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Cushman’s law license reinstated

The South Carolina Supreme Court reinstated former Camden City Attorney Charles Cushman's law license in an order filed Wednesday. The lifting of Cushman's law license suspension comes two months after 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson dropped a felony charge of misconduct in office in exchange for Cushman pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of contempt of court.

January 18, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


2012-13 worst season for flu in Kershaw County

The 2012-13 flu season has already become the worst of the last seven years, according to KershawHealth Infection and Prevention Control Director Paula Guild. The good news could be, however, that the number of flu cases peaked earlier in the season.

January 16, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


The sound of (mostly) silence

Last April, I wrote an article called "Switching frequencies" about how local agencies were on track to meet federal emergency communication mandates. In short -- and this is a somewhat complex issue -- local agencies all across the country needed to meet "interoperability" and "narrowbanding" requirements by Dec. 31.

January 14, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Weeks ‘takes stock’ as KH’s centennial begins

KershawHealth has entered its centennial year, and President and CEO Donnie Weeks took time during the KershawHealth Board of Trustee's first meeting of the year Jan. 8 to "take stock and focus for the future." Weeks also briefly touched on the healthcare system's bond ratings and worker's compensation benefit for employees.

January 14, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KCSO arrests man for raising, training fight dogs

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics officers arrested a man on charges that he raised and trained dogs for fighting. The KCSO charged him with other crimes, including narcotics violations.

January 11, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Chicken truck spillage contributes to accident in Camden Tuesday

An accident at Camden's main intersection of Broad and DeKalb streets blocked traffic for more than an hour Tuesday morning, thanks -- in part -- to a chicken by-products truck that had passed through the city hours earlier.

January 09, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


State Senator Sheheen: ‘Dismantle the government’

Kershaw County State Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D) has yet to announce his intention to run against Republican Gov. Nikki Haley again in 2014. Whether he does or not, Sheheen wants to see more governing actually vested in the governor's office by changing certain state offices from elected to appointed ones.

January 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Security may be increased at Camden Archives

Security isn't a problem currently at the Camden Archives and Museum, but may need to be enhanced depending on future exhibits. That's the assessment made by Camden Police Department (CPD) Capt. Mike Stone to CPD Chief Joe Floyd in a Dec. 20, 2012, memorandum attached to Tuesday's Camden City Council work session agenda.

January 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


The best Star Trek started 20 years ago

My love of science fiction, especially Star Trek, is well known to long-time readers. I have enjoyed every incarnation, from the original, somewhat campy series of the 1960s to the 2009 "reboot" movie by J.J. Abrams. I've enjoyed each series, but -- and this may surprise some people -- none more than Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

January 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Camden featured on NLC website

The National League of Cities (NLC), which offers a variety of programs to its members cities -- including Let's Move! and a prescription drug card program -- recently began featuring the city of Camden on its website.

January 02, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Voters are my People of the Year

When I thought long and hard about who or what to write about for my annual, year-end "...of the Year" column, and when I looked back at what appeared to be 2012's biggest stories in the C-I, the choice was clear: the voters of Kershaw County.

December 31, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


2012: the year in review - Part III

And so we come to the last third of the year -- a look back at the final months of 2012 as we reach the final day. Here, then, are the biggest stories of September, October, November and December as we close the door on 2012 and open the way to 2013.

December 31, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


2012: the year in review - Part II

The middle of third of 2012 almost seems like a lifetime ago, now. A lot happened during the months of May, June, July and August, including possibly the year's top story: the case of a missing Columbia teenage girl resulting in the arrest of an Elgin man.

December 28, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


2012: the year in review - Part I

The new year is almost upon us, which makes it time once again for the Chronicle-Independent to look back at the year that is almost done. Some of the biggest stories of 2012 continued from 2011; others will continue into 2013. Perhaps the biggest news? The fact that all of us are here to read this year-end review as an ancient Mayan prophecy the world would end Friday was proven false.

December 26, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Getting through the holidays

This is turning out to be one of the tougher holidays for a lot of Americans. The economy continues to be a problem as we nervously wait to see if we'll go over a fiscal cliff, and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., has cast a pall over the holiday spirit.

December 24, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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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


KershawHealth market share appears healthy

KershawHealth appears to be firmly established as the hospital of choice for most Kershaw County residents, although there is still room for improvement, according to CEO Terry Gunn.

June 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: Getting executive sessions right

Listen up, local public bodies: the S.C. Supreme Court recently ruled in a North Augusta case which I hope will make clearer -- if not settle once and for all -- how you enter executive sessions.

June 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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