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Mickle resigns from Kershaw County council

Kershaw County Councilman Willie Mickle resigned from Kershaw County Council on Monday, citing insurance needs as the basis for his decision. Mickle represented District 1.

December 01, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Cahn: Other things for which I’m thankful

I'm thankful for my family, my job, where I live and the fact my car hasn't completely broken down.

November 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Proposed 2016-17 KCSD calendar would start school Aug. 15

A proposed 2016-17 school year calendar for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) would have students return to classrooms on Aug. 15, the earliest date possible under state law.

November 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCC hears ‘sobering’ traffic enforcement report

Tuesday evening, Kershaw County Council heard what Chairman Julian Burns called a "sobering" report on traffic enforcement efforts by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).

November 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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 Board of Trustees netted approximately $2.3 million from the $35 million lease/purchase of KershawHealth by Capella Healthcare.

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 $650,000 loan. The loan, according to a copy of tonight's agenda, would be used to pay for the construction of a new administrative/laboratory building at the county's wastewater treatment plant in Lugoff.

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. The men reportedly forced one victim to give up $5.

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 of emergency. It was a good one though: the surprise announcement she had been named the 2016 High School Assistant Principal of the Year by the S.C. Association of School Administrators (SCASA).

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 injuries sustained in a Nov. 13 collision in Lugoff. Felder lived on Chesnut Ferry Road in Camden, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.

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 Billy Smith.

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 credit for the horror, many countries began rethinking their policies for taking in refugees from certain African and Middle Eastern countries.

November 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


One killed, several injured in multiple accidents Friday

Four accidents in Lugoff in the space of about an hour Friday, left one man dead and another being treated for severe injuries. Three of the accidents, including the fatality, took place on U.S. 1 in Lugoff. A fourth accident occurred on U.S. 601 near the I-20 interchange.

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Work near airport part of FAA safety mandate

"There's not going to be a Home Depot out there."

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


School board to discuss athletic facility needs

Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will discuss safety-related athletic needs and a draft of a timeline to develop a possible 2016 referendum proposal for facility upgrades across the county

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Nov. 17, 2015

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating the armed robbery of a convenience store in the 2600 block of Broad Street around 8 p.m. Sunday.

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Column: The news process isn’t fake, either

Strange things happen in the nation's capitol everyday. It's pretty much a given considering Washington, D.C., is where Congress meets, the President ...

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


‘Look, listen and learn’

Part of preparing for the new school year, to begin Aug. 20, is figuring out security and safety issues at the Kershaw County School District ...

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Operation Summer Salvation brings cooling to those in need

Growing up mostly with his grandmother and his paraplegic aunt, who lived next door, gave Derek Gamble an appreciation for what the elderly and disabled ...

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Ray transferred to Kershaw County jail from Iowa

The father of a 2-year-old girl listed as missing for more than a month earlier this year is now behind bars at the Kershaw County ...

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Robbins to attend first school board meeting tonight

New Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins will attend his first Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting tonight. Robbins is expected ...

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Lugoff man arrested for attempted murder

A 30-year-old Lugoff man is in jail on three counts of attempted murder after allegedly firing several shots into a car, injuring two of the ...

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Second FOIA filed for ‘severance package’ info

The Chronicle-Independent has filed a second S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with Kershaw County concerning "severance packages" following the county's insistence ...

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - July 10, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: 18 years and counting

Thursday marked my 18th anniversary with the C-I. I celebrated by doing what I usually do on Thursdays: polish up my latest article (in this ...

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Robbins settling into superintendent’s role

In March, Shane Robbins had left Fort Jackson's Moncrief Army Health Clinic and was driving on I-20 to a hotel in Richland County when ...

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


FOIA response reveals reason for Connell package

Kershaw County's response to a Chronicle-Independent S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveals the county paid out a $22,150 severance package ...

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Column: Annapolis

On Friday, I felt ready to write about what happened in Annapolis, Md., the day before. I needed to wait at least 24 hours, in ...

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Council approves River Oaks annexation, incentive package

With no discussion whatsoever during its June 26 meeting, Camden City Council unanimously -- minus Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, who was attending a mayor's conference ...

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - July 3, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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