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LifeNet holds open house at Camden’s Woodward Field

Members of LifeNet, a commercial emergency helicopter transport service, showed off their new home at Woodward Field east of Camden during an open house Dec. 9. The company, which has served Kershaw and other surrounding counties' first responders and hospitals for a number of years, recently replaced its offices at the Kershaw County Airport with a new, large trailer.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Hewitt is KCSO Deputy of the Year

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Sgt. Kyle Hewitt, his wife, Katie, and their four sons attended the department's annual Christmas party Dec. 12 at the Kershaw County Government Center. According to colleagues, Hewitt had been told to attend the gathering not merely for the camaraderie with fellow officers and their families, but because one of the fellow deputies on his shift was being named Deputy of the Year by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF).

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Harkins announces for District 1 Kershaw County Council seat

There could be a primary for District 1 with another Republican announcing their intention to run for the District 1 seat on Kershaw County Council recently vacated by Willie Mickle. Lake Wateree resident George Harkins announced his candidacy Thursday, setting up the possible Feb. 9 primary against Al Bozard, who announced his candidacy a week ago.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Missing child, parents located in New Hampshire

Charles Hughes Chandler, a 7-year-old boy reported missing by his grandfather just before Thanksgiving is now in the custody of his paternal grandmother in New Hampshire. According to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Capt. Steve Knafelc, the boy's grandmother took custody of Charles on Thursday.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: Where has the year gone?

In just two short weeks, it will be 2016.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Dec. 15, 2015

A 50-year-old Lugoff man is being held on $9,000 bond for allegedly assaulting a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy while resisting arrest Dec. 9.

December 15, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: TIME makes best choice in Merkel

I'm one of those people who loves TIME magazine's idea of picking a person (or thing) of the year. Sometimes, the editors' choices have been a bit odd such as 1982 when they chose the personal computer or 2006 when the choice was "You." There have been years when the choices have reflected pure evil -- Hitler in 1938, Stalin the next year and in 1942 and the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979.

December 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Special election for Mickle’s Kershaw County Council seat set for March 29

A special election to fill the District 1 Kershaw County Council seat recently vacated by Willie Mickle is set for March 29, according to County Voter Registration Director John Caughman. Caughman said if more than one person files for their party's nomination to fill the seat, a primary would be held on Feb. 9. If necessary, a runoff would be held Feb. 23.

December 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Bozard running for Mickle’s seat

When voters go to the polls in March to replace Willie Mickle in the District 1 seat on Kershaw County Council, they will have at least one name to pick from: Al Bozard.

December 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


KCSO seeks help in locating missing child

Late Monday evening, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) put out a missing child alert for 7-year-old Charles Hughes Chandler.

December 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 8, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested one man for marijuana distribution while trying to serve a warrant on another man.

December 08, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KH suffered $894,000 loss as hospital transferred to Capella

According to a financial report presented to the Health Services District of Kershaw County Board of Trustees at its Nov. 30 meeting, KershawHealth suffered an $894,000 loss just as a majority of hospital operations were being transferred to Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health.

December 08, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Discussion tonight on filling Mickle’s KCC seat

John Caughman, Kershaw County's director of voter registration and elections, will make a public presentation during tonight's Kershaw County Council meeting on filling the District 1 seat vacated a week ago by Willie Mickle.

December 08, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


School board to hear about special ed 'transition' services

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hear a report during its meeting tonight on "Indicator 13," a legally required measurement of how well school districts prepare students 16 years of age and older with special needs to achieve their potential after high school.

December 08, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: All candidates should leave the stage

Unless something really changes during the next 11 months, I may skip voting for president for the first time since I became eligible to vote more than 30 years ago.

December 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Hundreds turn out for board meeting at Mt. Pisgah

The Kershaw County Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to delay a discussion on where to place a consolidated Bethune/Mt. Pisgah elementary school. The ...

February 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: Feds give orcas, dolphins new protections

I'm a sucker for orcas (a/k/a killer whales), dolphins and whales. I just love them. Depending on the species, they are, in ...

February 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Feb. 2, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man early Sunday morning after he allegedly broke into an Elgin home and stole numerous items.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CCTC breaks ground for expansion

About 100 people braved a sunny but chilly morning Friday to help Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) break ground on a 40,000-square-foot expansion of ...

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Making a (musical) difference

A guitar's notes. The staccato of a drum. A young man's soft, but lifting voice.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Midway goes into ‘modified’ lockdown Thursday

Midway Elementary School administrators placed the facility into a "modified" lockdown mode before lunchtime Thursday.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Penny sales tax, combined school location on tap

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue its facilities discussion tonight in possible preparation of a ballot referendum for November's general election ...

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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