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Cahn: Don’t forget the sunblock

It's been a week, and my forehead is still peeling.

August 14, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Teachers ready for new school year

Approximately 800 teachers returned to Kershaw County schools or joined them for the first time this week, not only preparing their classrooms, but preparing themselves for a new school year. Students will return to classes Monday.

August 14, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KH board votes to transfer executives to Capella

In what may be a sign the pending lease/purchase of KershawHealth by Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., is about to be finalized, the hospital's board of trustees voted unanimously Monday on a measure which would make members of KershawHealth's executive team Capella employees.

August 12, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Four dead in trio of crashes

Three accidents claimed the lives of two people from Camden and two from Elgin during what may be one of the worst traffic fatality weekends in recent Kershaw County memory.

August 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KH board to discuss Capella deal, Bethune property tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will use part of an executive session at the end of its meeting tonight to receive another update and more legal advice regarding the pending lease/purchase of the hospital by Capella Healthcare. Trustees will also discuss a possible property transaction with the city of Bethune.

August 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


UPDATED: Missing Camden girls found safe

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has found two missing teenage girls safe in Camden.

August 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune councilman addresses school board at meeting

Bethune Town Councilman Don Witham, armed with some financial facts, asked the Kershaw County Board of Trustees to consider keeping Bethune Elementary School (BES) open or, if it must consolidate BES and Mt. Pisgah Elementary School (MPES), to do so somewhere between the two communities on Hwy. 341.

August 07, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: A typhoon’s devastation

Many people in Kershaw County remember Hurricane Hugo. Hugo came ashore in the Lowcountry as a Category 4 Hurricane with its highest recorded wind gust of 120 mph. Hugo worked its way inland, reaching Kershaw County with 100 mph winds and torrential rains.

August 07, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board may finalize referendum meeting schedule

"What do you see as the most critical facility issues in your community?"

August 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Capella to be acquired by MPT for $900 million

As the KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted Monday to extend its letter of intent with Capella Healthcare to Aug. 31, Capella made an announcement of its own. The private, for-profit healthcare and hospital company is being acquired by Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPT) for $900 million. In a press release, Capella and MPT said they expect the transaction to be finalized during the second half of 2015. Capella, based in Franklin, Tenn., is currently owned by funds affiliated with GTCR, a leading private equity firm headquartered in Chicago. MPT is based in Birmingham, Ala.

July 31, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: This column may already be obsolete

There's an old joke claiming a new computer is obsolete by the time you buy it.

July 31, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Revamped Armory restaurant could open in September

If everything Ed Caraminas is working on goes as planned, he'll open his new downtown Camden restaurant in mid-September or early October, maybe earlier.

July 31, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Hospital deal extended again

For the fourth time, members of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted Monday night to extend a letter of intent involving the lease/purchase of the hospital by Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn. The deal -- originally set to close back on March 31, was initially extended to May 31 and then twice more to June 30 and July 31. The board voted unanimously, 8-0, Monday to extend the deal yet another month to Aug. 31.

July 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KH board to discuss old PTHS property, Capella deal tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will enter executive session at the end of its meeting tonight to receive and update and legal advice on two topics. One item concerns the old Pine Tree Hill Elementary School property on Lakeshore Drive. KershawHealth purchased portions of the former school property from the city of Camden a number of years ago after the city purchased the property from the Kershaw County School District.

July 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KCSD referenda public meeting schedule nearly finalized

A schedule of public meetings regarding school construction referenda is almost finalized. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees continued working on the schedule during its July 14 meeting. At least one referendum, possibly two, are planned for the November 2016 general election.

July 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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National adoption month

November is National Adoption Month and Thursday was National Adoption Day. Both celebrate the loving option of adoption, spreading awareness of thousands of children in ...

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CMS’ Lyles awarded for being ‘fearless, kind’

A Camden Middle School (CMS) 8th Grade student is receiving a special national award for being "fearless and kind" in finding ways to unify the ...

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Scott Park trail to be paved

The city's next trail-related project will be to pave the walking trail at Scott Park.

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Another car break-in suspect pleads guilty

Ethan Kane Hanselman, 19, of Broad Street, Camden, pleaded guilty to four counts of breaking into motor vehicles and one count each of unlawful carrying ...

November 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man no longer faces murder charge

Kenneth Cordell Rainer, 42, of Elgin, no longer has a murder charge against him. According to online court records, the Kershaw County Grand Jury declined ...

November 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Election 2017 a better reflection

There were no votes to be cast Tuesday here in Kershaw County, S.C. Nonetheless, looking at the outcome of Election 2017 across the country ...

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


A step of ‘Distinction’

By a mere two-point advantage for a perfect score of 180, the Brothers and Sisters of Distinction (BSD) step team from Columbia became the new ...

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sweet Gum Trail is open to public

Tall Longleaf pines stood silent guard as the first official hikers took to the Sweet Gum Trail in Camden on Tuesday afternoon. About 50 people ...

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


District concerned about impact from TERI sunset

The end of the S.C. Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive (TERI) program, set for June 30, 2018, has the Kershaw County School District (KCSD ...

November 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Revolutionary War Field Days

Parts of the American Revolution came to life once again at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site on Saturday and Sunday as the site presented its ...

November 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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