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Column: ‘Black Panther’ is everyone’s movie

I knew we were in for a very different movie experience while my sons and I waited in line to see "Black Panther."

March 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


A year after body found, still no arrests in Davis case

Almost exactly a year ago, on March 8, 2017, a hand-written set of GPS coordinates led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to a shallow grave in Lee County. There, they found the body of Adam Ray Davis, 35, who had been missing since Dec. 29, 2016.

March 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Council recognizes officer, firefighter of the year

During its Feb. 27 meeting, Camden City Council recognized two of its own for being named the local Veteran of Foreign Wars' (VFW) officer and firefighter of the year. Recently, the VFW named Camden Police Department (CPD) Lt. Tim LeGault (pronounced "Leh-go") as its 2018 Officer of the Year, and the Camden Fire Department's (CFD) Roger Roscoe as its 2018 Firefighter of the Year.

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


EPD officer arrests attempted murder suspect

The man wanted in connection with the Feb. 27 shooting in the Camden Huddle House parking lot is behind bars, thanks to a traffic stop conducted by an Elgin Police Department (EPD) officer just after 1 a.m. Saturday.

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County man pleads guilty to federal gun charges

A Camden man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to a press release issued by South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake, Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. accepted the plea from Michael Andrew Gary, 27, of Camden, and will impose sentence after reviewing a presentencing report from the U.S. Probation Office.

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Columbia man sentenced for counterfeiting

In a press release issued Thursday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said David Michael Gibson, 39, of Columbia, was sentenced for conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit currency. U.S. District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis sentenced Gibson to 30 months in jail. Previously, Judge Lewis sentenced Travis Cree Stafford, 39, and Justin William Watson, 32, both of Columbia, to 46 months and nine months in jail, respectively. They both were involved in the counterfeiting scheme with Gibson.

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board to discuss ‘occupational diplomas’

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will receive information about and discuss "occupational diplomas" during its meeting tonight. According to a copy of tonight's proposed agenda, trustees will learn more about what are officially known as South Carolina High School Credentials (SCHSC) from Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Director of Special Services Tarrance McGovern.

March 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Different threats, different outcomes

Between Feb. 15 and 22, four students made separate threats to Kershaw County schools. Two cases involved Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS). Another involved Leslie M. Stover Middle School (LSMS) outside Elgin. A fourth involved a threat made to Camden High School (CHS). Each case had a different outcome from the others, with only one -- the CHS case -- leading to an 11-year-old girl being petitioned to family court for a charge of disturbing schools.

March 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man charged as accessory in attempted murder case

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Camden man on Feb. 22 in connection with an attempted murder case where an Elgin man was "brutally" beaten with a piece of firewood to the point where he requires reconstructive surgery to his face.

March 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man wanted in shooting case

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is seeking information leading to the arrest of a Camden man officers say shot a 36-year-old Cassatt man in the Huddle House parking lot on West DeKalb Street just before 10 p.m. Tuesday.

March 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 2, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

March 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City council to meet tonight

Camden City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today; there will be no afternoon work session.

February 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Board hires firm for superintendent search

During its meeting on Feb. 20, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously voted to enter into an agreement with BWP & Associates of Libertyville, Ill., to conduct the search for a new superintendent. In January, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan announced his intention to retire at the end of June.

February 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Column: Talk’s great; we need action now

We've talked.

February 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Girl charged for threat against Camden High School

An 11-year-old girl, identified by Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd as a 6th Grade student, is facing a disturbing schools charge in connection to a threat posted Monday morning through Snapchat against Camden High School (CHS).

February 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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