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Ex-deputy denied bond in sexual assault case

Nakia Darrien Johnson did not appear in court Monday afternoon when a circuit court judge denied him bond on charges of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter.

October 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Oct. 26, 2011

Thanks to a tip to Crimestoppers, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men for the Oct. 9 burglary of Hawthorne Pharmacy in Lugoff.

October 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Final TIF district reading Tuesday

Camden City Council will consider second and final reading Tuesday morning of an ordinance establishing a redevelopment project area tied to the creation of a tax incremental financing (TIF) district in the city of Camden.

October 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


3 plead guilty in cemetery shooting

Although three young men pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from a shootout in Antioch Baptist Church's cemetery last December, prosecutors still don't know exactly what happened that day.

October 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden’s other Native American leader

Perhaps it's because most of my elementary and junior high school education took place in the Washington, D.C., suburbs. Perhaps it's just the too many years since I moved on from high school and college. Perhaps I just didn't pay attention.

October 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Wind gusts cause Camden power outage

For most people, the news came when the lights went out during a bout of high winds Wednesday night. A few minutes later, Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham posted the following information on his Facebook page:

October 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man denied bond in 2008 fatal home invasion

A Circuit Court judge denied bond Wednesday afternoon for a Camden man tied to two fatal home invasions in three years. In August, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies determined that Randy Lewis, 27 of Bobwhite Circle, Camden -- already being held for his role in the May 16 invasion of a Camden home that left 39-year-old Michael Hayes dead -- was also part of a fatal Nov. 14, 2008, home invasion near the town of Kershaw.

October 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Victim’ in kidnapping ‘very, very sorry’ about false report

The Camden Police Department (CPD) formally charged Tionese Denise Alexander, 39, Wednesday after arresting her Tuesday for filing a false police report of a felony. Alexander originally claimed she was kidnapped Oct. 15 at gunpoint from the May Plant Credit Union's (MPCU) ATM by a man with a gun and forced to start drive to North Carolina.

October 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law enforcement report -- Oct. 19, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested a Columbia man on multiple charges after finding him in possession of nearly 2 pounds of marijuana near Elgin.

October 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD charges kidnapping 'victim'

A woman who said she was kidnapped Saturday morning has now been charged with filing a false police report of a felony.

October 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City may annex KCSD offices

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is petitioning the city of Camden for annexation of its new district offices on West DeKalb Street. The former corporate office of Howden Buffalo is one of the few developed properties on the eastbound side of West DeKalb Street between Springdale Drive and Wylie Street not already in the city limits of Camden.

October 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KershawHealth approves FY 2012 budget

KershawHealth hopes to earn more than $2.88 million in net income during its 2012 fiscal year which began Oct. 1. The KershawHealth Board of Trustees approved the budget more than a week after the fiscal year began during an Oct. 10 meeting at the healthcare system's Health Resource Center. The board also approved a capital budget -- used for construction, renovations and equipment purchases -- of $8.07 million.

October 17, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Dealing with online music overload

An interesting personal statistic (one I didn't realize until a few days ago): I have been out of the radio broadcasting business for longer than I was in it. I actually passed that landmark more than a year ago. I worked at radio stations, on and off, for 14 years, ending in the summer of 1995. That was 16 years ago. Where has the time gone?

October 17, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSO arrests former deputy on sex charges

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a former deputy early Wednesday morning, charging him with first degree criminal sexual conduct with a child under 11 years of age. Sheriff Jim Matthews confirmed that Nakia Karrien Johnson, 36, who currently serves with the Fairfax Police Department in Allendale County, worked as a KCSO deputy from November 1999 to April 2001.

October 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


TIF district ordinance passes, 4-1

Camden City Council's creation of a nearly 127-acre tax increment financing, or TIF, district is another step closer to reality following a 4-1 vote Tuesday night. The vote came after a public hearing on the proposed ordinance that would establish both a redevelopment plan for the district and its proposed borders.

October 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Camden celebrates completion of wastewater treatment plant

About 50 people spent some time Nov. 13 to help the city of Camden celebrate the official grand opening of its new wastewater treatment plant. The plant, which cost around $35 million to build, actually began operating in late-February. The city chose to wait until late in the year to have a ribbon cutting ceremony and offer tours of the plant while it worked to drain the old plant's remaining lagoon. The new plant replaces one built in 1979.

November 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Van Horn Agency continues Kennedy Insurance’s 150-year legacy

As 2015 approaches, Kershaw County's oldest continually operating business is celebrating its 150th anniversary by doing what it's always done: offering a wide variety of insurance products with competitive pricing and hometown service.

November 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Playing games teaches good choices

Even as I close in on 50 (mark your calendars for next March), I still like to play computer games. Frivolous, I know ... or is it?

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Council votes on power contract, bond reissue

In addition to passing first reading of an ordinance authorizing an up to $4 million bond to renovate Rhame Arena and contribute to the construction of a community building at an expanded Central Carolina Technical College campus, Camden City Council took up several other matters at its Nov. 11 meeting.

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden honors ‘Dr. Mac’ with Legacy bench

A large crowd gathered early at Hampton Park in downtown Camden on Wednesday afternoon for a 3 p.m. ceremony honoring a long-time physician known as "Dr. Mac." About 70 people sat in chairs while another 30 to 40 stood across the street from the house where Dr. Francis N. McCorkle first lived in Camden. Several people were on the agenda to speak. The Camden Military Academy (CMA) color guard became a last-minute addition, representing the facility where McCorkle has served as school doctor for 57 years.

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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