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Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation grant to help county youth produce CD

A small group of people met at The ALPHA Center on Tuesday morning to learn some big news: the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation, the popular music band's charitable arm, recently awarded an $8,000 grant toward the production of a CD by Kershaw County youth.

June 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KH board meets again tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden.

June 08, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: A reintroduction of sorts

One of my "rules" about journalism is to always write a story with the assumption there is at least one person who has never read about the subject before. If you're writing about an ongoing debate over, say, school taxes, assume there's someone who has no idea what you're talking about.

June 05, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Trustees honor athletes, hear grants report, pass budget

A lot of parents, grandparents and other family members took a lot of pictures at the beginning of Tuesday's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting as the district honored dozens of student athletes. The meeting started in a large meeting space in an auxiliary building at the district's offices on West DeKalb Street. Later, the meeting moved to the actual board room in the main building and included a report on grant programs and passage of the district's proposed 2015-16 budget.

June 05, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


All-County Academic Teams: 20 Years

In 1996, Wendy Pearson Brinley became the first of three siblings to be named to the Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team. In the nearly 20 years since, Wendy spent time studying abroad, acting, training, working in a U.S. District Court and, now, as a stay-at-home mom in Knoxville, Tenn.

June 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board holds budget public hearing Tuesday

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hold a public hearing Tuesday on the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 budget. Tuesday's meeting marks a return to the board's regular schedule of holding meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. In May, the board met on the second and fourth Tuesdays in order to attend a May 5 Kershaw County Council budget workshop.

June 01, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: 2015 turning into year of changes

Every year brings something new, but, for me, 2015 is turning into one of those with a lot of changes. Of course, No. 1, I turned 50.

June 01, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KH, Capella/MUSC letter of intent extended one month

KershawHealth, Kershaw County, Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health are extending a letter of intent (LOI) agreeing to a pending $36 million purchase of the county's local healthcare system by one month from Sunday to June 30. That date will, according to a motion made Tuesday night by KershawHealth Board of Trustees Vice Chair Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom, coincide with the projected closing date of the Capella/MUSC Health deal. MUSC Health is the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina.

May 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Heart recipient is American Legion essay contest winner

Nearly three years ago, in November 2012, Amari Williams finished four months in intensive care waiting for and then receiving a new heart. He had been diagnosed six months earlier with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart becomes weak and enlarged, causing it not to pump blood efficiently.

May 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSD to consider SCDOT easement request around CHS

In preparation for work connected to a proposed approved truck route in Camden, the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is requesting a combination of temporary and permanent easements from the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) around Camden High School (CHS).

May 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KH board to receive further Capella/MUSC advice

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will enter executive session at the end of its meeting Tuesday night -- a special meeting due to the Memorial Day holiday -- in part to receive an update and further legal advice on a pending transaction with Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health.

May 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


City council to consider Beechwood PDD recommendation

Camden City Council will consider Tuesday whether or not to accept a recommendation by the Camden Planning Commission (CPC) to reclassify Beechwood Plantation's planned development district (PDD) zoning to PDD - Retirement Community.

May 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Cahn: The news from next door

I don't often get the chance, simply due to my work schedule, but every now and then I like to see what our sister paper in Bishopville, the Lee County Observer, has on its front page.

May 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CMA cadets turn civil rights performance into call for action

In a few weeks, five cadets from Camden Military Academy (CMA) will travel to the University of Maryland's main campus in College Park, Md., to represent South Carolina in the annual National History Day competition. The contest will be held June 14-18.

May 22, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


A member of the family

Maggie Davis was 12 years old when she began babysitting for the late Dr. David Joseph on Kennedy Drive. The Josephs had just moved to Camden from Georgetown in 1953. Eight years later, after graduating from high school in 1961, David Joseph, who died in 1992, hired Davis to work in his dental practice's lab.

May 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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Cahn: Has it really been 15 years?

By mid-June of 2000, I was so fed up and frustrated, I needed counseling.

July 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parents return bank robbery suspect to jail after escape

The parents of a suspect arrested for the June 23 Sandhills Bank robbery in Bethune drove their son back to the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) on Wednesday after he escaped earlier in the day.

July 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Capella letter of intent extended again

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees' executive committee voted unanimously Thursday night to extend a letter of intent (LOI) concerning the pending takeover of the hospital by Capella Healthcare, of Franklin, Tenn., to July 31.

June 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Man killed in single car crash Thursday night

A 43-year-old man died Thursday night after apparently running through a stop sign at a T-intersection and driving into a wooded area.

June 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


IRS to auction Old Armory inventory, van July 15

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will auction off Old Armory Steak & Seafood restaurant's inventory and a van belonging to the restaurant on July 15.

June 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


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