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Public hearing on proposed KCSD budget tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hold a public hearing near the beginning of its meeting tonight to take input from citizens on the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget.

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Preservation awards tonight

The Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) will present its annual preservation awards during Camden City Council's meeting tonight.

May 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


23rd All-County Academic Team celebrated Monday

For the 23rd year, Upchurch & Jowers partnered with the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to host the All-County Academic Team banquet, celebrating the top 31 students from the district's public high schools.

May 04, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Board of School Trustees gets All-America City finalist report

During Tuesay night's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, PLAY Foundation Director Laurey Carpenter reported on Kershaw County being named one of 20 finalists being considered as the 2018 National Civic League (NCL) All-America City. She said 32 people representing Kershaw County will be traveling to Denver, Colo., where the All-America City winner will be announced.

May 04, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Column: Dating ... on Facebook?

So, as part of its response to the privacy controversies that have cropped up lately, Facebook has decided to get into the dating game.

May 04, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board meets again tonight

Getting back on its regular schedule of meeting on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet today at 6 p.m. The past several meetings have taken place on the second and fourth Tuesdays in order to deal with the search for a new superintendent and preliminary work on the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget.

May 01, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CMA cadet receives Sheheen Junior Leadership award

Yohann Offredo, a Camden Military Academy (CMA) senior cadet, is this year's recipient of the Robert J. Sheheen Junior Leadership Outstanding Student Award. Former S.C. Speaker of the House Bob Sheheen, for whom the award is named, and Junior Leadership Chair Laurie Parks presented Yohann with the award during the program's 30th annual graduation banquet Thursday night at the Robert Mills Courthouse.

May 01, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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


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Man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges

Richard Dewayne Hendrix, 19, with addresses in Lugoff and Gaston, pleaded guilty May 11 to three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor ...

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 18, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Wm. T. Miller Lumber Co. Inc. closes today after 78 years

After 78 years of continuous operation, Wm. T. Lumber Co. Inc. will close both its Camden and Elgin locations today.wner John Miller, who began ...

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Sheriff provides timeline in Connell case

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has provided a timeline regarding the investigation leading S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents to charge his former ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Finalists for KCSD superintendent named

The Kershaw County School Board (KCSB) selected its three finalists Thursday night in its search for a new superintendent to replace Dr. Frank Morgan who ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS receives fake threat

Around 8:15 a.m. Monday, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews sent a message via phone and email alerting parents that another fake ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: More stories from The Wall That Heals

There were a few stories and pictures from The Wall That Heals a week ago we were unable to include in Tuesday's edition.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


New information in KCSO embezzlement case

New information is being revealed in the wake of embezzlement accusations made against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews' former administrative assistant, Samantha "Sam" West Connell.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff’s candidates answer questions at student-led forum

All five candidates vying to be the next sheriff of Kershaw County answered prepared questions from students at a forum held in Camden High School ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


McKeever pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

A Camden man originally arrested for murdering his common law wife in May 2016 pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. According to online Kershaw County ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Father and son charged with threatening deputy

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Camden man April 29 and charged him and his already jailed 18-year-old son with threatening ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff’s assistant charged with embezzlement

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a long-time assistant to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews for embezzlement on Thursday.

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


Deputies arrest felon with sawed-off shotgun

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Camden man following a shooting call Sunday evening and charged him with possession of a sawed-off ...

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


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