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Crime Report Extra - April 15, 2016

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is reporting a number of incidents related to the April 2 running of the Carolina Cup at Springdale Race Course.

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


Volunteer Appreciation Week

Bill Fenton followed in his father's footsteps to become a volunteer firefighter. It's not an unusual story; there are many firefighting families, including ones with multiple generations of service. What makes Fenton's story unique is where he started and the path he took to serving with Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) for 17 years.

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


Bobby Gary takes office; KCC passes roadside fundraising ordinance

Robert "Bobby" Gary took his seat on Kershaw County Council representing District 1 residents for the second time in six years. District 1 voters first elected Gary to the seat in 2008 and voted him in again during a special election in late March.

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


School board gets preliminary 2016-17 budget

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees received a preliminary look at the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed budget for the 2016-17 school year during its April 5 meeting at Jackson Elementary School. The balanced $77.9 million budget reflects a 3.4 percent increase compared to the current 2015-16 budget.

April 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


City holding budget public hearing tonight

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing during its regular meeting tonight on the city's proposed FY 2017 budget. The fiscal year begins July 1.

April 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Second reading of Suominen FILOT on tap

Second reading of an ordinance authorizing a fee in lieu of taxes, or FILOT, agreement between Kershaw County and Suominen is on the agenda for this evening's Kershaw County Council meeting.

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


Crime Report - April 12, 2016

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy used a Taser to keep a 45-year-old Lugoff man from harming himself with a knife following a series of events on the evening of April 6.

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


New ambulances rolling in Kershaw County

Kershaw County emergency medical technicians Paul Taylor and Ethan Blackmon really like their new ambulance. Taylor, an advanced EMT originally from Elgin who returned to work in Kershaw County three years ago, and Blackmon, a part-time intermediate EMT who works full time for the Columbia Fire Department, have each served emergency medical teams for seven years.

April 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: The right taxes for the right reasons

On today's front page, I report on Tuesday's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting during which "alternatives" -- scenarios, really -- regarding the impact of this November's construction-related referenda.

April 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Sales tax would offset millage increase for referendum

If voters approve a $138.8 million bond-funded list of construction projects for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) in November, property tax millage would increase by 40 mils unless voters also approve a 1-cent sales tax. That's why KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson is calling the first of four referendum funding alternatives -- or scenarios -- "ideal." Wilson told the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its meeting Tuesday having voters approve both the construction and sales tax referenda would be the best outcome.

April 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Carolina Cup draws thousands to Camden

Saturday marked Nick Ellis' first time overseeing the Carolina Cup as chief executive officer of the Carolina Cup Racing Association (CCRA). Ellis said the day proved to be a success despite threatening weather.

April 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


School board to meet at Jackson tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet tonight at Jackson Elementary School at 6 p.m. Among the items on the short agenda include having the board waive a fifth make-up day due to the effects of October 2015's historic flooding.

April 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man killed by car while trying to check mail

A Cassatt man died around 11:30 a.m. Monday after being hit by a vehicle while he tried to cross U.S. 1 to check his mailbox.

April 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 5, 2016

Officers arrested a 14-year-old juvenile female on the evening of March 26 after responding to a disturbance at a Chesnut Ferry Road apartment complex.

April 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: An alternate internet history

(Martin Cahn is on vacation this week but re-offers this April 2012 column, edited for space.)

April 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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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 ...

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


County budget passes second reading with amendments

Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading Tuesday of the county's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget, but not before voting down several amendments ...

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - May 27, 2016

(Editor's Note: Due to space considerations this week, we are running only a portion of today's Crime Report covering just the Kershaw County ...

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


ALPHA Center’s Wright receives Youth Arbitrator of the Year award

Ed Wright, a member of The ALPHA Center's Youth Diversion Program, is the 2016 Youth Arbitrator of the Year. Wright received the honor during ...

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Man arrested for armed robbery, home invasions

A young man thought to be responsible for a recent home invasion and kidnapping in Camden, another home invasion in Cassatt and the armed robbery ...

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Health Foundation of Kershaw County hands out first grants

In late April, the Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) handed out its first five grants under its new program to award grants to 501 ...

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth may be getting neighbor in Elgin

When KershawHealth's Outpatient/Urgent Care Center opened in Elgin seven years ago in October 2009, the county's plan was for it to become ...

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Attempt to give NC area schools more money fails

An attempt by Kershaw County Board of Trustees Chairman Ron Blackmon to provide more money to North Central area elementary schools failed 3-6 Tuesday. As ...

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - May 20, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 25-year-old woman May 12 at a Dicey Creek Road residence after her mother said her daughter ...

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: Mid-life romance in the digital age

It is very, very weird to be 51 and single in the second decade of the 21st century.

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KershawHealth celebrates National Nurses Week

In addition to recognizing Palmetto Gold award-winning nurse Julie Watson in absentia (see accompanying story), KershawHealth took time out May 11 to celebrate National Nurses ...

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Watson is 2016 KH Palmetto Gold nurse

A month ago, S.C. Nurses Foundation Inc. and its all-volunteer steering committee chose KershawHealth's Judith A. Watson, BSN, RN, CGRN, as one of ...

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Due diligence on North Central schools tonight

The Kershaw County Board of Trustees will receive a due diligence report tonight on how much it would cost to bring not just Bethune and ...

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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