsuit

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews responded Thursday to reports that a Kershaw County Magistrate's Office employee is suing him for defamation of character. Delores Leonard alleges in the suit that Matthews damaged her reputation when he wrongly accused her of misusing victims advocate funds.

February 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Four arrested in meth lab bust

For the first time in nearly five years, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has made arrests for the manufacture of methamphetamine ("meth").

February 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law enforcement report - Feb. 9, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating more automobile break-ins, this time along Wildwood Lane in the Lugoff-Elgin area, with a few more off of U.S. 1.

February 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Waste water treatment plant hearing Tuesday

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday to receive comments regarding the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) mandated wastewater treatment plant the city must build by August 2012.

February 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Privileged to cover federal civil rights trial

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, 2:49 p.m. -- It has been my privilege during most of the last week to report on the trial of former KCSO Sgt. Oddie Tribble Jr. on a charge that he denied a Camden man's civil rights by beating him 27 times with an asp baton.

February 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Tribble guilty; to be sentenced May 12

Former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Sgt. Oddie Tribble Jr. was found guilty Thursday of violating a Camden man's constitutionally protected right to be free from the excessive use of force. Tribble will be sentenced May 12; he could face up to 10 years in federal prison.

February 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Key players testify as trial continues

The federal civil rights trial of former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble Jr. continued with testimony Friday and Monday from both Tribble and the man he was seen beating on a jail sally port video, Charles Shelley.

February 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Testimony continues in former deputy's trial

Former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble didn't take the witness stand Thursday afternoon in Courtroom II of the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse in Columbia, but his voice was heard nonetheless.

January 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Seeing the changes at the KCSO

Whether you voted for him or not, you can't deny that Jim Matthews, his command staff, investigators and deputies have hit the ground running during his first month in office.

January 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


First witnesses heard in Tribble case

The civil rights trial of former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble Jr. began with opening arguments a little after 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Opening statements at the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse in Columbia provided different interpretations of Tribble's actions on the night of Aug. 5, 2010.

January 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KH to create lithotripsy center

KershawHealth trustees unanimously approved a $126,000 project to convert one of the older operating rooms into a lithotripsy center. Lithotripsy uses non-invasive shock waves to crush kidney stones. The vote came during a KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening.

January 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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


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Tax collection helps KH make $1.1 million in February

KershawHealth generated $1.1 million in operating income in February thanks to collecting a $1.8 million tax debt set-off from a S.C. Association of Counties (SCAC) program. Without the SCAC collection, KershawHealth would have experienced a $700,000 operational loss for the month.

March 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth, Capella/MUSC deal extended

Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina -- will have to wait a little longer to take over KershawHealth.

March 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KCSD deferred maintenance list sent to committee

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials offered a list of deferred maintenance projects to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' finance/facilities committee Tuesday. KCSD Director of Operations Billy Smith said the list is based on safety, security, health energy efficiency and other factors.

March 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: ‘Madam Secretary’ is terrific TV

From 1999 to 2006, I tuned in to every episode of "The West Wing" starring Martin Sheen. It was one of the smartest shows I've ever watched with a superb cast and excellent writing. Like every television show, it had its ups and downs. Its detractors felt it was too idyllic and -- being an Aaron Sorkin product, like "The Newsroom" in more recent years -- too preachy.

March 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KH board to go over financials tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will receive a financial report from Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch. Bunch will also bring forward a request for the hospital to purchase equipment.

March 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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