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DUI suspect sentenced for illegal entry into U.S.

A 34-year-old Honduran man arrested in late February for DUI by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) received a four-month sentence and a special $100 assessment earlier this week for being in the country illegally.

October 06, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 6, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

October 06, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire trucks and hot rods attract thousands to FireFest

The 2017 edition of FireFest had a little bit of something for everyone on Saturday as thousands crammed into Rhame City Arena following a short parade of fire trucks and other emergency vehicles down Rutledge and Broad streets.

October 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


School board to hear about new accountability system

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD), along with all others in the state, has to learn about yet another accountability system put in place by the state of South Carolina. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hear a report about the new system during its meeting tonight.

October 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man dies in 4-wheeler accident

A 48-year-old Camden area man died Saturday night after a four-wheeler accident off Damascus Church Road that happened around 8:55 p.m.

October 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Where the real journalism is

Next week, Oct. 1-7, is National Newspaper Week.

September 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Sonoco charging Camden for ‘contaminated recycling material’

As of Sunday, Sonoco Recycling began charging the city of Camden for any "contaminated" recycling loads containing prohibited materials.

September 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Historic district road work should be done by end of year

There's been a lot of utility and road work going on in Camden during recent months. Camden Public Works Director Tom Couch said he hopes projects being done by the city will be completed by the end of the year. This does not include work being conducted by the S.C. Department of Transportation on Camden enforceable truck route.

September 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - Sept. 26, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Council to consider rezoning for Campbell Street property

During its meeting tonight, Camden City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance rezoning a 23.3-acre piece of undeveloped property stretching between Campbell Street and Ehrenclou Drive from general business district (GBD) to residential R-6.

September 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man shot to death in Elgin

A man died as a result of a shooting incident on Juniper Road in Elgin around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

September 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


January 12 will be Irma make-up day for KCSD

Kids will have to be in school on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, a day they originally thought they'd have off as a teacher work day. The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will now use that day as a make-up day for having closed schools due to the threat of damaging weather from Hurricane Irma.

September 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Robinson pleads, is sentenced for rash of vehicle break-ins

One of six people arrested at various times in 2016 for a rash of vehicle break-ins pleaded guilty on Sept. 15 and will spend the next four years in prison.

September 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


The scary part of Trump’s speech

I wrote today's column twice. I originally wrote a fairly straight-forward, "safe" examination of President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nation's on Tuesday.

September 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board may amend budgets tonight

Tonight, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials will ask the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees to amend both the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17 and FY 2017-18 budgets. The 2016-17 fiscal year ended June 30, with the current fiscal year starting the next day.

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Column: ‘…or of the press…’

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press ...

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD superintendent retiring June 30

After 11 years, Dr. Frank Morgan will leave his post as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Trustees get KCSD budget overview

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees began the long process of developing its Fiscal Year 2019 budget on Tuesday night with Kershaw County School ...

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Jan. 19, 2018

(The online version of this week's Crime Report is expanded from the print edition.)

January 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Injured woman recovering in Columbia

A woman struck by a pickup truck while she and her 13-year-old grandson were crossing DeKalb Street from the Little Theater in Camden on Sunday ...

January 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


I couldn’t come up with anything, so…

(Remember "Noted and passed"? Let's go back six whole years to Jan. 9, 2012, when I had a little trouble -- like I am this ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Smith, Halley are school board chair, vice chair

The Rev. Dr. James P. Smith is the new chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. Trustee Ron Blackmon, in his last act ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Historic Camden to focus on battlefield site in 2018

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site Executive Director Halie Brazier told Camden City Council during its first meeting of the year Tuesday night that the park ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Jackson’s bond revoked

A circuit court judge revoked a previously set bond for a man arrested by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies on Dec. 29, 2017 ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Legislators remember Bobby Jones

A very large group of people -- elected officials, business owners and community leaders -- crowded into the ALPHA Center's meeting room Thursday for lunch, an ...

January 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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