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Bethune police chief steps down after cancer diagnosis

"10-42," a man's voice came over emergency frequency scanners across Kershaw County on Wednesday morning. The police code means "ending tour of duty," and Bethune Police Chief Larry Davis, 58, used it for the final time of his career.

February 27, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff, Elgin residents come out to hear sheriff

Occasionally, they gasped. Sometimes they laughed. On a few occasions, they applauded.

February 24, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Business Broker

A Camden son will be heading to Munich, Germany, this summer to head up the S.C. Department of Commerce's European office. Ford Graham will spearhead Commerce's international recruitment efforts on the continent.

February 22, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


City could seek damages from Htax lawsuit

The city of Camden could seek damages for any delays caused by a legal action attempting to prevent the use of hospitality taxes to construct a proposed sports complex on the former site of Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy.

February 22, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Law Enforcement Report - Feb. 22, 2012

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men whom Sheriff Jim Matthews described as "career criminals" following a car chase Feb. 13 where the suspects ran other drivers off the road. Matthews identified the men as Marcus Antwon Greene, 24, of Lyttleton Street, Camden, and Jermaine Davon Mickle, 26, of York Street, Camden. Both men, he said, have extensive criminal records.

February 22, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Madonna, Whitney, Adele

It's no secret I love music. I was a radio announcer in an earlier life, after all. I love all kinds -- rock, jazz, pop, soundtracks -- just about anything.

February 20, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CCC focuses on financing, policing in work session

As has become custom in recent months, Camden City Council conducted a work session just ahead of its Feb. 14 meeting. In addition to getting a handle on that evening's regular meeting, council received two important briefings.

February 20, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City votes on $36.5m treatment plant loan

A unanimous vote to seek a $36.5 million loan to construct a S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)-mandated wastewater treatment plant and a split vote to award a more than $34 million construction bid to build the plant were the highlights of one of the longest Camden City Council meetings on record Tuesday evening. The work session began at 5 p.m.; the regular meeting ended after 9:15 p.m.

February 17, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Tucker owes state ethics commission

Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. is in violation of a S.C. Ethics Commission (SCEC) decision ordering him to pay $21,000 in fines and late-filing fees. The Chronicle-Independent discovered the order as part of a check on SCEC filings by Kershaw County elected officials and candidates as the 2012 election season gets underway. The order is listed in the SCEC's Complaints Resolved Index.

February 15, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Law Enforcement Report - Feb. 15, 2012

Someone spray painted the word "KILLS" on the left side window of Cashman Pawn and Discount Tobacco on Lyttleton Street Sunday. That someone turned out to be a self-professed former nurse practitioner trying to send a warning about the deadly effects of tobacco products, said Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd.

February 15, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspicious envelope forces evacuation

Two men in hazmat suits came out from behind the evacuated building.

February 10, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Feb. 8, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man for breaking into a convenience store and a house in the early morning hours of Feb. 1.

February 08, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Coldwell-Banker office to merge with Spears Creek branch

In July 2006, then-Century 21 Bob Capes Realtors Broker-in-Charge Greg Newman said growth was pushing into Kershaw County. There were new houses online then and his agents were seeing interest in Camden housing as a result of the pending arrival of the Third Army to Shaw Air Force Base. Newman said Kershaw County was in "great shape" because of its quality of life, access to I-20 and its schools.

February 08, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


The symbols in our city

Everyone knows what a red octagon with four white words in the middle held atop a pole stuck in the ground means. Stop, of course.

February 06, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSO nabs five in second Dixonville drug raid

For the second time in as many weeks, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators raided a home in Elgin's "Dixonville" community. The area, long described as an illegal drug haven by law enforcement officials, sits immediately behind Blaney Elementary School.

February 03, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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KershawHealth board hears quality report

During the KershawHealth Board of Trustees' March 23 meeting, Vice Chair Dr. Talullah Holmstrom provided what she said would be "robust report" from the board's quality committee.

March 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | News


Tax collection helps KH make $1.1 million in February

KershawHealth generated $1.1 million in operating income in February thanks to collecting a $1.8 million tax debt set-off from a S.C. Association of Counties (SCAC) program. Without the SCAC collection, KershawHealth would have experienced a $700,000 operational loss for the month.

March 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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