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Bozard vs. Gary for District 1 special election

Republican Al Bozard will face Democrat Bobby Gary for the Kershaw County Council District 1 special election slated for March 29. The two men won their respective primaries Tuesday. Former Councilman Willie Mickle vacated the District 1 seat at the end of November 2015 citing personal insurance issues involving Medicare versus state-issued insurance as an elected official.

February 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Springdale Drive/Boykin Road truck route work starts Monday

Work on an enforceable truck route around the city of Camden will begin Monday as contractors working for the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) widen a section of Springdale Drive and all of Boykin Road between Knights Hill Road and North Broad Street (U.S. 521/601).

February 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Tourism director provides partnership update to county

Suzi Sale, the city of Camden's tourism director and interim economic development director, provided an update to Kershaw County Council of efforts her office is making to promoting both Camden and the county to tourists. Sale made her report during a presentation at council's meeting Tuesday evening.

February 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Primaries for District 1 special election today

The Kershaw County Democratic and Republican parties will hold their primaries today for a special election to fill the District 1 seat on Kershaw County Council. Willie Mickle resigned from the seat in late November citing personal insurance needs versus state insurance programs.

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Outcry led trustees to table consolidation discussion

A week ago tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously tabled a discussion on the pros and cons of placing a consolidated Bethune/Mt. Pisgah elementary school on either Keys Lane or along S.C. 341. The vote came after 12 speakers asked trustees not to close the two schools -- and after the board determined it could not discuss the topic without being interrupted by some of the 200 or so people in attendance.

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Historic Camden to make presentation to county

Dr. Tray Dunaway, chairman of the Historic Camden Foundation, will make a presentation concerning the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site during tonight's Kershaw County Council meeting. Historic Camden which recently hired Amy Sheheen as its interim executive director, is expected to announce a "transformation plan" for 2016.

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Feb. 9, 2016

During the past week, two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies managed to avoid head-on crashes with drunk drivers in separate incidents. In both cases, the deputies happened to be part of the KCSO's traffic unit and were able to arrest the drivers and charge them with driving under the influence (DUI).

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Hundreds turn out for board meeting at Mt. Pisgah

The Kershaw County Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to delay a discussion on where to place a consolidated Bethune/Mt. Pisgah elementary school. The vote came after 12 people spoke out against the consolidation of the schools with at least 200 people filling up one half of Mt. Pisgah Elementary School's (MPES) auditorium where the meeting took place.

February 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: Feds give orcas, dolphins new protections

I'm a sucker for orcas (a/k/a killer whales), dolphins and whales. I just love them. Depending on the species, they are, in turn, cute, amazing, majestic.

February 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CCTC breaks ground for expansion

About 100 people braved a sunny but chilly morning Friday to help Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) break ground on a 40,000-square-foot expansion of its I-20 Exit 98 campus in Camden.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Making a (musical) difference

A guitar's notes. The staccato of a drum. A young man's soft, but lifting voice.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Midway goes into ‘modified’ lockdown Thursday

Midway Elementary School administrators placed the facility into a "modified" lockdown mode before lunchtime Thursday.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Penny sales tax, combined school location on tap

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue its facilities discussion tonight in possible preparation of a ballot referendum for November's general election. Trustees will focus on whether or not to revisit a 15-year penny sales tax as a funding source for a list of facility-related projects. The board will also receive an update from staff about possible locations for a combined Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary school along S.C. 341. Tonight's meeting is being held at Mt. Pisgah Elementary School.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Feb. 2, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man early Sunday morning after he allegedly broke into an Elgin home and stole numerous items.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Committee ‘deeds’ new playground to county

The West Wateree Playground Steering Committee officially "deeded" the new Kershaw County West Complex playground to the county Tuesday night. The "transfer" took place during Kershaw County Council's meeting as part of a public presentation by co-chairs Laurey Carpenter and Elgin Mayor Melissa Emmons.

January 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Column: Should the school district raise its own taxes?

As I sat in on last week's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting (which I reported on Tuesday), a thought popped into my ...

May 25, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Making up for lost hugs

March 31 and May 14 will be dates Bob Snell and Carla Sauders won't soon forget.

May 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Lugoff-Elgin


2-year-old girl found safe

Two-year-old Dakota Ray is safe more than a month after being declared missing on April 15. Her parents are under arrest after being located in ...

May 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board sends millage options to council

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials will appear at tonight's Kershaw County Council meeting in order to bring forward two options in regard to ...

May 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges

Richard Dewayne Hendrix, 19, with addresses in Lugoff and Gaston, pleaded guilty May 11 to three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor ...

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 18, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Wm. T. Miller Lumber Co. Inc. closes today after 78 years

After 78 years of continuous operation, Wm. T. Lumber Co. Inc. will close both its Camden and Elgin locations today.wner John Miller, who began ...

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Sheriff provides timeline in Connell case

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has provided a timeline regarding the investigation leading S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents to charge his former ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Finalists for KCSD superintendent named

The Kershaw County School Board (KCSB) selected its three finalists Thursday night in its search for a new superintendent to replace Dr. Frank Morgan who ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS receives fake threat

Around 8:15 a.m. Monday, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews sent a message via phone and email alerting parents that another fake ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: More stories from The Wall That Heals

There were a few stories and pictures from The Wall That Heals a week ago we were unable to include in Tuesday's edition.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


New information in KCSO embezzlement case

New information is being revealed in the wake of embezzlement accusations made against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews' former administrative assistant, Samantha "Sam" West Connell.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff’s candidates answer questions at student-led forum

All five candidates vying to be the next sheriff of Kershaw County answered prepared questions from students at a forum held in Camden High School ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


McKeever pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

A Camden man originally arrested for murdering his common law wife in May 2016 pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. According to online Kershaw County ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Father and son charged with threatening deputy

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Camden man April 29 and charged him and his already jailed 18-year-old son with threatening ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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