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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


Looks like this is the end

And with those famous words from the old Underdog cartoon show, I bid you all a fond adieu.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Palmetto Utilities seeks extra discharge at Spears Creek

Kershaw County Council will hold a special work session from 3 to 5 p.m. July 26 to receive information about and discuss a request from Palmetto Utilities of Richland County to increase its discharge into Spears Creek in Kershaw County.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - July 15, 2016

An unknown, possibly female suspect called in a bomb threat to KershawHealth on Monday evening.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R Engine 10, tractor trailer collide on U.S. 1

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Engine 10 might be a total loss following a collision with a tractor trailer on U.S. 1 in Lugoff early Wednesday afternoon. The collision happened at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday as Engine 10 was responding to a woods fire near Elgin, according to LF-R Chief Dennis Ray. Ray said Engine 10 was backing up a brush unit from the Doby's Mill Fire Department due to no response from the Blaney or Pine Grove volunteer fire departments.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD seeks man for ‘stringing’ change machines

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is seeking information about a man who is allegedly using a technique called "stringing" to steal change from coin operated machines while retaining the bill used to make the change.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Joint business park with would help Woodward Field

Kershaw County Council will take up second reading of an ordinance tonight which, if passed on a later third and final reading, would create a joint industrial/business park with Chesterfield County. Any tax revenues collected by Kershaw County from operations in the park would fund "improvements, operating and maintenance expenses" at Woodward Field. The field serves as the county's airport.

July 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


School board ready to submit referenda for ballot

It's been nearly two months since the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted, 6-3, on the language to be included in two referenda it wishes to place before voters in November. One referenda would ask voters to approve an up to $129 million bond to pay for various facility upgrades and replacements. The other would ask voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax to offset a necessary increase in property tax millage to pay back the bond.

July 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man on probation for 2008 case arrested following high speed chase on S.C. 34

A Camden man on probation on armed robbery and burglary charges from 2008 is behind bars again after leading Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies on a high speed chase during the early morning hours of July 2.

July 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


FERC denies Duke license extension

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied a request from Duke Energy to extend its recently acquired 40-year license to control the Catawba River by an additional 10 years. FERC's order, published Monday, keeps Duke's license at the 40-year mark instead of 50, as the power company requested. Duke Energy controls the Catawba River chain, which includes the Wateree River down to Kershaw County's dam on Lake Wateree.

July 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Finding inspiration in new planets

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced this week that scientists using its Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered a total of seven roughly Earth-sized ...

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Feb. 24, 2017

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) reported a high number of motor vehicle break-ins and thefts from motor vehicles in recent weeks.

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


833 South Broad

Thanks to the magic of memories, Rengy Cobb Marshall was able to stand inside 833 South Broad at multiple points in time: Feb. 15, 2017 ...

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Trying to solve a Coca-Cola history mystery

There is a bit of mystery surrounding the history of 833 South Broad, currently the home of a venue of the same name and Dancin ...

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man charged with arson for setting own home on fire

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Lugoff man on Thursday for allegedly setting his own home on fire Wednesday morning. According ...

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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


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