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A member of the family

Maggie Davis was 12 years old when she began babysitting for the late Dr. David Joseph on Kennedy Drive. The Josephs had just moved to Camden from Georgetown in 1953. Eight years later, after graduating from high school in 1961, David Joseph, who died in 1992, hired Davis to work in his dental practice's lab.

May 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: My other dream location -- Australia!

Last week, I revealed my birthday wish come true of traveling to New Orleans next month -- my No. 1 choice of cities to visit I've never been in before.

May 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


SLED charges CPD officer with unlawful neglect

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) charged an award-winning Camden Police Department (CPD) patrolman with unlawful neglect of a child Thursday.

May 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KH, Capella seeking chief quality officer

When -- and all indications are it is a matter of when, not if -- Capella Healthcare completes its lease/purchase of KershawHealth, it will likely hire a position Kershaw County's hospital has not had before: Chief Quality Officer (CQO).

May 15, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Trustees may be more directly involved in referenda effort

Based on a plan designed by Chairman Ron Blackmon, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees may be more directly involved in educating the public about a proposed second set of construction-related referenda for November 2016.

May 15, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - May 13, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Bethune Police Department are charging a Pageland man with multiple burglaries and other crimes. The KCSO arrested Lemand Hal Rollings, 26, Hatchery Road, Pageland, charging him with first-degree burglary, malicious injury to personal property and criminal domestic violence.

May 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS’ Engram heading to West Point

A Camden High School (CHS) senior is heading to United State Military Academy at West Point.

May 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: Crescent City, here I come!

Well, it's happening. That trip to New Orleans I've always wanted to take -- the one I mentioned in a column a while back? I'm actually going.

May 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KH board to vote on utilization management plan changes

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will vote on a revised utilization management plan during its meeting tonight. Basically, such plans assist a hospital in using its resources effectively, based on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requirements and other standards. Most of the revisions to KershawHealth's utilization management plan focus on the appropriate admission, treatment and discharge of a patient in relation to receiving appropriate reimbursements from Medicare.

May 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KCC hears KCSD local funding pitch

In a rare move, Kershaw County Council invited Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials to a budget work session Tuesday.

May 08, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Jackson’s Amanda Harris is 2015 Teacher of the Year

Amanda Harris received the final rose.

May 08, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


NCMS mourning sudden passing of beloved teacher

Students, administrators, fellow teachers and the surrounding community are dealing with the shock from the sudden passing of North Central Middle School (NCMS) teacher Helen Charlene Mathis on April 29.

May 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: What now, Baltimore?

Six Baltimore, Md., police officers are facing charges in the death of Freddie Gray, an African-American resident who died a week after suffering a spinal cord injury while being arrested April 12.

May 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Second look at proposed KCSD budget shows few changes

The Kershaw County School District's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 budget shows a modest 2.4 percent increase from the current FY 2014-15 budget. The proposal calls for a balanced $74.83 million budget, up from almost $73.1 million in the current fiscal year.

May 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KH trustees hold off on naming Capella advisory board

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday night to hold off on nominating members of what will become an advisory board to Capella Healthcare until after the Franklin, Tenn., company closes on its pending lease/purchase of the hospital. The board also voted unanimously to extend an offer to an undisclosed candidate to become executive director of the Kershaw County hospital district.

May 01, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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KCSD to consider SCDOT easement request around CHS

In preparation for work connected to a proposed approved truck route in Camden, the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is requesting a combination of temporary and permanent easements from the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) around Camden High School (CHS).

May 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KH board to receive further Capella/MUSC advice

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will enter executive session at the end of its meeting Tuesday night -- a special meeting due to the Memorial Day holiday -- in part to receive an update and further legal advice on a pending transaction with Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health.

May 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


City council to consider Beechwood PDD recommendation

Camden City Council will consider Tuesday whether or not to accept a recommendation by the Camden Planning Commission (CPC) to reclassify Beechwood Plantation's planned development district (PDD) zoning to PDD - Retirement Community.

May 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Cahn: The news from next door

I don't often get the chance, simply due to my work schedule, but every now and then I like to see what our sister paper in Bishopville, the Lee County Observer, has on its front page.

May 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CMA cadets turn civil rights performance into call for action

In a few weeks, five cadets from Camden Military Academy (CMA) will travel to the University of Maryland's main campus in College Park, Md., to represent South Carolina in the annual National History Day competition. The contest will be held June 14-18.

May 22, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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