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Vandalism suspect dies

A woman who reportedly confessed to committing several acts of vandalism at local tobacco stores died Sunday.

February 29, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


4-1 vote: sports complex question on ballot

"Should the City of Camden continue with plans to construct a recreation facility and partner with a third party to administer the facility?"

February 29, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Bethune police chief steps down after cancer diagnosis

"10-42," a man's voice came over emergency frequency scanners across Kershaw County on Wednesday morning. The police code means "ending tour of duty," and Bethune Police Chief Larry Davis, 58, used it for the final time of his career.

February 27, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff, Elgin residents come out to hear sheriff

Occasionally, they gasped. Sometimes they laughed. On a few occasions, they applauded.

February 24, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Business Broker

A Camden son will be heading to Munich, Germany, this summer to head up the S.C. Department of Commerce's European office. Ford Graham will spearhead Commerce's international recruitment efforts on the continent.

February 22, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


City could seek damages from Htax lawsuit

The city of Camden could seek damages for any delays caused by a legal action attempting to prevent the use of hospitality taxes to construct a proposed sports complex on the former site of Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy.

February 22, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Law Enforcement Report - Feb. 22, 2012

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men whom Sheriff Jim Matthews described as "career criminals" following a car chase Feb. 13 where the suspects ran other drivers off the road. Matthews identified the men as Marcus Antwon Greene, 24, of Lyttleton Street, Camden, and Jermaine Davon Mickle, 26, of York Street, Camden. Both men, he said, have extensive criminal records.

February 22, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Madonna, Whitney, Adele

It's no secret I love music. I was a radio announcer in an earlier life, after all. I love all kinds -- rock, jazz, pop, soundtracks -- just about anything.

February 20, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CCC focuses on financing, policing in work session

As has become custom in recent months, Camden City Council conducted a work session just ahead of its Feb. 14 meeting. In addition to getting a handle on that evening's regular meeting, council received two important briefings.

February 20, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City votes on $36.5m treatment plant loan

A unanimous vote to seek a $36.5 million loan to construct a S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)-mandated wastewater treatment plant and a split vote to award a more than $34 million construction bid to build the plant were the highlights of one of the longest Camden City Council meetings on record Tuesday evening. The work session began at 5 p.m.; the regular meeting ended after 9:15 p.m.

February 17, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Tucker owes state ethics commission

Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. is in violation of a S.C. Ethics Commission (SCEC) decision ordering him to pay $21,000 in fines and late-filing fees. The Chronicle-Independent discovered the order as part of a check on SCEC filings by Kershaw County elected officials and candidates as the 2012 election season gets underway. The order is listed in the SCEC's Complaints Resolved Index.

February 15, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Law Enforcement Report - Feb. 15, 2012

Someone spray painted the word "KILLS" on the left side window of Cashman Pawn and Discount Tobacco on Lyttleton Street Sunday. That someone turned out to be a self-professed former nurse practitioner trying to send a warning about the deadly effects of tobacco products, said Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd.

February 15, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspicious envelope forces evacuation

Two men in hazmat suits came out from behind the evacuated building.

February 10, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Feb. 8, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man for breaking into a convenience store and a house in the early morning hours of Feb. 1.

February 08, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Coldwell-Banker office to merge with Spears Creek branch

In July 2006, then-Century 21 Bob Capes Realtors Broker-in-Charge Greg Newman said growth was pushing into Kershaw County. There were new houses online then and his agents were seeing interest in Camden housing as a result of the pending arrival of the Third Army to Shaw Air Force Base. Newman said Kershaw County was in "great shape" because of its quality of life, access to I-20 and its schools.

February 08, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


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MUSC part of Capella proposal for KershawHealth

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is part of Capella Healthcare's recently proposed strategic partnership with KershawHealth. Capella Healthcare, based in Franklin, Tenn., near Nashville, is one of two for-profit healthcare companies which recently presented strategic partnership proposals to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees in separate executive sessions.

November 26, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Long, Polk to be recognized at Camden City Council meeting

Camden City Council will recognize outgoing councilmen Walter Long and Willard Polk as they attend their last meeting Tuesday night. Long and Polk chose not to run for reelection. Voters elected former mayor Jeffrey Graham and Deborah Davis as Long and Polk's replacements. They are tentatively scheduled to be sworn in at 5 p.m. Dec. 1, and will take their seats on council at its Dec. 9 meeting.

November 24, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KershawHealth board meets tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden.

November 24, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: Just call me Charlie Brown

A long, long time ago... oh, wait, that's another pop culture reference.

November 24, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Camden celebrates completion of wastewater treatment plant

About 50 people spent some time Nov. 13 to help the city of Camden celebrate the official grand opening of its new wastewater treatment plant. The plant, which cost around $35 million to build, actually began operating in late-February. The city chose to wait until late in the year to have a ribbon cutting ceremony and offer tours of the plant while it worked to drain the old plant's remaining lagoon. The new plant replaces one built in 1979.

November 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Van Horn Agency continues Kennedy Insurance’s 150-year legacy

As 2015 approaches, Kershaw County's oldest continually operating business is celebrating its 150th anniversary by doing what it's always done: offering a wide variety of insurance products with competitive pricing and hometown service.

November 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


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