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ELISHA GRANT SR.

Elisha Grant Sr., affectionately known as "Uncle Sonnyboy," "Chuck," and "Chuckie Boy," life's journey ended peacefully at Palmetto Richland Hospital on January 20, 2018 after living 90 wonderful years.

January 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Obituaries


Bench dedicated to ‘Daddy Mac’ McLester

It wasn't a Sunday, but the pews were filled at Camden First United Methodist Church on Camden's DeKalb Street. Not knowing what the weather would be like, Camden First's pastor, the Rev. Larry McCutcheon, had agreed to hold a special Leaders Legacy Bench dedication inside the sanctuary Tuesday in honor of one the church's longest-serving members, Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester.

January 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Number of flu cases growing rapidly

The flu is spreading quickly in Kershaw County, based on new data released by KershawHealth on Monday that it shares with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

January 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Boy Scouts Q&A with city council

Camden City Council had to answer some questions Tuesday evening. They weren't especially tough, and they came from two young citizens, Ahmel Hicks and Craig Jeffers, of Cub Scout Pack 113.

January 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Is Camden landing a ‘Big Fish’?

Camden City Council will meet tonight and the last items on its agenda appear to indicate a major economic development announcement for the city might be imminent.

January 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


School board to hold special called meeting

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is calling a special meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in order to begin the process of replacing Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan. Morgan announced his retirement, effective June 30, on Jan. 17.

January 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Column: ‘…or of the press…’

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." -- the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD superintendent retiring June 30

After 11 years, Dr. Frank Morgan will leave his post as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Trustees get KCSD budget overview

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees began the long process of developing its Fiscal Year 2019 budget on Tuesday night with Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan providing an overview of both the budget process and the issues with which trustees will have to contend.

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Jan. 19, 2018

(The online version of this week's Crime Report is expanded from the print edition.)

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board meets again tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet again tonight, one week after its annual daytime organizational meeting where the Rev. Dr. James P. Smith, pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church was elected chairman.

January 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Injured woman recovering in Columbia

A woman struck by a pickup truck while she and her 13-year-old grandson were crossing DeKalb Street from the Little Theater in Camden on Sunday evening is recovering at a Columbia hospital, according to her daughter.

January 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


I couldn’t come up with anything, so…

(Remember "Noted and passed"? Let's go back six whole years to Jan. 9, 2012, when I had a little trouble -- like I am this week -- coming up with a column. Note: I did end up reading the original "Girl With the…" books and watching two different versions of the movie adaptations. They were all very good.)

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Smith, Halley are school board chair, vice chair

The Rev. Dr. James P. Smith is the new chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. Trustee Ron Blackmon, in his last act as the board's former chair, nominated Smith, who was elected unanimously during a special daytime meeting on Tuesday morning. Smith, who is the senior pastor of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, won Seat 5 in June 2016 defeating the incumbent trustee, Louis Clyburn by a two to one margin.

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Historic Camden to focus on battlefield site in 2018

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site Executive Director Halie Brazier told Camden City Council during its first meeting of the year Tuesday night that the park will be focusing a lot of attention on the Battle of Camden site this year. Brazier made the comments during a presentation on 2017 Historic Camden accomplishments that included a look ahead for both the main site in Camden and the battlefield, about 8 miles north of the city.

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


‘Soulicious,’ African American center opening Saturday

The city of Camden's Price House will have a lot to celebrate Saturday as the Price House Commission presents "Soulicious" and the city opens ...

February 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man pleads guilty for 2016 stabbing

A Camden man arrested in October 2016 for stabbing another man multiple times pleaded guilty Feb. 2 to first-degree assault and battery, according to information ...

February 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Unsportsmanlike conduct

On Wednesday, February 7, I drove down to Columbia to watch my older son play in his last JV basketball game -- perhaps his last basketball ...

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


A Comic Con comes to Camden

Cosplayers, actors, wrestlers and even some animals will take over the Camden Shrine Club from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 3 for ...

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Tennis Center of Camden opens

The Tennis Center of Camden is open for business. The city quietly opened the center recently and already has a dozen tournaments and clinics set ...

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Emergency services, more focus during budget retreat

By 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, members of Kershaw County Council had already spent two hours receiving an update on VisionKershaw 2030, a presentation ...

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


CCTC celebrates grand opening

Although classes started back in January, Central Carolina Technical College's (CCTC) new Kershaw County campus celebrated its grand opening on Feb. 8. Around 150 ...

February 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Feb. 13, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

February 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: I wrote about it, then suffered it

I've written about the flu here in Kershaw County twice. It seems only fitting I should experience it, right? Well, no, actually I don ...

February 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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