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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


A Kershaw County governor

Months of campaigning had come to an end. John Carl West's term as governor was beginning. The scene was the inaugural ball. It was time for West and his wife Lois' first dance as South Carolina's governor and first lady.

October 29, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


City council candidates have their say

Speaking to perhaps 30 people in Camden High School's auditorium, three candidates vying for two seats on Camden City Council had their last chance to present their views on how to secure Camden's future Tuesday night. Incumbent Walter Long faced challengers Phyllis Hampton Dye and X. Willard Polk during a forum sponsored by the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Kershaw County School District.

October 29, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Councilman praises efforts against hunger

Camden City Council showed its support of the fight against homelessness and hunger beyond merely making a proclamation Tuesday morning. It did proclaim the week of Nov. 14-20 as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, but with Councilman Pat Partin's lead, it also lauded the efforts of those organizations, especially Food for the Soul.

October 27, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Police Report for Oct. 27, 2010

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of two men who allegedly robbed a Bethune couple in their home Saturday night.

October 27, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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700 block of West DeKalb Street may be rezoned

Fifteen properties along the 700 block of West DeKalb Street in Camden may be rezoned from Limited Business District (LBD) to Central Business District (CBD ...

September 25, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: Florence in the age of ‘fake news’

When I think about Hurricane Florence, two images come to mind.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board hears SC READY report

"Our goal is to get away from 'approaching'… to 'meets' and 'exceeds' (expectations)."

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Fifth Circuit Solicitor indicted on federal fraud charges

South Carolina's U.S. District Attorney announced Tuesday that a grand jury has indicted outgoing Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson, 49, and his director ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Driver in Sept. 2 double fatality charged

The Columbia man whose SUV crashed head-on into a sedan on Sept. 2 causing the deaths of a young man and woman is now being ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Helping after Florence

It took Camden's Ben Stegner and his crews five hours to get from the small North Carolina town of Supply to Jacksonville, N.C ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden man pleads guilty to federal wire fraud charge

Thomas Brock, 51, of Camden, pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to one of 18 counts filed against him by the U.S. government related to allegations ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


County, city deal with Florence’s wind, rain

Schools, businesses, county offices and the library closed. Groups cancelled various activities. Even Walmart closed for a time. Shelters -- including ones for pets -- opened. Kershaw ...

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County employee dies in weather-related fatality

A Kershaw County Public Works employee died in a single-car collision when his 1996 Dodge pickup hydroplaned while traveling westbound on I-20 Sunday morning.

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Of Serena Williams and pay gaps

Earlier this week, I had some interesting "conversations" on Facebook after I commented on two posts by Vox. One story focused on an Australia newspaper ...

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


River Oaks annexed into city

River Oaks Shopping Center is, finally, a part of the city of Camden. Despite being located across from Walmart on West DeKalb Street just before ...

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County gets ready for Hurricane Florence

Wednesday afternoon, it looked like Hurricane Florence would make landfall somewhere near Wilmington, N.C., but then dip slightly south and make its way across ...

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Sept. 14, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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