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Armory restaurant co-owner arrested on Florida bench warrant

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies entered The Armory Restaurant in Camden on Thursday night and arrested co-owner Edward N. Carminas on a probation violation connected to a 2009 Florida cocaine possession conviction. Caraminas, 59, is being detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center where, according to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, he is awaiting extradition to Nassau County, Fla.

January 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Legislative delegation focused on roads, budget and dysfunctional agencies

Up to 75 elected officials and others representing various agencies crowded into The ALPHA Center's meeting room in Camden on Jan. 6 for the center's annual legislative luncheon. The luncheon featured comments from nearly all members of Kershaw County's state legislative delegation, including state senators Vincent Sheheen and Thomas McElveen and state representatives Laurie Slade Funderburk, Grady Brown and Jimmy Bales. State Rep. and Speaker of the House Jay Lucas and State Sen. Joel Lourie were unable to attend.

January 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


KCC to honor Austin Sheheen Jr. today

Kershaw County Council will hold a special called meeting at 5 p.m. today, immediately before this evening's regular meeting, to honor former Chairman Austin M. Sheheen Jr. Sheheen is one of two former chairmen to serve on council for more than 20 years. He was first elected to council in January 1967 and served as chairman from January 1975 to December 1990.

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


Crime Report - Jan. 12, 2016

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking into the whereabouts of a 23-year-old Cassatt man who allegedly stole a dirt bike from a U.S. 1 North, Cassatt residence and then fled from a deputy who spotted him on Dogwood Lane.

January 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Twenty-six losing jobs at KershawHealth

Just two months after being taken over by Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health, KershawHealth announced Wednesday it has initiated a workforce reduction plan which includes the elimination of 26 positions, reducing its workforce by approximately 3 percent.

January 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


School board to meet Tuesday morning

Once a year, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is required to hold a daytime meeting, primarily used for organizational purposes. The board has, and is again Tuesday at 10 a.m., holding this meeting on the second Tuesday of January. Meetings are normally held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m.

January 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: Not exactly the way I planned

Sometime during the next few weeks, I will become a very distant cousin to the Six Million Dollar Man or, more precisely, The Bionic Woman.

January 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSO arrests man for A/C copper thefts, sales

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a homeless man Tuesday for destroying two air conditioning units from a Lugoff business, stripping the copper from them and selling the copper to a local scrap yard.

January 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in two-vehicle collision Saturday

A man died Saturday evening after his car collided with a pickup truck in Elgin. Kershaw County Coroner David West said George E. "Butch" Jackson, of Chestnut Road, Elgin, died around 6 p.m. Saturday.

January 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 5, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to a Neds Creek Road residence in reference to an assault on Dec. 29 along U.S. 521 North in Westville.

January 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: Crime reports can leave you in stitches

A week ago, I named first responders as my People of the Year for 2015. Included among them are our police department officers and sheriff's office deputies. In honoring them, I mentioned some of the things they do to help the community and the risks they take in keeping us safe here in Kershaw County.

January 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


2015 Year in Review - Part 1

As 2015 ends, it's natural to look back at the events which shaped the year. Today, the Chronicle-Independent reviews the news from January to April we believe made an impact on Kershaw County's communities. Friday, we'll look at stories from May to August, and end Jan. 5 with the events from September to December.

December 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Cahn: First responders my People of the Year

Choosing my person, or in this case, people of the year was a very easy task. Really, there was no question: Kershaw County's first responders -- from police and deputies to firefighters and paramedics -- are definitively this year's heroes. They are every year, of course, but 2015 showed us why and in a big way.

December 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Dec. 22, 2015

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy arrested two 27-year-old Camden men the night of Dec. 12 on several charges after the driver failed to dim the white Toyota Camry's high beam headlights as they drove past the deputy in the opposite direction on Black River Road.

December 22, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LifeNet holds open house at Camden’s Woodward Field

Members of LifeNet, a commercial emergency helicopter transport service, showed off their new home at Woodward Field east of Camden during an open house Dec. 9. The company, which has served Kershaw and other surrounding counties' first responders and hospitals for a number of years, recently replaced its offices at the Kershaw County Airport with a new, large trailer.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


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


City Council meets tonight

Camden City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance that would annex a nearly 35-acre property located at 430 Black River Road during its ...

May 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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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