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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's (CHS) auditorium Monday night. Democrat Anthony Bell and Republicans Lee Boan, Donald Branham, Jack Rushing and Eric Tisdale all appeared at the forum, organized by CHS student Ryan Dabbs and other students from CHS, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools.

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 Clerk of Court records, a circuit court judge sentenced Therine Bernadine McKeever, 50, of Camden, to 30 years in prison with credit for the nearly two years he spent detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center.

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 a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy.

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 shotgun, unlawful transport of a sawed-off shotgun and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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


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


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Column: Nobody lied; it was worse

Two weeks ago, I wrote about a small schools report given to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' finance committee showing it will take ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


First-ever pickleball tournament deemed success

More than 100 people officially registered to participate in Camden's first ever pickleball tournament, held June 9 and 10 at the Tennis Center of ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Boan, Rushing head to June 26 runoff for sheriff nomination

Two Republican candidates for Kershaw County Sheriff -- Lee Boan and Jack Rushing -- will face each other in a June 26 runoff after neither man garnered ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Mayor touts Elder Abuse Month at council meeting

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford took some time near the end of Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting to speak on a subject that wasn ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County working on severance package FOIA request

In a response dated June 6, just two days prior to a 20-workday deadline, Assistant Kershaw County Attorney H. Thomas Morgan Jr. notified the Chronicle-Independent ...

June 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Column: Three bad apples

If you've ever watched CBS' Criminal Minds, you're probably familiar with its opening credits during which a montage of mugshots are shown. Look ...

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD releases Robbins contract for superintendent

When new Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent. Dr. William Shane Robbins officially begins working on July 1, his starting base salary will be $170 ...

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Jury finds Pickrell guilty of murdering boyfriend

Unless her case is overturned on appeal, Gregg Pickrell will be 100 years old when she finishes serving her 35-year sentence for fatally shooting 33-year-old ...

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


KCSD considering changes to offering alternative meals

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) may be changing the way it handles providing lunches for students who either can't afford to pay or ...

June 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - June 5, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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