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Referendum, penny sales tax vote on school board agenda

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will vote tonight on a possible referendum, which facility projects should be on the referendum and whether or not to use a 1-cent sales tax to pay for the projects.

March 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Democratic presidential primary Saturday

Those who choose to vote in the state's Democratic Party Presidential Preference Primary will do so Saturday. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the same locations as the Republican primary a week ago.

February 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


County council approves Fiscal Year 2017 goals

During a brief, 20-minute meeting Tuesday, Kershaw County Council unanimously approved a list of Fiscal Year 2016-17 short- and long-term goals members and staff hammered out a Jan. 29-30 retreat. Council voted 5-0 with Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. absent and the District 1 seat vacant until a special election set for March 29.

February 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Cahn: The Electoral College, again

Meet Cate Carrejo.

February 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CPD officer arrested for act of misconduct

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested a former Camden Police Department (CPD) officer for misconduct in office Friday morning. Marshall Lee Hardin, 41, is accused of watching pornography on his personal cellphone and masturbating while in his patrol car at a local park.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Good turnout for Republican primary

More than 25 percent of Kershaw County's 41,996 voters turned out for the Republican primary Saturday, casting 10,751 ballots for their choice of Republican presidential nominee. Kershaw County Voter Registration Director John Caughman said the 25.6 percent turnout was better than the statewide average of 24.7 percent.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Methe released on $200,000 bond

Jimmy Joe Methe, the 49-year-old man charged with voluntary manslaughter in the Feb. 13 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Brandon Scott Spencer, is now out on bond. During a brief appearance late Friday morning, Circuit Court Judge L. Casey Manning set Methe's bond at $200,000, but allowed him to pay a 3 percent minimum in order to be released from the Kershaw County Detention Center.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


County council to review 2016 goals, objectives tonight

Kershaw County Council will review a series of goals and objectives it came up with at a recent council retreat during its regular meeting tonight.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Feb. 23, 2016

Then Elgin Police Department (EPD) arrested a 50-year-old Gadsden man and a 39-year-old Hopkins man for allegedly threatening officers after they stopped their vehicle next to EPD Chief Harold Brown's home.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Republican presidential primary Saturday

Voters in South Carolina wishing to vote in the Republican Presidential Preference Primary will go to the polls Saturday to choose who they would like to see as the party's nominee for president this November.

February 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Judge defers decision on bond for Methe

A circuit court judge deferred setting bond Wednesday for an east Camden man charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy who may have been stealing items from one of the man's trucks.

February 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Trustees vote, 7-2, to consolidate school to Keys Lane

On a 7-2 vote, with Trustee Matt Irick joining Kim Horton DuRant in dissenting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted Tuesday night to place a potential consolidated elementary school on Keys Lane near North Central high and middle schools. The board voted a month ago to place a consolidated school on a list of projects for a potential referendum, but tabled a decision on where to place such a school until Tuesday night.

February 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: The president’s responsibility

If Kathleen Parker and my columns today appear to echo each other somewhat, it is not intentional, although I'm happy to agree with her on the issue of President Barack Obama's naming of a replacement for late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

February 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Student arrested for bringing loaded gun to school

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested an 18-year-old Camden High School (CHS) student Feb. 10 for bringing a loaded gun on campus. According to a CPD report, officers arrested Johnquevious "Jay" Dashon-James Johnston, 18, of Chesnut Street, after an officer received information Johnson had brought the gun to school with him the day before.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board chairman meets with North Central area residents to discuss possible school closings

About 30 to 50 people sat scattered in the North Central High School (NCHS) auditorium for two hours Thursday night as Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chairman Ron Blackmon answered questions from area residents about the potential closing of Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Cahn: Once again, the people lose

Monday proved to be a watershed moment in the gun control debate. Unfortunately, it was the wrong watershed moment, but, perhaps, something good can come ...

June 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Historic Camden’s new executive director looks forward while honoring past

You can thank the "American Girls" doll series -- and a pair of parents who were "into" history -- for putting Halie Brazier on the path to ...

June 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - June 24, 2016

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of 43-year-old Darryl Everette Halley in connection with an arson and assault case on ...

June 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County Council passes final budget

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews got at least most of what he asked for from Kershaw County Council.

June 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Connell wins KCC District 3 seat; Smith takes school board Seat 5

Ben Connell will become a Kershaw County Councilman, representing District 3, replacing C.R. Miles who chose not to run for reelection. According to unofficial ...

June 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Crime Report - June 17, 2016

The Kershaw County Alcohol Enforcement Team, working with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), cited three businesses for selling either alcohol or tobacco to ...

June 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


It’s Primary Day

Kershaw County residents are voting today as the Republican and Democratic parties offer nominees to be their candidates for this November's general election.

June 14, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Hearings, final readings on industry deals, county budget

Kershaw County Council will hold three public hearings and take up third and final readings on three ordinances dealing with two industry deals and the ...

June 14, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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