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October 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Latham award to honor top KCSO deputy

Fourteen years ago, Joe Upchurch decided to honor the memory of a man many considered the county's top deputy. W. Roger Latham, chief deputy at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) at the time, died suddenly on April 23, 1997.

October 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man arrested for sexually assaulting stepdaughter

An Elgin man could face between 25 years to life in prison if convicted on charges he sexually assaulted his juvenile stepdaughter on several occasions.

September 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Citizens still resist sports complex

Austin Jenkins of Camden, a naturalist and instructor at the University of South Carolina-Sumter, said he supports the city's efforts to build a sports complex and have it run by the YMCA of Columbia.

September 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Law Enforcement Report - Sept. 28, 2011

One of several men who escaped from the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) in 2004 -- and who has been jailed several times since -- was recently arrested again after breaking into his common-law wife's apartment in Camden. This time, however, he is being detained at Richland County's Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

September 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Don't let warnings fall on deaf ears

The last time I remember reading about something called "K2," it was probably in a National Geographic article referring to the second-highest mountain on Earth after Mt. Everest. In fact, they are part of the same mountain system, although more than 800 miles apart.

September 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City sends TIF plan to county, school district

By this morning, Kershaw County and the Kershaw County School District should be in possession of the city of Camden's 35-page redevelopment plan. The plan proposes to create a tax increment financing, or TIF, district -- with the city's proposed sports complex as the anchor -- to fund public improvements in the area.

September 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man arrested on misconduct charges as Fairfield deputy

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested a former Fairfield County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) deputy who lives in Kershaw County on charges of misconduct in office and breach of trust with fraudulent intent.

September 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sports complex opponents launch referendum petition

Two women moved from one side of Camden's Town Green to the other as rain moved in, stayed for a few minutes and then left only to be replaced by a hot sun. Paddy Bell and Helen Crolley did so Wednesday for four hours, taking the first watch, so to speak, in a campaign to get people to sign another petition concerning the city's proposed sports complex.

September 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


'K2' warning in aftermath of chase, shooting

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is warning the public about a synthetic drug known as "K2" or "Spice." Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said Friday that Nicholas Rivers -- the 20-year-old Camden man who took his own life after murdering a Columbia cabbie and leading law enforcement on a three-county chase -- had mental health and substance abuse issues.

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


Law Enforcement Report - Sept. 21, 2011

An art teacher at Columbia's private Heathwood Hall Episcopal School is out on bond from the Kershaw County Detention Center following his arrest late Sunday night for driving under the influence (DUI).

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


Remainder of dog pack captured

It's been about three weeks, and Kershaw County Special Services Director Peggy Spivey hasn't received any more calls about a pack of dogs believed responsible for killing two fawns more than a month ago in Camden's historic district.

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


'Where no one's gone before' for 45 years

It's been a long road/Gettin' from there to here.

September 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Critics speak; council moves ahead with Y talks

Claims of dictatorship. Accusations of the suspension of democracy. Counter-claims of failing Camden's children. Assertions that residents have already spoken their minds.

September 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


City council to try 'all-in-one' meeting

For the first time ever, a tape recorder rolled and Camden's city clerk took notes during a Camden City Council work session Sept. 8. City Manager Kevin Bronson made the decision to do so following inquiries by Councilman Willard Polk and the Chronicle-Independent as to whether the city was violating the S.C. Freedom of Information Act by not recording work sessions.

September 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Council honors Long, Polk for service

Many well-wishers attended Camden City Council's meeting Tuesday night -- the last for outgoing councilmen Walter Long and Willard Polk. Both men chose not to run for reelection earlier this year. Council members-elect Deborah Davis and Jeffrey Graham are scheduled to be sworn in Tuesday; they will attend their first meeting Dec. 9.

November 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


MUSC part of Capella proposal for KershawHealth

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is part of Capella Healthcare's recently proposed strategic partnership with KershawHealth. Capella Healthcare, based in Franklin, Tenn., near Nashville, is one of two for-profit healthcare companies which recently presented strategic partnership proposals to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees in separate executive sessions.

November 26, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Long, Polk to be recognized at Camden City Council meeting

Camden City Council will recognize outgoing councilmen Walter Long and Willard Polk as they attend their last meeting Tuesday night. Long and Polk chose not to run for reelection. Voters elected former mayor Jeffrey Graham and Deborah Davis as Long and Polk's replacements. They are tentatively scheduled to be sworn in at 5 p.m. Dec. 1, and will take their seats on council at its Dec. 9 meeting.

November 24, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KershawHealth board meets tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden.

November 24, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: Just call me Charlie Brown

A long, long time ago... oh, wait, that's another pop culture reference.

November 24, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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