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Former mentor brings special football to JTC

A football may be worth 1,000 words, especially if it's signed by members of a football team and given to some special teens by a former (and, hopefully, future) mentor who misses them.

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Preservation awards tonight at city council

Camden City Council will hand most of its meeting tonight over to the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission for the presentation of its annual preservation awards.

May 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


#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


Upton Trio wraps up 28th year with KCSD

For two years shy of 30 years, pianist Billy Shepherd, composer and violinist Mary Lee Kinosian and cellist Dusan Vukajlovic have shared their love of ...

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | People & Places


S.C. FOIA is better now

The S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) recently underwent some surgery. Things were a little dicey there for a while, but it's doing ...

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CHS student council is tops in state

A weekend in April marked some firsts for the student council of Camden High School (CHS). For the first time ever, the S.C. Student ...

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Schools budget in ‘suspended animation’

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) administrators and the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees were unable to take any further action on its proposed Fiscal ...

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Riding in honor of fallen officers

More than 30 cyclists on their way to Washington, D.C., stopped in Camden on May 3 in honor of fallen law enforcement officers. The ...

May 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Walking trail may be installed at NCHS

As part of his ongoing series of updates on referenda-approved construction projects, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Director of Operations Billy Smith will ask the ...

May 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Sheheen’s message is the right one

(I am turning over my column today to a transcript of State Sen. Vincent Sheheen's speech to the 2017 Class of Junior Leadership Kershaw ...

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - May 12, 2017

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man twice in two days in connection with a number of incidents which took place April 29 and ...

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Record 24 amendments to proposed county budget

Kershaw County Council unanimously approved a record 24 amendments to the county's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget and then unanimously passed that amended ...

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Jackson School drums up character

The drums banged, the maracas shook, the vibraphones rang and dozens of 5th Grade voices sang out to the rhythm about respect.

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


‘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 ...

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 ...

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


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