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Doby’s Mill wins first elementary school quiz bowl

A team of Doby's Mill Elementary School students won the gold in the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) first-ever quiz bowl for 4th and 5th graders. The district, which already has middle and high school students competing in tournaments which culminate in state-level competitions, created the intra-district elementary school quiz bowl to emphasize the importance of academic success and to provide a competitive and collaborative opportunity for our students, according to KCSD Executive Director Instructional Support Programs Dr. Alisa Taylor.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCC honors former chairman Sheheen

Kershaw County Council held a special 5 p.m. session Jan. 12 for a special reason: to honor former Chairman Austin Sheheen Jr. Sheheen is one of only two former members who served on council for 20 or more years.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


School board meets again tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet again tonight, just one week after its last meeting. The agenda is a relatively short one insofar as the number of items to discuss, but the discussions could be somewhat involved.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Jan. 19, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 39-year-old county woman and her 43-year-old husband after she allegedly grabbed her 11-year-old son by the neck and choked him on Jan. 10.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCC passes Waste Management contract extensions

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously to extend two separate contracts with Waste Management of South Carolina Inc. to haul and dispose of the county's solid waste. The votes came after a moderate amount of discussion and some verbal assurances from Waste Management Government Coordinator Mindy Spires-Miller.

January 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Blackmon, DuRant, Halley reelected to top school board posts

Ron Blackmon, Kim DuRant and Shirley Halley will be the chairman, vice chair and chaplain of the Kershaw County Board of Trustees for another year. The three were unanimously reelected to their top positions on the board by their fellow trustees during a special 10 a.m. meeting Tuesday.

January 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Online only: Man killed in one-car collision

A young Lugoff man died in a one-car collision Monday afternoon on U.S. 601 South just past Old English Road.

January 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: What I’d do with $1.5 billion

Millions of people were part of Powerball mania with the jackpot having reached $1.5 billion or more. It appears three winning tickets were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee. Here, those with billion-dollar signs in their eyes, bought tickets through the S.C. Lottery.

January 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Armory restaurant co-owner arrested on Florida bench warrant

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies entered The Armory Restaurant in Camden on Thursday night and arrested co-owner Edward N. Carminas on a probation violation connected to a 2009 Florida cocaine possession conviction. Caraminas, 59, is being detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center where, according to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, he is awaiting extradition to Nassau County, Fla.

January 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Legislative delegation focused on roads, budget and dysfunctional agencies

Up to 75 elected officials and others representing various agencies crowded into The ALPHA Center's meeting room in Camden on Jan. 6 for the center's annual legislative luncheon. The luncheon featured comments from nearly all members of Kershaw County's state legislative delegation, including state senators Vincent Sheheen and Thomas McElveen and state representatives Laurie Slade Funderburk, Grady Brown and Jimmy Bales. State Rep. and Speaker of the House Jay Lucas and State Sen. Joel Lourie were unable to attend.

January 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


KCC to honor Austin Sheheen Jr. today

Kershaw County Council will hold a special called meeting at 5 p.m. today, immediately before this evening's regular meeting, to honor former Chairman Austin M. Sheheen Jr. Sheheen is one of two former chairmen to serve on council for more than 20 years. He was first elected to council in January 1967 and served as chairman from January 1975 to December 1990.

January 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Jan. 12, 2016

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking into the whereabouts of a 23-year-old Cassatt man who allegedly stole a dirt bike from a U.S. 1 North, Cassatt residence and then fled from a deputy who spotted him on Dogwood Lane.

January 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Twenty-six losing jobs at KershawHealth

Just two months after being taken over by Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health, KershawHealth announced Wednesday it has initiated a workforce reduction plan which includes the elimination of 26 positions, reducing its workforce by approximately 3 percent.

January 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


School board to meet Tuesday morning

Once a year, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is required to hold a daytime meeting, primarily used for organizational purposes. The board has, and is again Tuesday at 10 a.m., holding this meeting on the second Tuesday of January. Meetings are normally held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m.

January 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: Not exactly the way I planned

Sometime during the next few weeks, I will become a very distant cousin to the Six Million Dollar Man or, more precisely, The Bionic Woman.

January 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Cahn: S.C. FOIA making headlines

Those of us in the newspaper business here in South Carolina who are also members of the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) receive an e-newsletter ...

February 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Editorials


Bozard vs. Gary for District 1 special election

Republican Al Bozard will face Democrat Bobby Gary for the Kershaw County Council District 1 special election slated for March 29. The two men won ...

February 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Springdale Drive/Boykin Road truck route work starts Monday

Work on an enforceable truck route around the city of Camden will begin Monday as contractors working for the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT ...

February 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Tourism director provides partnership update to county

Suzi Sale, the city of Camden's tourism director and interim economic development director, provided an update to Kershaw County Council of efforts her office ...

February 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Primaries for District 1 special election today

The Kershaw County Democratic and Republican parties will hold their primaries today for a special election to fill the District 1 seat on Kershaw County ...

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Outcry led trustees to table consolidation discussion

A week ago tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously tabled a discussion on the pros and cons of placing a consolidated Bethune ...

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Historic Camden to make presentation to county

Dr. Tray Dunaway, chairman of the Historic Camden Foundation, will make a presentation concerning the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site during tonight's Kershaw County ...

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Feb. 9, 2016

During the past week, two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies managed to avoid head-on crashes with drunk drivers in separate incidents. In both ...

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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