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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 see 3rd Graders held back from moving up to 4th Grade if they are not proficiently reading at grade level. The mandated provision is supposed to go into effect this school year. It is one of 10 potential policy revisions or additions the board will review tonight in anticipation of a vote at its Nov. 7 meeting.

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


City council meets tonight

Camden City Council will meet tonight at 6 p.m. There will be no work session.

October 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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 be infringed.

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 $100 assessment earlier this week for being in the country illegally.

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 parade of fire trucks and other emergency vehicles down Rutledge and Broad streets.

October 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


School board to hear about new accountability system

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD), along with all others in the state, has to learn about yet another accountability system put in place by the state of South Carolina. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hear a report about the new system during its meeting tonight.

October 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man dies in 4-wheeler accident

A 48-year-old Camden area man died Saturday night after a four-wheeler accident off Damascus Church Road that happened around 8:55 p.m.

October 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Where the real journalism is

Next week, Oct. 1-7, is National Newspaper Week.

September 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Sonoco charging Camden for ‘contaminated recycling material’

As of Sunday, Sonoco Recycling began charging the city of Camden for any "contaminated" recycling loads containing prohibited materials.

September 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Historic district road work should be done by end of year

There's been a lot of utility and road work going on in Camden during recent months. Camden Public Works Director Tom Couch said he hopes projects being done by the city will be completed by the end of the year. This does not include work being conducted by the S.C. Department of Transportation on Camden enforceable truck route.

September 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - Sept. 26, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Council to consider rezoning for Campbell Street property

During its meeting tonight, Camden City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance rezoning a 23.3-acre piece of undeveloped property stretching between Campbell Street and Ehrenclou Drive from general business district (GBD) to residential R-6.

September 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man shot to death in Elgin

A man died as a result of a shooting incident on Juniper Road in Elgin around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

September 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Admit, apologize, do better

To my fellow men of Earth, of any age:

October 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Six inducted into CHS Hall of Fame

A year and a half after Camden High School (CHS) inducted its first honorees into its Hall of Fame, the school added six more names ...

October 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Habitat finishes 40th, starts 41st home

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County recently celebrated two milestones in one week.

October 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Quaker, developers agree to property swap

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

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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


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