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Ziemke steps back from KH board chairmanship

Saying he no longer wanted to be "a distraction," Scott Ziemke announced at the beginning of Monday's KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting that he was stepping back from his role as the board's chairman. He nominated Trustee Paul Napper, executive director of The ALPHA Center, to be his replacement. Trustees voted unanimously to elect Napper their chairman, with two abstentions: Napper as the nominee; and Trustee Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom, who objected not to Napper, but to the process. Kershaw County Council appointed Napper in 2012; he began serving in October.

April 24, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Outdoor cafés could appear in Camden

Residents of and visitors to Camden who want to eat in an outdoor setting may get more of a chance to do so if Camden City Council passes an ordinance creating a new chapter to the city's code of ordinances. First reading of the ordinance is scheduled for Tuesday night.

April 22, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

‘You know nothing, John King’

In George R.R. Martin's fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire," a Wildling woman named Ygritte often tells one of the main characters "You know nothing, Jon Snow." She says it because Jon, a member of the Nightwatch guard, tends to jump to conclusions about her people based on the stories he's heard back in his home territory. Jon's mistakes are honest ones: he grew up hearing those stories, and it's hard to shake your upbringing. At least Jon's trying.

April 22, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

‘People really want change’

It's official: State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, of Camden, is launching his second campaign in three years to become South Carolina's next governor. Sheheen, a Democrat, ran in 2010 against current Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, losing by only four percentage points. The official announcement came Wednesday, the day before "City of Camden Day at the South Carolina State House," during which he received the key of the city from Mayor Tony Scully. In return, Sheheen read a joint proclamation marking "City of Camden Day" in the Senate chamber as did State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk in the House chamber.

April 17, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics

City of Camden Day at the S.C. State House

Dozens of legislators filed into the large meeting room at the Blatt Building, greeted by Camden Mayor Tony Scully, members of Camden City Council and city staff Thursday morning. It was City of Camden Day at the S.C. State House, the first ever for Kershaw County's principal municipality.

April 17, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Awards, treatment plant, Cup highlight council meetings

It's not often that one city government agency bestows an award on an employee of another in the same city. That's what happened at Camden City Council's April 9 regular meeting when the Camden Fire Department (CFD) paid tribute to Camden Police Department (CPD) Patrolman J.R. Scott.

April 15, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

FOX News case one to watch

Long-time readers can probably guess that I am not a fan of FOX News. Their entire idea of "fair and balanced" is ludicrous -- as would, admittedly, be such a claim from any of the cable news networks.

April 15, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

CMP bidding on 2014 U.S. national kart race

A single, five-day go-kart event could have a big financial impact on Camden and Kershaw County if the Carolina Motorsports Park (CMP) hosts a national race in 2014.

April 12, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Books offer real, alternate histories

Two books recently transported me to the past, one real, the other not. Both featured late President Richard Nixon, one prominently, the other not so much. They provided me with food for thought … of where we have been, where we are now and where we could be.

April 08, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Karesh Wing more than just long-term care

Jeanne Hanley, administrator of KershawHealth's Karesh Long Term Care Center, says it has been an interesting, but challenging transition from being just a long-term care facility into one that also offers short-term rehabilitation services.

April 03, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

‘Reconciliation’ unveiled

Blue skies and more spring-like temperatures than recently greeted an overflow crowd Friday afternoon at the Camden Archives and Museum to witness the unveiling of life-size statues of Camden natives Bernard Baruch and Larry Doby. Estimates placed those attending at more than 200, with many standing after that number of seats filled up under a large tent near the edge of Broad Street.

April 01, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

The civil right of marriage equality

Growing up the way I did, I couldn't help but to learn the fundamental truth that we are all human beings with the fundamental rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I've lived in too many places, and been counted as a minority enough times, not to realize that it's always wrong -- always -- to believe that anyone's claims to those fundamental rights are inferior to anyone else's.

April 01, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Debate continues on Historic Camden requests

Camden City Council spent much of both its Tuesday afternoon work session and regular meeting that evening discussing whether or not to appropriate $187,000 in local source revenue to Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. Historic Camden Foundation Executive Director Tray Dunaway -- in full 18th century regalia -- made a presentation on one of its two requests during the regular meeting.

March 29, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

KH trustees split on Medicaid expansion

Most members of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted Monday to pass a resolution to support expanding Medicaid in South Carolina. It was not a unanimous vote, however, as seven trustees voted in favor of the resolution, one voted against and one abstained.

March 29, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Camden budget leaves out tech village

You can't always have what you want, at least not when it comes to budgeting. Whether a personal, business or government budget, there are some things you just have to leave out. That was the case during a March 20 Camden City Council budget work session.

March 27, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn

HSDKC board nets $2.3 million from Capella transaction

According to information provided to the Chronicle-Independent in response to a S.C. Freedom of Information Act request, the Health Services District of Kershaw County ...

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

KCC to consider $650K loan for WWTP admin/lab building

When Kershaw County Council meets tonight, it will consider authorizing an application to the S.C. Water Quality Revolving Fund Authority for an up to ...

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County

Crime Report - Nov. 24, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is searching for two men who reportedly brandished a firearm while confronting residents on Watson Drive near Elgin ...

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

CHS’ Corner named SCASA Assistant Principal of the Year

Two police officers escorted Camden High School (CHS) Asst. Principal Lesley Corner to the school's media center for what she thought was some type ...

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

CHS student dies from injuries sustained in Nov. 13 wreck

Sterling Felder, a 17-year-old outside linebacker who wore the No. 5 jersey for the Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football team, died Monday morning of ...

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

KCSD athletic facility safety issues could cost $2 million

Taking care of safety-related issues at Kershaw County School District (KCSD) athletic facilities could cost nearly $2 million, according to KCSD Executive Director of Operations ...

November 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Cahn: A nation of immigrants and refugees

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris a week ago, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) taking ...

November 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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