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Beware of sloppy journalism

Elsewhere on this website is our editorial about the Zemp Stadium scoreboard.

July 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Boy burned by car fire

A helicopter crew airlifted a 5-year-old Lugoff boy from KershawHealth to the JMS Burn Center in Augusta after he suffered severe burns Wednesday. Kershaw County Fire Marshall Keith Ray said the boy suffered the burns from a car fire at an Andrews Circle, Lugoff residence around 11 a.m.

July 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City council continues looking at economic development

Members of Camden City Council recently attended two conferences that, they said, focused primarily on economic development in small cities.

July 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - July 28, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

July 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bonds Conway descendants visit ancestor's home in Camden

Two buses rolled up to in front of the Bonds Conway House on Fair Street late Thursday morning. The doors opened and about 100 descendants of Bonds Conway disembarked to see the home their famous ancestor built more than 200 years earlier.

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | People & Places


Bond denied in felony DUI resulting in death case

A Kershaw County magistrate judge denied bond for a 26-year-old North Carolina man charged by the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) with felony DUI resulting in death following a fatal early morning three-car collision Friday on I-20.

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Columbia teen drowns in Lake Wateree

A 15-year-old Columbia boy drowned in Lake Wateree on Thursday afternoon.

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City council to consider property purchases

Camden City Council will hold a meeting tonight at 6 p.m. on the second floor of Camden City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St. Only two action items are on the agenda, and both deal with pending property purchases by the city.

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man charged with felony DUI in fatal crash

The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) arrested and charged a 26-year-old North Carolina man with felony DUI resulting in death and felony DUI resulting great bodily injury following the death of another North Carolina man in a three-vehicle collision on I-20 eastbound around 3 a.m. Friday morning.

July 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


'Welcome Table' project coming to Camden

Before he passed away in March 2015, the late John Rainey was still working on his dream of racial reconciliation in South Carolina with a focus on Camden.

July 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - July 21, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

July 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Executive sessions for ‘specific purpose’

Around the same time I learned that I had been named to the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) S.C. Freedom of Information Committee, a very important circuit court ruling came down concerning how public bodies -- city and county councils, school boards, commissions -- enter executive sessions.

July 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Columbia teen drowns in Lake Wateree

A 15-year-old Columbia boy drowned in Lake Wateree on Thursday afternoon.

July 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Late Jimmie Green served on county, city councils

James Davis "Jimmie" Green who served on Kershaw County Council for one term starting in 1969 and then on Camden City Council from 1992 to 2000, died Saturday. He was 81.

July 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Working for freedom of information

During my 17 years with this newspaper, I have championed South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act (S.C. FOIA) and the cause of open government. I have done this not just because my job depends on the freedom of information, but because having access to government information is crucial for every single man, woman and child in the state.

July 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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National adoption month

November is National Adoption Month and Thursday was National Adoption Day. Both celebrate the loving option of adoption, spreading awareness of thousands of children in ...

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CMS’ Lyles awarded for being ‘fearless, kind’

A Camden Middle School (CMS) 8th Grade student is receiving a special national award for being "fearless and kind" in finding ways to unify the ...

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Scott Park trail to be paved

The city's next trail-related project will be to pave the walking trail at Scott Park.

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Another car break-in suspect pleads guilty

Ethan Kane Hanselman, 19, of Broad Street, Camden, pleaded guilty to four counts of breaking into motor vehicles and one count each of unlawful carrying ...

November 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man no longer faces murder charge

Kenneth Cordell Rainer, 42, of Elgin, no longer has a murder charge against him. According to online court records, the Kershaw County Grand Jury declined ...

November 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Election 2017 a better reflection

There were no votes to be cast Tuesday here in Kershaw County, S.C. Nonetheless, looking at the outcome of Election 2017 across the country ...

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


A step of ‘Distinction’

By a mere two-point advantage for a perfect score of 180, the Brothers and Sisters of Distinction (BSD) step team from Columbia became the new ...

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sweet Gum Trail is open to public

Tall Longleaf pines stood silent guard as the first official hikers took to the Sweet Gum Trail in Camden on Tuesday afternoon. About 50 people ...

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


District concerned about impact from TERI sunset

The end of the S.C. Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive (TERI) program, set for June 30, 2018, has the Kershaw County School District (KCSD ...

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Revolutionary War Field Days

Parts of the American Revolution came to life once again at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site on Saturday and Sunday as the site presented its ...

November 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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