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Tuesday is primary day for Kershaw County

Kershaw County voters will return to the polls for this year's Republican and Democratic primaries Tuesday. While every polling place will be open, the majority of precincts will only be open to those wishing to vote in the Republican primary for U.S. House of Representatives S.C. District 5. In addition, some voters will be eligible to cast ballots for Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Seat No. 5. Some residents will also be eligible to vote for one of two Republican candidates for Kershaw County Council District No. 3.

June 10, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Trustees recognize special students

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recognized several students at the beginning of its meeting Tuesday evening, including three recent Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) graduates who organized a free prom event for all special needs students in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

June 10, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - June 10, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to a purported disturbance on Porter Road in Cassatt on June 2 where a 19-year-old man was allegedly in 25-year-old male victim's driveway threatening to shoot an animal with some type of firearm.

June 10, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: A community remembers

Shocked.

June 10, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Fred Sheheen dies in collision

Fred Sheheen, 79, died Monday afternoon in an automobile collision on S.C. 97 north of Camden around Sailing Club Road.

June 07, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Trustees to take action on referenda

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will vote tonight on a pair of resolutions, each officially affirming the board's intention to place a $129 million construction bond and a 1-cent sales tax to offset any necessary millage increase from the bond on the ballot for November's general election. The resolutions would also officially send ballot language the board approved in May to the S.C. Election Commission for placement on November's ballot.

June 07, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Weekend, Monday marred by drowning, traffic fatalities

A drowning death and two traffic fatalities made for an unfortunately busy time for law enforcement, fire-rescue crews and the Kershaw County Coroner's Office during the last few days.

June 07, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: We’ve always been a great nation

I write this not so much in repudiation of Kathleen Parker's column today -- she makes a number of excellent points, some of which I've made in the past, actually -- but more of an answer to her unspoken question: Why don't we act like we're a great nation anymore?"

June 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Music CD funded by Hootie grant now on sale

It's been a year in the making, but it's finally here: I Believe 'N' SC, a compact disc of music recorded by Jackson Teen Center (JTC) students in the JTC's own music studio on York Street.

June 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Travis’ takes over Greenleaf Villa

A doctor's house. A Confederate hospital. An antiques store. A home for the former KershawHealth Foundation and the hospital's marketing department.

June 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Crime Report - June 3, 2016

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking into a case where shots were reportedly fired into or at residences on Brown Road and Hilton Street in east Camden early Sunday morning. In both cases, a 22-year-old east Camden man was allegedly involved, but it appears deputies did not arrest anyone.

June 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Ernest Health option passes on second reading

The possibility of a new rehabilitation hospital coming to the Elgin area took a step closer to reality May 24 as Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading of an ordinance authorizing an agreement which would grant Ernest Health an option to purchase land at Wateree Executive Park.

May 31, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Bishopville man dies after motorcycle hits truck

A Bishopville man died Saturday from injuries he sustained Friday afternoon after his motorcycle struck a truck in Elgin. Kershaw County Coroner David West identified the man as Keon Boykin, 29, of Horse Pen Road, Bishopville. West said Boykin died of blunt force trauma to his abdomen and suffered third-degree burns to at least 85 percent of his body.

May 31, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report Extra - May 31, 2016

(Editor's Note: Due to space considerations last week, we are running an extra Crime Report today, including incidents from the Camden and Elgin police departments we were unable to run Friday.)

May 31, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: Parsing the Foster v. Chatman ruling

Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against lower courts in Foster v. Chatman, finding Georgia prosecutors purposely used what are known as "preemptive strikes" to keep every single possible black juror off a jury in the 1986 trial against Timothy Tyrone Foster, then 18.

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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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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