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Sorry, but taxes are necessary

Life, death, taxes. You know the saying. Taxes are nearly as old as civilization, with historians pointing back to ancient Egypt between 3000 and 2800 BC in the form of either forced labor or tithes. The Persian Empire had a taxation system back around 500 BC. European governments have collected taxes since at least the 17th century, many of which are still in use today.

October 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Lugoff Elementary celebrates 50th anniversary

As construction crews worked immediately next door on a new facility, the students, faculty and staff of Lugoff Elementary School (LES) celebrated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday morning.

October 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


2-year-old dies in Cassatt collision

A 2-year-old Cassatt girl died Monday night from injuries sustained in a two-car collision a little after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road West and Robinson Town Road.

October 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Ray leaving LF-R to be fire academy superintendent

Dennis Ray, who has led Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) since June 2010, will leave the agency to become the new superintendent of the S.C. Fire Academy and, thus, the chief of firefighting training for the state. Ray will also become the assistant state fire marshal for South Carolina. His last day with the LF-R will be Nov. 27. He will start his new work at the fire academy on Dec. 1.

October 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 27, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

October 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board gets ESOL report

During the Kershaw County Board of Trustees' Oct. 17 meeting, Pine Tree Hill Elementary School Lisa Stockdale, who is one of the district's five English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers, gave a report on ESOL services in district schools. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan said he wanted Stockdale to give the report because of ESOL's impacts on the budget and school ratings as the district's non-English speaking student population increases.

October 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Short agenda on tap for city

Camden City Council will work with a short agenda for its meeting tonight.

October 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Admit, apologize, do better

To my fellow men of Earth, of any age:

October 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Six inducted into CHS Hall of Fame

A year and a half after Camden High School (CHS) inducted its first honorees into its Hall of Fame, the school added six more names to the list Thursday night: Patrick Davis, Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, Dr. Paul T. Joseph Sr., Dr. Janet Marshall, Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester and Austin M. Sheheen Jr.

October 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Habitat finishes 40th, starts 41st home

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County recently celebrated two milestones in one week.

October 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Proposed 3rd Grade retention proposal to be reviewed

Among a number of policy changes to be reviewed during tonight's meeting of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is one that could see 3rd Graders held back from moving up to 4th Grade if they are not proficiently reading at grade level. The mandated provision is supposed to go into effect this school year. It is one of 10 potential policy revisions or additions the board will review tonight in anticipation of a vote at its Nov. 7 meeting.

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Quaker, developers agree to property swap

The Quaker Cemetery Association Board of Directors and the prospective developers of more than 23 acres of adjacent land who plan to create a new residential development have agreed to a small property swap in order to create a greater buffer between the historic cemetery and future neighborhood.

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - Oct. 17, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Why I’m not watching new ‘Trek’

For those of you who follow the goings on in the entertainment world, you might have noticed that the first new Star Trek TV show in 12 years debuted earlier this month.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Amy McLester, 1933-2017

Amy J. McLester is being remembered as a pioneer for women in education and a friend to the women she inspired.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


In a galaxy far, far away…

Tonight, or tomorrow afternoon, my sons and I will see "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." As father and sons, we are big Star Wars fans.

December 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Ad hoc committee comes up with growth formula

One of three preliminary agreements proposed Monday night among members of the joint Kershaw County Council and Kershaw County Board of School Trustees growth/school ...

December 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Pioneering child abuse pediatrician retires

Dr. Susan Breeland Luberoff may not be from or live in Kershaw County, but she has helped county and municipal law enforcement agencies here change ...

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


KCSO searching for burglary suspects

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the public's help in identifying three suspects who burglarized Cellular Connections on U.S. 1 ...

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


Michael Smith, 10 years on

Yesterday, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, marked a grim 10th anniversary here in Camden and Kershaw County.

December 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


After 68 years, Blake & Ford says final good-bye

Today, just a few steps up Broad Street from the main intersection with DeKalb Street in downtown Camden, Blake & Ford is clearing out what's ...

December 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Never forget

Ten-year-old Melissa Wyatt went on vacation with her family while they were stationed in Germany. One of the stops changed the little girl's life ...

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man dies of injuries from Nov. 27 wreck

A man who sustained injuries in a Nov. 27 wreck in Camden has died of his injuries.

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD students could have ‘unequal’ semesters

During the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' Nov. 28 meeting, representatives from the district's calendar committee brought forward a school calendar proposal that ...

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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