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Cahn: The president’s responsibility

If Kathleen Parker and my columns today appear to echo each other somewhat, it is not intentional, although I'm happy to agree with her on the issue of President Barack Obama's naming of a replacement for late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

February 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Student arrested for bringing loaded gun to school

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested an 18-year-old Camden High School (CHS) student Feb. 10 for bringing a loaded gun on campus. According to a CPD report, officers arrested Johnquevious "Jay" Dashon-James Johnston, 18, of Chesnut Street, after an officer received information Johnson had brought the gun to school with him the day before.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board chairman meets with North Central area residents to discuss possible school closings

About 30 to 50 people sat scattered in the North Central High School (NCHS) auditorium for two hours Thursday night as Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chairman Ron Blackmon answered questions from area residents about the potential closing of Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


East Camden man jailed for fatally shooting teen who fled after theft

An east Camden husband and father is in jail today after shooting and killing a 17-year-old who law enforcement says was fleeing after stealing items from the man's truck.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report for February 16, 2016

A man who accused a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy of making racially charged comments during his arrest for public disorderly conduct has now been charged with filing a false police report.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: S.C. FOIA making headlines

Those of us in the newspaper business here in South Carolina who are also members of the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) receive an e-newsletter each week about things going on within the organization and also in journalism across the state and nation.

February 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Editorials


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


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


‘Empathy is good for everyone’

David Adelman might be one of the smartest people in Camden. He also happens to have lived with cerebral palsy -- and the way people have ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Morgan attends last full school board meeting

Dr. Frank Morgan, who has served as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) for 11 years, attended his final full school board meeting ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSO investigating shooting death

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating the shooting death of a woman Sunday night in the Westville area. Kershaw County Coroner David ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Nobody lied; it was worse

Two weeks ago, I wrote about a small schools report given to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' finance committee showing it will take ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


First-ever pickleball tournament deemed success

More than 100 people officially registered to participate in Camden's first ever pickleball tournament, held June 9 and 10 at the Tennis Center of ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Boan, Rushing head to June 26 runoff for sheriff nomination

Two Republican candidates for Kershaw County Sheriff -- Lee Boan and Jack Rushing -- will face each other in a June 26 runoff after neither man garnered ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Mayor touts Elder Abuse Month at council meeting

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford took some time near the end of Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting to speak on a subject that wasn ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County working on severance package FOIA request

In a response dated June 6, just two days prior to a 20-workday deadline, Assistant Kershaw County Attorney H. Thomas Morgan Jr. notified the Chronicle-Independent ...

June 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Column: Three bad apples

If you've ever watched CBS' Criminal Minds, you're probably familiar with its opening credits during which a montage of mugshots are shown. Look ...

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD releases Robbins contract for superintendent

When new Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent. Dr. William Shane Robbins officially begins working on July 1, his starting base salary will be $170 ...

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Jury finds Pickrell guilty of murdering boyfriend

Unless her case is overturned on appeal, Gregg Pickrell will be 100 years old when she finishes serving her 35-year sentence for fatally shooting 33-year-old ...

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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