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Three Camden men indicted in New York

Three Camden men are awaiting their next court date, set for June 20, in Manhattan, N.Y., Supreme Court, after being indicted and arrested for their alleged roles in a gun trafficking case in late March.

June 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 9, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a Camden man -- already wanted on multiple charges -- on new drug and other charges Sunday evening.

June 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD budget public hearing, vote tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hold a public hearing on the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget during its meeting tonight. Trustees will vote on that budget shortly thereafter.

June 06, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Memories of a modern bard

Across the vein of night/There cuts a path of searing light/Burning like a beacon/On the edges of our sight

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


New fiancée gets bitten by shark

Twenty-year-old Mackenzie Higgins lay in the bottom of the boat Tuesday, her right arm up in the air as her mother, Terry, applied pressure to her hand. Her 22-year-old boyfriend, Rob Wall -- who had proposed to her a few days earlier, on May 27 -- sped the craft away from the island they'd been enjoying about a mile off shore back to the Awendaw landing where his truck was, several miles up U.S. 17 from Mt. Pleasant.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


More CPD cases involve mental health issues

During Camden City Council's May 23 meeting, council unanimously proclaimed May as Mental Health Month in Camden. Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd used that fact later in the meeting when reporting on crime and other statistics to point out how mental health issues are cropping up more often in cases his officers report.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Roach pleads to federal firearms charge

A Camden man pleaded guilty this week in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. According to a press release issued Thursday by U.S. Attorney Beth Drake, Richard Herman Roach III, 28, of Camden, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Motions filed in MSC embezzlement case

An attorney for a woman accused of embezzling around $60,000 from the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) recently filed a Brady motion on her behalf. A Brady motion -- named for a 1963 case, Brady v. Maryland -- requires prosecutors to turn over all exculpatory evidence to a defendant; that is, evidence that might exonerate the defendant.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 2, 2017

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) charged a 35-year-old Charlotte, N.C., woman with injuring a police officer while resisting arrest Tuesday night after pulling her over for DUI on Smyrna Road near Blaney Elementary School.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Graduating senior debuts songs during JRT celebration

Hope Gumbs seemed a bit overwhelmed by the reality of it all. Despite that, or maybe even because of it, she received a great response to singing two songs from her debut three-song CD, "Hope." Her performances were among the highlights of a Job Readiness Training (JRT) celebration at the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) on May 19.

May 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Jones receives Price Award

Cheryl Jones walked into the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) training room May 22 thinking she was going to be giving an award, not getting one. Jones, former president of the Kershaw County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) did present a plaque of appreciation to the KCSO's traffic enforcement unit.

May 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Armed robbery at Camden TitleMax

An armed man robbed the TitleMax on West DeKalb Street in Camden at gunpoint Thursday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.

May 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 30, 2017

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an alleged attack on a 17-year-old girl and 22-year-old man near the intersection of Rutledge Street and Commerce Alley that reportedly took place around 11:15 a.m. May 18.

May 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


The missing

Thursday marked a tragic sixth anniversary for the people of Saipan, the principal island of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) where I lived during my high school years.

May 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Ground broken for three new schools

In what is likely to become a new record -- at least in Kershaw County -- the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) held three groundbreakings for new elementary schools in the space of three hours Monday.

May 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Shots fired early Friday morning on Broad Street

Several people out running around 4 a.m. Friday noticed a number of police cars in front of a home on the 1600 block of ...

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Wastewater lagoon recovery plan proposed

There may come a day when hardly anyone will remember that a 16-acre wastewater lagoon existed at the end of Bramblewood Plantation Road.

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Who’s an ‘illegal immigrant’?

On Tuesday's front page, we published a story I wrote about 42-year-old Gheorge Iordache, who pleaded guilty in late August to 60 of 97 ...

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City council gets silversmith preview

Members of Camden City Council, along with City Manager Mel Pearson, donned blue non-latex gloves at the behest of Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine ...

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Cassatt woman sentenced in drug case

A 64-year-old Cassatt woman will spend the next 12 years in a state prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to four drug charges.

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


Crime Report - Sept. 15, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

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


Taking to the skies

There had been threatening clouds earlier -- and would likely return -- but by the time Barbara Francisco and Ruth Hoyt were ready to fly on the ...

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Military


Skimmer sentenced and deported

A 42-year-old Romanian man living in the country illegally who pleaded guilty Aug. 23 to numerous counts of criminal conspiracy involving the use of "skimmers ...

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


When it’s time to stop

With new technology, such as newly acquired LUCAS 3 automatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) devices, and the ever-increasing level of training they receive, Kershaw County Emergency ...

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


Camden man sent back to federal prison

A Camden man who pleaded guilty in late May to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition will spend an additional five ...

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 8, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


FOIA report could have been better

One of the agenda items during this week's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting was a report from Trustee Shirley Halley on topics ...

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Hurricane Irma

"In some way, shape or form, we are probably going to be impacted by this."

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


High speed chase ends with collision Sunday

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two teenagers charged them in connection with a high-speed pursuit through Kershaw and Lee counties that ended ...

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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