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KCSO finds wanted man under mattress

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and Camden Police Department (CPD) officers found a man wanted for allegedly burglarizing an east Camden home in January and confronting his ex-wife with a gun in his hand March 27.

April 09, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Most sex offenders comply with law

In its weekly law enforcement reports, the Chronicle-Independent sometimes publishes cases of sex offenders failing to register on the S.C. Sex Offender Registry or inform law enforcement of their movements. Until now, the C-I has not published the names of these "non-compliant" sex offenders. Effective with this series of stories, the C-I will begin publishing the names and other vital information of wanted non-compliant sex offenders in our weekly reports.

April 09, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sex offender registry keeps KCSO busy

In its weekly law enforcement reports, the Chronicle-Independent sometimes publishes cases of sex offenders failing to register on the S.C. Sex Offender Registry or inform law enforcement of their movements. Until now, the C-I has not published the names of these "non-compliant" sex offenders. Effective with this story, the C-I will begin publishing the names and other vital information of wanted non-compliant sex offenders whenever they appear in our weekly reports.

April 06, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 4, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for a man who allegedly pulled a gun on his ex-wife the night of March 27.

April 04, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Switching frequencies

Kershaw County is close to meeting a federally-mandated Dec. 31 deadline concerning emergency communications. The mandate grew out of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and further solidified following Hurricane Katrina's punch to New Orleans.

April 04, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO named DUI Agency of the Year

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is the Agency of the Year when it comes to DUI enforcement.

April 04, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


An alternate Internet history

Science fiction novels and comic books are filled with "What If?" stories. Marvel Comics had a long-running series of comics called, gee, "What If?" They still put a few out every now and then. Harry Turtledove is the master of alternate history fiction, supposing what America might have been like if aliens interrupted World War II or the South had won the Civil War.

April 02, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Man sentenced to 10 years in fatal DUI

Donnie Thigpen will spend the next 10 years behind bars for leaving a friend to die in an accident he caused by driving drunk.

April 02, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff: CMA case at 'standstill'

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said his office is not currently investigating allegations that a Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadet was sexually assaulted in 2008.

March 30, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bridlewood changes pass first reading

Frank Trapp isn't against Bridlewood Farms being allowed to increase the number of lots the development might be able to sell from 16 to 42. He just wants something done with the place. Trapp lives on Davie Lane in the Springdale community, just a block or so away from Bridlewood Farms on Springdale Drive.

March 30, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Couple sues CMA for assaults on son

A Georgia couple is suing Camden Military Academy (CMA), Headmaster Col. Eric Boland and four other CMA employees, claiming they allowed cadets to, among other allegations, beat, sodomize and rape their 13-year-old son when he attended the school between August 2008 and January 2009.

March 28, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Law Enforcement Report - March 28, 2012

A 21-year-old Sumter woman said she wrecked her car after a 26-year-old Pageland man she met at a party with friends tried to force her to have sex while she drove him to a store to get more beer.

March 28, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Palmetto Health to manage KH lab services

By summer, Palmetto Health will be handling all laboratory services for KershawHealth. The KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday night to enter into a five-year agreement with Palmetto Health to provide day-to-day management of KershawHealth's primary laboratory on its main campus and its lab at KershawHealth's Outpatient and Urgent Care Center in Elgin. KershawHealth will continue to manage its lab at the West Wateree Medical Complex.

March 28, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


‘Star Wars’ is spelled ‘3-D’

FRIDAY -- My wife's birthday is tomorrow (Saturday, March 24) and she's decided to celebrate by leaving me ... to spend the weekend with a friend in Summerville she's known since growing up in New York when they were kids.

March 26, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Safety in numbers

The Carolina Cup is almost here and that means a lot of people are going to descend on Camden. Most will head for the grandstands, infield and "College Park" at Springdale Race Course. That means a lot of law enforcement will descend on the area as well.

March 23, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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‘Critical, hazardous’ fixes at Zemp to only cost $5,000

It will only cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) about $5,000 to repair the most critical and hazardous issues at Camden High School's Zemp Stadium. The district plans to begin making those repairs -- and similar ones at Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools' stadiums -- during warming weather later this year.

February 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


County native’s ‘Lighthouse’ combats sex trafficking

Andrea Wind, daughter of Lugoff Ford, Lugoff Toyota and Carolina Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram owner Mark Mason, recently founded Lighthouse for Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to combating sex trafficking through "education, restoration and empowerment," according to the organization's website.

February 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Bulldogs Giving Back

Saturday night, a number of basketball players spent a few hours on the Camden High School's (CHS) basketball court playing five-on-five games to raise money for the Kershaw County Community Medical Clinic (CMC). The highlight of the evening: a game between members of the CHS' 2009 state championship basketball team and a team made up of other CHS basketball alumni. The alumni came out on top, narrowly defeating the 2009 team 38 to 36 after two 20-minute periods.

February 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: ‘This isn’t why I moved down South’

During those times when it gets positively frigid here in Kershaw County -- say, 9 degrees when I woke up Friday morning -- I often tell people, "This isn't why I moved down South."

February 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD graduation rate at all time high

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) seniors and other students are receiving high school or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) at the highest rate ever in the district's history. According to information provided by KCSD Director for Student Assessment Lavoy Carter to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its Feb. 17 meeting, 90.7 percent of students graduate in four years and 93.5 percent graduate in five years. Carter said the district's goal is to have all district students earn either a high school diploma or GED.

February 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KershawHealth board meeting on tap for Bethune tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight in Bethune as part of its quarterly commitment to meet in off-site locations around the county. The meeting will start at 6 p.m., be held in the Bethune Recreation Center and is open to the public.

February 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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