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Police, wastewater departments win awards

Camden City Council recognized a number of employees from two departments during its April 24 meeting. Council recognized the Camden Police Department (CPD) and individual officers for winning several awards during a Law Enforcement Network (LEN) event on April 11 and for awards handed out during the department's own banquet on Feb. 27.

May 01, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - May 1, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 01, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Oh, just stop already!

After reading this column, some of you who only tolerated me before will probably hate me now. Still, I've got to get what I have to say off my chest. I'm not so egotistical to believe that what I'm going to say will change Kershaw County for the better ... but one can hope?

April 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker pleas to federal carjacking charge

One of four people charged in an April 2017 carjacking in Lugoff pleaded guilty recently to a federal charge and will spend the next seven years in a penitentiary.

April 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged with 15 counts of vandalism

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man Wednesday night after he reportedly admitted to committing 15 acts of vandalism over two nights at a dozen sites in downtown Camden. According to CPD incident reports, officers arrested Jordan Rasheed McKeever, 245, of Laurens Street, Camden.

April 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board to consider Doby’s Mill GMP

Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will consider approving guaranteed maximum pricing (GMP) for an addition to be constructed at Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) as part of Kershaw County School District (KCSD) facility projects voters approved by referendum in 2016.

April 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


City to recognize employees for winning awards

Camden City Council will kick off tonight's meeting with several recognitions. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.; there will be no afternoon work session.

April 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Frye is 2018 KCSD Teacher of the Year

The biggest surprise Thursday night at Camden High School (CHS) wasn't that Blaney Elementary School 4th Grade teacher Jessica Frye was named the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) 2018 Teacher of the Year.

April 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Tennis Center of Camden celebrates grand opening

More than 100 people, including many elected and other officials, crowded in front of the main entrance to the new Tennis Center of Camden and Pickleball Plaza on Campbell Street on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the facility's official grand opening.

April 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: Legislature needs to obey own law

On today's front page, I have an article looking back at the Kershaw County school board's April 10 meeting and a presentation on the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed 2018-19 budget.

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CPD looking for missing child

Two-year-old Dakota Day Ray, is considered to be a missing child even though she is thought to be with her parents. Dakota is considered missing because her parents -- William Eugene Ray, 43; and Jessica Louise Ray, 36 -- allegedly obtained custody of her in violation of a safety plan put in place by the S.C. Department of Social Services' office in Kershaw County.

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD budget tweaks come with criticism of lawmakers

As lawmakers in Columbia continue working on a proposed state budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, so, too, does the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). During the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' meeting on April 10, KCSD Dr. Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson presented the administration's latest update to a proposed budget of its own.

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board begins looking at five-year strategic plans

During its April 10 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees began looking at a five-year strategic plan for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and five-year renewable plans each for each of its nearly 20 schools. KCSD Executive Director for K-12 Instruction Dr. Alisa Taylor presented trustees with needs assessment data, followed by three sets of goals for student achievement, teacher and administrator quality, and school and system climate.

April 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Superintendent search interviews to start May 7

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin interviewing candidates to replace retiring Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan on May 7. The interviews will continue May 8 and 9. If necessary, interviews may also take place May 10.

April 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man charged for driving on Springdale track

The Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) charged a Camden man with multiple offenses after he reportedly drove on a practice track at Springdale Race Course on Sunday afternoon.

April 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


‘Empathy is good for everyone’

David Adelman might be one of the smartest people in Camden. He also happens to have lived with cerebral palsy -- and the way people have ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Morgan attends last full school board meeting

Dr. Frank Morgan, who has served as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) for 11 years, attended his final full school board meeting ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSO investigating shooting death

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating the shooting death of a woman Sunday night in the Westville area. Kershaw County Coroner David ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Nobody lied; it was worse

Two weeks ago, I wrote about a small schools report given to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' finance committee showing it will take ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


First-ever pickleball tournament deemed success

More than 100 people officially registered to participate in Camden's first ever pickleball tournament, held June 9 and 10 at the Tennis Center of ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Boan, Rushing head to June 26 runoff for sheriff nomination

Two Republican candidates for Kershaw County Sheriff -- Lee Boan and Jack Rushing -- will face each other in a June 26 runoff after neither man garnered ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Mayor touts Elder Abuse Month at council meeting

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford took some time near the end of Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting to speak on a subject that wasn ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County working on severance package FOIA request

In a response dated June 6, just two days prior to a 20-workday deadline, Assistant Kershaw County Attorney H. Thomas Morgan Jr. notified the Chronicle-Independent ...

June 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Column: Three bad apples

If you've ever watched CBS' Criminal Minds, you're probably familiar with its opening credits during which a montage of mugshots are shown. Look ...

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD releases Robbins contract for superintendent

When new Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent. Dr. William Shane Robbins officially begins working on July 1, his starting base salary will be $170 ...

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Jury finds Pickrell guilty of murdering boyfriend

Unless her case is overturned on appeal, Gregg Pickrell will be 100 years old when she finishes serving her 35-year sentence for fatally shooting 33-year-old ...

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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