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‘You don’t have to be afraid’

State Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden had a message for the 2017 class of Junior Leadership Kershaw County: Don't be afraid to face and fight the fear and hate that leads to acts like the one that took the life of one of his best friends.

May 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Two injured in DUI wreck in Camden

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel transported a Camden woman and her daughter to KershawHealth and then further transported the daughter to a Columbia hospital by air following a two-vehicle collision around 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 at the intersection of West DeKalb Street and Battleship Road.

May 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


#5for5inSeason5

Five teams from one Kershaw County gym are heading to Florida next Thursday to participate in the D2 Summit, an invitation-only national cheer competition held at Disney World in Orlando, May 12-14.

May 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Lugoff-Elgin


Reading makes you well-rounded

The British newspaper Independent recently published an article titled "32 books that will make you a well-rounded person." The author was one of the publication's business reporters, Catherine Rice, so I'm not sure how ... um ... literally (yes, I know, you're groaning) I should take the list. In fact, a lot of people commenting on the article's webpage basically called it rubbish.

May 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Trustees debate North Central principal 'promise'

Funding a principal position so that Bethune Elementary School (BES) and Mt. Pisgah Elementary School (MPES) do not have to share one has consistently appeared in Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's 2017-18 budget proposals since first introduced a month ago.

May 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Changes proposed for honor graduates

As the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) moves to a 10-point grading scale, it is also having to revise its requirements for academic honor and distinguished honor graduates starting with the 2018-19 school year.

May 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


2017 All-County Academic team honored

For the 22nd year, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency honored the top 10 students, in terms of academic achievements, from each of the district's three high schools. The 30 students making up the 2017 All-County Academic Team celebrated with their families, teachers, guidance counselors, principals and others at Bethesda Presbyterian Church on April 24.

May 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man sentenced to 15 years for sexually assaulting girl

A man who had been the longest-held detainee at the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) will now spend much of the next 15 years in a South Carolina prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in 2014.

May 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 2, 2017

What started as a case of shoplifting turned into a bit more on April 22 for the Camden Police Department (CPD).

May 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


A look in alternative mirrors

When I was very young, up to perhaps early junior high, I wanted to be a doctor. I thought it would be neat (and, even then, I probably thought profitable) to be a physician. I imagined myself being the kind of doctor kids would love to see -- the kind who would make even getting shots not so bad.

April 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Chesterfield woman dies in collision

A Chesterfield woman died in Kershaw County in a head-on collision Tuesday morning on U.S. 1 in Cassatt. Kershaw County Coroner David West identified the woman as Lydia Roscoe, 22, of Chesterfield. He listed the cause of death as blunt force trauma.

April 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Young dancers brighten council meeting

Here's a sight you rarely, if ever, see: People dancing during a city council meeting. That's exactly what happened Tuesday night as seven young dancers from the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County performed for Camden City Council.

April 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - April 25, 2017

A Camden Police Department (CPD) officer released a 19-year-old Sumter man after initially detaining him following a report that the young man had pointed a shotgun at a 23-year-old Camden man around 10 a.m. April 19.

April 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board wants to tie SROs to growth funding

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, likely along with Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson, will present its preliminary budget to Kershaw County Council tonight.

April 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


City council meets tonight

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

April 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Bonds Conway descendants visit ancestor's home in Camden

Two buses rolled up to in front of the Bonds Conway House on Fair Street late Thursday morning. The doors opened and about 100 descendants ...

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | People & Places


Bond denied in felony DUI resulting in death case

A Kershaw County magistrate judge denied bond for a 26-year-old North Carolina man charged by the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) with felony DUI resulting ...

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Columbia teen drowns in Lake Wateree

A 15-year-old Columbia boy drowned in Lake Wateree on Thursday afternoon.

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Executive sessions for ‘specific purpose’

Around the same time I learned that I had been named to the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) S.C. Freedom of Information Committee, a ...

July 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


'Welcome Table' project coming to Camden

Before he passed away in March 2015, the late John Rainey was still working on his dream of racial reconciliation in South Carolina with a ...

July 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - July 21, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

July 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Late Jimmie Green served on county, city councils

James Davis "Jimmie" Green who served on Kershaw County Council for one term starting in 1969 and then on Camden City Council from 1992 to ...

July 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Working for freedom of information

During my 17 years with this newspaper, I have championed South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act (S.C. FOIA) and the cause of open ...

July 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


New schools to cost $5 million less to build

It will cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) $5 million less to build replacements for Camden, Lugoff and Wateree elementary schools than originally estimated ...

July 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - July 14, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

July 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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