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A miracle named Brayden

On Friday, Jan. 27, the parents of a 3-year-old Lugoff boy pulled from the bottom of a pool four days earlier were told their son might not ever wake up. During the next seven days, that boy not only woke up, but became more and more responsive and able to support himself while standing at least once.

February 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Lugoff-Elgin


One arrested, one sought in check cash robbery

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a Camden man and are seeking another for robbing the Check Into Cash on East DeKalb Street in Camden.

February 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board may choose referendum project firms

Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees may choose one or more firms to build projects approved by voters for construction and funding by referenda in November. At its Jan. 17 meeting, the board unanimously chose Pike-McFarland-Hill Consultants to assist members with choosing at least one, if not several, "construction management at risk" firms.

February 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Taking immigration personally

I take the new administration's current immigration policy very personally because it seems to be an attempt to keep people of a particular religion out of our country. I was born, raised and culturally identify myself as Jewish. I was also taught to respect all religions.

February 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Threatening letters

At 22, Alexis Gilmore has already dealt with more physical, mental and emotional trauma than some women twice her age. More than five years ago, Gilmore met Jeffrey Aaron Betrand, who was 21 at the time, through Tagged.com, a social media website. She was 15 years old and, by her own account, overweight with feelings of low self-esteem.

February 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 3, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of a man they say robbed the Youngs gas station/convenience store on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden on Wednesday night.

February 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 31, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a North Augusta woman and a man from North Myrtle Beach for trafficking methamphetamine around 1:30 a.m. Jan. 21 around the 90 mile marker eastbound on I-20.

January 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested after two-hour standoff

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 32-year-old Elgin man Wednesday morning following a two-hour standoff at the man's home. According to a KCSO incident report, deputies Jason Marsh, 32, of Chestnut Circle, Elgin, on one count each of pointing and presenting a firearm at a person, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I, II or III drug and possession of methamphetamine following the standoff.

January 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Threatening letters

Camden Police Department (CPD) Lt. Penny Lloyd carried a completely stuffed white 2-inch, 3-ring binder into Investigations Lt. Herbie Frasier's office. The only thing printed on the front was a case number: 2015-0648. Inside was page after page of incident reports, investigative notes and more, including handwritten letters.

January 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden tourism marketing goes digital

Among the presentations Camden City Council heard during its Jan. 24 meeting, members received an update on tourism marketing from Tourism and Economic Development Director Suzi Sale. Sale said these are "exciting times" in Camden in that regard and talked about the goals of the market effort, plans currently underway and other ideas for the future.

January 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


You can’t come home unless you leave

I promised someone I would do this, so here goes: "I'm baa-aack!"

January 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Jan. 27, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers responded to an East DeKalb Street motel just before 3 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a strong armed robbery and possible assault.

January 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City, Brantley celebrate Aberdeen gift

The city of Camden mixed business with pleasure Tuesday night as Camden City Council unanimously passed second and final reading of an ordinance to accept Jack Brantley's gift of Aberdeen, the historic Monument Square property he's owned since 1975.

January 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Child found in pool still recovering

A 3-year-old boy is still recovering after being found by his parents in an in-ground pool at their new home in Lugoff on Monday afternoon. Members of Friendship Baptist Church in Lugoff are assisting the family in both responding to inquiries about the boy and in raising funds to assist in paying for his treatment.

January 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Final reading on Aberdeen tonight

Camden City Council is poised to formally accept Aberdeen owner Jack Brantley's gift of the property, home and contents, including its extensive collections, along with a $100,000 cash gift. Council will consider second and final reading of an ordinance accepting the donation of 1409 Broad St. during its meeting at 6 p.m. today.

January 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


School accountability/report system proposed

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hear a presentation during its meeting tonight about a proposed combined accountability/report system developed by the ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS 9th graders learn ‘The Value of Education’

On the morning of Feb. 13, a large number of Camden High School (CHS) ninth graders filled up tables set up on the ground floor ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSO arrests man after vehicle chase through woods

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy arrested a Lugoff man Wednesday on multiple charges following a car chase through a wooded area in ...

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


Dispatchers, EMS are heroes, too

After writing up my recent stories on 3-year-old Brayden, the little boy who survived a drowning incident several weeks ago, I received an email from ...

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Feb. 17, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Lugoff men following an assault that allegedly took place around 5:45 a.m. Sunday.

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City hires Main Street SC program manager

At the very end of Tuesday night's Camden City Council meeting, City Manager Mel Pearson introduced Katharine Spadacenta to council members and the public ...

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CPD arrests man for armed robberies

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man Wednesday for two armed robberies, one of which took place that day. The other robbery reportedly took ...

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheheen bill would allow city of Camden to annex shopping center

In a somewhat unusual legislative move, State Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden introduced a bill in January that would allow the city of Camden to ...

February 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Black River Road, U.S. 521 master plan on city agenda

Camden City Council will consider a resolution during its meeting tonight that, if approved, would support the creation of a master transportation plan for the ...

February 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KCSO launches ‘Name our New Kershaw County K9’

The 13-month-old female black lab got on her hind legs to jump up to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Deputy Justin Spivey's chest ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Meet the mayor

Eschewing the high-back chair behind her desk at Camden City Hall, recently elected Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford chose a chair near her office's door ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Five firms hired for 11 referenda projects

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved the selection of five construction management at risk firms to work on 11 different projects on a ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


LF-R getting ‘bounce house’ obstacle course

Most children, when they think of fire departments, get excited about fire trucks -- ladder trucks, engines, rescue vehicles and pumpers -- and, perhaps, dream of being ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


If I chose my ‘People of the Year’ today

For many of my 16 years here at the C-I, I have picked out people and/or organizations I believe to be worthy of praise ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Feb. 10, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) may charge a 35-year-old Elgin man with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature after allegedly ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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