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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


Boland, Wright file wrongful arrest lawsuit

Former Kershaw County Administrator Bobby Boland and current Kershaw County Utilities Director Russell Wright filed a federal wrongful arrest lawsuit Tuesday against Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Capt. David Thomley. Boland and Wright are claiming Thomley violated their civil rights.

November 08, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Long re-elected; Polk gains seat

With 1,554 votes, incumbent Walter Long led balloting Tuesday to win re-election for a second term on Camden City Council. Willard Polk, coming in second with 1,397 votes, gained the seat held by departing Councilman Ned Towell who is stepping down following a failed bid for Kershaw County Probate Judge. Challenger Phyllis Hampton Dye came in third with 1,148 votes.

November 05, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Matthews ready to reshape KCSO

Jim Matthews is going to take a little bit of a break. A week, perhaps, to recharge after nearly two and a half years of campaigning to become Kershaw County's new sheriff.

November 05, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Tribble indicted in jail beating case

A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy caught on tape beating an arrested man has been indicted by a federal grand jury with violating the victim's civil rights.

November 05, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Former jail officer charged with molesting teen

A 30-year-old former Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) corrections officer has been charged with second degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly molesting his girlfriend's 14-year-old sister.

November 05, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire destroys former Bethune bar, garage

Nearly 40 firefighters from more than a half-dozen fire stations converged on Bethune Saturday night responding to a large fire on the SAFA Exxon property at the corner of Main and King streets. The first calls came in around 8:40 p.m, according to Kershaw County Fire Marshal Gene Faulkenberry.

November 03, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Developer, KCSD still negotiating

The deadline for residential developer Cypress Pointe LLC and the Kershaw County School District to come to terms over the old Camden Middle School property has been extended yet again to Nov. 30. However, real estate agent Robert Horton, who is representing Cypress Pointe said he doesn't believe it will take the full 30 days for things to be worked out.

November 03, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Kershaw County Election Results

Below are the final tallies for ALL Kershaw County related races. Look for full coverage of the election in Friday's C-I and online that day.

November 02, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


A mysterious season

I don't know if it was unconscious decision on my part due to the Halloween season, but I have found myself enmeshed in the classic mysteries of Sherlock Holmes.

November 01, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KershawHealth still facing financial challenges

"September was not a good month."

November 01, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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Camden celebrates completion of wastewater treatment plant

About 50 people spent some time Nov. 13 to help the city of Camden celebrate the official grand opening of its new wastewater treatment plant. The plant, which cost around $35 million to build, actually began operating in late-February. The city chose to wait until late in the year to have a ribbon cutting ceremony and offer tours of the plant while it worked to drain the old plant's remaining lagoon. The new plant replaces one built in 1979.

November 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Van Horn Agency continues Kennedy Insurance’s 150-year legacy

As 2015 approaches, Kershaw County's oldest continually operating business is celebrating its 150th anniversary by doing what it's always done: offering a wide variety of insurance products with competitive pricing and hometown service.

November 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Playing games teaches good choices

Even as I close in on 50 (mark your calendars for next March), I still like to play computer games. Frivolous, I know ... or is it?

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Council votes on power contract, bond reissue

In addition to passing first reading of an ordinance authorizing an up to $4 million bond to renovate Rhame Arena and contribute to the construction of a community building at an expanded Central Carolina Technical College campus, Camden City Council took up several other matters at its Nov. 11 meeting.

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden honors ‘Dr. Mac’ with Legacy bench

A large crowd gathered early at Hampton Park in downtown Camden on Wednesday afternoon for a 3 p.m. ceremony honoring a long-time physician known as "Dr. Mac." About 70 people sat in chairs while another 30 to 40 stood across the street from the house where Dr. Francis N. McCorkle first lived in Camden. Several people were on the agenda to speak. The Camden Military Academy (CMA) color guard became a last-minute addition, representing the facility where McCorkle has served as school doctor for 57 years.

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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