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County answers second FOIA request

In addition to the $22,150 severance package paid to former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) administrative assistant Samantha Connell, Kershaw County has made a total of 10 post-employment payments to former county employees.

July 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Oral surgery center taking over old SC Works building

For most of the summer, a lot of work has been done to remake SC Works' former home on East DeKalb Street into something new. But, what?

July 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Crime Report - July 24, 2018

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

July 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City council meets today

Camden City Council will meet today at 6 p.m. in council chambers on the second floor of Camden City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St. in Camden. Agenda items include:

July 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: A life filled with travels

I'm very lucky to have lived in and visited a number of places around the world and the U.S. during my 50-plus years on this planet.

July 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Meadors goes over the top with petition signatures

13,461.

July 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


KCSD sees changes to budget

There was a lot of gnashing of teeth at the S.C. State House, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson noted as he presented the latest version of the district's Fiscal Year 2019 budget to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its July 10 meeting.

July 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Column: The news process isn’t fake, either

Strange things happen in the nation's capitol everyday. It's pretty much a given considering Washington, D.C., is where Congress meets, the President lives and the Superme Court presides. There are times when headlines seem like they belong in the National Inquirer instead of The Washington Post.

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


‘Look, listen and learn’

Part of preparing for the new school year, to begin Aug. 20, is figuring out security and safety issues at the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) new and existing schools. To that end, new KCSD Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins attended a recent county-wide work session involving school, first responder, government and other officials focused on school safety and security.

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Operation Summer Salvation brings cooling to those in need

Growing up mostly with his grandmother and his paraplegic aunt, who lived next door, gave Derek Gamble an appreciation for what the elderly and disabled go through, especially when it comes to battling the heat in South Carolina.

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Ray transferred to Kershaw County jail from Iowa

The father of a 2-year-old girl listed as missing for more than a month earlier this year is now behind bars at the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) after being held at a jail in Iowa.

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


City council may extend manager’s contract

Camden City Council will meet in executive session near the end of its meeting tonight in order to discuss a personnel matter. Immediately thereafter, in open session, council will consider a resolution authorizing Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford to executive an employment agreement between the city and City Manager Mel Pearson.

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Robbins to attend first school board meeting tonight

New Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins will attend his first Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting tonight. Robbins is expected to speak to the board about preparations for the new school year, which will begin Aug. 20.

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Lugoff man arrested for attempted murder

A 30-year-old Lugoff man is in jail on three counts of attempted murder after allegedly firing several shots into a car, injuring two of the three people inside. The shooting took place at the Trinity Apartments on Church Street in Camden late Thursday morning.

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Second FOIA filed for ‘severance package’ info

The Chronicle-Independent has filed a second S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with Kershaw County concerning "severance packages" following the county's insistence that it sufficiently answered the C-I's first request by only releasing information about a $22,150 payment made to former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office administrative assistant Samantha Connell.

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


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


ONLINE ONLY: School board will meet today

Despite schools being closed Friday and staring two hours later than normal on Monday due to the effects of Hurricane Florence, the Kershaw County Board ...

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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


Hobby Lobby, Marshalls sign leases

According to copies of leases signed on Aug. 16 and 30 and filed with the Kershaw County Registrar of Deeds, Hobby Lobby and Marshalls are ...

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Head-on collision claims lives

A head-on collision on Fort Jackson Road (S.C. 12) where White Pond Road becomes Porter Cross Road resulted in the deaths of a young ...

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


eLearning ‘mock weather day’ before Thanksgiving

There's a good chance of "snow" about a week before Thanksgiving for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). That virtual snowfall -- or flood, tornado ...

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Column: www.k-through-12.com

If the website address above scares you a bit, don't worry; I made it up. However, there really is a website at www.K12 ...

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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