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Matthews won’t seek third term as sheriff

"Hello, I'm Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews."

August 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


CSX offers reward in August train derailment case

Police investigators with railway owner CSX are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever placed a yellow bulldozer on the railroad tracks in Lugoff on Aug. 5 that caused a CSX train to derail early that morning.

August 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


I take Charlottesville personally

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out -- Because I was not a Socialist.

August 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Old Bi-Lo shopping center up for final zoning

Tonight, Camden City Council will consider second and final reading of an ordinance setting a final zoning classification of General Business District (GBD) to 1001 Old River Road, the site of the former Camden Plaza Shopping Center. Bi-Lo once anchored the nearly 71,000-square-foot shopping center on 6.73 acres, currently owned by Garrett & Garrett, of Fountain Inn.

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Free haircuts and fatherhood success intersect at JTC

The day before classes started in Kershaw County, a number of teens stopped by the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) across from Camden High School (CHS) to get more prepared school. They weren't coming to pick up supplies, but to get something that would make them feel a little better about themselves, a little more special.

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Fatalities in multiple crashes

Two people died in separate vehicle collisions Thursday.

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 22, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Why Guam matters (the CNMI, too)

"North Korea attack on hold," the banner read on CBS This Morning on Tuesday. I'm betting folks on Guam felt a little better after learning North Korean President Kim Jung-un was holding off on launching nuclear missiles to a point very close to the western Pacific island.

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Sen. Graham meets with local leaders

South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Camden on Tuesday afternoon. After a late lunch at a downtown Camden restaurant, Graham and his staff made their way to the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center inside the historic Robert Mills Courthouse. There, he spent an hour in a roundtable discussion with Kershaw County, Camden and Elgin officials, police and fire chiefs, chamber officials and other local leaders.

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Hampton Inn Groundbreaking

Vip Patel (third from right) gets help from Wayne Hunter in breaking ground Tuesday at the site of what will be the first new hotel in Camden in 15 years, a Hampton Inn by Hilton. Joining them in the groundbreaking ceremony are (from left) Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter; Tim Hudson; Camden City Manager Mel Pearson; Kershaw County Magistrate Rick Todd; Richard Tiller; Vip Patel's son, Deep; Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford; and Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns. Speaking on behalf of his father, Deep Patel thanked the city of Camden. "The city has given so much to ...

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


School trustees spar over football ticket prices

Several members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees became engaged in heated discussion over Camden High School's (CHS) decision to charge $7 for all Bulldog varsity football games while Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools still charge $6.

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Aug. 18, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


More students involved in KCSD summer reading program during 2017

Two years ago, during the summer of 2015, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) inaugural summer reading program served 27 students at one location. In 2016, the program grew to serve students at six locations and collaborated with the Boys & Girls clubs and the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

August 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Aug. 15, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

August 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County gets ready for Great American Eclipse

The skies will begin to darken in parts of Kershaw County at 1:13 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 as the Moon begins to eclipse the Sun. The total eclipse will start at 2:42 p.m. and last anywhere from about a minute and a half, depending on where somewhere is standing. It'll all be over by 4:06 p.m.

August 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


The scary part of Trump’s speech

I wrote today's column twice. I originally wrote a fairly straight-forward, "safe" examination of President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nation's ...

September 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


January 12 will be Irma make-up day for KCSD

Kids will have to be in school on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, a day they originally thought they'd have off as a teacher work ...

September 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Robinson pleads, is sentenced for rash of vehicle break-ins

One of six people arrested at various times in 2016 for a rash of vehicle break-ins pleaded guilty on Sept. 15 and will spend the ...

September 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Shots fired early Friday morning on Broad Street

Several people out running around 4 a.m. Friday noticed a number of police cars in front of a home on the 1600 block of ...

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Wastewater lagoon recovery plan proposed

There may come a day when hardly anyone will remember that a 16-acre wastewater lagoon existed at the end of Bramblewood Plantation Road.

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Who’s an ‘illegal immigrant’?

On Tuesday's front page, we published a story I wrote about 42-year-old Gheorge Iordache, who pleaded guilty in late August to 60 of 97 ...

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City council gets silversmith preview

Members of Camden City Council, along with City Manager Mel Pearson, donned blue non-latex gloves at the behest of Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine ...

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Cassatt woman sentenced in drug case

A 64-year-old Cassatt woman will spend the next 12 years in a state prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to four drug charges.

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 15, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Taking to the skies

There had been threatening clouds earlier -- and would likely return -- but by the time Barbara Francisco and Ruth Hoyt were ready to fly on the ...

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Military


Skimmer sentenced and deported

A 42-year-old Romanian man living in the country illegally who pleaded guilty Aug. 23 to numerous counts of criminal conspiracy involving the use of "skimmers ...

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


When it’s time to stop

With new technology, such as newly acquired LUCAS 3 automatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) devices, and the ever-increasing level of training they receive, Kershaw County Emergency ...

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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