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New CCTC scholarship offers free tuition to high schoolers

In June 2014, Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford attended a Small Cities conference in Texas hosted by the National League of Cities. There, she learned of a program where high school students earning a certain grade point average could attend their local technical college tuition free for the first two years.

January 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Doby’s Mill wins first elementary school quiz bowl

A team of Doby's Mill Elementary School students won the gold in the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) first-ever quiz bowl for 4th and 5th graders. The district, which already has middle and high school students competing in tournaments which culminate in state-level competitions, created the intra-district elementary school quiz bowl to emphasize the importance of academic success and to provide a competitive and collaborative opportunity for our students, according to KCSD Executive Director Instructional Support Programs Dr. Alisa Taylor.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCC honors former chairman Sheheen

Kershaw County Council held a special 5 p.m. session Jan. 12 for a special reason: to honor former Chairman Austin Sheheen Jr. Sheheen is one of only two former members who served on council for 20 or more years.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


School board meets again tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet again tonight, just one week after its last meeting. The agenda is a relatively short one insofar as the number of items to discuss, but the discussions could be somewhat involved.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Jan. 19, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 39-year-old county woman and her 43-year-old husband after she allegedly grabbed her 11-year-old son by the neck and choked him on Jan. 10.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCC passes Waste Management contract extensions

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously to extend two separate contracts with Waste Management of South Carolina Inc. to haul and dispose of the county's solid waste. The votes came after a moderate amount of discussion and some verbal assurances from Waste Management Government Coordinator Mindy Spires-Miller.

January 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Blackmon, DuRant, Halley reelected to top school board posts

Ron Blackmon, Kim DuRant and Shirley Halley will be the chairman, vice chair and chaplain of the Kershaw County Board of Trustees for another year. The three were unanimously reelected to their top positions on the board by their fellow trustees during a special 10 a.m. meeting Tuesday.

January 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Online only: Man killed in one-car collision

A young Lugoff man died in a one-car collision Monday afternoon on U.S. 601 South just past Old English Road.

January 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: What I’d do with $1.5 billion

Millions of people were part of Powerball mania with the jackpot having reached $1.5 billion or more. It appears three winning tickets were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee. Here, those with billion-dollar signs in their eyes, bought tickets through the S.C. Lottery.

January 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Column: An end to the evil of separation

On the surface, President Trump blinked.

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Pickrell’s defense team files notice of appeal

As expected, attorneys representing convicted murderer Gregg Pickrell filed a notice of appeal Friday afternoon, exactly hitting a 10-day deadline to do so after she ...

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lackey honored with legacy bench

Not quite a week after he had lauded his friend and fellow American Legion member, Perry McCoy, during a city of Camden Leaders Legacy bench ...

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


‘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


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