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Capella contract signing ‘just days away’

Final details of the contract between the KershawHealth Board of Trustees; Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn.; and MUSC Health, the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina, are, apparently, still being worked out.

September 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KCSD public feedback meetings begin Thursday

The Kershaw County School District and Kershaw County Board of Trustees will host the first two of a series of public feedback meetings on facilities Thursday evening. Both meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately 90 minutes.

September 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board to take up electronic meeting policy

One day, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees could participate in meetings without having to be physically present. The board will discuss the possibility of creating a policy to allow trustees to do so during its meeting Tuesday.

September 14, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KershawHealth board meets tonight

Although KershawHealth's sale to Capella Healthcare and takeover by the Franklin, Tenn., company in conjunction with MUSC Health is a done deal, the hospital's board of trustees will still receive and update and legal advice on the transaction during its meeting tonight.

September 14, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: Record copying fees revealed

Recently, we offered our opinion on government agencies charging not simply for copies of public records, but the time it takes to make those copies.

September 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD counselors learn about industrial paths for students

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) counselors spent Wednesday at the district's offices learning about various local industries and the skills those companies need from the local workforce. The counselors even got to play a game similar to a reality TV show.

September 07, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: A Washington, D.C., TV station of memories

If there's one thing Senior Staff Writer Jim Tatum and I can talk for hours about it's favorite movies and TV shows from our younger days. We have a particularly connected history when it comes to this stuff, as he and I both lived in the D.C. area at various times and, therefore, watched some of the same shows. As youngsters, we mostly enjoyed shows on WDCA-TV 20. This is back in the 1970s, folks, so bear with me here -- that was a long time ago (right, Jim?).

September 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD looking to improve school libraries

Libraries in Kershaw County school's may be enhanced in the near future thanks to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) having about $500,000 left over from its 2014-15 school year. KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson said the savings came in part from a flexibility proviso the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved during a recent meeting.

September 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Done deal!

Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health will become the new owners and operators of KershawHealth at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1.

September 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth board holds special meeting tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees is calling a special meeting for 6 p.m. today at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden. The special meeting could signal a finalization of an agreement with Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina -- to take over KershawHealth's operations. The move would convert KershawHealth from a public hospital overseen by the board, which is appointed by Kershaw County Council, to a for-profit enterprise.

August 31, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Monday is deadline for KH/Capella deal

Monday is deadline day for KershawHealth, Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina. Monday marks the latest expiration date for a letter of agreement for Capella and MUSC Health to take over operations of the county's public hospital, converting it to a for-profit business.

August 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: When journalism is dangerous

Wednesday morning, a Roanoke, Va., TV news reporter and her videographer died, murdered -- during a live report -- by a man described as a disgruntled former employee.

August 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KershawHealth board moves meeting to Wednesday

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees, which normally meets tonight for its second meeting of the month, is postponing the meeting to Wednesday. The meeting will still be held at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden and will still begin at 6 p.m.

August 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: School board almost gets exec sessions right

Back in June, I told you about a S.C. Supreme Court ruling in a North Augusta case concerning public bodies entering executive sessions. As I've mentioned time and time again in this space, we still have a problem with the way certain public bodies here in Kershaw County go into executive session.

August 21, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


‘Terrific, excellent’ first day of school, says Morgan

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's wife recently told him he tends to say the same thing every year about the first days of school.

August 21, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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KCSO searching for burglary suspects

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the public's help in identifying three suspects who burglarized Cellular Connections on U.S. 1 ...

December 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Beyond the referendum

A group of people are raising money for additional improvements to Camden High School's (CHS) Zemp Stadium beyond what the November 2016 Kershaw County ...

December 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Property at I-20 Exit 98 may be annexed

During its meeting tonight, Camden City Council will consider annexing a 1-acre property at the corner of U.S. 521 and I-20.

December 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Michael Smith, 10 years on

Yesterday, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, marked a grim 10th anniversary here in Camden and Kershaw County.

December 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


After 68 years, Blake & Ford says final good-bye

Today, just a few steps up Broad Street from the main intersection with DeKalb Street in downtown Camden, Blake & Ford is clearing out what's ...

December 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Never forget

Ten-year-old Melissa Wyatt went on vacation with her family while they were stationed in Germany. One of the stops changed the little girl's life ...

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man dies of injuries from Nov. 27 wreck

A man who sustained injuries in a Nov. 27 wreck in Camden has died of his injuries.

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD students could have ‘unequal’ semesters

During the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' Nov. 28 meeting, representatives from the district's calendar committee brought forward a school calendar proposal that ...

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Never forget

I don't usually do this, but I'm going to use today's column to tell you about a story that hasn't been ...

December 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Morgan gets 1.5 percent raise

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan received a 1.5 percent salary increase Tuesday night with a unanimous vote (minus Trustee Kim ...

December 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Dec. 1, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

December 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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