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Roach pleads to federal firearms charge

A Camden man pleaded guilty this week in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. According to a press release issued Thursday by U.S. Attorney Beth Drake, Richard Herman Roach III, 28, of Camden, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Motions filed in MSC embezzlement case

An attorney for a woman accused of embezzling around $60,000 from the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) recently filed a Brady motion on her behalf. A Brady motion -- named for a 1963 case, Brady v. Maryland -- requires prosecutors to turn over all exculpatory evidence to a defendant; that is, evidence that might exonerate the defendant.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 2, 2017

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) charged a 35-year-old Charlotte, N.C., woman with injuring a police officer while resisting arrest Tuesday night after pulling her over for DUI on Smyrna Road near Blaney Elementary School.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Graduating senior debuts songs during JRT celebration

Hope Gumbs seemed a bit overwhelmed by the reality of it all. Despite that, or maybe even because of it, she received a great response to singing two songs from her debut three-song CD, "Hope." Her performances were among the highlights of a Job Readiness Training (JRT) celebration at the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) on May 19.

May 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Jones receives Price Award

Cheryl Jones walked into the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) training room May 22 thinking she was going to be giving an award, not getting one. Jones, former president of the Kershaw County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) did present a plaque of appreciation to the KCSO's traffic enforcement unit.

May 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Armed robbery at Camden TitleMax

An armed man robbed the TitleMax on West DeKalb Street in Camden at gunpoint Thursday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.

May 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 30, 2017

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an alleged attack on a 17-year-old girl and 22-year-old man near the intersection of Rutledge Street and Commerce Alley that reportedly took place around 11:15 a.m. May 18.

May 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


The missing

Thursday marked a tragic sixth anniversary for the people of Saipan, the principal island of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) where I lived during my high school years.

May 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Ground broken for three new schools

In what is likely to become a new record -- at least in Kershaw County -- the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) held three groundbreakings for new elementary schools in the space of three hours Monday.

May 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Old Bi-Lo shopping center to be annexed

On May 19, the city of Camden ran a notice announcing a special Camden Planning Commission public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, June 5 to receive input on pending annexation of 1001 Old River Road.

May 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Chamber hands out awards at annual gala

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce held its 107th annual awards gala and barbecue on May 12 at its headquarters at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse. Preceding a meal catered by Old South Catery, the chamber handed out a number of awards, including two Business Partner of the Year awards for assisting the Kershaw County School district; small, medium and large Businesses of the Year; the William F. Nettles Award for furthering chamber objectives; and the President's Award.

May 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Crime Report - May 23, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) charged a Camden with resisting arrest and threatening the life of public officials after deputies arrested him for second degree assault and battery Tuesday evening. According to a KCSO incident report, deputies arrested Skigerria Tireck Salmond, age unknown, of Flint Hill Road, Camden.

May 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD stats on council agenda

(Webmaster's Note: After the C-I's print edition went to press, we realized the city had amended its agenda to include first reading of an ordinance authorizing the swap of real property located in the city of Camden with Rabon Properties LLC and ratification of actions by the city manager and staff in that regard. We will have more on this in Friday's report about tonight's meeting.)

May 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


S.C. FOIA is better now

The S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) recently underwent some surgery. Things were a little dicey there for a while, but it's doing much better now, thank you.

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CHS student council is tops in state

A weekend in April marked some firsts for the student council of Camden High School (CHS). For the first time ever, the S.C. Student Council Coalition (SCC) held a special leadership conference called an "exchange" at the University of South Carolina Inn. So, for the first time, members of the CHS council attended the exchange.

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Quaker, land owner agree to property swap

The Quaker Cemetery Association Board of Directors and the developers of more than 23 acres of adjacent land who plan to create a new residential ...

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Proposed 3rd Grade retention proposal to be reviewed

Among a number of policy changes to be reviewed during tonight's meeting of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is one that could ...

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Oct. 17, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Why I’m not watching new ‘Trek’

For those of you who follow the goings on in the entertainment world, you might have noticed that the first new Star Trek TV show ...

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Amy McLester, 1933-2017

Amy J. McLester is being remembered as a pioneer for women in education and a friend to the women she inspired.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


October is Unity Month

Camden City Council unanimously proclaimed, with Councilman Jeffrey Graham absent, October as Unity Month in Camden during its meeting on Tuesday evening.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Woman pleads guilty to car break-ins

A 20-year-old woman pleaded guilty Monday to four of eight counts of breaking into motor vehicles a year ago. Kristina Danielle Lake, of Humphrey Drive ...

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD investigating Boykin Park shooting incident

Camden police are investigating a shooting incident that took place near Boykin Park on Sunday.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Students honored for perfect state test scores

During its Oct. 3 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recognized 12 students who earned perfect scores on standardized tests during the 2016-2017 ...

October 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Fatal collision after car runs stop sign

A Pinewood man died Saturday evening after a car that ran a stop sign struck his pickup truck in the Cassatt area.

October 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


The Second Amendment

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not ...

October 06, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The car of a lifetime

"Chevy34"

October 06, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


DUI suspect sentenced for illegal entry into U.S.

A 34-year-old Honduran man arrested in late February for DUI by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) received a four-month sentence and a special ...

October 06, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 6, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

October 06, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire trucks and hot rods attract thousands to FireFest

The 2017 edition of FireFest had a little bit of something for everyone on Saturday as thousands crammed into Rhame City Arena following a short ...

October 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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