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Camden is Tree City USA for 27th year

For the 27th consecutive year, Camden is a Tree City U.S.A., so named by the S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) and Arbor Day Foundation.

September 29, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KH earns ‘Zero Harm’ awards as ‘What Matters Most’ campaign launches

"I've got your sound bite and I've got your headline," KershawHealth Board of Trustees Vice Chair Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom declared late in the board's meeting Monday night. "Two simple words: 'Zero Harm.'"

September 26, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Drawings reveal possible future for Rhame Arena

Jaws dropped at Camden City Council's Tuesday afternoon work session. Council members, and citizens attending the meeting, expressed excitement over the revelation of what might be Rhame Arena's future. Representatives from the architectural firm of LTC Associates and engineering firm Bobbitt Design Build, both with offices in Columbia, unveiled initial renderings and floor plans for a vision of Rhame Arena that would serve as a gateway to the city.

September 26, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Churches host 9/11 service at Kershaw County Courthouse

Four churches came together for their fourth annual 9/11 memorial service on Sept. 11 to mark the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001. About 50 people showed up for the service, held at noon in front of the Kershaw County Courthouse on Broad Street in Camden.

September 19, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KH may offer 2 percent employee raises

KershawHealth may offer its employee a 2 percent raise effective at the end of the year. The decision will be influenced -- in part or in total -- by the healthcare organization's "financial performance through the end of the calendar year and other factors known by year end to impact fiscal year 2015," according to a summary of KershawHealth's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget.

September 15, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Rescue personnel search for missing boater on river

Family and friends of a missing Sumter County man gathered at Patriots Landing on the Wateree River Sunday as Camden-Kershaw County Rescue Squad (C-KCRS) and S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) personnel searched for the missing boater.

September 15, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Plans for second covered arena at equine park trotting ahead

S.C. Equine Promotion Foundation Board Vice Chair John Cushman provided Camden City Council with some good news during its meeting Tuesday evening: the foundation already has commitments for all but about $220,000 of the $850,000 needed to construct a second covered arena at the S.C. Equine Park.

September 12, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


‘A legacy of service’

A check for $10,000 from First Citizens Bank and a speech by S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell highlighted a dedication ceremony for the next step in Potter Community Park's evolution in Elgin on Saturday morning.

September 10, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Lugoff-Elgin


Going after the right people, again

James Foley. Steven Sotloff.

September 08, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Camden City Council meets Tuesday

Camden City Council has a short agenda for its meeting Tuesday night, and has canceled its afternoon work session.

September 08, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KH board to continue FY15 budget discussion

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will use most of its first meeting of September to continue a discussion of the healthcare system's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget on Monday at 6 p.m. The board will vote on the budget at its second meeting of the month on Sept. 22.

September 05, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Want to be a WISEWOMAN?

For the past two years, the Community Medical Clinic (CMC) has quietly worked to help women between the ages of 47 and 64 each become a "Wise Woman." That's the name of a special program -- actually an acronym that stands for "Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation of Women Across the Nation" (WISEWOMAN). It provides health screenings and lifestyle education for women to help reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke.

September 03, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


This is journalism?

I love my job. As harried as I can be sometimes, I really do love it. I think long-time readers of this column know that by now -- that I love to write stories about Kershaw County, especially in Camden, which has been my primary beat (along with healthcare) for 14 years. You know that I'm passionate about the S.C. Freedom of Information Act and that I truly believe it doesn't just benefit journalists like myself, but individual citizens like you.

September 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


County man killed in two-car collision

A 23-year-old county man died in a two-car collision in the Cassatt area shortly after noon Saturday when he failed to stop for a stop sign and collided with another vehicle. The collision occurred at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road West and Robinson Town Road, according to Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers.

September 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KH projecting nearly $2 million loss for FY15

A proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 presented during the KershawHealth Board of Trustees' Aug. 25 meeting projects an operating loss of a little more than $1.92 million. A total margin loss of approximately $1.69 million is also projected in the proposed budget.

September 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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Pageant winners recognized

Camden Mayor Tony Scully congratulates 2015 Miss Camden Abigail Zvejnieks (left) and 2015 Camden Miss Teen Olivia Loynes on their recent pageant wins during Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting. Zvejnieks is a senior in the Spring Valley High School Discovery Magnet Program. Her platform focuses on scoliosis awareness and screening and supporting the Children's Miracle Network. Loynes is a sophomore at North Central High School. Loynes' platform is "learning and exploring arts through dance." Congratulating the young ladies with Scully are (from left) council members Jeffrey Graham, Deborah Davis, Laurie Parks and Alfred Mae Drakeford. During Tuesday night ...

January 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Host of changes proposed to Camden zoning ordinance

It may become illegal for Camden residents to own a rooster. It's one of a long list of changes proposed by the Camden Planning Commission (CPC) to the city's zoning ordinance. The proposed changes are the result of two years worth of work by the CPC -- which met 26 different times -- to modernize, streamline and otherwise make zoning regulations in Camden easier to follow, according to Camden Planner Shawn Putnam.

January 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


ICU nurse honored with first DAISY Award

A 9-year-old boy got to hug and say good-bye to his grandfather at KershawHealth before he died, thanks to the compassion of a nurse presented with the hospital's first-ever DAISY Award on Friday afternoon.

January 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: Random thoughts for a Monday morning

OK, so I'm actually writing this on Friday, but you're reading it Monday, so that's why it's random thoughts for a Monday morning.

January 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD to focus on ‘health, safety and emergency’ repairs at schools

In November, voters rejected two referenda put on the ballot by the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to replace or repair aging schools and other facilities. Now, the district must find ways to maintain those facilities without a $130 million bond or 1 percent sales tax it planned to use to pay for the bond.

January 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KH board to focus on finances, Capella deal tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will focus on finances in several ways during its meeting tonight at the Health Resource Center in Camden.

January 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


City council to recognize Miss Camden, Miss Camden Teen

Camden City Council will recognize the new Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen winners for 2015 during its meeting Tuesday evening. Council will honor 2015 Miss Camden Abigail Zvejnieks and 2015 Miss Camden Teen Olivia Loynes, as well as their platforms.

January 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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