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What future for current CES property?

Camden Elementary School (CES) students are expected to move to their new facility on Laurens Street in January. When they do, they will leave behind a more than 35-year-old building on about 7.5 acres of land.

August 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


The route and the road diet

This week's sudden appearance of S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) contractors starting to patch sections of Broad Street added to the already long list of ongoing road projects in Camden. SCDOT is patching and resurfacing Broad Street from Black River Road all the way north to Laurens Street at Monument Square. The project is expected to be completed in November.

July 31, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: Still waiting on some answers

Since the news broke in May of former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) administrative assistant Sam Connell's arrest for allegedly embezzling no more than $10,000 from a sex offender registry fund, I've been trying to get answers to all sorts of questions.

July 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CPD gets $130,000 grant for drug officer

At the end of Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting, City Manager Mel Pearson announced that the Camden Police Department will receive a one-year $130,000 Judge Advocate General (JAG) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to hire and equip a drug officer.

July 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Deputies arrest same man twice in two weeks

County deputies arrested a Lugoff man twice in two weeks, first assisting S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) troopers following a failure to stop for blue lights and then eight days later for allegedly firing a rifle at several people.

July 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


County answers second FOIA request

In addition to the $22,150 severance package paid to former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) administrative assistant Samantha Connell, Kershaw County has made a total of 10 post-employment payments to former county employees.

July 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Oral surgery center taking over old SC Works building

For most of the summer, a lot of work has been done to remake SC Works' former home on East DeKalb Street into something new. But, what?

July 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Crime Report - July 24, 2018

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

July 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City council meets today

Camden City Council will meet today at 6 p.m. in council chambers on the second floor of Camden City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St. in Camden. Agenda items include:

July 24, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: A life filled with travels

I'm very lucky to have lived in and visited a number of places around the world and the U.S. during my 50-plus years on this planet.

July 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Meadors goes over the top with petition signatures

13,461.

July 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


KCSD sees changes to budget

There was a lot of gnashing of teeth at the S.C. State House, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson noted as he presented the latest version of the district's Fiscal Year 2019 budget to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its July 10 meeting.

July 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Column: The news process isn’t fake, either

Strange things happen in the nation's capitol everyday. It's pretty much a given considering Washington, D.C., is where Congress meets, the President lives and the Superme Court presides. There are times when headlines seem like they belong in the National Inquirer instead of The Washington Post.

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


‘Look, listen and learn’

Part of preparing for the new school year, to begin Aug. 20, is figuring out security and safety issues at the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) new and existing schools. To that end, new KCSD Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins attended a recent county-wide work session involving school, first responder, government and other officials focused on school safety and security.

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Operation Summer Salvation brings cooling to those in need

Growing up mostly with his grandmother and his paraplegic aunt, who lived next door, gave Derek Gamble an appreciation for what the elderly and disabled go through, especially when it comes to battling the heat in South Carolina.

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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700 block of West DeKalb Street may be rezoned

Fifteen properties along the 700 block of West DeKalb Street in Camden may be rezoned from Limited Business District (LBD) to Central Business District (CBD ...

September 25, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: Florence in the age of ‘fake news’

When I think about Hurricane Florence, two images come to mind.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board hears SC READY report

"Our goal is to get away from 'approaching'… to 'meets' and 'exceeds' (expectations)."

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Fifth Circuit Solicitor indicted on federal fraud charges

South Carolina's U.S. District Attorney announced Tuesday that a grand jury has indicted outgoing Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson, 49, and his director ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Driver in Sept. 2 double fatality charged

The Columbia man whose SUV crashed head-on into a sedan on Sept. 2 causing the deaths of a young man and woman is now being ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Helping after Florence

It took Camden's Ben Stegner and his crews five hours to get from the small North Carolina town of Supply to Jacksonville, N.C ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden man pleads guilty to federal wire fraud charge

Thomas Brock, 51, of Camden, pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to one of 18 counts filed against him by the U.S. government related to allegations ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


County, city deal with Florence’s wind, rain

Schools, businesses, county offices and the library closed. Groups cancelled various activities. Even Walmart closed for a time. Shelters -- including ones for pets -- opened. Kershaw ...

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County employee dies in weather-related fatality

A Kershaw County Public Works employee died in a single-car collision when his 1996 Dodge pickup hydroplaned while traveling westbound on I-20 Sunday morning.

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Of Serena Williams and pay gaps

Earlier this week, I had some interesting "conversations" on Facebook after I commented on two posts by Vox. One story focused on an Australia newspaper ...

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


River Oaks annexed into city

River Oaks Shopping Center is, finally, a part of the city of Camden. Despite being located across from Walmart on West DeKalb Street just before ...

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County gets ready for Hurricane Florence

Wednesday afternoon, it looked like Hurricane Florence would make landfall somewhere near Wilmington, N.C., but then dip slightly south and make its way across ...

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Sept. 14, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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